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Billy Wilson Mourned

Billy Wilson Mourned

Sgt. William R. Wilson, a 27-year-old Army squad leader from Getzville, was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, March 26.

Chamber's Emerging Business Leaders Support Special Olympics

Chamber's Emerging Business Leaders Support Special Olympics

AMHERST, NY - The Amherst Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Leaders division is pleased to announce their support of the 2012 Special Olympics Summer Games in Buffalo this June. The Emerging Business Leaders will sponsor a Cocktail Party in May to raise funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics New York and the 2012 State Summer games. Members of the Emerging Business Leaders Advisory Board will serve on the event’s committee and attend on behalf of the group’s at-large members.

The cocktail party will provide an avenue for business leaders in Western New York to involve themselves in the games and contribute to the success of the athletes. By donating $400, individuals can sponsor an athlete for an entire season. Special Olympics New York does not charge its athletes, families or caregivers to train or compete.

Model Citizen

Model Citizen

Buffalo, NY is filled with talented models on the rise to making their mark in the fashion industry and let’s not forget supermodels and Buffalo natives Jessica White and Beverly Johnson.

Building a modeling career is highly sought after and breaking into the business is all about having the right pictures, networking in the right markets, having the right agency and/or agent and finding the right jobs.  America's Next Top Model casting team came to Buffalo this past weekend in search for models for ANTM cycle 19: The College Edition.

Hundreds of women between the ages of 18-27 came out to the Boulevard Mall to show off their modeling skills in hopes of fulfilling their lifelong dream of becoming one the contestants. Recently Tara Banks received her MBA from Harvard school of business and since there will no longer be airing anymore traditional ANTM cycles she wanted to give co-ed's a chance to show the world you can have beauty and brains.

Tops Friendly Markets Launches Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration

Tops Friendly Markets Launches Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration

A statement from Tops Friendly Markets:

 

 

Williamsville, NY – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, announced today that the company will commemorate its 50th anniversary with a year-long celebration.  As part of the anniversary celebration, Tops will offer shoppers new promotions, exceptional savings, contests and events throughout the year.

 

Tops kicked off its 50th anniversary with a celebratory event at its Portage Road store in the City of Niagara Falls, NY.  Tops’ history is deeply rooted in the Niagara Falls community and the first modern Tops supermarket opened on Portage Road in 1962.

Legislator Rath Partners with Schools to Honor Veterans on Valentine's Day

Legislator Rath Partners with Schools to Honor Veterans on Valentine's Day

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, III visited St. Gregory the Great School and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary School recently to thank the students for participating in his Valentines for Veterans program. A tremendous number of cards were created.

 “This is a great program that partners students and veterans for the Valentines holiday. The students demonstrated their distinct understanding of what our veterans did for us and our country, and it is only appropriate that we show our appreciation year round,” Legislator Rath said. “The students did an outstanding job creating heartfelt cards and messages.”

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Looking for an affordable and creative alternative to candy, jewelry and flowers for your sweetheart? Surprise them with a gift that they will cherish forever - a Singing Valentine. On February 12th, 13th and 14th, the Friends of Harmony, a local male a Capella chorus, will be sending authentic Barbershop Quartets to personally deliver Singing Valentines to people all over Western NY. The quartets, in full matching costume, will appear at homes, schools, restaurants and places of business to sing two love songs and to present a flower and a personalized Valentine along with a photo with the quartet commemorating the event all for just $45.00.

Legislator Rath announces HEAP Outreach, Jan. 31 at Amherst Senior Center

Legislator Rath announces HEAP Outreach, Jan. 31 at Amherst Senior Center

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III, announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Town of Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 JJ Audubon Parkway. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30am.  All applicants will be interviewed. 

HEAP is a federally funded program to assist Erie County residents with their heating bills. The HEAP outreach will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services and is open to all income eligible households.

“The winter months can be extremely harsh in Erie County and HEAP is available to help those who are eligible. Applying can be overwhelming, that is why I have scheduled this outreach event to help with the application process,” said Legislator Rath. “Help is available, please find out more about HEAP at this outreach event or call the HEAP hotline.”