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Shop at Macy's to Support Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Shop at Macy's to Support Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, which manages and maintains the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park system in the City of Buffalo, has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign, that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31, customers at local Macy’s stores can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting the city’s Olmsted parks. To further spread the love, Macy’s will match the total customer donation across all stores, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total.

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Looking for an affordable and creative alternative to candy, jewelry and flowers for your sweetheart? Surprise them with a gift that they will cherish forever - a Singing Valentine. On February 13th and 14th, the Friends of Harmony, a local male a Capella chorus, will be sending authentic Barbershop Quartets to personally deliver Singing Valentines to people all over Western NY. The quartets, in full matching costume, will appear at homes, schools, restaurants and places of business to sing two love songs and to present a flower and a personalized Valentine along with a photo with the quartet commemorating the event all for just $45.00.

Friends of Harmony to Perform Benefit Concert for Food Bank of Western NY

Friends of Harmony to Perform Benefit Concert for Food Bank of Western NY

The Friends of Harmony will be holding its third annual Christmas benefit concert on Friday evening at 7:00PM at Sacred Heart in Bowmansville, NY located at 5337 Genesee Street.   Tickets are $15.00.   Kids under 12 are FREE.   Everyone is encouarge to bring a non-perishable food item.  All money and food received by this concert will go to the Food Bank of Western NY.  Questions?  Call Don Ehrenreich at (716) 573-5911

Friends of Harmony Open House

Friends of Harmony Open House

The Friends of Harmony male a cappella chorus is holding an Open House on Tuesday night, October 15th at 7:30 at Sacred Heart School located on 5337 Genesee Street in Bowmansville, NY (about 0.7 mile east of Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant).    The chorus is preparing for their annual Christmas Concert to benefit the Food Bank of Western NY and guests are invited to be a part of it.    Come learn more about the chorus.  You may even get a chance to sing with us at the concert.   The chorus is actively auditioning all voice parts.

South Buffalo Alive Announces Successful ‘Bricks in the Bowl’ Campaign

South Buffalo Alive Announces Successful ‘Bricks in the Bowl’ Campaign

 

Twenty engraved bricks were added to South Buffalo Alive’s “Bricks in the Bowl” in Cazenovia Park in early September. The 20 bricks were a one-year record for the fundraising event, according to Marge Ryan, president of the nonprofit organization.

“Bricks in the Bowl” is located next to the 100-year-old Frederick Law Olmsted Shelter House in Cazenovia Park and includes 250 square feet of personalized bricks within a landscaped perimeter. Brick engraving, provided by Stone Art Memorial Co. of Lackawanna, occurs just one time per year, typically in late summer or early fall.

VCA Receives Nearly $1.5 Million in Grant Awards

VCA Receives Nearly $1.5 Million in Grant Awards

The Valley Community Association (VCA) has announced the receipt of roughly $1.5 million in local foundation, non-profit, and state government grants to support ongoing senior and youth services, waterfront revitalization, and “Striving for Excellence” Program initiatives.

These awards include a $5,000 allotment from the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, a $5,000 contribution from the Buffalo Bills Foundation, a $10,000 award from CSX, a $22,000 commitment from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a $160,000 (for two years) provision from the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, a $250,000 grant secured by NYS Senator Tim Kennedy, and a $300,000 (for three years) allocation from the NYS Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program.

Friends of Harmony to Perform Free Concert on 9/10 at Buffalo River Fest Park

Friends of Harmony to Perform Free Concert on 9/10 at Buffalo River Fest Park

The Friends of Harmony, WNY's premier male a cappella group, will perform a free concert at Buffalo's River Fest Park on Tuesday evening at 7:00 on September 10th.  Enjoy the songs from your favorite Hollywood movie in 4-part barbershop style harmony.  The show will culminate with a musical salute to the US Armed Forces for the brave work they do protecting us both at home and abroad.  For more information about this and other upcoming Friends of Harmony performances, contact Don Ehrenreich at (716) 573-5911.