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Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 17 Slated for April 10

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 17 Slated for April 10

WNY Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 17, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring over 100 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road, Depew.

Former Buffalo Bills star Ray Bentley will be providing free autographs, with purchase, at his table during the event. He will have copies of his novel, “Driftwood,” along with copies of his popular children’s books, photos, cards and other items. 

Vendor tables will feature new and vintage sports cards, non-sports cards, packs, autographs, game programs, yearbooks, pennants, videos, vintage photos and much more. The event will feature local and out-of-state vendors, as well as dealers who are new to this show. 

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NIOGA Library System Launching Campaign Aimed at Engaging Young Adults

NIOGA Library System Launching Campaign Aimed at Engaging Young Adults

NIOGA, a nonprofit cooperative library system, is launching a new campaign aimed at young adults in Niagara, Orleans and Genesee Counties to call their attention to the vast resources available at their local library, including free Wi-Fi, video games, music and video streaming, and eBook downloads.

“Libraries nationally are facing tough competition as on-demand technology becomes more and more accessible,” said Tom Bindeman, executive director of NIOGA Library System. “But the advantage that libraries have is that we offer the same content for free. We just need to make more people aware of that.”

NIOGA will launch its "There’s More to Check Out at Your Local Library" campaign on April 11, just in time for National Library Week. Twenty libraries will participate in the campaign that features a series of posters, social media and web content, and a contest.

Graphcon Launches Artisan Printing Company The Pickle Ship

Graphcon Launches Artisan Printing Company The Pickle Ship

The Pickle Ship, an artisan printing and stamping company specializing in high-quality letterpress printing, foil stamping, embossing and die cutting, was launched today by Graphcon, Inc., an Orchard Park-based printing services company.

The Pickle Ship and Graphcon are owned and operated by brothers DJ and Matt Schutt.

“In this digital age where media is often produced at the push of a button, we are resurrecting the craftsmanship associated with printing,” said Matt Schutt. “Being a third-generation artisan print shop and having learned the business from our father, we respect the time-honored printing techniques handed down from generation to generation.” 

Shoppers to Connect with Artisans at 22nd Annual Springtime in the Country

Shoppers to Connect with Artisans at 22nd Annual Springtime in the Country

Celebrating 22 years of fine art and artisans, Springtime in the Country returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds from Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10. The market gives shoppers a unique opportunity to connect with artisans from across the nation, learn about their considerable talents and purchase an exciting variety of handmade items.

This year’s edition of Springtime in the Country features garden art, metalworks, women’s fashion, original wall art, custom furniture, designer jewelry, home décor, spa quality bath and beauty products, gourmet foods, children’s toys, pottery and so much more. Springtime in the Country is the perfect destination for gift buying or simply to indulge yourself while celebrating the end of winter!

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Tickets Now Available for Annual Drums Along the Waterfront Event

Tickets Now Available for Annual Drums Along the Waterfront Event

Tickets for the annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champion event, taking place  on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, are now available online at www.drumsalongthewaterfront.org.

Sanctioned by Drum Corps International (DCI), Drums Along the Waterfront will feature the top seven drum corps in the world competing for the Tour of Champions title. Having an amazing 37 titles among them, the event lineup will include the reigning world champion Blue Devils (Concord, CA), Bluecoats (Canton, OH), The Cadets (Allentown, PA), Carolina Crown (Fort Mill, SC), The Cavaliers (Rosemont, IL), Phantom Regiment (Rockford, IL) and Boston Crusaders (Boston, MA).

Administrative Professionals Group to Host Retirement Planning Speaker

Administrative Professionals Group to Host Retirement Planning Speaker

Mark W. Narby, Esq., co-founder of The Social Security Guys, will discuss “Strategies to Retirement Planning” at the next meeting of the WNY Administrative Professionals. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 14, in the Barton Room on the 8th floor of the Larkin at Exchange Building, 726 Exchange St., Buffalo.

Open to members, interested administrative professionals and guests, the event will feature dinner and networking from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Narby’s presentation from 6:15 to 7 p.m., and a Q&A session and organizational updates from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The cost of the meeting and dinner is just $15, and reservations are due by Friday, April 8. 

NFADA to Announce Buffalo Auto Show Poster Contest Winners

NFADA to Announce Buffalo Auto Show Poster Contest Winners

Officials from the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association will host an awards presentation at 4 p.m. Monday, March 14, to announce the winners of the NFADA’s annual Buffalo Auto Show poster contest. The announcement will take place at the Dunkin’ Donuts location at 2340 Delaware Ave. (at Hertel Avenue), Buffalo. 

Dozens of posters, submitted by local elementary, middle and high school students, were displayed at the Buffalo Auto Show, which took place Feb. 11-14 in downtown Buffalo. Prizes for first place, second place and honorable mention will be awarded in three divisions. The poster contest is sponsored by The Buffalo News, BuffaloCars.com, Dunkin’ Donuts and Darien Lake.