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Old Home Days in Williamsville July 12th-15th

 

Jul 2011 12th-15thTues-Thurs 12-11Williamsville Family Tradition with rides, games &
great food. Giant Beer Tent with live entertainment.
Open everyday 12-11pm with ride specials 12-
4pm. Giant Parade on Tues h/c accessIsland ParkMain Street, Williamsville 14221716-741-9518

 

Falls Street Rib Festival

Falls Street Rib Festival

 

Fri. Jul 15 201107/15/2011 4pm-10pm, 07/16/2011 11am-7pmThe Falls Street Rib Festival will feature a mix of
great music from a variety of local artists,
delightful food vendors, and entertainment for
all! Smoke will be in the air!

h/c accessOld Falls StreetOld Falls St. , Niagara Falls, NY 14303www.FallsStreet.com278-2100

 

1st Source Servall Donates Appliances to Community Shelters, Food Pantries

1st Source Servall Donates Appliances to Community Shelters, Food Pantries

1st Source Servall to replace aging appliances for six area organizations that provide services to some of the community’s most in need residents

BUFFALO, NY –1st Source Servall, one of the country's largest distributors of appliance parts with operations in Western New York, is celebrating its first year of operations in the Northeast by assisting six local organizations that provide services to some of the most vulnerable populations in the community.  1st Source Servall and its local employees are donating 30 new Whirlpool brand appliances to the following Food Bank of Western New York serviced organizations:

Getting Ready to Walk the Walk in Williamsville

Getting Ready to Walk the Walk in Williamsville

From a Statement Released by the Food Bank of WNY

The 4th annual Walk Off Hunger to benefit the Food Bank of WNY will be held Saturday July 30th.  The walk is an easy stroll of less than two miles, beginning and ending at Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville.  Check-in is at 5:00 and the walk is at 6:00.

Channel 2’s Jodi Johnston is back as emcee, along with 97 Rock’s Rob Lederman.

Buster Bison and Billy Buffalo will both be there, and the Erie County Mounted Patrol will lead the walk.

Registration is $15 for one person, $25 for a couple, and $30 for a family up to four. ($5 for each additional child)  Walkers will receive a free t-shirt along with other goodies.

Walkers with more than $500 in pledges will get gift cards, walkers with the most pledges will get prizes, and the first 25 children with $50 in pledges will get Speed Racer cars.

Fresh Air Fund Welcomes New York City Children

Fresh Air Fund Welcomes New York City Children

AMHERST, N.Y. - The Western New York Committee of the Fresh Air Fund will be greeting 28 New York City children as they arrive in Amherst on July 12, 2011. The youngsters are six to 18 years old and will be visiting for two weeks or more. Some are leaving home and New York City for the first time, while others are returning to visit the same host families for consecutive summers.

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million children since 1877. Each summer, thousands of New York City children from low-income neighborhoods visit volunteer host families in 13 Northeastern states and Canada. In 2011, The Fund celebrates its 135th summer of serving children with a wide variety of special events and volunteer opportunities.

On July 12, 2011, The Fresh Air Fund’s Christine Tedesco will be on hand to welcome the young visitors.

Mary Queen of Angels Students Earn Patriotism Awards

Mary Queen of Angels Students Earn Patriotism Awards

Several students from Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga won patriotic contests sponsored by the Pvt. Leonard Post Jr. Post Ladies Auxiliary during the recently concluded school year. Kindergarten coloring contest winners included Timothy D., Alexis H. and Danica P. Third grade poster contest winners were Emily R. and Kyra L., while fifth grade essay contest winners included Joe W., Nicholas C., Nicole K., Jacob B. and Christian S.

Local Businesses Collaborate to Send Aid to Joplin

Local Businesses Collaborate to Send Aid to Joplin

New Buffalo Shirt Factory and Federal Express join forces to provide Aid

BUFFALO, NY - New Buffalo Shirt Factory is the leading printing innovator in the apparel industry with a global manufacturing presence and a dedicated Research and Development facility.  They have enjoyed great success as their industry leader, employing environmentally friendly, green chemistry.  Talk about local pride.  At the top of New Buffalo Shirt is a charismatic couple, Jon and Linda Weiss.  The company recycles misprinted T-shirts into paper and insulation.  However, they felt the shirts could be recycled in another way.  Touched by the overwhelming need of the people of Joplin, Missouri after the May 22 tornadoes, they were motivated to help.

Working through The Salvation Army Buffalo office, arrangements were made for the Weiss’s donation of 24 boxes of t-shirts and hoodies and 50 L.I.F.E.