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Appeal Week 2015 Culminates with $8.54 Million Raised for 91st Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

Appeal Week 2015 Culminates with $8.54 Million Raised for  91st Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, provided his second report on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal Tuesday, March 31, revealing $8,546,086.80  has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2015.
    
Today’s total represents 78.4 percent of the final goal, which is trending slightly behind last year at this time when 82.3 percent of goal was reached. Funds raised for Appeal 2015 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61sites throughout the eight-county region, and the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith, which supports related ministries of the Diocese of Buffalo. The annual campaign runs through June 30 and carries a goal of $10.9 million.
    

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The Resource Training Center joins the ‘One Text or Call Could Wreck It All’ campaign

The Resource Training Center joins the ‘One Text or Call Could Wreck It All’ campaign

 

In an effort to make our roads safer, The Resource Training Center in Amherst announced today that it has joined the “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All” campaign to stop distracted driving. Program Director Monica Farrar has pledged her support to help spread the message that distracted drivers are not only a danger to themselves, but everyone else on the road.  

Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of spring events. 

Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse
Join Explore Buffalo for a tour of the only boathouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright! Originally designed by Wright in 1905 for the University of Wisconsin, the Boathouse was never built until its construction in 2007 in Buffalo along the shore of the Black Rock Channel. This was one of Wright’s favorite designs, as evidenced by his inclusion of the Boathouse in his now famous Wasmuth Portfolio.

Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2015 Opens with $7.43 Million Raised Toward $10.9 Million Goal

Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2015 Opens with $7.43 Million Raised  Toward $10.9 Million Goal

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, announced Tuesday, March 24, Catholic Charities’ 91st annual Appeal has raised $7,432,587.16 to date, representing 68 percent of the $10.9 million goal. The total includes monies collected and reported by parish volunteers during the opening weekend (March 21-22) of Appeal Week 2015, the period which marks the strongest push for parish donations.

The total reported is more than $500,000 short of where Catholic Charities’ officials and the Appeal leadership team hoped to be after the first Sunday.

Funds raised for Appeal 2015 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61 sites throughout the eight counties of Western New York, and the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith, which supports related ministries of the Diocese of Buffalo.
    

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Orleans County deputy shot, suspect dead


ORLEANS COUNTY, N.Y. - One man is dead following a shootout with police in the Orleans County town of Clarendon early Saturday morning.

The incident began around 2:45 a.m. when an Orleans County Sheriff's Deputy and a New York State Trooper responded to a disturbance call involving a man with a gun at a home in the Town of Shelby.

When officers arrived, they got a description of the suspect and the vehicle he left in.

The suspect, later identified as James J. Ellis, of Wyoming, was traveling eastbound on Route 31A in the Town of Albion at a high rate of speed. The officers initially lost sight of the vehicle but eventually located Ellis on Route 31A in the Town of Clarendon.

Ellis had crashed into a telephone pole, exited the vehicle and began firing at the officers with a .45 caliber handgun.

Daemen’s Geppetto Festival to Bring New Life to Art of Puppetry

Daemen’s Geppetto Festival to Bring New Life to Art of Puppetry

The artistic talents of puppeteers from across the United States will be showcased in the second annual Geppetto Festival, named after the beloved woodcarver from the children’s classic “Pinocchio,” scheduled for April 15 as part of the Daemen College Academic Festival.

“The Geppetto Festival is intended to share enriching presentations and performances to help bring new life to puppetry,” said Cameron Garrity, festival director. “Whether young or young at heart, the festival will give audiences the chance to explore new avenues of puppetry beyond Sesame Street and other well-known shows.”

Tickets Available for Annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions

Tickets Available for Annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions

 

Tickets for the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions, taking place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

Drums Along the Waterfront will feature eight of the top drum corps in the world who hold 42 combined Drum Corps International World Championship titles. Scheduled to compete at the event are the Blue Devils, Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment, Blue Stars, Santa Clara Vanguard, Cavaliers, Bluecoats and Cadets!