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Seneca Nation Poised For Growth
In 2002, the Seneca Nation signed a Gaming Compact with the State of New York, under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. That historic compact required the Nation and the State to cooperate in the establishment of three “class III gaming” casino facilities, which included all of the offerings typical of Las Vegas-style casinos. We have built a billion-dollar gaming business in Western New York, with our Seneca Niagara, Seneca Allegany and the newly expanded $130 million Seneca Buffalo Creek casinos. In the process, we have created thousands of jobs for Senecas and non-Senecas alike, and have become an important business partner for many local companies, thereby supporting numerous additional jobs in the WNY economy. To date, almost $1 billion in exclusivity funding has been paid to New York to support economic development of Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Salamanca. As our gaming operations expand, the state and host cities can expect to continue receiving this critically-needed revenue. But our efforts to grow a strong sovereign economy aren’t limited to gaming. A diversified economic base not only benefits our Nation but also that of our municipal neighbors. If the Nation can start and grow businesses on and off of our territories, we are able to create a “collective benefit” for all of Western New York. This includes establishing Seneca Holdings, an investment-holding company whose mission is to provide sustainable economic success to the Nation and its people; and the Seneca Nation Center for Business Growth, a small-business incubator providing advisory services and technical training for individuals. Seneca Holdings was established in 2009 as a start-up concept with zero revenue. With six operating subsidiaries in diversified industries such as telecommunications, construction and others, it generated over $134 million of revenue in fiscal year 2012 and employs more than 75 people. The Seneca Nation Center for Business Growth provides novice and seasoned entrepreneurs with an all-encompassing education. The training and support, knowledge and skills, and professional contacts embedded in the program have resulted in an increased likelihood of viability and profitability for incubator participants. With its comprehensive program and services for inexperienced and experienced businesspeople, the Business Center is likely to produce increased economic self-sufficiency options as well as increased income for people of the Seneca community. In order to keep our economic momentum on track, the Nation has established the Seneca Commission for Economic Development to ensure the advancement of our economic sovereignty, identify targeted industry sectors that can best leverage the Nation’s sovereign advantages and establish a formal mechanism to develop and execute a long-term economic development agenda and implementation plan for the Nation both on and off our territories. Western New York is home to Seneca Country. We are not a business that will leave for greener pastures. The Seneca Nation is here to stay and committed to being a positive social and economic force in our region.
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Seneca Today Wants to Hear from YOU! Seneca Nation Poised for Growth Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino: Downtown’s Newest Destination for Gaming Has Arrived
14 Buffalo Savors Grill: A Taste of Buffalo Comes to the Downtown Casino 19 Million-Dollar Fund Beautifies Buffalo 22 New Slot Machines at Seneca Casinos 28 Food Is Our Medicine: Project Update 33 Lost and Found: $20,000 (not a typo) 37 Gaming Floor Renovations Continue at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel 39 Native American Heritage Month 42 The Prowess of Powless: Casino Host Joins Sports Hall of Fame 45 $175,000 All-Star Fantasy Football Challenge Comes to Seneca Casinos 47 The History of Bushy Run: 250th Anniversary 50 The Western Door Steakhouse:
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54 Seneca Nation Welcomes Fall with Festival Celebrations 59 Seneca Casinos Gets Social 62 Dream Catchers 64 Fall in Love with World-Class Entertainment at Seneca Casinos! 72 Learn How to Play Caribbean Stud Poker
Welcome to the 11th issue of Seneca Today magazine. My name is Jennifer Caruso, and I am the General Manager for the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, which celebrated its grand opening in late August. You’re going to love the property with its stunning architecture, 18 table games such as blackjack, craps, and roulette, as well as 808 of the very latest slots. In this issue of Seneca Today, you’ll read more about the new casino, including its many proud partnerships with dozens of community organizations, as well as the local food vendors that provide a “taste of Buffalo” at BC Café and Buffalo Savors Grill, our two restaurants. When you visit us and see all that is new and exciting, you’ll also experience the same great guest service and friendliness that you’ve come to expect from Seneca Casinos. And in this magazine, you’ll read about some of the team members who are helping to continue and grow that legacy. As always, Seneca Today is packed with updates on entertainment, new games, and dining – but we also want to hear what you enjoy most and what you want to see in future issues, so be sure to find information inside about a quick reader survey. On behalf of all of us at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, we say “welcome” and we hope you’ll visit soon. Make us a part of your day’s activities along downtown Buffalo’s beautiful waterfront. Sincerely, Jennifer Caruso General Manager Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino
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Seneca Buffalo creek caSino: Downtown’s newest Destination for Gaming Has arrived It’s finally here. The new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino celebrated its official grand opening on August 27, 2013, to rave reviews. Amidst the backdrop of a spectacular fireworks display along the downtown skyline, officials with the Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corporation looked on with pride as the $130 million gaming facility became the latest attraction in the rapidly developing Cobblestone District along the Inner Harbor. “In developing this world-class property, the Seneca Nation set out to transform an old industrial site, a shade of Buffalo’s past, into a key piece of the city’s future,” said Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder, Sr. “Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will forever stand out as a testament to Buffalo’s rebirth and a permanent reminder of the important role which the Seneca Nation and its people play in the future of Western New York.” Earlier in August, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino initiated a transition process into the new gaming space as construction crews continued to put the finishing touches on 808 new slot machines, 18 table games, two restaurants, a sports bar, a four-level parking ramp with 725 spaces and surface parking for nearly another 400 cars. The 67,000 square-foot facility replaced a temporary structure that had stood since 2007 and had expanded in 2008 and 2010 – offering 457 slot machines and a snack bar at its peak. Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino has regularly attracted more than 800,000 visitors a year – a number that is expected to increase to well past 3 million annually for years to come. “Building on the legacy we have created at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel and Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will add unmistakable energy and excitement to the Inner Harbor area,” said Kevin W. Seneca, chairman of the Seneca Gaming Corporation Board of Directors. “This world-class entertainment venue will be a key component for visitors to enjoy in downtown Buffalo.”
Hnedak Bobo Group, a nationally-recognized leader in casino design, served as the principal architect for the facility, and construction was managed by Seneca Construction Management Corporation. Construction lasted approximately 13 months, with work completed almost two months ahead of schedule, and the project produced a total of 600 construction period jobs, including 300 direct construction jobs and additional jobs related to the production of materials and other services related to the development. Now that Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is open, there are approximately 500 direct jobs for its operations, with almost 45 percent of those positions filled by Buffalo residents. Both inside and nearby the new facility, there are many visible signs of the casino’s partnerships with the Buffalo community. One of the most prominent is Buffalo Savors Grill, a 102-seat restaurant that includes some of the region’s favorite foods. Just some of the many items on the menu include: chicken wings from Duff’s Famous Wings; beef-on-weck from Charlie the Butcher; Italian sandwiches with family-recipe sauces from Ilio DiPaolo’s; pizza from Franco’s Pizza; desserts and pastries from Chrusciki Bakery, and; gelato from Sweet Melody’s. Steps away from Buffalo Savors Grill is BC Café, a smaller 24hour eatery featuring locally-made soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, baked goods, local coffee from McCullagh Coffee and a small retail area. Stixx Sports Bar serves as a central gathering spot with signature cocktails and hometown beers on tap, and features hockey and lacrosse sticks – representing two of the sports which professional teams play nearby – as part of the architecture.
As referenced in an August 28, 2013 story in Buffalo Business First, the casino was packed on the official opening night, and guests were impressed. Betsy Tirado, a resident of Blasdell, N.Y., noted a huge difference between the former temporary facility and the new building. “It’s nicer,” she said. “This feels like a casino to me.” Dawn Gredzicki from Cheektowaga, N.Y., echoed Tirado’s sentiments. “I love the glitz,” she said. “This is a great addition for Buffalo.” Jennifer Caruso, general manager for the new property, said the opening marked the start of Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino as a full-fledged neighbor for downtown. “This is the true Seneca experience brought to downtown Buffalo,” she said. “While the building is new, guests will enjoy the same exceptional service, friendly faces, and tremendous fun they’ve come to expect from the Seneca brand.”
Pictured at top-right on previous page: Cathy Walker, president and CEO of Seneca Gaming Corporation, Barry E. Snyder, Sr., president of the Seneca Nation of Indians, and Kevin W. Seneca, chairman of the Seneca Gaming Corporation Board of Directors are joined by Seneca Gaming Corporation Board members and Seneca Nation Councilors in a toast to celebrate the grand opening of Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. 9
Members of the Indigenous Peoples Dance Group performed during the grand opening ceremony. © 2013 Jeff Palma / Joseph Pellingra Photography Native American culture also is prevalent throughout the building’s design, including a floor-to-ceiling “Tree of Peace” structure at the main entrance as well as an illuminated and animated electronic feather marquee atop the roof outdoors.
Cathy Walker, Seneca Gaming Corporation president and CEO. “The development of the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino has been one of the most anticipated projects in Buffalo’s recent history, and we are excited by what the future holds.”
The partnerships with Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino extend beyond the facility’s walls, as the Seneca Buffalo Creek Development Advisory Committee awarded $1 million last year to support 17 organizations, businesses and community groups with community development, beautification, lighting, infrastructure and other improvement projects in the neighborhood surrounding the nine-acre Buffalo Creek Territory.
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is located at 1 Fulton Street, near the intersection of Michigan and Perry Streets and in between exits 5 and 6 of the Interstate 190. It is within walking distance of other major waterfront developments, such as Canalside and HarborCenter.
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The City of Buffalo and Western New York are known for many things, but especially good food. Buffalo is the birthplace of the chicken wing, which is now famous worldwide. Beef-on-weck, which features thinly sliced roast beef with au jus on a salted kummelweck roll, is another regional staple. Unique desserts pay tribute to ethnic heritage, particularly the area’s large Polish-American population. Now all these great tastes and more are under one roof at Buffalo Savors Grill, the one-of-a-kind restaurant at the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. Buffalo Savors Grill fits the community approach of the casino; which is, to complement downtown Buffalo’s many great offerings. Whether getting food to go or sitting down in the posh restaurant overlooking the gaming floor action, locals and tourists alike can mix and match the area’s best foods. Some of the offerings include: chicken wings from Duff’s Famous Wings; beef-on-weck sandwiches from Charlie the Butcher; Italian sandwiches with Ilio DiPaolo’s family-recipe sauces; pizza from Franco’s Pizza; desserts from Chrusciki Bakery, and; gelato from Sweet Melody’s. Seneca Gaming Corporation’s Food and Beverage Team extensively toured local eateries to build relationships and spread the word about the proposed concept for the new casino’s signature restaurant. “The response was overwhelming,” said David Kopasz, vice president of food and beverage, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. “It was exciting to meet so many famous restaurateurs and learn their great stories. Great food is a common denominator in Buffalo and Western New York, and Buffalo Savors Grill will be a place with exceptional quality and service that locals and people new to the area will enjoy. These foods are what our guests want, and the vendors we’ve partnered with do it the best.” For Ania Gurnari, president of Chrusciki Bakery, being part of Buffalo Savors Grill brings new business and a tremendous sense of pride. “With so many great bakeries in Buffalo, we were very excited to be recognized by Seneca Casinos as one of the ‘area’s best’ and ultimately chosen to partner with them to provide our top quality baked goods to their guests,” she said. “I’m extremely proud to have our name displayed with these staple Buffalo eateries, also chosen to represent the area’s best.” 14
Gurnari’s company is just one of many homegrown success stories that is reflective of Western New York’s hard-work ethic. In 1984, her parents traveled from Poland to Buffalo with $100 and two suitcases, in hopes of building a better life for Ania and her sister. They took a calculated risk to take over a bakery in 1987 and specialize in providing authentic Polish pastries, breads, and desserts. Today, Chrusciki Bakery is one of the region’s most well-known bakeries. Guests at Buffalo Savors Grill will enjoy brownies, éclairs, cheesecake, cookies, muffins, cheese-crumb danishes, cannoli, and the now-famous chruscikis – light, crispy, sour cream–infused chips drizzled with powdered sugar that have become affectionately known as “Buffalo angel wings.” Jeff and Kirk Feather, brothers and co-owners of Duff’s Famous Wings, believe the partnership with Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino opens new doors for their business to grow. The new outlet at Buffalo Savors Grill marks the company’s 10th location, with five standalone restaurants throughout Western New York, three in the Greater Toronto Area, and one outside of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
“It’s exciting to be part of Buffalo Savors Grill and it offers great exposure to people from out of town, who can learn about our history,” said Jeff Feather. “Who knows – they might want to even open a Duff’s franchise in another city.” “When people think Buffalo, they think chicken wings, and we definitely thought we’d be a good fit for a Buffalo-themed restaurant,” added Kirk Feather. “The new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is beautiful, and it’s going to help revitalize downtown.” Duff’s Famous Wings will serve mild, medium, and hot chicken wings at Buffalo Savors Grill, with carrots, celery, and bleu cheese sauce for dipping. But a word of caution to the wise, as taken straight from Duff’s famous saying: medium is hot, and hot is very, very hot. To learn more about Buffalo Savors Grill at the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and to view a menu, download the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino app for your mobile device or visit www.SenecaBuffaloCreekCasino.com.
