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NOCO supports Canisius College's HARBORCENTER locker room project with $25,000 contribution

NOCO supports Canisius College's HARBORCENTER locker room project with $25,000 contribution

NOCO today announced its support for the Canisius College Division I men’s ice hockey program and the ongoing downtown development at HARBORCENTER with a $25,000 donation to the college’s Locker Room Project, which will provide a state-of-the-art locker room at the new facility. Last year, Canisius announced that HARBORCENTER would be the new home of its men’s ice hockey program beginning in fall 2014.

“NOCO is honored to collaborate with both Canisius College and HARBORCENTER in establishing a first-rate hockey facility for players and fans alike,” said Michael Newman, executive vice president, NOCO. “We are excited about the ongoing development throughout the City of Buffalo and by contributing to the Canisius Locker Room Project, we are not only supporting the college, but also contributing to the revitalization of downtown Buffalo and the Canalside District.”

Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Welcomes Iconic Budweiser Clydesdales on August 6

Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Welcomes Iconic Budweiser Clydesdales on August 6

Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel is excited to welcome the world-famous Budweiser® Clydesdales on Wednesday, Aug. 6. The event is free and open to the public, and takes place from noon to 2 p.m. outside the Salamanca, N.Y. casino resort. The eight magnificent horses – complete with a hitch, carriage and Dalmatian dog – will be available for up-close viewing and photos.

The Clydesdales first made an appearance in 1933 and heralded a new era of prosperity for Anheuser-Busch. They represent a “living embodiment of America’s great industrial spirit” and are a perennial fan-favorite among Super Bowl television ads. To qualify for one of the traveling hitches, each member of the team must stand at least 72 inches at the shoulder when fully mature, weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds, have a reddish brown (bay) coat, four white legs, a white blaze, and a black mane and tail.

NOCO donates gasoline cards to Ride for Roswell

NOCO donates gasoline cards to Ride for Roswell
NOCO will show its support for the 2014 Ride for Roswell by donating $1,250 worth of gas cards for the many vehicles used in the fundraiser’s 250 miles of routes throughout Western New York.  NOCO is donating fifty $25-dollar gas cards to assist with the fundraiser’s fuel costs for deliveries of supplies and materials at volunteer stations along the ride route.

 

“NOCO is proud to make an impact on one of Western New York’s largest fundraisers in the fight against cancer,” Michael F. Newman, executive vice president, NOCO. “For years, our company has strongly supported the work of Roswell Park in our community and its mission to eradicate cancer throughout Western New York and beyond.”

 

Group Plans Benefit to Help Man Who Needs Liver Transplant

The Friends of Ed Kostek will hold a fundraiser from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at the Ironworkers Hall, 196 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.

Kostek is a West Seneca resident who has faced severe medical issues over the past few months and who is awaiting a liver transplant. He is a 1986 graduate of Bishop Timon and a South Buffalo native. The benefit has been organized because his medical condition has left him unable to work and to show family and friends’ support of him and his family.

"The transplant process and recovery period will be a long road for Ed, his wife, Kellie, and their three children," the group Friends of Ed Kostek stated on the event's Facebook page. "Despite having insurance coverage, the costs incurred from such a procedure and post-transplant care are substantial enough that we, as family and friends, are reaching out."

Seneca Casinos Offers Two Spectacular Fireworks Displays for the Public This July

Seneca Casinos Offers Two Spectacular Fireworks Displays for the Public This July

Seneca Casinos will host some of the most extravagant fireworks displays in Western New York to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day holiday. Each of the two Seneca Casino resort properties, in Niagara Falls and Salamanca, will host these exciting and memorable events, which are free and open to the public.

The first display takes place Friday, July 4, outside Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, and begins at approximately 9:30 p.m. near the outdoor parking lot. A rain date is slated for Saturday, July 5.

A second fabulous fireworks display takes place Saturday, July 5, outside Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, and begins at approximately 9:40 p.m. near the 6th St. outdoor parking lot. A rain date is slated for Sunday, July 6. 

Both displays will last approximately 20 minutes. The public is welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and also is encouraged to allow ample time for nearby parking.

VCA Announces Buffalo River Fest Schedule

VCA Announces Buffalo River Fest Schedule

The Valley Community Association’s 14th Annual “Buffalo River Fest” is scheduled for this upcoming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 13th – 15th, 2014.  The event will be held from 6pm to Midnight on Friday, from 11am to Midnight on Saturday, and 11am to 5pm on Sunday at Buffalo River Fest Park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY, near Michigan Avenue.

Included in this year’s event will be:

Catholic Charities 2014 Appeal Reaches $10.3 Million; Less than $500,000 Remaining to Reach Goal

With only six weeks remaining before the close of the 2014 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the annual campaign has raised $10,313,211 in cash and pledges, representing 95 percent of its $10.8 million goal. Appeal leaders are asking the community for their help in raising the remaining $486,789 still needed in order to reach the final goal by June 30.

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, said the Appeal team is grateful for all the support Western New Yorkers have shown so far. He also encouraged those who have not yet donated – or are in a position to give a little more – to please do so.