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NOCO Express stores raise more than $12,000 for United Way

NOCO Express stores raise more than $12,000 for United Way
Customers and employees from NOCO Express Stores recently donated a total of $12,213 to support the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and several other United Ways in the region. Throughout the month of May, donations of $1, $3 or $5 were collected at all 35 NOCO Express Stores through a paper t-shirt pin up campaign.

 

“This was the first month-long United Way campaign conducted at our NOCO Express Stores and our customers and associates gave generously,” said Michael Newman, executive vice president. “As a family-owned and locally operated company, we are committed to supporting organizations like the United Way in assisting those in need throughout Western New York.”

 

Exciting Grand Theatre Lineup Includes Talent Ranging from Elvis to Shrek

Exciting Grand Theatre Lineup Includes Talent Ranging from Elvis to Shrek

 

The beautiful and historic Grand Theatre in nearby London, Ontario, recently released its 2014-15 Mainstage Season schedule, and theatre lovers across Canada and the U.S. will have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of a terrific lineup!

Kicking off the season from Oct. 14 through Nov. 1 is Blue Suede Shoes: The King, The Colonel, The Memories, featuring world champion Elvis impersonator Roy LeBlanc. Next up is Shrek The Musical, offering a perfectly fun way for all ages to celebrate the holiday season. Shrek opens on Nov. 18 and continues through Dec. 8.

Last Call.....Entries for The Erie County Fair

Last Call.....Entries for The Erie County Fair

Fairgoers....this is your last call for Fair entries for this year's Erie County Fair!  Yes, Fairgoers, if you plan on entering anything into any of the competitions that are going on at the Erie County Fair this year, you only have one more week to get your entries pre-registered on the Fair's website.  Pre-registration must be completed by July 18th.

The best thing to do right now if you plan on entering the competitions is to check out the Fair's website at ecfair.org. and click on competitions.  There are so many categories that you can enter each year, and each year, the list gets bigger and bigger.

Land Conservancy Receives $300,000 Federal Grant for the Stella Niagara Preserve

Land Conservancy Receives $300,000 Federal Grant for the Stella Niagara Preserve

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy has been awarded $300,000 to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in Lewiston. The grant is from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the Joint Venture Habitat Protection and Restoration Program. The Land Conservancy has now received more than $2.6 million of the $3.2 million needed to create the preserve.

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Smart Ways to Make the Most of Summer with Your Pets

Smart Ways to Make the Most of Summer with Your Pets

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

With warmer weather now here, it's time to get smart about making the most of summer with your pet. To keep pets energetic and active during the summer months, take a proactive approach to protecting them from health hazards.

Understanding Heat-triggered Pet Threats

West Seneca’s New Outdoor Marketplace Lists July 17 Events

West Seneca’s New Outdoor Marketplace Lists July 17 Events

West Seneca’s new Main Street Marketplace, sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, returns from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17. The farmers’ and food producers’ market features nearly 30 vendors and local entertainment Thursday evenings through Sept. 4. 

The event takes place on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall. In the event of extremely wet conditions, the market will move within the park, into the parking lot immediately in front of the West Seneca Ice Rink.

Legends Over London Air Show Flies Into London July 19-20

Legends Over London Air Show Flies Into London July 19-20

 

After many years of waiting for a flying event to return to nearby London, Ontario, the Jet Aircraft Museum is proud to announce the return of an exciting aviation weekend to London International Airport. Legends Over London, featuring flying and static display aircraft, representations from aviation companies as well as other activities, will take place July 19-20.