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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.
      

Give Your Pet a Spooktacular Time

Give Your Pet a Spooktacular Time

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Halloween isn't just for kids. It's a great time for the whole family to spend together, including your precious pets. Here are the top five ways to encourage your four-legged little ones to join in on the festivities:

Comicon to Invade Ontario’s Forest City

Comicon to Invade Ontario’s Forest City

 

Uniquely billed as “a celebration of nerd culture like no other,” Forest City Comicon is beaming into nearby London, Ontario this October! The event will feature costumes, vendors, panels, board games, video game tournaments and lots of sci-fi fun!

Comicon will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in London’s 14,000-square-foot Centennial Hall, located at 550 Wellington St. Admission is $15.

Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States

Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States

 

Each year in the United States we celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. We celebrate each year on Sept. 17, as this was the day the Founding Fathers signed the Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787. 

The origin of this day is said to date back to 1911 when several Iowa schools first celebrated Constitution Day. Constitution Day received its first national recognition with help from a committee known as “The Sons of the American Revolution,” formed to promote the Constitution. The committee included well-known figures such as Calvin Coolidge, John D. Rockefeller and General John Pershing. 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Spine-chilling October Events

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Spine-chilling October Events

 

You know Halloween is right around the corner when events such as the Victorian Séance Series, Halloween Trick or Treat, and Tales of Terror on the Niagara Frontier start popping up on the schedule at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village!

Explore Buffalo Plans ‘Architectural Pursuit’ Treasure Hunt

Explore Buffalo Plans ‘Architectural Pursuit’ Treasure Hunt

 

Calling all explorers: It’s time to put on your Sherlock Holmes cap and join in an afternoon of architectural treasure hunting! Explore Buffalo is hosting “Architectural Pursuit,” an architectural treasure hunt of Buffalo’s treasures, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

Participants are invited to team up with family and friends (teams of two to five people) for a three-hour scavenger hunt while exploring both famous and lesser-known architectural gems in downtown Buffalo. The search begins in the Mural Room of the Lafayette Hotel, 391 Washington St., Buffalo, at 12:30 p.m.

Nearby London Plans ‘Doors Open’ Cultural Event

Nearby London Plans ‘Doors Open’ Cultural Event

 

Doors Open London and London Culture Days, a two-day event that opens up spaces and offers activities throughout nearby London, free of charge, for local residents and visitors to engage with, will take place Sept. 27-28. 

These key events have become widely recognized as a weekend of communal gathering, celebration and recognition for London, Ontario’s arts and heritage sector. The weekend features hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate "behind the scenes" to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, etc. at work in the community. It’s fun for the whole family!