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Erie County Fair Gusto Grandstand Tickets ON SALE NOW!!

Erie County Fair Gusto Grandstand Tickets ON SALE NOW!!

Well Fairgoers, it has been a long, cold winter season in WNY, but now that it is over, it is time to start thinking “warm, summer thoughts” and to me, that can mean only one thing, Erie County Fair time!!  This Erie County Fair blogger has been counting down since the ending of EC Fair 2014 to the Fair that I am looking forward to this year.

This year we are celebrating the 176th Erie County Fair and what a better way to start thinking fair thoughts than to talk about all the wonderful concerts that are coming this year to the Gusto Grandstand. Tickets for all of these shows are on sale April 24th.

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WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $59,600 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $59,600 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state on April 20. Representatives of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Land Trust Alliance unveiled the grantees at an event at Teatown Lake Reservation in Westchester County. 

ROC ’n to Spring to Benefit Rural Outreach Center

ROC ’n to Spring to Benefit Rural Outreach Center

 

ROC ’n to Spring, an event to benefit the nonprofit Rural Outreach Center (ROC), will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Elm Street Bakery, 72 Elm St., East Aurora. The ROC serves the rural poor in southern Erie County, working with individuals and families to help them become self-sustaining.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Three to Leadership Positions

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Three to Leadership Positions

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed three new members to its leadership team. Judette Dahleiden has been named Director of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, Beverly Eagan has been named Corporate Compliance Officer and Joseph Farrauto has been named Director of Human Resources.
      
Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities chief executive officer, said, “We are pleased to promote Beverly to her new position, and welcome Judette and Joe into two critical leadership roles. I look forward to the expertise, energy and passion all three will bring to their new and increased responsibilities.”

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Daemen Establishes Partnership With LMU to Offer Veterinary Medicine Degree

Daemen Establishes Partnership With LMU to Offer Veterinary Medicine Degree

Daemen College and Lincoln Memorial University have formed a unique educational collaboration that will pave the way for Western New York students to earn a doctor of veterinary medicine, making it the only program of its kind available at a Buffalo Niagara institution and one of only three in the Northeast. It is the first formal agreement like this LMU has established with another institution.

A memorandum of agreement was officially signed April 20 by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, Dr. Glen F. Hoffsis, dean of the LMU College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. The accelerated program will be launched in fall 2015.

Free prom dresses available this weekend


HAMBURG, NY - There's a special event going on this weekend to help make sure anyone who needs a dress for prom night can get one.

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners are giving away free prom dresses.

They collected the gowns earlier this year from families across the region and Urban Valet donating their dry cleaning services. Now any high school-aged girl can pick one up at the Performing Arts Dance Academy in Hamburg.

"The cost of prom nowadays is expensive. It's ridiculous," said Dixon. "Just to be able to give these girls the opportunity to pick up a dress free of charge -- it helps ease the pressure they might feel when trying to figure out how they will pay for everything."

A limited number of shoes and jewelry is also available.

Free prom dresses available this weekend


HAMBURG, NY - Anyone who needs a dress to shine on prom night can get one for free this weekend.

The annual Prom Dress Drive is organized by Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners. Dresses have already been collected, cleaned and pressed. The free shopping days are this weekend.

They're held at the Performing Arts Dance Academy in Hamburg. Dresses are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Doors are open from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday.