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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.

Stroller Strides Family Class to benefit Women & Children's Hospital

Stroller Strides Family Class to benefit Women & Children's Hospital

Stroller Strides/Fit4Mom Buffalo will host a FREE family fitness class at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 21 at Glen Falls Park in Williamsville. Please meet in the parking lot located at Glen Avenue and Mill Street.

 

This event is open to everyone and attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Women and Children's Hospital as part of Assemblyman Ray Walter's Christmas in July Toy Drive. The toys will be delivered to the hospital by Santa and will bring many smiles to the faces of children receiving them.

 

This is a fun opportunity to enjoy a family friendly workout in beautiful Glen Falls Park and to show your support to children being cared for at Women and Children's Hospital. 

 

Stroller Strides will also be raffling off prizes!

 

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.