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NOCO Express raises $13,000 for Salvation Army

NOCO Express raises $13,000 for Salvation Army
In this season of giving, NOCO Express customers and employees donated $13,000 to support The Salvation Army of Buffalo. Throughout the month of November, paper kettles were sold for $1 each at all NOCO Express’ 35 locations to benefit The Salvation Army.

“Our in-store campaign to support The Salvation Army was a success as customers generously gave to support those most in need right here in Western New York,” said Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express. “Thank you to our customers and associates who embraced the giving spirit of the season to help their neighbors.”

Church of the Annunciation’s Parish Council Prepares for New Year

Church of the Annunciation’s Parish Council Prepares for New Year

Father Eugene Ulrich, pastor of the Church of the Annunciation in Elma, offered a special blessing of Parish Council members during the 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Dec. 13. Members of the 2016 Parish Council include President Tom DiScipio, Pastoral Associate Deborah Keenan, Mark Bergmann, Wayne Drzymala, Mark Ludwig, Molly Moessinger, Paula Penepent and Frank Wawro.

As president, DiScipio shared some details regarding the council’s efforts and goals. The council serves as one branch of the parish leadership and provides Fr. Ulrich with general support and counsel on various issues. 

“Each meeting we spend time reflecting on either scripture or one of the Pope’s encyclicals,” said DiScipio. “Currently, we are reflecting on the encyclical ‘On Care for Our Common Home.’ We use these reflections as a guide for our thoughts and actions during the meeting.

Senator Ortt and AT&T Provide Troops With Free Calls Home for the Holidays

Senator Ortt and AT&T  Provide Troops With Free Calls Home for the Holidays

In time for the holidays, more than 900 donated cell phones will help provide calling cards for our deployed troops and veterans to call home

"The American Side" Made in Buffalo!

"The American Side" Made in Buffalo!

This is a classic film noir private detective story with participants fighting over plans of a Nikola Tesla invention that was separated by Tesla into two parts so it could not be built without having both halves. Scenes were shot at the Grain Elevators, many locations around Buffalo, on the Steam Engines at the Col. Ward, Niagara Falls and even the Lockport Locks and caves. They are working on releasing the film in the Spring. It's a fun, tense detective movie definitely worth seeing especially if your from WNY. This movie is a great boost for Buffalo...

Friends of Harmony Concert to Benefit Food Bank of WNY

Friends of Harmony Concert to Benefit Food Bank of WNY

For the 6th consecutive year, the Friends of Harmony barbershop chorus and quartets will be performing a holiday concert to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.   The concert begins at 7:00 at the St Martin of Tours church on 1140 Abbott Road in Buffalo.  Help feed the hungry in your community and enjoy holiday music performed in beautiful 4 part harmony.  For more information, contact (716) 573-5911, visit us on our website at www.friendsofharmony.com or on Facebook by searching for Friends of Harmony.

Matt Urban Hope Center to Hold Annual Harvest for Hope Gathering

Matt Urban Hope Center to Hold Annual Harvest for Hope Gathering

Harvest for Hope, an annual gathering benefitting the Matt Urban Hope Center, returns from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Pearl Street Grill, 76 Pearl St., Buffalo. The event provides funding so the Hope Center can continue to provide crucial services for residents of the lower East Side of Buffalo who suffer from extreme poverty (45.9 percent of whom live below the poverty rate).

The Hope Center assists residents with securing benefits and services necessary to obtain and sustain safe, decent and affordable housing. The Hope Center provides a “one-stop shop” to help homeless and low-income families get back on their feet. It also includes the “Urban Diner” (in collaboration with Friends of the Night People), where free dinners are served restaurant-style, Monday through Friday evenings to community members in need.

Take Another Look at Buffalo

Take Another Look at Buffalo

 

All Buffalonians are invited to bring the family and friends who come to town to celebrate Thanksgiving to the fabulous City Hall on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. to Take Another Look at Buffalo.

Celebrate the resurgence of the city. From the cranes on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to HARBORCENTER, Canalside and the re-watered canals, Larkinville, RiverWorks, Solar City and the Outer Harbor, there is so much progress to see … and it is all visible from the City Hall Observation Decks on both the 25th and the 28th floors. But Take Another Look offers additional views of Buffalo, as well.