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Tis The Season: A Thru-Hiker’s Gift To One Local Non-Profit

Tis The Season: A Thru-Hiker’s Gift To One Local Non-Profit

Buffalo, NY December 1, 2011- The Belle Center staff and other stakeholders in the community took some time out to celebrate the successful completion of a unique fundraising endeavor at the Dan Cross-Viola: Hiker Event on November 30th, 2011 at Allen Street Hardware.

In March 2011, Dan Cross-Viola contacted The Belle Center from Chicago, IL to propose a fundraiser; Dan is a youth advocate and thru-hiker who planned to hike along the Pacific Crest trail. His goal was to raise a dollar for every mile that he hiked and donate all proceeds to the Center for its programs and services.

Dan accomplished his fundraising mission garnering half of his desired amount before even beginning the hike. Ultimately, he went on to exceed his fundraising goal as he hiked and raised $2,675 for the organization.  

John K. Hall: "Wanders Through the Town of Lockport"

John K. Hall: "Wanders Through the Town of Lockport"

The Niagara County  History Center is proud to recognize award-winning agriculturist and cherished fellow historian, John K Hall, through the printing of his latest book entitled, “Wandering through the Town of Lockport.”  This 100+ page book retells many of John’s “best” stories that he has collected about life in the Town.

John Hall is the living patriarch of the Hall Apple Farm and one could say that farming is in John’s blood. He graduated from Lockport High School (the old-school that is) and went on to attend Cornell University.  He was a charter member of the Lockport Volunteer Fire Company and served on the school board for ten years.  Add into the mix the Kiwanis Club, the Red Jacket Lodge Masons, Niagara County History Center, and a leader in every field of 4-H. 

A Packet Boat Partnership

A Packet Boat Partnership

They say collaboration leads to the best of solutions.  We achieve very little on our own.  It could not be truer than in Lockport, NY, where engineer Mike Weekes is teaming up with a whole community to build a genuine replica of a 19th century Erie Canal packet boat. This Buffalo businessman-turned-boat-builder,  found some new friends in Lockport, New York to help him make his dream come true.

Question: Mike, why did you consider Lockport when looking for a home for your Packet Boat building project?

A Buffalo Broadcasting Thanksgiving Day Tradition

For nearly 50 years, WBEN's Clint Buehlman WAS Buffalo radio. One of Clint's most cherished traditions was the playing of "Grandma's Thanksgiving" performed by Fred Waring & his Pennsylvanians. Join Forgotten Buffalo in this audio and visual flashback featuring historic Buffalo broadcasting images. Historic & Hip...www.ForgottenBuffalo.com

Gilda’s Club WNY Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Its Holiday Event

Gilda’s Club WNY Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Its Holiday Event

By Sarah Zawadzki

Gilda’s Club Western New York is hosting its annual Gingerbread…Gifts…Glitz event.  The event runs from December 1-4 and will be held at the Gilda’s Club clubhouse located at 1140 Delaware Avenue, corner of West Ferry, in Buffalo.

The Gingerbread….Gifts…Glitz event kicks off with a preview cocktail party on Thursday, December 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cocktail party will have a special preview of over 20 local artists who will be selling jewelry, pottery, photography, Buffalo-themed gifts, and more! These artists generously donate 20% of their profits to Gilda’s Club Western New York. The tickets for the cocktail party are $50 per person and can be ordered by calling (716) 332-5900 ext. 203 or by visiting the event website at www.gingerbreadevent.org.

Bills? Sabres? Is It Time to Break Out the Whammy?

Bills? Sabres? Is It Time to Break Out the Whammy?

Drastic times call for drastic measures. The latest slump with our football team and sporadic start to the hockey season has Forgotten Buffalo asking if its time to breakout the whammy? The whammy was an early 1980’s promotion by Bells supermarkets. Historic & Hip....learn more about Forgotten Buffalo at www.ForgottenBuffalo.com.

Holiday Art Trail Weekend, Complete with Free Concert

Holiday Art Trail Weekend, Complete with Free Concert

 

The Niagara Art Trail is pleased to present the 2011 Holiday Art Trail Weekend from November 18 through November 20, 2011. 

As in past years, the trail will include open houses at participating Niagara County galleries, studios, and shops.  Several locations taking part in this year’s event include: The Kenan Center, Donald E.