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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.

Buffalo Local Pledges to Go Bald for Bob Harper

Buffalo Local Pledges to Go Bald for Bob Harper

On August 8th, Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary will be coming to Minty Wellness, a spa, hotel, and restaurant located in Darien Center. beginning at 4pm, Gene Baur will talk about the first 25 years of Farm Sanctuary, stories of rescue, and his national best seller "Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food".

Gabryszak: Cheektowaga’s Annual Pulaski Day Parade celebrates Polish-American heritage

Gabryszak: Cheektowaga’s Annual Pulaski Day Parade celebrates Polish-American heritage

Each year in the middle of July, Polish-Americans from around Western New York come together to celebrate their heritage and patriotism during Pulaski Day. In honor of American Revolutionary War hero and Polish aristocrat, General Casimir Pulaski, the celebration also marks the annual Pulaski Day Parade that allows both young and old to enjoy the sights and sounds of our rich Polish-American legacy.

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: