Western New York's largest teaching facility. The owner Ralph Fava has been playing guitar for over 48 years. A graduate of Berklee College of Music and has performed with Don Rickles, Jim Nabors, Frankie Vallie, Pia Zadora, Bobby Vinton, Al Martino, Jerry Vale, Debbie Reynolds, The drifters, Bobby Militello and many others
Inside Gleam & Glimmer Stained Glass Studio, every surface sparkles with the colorful creations of its owners, from mirrors and lampshades to jewelry and candleholders. The staffers hoard neither their skills nor the stock, sharing both in instructional classes that teach students to work with glass. Their charges study creating stained-glass patterns, fusing dichroic glass, and creating three-dimensional objects such as jewelry boxes.
Built as a hunting lodge in 1901, Old Orchard Inn was converted to a tearoom in 1931. Since then, the family-owned facility—composed of a spacious patio and lined with stone fireplaces—has been filled with the aroma of homemade steakhouse staples. Those dishes include panko-crusted eggplant wings, chicken pot pie filled with sautéed mushrooms and a signature cranberry orange relish, and a six-ounce filet mignon served with a rustic mushroom ragout. After meals, diners can wander the inn's 25 verdant acres, where ducks swim in a tranquil pond and an original farmhouse from 1880 definitely does not harbor a secret government lab centered around a crash-landed UFO—nope, not at all.
Additionally, to help preserve the environment, Old Orchard Inn recycles 95% of glass, plastic, and paper used by consumers and partners with Buffalo Bio-diesel to convert its used fryer oil into fuel.
Monkey See, Monkey Do ... is an independent children's bookstore located in Clarence, NY. Its fun-filled setting provides a learning adventure for children of all ages! From babies to adults, we strive to select thoughtful books. Upon visiting our shop, you will find unique reads that promise a memorable outing.
Paints, papers, canvas, specialty pens, brushes, screen-printing supplies, and easels are all readily available within Hyatt's friendly confines with help from over 40 qualified employees. Custom framing and drawing supplies can be found, along with gifts for your favorite art-lover or beloved statue come to life. Pick up a Magnetic Poetry Kit: The Artist to ease the pain of refrigerator confessionals ($8.70), or delight the doodler-of-kittens kid in your life with the Foster Art Kit K15 Drawing Animals lesson ($18.95). Quality art supplies abound within this historic company, which means you have no excuse to keep associating with those one-dimensional stick figure friends.
A kaleidoscopic array of beads fills cubbyholes, jars, and drawers that line the walls at The Bead Gallery. Experienced staff members greet guests and guide them through a labyrinth of jewelry-making supplies available in a variety of colors and textures, such as Czech seed beads, vintage lucite beads, and pearls with inferiority complexes. In addition to helping visitors locate necessary provisions, they eagerly offer step-by-step advice for any DIY beading projects. Novice crafters can also join classes to learn techniques such as knotting pearls, crafting double-wrapped bracelets, and hand-making Swarovski crystal bead earrings. The Bead Gallery even hosts beading parties, which enable both kids and adults to soak up the expertise of a skilled staff member before creating glittering baubles to take home.