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Seneca Casinos Offers Two Spectacular Fireworks Displays for the Public This July

Seneca Casinos Offers Two Spectacular Fireworks Displays for the Public This July

Seneca Casinos will host some of the most extravagant fireworks displays in Western New York to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day holiday. Each of the two Seneca Casino resort properties, in Niagara Falls and Salamanca, will host these exciting and memorable events, which are free and open to the public.

The first display takes place Friday, July 4, outside Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, and begins at approximately 9:30 p.m. near the outdoor parking lot. A rain date is slated for Saturday, July 5.

A second fabulous fireworks display takes place Saturday, July 5, outside Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, and begins at approximately 9:40 p.m. near the 6th St. outdoor parking lot. A rain date is slated for Sunday, July 6. 

Both displays will last approximately 20 minutes. The public is welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and also is encouraged to allow ample time for nearby parking.

Buffalo Mass Mob IV at All Saints Church in Riverside

Buffalo Mass Mob IV at All Saints Church in Riverside

MASS MOB MOVEMENT STARTED IN BUFFALO HAS GONE NATIONAL

Buffalo Mass Mob IV will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Riverside at All Saints Church’s 11:00am Mass. The church was selected by public voting on the Buffalo Mass Mob website to host the fourth Mass Mob.

Catholic Charities 2014 Appeal Reaches $10.3 Million; Less than $500,000 Remaining to Reach Goal

With only six weeks remaining before the close of the 2014 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the annual campaign has raised $10,313,211 in cash and pledges, representing 95 percent of its $10.8 million goal. Appeal leaders are asking the community for their help in raising the remaining $486,789 still needed in order to reach the final goal by June 30.

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, said the Appeal team is grateful for all the support Western New Yorkers have shown so far. He also encouraged those who have not yet donated – or are in a position to give a little more – to please do so.

Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Welcomes Iconic Budweiser Clydesdales on May 25

Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Welcomes Iconic Budweiser Clydesdales on May 25

The world-famous “gentle giants” will make an appearance in Niagara Falls this Memorial Day weekend. The eight Budweiser® Clydesdales, complete with a hitch, carriage and Dalmatian dog, will be available for public viewing and photos outside Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 25.

Prime opportunities for viewing will take place around Seneca Square, the recently re-landscaped area between 3rd and 4th Streets in front of the casino to the west. The horses will arrive on Duggan Drive, the north side of Seneca Square.

‘Summer in the City’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Human Services Center

‘Summer in the City’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Human Services Center

 

“Summer in the City,” a fundraising event to benefit the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY, will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo.

Headlining the event will be local band Hotel Bravo. The event will also feature “Buffalo’s first lip sync contest,” according to event organizers.

Catholic Charities Celebrates Senior Corps Week

Catholic Charities Celebrates Senior Corps Week

In celebration of Senior Corps Week, May 19-23, Catholic Charities thanks and recognizes its 87 volunteers in its Foster Grandparent Program. Senior Corps Week, developed by the Corporation for National and Community Service, spotlights the impact of Senior Corps volunteers on their communities.

Catholic Charities Foster Grandparent Program is a program of Service Corps, which is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

In 2013, Catholic Charities’ Foster Grandparents dedicated nearly 96,850 hours in 31 educational settings in Erie County, including 15 Buffalo Public Schools and multiple Head Start sites.

Carol Smith, a Foster Grandparent serving at Buffalo Public School #30, Frank Sedita Elementary School, said that the program has taught her to “continue to do good for others and to keep hope alive.”

Catholic Charities 2014 Appeal Reaches $9.8 Million Mark

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 12, 2014 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo today reported the 2014 Appeal has reached $9.8 million in cash and pledges, representing 91 percent of this year’s goal. As a result, volunteers and campaign leadership must raise an additional $1 million between now and June 30 in order to reach $10.8 million.

The Appeal is now at $9,806,141.

Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF, Catholic Charities diocesan director, said the Appeal team remains cautiously optimistic the 90th annual Appeal will be able to close the gap and ensure a successful conclusion over the next several weeks. “On the plus side, we have raised nearly $1 million since the close of Appeal Week 2014 (April 6-13) which is incredibly encouraging,” said Sister Mary.