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13 Over-the-Top Gingerbread Houses

13 Over-the-Top Gingerbread Houses

The Daily Meal recently compiled a list of the Top 13 Over-the-Top Gingerbread Houses and without a doubt, the builders have extreme talent.

With subjects as Occupy North Pole, Food Truck and the White House, these gingerbread houses are sure to impress.

To see the full article click here, and if you're hungry for more click here.

 

Friends of Harmony Chorus Goes Extra Mile for Food 2 Families

Friends of Harmony Chorus Goes Extra Mile for Food 2 Families

BUFFALO, NY – It takes a special individual to dedicate their time and talents towards helping others, but for one group of local men it’s a tradition.

The Friends of Harmony Chorus is a small group of men who hail from various communities across Western New York and Canada, which is known for their Barbershop style of a cappella singing.

The group spends the majority of the year giving free performances throughout the community including free patriotic-themed concerts at the Naval Park in the summer and at area hospitals during the winter to bring the holiday cheer to those who need it most.

Annual Food 2 Families Food Drive benefitting The Food Bank of WNY

 Annual Food 2 Families Food Drive benefitting The Food Bank of WNY

A check for 1188 in pounds of food was presented to WGRZ presenter Kevin O´Neill by staff of Merrill Lynch, for The Annual Food 2 Families Food Drive benefiting The Food Bank of WNY today at Tops Friendly Markets. 

 Pictured are Merrill Lynch staff members Donna Kozuch and Lauren McKenzie
  

 

Food 2 Families: What to Donate

Food 2 Families: What to Donate

The holiday season is about more than just giving presents here in WNY, it’s about giving back to others.

Today marks another annual Food 2 Families Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of WNY, the details of which can be viewed here.

If you are planning on giving this year, here is a list of items that the Food Bank is accepting:

Assemblymember Gabryszak: $100.3 Million will Provide Much-Needed Economic Boost

Assemblymember Gabryszak: $100.3 Million will Provide Much-Needed Economic Boost

“I want to congratulate the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council for being awarded a $100.3 million grant from New York State and being named a ‘Best Plan Awardee’ by the Economic Development Council. The grant provides help to stimulate our local economy, spur job creation and revitalize the region.

“The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council was thorough in its efforts to submit a plan that is practical and full of promise. Such an award is unparalleled and I look forward to our region leading New York State in ingenuity and opportunity.

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National Grid Offers Energy and Money Saving Tips for Safe, Festive Holiday Decorating

National Grid Offers Energy and Money Saving Tips for Safe, Festive Holiday Decorating

Save Big This Holiday Season with Energy-Efficient Bright Lighting 

National Grid understands the importance of celebrating the holiday season with family and friends, and warm, colorful lighting.  While the current economic climate may be imposing for many customers especially during the holidays, by following some simple energy efficiency and safety tips, customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective way to save money this holiday season.

Save Big on Lighting

Over the past few years, new lighting alternatives have become available that may cost more initially, but cost much less to maintain and operate.  Energy-efficient miniature or light-emitting diode (LED) lights use considerably less energy than traditional lighting technology. The list below provides customers with the potential costs associated with each type of lighting.

Friends of Harmony Holiday Concert

Friends of Harmony Holiday Concert

DEPEW, NY - Join the Friends of Harmony for a benefit with great tunes and great singing for a wonderful cause.

The 40+ ensemble is scheduled to perform a special Holiday Concert on Friday, December 9th at 7pm at Southeast Works Center, 181 Lincoln Street, Depew, NY.

Tickets are just $15 and all proceeds benefit the Food Bank of WNY. In addition, the public is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to the concert.

Tickets are available by calling 716-662-5192 or online at FriendsofHarmony.com.