Our network

Catholic Charities Receives $40,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

Catholic Charities Receives $40,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2014 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a $40,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program to provide supplemental food, hygiene and cleaning products to its five food pantries across Western New York and its Ladies of Charity Fresh Start program, which provides basic household goods for displaced individuals.
      
The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program supports organizations across the United States that create opportunities for people to live better lives. Last year, the program awarded more than $20.5 million to local organizations.
      

Community Sponsors

Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Sept. 27 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Sept. 27 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Sept. 27. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Sept. 27 (weather permitting) will be violinist David Adamczyk from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Monica Huntz from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be Tutor Doctors, Canopy of Neighbors and Friends of Music at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Give Your Pet a Spooktacular Time

Give Your Pet a Spooktacular Time

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Halloween isn't just for kids. It's a great time for the whole family to spend together, including your precious pets. Here are the top five ways to encourage your four-legged little ones to join in on the festivities:

Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

 

Would it shock you to know that nearly 20 percent of the rural population of Western New York lives in poverty? 

It not a surprise to Frank Cerny, executive director of the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) and pastor of Pathways Christian Fellowship in South Wales. That’s because Pastor Cerny and the staff and volunteers at the ROC work every day to offer free medical care for the uninsured, home appliances and furniture for those without the means to pay for such “luxury” items, a Weekend Snack Pack program for students who may not receive a nutritious meal at home, and much more. They also supply the basic necessities of life — such as toiletries — to those who often do without.

Community Sponsors

Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?

Jetter pleads guilty to filing false police report


BUFFALO, NY-Former Hamburg School District Superintendent Dr. Richard Jetter pleaded guilty Wednesday to filing a false police report about damage done to his car.

Jetter had previously pleaded not guilty to the charges, even after Hamburg Police say he admitted to falsifying a report that his car was vandalized while parked in a Hamburg school parking lot.

Jetter will return to Erie County Court in November for sentencing.

Comicon to Invade Ontario’s Forest City

Comicon to Invade Ontario’s Forest City

 

Uniquely billed as “a celebration of nerd culture like no other,” Forest City Comicon is beaming into nearby London, Ontario this October! The event will feature costumes, vendors, panels, board games, video game tournaments and lots of sci-fi fun!

Comicon will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in London’s 14,000-square-foot Centennial Hall, located at 550 Wellington St. Admission is $15.

Group builds porch for Hamburg veteran


HAMBURG, N.Y.- A local volunteer group got together Tuesday to begin building a porch for a disabled veteran.

Vets HERD, which helps disabled and retired veterans, went to work for retired air force veteran Jim Jablonski, who has several disabilities from two Air Force tours in Vietnam.

"For you veterans out there, if you need help, ask for it. You served your country, and you deserve to be taken care of," Jablonski said.

Home Depot provided all of the materials to help build Jim's porch.