Ania Gurnari, president of Chrusciki Bakery, displays a tray of her company’s famous chruscikis – known as “Buffalo angel wings” – which will be among the many local food offerings at Buffalo Savors Grill inside the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino.
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The Edward M. Cotter – the oldest active fireboat in the world and a National Historic Landmark – is one of more than a dozen projects and causes funded by a $1 million grant through the Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corporation to beautify the community surrounding Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino.
Million-Dollar FunD BeautiFies BuFFalo The opening of Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino provides a new entertainment option for downtown Buffalo – but it’s also a game-changer for the surrounding neighborhood. Through a $1 million grant directed by the Seneca Nation of Indians and funded by Seneca Gaming Corporation, more than a dozen businesses, community agencies, and citywide causes have much-needed cash to beautify the land surrounding Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. Since 2012, areas in the Waterfront, Perry Choice, and Old First Ward neighborhoods have seen much needed improvements in residential and commercial properties, cultural museums, landscaping, and more. “We have a vested interest in the success of the community in which we operate our business,” said Elizabeth Cartlidge, vice president of business operations and strategy, Seneca Gaming Corporation. “We want to be a catalyst for change and work alongside the other Buffalo developers to make an immediate improvement in a section of Buffalo that needs development.”
Cartlidge said there was an overwhelming response from the community after the announcement in 2011 about the $1 million grant program. Seneca Gaming Corporation selected projects that would enhance the public realm and would be beneficial for residents, businesses, and visitors in the community. The grant’s Advisory Board particularly selected projects that not only were needed in the area but also could be completed within a short period of time. Due to the success of the fund, officials are already investigating future similar initiatives. “This was a game-changer,” said Laura Kelly, director of the Old First Ward Community Association, which was one of the fund’s recipients. “The funds dramatically improved the curb appeal for 18 homeowners and five properties surrounding the casino. I think there are a lot of people who are keen on developing properties, but not everyone reaches out to the surrounding community and embraces it – which is just what the Senecas did.” Todd Pohlman, owner of J.H. Dodman Company, a regional meat supplier at 116 Michigan Avenue, said the restoration of his business provided a morale boost among employees. “We’ve been here for 50 years, but people are now stopping by and asking if we’re a new business,” he said. “I applaud the Senecas for doing what they did. They’re committed to improving the community.”
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The Food Is Our Medicine Project is a community-based approach which seeks to restore the health and well-being of the native community by reinstituting Native food systems, Native models of organizing, Native land management, and sustainable food production practices. Each of these activities is accompanied by a rich, traditional, ecological knowledge base found in stories, songs, and ceremonial practices which we also seek to restore. In sum, the project organizers with the Seneca Nation of Indians aim to restore native bodily health, increase biodiversity within the Nationâ€™s food supply, and protect the biological diversity of the Nationâ€™s lands using a traditional ecological knowledge base. In mainstream society, knowledge is transferred in a university or college setting with tuition fees typically covered by student loans or scholarships in order to issue a degree. Traditionally, Elders were the knowledge holders who possessed knowledge accumulated throughout their lifetime and that of elders before them. Often, spaces to learn included the circle. The circle promoted egalitarianism and active participation in the sharing of information between people. These two concepts have helped to shape the creation of the Elders Circle. The Elders Circle is designed to act as a space for traditional knowledge to be transferred from knowledge holders to apprentices regarding Native plant uses (i.e., edibles, dyes, medicines, ceremonial significance, building materials, hunting materials, and tool materials). Topics covered have included maple sugaring, wild onions, Native violets, wild strawberries, blueberries, and Indigenous basketry. In mainstream society, agricultural practice is something a corporation does in a distant land by unseen people. The Youth Committee and the Community Garden Committee were created to promote community well-being by creating spaces to share, learn, and 28
practice in edible Native gardens together through cooperation. It has established 15 raised beds in a Hiawatha Wampum Belt pattern and has planted a half-acre of white corn. The Hiawatha Wampum Belt is significant as it is an ancient symbol representing community solidarity and cooperation. These raised beds act as a demonstration garden so that Seneca families can learn how to grow their own food in their homes. In mainstream society, very few consumers actually meet the farmers who produce the food they feed to their children in their homes. The purpose of the Farmers Market is to act as a space where the Seneca people can have greater access to local, organic, healthy food options from the farmers themselves. The Farmers Market has achieved 13 vendors and is held in close proximity to the William Seneca Administration building and other community buildings. In mainstream society, the extension of the shelf-life of food products usually occurs at the expense of nutrition. At the Cattaraugus Community Center, there is a renewed interest in canning food for consumption later. The purpose of the safe food preservation project is to promote healthy food consumption through an experiential hands-on learning process. The Seneca Nation sponsored the 3rd Annual “Community Can” event. Seventy-five volunteers produced 1,033 canned quarts of 63 bushels of delicious “Freestone Peaches,” which were given to community volunteers who helped in the process. Freestones are a canning favorite, as they tend to be larger and the flesh does not stick to the pits like other peach varieties. You will be hearing more about the Project as the planners continue to develop innovative ways that the Seneca people can reconnect with the land and produce healthy food in the community. 29
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Lost anD FounD: $ 20,000 (not a typo) The Housekeeping and Security Departments at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel regularly retrieve all sorts of items inadvertently left behind by guests. Electronic devices, jewelry, eyeglasses, and even dentures are among some of the items found daily. But earlier this year, team members stumbled upon a find that made everyone do a double-take. As housekeeping attendant Michelle Armstrong tidied the hotel rooms on the 16th floor, she inspected a locked safe from a checked-out room and discovered a wallet, passport, and three stuffed envelopes. Inside the envelopes was cash – lots of it. In fact, altogether, Michelle found $19,300 in U.S. dollars and $3,890 in Chinese yen.
