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NEWS: Open Late Wednesdays, Food Truck on Thursdays, Walking Tour Sunday

NEWS: Open Late Wednesdays, Food Truck on Thursdays, Walking Tour Sunday

New Wednesday Hours

Wednesday August 3 marks the first day that the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society will open its doors for evening hours. New hours for the musuem are 12 noon to 8 p.m. Regular museum admission applies.

Look for special programming, like next week's Music at the Museum with Autistic Services (Weds. Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.). Aside from tours and vintage cartoons screened with live accompaniment on our 1911 pipe organ, there'll also be a sing-along and hands-on instrument craft-making.

Food Truck Here for Thursday Lunch

Getting Ready to Walk Off Hunger

Getting Ready to Walk Off Hunger

Get your feet ready.  It's almost time to Walk Off Hunger.

The 4th annual Walk Off Hunger to benefit the Food Bank of WNY is this weekend.  It takes place Saturday, July 30th.  Check-in begins at 5:00 and the walk is at 6:00.

Walk Off Hunger begins and ends at Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville.  It's an easy stroll of less than two miles through the neighborhood.

Channel 2's Jodi Johnston and 97 Rock's Rob Lederman are back as emcees.  The walk will once again be led by the Erie County Sheriff's Mounted Division.

After the walk, Summer Fest will feature food, entertainment, children's activities, raffles, a book sale, and more....and it will also benefit the Food Bank.

Today the Food Bank asked me to give a quick preview for their Facebook page, and since I never met a video camera I didn't like, they didn't have to ask me twice.

Friends of Harmony Strolling Quartets to Perform at the Glen Park Art Festival

Friends of Harmony Strolling Quartets to Perform at the Glen Park Art Festival

The Friends of Harmony will be entertaining the artists and visitors at the Glen Park Art Festival this Sunday, July 31st.   Barbershop quartets from the award-winning men's a cappella group from Western New York will be strolling throughout the park between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM.    Enjoy the sunshine, the beautiful artwork and the impeccable four part barbershop harmony.  Learn more about how to join the chorus or become part of a quartet or hire an ensemble for your next important event.  For more information, call Ed at 838-6903.

We Need Your Help ... Join Us On July 26th at 12 Noon

We Need Your Help ... Join Us On July 26th at 12 Noon

A DISTURBING 1 IN 5 LOCAL CHILDREN HAVE A DIAGNOSABLE MENTAL ILLNESS

CHILD & ADOLESCENT TREATMENT SERVICES TO HOST COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSIONS THROUGHOUT SUMMER

Join us on Tuesday, July 26th at 12 noon to learn how you can help...or get help.

Special Event Wednesday's at Payne Park, North Tonawanda

Special Event Wednesday's at Payne Park, North Tonawanda

SPECIAL EVENT WEDNESDAYS IN THE PARK

Every Wednesday throughout the summer North Tonawanda has planned a special event that is open for all ages at Payne Park. These activities are fun and best of all FREE!!

Schedule listed below:

July 6th - Make Your Own Ice Cream……………1PM

WNY Ford Dealers Select Three Nonprofits to Join Ford Friendship Express Family

WNY Ford Dealers Select Three Nonprofits to Join Ford Friendship Express Family

Program awards new vehicles and trip to Coca-Cola Field to deserving organizations

BUFFALO, NY – The Boys and Girls Club of Eden, Be-A-Friend Program, Inc./Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County, and Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services joined more than 60 nonprofit organizations over the last 16 years to receive the keys to a new Ford passenger van, compliments of the Western New York Ford Dealers’ Ford Friendship Express Program.

“Handing over the van keys to nonprofit organizations that provide such tremendous and necessary services in our community is a great honor,” said Scott Bieler, chairman, Ford Friendship Express selection committee. “After 16 years, the Western New York Ford Dealers are proud to keep the Ford Friendship Express tradition alive.”

Buffalo Mayor Bryon W. Brown helped the WNY Ford Dealers award the keys to the Ford Friendship Express van recipients.

Catholic Charities 2011 Appeal Exceeds Goal

Catholic Charities 2011 Appeal Exceeds Goal

BUFFALO, N.Y., July 20, 2011 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials reported today that the 2011 Appeal exceeded its $10.5 million goal by June 30 with cash and pledges received in the amount of $10,601,157.94.

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, bishop of Buffalo, declared, “Our June 30 total has met and exceeded our $10.5 million goal! For this wonderful achievement and on behalf of the people in need across our Diocese served by Catholic Charities, we thank the people of Western New York for putting us over goal this year.”

This is the first year the annual Appeal has exceeded its goal since 2007 when that year’s $11 million goal was topped by $15,000.

Joining Bishop Kmiec for the announcement were Catholic Charities’ leaders and staff, the Appeal leadership team, clergy, Appeal volunteer parish chairs and corporate volunteers.