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Ford Friendship Express Applications Now Available

Ford Friendship Express Applications Now Available

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Ford Dealers of Western New York today announced that applications are available for the 2014 Ford Friendship Express program. Running for nearly two decades, the philanthropic program has donated more than 71 Ford vans to nonprofit organizations in the Western New York area.

“This program focuses on a great need that is often not top of mind for donors or supporters – giving nonprofit organizations access to safe vehicles,” said Scott Bieler, chairman, Ford Friendship Express selection committee. “I encourage every nonprofit in need of transportation to apply to Ford Friendship Express.”

The following items are important program details for eligible organizations looking to drive away in a new Ford van:

AT&T and the Buffalo Sabres Team Up to Support the ECMC Mobile Mammography coach

AT&T and the Buffalo Sabres Team Up to Support the ECMC Mobile Mammography coach

AT&T and the Buffalo Sabres have teamed up to give fans some extra cheering power this season. Starting Friday at the home opener and for nine other home games this season, Sabre fans can go to the AT&T Connection Center located within the First Niagara Center’s concourse and use an AT&T device to customize a cheer card that they can use to help cheer on the team.

The customized cheer cards are free and will be printed on site, and each fan will receive an email and photo of their cheer to post on their social media sites such as Facebook page, Twitter, etc.

For each cheer card, AT&T will donate $1 to benefit the Erie County Medical Center Lifeline Foundation to support the ECMC Mobile Mammography coach, up to $5,000.

In addition, during the game, the Sabres will run a scoreboard video feature where they will search for an identify the “Cheer Card of the Game” and announce AT&T’s pledge to donate $1 for each card created.

Leadership Buffalo Gives Back with LB Project

On October 3, 2013, to mark it's 25th Anniversary, Leadership Buffalo (LB) will host "The LB Project" a day of service during which LB alumi serve at organizations throughout the community.

Participants will assist in projects including, reading with students, gardening and yard work, preparing meals, and refurbishing offices.

Organizations involved include Cornerstone Manor, Enterprise Charter School, Food Bank of WNY, Friends of the Night People, Goodwill, Journey's End Refugee Center, Salvation Army, Silo City, SPCA, Tapestry Charter School, True Bethel and Vive, Inc.

"The LB Project's goal is three fold: to re-engage our alumni, give back to our community and to celebrate 25 years of making Buffalo better" said Althea Luehrsen, Executive Director.  "The members of our planning committee and class chairs were instrumental in this process as well."

Heritage Village to Host Spooktacular Halloween Event

Heritage Village to Host Spooktacular Halloween Event

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will once again host its annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat event on Oct. 25 and 26, and it promises to be a ghostly good time!

A safe and gently spooky outdoor event for children ages 3 to 12, this popular event attracts nearly 3,000 costumed visitors each year. With paid admission, children and adults can experience 10 Halloween-decorated historic buildings set on 35 beautiful acres while participating in themed activities on village grounds.

Western New York Land Conservancy Launches New Member Drive

Western New York Land Conservancy Launches New Member Drive

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, a regional, not-for-profit land trust formed in 1991 to work with families, communities and farmers to permanently protect the region's most important forests, meadows and farms for future generations to enjoy, is holding a new member drive. 

 “By becoming a member, you will receive the Land Conservancy’s newsletter, invitations to special events and hikes at our preserves, and updates on conservation issues specific to our region,” said Executive Director Nancy Smith. “But most importantly, your membership will support our transformative land conservation work.”

Hamburg Hosts 6th Annual Oktoberfest

Hamburg Hosts 6th Annual Oktoberfest

HAMBURG, NY – The Hamburg Oktoberfest Committee is pleased to present our 6th Authentic Oktoberfest Festival again this year, held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Memorial Park in the Village of Hamburg, emceed by 2 On Your Side's Andy Parker.

Please join us on September 14th from 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM at this beloved community event which is open to the public. A German Car Show, Amateur Beer Making Competition, German Music and Folk Dancing, as well as Authentic German Good, Beer, and Wine will all be part of the festivities! This year’s event will feature music by: “Buffalo’s BIG German Band” and the “Auslanders”.

Friends of Harmony Welcomes Clarence Resident as Youngest Barbershop Singer

Friends of Harmony Welcomes Clarence Resident as Youngest Barbershop Singer

When you think of a Barbershop Quartet, you may think of four elderly men standing on a street corner serenading their sweetheart with a verse of "Sweet Adeline" . Well, the Friends of Harmony broke that stereotype as they welcomed young Blaise Lucciano of Clarence as the latest member of their award-winning male barbershop chorus on Monday evening, August 26th. Blaise, a lead singer, just turned 10 which makes him the youngest barbershopper in the international Barbershop Harmony Society. Older brother Rocco, 11, has sung tenor with the chorus since 2012 and was given the honor of presenting Blaise with his certificate and membership pin.