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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."

 

NOCO announces sponsorship of Thunder of Niagara Air Show 2015

NOCO announces sponsorship of Thunder of Niagara Air Show 2015
NOCO announced today its $15,000 contribution to support the Thunder of Niagara Air Show 2015, July 18 & 19 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.  Presented by the 914th Airlift Wing, the 107th Airlift Wing and the Niagara Military Affairs Council, the Thunder of Niagara Air Show is free to the public with gates opening at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday of the show. 

“Thunder of Niagara Air Show is a tremendous opportunity to create awareness and remind local residents about the economic importance of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to the Western New York community,” said NOCO President James D. Newman. “NOCO is excited to be a part of this fun-filled family event that inspires patriotism and showcases our country’s servicemen and women.”

 

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, Friends of Reinstein Woods and the Buffalo Audubon Society are pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Garlic Mustard Challenge, a competition designed to improve habitats in three Western New York nature preserves. 

 

13th annual Mount St. Mary’s “River Run” set for June 20

13th annual Mount St. Mary’s “River Run” set for June 20

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital will hold its 13th annual “River Run” on Saturday, June 20. The USATF sanctioned 5K Run/2 mile walk starts at 9 a.m.  The course starts and ends at the Red Brick School in the Village of Lewiston, with a main portion of the course following Lower River Road in Lewiston.