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WNY Continues Support of National Domestic Awareness Month

WNY Continues Support of National Domestic Awareness Month

BUFFALO, NY – Western New York is continuing its support of domestic violence survivors this month when Child & Family Services hosts several events around town.

Both Niagara Falls and the Peace Bridge will be illuminated in purple on Thursday, October 6th at 7:30pm and 8:00 pm to show support for survivors of domestic violence around the globe.

National Grid Has Simple Tips to Cut Energy Use as Temps Rise

National Grid Has Simple Tips to Cut Energy Use as Temps Rise

NATIONAL GRID PREPARES FOR SUMMER DEMAND

June 23, 2011 – One way to make the lazy days of summer even more relaxing is to be ready for what the weather will bring.  National Grid has prepared its New York system to help customers beat the heat and urges customers to take steps to cut costs when the temperature rises.

"National Grid's increased investment in the upstate New York electric system in recent years directly supports our reliability during summer's peaks," said Kenneth D. Daly, National Grid president for New York.  "As the frequency and length of customer outages continue to improve, National Grid recognizes that ongoing investment in the system will provide our customers with the service reliability they deserve."

Catholic Charities' 2011 Appeal Hits $10 Million Mark

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 1, 2011 – The 2011 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo has topped $10 million, with less than $500,000 needed to achieve its goal of $10.5 million, the organization announced today. The goal is within reach as a recent push to contact lapsed large gift donors raised the total to $10,023,942.68.  
 
With about four weeks left until the end of Catholic Charities’ fiscal year on June 30, an additional $476,057.32 is needed in cash and pledges to reach the goal.

“Ten million dollars is a significant milestone for this campaign, and one we are grateful to be able to reach at this time,” said Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF, diocesan director for Catholic Charities. “The dedicated efforts of our volunteers and generous donors have helped us move closer and closer to our goal and we could not be more thankful. They are truly making a positive impact to the lives of those we serve.”

Thank You For Your Service and Sacrifice This Memorial Day 2011

Thank You For Your Service and Sacrifice This Memorial Day 2011
  •  A special Thank You to Edward J. Malloy for your un-selfish service to our country during WWII. During the war he trained as a flight engineer/mechanic/pilot and tail-gunner on the B-25 Mitchell Bombers in the Mediterranean Theatre, 12th Air Force 57th Bomb Wing.  He flew an incredible 63 combat missions as attested to in the certificate below.  Received AIR MEDAL for his actions on a mission over Italy on July 12 1944.  Forever Proud of You, miss you very much.  Julia, Jerry, Janet, Judy & Bob

Memorial Day Thoughts

Memorial Day Thoughts

From the Kinkaid Photo Art Blog by Robert W. Kinkaid

New Slogan: We Want Your Suggestions!

New Slogan: We Want Your Suggestions!

Western New York is under fire from a New York City based magazine for the new “Buffalo: For Real” campaign, which it has dubbed a laughing stock.

Advertising Age and its writers claim:

“Tourism slogans are reliably corny, but last week New York state took the grand prize for "Huh?" with a newly anointed slogan for its fair city to the north that's best known for its proximity to Niagara Falls and everyone's favorite 25-cent bar snack.”

To add insult to injury, in a recent Skype interview with 2 On Your Side’s own Marissa Bailey, the writer of the article, Rupal Parekh, said she and her colleagues at Ad Age "had a good laugh" about the new slogan.

WNY Veterans Need Your Vote

WNY Veterans Need Your Vote

WNY AmeriCorps & WNY Veterans Housing Coalition Compete for $25K in Foundation’s Aprons in Action Facebook Contest

BUFFALO, NY –  A project to renovate a nine unit housing complex for disabled Veterans and elderly citizens at 1416 Main Street, Buffalo, has been selected as a finalist for Aprons in Action, The Home Depot Foundation’s unique Facebook voting program, and now haS the opportunity to win the grand prize of a $25,000 gift card from The Home Depot.