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Catholic Charities Holds Raffle of Harley-Davidson

Catholic Charities Holds Raffle of Harley-Davidson

Catholic Charities of Buffalo will give away a generously donated 1999 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King motorcycle. All proceeds will benefit the 70 programs and services of Catholic Charities, including education and work readiness, counseling, basic assistance, and programs for older adults.

The motorcycle, with an approximate retail value of $8,000, was given to Catholic Charities by an anonymous donor. It is a touring motorcycle with two cylinders, four-stroke, 1450 cc, fenders and a Jimmy Buffett Parrot head mural on the tank (2-sided) and other detailing.

Only 200 tickets will be sold at $100 each and the drawing will be held at noon on May 9, 2014 at Catholic Charities Montante Administrative Center, 741 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.

Dog Ears Bookstore Lists Student Poetry Contest Winners

Dog Ears Bookstore Lists Student Poetry Contest Winners

 

South Buffalo’s Dog Ears Bookstore & Café recently announced winners of a poetry contest for students at Notre Dame Academy. The event was sponsored by Clare Shea Hourihan of RealtyUSA, with winners receiving a $25 gift certificate to the neighborhood bookstore.

Contest winners include Noah White, Julia Acosta, Sophie Robinson and Samantha Palya. 

Fantasy Football Comes to All Three Seneca Casinos for the 2013 Season

Fantasy Football Comes to All Three Seneca Casinos for the 2013 Season

NIAGARA FALLS, SALAMANCA and BUFFALO, N.Y. – Two great offerings – Seneca Casinos and fantasy sports – are now one for the 2013 football season. Every day from September 2 through December 29, guests can head to each of the three Seneca Casino locations in Western New York to play fantasy football for free and win a share of cash and prizes in the $175,000 All-Star Fantasy Football Challenge.

Playing is simple, quick and fun. At all three Seneca Casinos, interactive kiosks will be available in the lobbies and other select areas on property. Using a free Seneca Player’s Club card, guests can play every day at each property starting on Mondays at noon through Sundays at 11 a.m. for the Sunday and Monday football games the following week.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Board of Directors is holding its third annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s 2013 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 8. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

Taste & Tradition

Miss Buffalo to Compete for Miss New York State

Miss Buffalo to Compete for Miss New York State

The current Miss Buffalo, Lonna McCary,  is gearing up to compete for Miss New York next week in Staten Island.  Contestants in the Miss New York pageant will compete in interview, swimsuit, evening gown, talent and on-stage question portions of competiton.

"It's been a really exciting experience to represent the Queen City throughout the year. I've met so many wonderful supporters throughout the year and I'm privileged to have the opportunity to bring the Miss New York crown home," said 21-year-old McCary.

Who is the Greatest Mom in the World?

Who is the Greatest Mom in the World?

Tell Us About the Greatest Mom You Know

If you know who the World's Greatest Mom is, we want to know about her! Send us a photo and a short description why your candidate is the world's greatest mom and we'll post her story to the WGRZ-2 Your Town websites. 

Select stories will be featured on the WGRZ Facebook page and maybe even in a newscast.

Send your photo and a minimum 100-word bio to neighborhoods@wgrz.com by Friday, May 11, 2012.