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Scholarship Stresses Importance of Character, Education

Scholarship Stresses Importance of Character, Education

The Character Council of Western New York and Harvest Time Partners Foundation have announced a new scholarship program to reinforce the importance of character and encourage students to pursue academic goals beyond high school.

The program will award $1,000 scholarships to three college-bound Western New York high school seniors exemplifying character in his or her daily life. Seniors attending a public, private, parochial or home school who are enrolling full-time in a college or trade school for the fall of 2014 are eligible.

Students must be residents of Allegheny, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans or Wyoming counties to be considered. The scholarship will be made payable directly to the chosen post-secondary institutions.

Catholic Charities Ranked as Four-Star Charity by Nonprofit Evaluator for Fifth Straight Year

For the fifth consecutive year, Catholic Charities of Buffalo has attained a four out of four stars rating from Charity Navigator, a nation-wide nonprofit charity evaluator, indicating thorough financial management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Charity Navigator, found at charitynavigator.org, highlights the effort of efficient and open charities and works to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in their charitable choices.  

Medina Mustang Marching Band captures fifth straight NYSFBC Championship title

Medina Mustang Marching Band captures fifth straight NYSFBC Championship title

SYRACUSE, NY - The Governor's Cup once again returns to Medina, NY as the Medina High School Mustang Marching Band won their fifth consecutive NYS Field Band Conference Championship tonight at the Carrier Dome, in Syracuse , NY. 

Competing in Small Schools 1 Division (SS1), Medina notched a decisive victory with a score of 91.50, beating their nearest competitor, New Hartford who scored a 89.90.

The Medina Mustang Band has a long history in the NYSFBC, winning 13 state championships in the 37 years it has been competing. The band is under the direction of Mr. Jimmy Steele.

Mill Road Scenic Overlook Closer to Success

Mill Road Scenic Overlook Closer to Success

 

Now in their final 90 days of fundraising, The Friends of Mill Road are excited to announce two additional major gifts, propelling the project closer to a successful finish before its Dec. 31 deadline.  

Crossroads Bluesfest to Benefit Homeless Teens

Crossroads Bluesfest to Benefit Homeless Teens

Buffalo Music Hall of Fame 2013 inductee Jony James will lead a line-up of six Blues bands at the 1st Annual Crossroads Bluesfest on Saturday, September 14 from 3pm-9pm at the Chicken Coop Grove (VFW Post 8113, 299 Leydecker Road, West Seneca, NY 14224).

The event will be emceed by WBFO Blues legend and 97 Rock icon Anita West and feature:

Western New York Land Conservancy Launches New Member Drive

Western New York Land Conservancy Launches New Member Drive

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, a regional, not-for-profit land trust formed in 1991 to work with families, communities and farmers to permanently protect the region's most important forests, meadows and farms for future generations to enjoy, is holding a new member drive. 

 “By becoming a member, you will receive the Land Conservancy’s newsletter, invitations to special events and hikes at our preserves, and updates on conservation issues specific to our region,” said Executive Director Nancy Smith. “But most importantly, your membership will support our transformative land conservation work.”

The Belle Center Appoints Lucy A. Candelario As Executive Director

The Belle Center Appoints Lucy A. Candelario As Executive Director
The Belle Center Appoints Lucy A. Candelario As Executive Director

After a year without a permanent Executive Director, The Belle Center looks to a familiar face to steer the community agency into new phases of growth.