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Main Street Marketplace to Host Community Groups Each Week

Main Street Marketplace to Host Community Groups Each Week

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s 16-week farmers’ market sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, will provide a free informational table each week to a local community group. The market runs from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall. In the event of bad weather, the market moves into the parking lot in front of the West Seneca Ice Rink.

Following is the market’s 2016 community group schedule:

May 12: West Seneca Chamber of Commerce

May 19: Friends of the West Seneca Public Library

May 26: West Seneca Rotary

June 2: Burchfield Nature and Art Center

June 9: West Seneca Community Emergency Response Team

Art Show and Sale to Benefit Students Impacted by Loss of Funds

Art Show and Sale to Benefit Students Impacted by Loss of Funds

A Small Town Art Show and Sale, a benefit to raise funds to replace money allegedly stolen from the Pavilion Central School District Parent Teacher Organization, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at BW’s Country Club Banquet Facility, 11070 Perry Road, Pavilion. 

The show will feature numerous pieces of art donated by local artists and Pavilion students. There will be artwork priced to sell, plus silent and live auctions.

NOCO Express donates more than $14,000 to Buffalo City Mission

NOCO Express donates more than $14,000 to Buffalo City Mission
To assist those in need in the local community during the cold winter months, NOCO Express launched a Code Blue fundraising campaign at its 31 Western New York stores to benefit Buffalo City Mission. NOCO customers generously donated $7,148 by purchasing Code Blue paper snowflakes from February 16 -28. NOCO matched that contribution for a total donation to the Buffalo City Mission of $14,296. In addition, five NOCO Express stores also served as collection points where people could donate winter coats, warmer clothing, gloves and socks.

“This was the first year we partnered with the Buffalo City Mission to raise awareness for the work they do to ensure no one in the Queen City is left outside in the cold,” said Michael Newman, NOCO’s executive vice president. “Our customers responded generously to the call to action to assist those men and women who rely on the Buffalo City Mission for shelter, warmth and a hot meal.”

 

Fashion industry provides creative outlet for Lancaster student

Fashion industry provides creative outlet for Lancaster student

CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK (March 2, 2016) – Fashion design has opened doors for Lancaster High School student Ericka Schenk, an aspiring clothes designer.


Ericka will be exhibiting her designs along with 10 other students representing a total of eight local school districts at the “Limitless” fashion show. Students of the Erie 1 BOCES Fashion Design and Merchandising program will be modeling their creations on March 10 at Walden Galleria.


Ericka has been working on designs inspired by dance. Using knit and form-fitted fabrics, she hopes to create a clothing line that will use accessories to emphasize her designs.


“My favorite part of fashion is actually sewing the pieces together to form the final product,” stated Ericka. “I also enjoy fashion illustrating. With illustrating you are able to put your ideas on paper before you start to make it.”

FUNraiser Aims to Fight Brain Cancer

FUNraiser Aims to Fight Brain Cancer

The C4 Foundation – Colin’s Crusade against Childhood Cancer – will hold a FUNraiser with Paint & Sip Drinkable Arts from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2692 Club, 4569 Broadway, Depew.

 

Admission will be $50 per person presale, which includes a choice of glassware to paint and take home, one sheet of basket raffle tickets, wine, beer, coffee, soft drinks and food. Admission for those not planning to paint a glass will be $25.

NOCO Express raises $13,000 for Salvation Army

NOCO Express raises $13,000 for Salvation Army
In this season of giving, NOCO Express customers and employees donated $13,000 to support The Salvation Army of Buffalo. Throughout the month of November, paper kettles were sold for $1 each at all NOCO Express’ 35 locations to benefit The Salvation Army.

“Our in-store campaign to support The Salvation Army was a success as customers generously gave to support those most in need right here in Western New York,” said Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express. “Thank you to our customers and associates who embraced the giving spirit of the season to help their neighbors.”