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Major Food Service Company to Distribute Weber’s Products to Restaurants

Major Food Service Company to Distribute Weber’s Products to Restaurants

 

Heintz & Weber Co., Inc. of Buffalo announced this week that the Sysco Foods New York Division in Syracuse has added Weber’s Brand Horseradish Mustard to its lineup and will now supply the legendary mustard to restaurant accounts in New York and Pennsylvania. This marks the first time that a major food service company has taken on Weber's products for widespread distribution. 

Initially, Sysco Foods New York Division has taken on Weber's Horseradish Mustard in the 12-ounce squeeze size. Additional Weber’s products will also be made be available to restaurants upon request. 

Catholic Charities Celebrates Senior Corps Week, 50th Anniversary of Foster Grandparent Program

Catholic Charities Celebrates Senior Corps Week, 50th Anniversary of Foster Grandparent Program

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its Foster Grandparent Program in conjunction with Senior Corps Week May 18-23, Catholic Charities will thank its 96 Foster Grandparent Program volunteers during its “50 and Feeling Fabulous” event May 22 at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY, 1081 Broadway, Buffalo.  

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.

Enlisting ‘Dreamers’ into the United States Army

Enlisting ‘Dreamers’ into the United States Army

 

The House of Representatives last week voted to remove a measure from the National Defense Authorization Act that asked the Secretary of Defense to review policies on whether certain undocumented young people, often called “Dreamers,” can join the military if they have work authorization. During the last five months, the Pentagon has enlisted 81 of these “Dreamers,” individuals who arrived in the U.S. as children and qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona inserted the provision into the 2016 defense policy bill with the hope that the Secretary of Defense would consider qualified illegal immigrants as “vital to the national interest.”

WNY Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo History Museum

WNY Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo History Museum

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is pleased to announce that its 2015 Annual Meeting and Reception to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the Buffalo History Museum in Delaware Park, Buffalo. The Buffalo History Museum, which is a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1901 for the Pan-American Exposition and is the only surviving permanent structure from the exposition. 

Swim meet honors memory of Nardin grad


BUFFALO, NY - A Nardin Academy graduate was remembered with a special event Friday just over a year after she died in a freak ballooning accident. The Natalie Lewis Spring Invitational was hosted by her former team, the Tonawanda Titans.

Lewis was an avid swimmer who was 24 yeasr old when her hot air balloon crashed into power lines in Virginia.

She swam in this event since she was 8 years old and organizers thought naming it after her was the perfect tribute.

"She would be tremendously honored," said Tonawanda Titans Coach Scott Vanderzell. "She would be very humbled and maybe be a little embarrassed that it was named after her but she'd be very honored."

Three team alumni are swimming a relay in her honor, leaving the fourth spot open in her memory.


Cake Crazy Bakery Celebrates Six-month Anniversary with Daily Specials

Cake Crazy Bakery Celebrates Six-month Anniversary with Daily Specials

 

Cake Crazy Bakery & Catering is celebrating its six-month anniversary this month and would like to thank the Western New York community with daily specials on cookies, cupcakes and other delicious treats!

Located at 2525 William St. in Cheektowaga, near the I-90 entrance and exit, Cake Crazy Bakery is now offering daily specials every Tuesday through Friday: Tuesday is $1 cookie day, Wednesday is $2 cupcake day, Thursday is two slices of cake for $5, and Friday is buy two brownies and get one free.

Buffalo Car Share at risk of closing


BUFFALO, NY - A service that lets Buffalo residents get around the city without having to buy a car is in danger of closing.

The operators of Buffalo Car Share say its insurance company, Philadelphia Insurance, is ending its coverage because New York State law makes it too risky for any insurer to cover car-sharing organizations.

Company leaders say unless the state changes that -- or a larger, self-insured company takes them over -- hundreds of members will lose out on the ability to use the vehicles that the car-sharing service provides.

"What's unfortunate is that there are 40 other states that we could receive insurance coverage through," said Jennifer White of Buffalo Car Share. "The biggest problem is because we are in New York, for some reason, the states don't reflect the need for innovative alternative transportation options."