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Ford Friendship Express Program Unveils its “Redesign”

Ford Friendship Express Program Unveils its “Redesign”

Applications now available for local nonprofits; Recipients to be announced at Buffalo Auto Show in February

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Ford Dealers of Western New York just couldn’t wait to announce that applications are now available for the 2012 Ford Friendship Express program -- an annual program that provides “new wheels” to local nonprofit organizations in need of transportation.

“For nearly two decades, the WNY Ford Dealers have awarded new Ford vehicles to deserving organizations in our community,” said Scott Bieler, chairman, Ford Friendship Express selection committee.

Seeking Contestants for Miss Buffalo 2012

Seeking Contestants for Miss Buffalo 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Miss Buffalo Scholarship Organization is currently seeking contestants for its pageant at the National Buffalo Wing Festival on Sept. 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Aside from reigning as the official "Queen" of the Wing Fest, Miss Buffalo 2012 goes on to represent the Queen City in the 2012 Miss New York State Scholarship Pageant, the official state preliminary to the Miss America Pageant.  Miss Buffalo is eligible to win an expenses paid trip in June 2012 to take part in the Miss New York State Pageant, including five night’s hotel stay, meals, travel and entry fees.  In addition, Miss Buffalo will receive a $250 scholarship, a crown, banner and trophy.  The first runner-up will receive a $150 scholarship and the second runner-up will receive a $100 scholarship.

Niagara County Businesses Being Challenged to Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter is challenging all local businesses to start a Walk to End Alzheimer’s team.  Show your support of the over 55,000 Western New Yorkers who are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.  People affected by Alzheimer’s are surrounding you – they are your co-workers, clients, neighbors and friends.

Great Prizes at Mom's Day at the Fair TODAY- Monday, August 15th.

Great Prizes at Mom's Day at the Fair TODAY- Monday, August 15th.

HAMBURG, NY- Moms are encouraged to bring the kids to the Fair and stop by the WGRZ- Channel 2 Booth for their Momslikeme.com sticker.  We will have secret spotters roaming the fairgrounds all day; if you are spotted with the momslikeme.com sticker you win a fabulous prize! Each prize is of $50 value!!! We will be giving away to two lucky moms a year’s worth of Milk from Upstate Niagara Cooperative!  We have $100 gift cards to Tops Markets, Bison’s Tickets, Fantastic Sams Gift Cards, Cappelli’s Pizza Certificates, Therapeutic Pillows from the Mattress Firm, Gift Cards from Made in America, Gift Certificates for Buffalo Wild Wings, Made in America and UB Football! Once again the Fair is offering all kids 12 and under FREE Admission everyday!!! One price ride days are Monday through Friday, too!

The Princeton Review Ranks Niagara University Among the "Best in the Northeast"

The Princeton Review Ranks Niagara University Among the "Best in the Northeast"

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. (August 3, 2011) – Since the middle of May, Niagara University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, ranked among the country's most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review, deemed one of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s top universities to work for in the U.S., and selected to the 2010-11 list of top colleges by CollegesofDistinction.com.

Yesterday, Niagara University received additional recognition, tabbed as one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast in a report published by The Princeton Review. NU is one of 220 institutions the nationally-known education services company recommends in its Best in the Northeast section of a website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

Niagara joins SUNY Buffalo as the only colleges from the Buffalo-Niagara region to appear on the list.

Best Taste in Buffalo: Bistro Europa Chosen as Winner

Best Taste in Buffalo: Bistro Europa Chosen as Winner

For the past month, 2 Your Town asked viewers who they thought had the best food in Western New York and with 434 total votes cast the winner has been chosen.

Bistro Europa located on 484 Elmwood Avenue took the top spot for your favorite place to eat-out with 57 votes.