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BUFFALO RIVER FEST PARK HOSTS “HALFWAY TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY” ON SEPTEMBER 5TH

BUFFALO RIVER FEST PARK HOSTS  “HALFWAY TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY” ON SEPTEMBER 5TH

On Friday, September 5th, 2014, the Valley Community Association will host their fourth annual “Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day Party” at Buffalo River Fest Park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, New York.  The event will run from 7pm to 11pm and will feature the local Irish band “The Left Overs”.  

“The Left Overs” have established a following in Buffalo and throughout Western New York for over a decade. With music ranging from popular drinking songs to the historical and poignant rebel songs of Irish past, “The Left Overs” offer a large variety of tunes and ballads.  The band was founded by Jerry Shea and Pat Gerken, on the premise that good music will always bring people together. “The Left Overs” are Jerry Shea, Pat Gerken, Elizabeth Shea, Ryan Young, Dave Pruski, Greg Kent, and Tim Ellis. 

South Buffalo Alive to Host Bricks in the Bowl Celebration

South Buffalo Alive to Host Bricks in the Bowl Celebration

 

South Buffalo Alive will hold a Bricks in the Bowl Celebration at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, next to the Frederick Law Olmsted Shelter House in Cazenovia Park. The event will honor all those who participated in the success and completion of the organization’s Brick Garden memorial in Cazenovia Park.

“The final 24 bricks will be etched for this occasion,” said Marge Ryan, president of the nonprofit organization. “We invite anyone who has contributed to the success of the Brick Garden to participate in the festivities.”

Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen’s ‘Great College’ Designation

Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen’s ‘Great College’ Designation

The Town of Amherst Board honored Daemen College today with a proclamation in recognition of the institution recently being named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as a “Great College to Work For,” a designation that places the Amherst college as one of the top 10 small four-year institutions to work for in the country.

Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette officially presented the proclamation to Daemen President Gary A. Olson at the Aug. 4 town board meeting.

“Daemen prides itself on being a devoted member of the Amherst community, and we are extremely honored that the town has recognized Daemen for earning this national distinction,” said Olson. “The dedicated, collective efforts of our faculty and staff have created an exceptional workplace at Daemen, and I’m immensely proud to serve as president of such an exemplary institution.”

Friends of Harmony Free Concert at the Naval Park

Friends of Harmony Free Concert at the Naval Park

On Saturday, August 2nd at 7:00PM, the Friends of Harmony male a cappella chorus will be performing a free concert on board the USS Little Rock located at the Buffalo Naval Park.  The concert will celebrate the 224th birthday of the US Coast Guard.  The music will feature songs from the "baby boomer" generation and a special patriotic salute to all of our servicemen and women around the globe.   The performance will be under a tent with plenty of seating available.   No entrance fees to board the ship and enjoy the concert.

Rural Outreach Center Volunteers Tackle Numerous Home Repair Projects

Rural Outreach Center Volunteers Tackle Numerous Home Repair Projects

 

Volunteers from the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) and Pathways Christian Fellowship in South Wales recently assisted six individuals with much-needed home repair projects as part of the group’s 2014 mission trip. The church group has faithfully visited local communities for the past seven years, performing projects such as household repairs, painting porches and constructing handicapped ramps for those in need. 

Group Plans Benefit to Help Man Who Needs Liver Transplant

The Friends of Ed Kostek will hold a fundraiser from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at the Ironworkers Hall, 196 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.

Kostek is a West Seneca resident who has faced severe medical issues over the past few months and who is awaiting a liver transplant. He is a 1986 graduate of Bishop Timon and a South Buffalo native. The benefit has been organized because his medical condition has left him unable to work and to show family and friends’ support of him and his family.

"The transplant process and recovery period will be a long road for Ed, his wife, Kellie, and their three children," the group Friends of Ed Kostek stated on the event's Facebook page. "Despite having insurance coverage, the costs incurred from such a procedure and post-transplant care are substantial enough that we, as family and friends, are reaching out."

VCA Announces Buffalo River Fest Schedule

VCA Announces Buffalo River Fest Schedule

The Valley Community Association’s 14th Annual “Buffalo River Fest” is scheduled for this upcoming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 13th – 15th, 2014.  The event will be held from 6pm to Midnight on Friday, from 11am to Midnight on Saturday, and 11am to 5pm on Sunday at Buffalo River Fest Park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY, near Michigan Avenue.

Included in this year’s event will be: