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WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

AT&T, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, University at Buffalo, dig Buffalo, InfoTech WNY and Buffalo Open Data partner to host a civic hackathon challenging teams to create innovative software and/or hardware solutions that will serve the community

 WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T, the first ever daylong hackathon dedicated to solving local civic issues in the region, will challenge teams to face off to deliver the best civic technological solution in a 13 hour period for the following local issues; Housing/Property Blight, Transportation, and Advocacy/Public Policy. Cash prizes totaling $3,500 will be awarded, with a grand prize of $2,000, followed by a second place prize of $1,000 and $500 for third place. 

New Weber’s Three-pack to Aid Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

New Weber’s Three-pack to Aid Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

 

Buffalo-based Heintz & Weber Co., Inc., makers of the top-selling mustard in Western New York, today introduced a new three-pack of assorted condiments including Weber’s famous Horseradish Mustard, Hot Texas Sandwich Sauce and Piccalilli Relish. A portion of the proceeds from each package sold will benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a nonprofit organization at the forefront of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy research.

First Annual Erie County Fair Held in Buffalo Courthouse

First Annual Erie County Fair Held in Buffalo Courthouse

The Ladies were a bit reluctant to attend the first Erie County Fair, in 1841, so officials announced: "Constables will be on grounds to preserve order and the visits of the ladies will be welcomed to the exhibition."

Thus reassured, the ladies tied on there bonnets, and sallied forth. They even attended the plowing matches, one of the main attractions of early fairs, and it was reported "more than 2,000 people gathered in carriages and on horseback. A great many ladies, lured by delicious weather and the interest of the occasion, graced the attendance, adding interest and brilliancy to the scene." Even in those days the ladies did not like to miss any of the fun.

NOCO supports Mercy Flight of WNY 2015 Lakefest fundraiser

NOCO supports Mercy Flight of WNY 2015 Lakefest fundraiser
NOCO announced its $6,000 contribution to the LakeFest 2015, an annual fundraiser benefitting Mercy Flight of Western New York and several other related causes throughout region. This year’s event was held Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Bedrock Landing in Wilson, NY.

 

“NOCO has been a generous supporter of LAKEFEST and Mercy Flight over the past several years,” said Samantha Ryan, development manager, Mercy Flight. “These donations ensure that Mercy Flight WNY remains a beacon of hope for our community for years to come. As a nonprofit provider of air- medical transport we rely on the support of the community and corporate sponsors such as NOCO.”

 

WNY VegFest 2015 – A Sustainable Awakening

WNY VegFest 2015 – A Sustainable Awakening

 

When people think of Buffalo, NY, they often think of a tumultuous amount of snow, chicken wings, and the losing streak of the Buffalo Bills. What many don’t know is that the city is rich with different cultures and an immense diversity of amazing food! Each summer promises various food festivals as an opportunity to venture out and experience something new, and in 2014 one group decided to take this a step further.

 

WNY VegFest merges Vegetarian and Vegan with a clean, sustainable, and healthy lifestyle. The event brought over 5,000 people to Delaware Park last year and expects an even larger turnout this year.

 

StreetPoetz.Com founder, Cece Carson, had a moment to speak with Albert Brown, one of the co-founders of WNY Vegfest and he provided insight into the birth of this astounding event.

 

New Niagara University Students Help Rehab House In Niagara Falls With Habitat For Humanity

New Niagara University Students Help Rehab House In Niagara Falls With Habitat For Humanity

Before even taking their first official class as Niagara University freshmen, sixteen students are helping to fulfill the institution’s Catholic and Vincentian mission.

NOCO Express stores raise $20,000 for United Way

NOCO Express stores raise $20,000 for United Way
NOCO Express stores, its customers, and employees raised $20,000 to support the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and several other United Ways in the region. Throughout the month of June, donations of $1, $3 or $5 were collected at all 36 NOCO Express stores through a paper t-shirt pin up campaign.  

 

“In only two years of conducting a month-long in-store campaign, our customers have generously donated more than $32,000 to support United Way programs and organizations right here in the Western New York community,” Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express.

 

"NOCO is a wonderful community partner," said Michael Weiner, United Way president and CEO. "We are grateful not only to the company for their commitment to our community, but to their customers who once again stepped up and made a difference this year through their generosity."