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Actress Mary Kate O’Connell to Emcee Style Show Fundraiser Sept. 26 for Ladies of Charity

Actress Mary Kate O’Connell to Emcee Style Show Fundraiser Sept. 26 for Ladies of Charity

Mary Kate O’Connell, award-winning Buffalo actress and founder of O’Connell & Company theater company, will provide commentary for the annual style show fundraiser for The Diocese of Buffalo Ladies of Charity, an affiliate organization of Catholic Charities on Sept. 26.

The Dress for Less Style Show and Theme Basket Auction will be held at The Columns Banquets, 2221 Transit Road, Elma starting at 11 a.m. with opportunities to browse the clothing and accessories for sale during the event. A luncheon featuring Almond Chicken Dijon is included.

Tickets are $35 if purchased by Sept. 11 or $38 by Sept. 18. For more information or to make a reservation please call (716) 895-4001.

The event is one of two primary fundraisers conducted yearly by the Ladies of Charity to benefit their programs.

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IRS Tax Tips for Starting a Business

 

When you start a business, a key to your success is to know your tax obligations. You may not only need to know about income tax rules, but also about payroll tax rules. Here are five IRS tax tips that can help you get your business off to a good start.

1. Business Structure. An early choice you need to make is to decide on the type of structure for your business. The most common types are sole proprietor, partnership and corporation. The type of business you choose will determine which tax forms you will file.

WNY Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

WNY Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.

“The Land Conservancy’s accreditation demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation that benefits the entire community,” says Nancy Smith, executive director. “Many people have helped shape the organization over the past decades. Our land trust is a stronger organization today having gone through this rigorous accreditation program.”

Fourth Annual Taste of East Aurora to Feature Numerous Eateries

Fourth Annual Taste of East Aurora to Feature Numerous Eateries

 

The fourth annual Taste of East Aurora, featuring restaurants and food-related businesses with ties to the Greater East Aurora community, returns from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, on Main Street, from Olean Road to Riley Street.

“This is always a highly anticipated and well-attended event, and we expect a large crowd again this year,” said Gary Grote, executive director of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce. “Our restaurants help make East Aurora a popular destination for both locals and tourists!”

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: National Crackdown on Impaired Driving is Underway

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: National Crackdown on Impaired Driving is Underway

 

As summer winds down, law enforcement organizations across the country are ramping up enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. This high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to curb impaired driving and save lives. 

From Aug. 21 through Sept. 7 (Labor Day), law enforcement partners nationwide will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of driving drunk, coupled with checkpoints and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce the toll of drunk driving. 

Canalside to Host New Boat & Auto Show

Canalside to Host New Boat & Auto Show

 

The very first Canalside Boat & Auto Show, free and open to the public, will take place Aug. 29-30 at the popular waterfront destination in downtown Buffalo. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 

The show will feature a dynamic display of more than 120 new cars, trucks and RVs. There will also be more than 100 powerboat, sailboats and jet skis on display – both on land and in the water! Food and drink offerings will also be available.

Back-to-School Education Tax Credits

 

If you, your spouse or a dependent are heading off to college in the fall, some of your costs may save you money at tax time. You may be able to claim a tax credit on your federal tax return. Here are some key IRS tips that you should know about e tax credits:

American Opportunity Tax Credit. The AOTC is worth up to $2,500 per year for an eligible student. You may claim this credit only for the first four years of higher education. Forty percent of the AOTC is refundable. That means if you are eligible, you can get up to $1,000 of the credit as a refund, even if you do not owe any taxes.

Lifetime Learning Credit. The LLC is worth up to $2,000 on your tax return. There is no limit on the number of years that you can claim the LLC for an eligible student.