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Eat Well Live Well Initiative Offered to WNY Employers and Organizations

Eat Well Live Well Initiative Offered to WNY Employers and Organizations

The nonprofit Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo is inviting Western New York employers and organizations to make a New Year “healthy choices resolution” by participating in the annual Eat Well Live Well Challenge. This results-focused  wellness Challenge, provided by Wegmans Markets, empowers participants by increasing physical activity and making better nutrition choices. Together these actions enable individuals to improve their health and lower their risk for unnecessary medical costs from chronic illnesses. 

Teams Selected To Compete in 2013 Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Teams Selected To Compete in 2013 Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Labatt Blue beer today announced the 96 teams who will take to the ice during the sixth annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Erie Basin Marina. More than 650 players will compete across 12 divisions with seven player rosters.

Selected teams will still have the opportunity to update their rosters by adding or changing players until January 15, 2013. All selected teams will be charged the $250 tournament fee. Teams not selected via lottery system will be automatically entered into a tournament waiting list.

LPCiminelli Opens New York City Office

LPCiminelli Opens New York City Office

Steve Giordano Named Executive in Charge

LPCiminelli, one of Upstate New York’s largest construction firms, announced today it has established an office in Manhattan to serve the New York City metropolitan area.  The company, which is headquartered in Buffalo, has hired construction executive Steve Giordano to run the new office.

“We have always been a strategy-driven company, seeking to have our client relationships and industry partnerships lead the expansion of our geographic footprint as opposed to simply targeting a hot market and opening an office,” said Louis P. Ciminelli, chairman & CEO of LPCiminelli, Inc.  “Presently, we have three significant projects in the greater New York region and more opportunities on the immediate horizon so the timing was right to establish a permanent presence in the city.”

National Grid Offers Energy Saving Tips for Safe and Festive Holiday Lighting

National Grid Offers Energy Saving Tips for Safe and Festive Holiday Lighting

Save big and be safe this holiday season by focusing on energy efficiency

With the holiday season officially upon us, it’s important to make time to celebrate with family and friends and holiday lighting is a key part of those festivities.  By following a few simple tips customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective way to light up the holiday season.

One of the best solutions for holiday decorating needs is the use of LED lighting.  These energy-efficient miniature or light-emitting diode (LED) lights have definite advantages over traditional lighting because they use 90 percent less energy which results in significant savings.

Jacobs Encouraging Local Businesses to Enlist in Veteran Discount Program

Jacobs Encouraging Local Businesses to Enlist in Veteran Discount Program

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reaching out to area businesses and asking them to consider joining ranks and become a participating merchant in the Clerk’s ‘Thank-A-Vet’ Discount Card Program.

Under the ‘Thank-A-Vet’ program, the County Clerk’s Office provides a photo identification card, free of charge, certifying that the individual is an honorably discharged veteran and has filed their original discharge paperwork. Jacobs has gone out to area businesses asking them to offer a discount or benefit to the veteran who presents this card. “We have been overwhelmed with the response from the business community throughout Erie County,” said Jacobs. “In less than one year we’ve signed-up over 350 businesses.”

No Frills Buffalo Releases Two Books, Forms New Partnership

No Frills Buffalo Releases Two Books, Forms New Partnership

No Frills Buffalo, a publishing company founded by Buffalo native Mark Pogodzinski, has released two new books and formed a partnership with a literary agent to offer critiques and reviews. 

“Of Darkness and Deathless” was penned by Hamburg resident Timothy Monahan. The book tells the story of 14-year-old Preston Scott, who felt he was never loved by his father, Dr. Samuel Fox. At least, that is what Preston believes as he attends his father’s wake in September 1939. The teenager has spent his entire life living in his father’s shadow, desperately seeking answer to his mother’s mysterious disappearance. And now that his father lies in a coffin, Preston is convinced that his quest for the truth will be buried along with his pain and sorrow.

Catholic Charities to Host Open House, Tours Celebrating Relocation of Education Program

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2012 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo will host an open house Dec. 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to celebrate the recent relocation of its Tomorrow’s Youth Today (TYT) Program to the first floor of 525 Washington St., Buffalo. The program in 15 years has had four different locations, most recently on Main Street in Buffalo.  

The program provides education, High School Equivalency test preparation and job readiness services to Erie County adults ages 16 and older.

After receiving an educational/career assessment, students attend high school equivalency classes and a counselor works with each student on job readiness skills and leadership training. In addition, the counselor helps students determine and work through their next steps, such as college placement.