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New Weber’s Three-pack to Aid Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

New Weber’s Three-pack to Aid Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

 

Buffalo-based Heintz & Weber Co., Inc., makers of the top-selling mustard in Western New York, today introduced a new three-pack of assorted condiments including Weber’s famous Horseradish Mustard, Hot Texas Sandwich Sauce and Piccalilli Relish. A portion of the proceeds from each package sold will benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a nonprofit organization at the forefront of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy research.

Congressman Gives Strategic Perspective on National Security at Daemen Lecture

Congressman Gives Strategic Perspective on National Security at Daemen Lecture

U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, a decorated Army war veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, shared his vision and proposed strategy to counter national security threats, at a Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held on Sept. 22.

Speaking before the Daemen community, area business leaders, veterans and members of the military, Gibson addressed the need to “secure our rights as a social contract, and to pursue an international policy of peace through strength and deterrence. We need to give our military and diplomatic leaders the tools to help shape policy in the Middle East and other trouble spots that threaten the United States.”

He added, “We have work to do to obtain deterrence and peace through strength. The men and women serving in our nation’s Armed Forces don’t expect much, but the least we can give them is the resources to do their critically important jobs.”

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Donor and Event Coordinator

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Donor and Event Coordinator

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed Frank Andzik as Donor and Event Coordinator under its Appeal Department, which oversees the agency’s annual multi-million dollar fundraising campaign.

As donor and event coordinator, Andzik will serve as liaison to several key constituencies including the Appeal leadership team, Appeal Community Division, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Campaign for Human Development through various verbal and written communications, including presentations, letters, memos and required reports.

He will also oversee solicitation meetings and donor recognition events, as well as assist the Appeal Advancement Director in scheduling and prospect research of Major and Planned Gift prospects.

Andzik most recently was Director of Special Events, Public Relations and Development for Autism Services, Inc. before joining Catholic Charities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Canisius College.

Nearly 20 Football, Baseball Stars Slated to Attend Annual WNY Sports Card Expo

Nearly 20 Football, Baseball Stars Slated to Attend Annual WNY Sports Card Expo

 

Eighteen well-known athletes — including 13 former Major League Baseball players and five NFL stars, are scheduled to appear at the annual Western New York Sports Card Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. 

Former Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas, Darryl Talley and Ken Jones will take part in the show, presented by The Sports Corner, along with San Diego Chargers Hall of Famer Charlie Joiner and Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright. The Jones autograph is free with a paid admission ticket.

From Engineer to Entrepreneur ...

From Engineer to Entrepreneur ...

 

By Lauren Kirchmyer

Quitting a steady job to become an entrepreneur is a scary change filled with uncertainty. The move comes with a lot of hope and hard work, but according to local entrepreneur Adam Kern, the change can be a rewarding one.

The Orchard Park native graduated from the University at Buffalo and worked as an engineer when he started designing his own T-shirts through a company he named My Buffalo Shirt.

MQA Teacher’s Act of Kindness is Going Viral

MQA Teacher’s Act of Kindness is Going Viral

 

Jackie Sandel, the AIS reading teacher at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, has always been a big fan of the band Def Leppard and has seen them in concert several times. But on July 12, when the band visited Darien Lake, it was the very first time she was able to obtain meet-and-greet tickets that would provide a brief opportunity to meet members of the band prior to their local performance.

Sandel, who has a knack for making people feel welcomed and appreciated, decided to present the band with a gift bag welcoming them to Buffalo. One of the items was a “Campbell Tough” T-shirt that she personally designed and created for one of the band members, guitarist Vivian Campbell, who is currently battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Amherst Police looking for men who stole from restaurant


AMHERST, N.Y. -- Amherst Police are looking for two men who stole money from a Williamsville restaurant in August.

Police are looking for help identifying two white males that they say stole money from a restaurant.