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AT&T Partners with Assemblyman Ray Walter to Present “It Can Wait” Program

AT&T Partners with Assemblyman Ray Walter to Present “It Can Wait” Program

 

Texting while driving is a growing epidemic that puts all drivers at risk. That is why AT&T teamed up with Assemblyman Raymond Walter, Town of Amherst Department of Emergency Services and Safety and The Resource Training Center’s Alive@25 program to bring this message to young, local at-risk drivers as part of its national “It Can Wait” education program aimed at curbing this dangerous distraction and safeguarding the roads.

Ribbon-cutting Celebrates the Opening of the Mill Road Scenic Overlook in Aurora

Ribbon-cutting Celebrates the Opening of the Mill Road Scenic Overlook in Aurora

 

After a multi-year community effort that raised more than $650,000 to save one of the most iconic and cherished properties along the WNY Southtowns Scenic Byway, the Mill Road Scenic Overlook is now protected and a roadside pull-off is in place to allow for safe access to the property’s extraordinary views. On Tuesday morning, Sept. 30, the project team cut a ribbon to open the overlook to the public and celebrate the hundreds of supporters who led the community effort. 

AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data Host Civic App Symposium

AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data Host Civic App Symposium

Mobile and web apps are changing the world and local communities, and Western New York is no exception.  To further grow the technology and start up communities in Western New York as well as promote social entrepreneurship, AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data teamed up to host a civic app symposium entitled, Opportunities in Open Data at d!g Buffalo on Saturday, September 27th. More than 75 local entrepreneurs, technologist, app developers and software engineers atteneded the symposium to learn more about local community issues and avaialble data that could be used to help develop civic apps to address these issues for the AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.  

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

 

Our members are the heart and soul of the Western New York Land Conservancy (www.wnylc.org). Their dedication to protecting our region's most important streams, forests, meadows, and farms has made our many achievements possible. With their support, we have protected more than 6,000 acres of spectacular land since 1991. Yet there is much more work to be done to save the region's transformative places. By becoming a new member now, you will help ensure our success.

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.
      

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge

The challenge - Solve Local!

Technology giant AT&T along with University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo &Erie County and Hack Upstate today announced the AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge—a two-month “virtual hackathon” in which developers are encouraged to “Solve Local” by building smartphone apps that serve Western New Yorkers. Winners will receive cash prizes totaling $18,000.

The challenge, facilitated by Hack Upstate, was launched at d!g Buffalo (pronounced ‘dig’) on September 10, the newly opened co-work space on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and will run until November 10. Coders, designers and technologists can register for the challenge and get more information at attwny.hackupstate.com

VALLEY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TO HOLD “CHINESE AUCTION” ON OCT. 15th

VALLEY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TO HOLD “CHINESE AUCTION” ON OCT. 15th

The Valley Community Association will hold their annual “Chinese Auction” Basket Raffle on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at the Valley Community Center, located at 93 Leddy Street, near the junction of South Park Avenue and Elk Street in downtown Buffalo. 

Doors will open at 2pm for viewing and entering chances.  The drawings will start promptly at 7pm.  There is no admission charge and one sheet of twenty-five chances is just $5 and five sheets (125 chances) are $20.   You do not need to be present to win.

There will be over 150 prizes up for raffle including gift certificates to many local restaurants and stores, theme baskets, arts and crafts, sports memorabilia, holiday decorations, and much more!!  In addition the kitchen will open at 5pm and will be serving refreshments and food.

For more information on the VCA’s “Chinese Auction” or to donate a prize call 716-823-4707 ext. 4.