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Western New York Land Conservancy to Celebrate 25 Years of Conservation Success at Annual Gala

Western New York Land Conservancy to Celebrate 25 Years of Conservation Success at Annual Gala

The Western New York Land Conservancy will host its annual gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Golden Ballroom at Statler City, celebrating 25 years of conserving our region’s special places. The regional land trust and its thousands of supporters have saved more than 6,000 acres of forests, wetlands, meadows and farms in the eight counties of Western New York since 1991. These places include, among many others, the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston, Niagara Escarpment Preserve in Lockport, Kenneglenn Scenic and Nature Preserve in Wales, Mill Road Scenic Overlook in Aurora and farmland throughout the region. These places are protected forever because of the Land Conservancy and the efforts of its members. 

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Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer New Puppy Tales Series

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer New Puppy Tales Series

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will offer a new Puppy Tales series at the nonprofit bookstore beginning Friday, Sept. 9. Open to children ages 2 to 4 accompanied by a parent or guardian, Puppy Tales runs on six consecutive Friday mornings and each session includes three stories, a craft and healthy snacks. 

Puppy Tales is a great way to prepare students for Pre-K. The cost is $25 for six sessions and the program is limited to 20 children.

For more information or to register for the next Puppy Tales series, please visit the bookstore or call 823-2665. You can also follow Dog Ears Bookstore on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DogEarsBookstore for frequent updates.

 

Sonwil Distribution Recognized by Food Logistics Magazine as 2016 “Top Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Sonwil Distribution Recognized by Food Logistics Magazine as  2016 “Top Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Today Sonwil Distribution Center—a leading North American logistics solutions provider—announced that it has been named one of Food Logistics magazine’s “Top Third Party Logistics (3PL) and Cold Storage Providers” for the third consecutive year. Food Logistics is the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain.

 

“The entire Sonwil team works hard to provide high-quality, sustainable third party logistics services for clients across North America and beyond,” said Peter Wilson, president and CEO of Sonwil Distribution Center. “In an industry that is both highly specialized as well as competitive, it is an honor to have received this recognition three years in a row. Sonwil’s focus and commitment to our clients’ success remains the driving force behind everything we do.” 

 

Food Bank of WNY Awarded $20,000 Grant to Help Fight Child Hunger

Food Bank of WNY Awarded $20,000 Grant to Help Fight Child Hunger

BUFFALO (August 24, 2016) — The Food Bank of WNY announced today that it received a $20,000 grant from the Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) to support the Food Bank’s Food for Kids Initiative, which provides meal programs for WNY children from infancy to young adulthood. The grant will be used to grow the new School Pantry Program, which supplies high school students with nutritious food that can be shared with others in their households. The program is currently being piloted in two Buffalo schools: Western New York Maritime Charter School and Charter School for Applied Technologies. Pantries are located on the grounds of the schools to provide an easily accessible source of food assistance.

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Audubon Needs Volunteers for Saturday’s Monarch Butterfly Festival

Audubon Needs Volunteers for Saturday’s Monarch Butterfly Festival

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Nature Center is looking for more volunteers to help visitors celebrate the life and migration of Monarch Butterflies at this Saturday’s (August 27) Monarch Butterfly Festival.  

While many volunteers have already signed up, a few more are needed to ensure that the festival’s many visitors all have an outstanding experience.

A number of job slots need filling at the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event. These include children’s crafts, admissions, butterfly room and caterpillar monitors, distributing insect nets, and kitchen staff.

Help is needed on Friday (August 26) as well to cut and arrange flowers for the indoor butterfly garden and to set up the children’s crafts room.

In addition to the reward of bringing joy to so many, especially children, all volunteers get free admission to the festival and a complimentary meal ticket.  

Busy Month Ushers in Autumn Season at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Busy Month Ushers in Autumn Season at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Four events during the month of September will welcome the new season at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

The calendar kicks off with a Civil War Symposium from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. This year’s event will highlight the 100th New York Infantry Regimen and will honor the soldiers, families and descendants from this Western New York regiment. Guests will enjoy artifacts and informational displays in the Shaw Exhibit Building as well as a guest speaker! The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for military personnel and seniors, and $4 for children under 12. Children 3 and under are admitted free. 

Author Brendan Cunningham Plans Visit to Dog Ears Bookstore

Author Brendan Cunningham Plans Visit to Dog Ears Bookstore

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, will host local author Brendan J. Cunningham for a book-signing event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Cunningham’s “Potato Chips for the Soul” is an easy and fun read for those who want a quick pick-me-up or want to take a seriously brief mini-vacation from the toils of everyday life. This is a tongue-in-cheek version of the heartwarming stories that one can read in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series. Cunningham’s version offers 102 quick-read stories offering great advice and guaranteed to make you smarter and a more interesting conversationalist when you finish. Bet you can’t read just one!