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Family Traditions Stir the Pot at The Pasta Peddler

Family Traditions Stir the Pot at The Pasta Peddler

Mike Sedia has fond memories of days that have long since passed, when he would watch his mother and grandmother prepare homemade ravioli by hand to feed their hungry family. 

“We’re Italian, and that’s what we would do on a Sunday,” recalled Mike. “Everyone loved that pasta. We always said that we should sell their pasta and sauce.”

Little did Mike know that he was predicting the future. Today, he is the proud co-owner — along with his son-in-law Eric Amodeo — of The Pasta Peddler, a business that has now been in the family since 1994.

Erie County Clerk Jacobs to Host "Passports on the Move" Event

Erie County Clerk Jacobs to Host "Passports on the Move" Event

Clerk's Office to hold monthly outreach

Erie County, NY - As a service to Erie County residents, County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced that his office will be offering additional “Passports on the Move” outreach events the second Tuesday of every month. The next event will be held on Tuesday, August 13th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erie County Auto Bureau, located in the Northtown Plaza, 3095 Sheridan Drive in Amherst.

“The Clerk’s Office is pleased to make this service available in order to meet the growing demand for passports,” said County Clerk Jacobs. “I want to make County government more customer-centered, including offering convenient alternatives for our customers to obtain passports.”

CLERK’S “THANK-A-VET” DISCOUNT CARD PROGRAM SIGNS-ON 500TH BUSINESS

CLERK’S “THANK-A-VET” DISCOUNT CARD PROGRAM SIGNS-ON 500TH BUSINESS

                      Industry leader will also offer job and business opportunities to veterans

JACOBS AND POLONCARZ WARN HOMEOWNERS OF “DEED SCAM”

JACOBS AND POLONCARZ WARN HOMEOWNERS OF “DEED SCAM”

Erie County, NY- County Clerk Chris Jacobs and County Executive Mark Poloncarz want to caution all Erie County property owners to watch for misleading solicitations offering to sell you a "Certified Copy of Your Deed". The company issuing such notices is titled New York Record Retrieval, Inc., and is dramatically overcharging homeowners for this service by as much as 1000%.

“I want to inform the citizens of Erie County that the entities marketing such requests are not at all related to the County Clerk’s Office or any other department inside Erie County government,” said Clerk Jacobs. “If you receive one of these letters, you should disregard it. A certified copy of your deed is always available from the County Clerk’s Office.”

Erie County Clerk’s Office and the AAA of WNY offer “Passports on the Move”

Erie County Clerk’s Office and the AAA of WNY offer “Passports on the Move”

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is going that extra mile and teaming up with the AAA of Western and Central New York to offer a “Passports on the Move” outreach event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31st, at the AAA Travel & Insurance Center located at 3475 Amelia Drive in Orchard Park.

“I encourage anyone planning their upcoming vacation or a college student planning a semester abroad to come to our outreach and apply for their passport,” said County Clerk Jacobs. “My office is pleased to host this outreach event with the AAA in order to make obtaining a passport more convenient for all our customers."

Those who attend the outreach will be able to apply for a passport card and/or passport book can expect to receive their passport in approximately four to six weeks for routine service. If necessary, the County Clerk’s Office offers an expedited service which reduces the processing time down to 3 days.  

WNY Resident to Compete for Team Crown at Drums Along the Waterfront

WNY Resident to Compete for Team Crown at Drums Along the Waterfront

 

When seven of the world’s greatest drum corps come marching into Ralph Wilson Stadium to compete for the overall crown during the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions on Monday, Aug. 5, one team may be able to claim a distinct hometown advantage. Marching with The Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio, will be West Seneca resident Patrick Fay.

Fay, a 2010 graduate of West Seneca West Senior High School, is a music education major at SUNY Fredonia. When he competes with The Bluecoats in his native Western New York, he’ll be playing the euphonium, a brass instrument. Fay has previously marched with The Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps of Ohio and The Empire Statesmen of Rochester.

Catholic Charities Exceeds 2013 Appeal Goal

Catholic Charities Exceeds 2013 Appeal Goal

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 28, 2013 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials announced today the 2013 Appeal exceeded its $10.7 million goal, with cash and pledges received to date totaling $10,819,043.65.

Completing his first Appeal since being installed as Bishop of Buffalo last August, Bishop Richard J. Malone addressed donors and supporters of Catholic Charities at the organization’s headquarters regarding the final report of the 2013 campaign. “As a result of the incredible generosity of the Western New York community, I have the great joy of announcing we have met, and surpassed, our goal again this year,” Bishop Malone said.  

Joined by Catholic Charities’ leaders, staff, and the Appeal leadership team and volunteers, Bishop Malone thanked donors and supporters for their dedication and commitment toward achieving this year’s Appeal goal.