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Annual Friends of Harmony "Singing Spaghetti Supper"

Annual Friends of Harmony "Singing Spaghetti Supper"

"Singing Spaghetti Supper" to be Held on Sunday, October 9th

The Friends of Harmony male barbershop chorus is proud to announce its 7th annual Singing Spaghetti Supper on Sunday, October 9th.  The price of $10.00 ($5.00 for children 12 and under) includes all the spaghetti you can eat, meatballs, rolls, salad, dessert and beverage.    Beer and wine is also available for a modest price.  Continuous musical entertainment is provided by the chorus along with prizes and gift basket raffles.   Authentic barbershop quartets will perform for you right at your table.  The dinner runs from 4pm to 8pm at the Clarence Town Park Clubhouse in Clarence, NY.  For questions, call Dan at 741-3926 or just stop by.

Annunciation School Earns National Honor for Hunger-fighting Work

Annunciation School Earns National Honor for Hunger-fighting Work

Annunciation School in Elma recently received a National School of Distinction status from the Schools Fight Hunger program. Fewer than 2,000 schools nationwide earned this level of distinction in the 2010-2011 school year.

The National School of Distinction status is awarded to schools that demonstrate notable enthusiasm, creativity or dedication in getting involved with the hunger cause. Whether it’s activating students around a school-wide food drive, organizing volunteers for a local pantry or food bank or cultivating a school garden to provide fresh produce for the cause, schools across the country have been playing a larger role in helping to fight hunger nationwide.

Law Enforcement to Serve Patrons Not Tickets at Amherst Applebee’s

Law Enforcement to Serve Patrons Not Tickets at Amherst Applebee’s

Local law enforcement officials will be on-hand at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurant in Amherst, NY from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, but they won’t be enforcing laws or serving up tickets.  Instead, the officers will be serving Applebee’s customers all to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes in New York State. More than 40 Applebee’s locations across the state will participate in Law and Orders night.

Officers will join forces with employees of the Amherst Applebee’s located at 1641 Niagara Falls Blvd, and assist servers and hosts by performing their various tasks. In return, Applebee’s customers will have the option to tip the officers, directly benefitting the more than 51,000 Special Olympics athletes in New York State.

"Back to Football Friday" Celebration Features Buffalo Bills Player

"Back to Football Friday" Celebration Features Buffalo Bills Player

Buffalo Bills linebacker Andra Davis recently helped students at Gateway-Longview's Lynde School in Williamsville celebrate the start of the NFL season.

More than 200 students, faculty and staff at the school took part in a "Back to Football Friday" celebration, an event that was held to support Gateway-Longview's NFL Play 60 grant application.

If selected as a recipient of the grant, Gateway-Longview will receive $10,000 towards the construction of a new therapeutic playground at its Lynde School, which will help to match a $70,000 grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation. The grant's recipients will be selected in October.

More photos from the "Back to Football Friday" celebration can be found on Gateway-Longview's Facebook fan page.

Gateway-Longview would like to thank the Buffalo Bills for their continued partnership. It is greatly appreciated.

Support United Way While You Shop at Wegmans

Support United Way While You Shop at Wegmans

Once again this year, Wegmans and local United Ways are teaming up to raise funds for local health and human services, and giving will be as easy as going grocery shopping.

Wegmans ran a checkout campaign for the first time locally last year, raising over $140,000 in its Erie County stores alone.  Theresa Jackson, Wegmans consumer affairs manager, said that this effort is integral to the company’s commitment to the community.  “Support for United Way is part of our corporate philosophy,” she said.  “Our employees are very supportive of United Way, and we are proud to offer our customers the opportunity to demonstrate their generosity as well.”

Through October 3, Wegmans shoppers in Erie, Niagara and Southern Chautauqua Counties in New York and in Erie, Pennsylvania will be able to make a donation to their local United Way as they pay for their groceries simply by telling their cashier they wish to donate $2, $3, $5, or any other amount.

Student Boosts Job Skills, Gains Work Experience at Ladies of Charity Summer Program

Student Boosts Job Skills, Gains Work Experience at Ladies of Charity Summer Program

While most students spent their summer vacation soaking up the sun and enjoying a break from school, 20-year-old Matt* came to Buffalo from upstate New York to gain work experience and job-readiness skills at Ladies of Charity, an affiliate organization of Catholic Charities of Buffalo.

Matt came to Catholic Charities through the Summer Employment Experience (SEE) program at the Olmsted Center for Sight, 1170 Main St., Buffalo. Matt, who has special needs and is visually impaired, can read large print and travel independently using public transportation and a cane.

As a SEE participant, Matt gained valuable technological, employment and independent living skills in a supervised job setting from June 26 to July 29, with his career goal focused on working in retail. The SEE program provides blind and/or visually impaired high school students the opportunity to learn about the world of work over a five-week period.

Last Chance to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer

Last Chance to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer

Less than two weeks until WNY's Largest Breast Cancer Awareness Month Event, American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is Sunday, October 2nd

BUFFALO, NY – Less than two weeks from now thousands of Western New Yorkers will gather together in Niagara Square in a massive show of support for the fight against breast cancer. And organizers from the American Cancer Society stress that it’s not too late to get involved.