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Rachel Chrostowski Joins WNY Land Conservancy as Community Engagement Director

Rachel Chrostowski Joins WNY Land Conservancy as Community Engagement Director

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy welcomed Rachel Chrostowski as the newest member of their staff on April 6, 2015. As community engagement director, Rachel will increase the public’s engagement with the Land Conservancy’s work. 

Rachel has a degree in geography and environmental studies from SUNY Geneseo; however, her education in earth science started at a much earlier age. She credits her geologist mother with her deep love of the natural environment, appreciation for open space and strong conservation values.

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.
    

Msgr. Kevin O’Neill Honored by Diocese of Buffalo

Msgr. Kevin O’Neill Honored by Diocese of Buffalo

 

Msgr. Kevin O’Neill, canonical administrator at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, received the Diocese of Buffalo’s Outstanding Achievement Award at the Celebration of Catholic Education gala held on Jan. 29 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Msgr. O’Neill, who will step down as educational administrator at the Catholic school at the end of the current school year, previously served as pastor of Immaculate Conception parish in East Aurora for 23 years, retiring in 2005.

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. 

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Autobiography by Figure Skating Champion Gary Visconti

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Autobiography by Figure Skating Champion Gary Visconti

 

“Falling for the Win,” the autobiography of World Professional Figure Skating Champion, Olympian and skating coach Gary Visconti, has been released by No Frill Buffalo publishing company. Visconti, currently a resident of Sun City West, Arizona, is a native of East Detroit, Michigan.

‘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.