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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.

Annunciation to Celebrate ‘A Festival of Faiths’

Annunciation to Celebrate ‘A Festival of Faiths’

 

The final segment of the four-part Sacred Journeys series at the Church of the Annunciation in Elma will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Titled “A Festival of Faiths,” the event will feature workshops in the Buddhist, Jewish, Islamic and Hindu faith traditions.

“A Festival of Faiths” will be held in Annunciation’s school building, located at 7580 Clinton St. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. 

For more information on the Church of the Annunciation, please visit www.annunciation.cc.

 

First Annual Erie County Fair Held in Buffalo Courthouse

First Annual Erie County Fair Held in Buffalo Courthouse

The Ladies were a bit reluctant to attend the first Erie County Fair, in 1841, so officials announced: "Constables will be on grounds to preserve order and the visits of the ladies will be welcomed to the exhibition."

Thus reassured, the ladies tied on there bonnets, and sallied forth. They even attended the plowing matches, one of the main attractions of early fairs, and it was reported "more than 2,000 people gathered in carriages and on horseback. A great many ladies, lured by delicious weather and the interest of the occasion, graced the attendance, adding interest and brilliancy to the scene." Even in those days the ladies did not like to miss any of the fun.

NOCO Express stores raise $20,000 for United Way

NOCO Express stores raise $20,000 for United Way
NOCO Express stores, its customers, and employees raised $20,000 to support the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and several other United Ways in the region. Throughout the month of June, donations of $1, $3 or $5 were collected at all 36 NOCO Express stores through a paper t-shirt pin up campaign.  

 

“In only two years of conducting a month-long in-store campaign, our customers have generously donated more than $32,000 to support United Way programs and organizations right here in the Western New York community,” Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express.

 

"NOCO is a wonderful community partner," said Michael Weiner, United Way president and CEO. "We are grateful not only to the company for their commitment to our community, but to their customers who once again stepped up and made a difference this year through their generosity."

 

‘Funktastic Friday’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Center

‘Funktastic Friday’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Center

 

“Funktastic Friday,” a musical fundraiser to benefit the Matt Urban Center, will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo. Entertainment will be provided by Smackdab and Randle and the Late Night Scandals.

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, Friends of Reinstein Woods and the Buffalo Audubon Society are pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Garlic Mustard Challenge, a competition designed to improve habitats in three Western New York nature preserves. 

 

MacSolutions Plus Assists Dog Ears Bookstore in Time of Need

MacSolutions Plus Assists Dog Ears Bookstore in Time of Need

 

Sometimes, a terrible situation can bring out the absolute best in people.

When word got out that two iPads were recently stolen from Dog Ears Bookstore & Café in South Buffalo after someone broke into the nonprofit community bookstore after business hours, many individuals from South Buffalo and beyond stepped up with donations and offers of support. One such individual was Garret Cleversley, CEO of MacSolutions Plus, an Apple-authorized retail store and service center located in the Eastern Hills Mall.