Pictured, left to right: Jim Kwasniak, Director of Employee Relations; Tom Allen, Vice President of Hotel Operations; Michelle Armstrong, Housekeeping Attendant; Chuck Kilroy, General Manager
“When I saw that money, I felt shocked and my eyes got so large,” she said. “I was shaking and nervous for whoever had lost it, imagining how so much cash could be left behind.” As it turned out, the items belonged to two Chinese citizens who had just spent the weekend at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel as part of a group. They didn’t realize the missing items until arriving at the airport to take a flight back to China. Kiki Wu, a casino host and a team member with the Asian Marketing Department, remembers getting a call from the guests later that day. “I found the story hard to believe at first,” she said, “but then I saw the money with the Security Department. I told the guests that we had recovered their items, and they said they felt very lucky.”
DiD You Know? Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel has received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for each consecutive year since its eligibility in 2006. Together with its sister property, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, the two casino resorts represent two of the three AAA Four Diamond Award– winning hotels in Western New York for upscale accommodations and outstanding guest service. Only 3.8 percent of the 59,000 AAA Diamond-Rated establishments throughout North America and the Caribbean earn the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating.
The following morning, the guests returned to Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel and had “smiles from ear to ear and gave countless bows, handshakes, and hugs” – according to security officers – upon seeing their items. The officers had counted each bill, and every dollar was accounted for. Through the help of Chinese-to-English translation from Kiki, the guests expressed their overwhelming gratitude and invited all involved to stay with them if they ever visited China. For her professionalism in finding and reporting the missing items, executives with Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel presented Michelle with a certificate and a $150 resort credit. Michelle, who is a seven-year team member with the casino, said she has always enjoyed her job and will never forget her recent experience. “Maybe a couple of times I’ve found a $100 bill or two left in a safe, but nothing ever like this,” she said. “I’m just so glad and thankful that our guests got everything back.” Continue to look for more stories in future issues of Seneca Today about outstanding guest service during the 10 years of success of Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. To view similar guest service stories from recent issues of the magazine, visit online at http://e.senecacasinomag.com. 33
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Since 1954, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, located in the historic town of Lewiston, NY, has become a place of natural beauty, art, communal prayer, and renewal to thousands who visit the unique buildings and grounds each year. The magnificence and natural beauty of the Shrine is highlighted by an awe-inspiring Dome Basilica covered with two layers of glass and Plexiglas, with a contour of the Northern Hemisphere of the globe. The impressive approach to the Basilica down the Avenue of Saints and around the serenity of the Rosary Pool, features over 130 life-size marble and bronze statues representing Saints from every race and walk of life. Two flights of stairs, with 63 steps, lead to the top of the Dome, where, in graceful majesty, stands a 13-feet high, 10-ton Vermont granite statue of Our Lady of Fatima. From the top of the Dome, visitors can view the entire Shrine grounds and surrounding countryside. 1023 Swann Road, off Rt.18, Lewiston, New York (716) 754-7489 www.fatimashrine.com
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Experience foods prepared for you with pride by the students of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Old Falls Street Deli A traditional New York style deli featuring fresh deli sandwiches for a casual lunch or dinner.
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onstruction crews at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel are continuing work throughout 2013 and early 2014 to completely transform the main gaming floor into a brighter, livelier, easier-to-navigate, and even more inviting place for fun. The $26 million project will take place in a virtually seamless fashion, with hundreds of guests’ favorite slot machines relocated to the mezzanine balcony while sections of the floor undergo renovation. One of the biggest upgrades will be something that guests will not necessarily see but will definitely notice. Nearly $6 million will be invested toward completely updating the existing HVAC systems as well as adding new air handling units and ductwork to greatly improve the air quality within the casino. The new air supply units, roof-mounted exhaust system, and ceiling-mounted ductwork distribution will bring abundant outside air into the casino. Another major investment will be the creation of an entirely new feature bar and live entertainment stage in the southwest corner. The area will be furnished with a dance floor, lounge seats, a circular bar with 20 tabletop video gaming units, and a whopping 40-by-20 feet high-definition jumbo video wall that rivals those at professional sports venues. In the casino, guests will see a different layout and an entirely new interior design. New carpet, with a dramatic design and rich colors of deep red and gold, will fill the entire area. Thousands of slot machines will have new bases and luxurious chairs. Along the central gaming floor path
from the hotel to the 4th Street entrance, crews will install up to 12 monumental tree-like structures. The perimeter of the room will also change. The west entrance will be widened to create an open and more welcoming experience. A brand-new Promotions Booth will be created in the southeast corner of the gaming floor and will include more stations for improved interaction and fewer lines. The bar at the entrance to the recently renovated Thunder Falls Buffet will expand – creating a spacious Keno Bar. Four new high-tech data closets will be tucked away at each of the room’s corners, providing the ability to integrate new gaming technologies in future years. Construction will also take place outdoors, as crews will work into 2014 on a separate $2.9 million project to provide a garden makeover to Seneca Square, the land between the casino and 3rd Street. The pedestrian bridge will look especially different, as beautiful gardens and landscaping – carrying the Seneca theme – will be added along with benches and informational signage that will make the space a prime picture-taking destination.
Stay tuned for continued updates about Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in upcoming issues of Seneca Today. In the meantime, please visit the News section at www.SenecaCasinos.com and on the Seneca Casinos apps to learn more about the improvements.
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Heritage Month What started out as a single day of recognition for the significant contributions made by native peoples to not only the establishment, but also the growth of the United States, has developed into an entire month of distinguished respect and appreciation. First recognized through joint resolution by Congress in 1990, approved by George H. W. Bush, Native American Heritage Month became a landmark bill, honoring the legacy as well as the role of Native Americans in this country’s foundation. Similar proclamations had been issued each year since 1994 under variants on the name, including “Native American Heritage Month” and “Native American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.” According to the Bureau of Indian Affairs within the U.S. Department of the Interior, “American Indian Day” was established by Seneca Indian, Dr. Arthur C. Parker, who was the director of the Museum of Arts and Science in Rochester, NY. He had convinced the Boy Scouts of America to set aside a day for the “First Americans,” which they had adopted for three years. By 1915, not only had the Congress of the American Indian Association formally approved a plan concerning “American Indian Day” - with its president, Rev. Sherman Coolidge issuing a proclamation, declaring the second Saturday of each May as American Indian Day - but a year before it was issued, Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian had ridden horseback through state to state, seeking approval for this day of honor and reverence.
On December 14, 1915, he delivered the endorsements of 24 state governments at the White House; however, there is no record of the national day being proclaimed. The first American Indian Day was declared on the second Saturday in May 1916 by the governor of New York. Several other states have designated a day of recognition, including Columbus Day; however, there is currently no official American Indian Day as a national legal holiday. Though there is no official day, during the month of November we explore and celebrate the rich culture and traditions of America’s many tribes by observing the music, crafts, dance, and ways and concepts of life through Native American Heritage Month. Throughout November, we take the time to learn more about the history and heritage of Native American peoples through events, programs, ceremonies, and other valuable and rewarding experiences. Accordingly, for 2013, the Seneca Nation of Indians is planning many activities and events throughout the month to commemorate the culture and contributions of the aboriginal peoples of America. Check out the website for Native American Heritage Month between now and November for updates, as well as exhibits, collections, and other information, including educational resources: nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov 39
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Casino Host Joins sports Hall of fame
There is an all-star among the casino hosts at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel – not only just for outstanding guest service, but also for sports. Barry Powless, a 10-year team member, will be inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame this October for his lifetime achievements in lacrosse. Growing up in the Onondaga Nation, it was custom to learn the fundamentals of lacrosse at an early age. Barry’s father and grandfather, part of a long line of lacrosse players in the family, gave him a lacrosse stick at age 3. By age 13, Barry played his first senior men’s game alongside his father and even scored a goal. There was no looking back from that point on. Barry continued to amaze spectators and teammates as his lacrosse career continued. Soon after moving to British Columbia and joining the North Shore Indians team, he won three Canadian Championships. In 1990, he played with the Iroquois Nationals, a Native team that traveled to Australia to participate in the World Field Lacrosse Championship Tournament.
After many years out west, Barry decided to move home and was offered the opportunity to coach at LaFayette High School, his alma mater. At the same time, he continued to play professional lacrosse and was a part of the 1992 Buffalo Bandits team that won a World Championship in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League (MILL). People quickly became just as enamored with Barry’s coaching skills, and he was asked to become the inaugural coach for the Rochester Knighthawks of the MILL in 1995. By 1997, the team won the finals, and Barry became the first Native coach to win a world professional championship. Even with all these accomplishments, Barry continued to play organized lacrosse – and regularly remain a top scorer – until age 50. Barry’s lacrosse skills translated into superior people skills at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. “Lacrosse helped me learn at an early age what it meant to be a team player,” he said, “and it’s that sense of family at Seneca Niagara that keeps our guests coming back. It takes a team effort to create a truly welcoming experience again and again.”
When Barry received the phone call about his induction into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame, he felt extremely humbled. “I am so grateful for the gift to play the game,” he said. “In the Onondaga Nation, lacrosse represents a gift given by the Creator, and it is a spiritual and healing game. Accepting this award represents a reflection not only of myself but also of my family and the Onondaga Nation – and for that, I feel truly honored.”
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Two great offerings – Seneca Casinos and fantasy sports – are now one for the 2013 football season. From September 2 through December 29, guests can head to any of the three Seneca Casino locations in Western New York to play in the $ 175,000 All-Star Fantasy Football Challenge.
To play, guests must enter one of 10 player choices for each of eight positions: quarterback, running back #1, running back #2, wide receiver #1, wide receiver #2, tight end, kicker and defense. For any or all of the positions, guests also can select a “quick pick” option for a random player. Points are earned based on a variety of factors, such as touchdowns and yardage gained. The top weekly and ongoing cumulative scores will be posted at approximately 4 PM each Tuesday on the kiosks and the Seneca Casinos Facebook page.
Playing is free, easy, and fun. At each of the three Seneca Casinos throughout Western New York, interactive kiosks will be available in the lobbies and other select areas on property. Using a free Seneca Player’s Club card, guests can play once a day at each casino starting on Mondays at noon through Sundays at 11 AM for the Sunday and Monday football games the following week.
To learn more about the $175,000 All-Star Fantasy Football Challenge, stop by any Promotions or Player’s Club Booth, or visit online at www.SenecaCasinos.com. Check the onsite kiosks at all three Seneca Casinos or visit our Facebook page every Tuesday afternoon during the football season for the latest standings and prize winners!
At the end of each week at each property, those among the top five scores will receive cash and Free Slot Play ranging from $200 to $1,500. The top three scores for the entire season (consolidated by property) will win $15,000, $7,500, and $5,000, respectively, in cash and Free Slot Play. 45
The History of Bushy Run: 250th Anniversary
On May 8, 1763, the war axe fell suddenly and without mercy on Fort Detroit. Great Lakes warriors, led by a hitherto unknown named Pontiac, once again began their conquest of British posts on the Great Lakes. Pontiac had struck the first blow of what was to become nothing short of a Native American war for independence. Eight forts were destroyed within two months. Countless settlements were wiped out as the summer of ’63 progressed. Pontiac’s war swept ever closer to Pittsburgh. By June of the summer, Fort Pitt was completely cut off. Colonel Henry Bouquet was given the job of saving Fort Pitt with the help of refugee frontier families as well as a military garrison of 125. Bouquet assembled his forces in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Elements of the 77th and 42nd Highland Regiments and a few of Bouquet’s own Royal American Regiment combined to make up a new army of nearly 500. On July 18, Bouquet began his march west, and his horses were loaded with provisions. By August 5, Bouquet and his troops had marched to the western slope of the Chestnut Ridge. Anticipating an ambush, he diverted their course to the south branch of the Forbes road. This decision would take his column to an obscure little post called Bushy Run Station. Although there was merely a mile between them, the advance guard was attacked by Indians firing from the high ground in front of the column. The Battle of Bushy Run had begun.
Despite two companies of the 42nd joining the guard, more Indians were appearing every moment, hemming in Bouquet and his army on three sides. Casualties on the British side mounted – and falling back, soldiers found cover behind crude enclosures of flour bags. The fighting only ceased with the loss of daylight. Although the Indians were running low on ammunition, they felt confident that victory was near. While Bouquet conferred with his officers, war leaders from the Delaware, Shawnee, Mingo, Macican, Miami, and Ottawa forces discussed the situation. On the morning of August 6, the Indians open fired on the exposed Highlanders, while Bouquet’s army struggled to hold its ground. With the Indians advancing, the taste of victory on their lips, Bouquet sprung a trap: he had softened his front line to feign retreat while the two relieved companies, led by Major Campbell, circled around and attacked from the wood line. The Indians were unprepared for this assault from the right flank, and in a short time, the Battle of Bushy Run was over. Though this battle crushed any hope the Native Americans had of winning their war of independence, the fight was not over. Other opportunities would arise: future leaders like Little Turtle and Tecumseh would take up the fight for their people.
Auto Art Exhibit, (Main Gallery) Fri Sep 13 The Art of American Tattoo (Garden Gallery)* FREE The NACC is proud to announce the inaugural Auto Art Exhibition in our Main Art Gallery. The exhibit will feature 20 to 30 artists exploring automotive-related themes in a variety of mediums, including: a sculpture made from recycled car parts, oil paintings, photos, hand-painted pin-striping, and air brushing. Featured artists: Jim Federspiel, Tom Gunsher, Paul Straus, John Dumbrowsky, Earl Freedmon, Jack Mulligan In addition, Jeff Bagneschi of Davie Mack’s Rock Solid Tattoos will present a Tattoo Art Exhibition by multiple artists in the Garden Gallery. The opening reception for both exhibitions will take place on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm at the NACC and will feature live music by the Bravuras in the Main Gallery and Electric Rodeo on the Front Steps. There will also be a Classic Car Show opening night. The Roaming Buffalo Food Truck will be outside in front of the NACC. The guest curators for the Auto Art Exhibition will be Jim Federspiel and Paul Straus. For additional information on the Auto Art Exhibit please contact Paul Straus at 716-875-9480 or Bob Drozdowski at the NACC at 716-282-7530.
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Celebrate the Spirit of Innovation! Explore Niagara’s shocking history while you enjoy cocktails and appetizers at the Niagara Science Museum. Highlights include a working Tesla Coil and an induction to the investor of solar panel technology. Experience the current of energy that pulses through Niagara Falls with an electrifying, memorable, and hair-raising event that will spark your imagination!
Travel to the Finger Lakes Region to enjoy a day of hospitality, history, and beautiful fall foliage. Visit the Seneca Falls Historical Society for a tour of a 23room, 1810 Queen Anne–style mansion. Explore Main Street, including the National Women’s Hall of Fame, It’s a Wonderful Life Museum, and the Seneca Falls Visitor Center. Experience the beautiful fall colors as you ride around Seneca Lake. Discover Belhurst Castle in Geneva. Stop in Canandaigua for a little shopping! The tour includes a delicious lunch buffet with soups, salads, hot and cold entrées, sides, vegetables, beverages, and a deluxe dessert item.
All of this, plus a sit-down dinner at the NACC’s Main Art Gallery, is yours for just $39 per person. Seating is limited, so order your tickets now.
Opera / Informance Sat Oct 26 @ 3:00pM (FREE) Tom Huff: Stone Carving Workshop Sat & Sun Oct 19-20- noon-5pM $30 Create you own beautiful stone carving in this weekend workshop. Instructor Tom Huff is an award-winning artist. Cost: $30 includes two days of instructions and all materials. (All ages and skill levels welcome.)
Artisan Works: Rochester Bus Tour Fri Nov 08 @ 8:00AM (RESERVATIONS) Visit this renovated 40,000 square-foot building that integrates arts and artists from many different kinds of mediums and features events and entertainment! We will take a 60-minute guided tour and see artists in their studios along with themed areas such as the Marilyn Monroe Room, Frank Lloyd Wright Room, and others! Afterwards, we will have an Italian feast at the famous Roncone’s restaurant (includes appetizer, salad, pasta, Chicken French entrée, and a beverage). Next we will visit High Falls Museum, where we will enjoy a guided tour of this marvelous structure. We will see a variety of exhibits, including paintings, photography, sculptures, weavings, and much more. The trip concludes with a trip to Ontario Mall Antiques for an smorgasbord of unique and interesting shopping opportunities.
Don’t miss Hillman Opera’s La Cenerentola with SUNY Fredonia cast members and accompanist Professor Shinobu Takagi, narrated by Professor Julie Newell, at The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC). Reception to follow the performance. The performance is free and open to the general public. For more information, call 716-885-2486. La Cenerentola is a joyous comedic opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. The libretto was written by Jacopo Ferretti, based on the famous French fairy tale Cendrillon by Charles Perrault, known here in America as Cinderella.
Italian Dinner Theater, Sat Nov 09 @ 6:00pM (RESERVATIONS) The NACC is proud to announce “Serenata Celeste,” an Italian dinner theater event by Linda Silvestri. Watch the Donato family live, laugh, and love as they deal with old losses, new joys, and the strength of family. Just $39 per person includes dinner, tax, and tip in NACC’s Grand Hall and the performance inside the Woodbox Theater. A cash bar will be available. Seating is limited to 72 patrons, and reservations are required. Groups can be accommodated, and other performance dates can be made available for groups with 50 or more presold tickets.
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC) is a multi-arts center located in the former Niagara Falls High School. The NACC, founded in 2001, was once slated for demolition but is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is home to more than 70 artists, a ballet school, two theaters, two galleries, and a recording studio. Through the hard work of preservationists and a dedicated staff, it has undergone a major renaissance and is now serving as a catalyst for the revitalization of surrounding neighborhood.
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Learn more about the NACC’s history, the artists, and programs offered. Our Back Stage Pass Tours are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Sign up on our website at www.thenacc.org or call 716-282-7530 for reservations.
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The WesTern Door sTeakhouse: seneca’s signature restaurant in salamanca Casino players know that in a game of high stakes, a smart strategy will lead to winning. So when Seneca Casinos wanted to create a winning steakhouse for a new four-diamond casino resort in Salamanca, their “high steaks” strategy for success was simple: duplicate the great experience in Niagara Falls at The Western Door: A Seneca Steakhouse. In March 2007, a permanent gaming floor and hotel tower opened at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel amidst the beautiful mountains close to the New York–Pennsylvania border. As part of the opening, a second-floor dining experience was added to the casino resort, including Patria, The Seneca Café, Fire Lounge, and The Western Door. While the interior of The Western Door differed somewhat in comparison to its Niagara Falls counterpart, the restaurant otherwise brought a touch of familiarity 90 miles south – and, with it, unparalleled quality that is the hallmark of Seneca Casinos’ signature restaurant. “The replication of The Western Door from Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel was by design,” said Linda Hitchcock, vice president of food and beverage, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel. “Some things look different on the inside, but the menu is virtually the same, and guests definitely receive the same superior service.” The similar menu means that guests in Salamanca can order the great tastes available in Niagara Falls, such as: The Chairman’s Delmonico; Smoking Shrimp Tree; Bone-In Filet Mignon; Lobster Tails; Prime Rib; Sea Bass Vera Cruz; Western Door Clams Casino, and; much, much more. And the similar high-quality guest service creates an impeccable dining experience, with special touches such as: a minimum of two servers per table; foods brought out on a cart; chefs and servers that will gladly de-tail a lobster or cut the meat off the bone, and; a friendly and experienced team that quickly gets to know guests by name as well as their favorite preferences. Favorite food items for guests at The Western Door at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel go beyond the mouth-watering steaks. Special entrées and desserts of the day, such as crème brûlée, keep regulars coming back to try new chef-inspired creations. Breads, butters, and desserts are made fresh daily in house. Fresh seafood – such as oysters, crab legs, lobster, and clams – is available every night. And the free-range chicken breast is considered by many to be the best-tasting chicken any casino has to offer.
