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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.

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:

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.

Hull House Events Focus on History, Protecting Puppies

Hull House Events Focus on History, Protecting Puppies

Experience the holiday traditions of the 1800s as volunteers at the Hull Family Home & Farmstead present Christmas at Hull House from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, at the home, 5976 Genesee St., at Pavement Road, Lancaster.

The holiday open house will include recipes, folk lore, music, exhibits, demonstrations and photographs from the era.

A second event will make your four-legged friends feel right at home as the Hull House hosts “Hounds of the Howlidays” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The event serves as a benefit for the non-profit group WNY Citizens Against Puppy Mills, a humane education organization.

Attendees are welcome to bring their dogs for photos with Santa and to enjoy a bake sale, hot cocoa, cookies, gifts and more. For more information, call 937-3829.

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.

What 2 Do This Week

What 2 Do This Week

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of fun and for proof, look no further than some of the events happening this week:

Sunday, September 18

Gowanda's Heritage Harvest Festival.  2 Jamestown Street.  Activities include the annual Scarecrow contest, children's activities, pie/cake auction, a craft show, vendors, art show, chicken BBQ, live music, dancing and a more.  Don't forget to take a tour of Pine Hill Cemetery with area residents dressed in period costume representing various well known and not-so-well-known people buried in the cemetery.

2011 GREAT AMERICAN Antique Weeks:  May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, August 14th, September 18th, October 16th.

What 2 Do This Week

What 2 Do This Week

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of fun and for proof, look no further than some of the events happening this week:

Wednesday, September 14

6-8pm:  UB on the Green.  UB South Campus, Rotary Field.  UB on the Green is a free, outdoor, family-friendly festival of music, dance, and fun.  Picnic with your neighbors at UB and enjoy great entertainment, hands-on activities and dynamic demonstrations and workshops for all.  Feel free to bring food and beverage to this family friendly, alcohol-free event. Refreshments available for sale.

Thursday, September 15

10am-12pm:  Wellness Walk.  Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo 14203.