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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.

UB on the Green Last Concert Tonight

UB on the Green Last Concert Tonight

Please join us for a UB Inauguration Week event at UB on the Green Wednesday September 21st from 6:00-8:00pm on the Hayes Hall lawn along Main Street on the UB South Campus.

UB on the Green is a free, outdoor, family-friendly festival of music, dance, and fun in the South Campus neighborhood. Picnic with your neighbors at UB and enjoy great entertainment. Feel free to bring food and beverage to this family friendly, alcohol-free event. Refreshments also will be available for sale.

Go Purple Tomorrow for Alzheimer’s Action Day

Go Purple Tomorrow for Alzheimer’s Action Day

With more than 35 million people living with dementia around the world and nearly 15 million Americans caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, this global epidemic demands the same attention as its peers in the top 10 causes of death in the U.S.  Join the Alzheimer’s Association on Wednesday, September 21st – Alzheimer’s Action Day – in declaring that “The End of Alzheimer’s Starts with Me” and going purple.

Pick up a free purple ribbon at one of the Alzheimer’s Association’s information tables at the Galleria Mall, McKinley Mall, Eastern Hills Mall, Boulevard Mall or Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls on September 21st from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Additional information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as the upcoming Walks to End Alzheimer’s will also be available at the information tables. 

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.