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The 2011 Erie County Fair is Prepared for Another Big Year

The 2011 Erie County Fair is Prepared for Another Big Year

It is almost August and you know what that means, it is almost time for the Fair! Celebrating 12 days of family fun and entertainment from August 10-21 on the Hamburg Fairgrounds where kids 12 and under are FREE everyday! The Fair has been voted the top Family Fun Event by Buffalo Spree!

Some of the new FREE entertainment highlights include:

Buffalo to be Featured on the Travel Channel

Buffalo to be Featured on the Travel Channel

The Travel Channel will feature Buffalo, New York on its new television program, “Off Limits.”  Explorer and history buff Don Wildman is delving into the forbidden, hidden and unseen spaces across America.  The Buffalo, New York episode airs nationwide on Monday, June 27th at 9pm   

For over a century Buffalo, New York was a key player in powering America through the industrial revolution. Its natural wonders, like Niagara Falls, and its strategic location along the Great Lakes made it a powerhouse for the growing American empire. Host Don Wildman will get passed the gates, crawl into the dark tunnels and climb on top of its crumbling mega-structures to get a glimpse at Buffalo’s glory days. Just east of Buffalo he will unearth the ingenious engineering behind the Erie Canal.

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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.”

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

2011 Appeal Reaches $9 Million

Just two weeks after announcing the progress of the 2011 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the organization today announced that an additional $729,829.25 in cash and pledges has been received, bringing the total to $9,054,181.80 or 86.2 percent of the $10.5 million goal.

With the Appeal continuing through June 30, another $1,445,818.20 is needed in donations and pledges to achieve the goal.

Catholic Charities’ leaders expressed appreciation for the response by donors since Palm Sunday, the close of Appeal Week, and stressed the importance of reaching the goal.

Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF, Catholic Charities diocesan director, said, “We are pleased to be able to reach $9 million at this time and we are thankful for each and every donation made or pledged since mid-April. However, with the later Easter season we are aware that our time is limited.”

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.