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Appeal Week 2015 Culminates with $8.54 Million Raised for 91st Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

Appeal Week 2015 Culminates with $8.54 Million Raised for  91st Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, provided his second report on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal Tuesday, March 31, revealing $8,546,086.80  has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2015.
    
Today’s total represents 78.4 percent of the final goal, which is trending slightly behind last year at this time when 82.3 percent of goal was reached. Funds raised for Appeal 2015 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61sites throughout the eight-county region, and the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith, which supports related ministries of the Diocese of Buffalo. The annual campaign runs through June 30 and carries a goal of $10.9 million.
    

Nature Center Celebrates B. Dolores Thompson

Nature Center Celebrates B. Dolores Thompson

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Nature Center took time out recently to celebrate their long association with one of Jamestown, New York’s most distinguished citizens, B. Dolores Thompson.

While some know Thompson as Jamestown’s long-time City Historian and chairwoman for the Jamestown Historical Marker Committee, others know her for her current and past active participation in numerous community organizations including the American Association of University Women, Jamestown Interclub Council, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown, Marvin Community House, Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony, and more. A prolific writer of local history, Thompson was Jamestown’s Woman of the Year in 1992.

But it is her extensive history with the Nature Center that places Thompson in the hearts of so many there.

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes Two New Instructors

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes Two New Instructors

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts welcomes two new instructors Raquel Lopez and Kathleen Brunco.

Nature Center Accepting Scholarship Applications

Nature Center Accepting Scholarship Applications

Jamestown, NY – Since 2003, the education staff of the Audubon Nature Center has held an annual birdathon to raise money to award a $500 scholarship to an area college-bound high school senior or Jamestown Community College student who intends to pursue a bachelor’s degree in an environmental or related field.

These Audubon educators describe a birdathon as “a team of crazy birders looking for as many species as possible over a 24-hour period.” Their event is held in early May. 

In 2009 the award was named in honor of Ryan Paul Exline, a graduate student at Duke University who was studying for a Conservation Degree. An integral part of the Nature Center family for many years, the Russell, Pennsylvania, resident was 22 when he died on December 17, 2008, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Eagle Scout Project Enhances the Mill Road Scenic Overlook

Eagle Scout Project Enhances the Mill Road Scenic Overlook

 

Thanks to the efforts of Quinn Schwab and members of Boy Scout Troop #238, the Mill Road Scenic Overlook has had a cleanup. For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Schwab led the cleanup of debris that was the last remnant of a long-ago farm dump that had been hidden in a ravine on the property. 

‘Snovember’ storm paralyzes Western New York, Cheektowaga family shares story

‘Snovember’ storm paralyzes Western New York, Cheektowaga family shares story

With Western New York getting dumped on with 6 to 8 feet of snow in some cities the past three days, the snow annihiliation left many motorists stranded or confined people to thier homes. . . Whether you are an LGBT or straight family, Buffalo's "Snovember" storm has stunned parents and kids alike, especially the Lundgren family in Cheektowaga, N.Y. . Click on http://www.examiner.com/article/snovember-storm-paralyzes-western-new-yo...

 

 

Pianist’s Concert Nov. 12 to Benefit Catholic Charities via Canned Goods Donations, CD Sales

Grammy Award-winning pianist George Winston will perform (Wednesday) Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. at Babeville’s Asbury Hall in Buffalo, and will donate all of the profits from his CD sales that evening to Catholic Charities, as well as encourage attendees to bring canned or non-perishable food items for Catholic Charities’ five food pantries.

Winston is best known for his melodic rural folk piano and seasonally themed recordings including DECEMBER, AUTUMN, WINTER INTO SPRING, and SUMMER. Since 1972, he has released 13 solo piano albums. This concert will feature selections from George’s latest album, GULF COAST BLUES AND IMPRESSIONS 2 – A LOUISIANA WETLANDS BENEFIT, melodic piano recordings, as well as New Orleans R&B piano, stride piano, Vince Guaraldi’s “Peanuts” pieces, and more.