special prime rib dinner for two provides a salad, potato, and dessert in addition to the entrée. Of the more than 100 wines from around the world, nearly 20 are available by the glass. The chefs can customize dishes for those with particular dietary needs, such as gluten-free and low-sodium cooking. Finally, for those celebrating special occasions such as birthday or anniversaries, the team will provide a cake with personalized decorated plates. The atmosphere inside the 146-seat restaurant does differ a bit from its counterpart to the north. While the Niagara Falls location features a high-energy bar and closer quarters with opportunities to overlook the gaming floor, the Salamanca location is a bit roomier. There are a variety of seating options that can accommodate different occasions – everything from a table next to the fireplace, to seating near a window with mountain views, to a comfy booth in the middle of the room, to a counter seat near the open kitchen for interaction with the chefs. Additionally, a private room in the back with doors can seat up to 24 people. While there is no bar directly inside the restaurant, Fire Lounge – just a few steps outside the front doors – serves as the “bar” for The Western Door. Ray Patchkofsky, the director of food and beverage at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, said the nearly 20-person team at The Western Door takes great pride in providing high-quality service, and is a key part in what makes the place a signature restaurant. “It comes down to the ‘wow factor,’” he said. “Besides the dedicated team, new and returning guests are always amazed by the size of the steaks and sides, and people love seeing items like the Smoking Shrimp Tree and the sizzling steaks rolling by on the carts. Besides having the highest-quality steaks on the market that exceed U.S.D.A. standards for Prime and Choice beef, The Western Door has a laid-back, inviting atmosphere – it’s all part of the incredible value in this signature experience.”
The Western Door: A Seneca Steakhouse is located on the second floor near Fire Lounge and opens at 5 pm for dinner from Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 1-877-8-SENECA (1-877-873-6322). For more information, visit www.SenecaAlleganyCasino.com.
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Seneca Nation Welcomes Fall with Festival Celebrations
Each year during the second weekend in September, the Seneca Nation of Indians (SNI) hosts an exciting and enriching fun-filled weekend of events, sharing the richness and diversity of their culture. This year’s weekend from September 13 through 15 will be filled with dance competitions, a native art show, cultural arts and revitalization demonstrations, a parade, sporting events, and Native American food and craft vendors. The SNI, one of the original Five Nations that makes up the Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois Confederacy, is known as “The Keeper of the Western Door,” a nation that once occupied territory throughout the Finger Lakes and Genesee Valley. The Seneca worked with the land, relying on agriculture for food by cultivating corn, beans, and squash (referred to as the “Three Sisters”), in addition to hunting and fishing. Currently, there are approximately more than 8,000 Senecas that continue to celebrate their heritage through language, song, art, dance, and sports, while providing cultural, educational, and economic opportunities along with governmental services. The nation also boasts three casinos, a radio station, and many other business ventures. For this year’s festivities, there are some added events that showcase the Seneca way of life and how it is constantly evolving. The Food Is Our Medicine Project is hosting a Healthy Food Cooking Challenge, a 5K Run/ Walk, and the Seneca Nation Farmer’s Market. Other events include the Bart Mohawk Memorial Motorcycle Show, Youth Fishing Derby, Baby Contest, Donkey Bingo at the American Legion, Mud Bog Contest, live music, and free carnival rides for youth. The Fall Festival is sponsored by the SNI and takes place in Cattaraugus Territory at the Saylor Community Building Grounds on 12867 Rte. 438 in Irving, NY. Check out the Seneca Nation website and Facebook group for more information at: www.senecanation.com and www.facebook.com/SenecaNation. 54
Seneca Nation Fall Festival Cattaraugus Territory September 13- 15, 2013
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Art Show Submissions Deadline, Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)
Exhibition Stands Open: Homemaking, Floral, Agricultural
Children’s Bicycle Obstacle Course, Saylor Basketball Court
Food and Craft vendor stands open, Saylor Building
ATV Pull, Behind Saylor Building
Food and Craft vendor stands open, Saylor Building
SNI Marshal’s Dunk Tank opens, Saylor Parking Lot
Horseshoe Tournament/Blind Draw Doubles begins, Behind Saylor Building
6:00pm Children’s Bicycle Obstacle Course, Saylor Basketball Court
6:30pm Art Show Reception, ECLC Multi-purpose Room
7:00pm Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game, Sachems Field
Fishing Derby, Ponds at the Cattaraugus Health Clinic (1510 Route 438)
Bart Mohawk Memorial Bike Show, Legion Grove
Health Fair Tent opens, sponsored by Seneca Nation Health Systems
Coed Adult Kickball Tournament begins, Legion & Rec Fields
Art Show, ECLC Multi-Purpose Room Masters Lacrosse Tournament Continues, CCC
Live music performance by the KoKoMo Band, Saylor Parking Lot
Line up for the parade begins, SNI Housing Parking Lot
Masters Lacrosse Tournament, Cattaraugus Community Center (CCC)
Carnival Rides open
Cultural Arts Demo Tent in Saylor Parking Lot
Deadline for Homemaking, Agricultural & Floral Contest, Saylor Dining Room
Women’s Lacrosse Tournament, Gil Lay Arena
12:00pm Annual Fall Festival Parade “Celebrate Our Harvest” Theme
Golden Masters Lacrosse Game, CCC Exhibition Girls Lacrosse Games, Sachems Field 3:00pm Smoke Dance Competition, Saylor Gym Tiny Tots to Golden Age 6:00pm Seneca Sachems Football Games PeeWee & Midgets vs. Salamanca Sabres
CIRVFD Chicken BBQ, Fire Hall
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 8:30am Community Sunday Service in Saylor Building Gym
9:00am 5K Run/Walk Begins, CCC & Finish at Saylor Building
12:00pm Children’s Bicycle Obstacle Course, Saylor Basketball Court
2:00pm Live Music by Willie Haddath Blues Band in Saylor Parking Lot
Food and Craft vendor stands open, Saylor Building
Donkey Bingo, Legion #1587 Field
ATV/Truck Mud Bog, Behind Saylor Building
Horseshoe Singles Tournament, Saylor Horseshoe Pits
Coed Adult Kickball Tournament continues, Rec & Legion Fields Masters Lacrosse Tournament Final Round, CCC Art Show, ECLC Multi-Purpose Room Seneca Farmer’s Market Saylor Building Courtyard
11:00am Carnival Rides open FIOM “Healthy Cooking Challenge” Final Round, Saylor Building Parking Lot Baby Contest Ages 0-7 yrs. in Saylor Building Gym
Fastest Lacrosse Shot Contest, Sachems Field
3:00pm Smoke Dance Competition Finals in Saylor
