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Original Works by Buffalo’s Finest Writers Featured in New Book

Original Works by Buffalo’s Finest Writers Featured in New Book

Dog Ears Bookstore and The Enlightenment Literary Arts Center has published “Mostly Malice and Mistletoe,” its newest collection of original fictional works by some of Buffalo’s best writers. The collection of 10 stories was compiled and edited by John Schreir, a retired Buffalo Public Schools English teacher and moderator of Dog Ears’ Flash Fiction Writing Program. 

Among local authors included in the book are Shannon Burke, Elisa Goupil, Barbara Lawrence, Stephanie Patterson, Lissa Redmond, Lynn Socha, Lisa Will and John Schreir. An original illustration by Jessi Graden is featured on the book’s cover. Rocklyn Printing, another South Buffalo institution, printed the collection. Available for just $6 per copy, all proceeds will support reading and writing programs offered at the Literary Arts Center.

Healthy Goodness is Growing Thanks to Go Veggies

Healthy Goodness is Growing Thanks to Go Veggies

Making delicious vegetarian products available to everyone is the mission of Genga Ponnampalam, proprietor of Go Veggies, a local company well-known for its vegan veggie burgers, veggie rolls, mango pudding and veggie catering. And while his products have been a big hit with the weekly crowd at Buffalo’s popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market for several years, business has grown to include many retail outlets throughout Western New York.

For example, Go Veggies products are now being carried year-round by the Lexington Co-op in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village, Budwey’s Supermarket and Dash’s Market.

WNY Business and Foundation Leaders Announce Free College Tuition for Buffalo Public Schools

WNY Business and Foundation Leaders Announce Free College Tuition for Buffalo Public Schools

Say Yes To Education Announces Commitment to Invest Additional $15 Million to Increase Graduation and College-Going Rates and Bolster the Economy

BUFFALO, N.Y. —December 20, 2011–Hundreds of students and community leaders cheered the announcements today from local business and foundation leaders and the New York City-based nonprofit foundation Say Yes to Education, Inc. that they will partner to invest millions of dollars to bolster the Western New York economy and increase high school graduation and college-going rates for students in the Buffalo Public Schools.

Sycamore Company Upgrades Client Manager System

Sycamore Company Upgrades Client Manager System

Buffalo, NY: The Sycamore Company, providing data conversion services, software application analysis, software application implementations, as well as training and best practices management consulting to the financial services industry, recently unveiled upgrades to its Client Manager system. 

Client Manager, which presents client information in an easy-to-use, intuitive interface, now offers a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Worksheet that automatically calculates the correct RMD using either Table I or Table II, tracks client distributions throughout the year, and provides automatic reports and dashboards to warn if a client is falling short of their RMD.

Community Beer Works Update: Kickstarter and Coaster Printing

Community Beer Works Update: Kickstarter and Coaster Printing

After 42 days, Buffalo's newest brewery has raised over $17,000 through their Kickstarter project. Now it's time for them to make the rewards, including the hand-printed coasters! This past week they went to the WNY Book Arts Center to press them and came back with some pictures and video.

Ford Friendship Express Applications are Due Dec. 15

Ford Friendship Express Applications are Due Dec. 15

Local nonprofit organization will drive away in a new Ford van this February

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Today, The Ford Dealers of Western New York issued a reminder that there’s only one week remaining for nonprofit organizations in the WNY-area to apply for a new van through the 2012 Ford Friendship Express program. The deadline to submit applications is next Thursday, December 15 for all eligible groups.

Think Local for the Holidays

Think Local for the Holidays

Finding the right holiday gifts can be as simple as looking in your own backyard. Shopping locally makes a big impact not only on your Christmas list but encourages local economy and prosperity. Shopping locally can save you both time and money and if you live in the WNY area there are so many unique shops within walking distance to choose from when doing your holiday shopping.  Its important to keep in mind how locally owned businesses benefit neighborhoods and communities. The money spent at locally owned businesses impacts your community over three times more than shopping at your local mall or national chains.