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National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

Niagara Falls Park receives another installment of $125,000 extreme makeover

In what has become something of a rite of spring, more than 50 National Grid employees returned to Gill Creek Park in Niagara Falls to continue efforts to beautify and transform this popular public park and community asset into one of Niagara County’s most picturesque and useful green spaces.  This is the fourth time in five years that National Grid volunteers have worked with city and neighbor organizations on projects in the park. 

May 18 “Team Brayden” Benefit for 3-Year-Old with Leukemia

May 18 “Team Brayden” Benefit for 3-Year-Old with Leukemia

Grand Island, NY- Family and friends of 3-year-old Brayden Macri, who was diagnosed with leukemia, will be hosting a benefit in support of the toddler on Saturday, May 18, at the Grand Island VFW, 2121 Grand Island Blvd, Grand Island, NY, starting at 2:00 p.m.

Brayden Macri was diagnosed on July 24, 2012 with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Young Macri receives extensive treatments including chemotherapy, blood transfusions and bone marrow aspirations. The benefit will help offset some of the medical bills associated with Brayden’s treatment.

The benefit will include a live band and disc jockey, 50/50 split club tickets and basket raffles. There will be a kid zone area as well. Donation tickets are $20.00 each and they include food, soft drinks and adult beverages. Children under 10 are free.

Who: “Team Brayden” family, friends, loved ones and community

Catholic Charities 2013 Appeal Reaches $10.2 Million; $500,000 Remaining to Reach Goal by June 30

With just about six weeks remaining before the close of the 2013 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the annual campaign has raised $10,231,128.55 in cash and pledges, or 95.6 percent of its $10.7 million goal. The most comprehensive human services organization in Western New York now asks the community to help raise the remaining funds – less than $500,000 – needed to meet the final goal by June 30.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital Emergency Department to Recognize Local EMS Personnel

Mount St. Mary's Hospital Emergency Department to Recognize Local EMS Personnel

The EmStar Emergency Department of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital will recognize local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) professionals at an award’s dinner on Tuesday, May 21 at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Mount St. Mary's Hospital and the BEA Group, the group of physicians that staff the hospital’s EmStar Emergency Department, the dinner is being held in conjunction with the hospital’s recognition of national EMS Week.  Dr. Lloyd Brown W. Brown, chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine/EmStar, is the organizer of the event to salute EMS excellence and Diana Volkman, BSN, of the New York State Department of Health’s Western Region Office of Health Emergency Preparedness will be the guest speaker.

Catholic Charities Offering Naturalization Workshop for Those Seeking Citizenship

Catholic Charities of Buffalo will offer a naturalization workshop for those looking to become United States citizens on May 15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 228 Albany St., Buffalo, the school site on the former Nativity Campus. Eligible candidates must be 18 years of age or older, have had a green card for at least four years and be able to read, write and speak basic English. Participants must bring: Green Cards for all family members; social security cards for each family member; two passport-sized photos of each applicant or $6 money order for each applicant to have photos taken; 2011 tax return and/or proof of Medicaid, food stamps or public assistance from the Department of Social Services or supplemental security income letter; list of all employment and addresses from the past five years; and list of all travel since becoming a permanent resident of the United States. Space is limited.

Medina Welcomes Civil War Encampment

Medina Welcomes Civil War Encampment

MEDINA, NY- Final preparations are in motion for the 2013 Civil War Initiative- a three-day long Civil War encampment being held at Medina's GCC Campus.  

There will be plenty to see and do over the course of the weekend – April 26-28th. Among the many activities are genealogy workshops on both Saturday and Sunday, a concert by the famed Excelsior Fife and Drum Band at 12:00 PM on Saturday, and appearances by Clara Barton – as portrayed by actress Eleanor Stearns at 1:00 PM on Saturday, and Robert E. Lee – portrayed by Tom Schobert – at 11:00 AM on Sunday.

New Directions Youth and Family Services Set to Uncork 4th Annual Wines of Distinction

New Directions Youth and Family Services Set to Uncork 4th Annual Wines of Distinction

All proceeds from annual fundraiser will help to update recreational equipment
and fund recreational activities for at-risk children