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Volunteers Sought to Fight Cancer with Flowers

Volunteers Sought to Fight Cancer with Flowers

BUFFALO, NY— You can fight cancer by giving the gift of hope or even a bear with a bunch of fresh cut daffodils.  The American Cancer Society’s 38th Annual Daffodil Days is seeking volunteers to assist in various roles between now and March.  Volunteers are needed to sell flowers, make phone calls and help with daffodil deliveries. 

Since 1973, Daffodil Days has empowered everyone from school children to corporate CEOs to make a difference in the fight against cancer by raising funds and awareness to help beat the disease. While Daffodil Days involves offering daffodils every spring to donors in appreciation for their contributions, it is about more than just giving beautiful flowers it is an opportunity to share hope for a world free of cancer.

"They Kept Their Word": An Exhibit on Historical African American Women's Literary Societies

"They Kept Their Word": An Exhibit on Historical African American Women's Literary Societies

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society presents an exhibit delving into the rich and influential history of African American Women’s Literary Societies in the Buffalo region. “They Kept Their Word: African American Women's Literary Societies and Their Legacy” opens with a reception on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at 2 p.m.

This opening reception coincides with a Martin Luther King program at the Historical Society, sponsored by the Afro American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier, which will take place at 3 p.m. on the same day. ("African Americans, the Civil War & Martin Luther King's Legacy" is the theme of the MLK program; speaker Harry Matthews Bradshaw will offer a talk on the subject.)

New Publication Seeks to Foster Understanding Between Jews and Muslims

New Publication Seeks to Foster Understanding Between Jews and Muslims

From a statement issued by the editor of Jewish Muslim Friendship in WNY:

LOCKPORT, NY -- We are pleased to announce the publication of our new on-line magazine, Jewish Muslim Friendship in Western New York.  We are Jewish and Muslim residents of the Buffalo NY area, seeking to promote friendship and understanding between our communities.  We offer our magazine as an effective and exciting way to exchange ideas and learn from one another’s cultural, religious, and personal experiences.  Convinced that many people of good will throughout Western New York share our aspirations, we invite all to join us in this promising endeavor.

Niagara Catholic’s TAG Group Sponsors Blood Drive

Niagara Catholic’s TAG Group Sponsors Blood Drive

One out of every three people will need blood in his/her lifetime.  Niagara Catholic High School’s Transplant Awareness Group (TAG) is sponsoring a UNYTS (Upstate New York Transplant Service) Blood Drive on Thursday, March 3, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the school chapel.  For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call Ms. Moore at 283-8771.  Walk-ins are also welcome.  A $25 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill gift card will be given to one generous, “lucky” donor.

Be a hero.  Save a life.  Donate blood.

Niagara Professionals To Be Honored

Niagara Professionals To Be Honored

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - The Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association will be hosting its Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 South 68th Street, Niagara Falls. 

Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. with the dinner and program to follow. A basket raffle and 50/50 split club will also be available with proceeds from the split will benefit Community Missions of Niagara Frontier. 

Tickets are $40 per person and can be reserved by calling dinner Chairperson Lisa Scalzo at 504-2617 ext.

Senior Living Tenants Help Troops to Stay Warm

Senior Living Tenants Help Troops to Stay Warm

LOCKPORT, NY -- To give back to our U.S. Air Force and to help them stay warm, tenants from People Inc.’s Senior Living Pine Apartments in Lockport donated handmade blankets to the troops. Members of the 914th Airlift Wing of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station visited the tenants to accept the generous donation. They brought the tenants an American flag that flew over Iraq as a gift of appreciation for the donated blankets.

Front row, from left: Carolyn Smith, Mary Ellen McPhail and Senior Airman Emilio Banse from the 914th. Back row, from left: Shirley Brewer, Joan Felvus, site manager Barbara Jacobs, Grace Walker, Fran Marcilliott, Senior Airman Matthew Tramb and Capt. Terri Gilmore, both from the 914th.

TNBPA Announces Award Winners and Annual Dinner

TNBPA Announces Award Winners and Annual Dinner

TOWN OF NIAGARA, NY -- The Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association will be hosting its Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 South 68th Street, Niagara Falls. 

Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. with the program (6:50 pm) and dinner to follow. A basket raffle and 50/50 split club will also be available with proceeds from the split will benefit Community Missions of Niagara Frontier. 

Tickets are $40 per person and can be reserved by calling dinner chairperson Lisa Scalzo at 504-2617, ext. 236.  Payment is by check or cash.