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Hockey Fans Heading to London for 11-day FanFest Event

Hockey Fans Heading to London for 11-day FanFest Event

 

Celebrating the Ontario Hockey League and the Hockey Hall of Fame showcase, Downtown London FanFest in nearby London, Ontario, is the perfect way for fans and athletes on both sides of the border to celebrate Canada’s national pastime!

An 11-day celebration taking place from May 15-25, FanFest is free, open to the public and will run daily around Budweiser Gardens and Covent Garden Market Square. Activities will include an interactive PlayStation gaming experience, a CHL creative zone with a theatre-style environment showcasing a video tribute to the Canadian Hockey League, as well as an OHL-themed Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit with interactive hockey games for all to enjoy.  

May is Full of Special Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

May is Full of Special Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will be a popular place during the month of May, with several special events filling the calendar.

May charges out of the gate with a Kentucky Derby Spring Hat Luncheon & Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3. Festivities will include a delicious meal, auction, fashion show, hat contest and much more. The basket auction will start at 11 a.m., with lunch served at noon. Tickets are just $25 and are available by calling BNHV at 689-1440 or online at www.bnhv.org.

Friends of Harmony Chorus Salutes "The Spectacular Sixties"

Friends of Harmony Chorus Salutes "The Spectacular Sixties"

The Friends of Harmony male chorus, under the direction of Brett Heintzman, will be performing an all a cappella concert entitled "The Spectacular Sixties" on May 2nd and 3rd. It's a musical extravaganza packed with up tunes, ballads and enduring classics from the 1960's made famous by artists like the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Neil Sedaka and many others sung in beautiful 4-part barbershop style harmony.

Performances will be on Friday, May 2nd at the Sweet Home High School in Amherst and on Saturday, May 3rd at the East Aurora High School. Both shows start at 7:30PM.

Appeal Week 2014 Culminates with $8.88 Million Raised for 90th Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

Appeal Week 2014 Culminates with $8.88 Million Raised for  90th Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 15, 2014 – The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, provided his second report on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal today, revealing $8,886,816.65 has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2014.

Today’s total represents 82.3 percent of the final goal, which is trending slightly ahead of last year at this time when 80.2 percent of goal was reached. Funds raised for Appeal 2014 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61 sites throughout the eight-county region. The annual campaign runs through June 30 and carries a goal of $10.8 million.

During Appeal Week, which ran from April 6-13, parish volunteers and pastors across Western New York led a concerted effort to gather donations, and participated in fundraising activities in order to bring the Appeal closer to its final goal.

International Experts to Examine Crisis in Ukraine

International Experts to Examine Crisis in Ukraine

“Crisis in Ukraine” will be examined in a roundtable discussion by faculty experts, including a guest historian from Poland, from 3 to 5 p.m. April 26 in Daemen College’s Schenck Hall Auditorium.

Panelists will include guest scholar Dr. Tomasz Pudłocki, assistant professor of history at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, as well as Dr. Jacek Lubecki, associate professor and director of the Center for International Studies at Georgia Southern University; Dr. Steven Maddox, assistant professor of history at Canisius College; and Dr. John D. Occhipinti, chair of political science at Canisius. Moderator will be Dr. Andrew Kier Wise, department chair and associate professor of history at Daemen.

Hamburg Chooses New Vendor For Woodlawn Beach Concession Stand


HAMBURG, NY- The town of Hamburg chose a new vendor Monday night to run the concession stand at Woodlawn Beach.

Hamburg selected Robert Bieber, owner of Columbo's Restaurant near Lakeview, to run the concession stand, known as Woody's.

There was controversy over the process after Hamburg ended their contract with the previous operator. Restaurateur Tucker Curtain however claimed he had a contract to run the beach bar for at least another year.

Last week a judge ruled in favor of the town.

"First and foremost we looked objectively at what they were offering monetarily to the town to be able to operate there. They offered an amount that was more than double what the previous contract was. In addition we looked at a lot of subjective issues a menu, a marketing ideas," Town of Hamburg supervisor Steven Walters said.

Catholic Charities Holds Raffle of Harley-Davidson

Catholic Charities Holds Raffle of Harley-Davidson

Catholic Charities of Buffalo will give away a generously donated 1999 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King motorcycle. All proceeds will benefit the 70 programs and services of Catholic Charities, including education and work readiness, counseling, basic assistance, and programs for older adults.

The motorcycle, with an approximate retail value of $8,000, was given to Catholic Charities by an anonymous donor. It is a touring motorcycle with two cylinders, four-stroke, 1450 cc, fenders and a Jimmy Buffett Parrot head mural on the tank (2-sided) and other detailing.

Only 200 tickets will be sold at $100 each and the drawing will be held at noon on May 9, 2014 at Catholic Charities Montante Administrative Center, 741 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.