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Former Buffalo Bill Ray Bentley Coming to Walden Galleria this Saturday

Former Buffalo Bill Ray Bentley Coming to Walden Galleria this Saturday

Author and former Buffalo Bills linebacker Ray Bentley will be signing autographs at the Walden Galleria from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Bentley will be stationed on the first floor near Sears and the Apple Store and is teaming up with BB&G Charities to help raise money to support Western New York’s underprivileged youth. Bentley recently joined BB&G as a spokesperson.

Bentley’s books will be available for purchase and all autographs are free. However, he will be collecting donations for BB&G and donating a portion of all sales to the charity. Bentley is the author of a football novel based in Buffalo titled Driftwood, as well as the Darby the Dinosaur and Bubba Gator children’s books series. These books along with other memorabilia will be available at the signing. BB&G will also be selling candy bars as part of the fundraiser.

Cardinal O’Hara High School to Host Annual Catholic Men’s Conference

Cardinal O’Hara High School to Host Annual Catholic Men’s Conference

The 15th annual Catholic Men’s Conference will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Road, Tonawanda.

Titled “Courage to Believe,” the goal of the conference is to help men grow in faith. Speakers for the conference will include Robert Rogers, who experienced a family tragedy of biblical proportions when he lost his family in a flash flood; Simon Peter, Jesus’ right hand man as portrayed by actor Mark Price; and Deacon Mike Ficorilli, president-elect of the Catholic Men’s Fellowship. 

For more information or to register, please visit www.spiritiscalling.org. A registration fee of $30 includes the conference and lunch. Student admission is available for just $10.

 

Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank Kick Off Touchdown for Teachers Contest

Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank Kick Off Touchdown for Teachers Contest

Western New Yorkers asked to nominate outstanding educators in their community

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — For the 9th consecutive year, the Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank are calling on fans to nominate Western New York’s “Hall of Fame-caliber” educators for the 2017 M&T Bank Touchdown for Teachers program, which recognizes local teachers for extraordinary service to their schools and communities.

This year, the Bills and M&T are hoping to gather the most nominations in the program’s history. To make it happen, they’re challenging each of the schools throughout the 15-county region that is eligible for the competition to nominate at least one of their outstanding teachers.

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood Village Farmers Market will hold its seventh annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s upcoming 2017 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 10. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood Village Farmers Market, sponsored by the Elmwood Village Association.

‘Niagara Plunge’ Service Program Honored By Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club

‘Niagara Plunge’ Service Program Honored By Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club

The Niagara Plunge, a three-day pre-orientation program for first-year students that immerses them in Niagara University’s Catholic and Vincentian identity and mission, received the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club’s Community Service Award during an event held today at the Como Restaurant.

Rural Outreach Center to Launch ‘ROC Resolutions’ Community Challenge in January

Rural Outreach Center to Launch ‘ROC Resolutions’ Community Challenge in January

Imagine having only $6.36 a day to spend on food, living in a house that only heated up to 60 degrees, not having reliable transportation, or not owning a winter coat or boots. For more than 200,000 Western New Yorkers, this is daily life.  

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), which serves the southern communities of Western New York, is raising awareness about the challenges of living in poverty through a new community-wide campaign during the month of January 2017 called “ROC Resolutions.” During each week of the month, the spotlight will shine on a different obstacle often encountered by those living in poverty. Week one (Jan. 2-8) will focus on food, while week two (Jan. 9-15) will focus on utilities, week three (Jan. 16-22) on transportation, and week four (Jan. 23-30) on clothing.

NOCO Express customers donate more than $13,000 to Salvation Army

NOCO Express customers donate more than $13,000 to Salvation Army
During this season of giving, NOCO Express customers donated $13,541 to support The Salvation Army Buffalo Area Services. Throughout the month of November, paper kettles were sold for $1 each at all NOCO Express’ 36 locations to benefit The Salvation Army.

 

“Once again our customers and community showed their generosity to support those in need in Western New York this holiday season,” said Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express. “In the two years we have conducted this November campaign, more than $26,000 has been donated to our local Salvation Army.”