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Local AT&T Employees Receive President’s Volunteer Service Award

Local AT&T Employees Receive President’s Volunteer Service Award

More than 4,500 AT&T employees nationwide received the President’s Volunteer Service Award including four locally

 

AT&T is proud to recognize that Benjamin Roberts, Lori Valenti, Daniel O’Brien, and Michael Huber of Western New York, along with the 4,512 employees nationwide, who are being honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for giving their time to better the communities around them.

Three Buffalo-Area Businesses To Be Featured On Create® TV & World Channel's Start Up TV Show

Three Buffalo-Area Businesses To Be Featured On Create® TV & World Channel's Start Up TV Show

Today Create® TV and World television channel’s popular television show Start Up announced that it will feature a trio of Western New York-based businesses as part of its upcoming 2015 production season. The show will interview small-batch coffee roaster Public Espresso, innovative customer loyalty company City Dining Cards, and the new Consumer’s Beverages Craft Cruiser eco/beer-tourism megacycle business.

"Small business is the foundation of growth in America, and even more so in comeback cities like Buffalo, Detroit, Milwaukee and Cleveland,” said Gary Bredow, host, creator, and producer of Start Up. “It all starts with one person or a team of individuals with a shared vision, and I believe we have found three very good examples of that right here in Western New York.”

Annunciation Parish to Host Sacred Journeys Series

Annunciation Parish to Host Sacred Journeys Series

 

Sacred Journeys, a four-part series with conversations on spirituality, common bonds, forgiveness and ecumenical dialogue, will take place in Selbert Hall at Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma.

The series kicks off at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, with “Inclusive Spirituality” with Rev. Thomas Colgan, a professor at Canisius College. A relaxed evening of conversation, prayer and refreshments, Fr. Colgan will talk about interacting with people of faith traditions that are very different from the Christian experience. 

Farmland Protection Roundtable Draws Large Crowd to East Aurora

Farmland Protection Roundtable Draws Large Crowd to East Aurora

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, and the Erie County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board cosponsored a Farmland Protection Roundtable on April 8 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in East Aurora. Nearly 100 people from five counties in Western New York came to investigate the different tools that can be used to protect farmland. 

Fundraiser for WNY VegFest 2015

Fundraiser for WNY VegFest 2015

The WNY VegFest is growing rapidly each year and quickly becoming THE preeminent healthy lifestyle festival throughout the entire region. The community came out to enthusiastically support the inaugural WNY VegFest in 2014 with over 5,000 people attending and enjoying all the varied the plant powered fun!

Buffalo and Western New York have seen an explosion of interest in health, compassion and plant-based eating over the last few years, and together with the help of local veg advocacy groups and sanctuaries the WNY VegFest is helping to spread the life affirming message of a plant based diet.

 

Appeal Week 2015 Culminates with $8.54 Million Raised for 91st Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

Appeal Week 2015 Culminates with $8.54 Million Raised for  91st Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, provided his second report on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal Tuesday, March 31, revealing $8,546,086.80  has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2015.
    
Today’s total represents 78.4 percent of the final goal, which is trending slightly behind last year at this time when 82.3 percent of goal was reached. Funds raised for Appeal 2015 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61sites throughout the eight-county region, and the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith, which supports related ministries of the Diocese of Buffalo. The annual campaign runs through June 30 and carries a goal of $10.9 million.
    

Woman Collecting for Care Packages for Homeless

A local woman is collecting items for the homeless to honor her nephew who passed away last spring.

Melissa Frawley created the event Care Packages for Buffalo’s Homeless and will collect items until April 17, which marks the first anniversary of the death of her nephew, Daniel Frawley, 27, a Tonawanda native who was helping the homeless in Kansas at the time of his death.

“I am on a mission to carry on his mission to help others and to preserve his memory,” Melissa Frawley said.

Men’s care packages can be sponsored for $5.58, while women’s can be sponsored for $6.70. To fill out packages, donations also are welcome, including bottled water, toothpaste, deodorant, cereal, raisins, granola bars, wet wipes and men’s and women’s socks.

Donations will be delivered to the Code Blue Relief Mission, Harbor House Drop-in Center and VA Healthcare for Homeless Program.