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As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for Emergency Situations

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for  Emergency Situations


Safety is Top Priority in All Emergencies; National Grid Follows Well-Tested Plans for Restoration

  

National Grid crews prepare for winter storms all year round by taking part in drills and familiarizing themselves with time-tested emergency restoration plans. As the season approaches, the company urges its customers to also prepare for possible storms and power outages,  as well as learning important safety tips in case of an unexpected event.

Consumer's Beverages Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Genesee Cream Ale

Consumer's Beverages Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Genesee Cream Ale

Ten stores will host tastings of freshly brewed Genesee Cream Ale on draught 

BUFFALO, NY – Celebrate Genesee Cream Ale’s 50th anniversary this Saturday, December 18 at Buffalo-area Consumer’s Beverages. To commemorate this half-century milestone, 10 select stores will have an anniversary tasting with Genesee Cream Ale on tap at the growler* filling stations.

The Genesee Brewing Company introduced Genesee Cream Ale in 1960. Commonly known as “Cream Ale,” the beer was innovative for its time. It was one of the first beers to blend the smoothness of a lager and the flavor of an ale, creating a new beer style in the industry. Fermented at higher temperatures, aged longer and brewed with a special top-fermenting yeast, Genesee's brewmasters take the extra step of kraesening, which produces natural carbonation, resulting in a true ale with an exceptionally smooth flavor.

Amherst Senior Center Swings into Christmas at Annual Lunch

Amherst Senior Center Swings into Christmas at Annual Lunch

The Amherst Senior Center welcomed Christmas Dec. 15 with a delicious pork chop dinner and the music of local entertainer Jack Civiletto. Nearly 200 seniors enjoyed the annual event, which featured a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Christmas Program to Feature Annunciation School Students

Christmas Program to Feature Annunciation School Students

Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host its annual Christmas program beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 16. Performed by students from Annunciation School, the event is open to the public.

 Offering academic programs for students in Pre-K through Grade 8, Annunciation currently serves the following school districts: Alden, Alexander, Attica, East Aurora, Cheektowaga, Depew, Iroquois, Lancaster, Orchard Park and West Seneca. For more information or to arrange a tour of the school, please call 681-1327 or visit www.annunciationschoolelma.com.

'Like’ the Food Bank of WNY

'Like’ the Food Bank of WNY

BUFFALO, NY – The Food Bank of Western New York is asking for help in a different way this winter.

In addition to cash and food donations, the Food Bank is asking that Western New Yorkers ‘like’ them; on Facebook that is.

“We are currently in the middle of a national in-store Walmart food drive,” Jeremy Juhasz, Social Media Coordinator for the Food Bank said. “The folks at Walmart have also set up a separate web site specifically for a complimentary Facebook competition among 100 markets spanning the nation.”

Facebook users choose to “support” a region, and Walmart will distribute $1.5 million to hunger relief organizations in those regions that finish 1-5. The Food Bank of WNY is part of those organizations listed underneath the Buffalo/Niagara Falls umbrella.

Here is all you have to do.

Annunciation Students Donate 906 Pounds of Food to Food Bank of WNY

Annunciation Students Donate 906 Pounds of Food to Food Bank of WNY

The spirit of giving was truly evident Wednesday as students and parents from Annunciation School in Elma delivered 906 pounds of food to the Food Bank of WNY! Special thanks to the local community for their contributions as well.

Offering academic programs for students in Pre-K3 through Grade 8, Annunciation currently serves the following school districts: Iroquois, Lancaster, Alden, East Aurora, West Seneca, Depew, Cheektowaga, Orchard Park, Alexander and Attica. For more information or to arrange a tour of the school, located at 7580 Clinton St., please call 681-1327. 

Annunciation School “touches hearts, teaches minds and transforms lives!” 

Last Week to Enter the Amherst Holiday Display Contest ... View Entries Here

Last Week to Enter the Amherst Holiday Display Contest ... View Entries Here

Who's Got the Best-Dressed House in Amherst?

Enter the WGRZ Holiday Display Contest to win a $100 gift certificate for Target, and you can stock up on even more decorations for next year! (Click READ MORE below to check out the competition and post your entry.)