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Jacobs to host "Passports on the Move" Outreach Event

Jacobs to host "Passports on the Move" Outreach Event

 County Clerk’s Office provides convenient Passport service
 

Erie County, NY- As a service to Erie County residents, County Clerk Chris Jacobs will be offering additional “Passports on the Move” outreach events the second Tuesday of each month. The next event will be held on Tuesday, September 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erie County Auto Bureau, located in the Northtown Plaza, 3095 Sheridan Drive in Amherst.

“The Clerk’s Office is pleased to make this service available in order to meet the growing demand for passports,” said County Clerk Jacobs. “I want to make County government more customer-centered, including offering convenient alternatives for our customers to obtain passports.”

Emerging Business Leaders to Hold Food for Thought with Colleen DiPirro

Emerging Business Leaders to Hold Food for Thought with Colleen DiPirro

The Emerging Business Leaders young professionals group welcomes the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s President & CEO, Colleen DiPirro for September’s installment of “Food for Thought” on Monday, September 16, 2013. The first ten young professionals to sign up for the event will sit down for lunch with Colleen to discuss her role within the Amherst Chamber and be able to ask questions face-to-face. The event will take place at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce located at 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200 in Williamsville from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Family Traditions Stir the Pot at The Pasta Peddler

Family Traditions Stir the Pot at The Pasta Peddler

Mike Sedia has fond memories of days that have long since passed, when he would watch his mother and grandmother prepare homemade ravioli by hand to feed their hungry family. 

“We’re Italian, and that’s what we would do on a Sunday,” recalled Mike. “Everyone loved that pasta. We always said that we should sell their pasta and sauce.”

Little did Mike know that he was predicting the future. Today, he is the proud co-owner — along with his son-in-law Eric Amodeo — of The Pasta Peddler, a business that has now been in the family since 1994.

Woman to Help Friends with Birthday Bike Ride

Depew resident and City of Tonawanda native Melissa Frawley will host her second annual Birthday Bike Trek at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.

The 42-mile trip will begin in Aqua Lane Park at the foot of Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda and follow bike and walking paths along the Erie Canalway Trail through Niawanda Park, Ellicott Creek Park and behind the state University at Buffalo.

“I will be riding 42 miles for my 42nd birthday, however, other riders can ride, walk, jog any distance they’d like,” she said. “This is an open activity where anyone can participate under their own supervision and responsibility.”

Participants can start and stop at any location along the route, she added.

Canterbury Woods Hosts Summer Celebration for Buffalo Youth

Canterbury Woods Hosts Summer Celebration for Buffalo Youth

Teddy Bear picnic enhances partnership with Read to Succeed Buffalo

 

Brilliant sunshine was rivaled only by beaming smiles at Canterbury Woods this afternoon, as the area’s premier retirement community welcomed a special group of visitors for a fun-filled summer celebration.

Residents and staff from Canterbury Woods hosted a Teddy Bear picnic for dozens of youngsters from Buffalo child care centers. The event was planned in conjunction with Read to Succeed Buffalo, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing childhood literacy and improving student achievement by placing a priority on literacy for children from birth to age eight.

The Belle Center Appoints Lucy A. Candelario As Executive Director

The Belle Center Appoints Lucy A. Candelario As Executive Director
The Belle Center Appoints Lucy A. Candelario As Executive Director

After a year without a permanent Executive Director, The Belle Center looks to a familiar face to steer the community agency into new phases of growth.

Family, Friends Help Teacher Battle Cancer

Family, Friends Help Teacher Battle Cancer

A school community is uniting to help one of its own.

Family and friends of Caryn Brown Reardon, a second-grade teacher at Cayuga Heights Elementary School in Depew, will hold a fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

Brown Reardon, who has taught in the Depew Union-Free School District for 15 years, suffers from a rare form of cancer known as peritoneal cancer, which affects the abdomen. 

The event will include a $2,500 drawing, basket and 50/50 raffles, a silent auction, food, beverages and a performance by Terry Buchwald.