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Care Management Coalition Gets Support for Family Agencies from Oishei Foundation

The John R. Oishei Foundation provides $300,000 Grant

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The nine member agencies of the Care Management Coalition of Western New York, Inc. are committed to being the unified voice supporting the needs of families and children. Throughout the Coalition’s twelve years of collectively supporting the quality life-sustaining services of its member agencies and the entire region’s system of care, tens of thousands of families have received crucial help and support when it was most needed. The John R. Oishei Foundation remains the strongest private supporter of the Coalition’s efforts.

Corpus Christi Parish to Host Hawaiian Luau to Benefit East Side Church

Corpus Christi Parish, considered to be a positive presence in maintaining a strong community in Buffalo’s Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood, is hosting a Hawaiian Luau to help continue preserving the church that has been named a “New York State Landmark” and added to the “National Register of Historic Places.” 

The Hawaiian Luau at Corpus Christi Parish, located at 199 Clark Street in Buffalo, will take place on Sunday October 24th, 2010, from the time immediately following the 11:30 AM mass to 9:00 PM.  A whole roasted pig buffet will take place from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  A “Hawaiian Casino” with numerous table games will be held throughout the event.

Tickets Left for Fourth Annual Corks and Forks Event

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Heritage Centers is announcing the limited availability of tickets to the fourth annual ‘Corks and Forks’ event.  This delicious wine and food pairing will take place on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Downtown Buffalo.  The event will be held from 6:00pm until 8:30pm and tickets are $50 presale and $55 at the door, barring a sell-out with a small quantity left. 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists 10/23/10 Attractions

Coming to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on Saturday, October 23: Wine-tasting courtesy of Leonard Oakes Estate Winery, and a visit from Community Beer Works. Market hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday.

Please note that guests are subject to change. For a complete list of events and vendors, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by becoming a fan of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market page on Facebook.

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market ... always fresh, always seasonal, always local!

Journey’s End Celebrates 25 Years with Photo Show by Refugees

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- More than a quarter century ago Journey’s End began as a volunteer effort by local churches to assist an out-of-town agency resettle refugees in Buffalo. Early on, Journey’s End hoped to resettle 40 refugees/ year. This year the local non-profit has already resettled more than 450 refugees with more arriving every week.

In the last quarter century, Journey’s End has grown to provide a full range of services to help refugees integrate and contribute to our community as rapidly and thoroughly as possible. And through that growth they’ve stayed true to their roots, as the only agency working with churches and community groups to directly assist with the resettlement process through their co-sponsorship program.

Monster Mashup at Nietzsche's, 10/28 - Introducing & Benefiting the People's Party


Contact: Seamus Gallivan, The Good Neighborhood, 716-587-2005, seamusgallivan@yahoo.com

Who: Critt’s Juke Joint, Lazlo Hollyfeld & Sonny Baker, DJs Cutler & LoPro

What: The Monster Mashup

When: Thursday, October 28th, 8pm

Where: Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St., Buffalo – 716-886-8539 – 21 & over event

Why: Introducing and benefiting the People’s Party - Buffalo First!, Buffalo CarShare, Heart of the City Neighborhoods


Monster Mashup Conjures Old Spirits of the Stage While Introducing New Local Coalition

Buffalo Stars Invite Public to "Give Blood, Watch Hockey"

The Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey Club will host a Health Expo as part of their home stand Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Holiday Twin Rinks, 3465 Broadway near Union in Cheektowaga.

On this date, the Stars’ Continental Hockey Association club will face the Springfield (MA) Junior Pics at 4:15pm, while the Stars’ Empire Junior Hockey League team hosts the Brewster (NY) Bulldogs at 7:15pm.

“We’re an athletic organization, so fitness is obviously important to us,” said Buffalo Stars President and General Manager Pete Preteroti.  “But we think it’s just as important to help our hockey fans and families think about fitness too, not just our players.”