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Friends of the Poor Walk

Friends of the Poor Walk

On Saturday, September 24, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, (SVDP), Buffalo Council, will host its second annual Friends of the Poor Walk at Niagara Falls State Park on Goat Island.  One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will directly benefit Western New York individuals and families in need. At last year’s inaugural walk, more than 150 Western New Yorkers raised more than $9,800 to benefit these families.

All are welcome to participate in the walk and to walk whatever distance they can. To register, go to www.svdpwnywalk.info; participants can designate where the funds they raise will go. There is no fee to register for the walk.

Registration takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The walk begins at 10:00 a.m. with a FREE picnic to follow.

Carrousel Chat: "North Tonawanda 101"

Carrousel Chat: "North Tonawanda 101"

Thursday, August 11

Carrousel Chat: “North Tonawanda 101”

Speaker: Peter Trinkwalder, North Tonawanda City Historian

7:00pm

Free

Carrousels are a fascinating part of North Tonawanda’s past, and grew out of several broader features of the city’s history. In this program, get a general history of the town from its early development, including the key role lumber played in shaping its character. Learn also some interesting stories from the various neighborhoods that make up “The Home of the Carrousel.”

New York City Children Arrive in Amherst to a Breath of Fresh Air

New York City Children Arrive in Amherst to a Breath of Fresh Air

FRESH AIR CHILDREN FROM NEW YORK CITY ARRIVED FOR SUMMER VACATIONS IN THE WESTERN NEW YORK AREA

26 smiling New York City children boarded buses on Tuesday, August 2nd, headed for the Western New York area. The children in the attached photo reunited with their caring host families at the bus arrival in Amherst. This summer, close to 5,000 children will enjoy summer outside of the city during their stay with volunteer host families in 13 Northeastern states and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family program.

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.