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CLERK’S “THANK-A-VET” DISCOUNT CARD PROGRAM SIGNS-ON 500TH BUSINESS

CLERK’S “THANK-A-VET” DISCOUNT CARD PROGRAM SIGNS-ON 500TH BUSINESS

                      Industry leader will also offer job and business opportunities to veterans

JACOBS AND POLONCARZ WARN HOMEOWNERS OF “DEED SCAM”

JACOBS AND POLONCARZ WARN HOMEOWNERS OF “DEED SCAM”

Erie County, NY- County Clerk Chris Jacobs and County Executive Mark Poloncarz want to caution all Erie County property owners to watch for misleading solicitations offering to sell you a "Certified Copy of Your Deed". The company issuing such notices is titled New York Record Retrieval, Inc., and is dramatically overcharging homeowners for this service by as much as 1000%.

“I want to inform the citizens of Erie County that the entities marketing such requests are not at all related to the County Clerk’s Office or any other department inside Erie County government,” said Clerk Jacobs. “If you receive one of these letters, you should disregard it. A certified copy of your deed is always available from the County Clerk’s Office.”

WNY Resident to Compete for Team Crown at Drums Along the Waterfront

WNY Resident to Compete for Team Crown at Drums Along the Waterfront

 

When seven of the world’s greatest drum corps come marching into Ralph Wilson Stadium to compete for the overall crown during the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions on Monday, Aug. 5, one team may be able to claim a distinct hometown advantage. Marching with The Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio, will be West Seneca resident Patrick Fay.

Fay, a 2010 graduate of West Seneca West Senior High School, is a music education major at SUNY Fredonia. When he competes with The Bluecoats in his native Western New York, he’ll be playing the euphonium, a brass instrument. Fay has previously marched with The Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps of Ohio and The Empire Statesmen of Rochester.

Catholic Charities Exceeds 2013 Appeal Goal

Catholic Charities Exceeds 2013 Appeal Goal

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 28, 2013 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials announced today the 2013 Appeal exceeded its $10.7 million goal, with cash and pledges received to date totaling $10,819,043.65.

Completing his first Appeal since being installed as Bishop of Buffalo last August, Bishop Richard J. Malone addressed donors and supporters of Catholic Charities at the organization’s headquarters regarding the final report of the 2013 campaign. “As a result of the incredible generosity of the Western New York community, I have the great joy of announcing we have met, and surpassed, our goal again this year,” Bishop Malone said.  

Joined by Catholic Charities’ leaders, staff, and the Appeal leadership team and volunteers, Bishop Malone thanked donors and supporters for their dedication and commitment toward achieving this year’s Appeal goal.

Land Conservancy Celebrates Outstanding Contributions From Members at Annual Meeting and Reception

Land Conservancy Celebrates Outstanding Contributions From Members at Annual Meeting and Reception

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy held its 22nd annual Membership Meeting and Reception on Friday, June 7, at the Main House on the grounds of the beautiful Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora. With more than 150 people from throughout Western New York attending, it was one of the most successful events in the history of the Land Conservancy. 

The event began by honoring the outstanding contributions of two Land Conservancy members, Michael B. Powers and Edward Fuchs. 

Hit One Out of the Park & Support a Great Cause!

Hit One Out of the Park & Support a Great Cause!

It’s a “can’t miss” event.  A day full of softball, team camaraderie, and so much family fun!

When you register your softball team for the CAID Day At The Park Softball Tournament, you are signing up to not only take part in a co-ed one pitch softball tourney that teams return year after year for, you are also signing up for a great cause.  The registration deadline is July 1!!!

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We have teams who have taken part in this tourney multiple years.  It’s an event that people move their summer schedules around.

It’s scheduled for August 10 at Sunshine Park on East and West Road in West Seneca.

Peace Corps Adventure Leads Former Volunteers to the WNY Land Conservancy

Peace Corps Adventure Leads Former Volunteers to the WNY Land Conservancy

To say that the newest additions to the staff at the Western New York Land Conservancy — Jajean Rose-Burney and his wife Ana Hernández Balzac — have interesting resumes would be a dramatic understatement. While volunteers in the Peace Corps, Jajean and Ana spent 27 months in Puebla, Mexico, successfully tackling problems that often seemed insurmountable. 

Among other things, Jajean helped protect a globally important wetland twice the size of the city of Buffalo from rapid and unplanned urban development, while Ana enabled nearly 100 schools throughout the state of Puebla to become certified “Green Schools.”