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NOCO employees participate in tree planting initiative with Olmsted Parks

NOCO employees participate in tree planting initiative with Olmsted Parks
A group of 10 NOCO employees participated in a tree planting initiative with Olmsted Parks on Saturday, May 16, at Buffalo’s South Park. As part of its charitable giving efforts, NOCO purchased 15 trees, totaling an approximate $6,000 contribution to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

“For years, NOCO has remained committed to improving the valuable natural resources of our local community,” said James D. Newman, NOCO president.  “We are thrilled to give of our time and resources to benefit the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and specifically, South Park, which is home to Western New York’s treasured Botanical Gardens.”

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $35,000 From Local Foundations

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $35,000 From Local Foundations

 

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has just approved a grant in the amount of $25,000 for the Western New York Land Conservancy for the creation of the Stella Niagara Preserve, a new, publicly-accessible nature preserve along the Niagara River in Lewiston. This news comes just days after the announcement that the M&T Charitable Foundation will contribute $10,000 toward the project! The Land Conservancy has now received more than $2.9 million of the more than $3.2 million needed to create the Stella Niagara Preserve. 

North Amherst Banquet Hall to Host Community Events

North Amherst Banquet Hall to Host Community Events

 

A craft show, sportsman’s raffle and Father’s Day pancake breakfast are among the upcoming events planned at the North Amherst Banquet Hall, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. All events are open to the public.

The craft show, sponsored by Traveling Vendors, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30. The event boasts approximately 40 vendors and a basket auction featuring items donated by the show’s vendors. Basket winners do not need to be present to win, and proceeds from the event will benefit Special Spaces Buffalo. Admission is free!

Annual No Frills Buffalo Golf Tournament to Benefit Hospice Foundation

Annual No Frills Buffalo Golf Tournament to Benefit Hospice Foundation

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company’s seventh annual golf outing to benefit the Hospice Foundation will take place on Friday, July 10, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center.

Individual golfers, foursomes and sponsors are still being sought for the annual “Come Get Some” golf tournament. Registration and lunch begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Catholic Charities to Host Domestic Violence Training Focusing on New York Model for Batterers

Catholic Charities to Host Domestic Violence Training  Focusing on New York Model for Batterers

The National Training Institute on the New York Model for Batterer Programs will host “Domestic Violence Offender Accountability ~ What, Why and How to Get it Done” May 4 and 5 at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Presented by Catholic Charities of Buffalo Domestic Violence Program for Men and VCS, Inc. Domestic Violence Program for Men of New City, the two-day training will discuss essential elements and requirements needed to achieve offender accountability, as well as how and why New York Model programs support the work of local, state and national battered women’s advocates. Social workers, advocate representatives, batterer program staff, and judiciary and domestic violence court personnel are urged to attend. This is the fifth New York Model conference held in Orchard Park.