4:00pm “I Strengthen My Nation” Dodgeball Game, sponsored by the SNI Marshal’s Department
6:00pm Food and Craft vendor stands close
TBD Youth Girls Lacrosse Tourney *SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Final Round, Gil Lay Arena Cultural Arts Demo Tent Saylor Building Parking Lot 55
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Dream Catchers Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them. The dream catcher has been a part of Native American culture for generations. One element of Native American dream catcher relates to the tradition of the hoop. Some Native Americans of North America held the hoop in the highest esteem, because it symbolized strength and unity. Many symbols started around the hoop, and one of these symbols is the dream catcher. Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher, when hung over or near a bed, will swing freely in the air and catch dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher: they slip through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that the sleeper often does not know that he or she is dreaming. The bad dreams do not know the way through the dream catcher and get tangled, later perishing with the first light of the new day. 62
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September 13 – New Orleans blues/R&B artist Allen Toussaint
September 20 – International Flamenco music sensations The Gipsy Kings
September 14 – Buffalo Springfield guitarist and vocalist Richie Furay
October 25 – Modern rock band The Fray
September 27 – Legendary soul singer and organist Booker T. Jones September 28 – 1960’s rockers Gary Lewis & The Playboys (3 PM and 8 PM)
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September 8 – Young country superstar Josh Turner (5 PM) September 21 – Hard-partying country duo Big & Rich October 12 – Former guitarist with the Eagles, Don Felder October 20 – Country classics from Wynonna & The Big Noise (5 PM) November 23 – Southern rock/country icon Charlie Daniels
October 4 – Pop-rock singer-songwriter J. D. Souther October 5 – Blues guitarist and singer Coco Montoya October 25 – Love-ballad extraordinaire Richard Marx (9 PM) October 26 – Psychedelic folk/rock band The Grass Roots November 2 – Blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter November 15 – 1990’s adult-alternative rock band Gin Blossoms November 23 – Alternative-pop group Smash Mouth November 26 and 27 – Canadian Celtic-rock group Great Big Sea
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The Gipsy KinGs Seneca Niagara Events Center Friday, September 20, 8 PM Tickets start at $40
Get ready for an up-tempo performance with international flair, as the Gipsy Kings visit Seneca Niagara Events Center! The band became international sensations soon after their 1987 debut and introduced “Rumba Gitano” to the world – a musical genre that combines South America’s Rumba rhythm with Flamenco guitars for an upbeat, dance-inducing sound. “Bamboleo” from the Gipsy Kings’ self-titled album became the group’s first major hit, and the album spent 40 weeks on the charts in the USA. Their concerts are filled with exuberance and fun, as evidenced by fan-favorite covers of classic songs such as “Volare” and “Hotel California.”
Don FelDer Seneca Allegany Events Center Saturday, October 12, 7 PM Tickets start at $25
This October at Seneca Allegany Events Center, Don Felder presents “An Evening at the Hotel California.” The former lead guitarist for the Eagles plays a lyrical-like sound on songs like “Hotel California,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “One of These Nights,” and many other legendary hits. Felder also is a New York Times bestselling author and recently released his second solo album, “Road to Forever.” Hear for yourself how this self-taught guitarist became one of the best in the business.
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The Charlie Daniels Band, led by Daniels’ signature fiddle and vocals, provides an instantly-recognizable blend of country and Southern rock with tunes such as “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Uneasy Rider.” Rebel anthems such as “Long Haired Country Boy” and “The South’s Gonna Do It” propelled the 1975 album “Fire on the Mountain” to double-platinum status. Daniels is a full-fledged member of the Grand Ole Opry and has earned numerous awards throughout his 50-year career, including a Grammy® Award for Best Country Vocal Performance.
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JUST ONE BLOCK FROM THE FALLS It’s hard to image a street anywhere else in the world that offers as vast an array of attractions as Clifton Hill. All year long this bustling Street of Fun manages to fit in something of interest for nearly everyone – whether young or old, couples or families, extravagant or budget-minded. Attractions, entertainment, food and shopping can be found here on Clifton Hill – and the best part – it’s located just one block from the Falls!
A ROMANTIC COUPLES’ NIGHT OUT Start off with a mouth-watering dinner at Kelsey’s, then stroll to the Niagara SkyWheel for a breathtaking view of the Falls aboard the climate-controlled gondolas. Share some laughs with a few games of bowling at Strike! Rock N’ Bowl – a 14 lane bowling alley with a state-of-the-art, mind-blowing, highdefinition audio/video system. Finally, cap the evening off with a night out of dancing at the popular and electrifying Rumours Nightclub.
A FAMILY DAY FILLED WITH NON-STOP ACTIVITY Play a round or two of intense miniature golf at the glow-in-the-dark Galaxy Golf or the lushly-themed Dinosaur Adventure Golf – just watch out for the T-Rex and the active volcano! Take some time to check out the latest celebrities at the Movieland Wax Museum of Stars – Katy Perry is in town! Stop by Boston Pizza for a family refuel – dine on gourmet pizzas or lipsmacking ribs. Immortalize the day by creating a fun wax hand crafted at the Fun Factory’s Wax Hand Emporium. The kids will love it! No trip to Clifton Hill is complete without a visit to the Great Canadian Midway to enjoy its 70,000 square feet of vibrant colors, stimulating sounds, over 300 interactive games
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and rides (like the spine-tingling Ghost Blasters and the wildly intense XD Theater motion simulator). All of these attractions are available with the purchase of the money-saving Fun Pass Niagara’s best value for attractions. Shop online or visit any of the participating Clifton Hill attractions for additional information. Clifton Hill – by day or night – couple or family – it’s simply a great place to spend your time in Niagara Falls!
Gain access to the following attractions: Niagara SkyWheel Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars 3D Ghost Blasters Dark Ride XD Theater Dinosaur Adventure Golf or Galaxy Golf
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NIAGARA FALLS POKER ROOM: 310 4th Street • Niagara Falls, NY 14303 877-8-SENECA • 716-278-6300
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