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Fundraiser for WNY VegFest 2015

Fundraiser for WNY VegFest 2015

The WNY VegFest is growing rapidly each year and quickly becoming THE preeminent healthy lifestyle festival throughout the entire region. The community came out to enthusiastically support the inaugural WNY VegFest in 2014 with over 5,000 people attending and enjoying all the varied the plant powered fun!

Buffalo and Western New York have seen an explosion of interest in health, compassion and plant-based eating over the last few years, and together with the help of local veg advocacy groups and sanctuaries the WNY VegFest is helping to spread the life affirming message of a plant based diet.

 

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Dog Ears to Host Series of Classes for Aspiring Screenwriters

Dog Ears to Host Series of Classes for Aspiring Screenwriters

 

Attention aspiring screenwriters! The industry is changing, the internet is the new norm for entertainment and the world needs content! If you have ever wanted to write for the large or small screen, you need to start here!

John Szablewski, a screenwriter and filmmaker from Buffalo, will be holding a screenwriting workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. The cost of the event is $15.

NOCO Express opens Tim Hortons at Kenmore Avenue store

NOCO Express opens Tim Hortons at Kenmore Avenue store

NOCO Express today announced the grand opening of Tim Hortons at its store located at 535 Kenmore Avenue, at the corner of Klauder Road, in Tonawanda. This is the first Tim Hortons for which NOCO is the franchisee.  The store also marked the completion of a month-long interior remodel to provide an updated look and expanded fresh product selection.

 

“As the convenience store industry and customers’ on-the-go needs evolve and change, we continue to update and enhance our offerings for our customers,” said Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express.  “With the addition of Tim Hortons and the expansion of our Nickel City Foods products, we are providing our Kenmore Avenue store customers with a greater selection of fresh, grab and go foods.”

 

Top Eight Tax Tips about Deducting Charitable Contributions

 

When you give a gift to charity that helps the lives of others in need. It may also help you at tax time. You may be able to claim the gift as a deduction that may lower your tax. Here are eight tax tips you should know about deducting your gifts to charity:

1. Qualified Charities.  You must donate to a qualified charity if you want to deduct the gift. You can’t deduct gifts to individuals, political organizations or candidates. To check the status of a charity, use the IRS Select Check tool.

2. Itemized Deduction.  To deduct your contributions, you must file Form 1040 and itemize deductions. File Schedule A, Itemized Deductions, with your federal tax return.

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Lloyd gets final approval for taco shop on Hertel


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BUFFALO, N.Y. - The owners of Lloyd Taco Truck got the final approval they needed Tuesday to set up shop for a restaurant on Hertel Avenue.

The Planning Board gave them the green light for the restaurant that will take over the former Caramici's Bistro near the intersection of Hertel and Parkside.

"We've been hunting on Hertel diligently for the last year or so. There's a lot of exciting things going on, new projects, new restaurants, new bars, so we're happy to be a part of that, and kinda get in before it gets too hot," said Lloyd co-founder Peter Cimino.

The owners are keeping most of their plans secret for the moment, but they are aiming for a June 1st opening.


‘The Road is Open’ is the Latest Release From No Frills Buffalo

‘The Road is Open’ is the Latest Release From No Frills Buffalo

 

“The Road is Open,” a novel by local author Michael Burns Haggerty, is the latest book to be published by No Frills Buffalo publishing company.

The book takes place in 1978 when longtime friends Jimmy and Michael leave Buffalo to embark on a cross-country hitchhiking adventure to look for George, Michael’s brother, who mysteriously deserted his family years earlier. Along their journey the pair gains a vivid truth and a wisdom that only the road can provide. They encounter extraordinary landscapes and meet a series of remarkable characters that represent a truthful, gritty and heartwarming portrait of America.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village announces busy calendar of events

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village announces busy calendar of events

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village celebrates the arrival of spring with a wide variety of interesting events. An entertaining destination for visitors of all ages, BNHV is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

BNHV is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit, “Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” from 6 to 9 p.m. April 24. This new exhibit will explore how the 18th Amendment sought to bring on an age of temperance and virtue but instead resulted in an increase in excess, indulgence and vice as Americans began to test the limits of one of the most unpopular pieces of legislature in American history.