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Mercy Hospital Teams with Dog Ears Bookstore to Bring Books to Waiting Rooms

Mercy Hospital Teams with Dog Ears Bookstore to Bring Books to Waiting Rooms

 

A partnership between Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Dog Ears Bookstore & Café has resulted in numerous books being delivered to the hospital’s Margaret L. Wendt Family Center waiting room. The first delivery of approximately 50 new books occurred on June 12.

Ceremony to Mark Completion of Renovations at Firemen’s Monument in Cazenovia Park

Ceremony to Mark Completion of Renovations at Firemen’s Monument in Cazenovia Park

 

South Buffalo Alive will celebrate completion of the renovation of the Firemen’s Monument at the entrance to Olmsted’s Cazenovia Park, at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 14 — Flag Day!

As part of the ceremony, officials will raise a flag on the site’s new flagpole, a gift of South Buffalo Alive and community supporters. The flag that will fly over the monument was donated by Don Colpoys, whose brother Matthew Colpoys was killed along with four fellow Buffalo firefighters in a propane explosion that occurred on Dec. 27, 1983, in the city. The flag was on the casket of their father, the late Ed Colpoys, who was a World War II veteran.

MacSolutions Plus Assists Dog Ears Bookstore in Time of Need

MacSolutions Plus Assists Dog Ears Bookstore in Time of Need

 

Sometimes, a terrible situation can bring out the absolute best in people.

When word got out that two iPads were recently stolen from Dog Ears Bookstore & Café in South Buffalo after someone broke into the nonprofit community bookstore after business hours, many individuals from South Buffalo and beyond stepped up with donations and offers of support. One such individual was Garret Cleversley, CEO of MacSolutions Plus, an Apple-authorized retail store and service center located in the Eastern Hills Mall. 

Catholic Charities Celebrates Senior Corps Week, 50th Anniversary of Foster Grandparent Program

Catholic Charities Celebrates Senior Corps Week, 50th Anniversary of Foster Grandparent Program

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its Foster Grandparent Program in conjunction with Senior Corps Week May 18-23, Catholic Charities will thank its 96 Foster Grandparent Program volunteers during its “50 and Feeling Fabulous” event May 22 at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY, 1081 Broadway, Buffalo.  

Senior Corps Week, developed by the Corporation for National and Community Service, spotlights the impact of Senior Corps volunteers on their communities. Catholic Charities Foster Grandparent Program is a program of Service Corps, which is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

NOCO employees participate in tree planting initiative with Olmsted Parks

NOCO employees participate in tree planting initiative with Olmsted Parks
A group of 10 NOCO employees participated in a tree planting initiative with Olmsted Parks on Saturday, May 16, at Buffalo’s South Park. As part of its charitable giving efforts, NOCO purchased 15 trees, totaling an approximate $6,000 contribution to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

“For years, NOCO has remained committed to improving the valuable natural resources of our local community,” said James D. Newman, NOCO president.  “We are thrilled to give of our time and resources to benefit the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and specifically, South Park, which is home to Western New York’s treasured Botanical Gardens.”

Spring Concert of Healing and Rebirth : Cory James & Amy Gallagher 05/09/15

Spring Concert of Healing and Rebirth : Cory James & Amy Gallagher 05/09/15

 

Cory James Gallagher, Tenor Vocalist and Amy Gallagher, Writer-Poet, are excited to announce:

 

Spring Concert of Healing and Rebirth - A Musical-Poetic Journey of Hope



Please join Tenor Vocalist Cory James Gallagher and award-winning Poet Amy Gallagher on a journey out of the difficulty and darkness of winter, into the warm healing rays of spring.  

 

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, this journey will bring inspiration, clarity, and healing with soul-stirring music and poetry to guide you towards the onset of spring and rebirth out of the depths of winter and weight.

 

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $35,000 From Local Foundations

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $35,000 From Local Foundations

 

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has just approved a grant in the amount of $25,000 for the Western New York Land Conservancy for the creation of the Stella Niagara Preserve, a new, publicly-accessible nature preserve along the Niagara River in Lewiston. This news comes just days after the announcement that the M&T Charitable Foundation will contribute $10,000 toward the project! The Land Conservancy has now received more than $2.9 million of the more than $3.2 million needed to create the Stella Niagara Preserve.