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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.

 

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."

 

‘Funktastic Friday’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Center

‘Funktastic Friday’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Center

 

“Funktastic Friday,” a musical fundraiser to benefit the Matt Urban Center, will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo. Entertainment will be provided by Smackdab and Randle and the Late Night Scandals.

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. 

 

Explore Buffalo Launches New Bus Tours

Explore Buffalo Launches New Bus Tours

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced a schedule of specialty bus tours.

Buffalo Highlights by Bus: Historic Treasures

July 10 & 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tickets: $25, students and season pass holders $20

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.