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Annunciation to Celebrate ‘A Festival of Faiths’

Annunciation to Celebrate ‘A Festival of Faiths’

 

The final segment of the four-part Sacred Journeys series at the Church of the Annunciation in Elma will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Titled “A Festival of Faiths,” the event will feature workshops in the Buddhist, Jewish, Islamic and Hindu faith traditions.

“A Festival of Faiths” will be held in Annunciation’s school building, located at 7580 Clinton St. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. 

For more information on the Church of the Annunciation, please visit www.annunciation.cc.

 

RealtyUSA Sponsors Puppy Tales Session at Dog Ears Bookstore

RealtyUSA Sponsors Puppy Tales Session at Dog Ears Bookstore

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, would like to thank Matt Whitehead and RealtyUSA for sponsoring the recent Puppy Tales session for children ages 2 to 4.

“RealtyUSA is a huge supporter of our Puppy Tales story time,” said Thomas McDonnell, director of Dog Ears Bookstore. “Through their generosity, the children received six weeks of story time that included reading three books and enjoying a snack and a craft each week. At the end of the session the kids were able to take a book home, as usual, but in this session RealtyUSA was also kind enough to give each child a surprise — a stuffed Pluto — to take home.

NOCO Express stores raise $20,000 for United Way

NOCO Express stores raise $20,000 for United Way
NOCO Express stores, its customers, and employees raised $20,000 to support the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and several other United Ways in the region. Throughout the month of June, donations of $1, $3 or $5 were collected at all 36 NOCO Express stores through a paper t-shirt pin up campaign.  

 

“In only two years of conducting a month-long in-store campaign, our customers have generously donated more than $32,000 to support United Way programs and organizations right here in the Western New York community,” Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express.

 

"NOCO is a wonderful community partner," said Michael Weiner, United Way president and CEO. "We are grateful not only to the company for their commitment to our community, but to their customers who once again stepped up and made a difference this year through their generosity."

 

‘Funktastic Friday’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Center

‘Funktastic Friday’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Center

 

“Funktastic Friday,” a musical fundraiser to benefit the Matt Urban Center, will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo. Entertainment will be provided by Smackdab and Randle and the Late Night Scandals.

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, Friends of Reinstein Woods and the Buffalo Audubon Society are pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Garlic Mustard Challenge, a competition designed to improve habitats in three Western New York nature preserves. 

 

Substance Abuse Prevention Group Offers Free Movie Night

Substance Abuse Prevention Group Offers Free Movie Night

An area group is inviting families to bring their little minions to a free event featuring a movie and other activities.

The Lancaster-Depew Substance Abuse Prevention Council will hold its Family Fun Night on Wednesday, July 8, at the Lancaster Youth Bureau, 200 Oxford Ave.

Activities will begin at 7 p.m. and will include Family Zumba with the Lancaster YMCA, miniature golf, child identification cards with the Lancaster Police Department and refreshments.

At dusk, the film “Despicable Me 2” will be shown at the band shell next to the Youth Bureau. Attendees are asked to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs.

For more information, call 683-4444.

 

Mercy Hospital Teams with Dog Ears Bookstore to Bring Books to Waiting Rooms

Mercy Hospital Teams with Dog Ears Bookstore to Bring Books to Waiting Rooms

 

A partnership between Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Dog Ears Bookstore & Café has resulted in numerous books being delivered to the hospital’s Margaret L. Wendt Family Center waiting room. The first delivery of approximately 50 new books occurred on June 12.