Our network

Community Spirit

Take Another Look at Buffalo

Take Another Look at Buffalo

 

All Buffalonians are invited to bring the family and friends who come to town to celebrate Thanksgiving to the fabulous City Hall on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. to Take Another Look at Buffalo.

Celebrate the resurgence of the city. From the cranes on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to HARBORCENTER, Canalside and the re-watered canals, Larkinville, RiverWorks, Solar City and the Outer Harbor, there is so much progress to see … and it is all visible from the City Hall Observation Decks on both the 25th and the 28th floors. But Take Another Look offers additional views of Buffalo, as well.

NOCO raises more than $25,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

NOCO raises more than $25,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
NOCO customers and employees came together to raise $25,015 throughout August and September to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter.

“As a company firmly committed to giving back to our local community, NOCO has been a proud supporter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter since 2013,” said Michael Bradley, chief financial officer and senior vice president, NOCO.  “In just those three years, NOCO has been proud to donate nearly $60,000 in customer and employee donations to support ongoing research and programs for members of our community impacted by blood cancers.”

New Weber’s Three-pack to Aid Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

New Weber’s Three-pack to Aid Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

 

Buffalo-based Heintz & Weber Co., Inc., makers of the top-selling mustard in Western New York, today introduced a new three-pack of assorted condiments including Weber’s famous Horseradish Mustard, Hot Texas Sandwich Sauce and Piccalilli Relish. A portion of the proceeds from each package sold will benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a nonprofit organization at the forefront of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy research.

MQA Teacher’s Act of Kindness is Going Viral

MQA Teacher’s Act of Kindness is Going Viral

 

Jackie Sandel, the AIS reading teacher at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, has always been a big fan of the band Def Leppard and has seen them in concert several times. But on July 12, when the band visited Darien Lake, it was the very first time she was able to obtain meet-and-greet tickets that would provide a brief opportunity to meet members of the band prior to their local performance.

Sandel, who has a knack for making people feel welcomed and appreciated, decided to present the band with a gift bag welcoming them to Buffalo. One of the items was a “Campbell Tough” T-shirt that she personally designed and created for one of the band members, guitarist Vivian Campbell, who is currently battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Dog Ears Bookstore, Erie County Youth Bureau Team Up for Successful Camps

Dog Ears Bookstore, Erie County Youth Bureau Team Up for Successful Camps

 

Dog Ears Bookstore recently finished three weeks of reading and writing summer camps sponsored by the Erie County Youth Bureau. The camps were run by New York State-certified teachers and featured reading and writing activities, games and much more, all of which aligned with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. 

Each morning the children gathered at the bookstore to discuss the day’s activity which was followed by a related writing piece. At the end of the week, each participant had five publishable pieces of work in their portfolio. This is the first year Erie County has sponsored the camps that keep children engaged in learning throughout the summer months, ensuring a smooth transition to the next school year. 

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue, Basket Auction on November 7

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue, Basket Auction on November 7

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a chicken barbecue and basket auction from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Variety Club Banquet Hall, 6114 Broadway, Lancaster.

Dinners are take-out only and will include a half chicken from BW’s Barbecue plus a cream corn bake, mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade noodle salad, roll and dessert. The cost for the chicken dinner is just $10 per person.

Fundraiser to Benefit Alzheimer's Association of WNY

An event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of WNY will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Lancaster Moose Lodge, 5437 Broadway, Lancaster.

 

The fundraiser will feature a Zumbathon, basket auction, refreshments and live music.

 

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

 

For more information, call Karen Overhoff at 681-2255 or Janis Graham at 380-5897.