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Appeal Week 2014 Culminates with $8.88 Million Raised for 90th Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

Appeal Week 2014 Culminates with $8.88 Million Raised for  90th Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 15, 2014 – 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 today, revealing $8,886,816.65 has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2014.

Today’s total represents 82.3 percent of the final goal, which is trending slightly ahead of last year at this time when 80.2 percent of goal was reached. Funds raised for Appeal 2014 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61 sites throughout the eight-county region. The annual campaign runs through June 30 and carries a goal of $10.8 million.

During Appeal Week, which ran from April 6-13, parish volunteers and pastors across Western New York led a concerted effort to gather donations, and participated in fundraising activities in order to bring the Appeal closer to its final goal.

The Buffalo Zoo Wants You to Power Down for Polar Bears

The Buffalo Zoo is launching a new initiative called “Power Down for Polar Bears” to reduce the community’s carbon footprint.

The initiative was developed to encourage the Western New York community to participate in the global “Earth Hour” movement. Earth Hour will take place on March 29 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Zoo’s “Power Down for Polar Bears” event will run for a full week from March 23 – March 29 to encourage maximum participation.

Participation is easy! Schools and classrooms, local businesses, and individuals or families can get involved. During “Power Down for Polar Bears” week, participants should shut off any non-essential lights, appliances, or electronics for at least one hour. Consuming less energy is one easy way to reduce carbon emissions, and slow the melting of sea ice. Polar bears in the wild depend on sea ice to survive.

NIMAC Vice Chair Meets with Top Leaders of U.S. Airforce

NIMAC Vice Chair Meets with Top Leaders of U.S. Airforce

Merrell Lane, Vice Chairman of the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC) and a member of the Air Force Chief of Staff’s Civic Leaders Program, recently met with top leaders of the United States Air Force at the 2014 Air Force Civic Leader Program (AFCLP) Conference in Washington, D.C., on February 5-6, 2014.

The two-day conference involved discussions, briefings and input from members of the program with the highest ranking officials of the Air Force, including the newly appointed Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. One of the many issues discussed was the recently released commission report about future strategies for the Air Force, including the Guard and Reserve.

Locally produced video featured by Western Erie Canal Alliance

Locally produced video featured by Western Erie Canal Alliance

Medina NY: An American Town on the Erie Canal– a locally produced video brimming with images of old-time Medina has been prominently featured both on the website (http://www.westerneriecanal.com) and E-News letter of the Western Erie Canal Alliance.

Medina draws crowd with Wine About Winter

Medina draws crowd with Wine About Winter

Medina serves up wine, music and fun.  750 sample wine from 26 locations in downtown.

By Sue Cook, Staff Reporter - Orleans Hub

MEDINA – Wine About Winter started out perfectly picturesque this afternoon as the snow fluttered down Main Street in Medina. The weather didn't dampen the spirits of anyone attending the event, either.

Video highlights Medina's historic past as an Erie Canal town

Video highlights Medina's historic past as an Erie Canal town

MEDINA, NY- The storied past of Historic Medina is depicted with images and music in a recent viodeo posted online.  The film is full of captivating images from a a by-gone historic era- snapshots in time of an American village on the Erie Canal. The description of the films reads as follows:

Medina, New York is a historic community born of the Erie Canal. The community is home to world-renown Medina Sandstone, and epitomizes the burgeoning Golden Age of late nineteenth century America. 

Spare the Zombies food drive Jan 24. Buffalo NY

Spare the Zombies food drive Jan 24. Buffalo NY

Just when you thought Zombies couldn't give anymore interesting on Jan 24. Terror Technologies Buffalo Zombies for charity host Spare the Zombies. The event is a food drive at Kenmore Bowling lanes 1691 Kenmore ave. its an all ages event 11pm-2:30am. The event includes unlimited bowling ticker $20 space is limited so be sure to reserve your tickets at events716@gmail.com.

Come dress in your favorite costume if you like and please don't forget to bring canned food items for the food drive.For more info on Terror Technologies go to: http://www.terrortech.org/

Hosted by: Terror Technologies Buffalo Zombies for Charity
* WHEN: Friday January 24, 2014
* Registration Starts at 11:00 pm
* Bowling Starts at midnight Friday until 2:30 am Saturday
* WHERE: Kenmore Bowling Lanes, 1691 Kenmore Ave, Kenmore NY
* COST: $20
* Included Are: Unlimited bowling, shoes
* PLEASE BRING: Canned food items for our Food Drive
* THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES