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Red Jacket Awards at the Historical Society Honor Letro, Walsh

Red Jacket Awards at the Historical Society Honor Letro, Walsh

The Board of Managers of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society is pleased to announce that they have selected Cindy Abbott Letro, and John N. Walsh as recipients of its annual Red Jacket Award. The board will present the awards at a dinner and ceremony at the Historical Society’s museum on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.

The Red Jacket Award is given annually in recognition of quiet, continued, unbroken devotion to civic progress. Created 54 years ago, in 1957, by the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, the award is based upon a medal presented in 1792 by President George Washington to the renowned Seneca orator and leader Red Jacket.

Second Annual Harvest Fest Family Day

Second Annual Harvest Fest Family Day

Join us for our second annual Harvest Fest, taking place on Sunday, September 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. This event is made possible with generous support from the Northwest Buffalo Community Center. All ages are welcome to come and enjoy.

The ALL LIVE entertainment will include music by the Canal Street String Band, plus:

Sunday Evening Mass Returns at Annunciation Church

Sunday Evening Mass Returns at Annunciation Church

The 6 p.m. Sunday Mass returns September 18 at Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Other weekend Masses are at 5 p.m. Saturday and 8, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Come pray with us! 

Saturday Mass features a contemporary ensemble, while the 8 a.m. Sunday Mass features an organist/cantor. The 10 a.m. Mass offers contemporary music and a Children’s Liturgy of the Word, while 11:30 Mass features the Voices of Praise Choir. Contemporary music is featured during the 6 p.m. Sunday Mass, which is offered from mid-September through May.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is held at 4 p.m. Saturday or by appointment. Anointing of the Sick is offered on the first Saturday of every month during 5 p.m. Mass.

UB on the Green Tonight

UB on the Green Tonight

Tonight continues the fifth season of UB on the Green, a free outdoor performance series held on the UB South Campus. This evening's event features two local artists and will be held in a new location on Rotary Field on the South Campus along Bailey Avenue from 6:00-8:00pm. Attendees can enter on Coal Road and free parking is available in the lot on the right across from the field.

Billy Drease Williams will open the show at 6:00. He is a man of many talents who shares his positive experiences and talents to encourage and inspire students through his Hip-Hop performances he calls: “Finding A.M.Y.”  

Weinberg Campus Residents Pack & Ship 32 Care Packages to the Troops

Weinberg Campus Residents Pack & Ship 32 Care Packages to the Troops

Residents of Weinberg Campus spent part of Saturday, September 10th creating 32 care packages for the troops.   All of the items were donated by residents and the community as part of Weinberg Campus “Summer Salute to Soldiers”.  Each care package included handwritten letters to the troops which were written by the residents, volunteers and staff.

The care packages are being shipped to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Three Weinberg Campus employees who have family members serving overseas will be among the recipients of a care packages for their units.

The residents who organized the event are members of the Gilda Tunis Soldiers Fund which was founded in honor of the late Gilda Tunis, a Weinberg resident, who started the effort two years ago to help bring letters, personal care items and packages to soldiers in need.  Those efforts have now generated over 127 care packages sent to the troops.

Two Area Top Bands to Play at The 2nd Annual Conquer Chiari Walk Across America this Weekend!

Two Area Top Bands to Play at The 2nd Annual Conquer Chiari Walk Across America this Weekend!

This Saturday 80's Rockband "Hair Nation" and "The Diva Show Band" will play at the 2nd Annual Buffalo/WNY Conquer Chiari Walk Across America to help raise funds for Chiari, Syringomyelia, and Tethered Cord Research. Chiari affects over 300,000 people in the US.

Rummage Sale, Pork Chop Dinner Slated at Annunciation

Rummage Sale, Pork Chop Dinner Slated at Annunciation

The Ladies Sodality at Annunciation parish will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, in the school gym, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Included in the sale will be household items, clothing, jewelry, books, tools and more. Admission is just 50 cents.

The parish will also hold its fifth annual pork chop dinner, sponsored by the Home School Guild and the Holy Name Society, on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Selbert Hall. Tickets are pre-sale only and can be purchased in the school or parish office. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for children.