‘Concert for Cares’ to bring hope and joy to hundreds this Christmas!

‘Concert for Cares’ to bring hope and joy to hundreds this Christmas!

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Music is good for the soul, and it turns out, it's good for helping others, too. On Sunday, September 18th,  The Concert for Cares takes place at Buffalo Riverworks. The event will raise funds for Totally Buffalo Cares and their Case for Kids Campaign.   The 501 (c) (3) has been donating Christmas gifts for years to families in need. The group, working with Response to Love Center in Buffalo and Catholic Health's Neighborhood Health Center in Niagara Falls this year, will bring joy to those families who need help. The toys, gifts, clothing, books, crafts and more help bring a smile to the beautiful faces of children and their parents, who otherwise may have to go without for the holidays. The event will be a wonderful mix of incredible…
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Paddle with a Purpose – The Dragon Boat Festival Gets Set to Sail Once Again

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It's one of the most inspirational events Buffalo has to offer. See the majestic sport of Dragon Boat Racing at the Hope Chest Annual Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival℠.  It's a day of dragon boat racing and fun-filled activities for the whole family. For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steer person. It is a team sport that requires power, speed, synchronization, and endurance.   No experience is needed to join in the Dragon Boat Festival. They will teach you how to paddle! Teams represent local Western New York corporations, breast cancer survivors, police, firefighters, and other community organizations. With its beginnings in Southern China, dragon boating today is the fastest growing international team water sport and soon to…
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Amherst Middle Schooler’s Love of Skateboarding Helps People of Ukraine

Amherst Middle Schooler’s Love of Skateboarding Helps People of Ukraine

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Thirteen-year-old Makayla Bunce got her first skateboard when she was four years old. For nine years she’s practiced to master tricks and spends more time on her board than she does on her phone or computer. Over the summer, she practiced up to three hours a day so she’s logged quite a few miles on her board. Now she’s using her skateboard to help raise money for a country 4,725 miles away that’s in the midst of a war.     Makayla, an Amherst Middle School eighth-grader, founded Skating for Ukraine to raise money for the people of Ukraine. With her classmate and co-founder Nicholas Yensan, the Skating for Ukraine campaign raised $329 in one week through the sale of helmet stickers and an event April 3 at the Alix…
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Totally Sweet Buffalo Easter Marketplace Happening April 9-10!

Totally Sweet Buffalo Easter Marketplace Happening April 9-10!

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Butter lambs. Chocolates. Pierogis. Horseradish. Oh my! Buffalo is known for going all out on Easter and what better way to get ready for the holiday festivities than the Totally Sweet Buffalo Easter Marketplace happening April 9 – 10?     Join Totally Sweet Events at Banchetti by Rizzo’s in Amherst for shopping with dozens of local artisans, meet the Easter Bunny, purchase Easter chocolates, butter lambs, pierogi, horseradish, baked goods, Easter breads, Easter braids, handmade Easter baskets, gifts & more! There will also be mimosas and Bloody Mary’s for guests to sip while they shop!   “Our goal is always to bring the community together and help showcase our amazing vendors and artisans. They need our support now more than ever and we love joining them to celebrate our…
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Buffalo Mac and Cheese Festival Heading to Riverworks on April 2nd!

Buffalo Mac and Cheese Festival Heading to Riverworks on April 2nd!

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Get ready for some cheesy fun! Buffalo's Mac and Cheese Festival is coming up and tickets are as hot as the food will be! We're talking about more than 30 kinds of Mac and Cheese to choose from! Yes, 30 - including LOBSTER Mac and Cheese.       We repeat: There will be Lobster Mac and Cheese! AND Guinness and Cheddar Mac and Cheese, Philly Cheese Steak Mac and Cheese, Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese, Boom-Boom Shrimp Mac and Cheese and many other mouth watering cheesy dishes from places like:  A Taste of Soul, Buffalo Bros Burgers, Blue Fire BBQ, KT Caribbean Cuisine, Lafayette Brewing Company, MacDaddy's Ultmate Mac n Cheese, MAC Lady Catering, The Cheesy Chick Food Truck, Pearl Street Grill & Bar, Resurgence Brewing Company, The Flaming…
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Blue Line For Buffalo Event To Benefit Buffalo Police K9 Unit

Blue Line For Buffalo Event To Benefit Buffalo Police K9 Unit

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City Creatures Animal Hospital presents “Blue Line for Buffalo” - an event benefiting the Buffalo Police K9 Unit. The event, hosted by LECOM Harborcenter, will raise money for the Buffalo Police Department's K9 Unit. Come watch Buffalo Police go head to head with Buffalo Fire in a rival hockey game that will have you wondering just who to cheer for!! Plus, it's all for a good cause! There will be K9 demonstrations, a silent auction, raffles and more. Professional singer and Buffalo Police Officer Ashley Amoia will sing the National Anthem.  All proceeds will go towards a new K9 and equipment for the Buffalo Police Department K9 Unit.       This year’s event is being held in honor of K9 Hydro who unexpectedly lost his life while on duty…
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Western New Yorker is Headed to Poland to Help Ukrainian Refugees

Western New Yorker is Headed to Poland to Help Ukrainian Refugees

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Sometimes in life you have to follow your heart. No matter where it takes you. Even if that means hopping on an airplane and heading to the other side of the world. Lydia Dominick is doing just that. The Western New Yorker is headed to Poland - to help those in desperate need. "I'm Polish, I've been incredibly impacted by the Slavic people," Lydia said, "They taught me about food and faith. They were some of the safest people for me in my life and when their country got attacked, I took it personally." So, she wants to help. Like, really dig deep, and help. Even if that means flying 4,320 miles to see the need firsthand. Even if that means going away for a week without her husband and…
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