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AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge

The challenge - Solve Local!

Technology giant AT&T along with University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo &Erie County and Hack Upstate today announced the AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge—a two-month “virtual hackathon” in which developers are encouraged to “Solve Local” by building smartphone apps that serve Western New Yorkers. Winners will receive cash prizes totaling $18,000.

The challenge, facilitated by Hack Upstate, was launched at d!g Buffalo (pronounced ‘dig’) on September 10, the newly opened co-work space on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and will run until November 10. Coders, designers and technologists can register for the challenge and get more information at attwny.hackupstate.com

Catholic Charities Holds Raffle of Harley-Davidson

Catholic Charities Holds Raffle of Harley-Davidson

Catholic Charities of Buffalo will give away a generously donated 1999 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King motorcycle. All proceeds will benefit the 70 programs and services of Catholic Charities, including education and work readiness, counseling, basic assistance, and programs for older adults.

The motorcycle, with an approximate retail value of $8,000, was given to Catholic Charities by an anonymous donor. It is a touring motorcycle with two cylinders, four-stroke, 1450 cc, fenders and a Jimmy Buffett Parrot head mural on the tank (2-sided) and other detailing.

Only 200 tickets will be sold at $100 each and the drawing will be held at noon on May 9, 2014 at Catholic Charities Montante Administrative Center, 741 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Board of Directors is holding its third annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s 2013 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 8. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

Taste & Tradition

Mulgruvis Custom Artwork Offering $500 Gift Certificates in Facebook Contest

Mulgruvis Custom Artwork Offering $500 Gift Certificates in Facebook Contest

Mulgruvis Custom Artwork is offering up to two $500 gift certificates for their products and services in a contest to increase followers of their Facebook page. Located at 1104 Kenmore Ave. in Buffalo, Mulgruvis is a full-service, family owned company offering professional design services, presentation folders, business cards, websites and signs. 

Miss Buffalo to Compete for Miss New York State

Miss Buffalo to Compete for Miss New York State

The current Miss Buffalo, Lonna McCary,  is gearing up to compete for Miss New York next week in Staten Island.  Contestants in the Miss New York pageant will compete in interview, swimsuit, evening gown, talent and on-stage question portions of competiton.

"It's been a really exciting experience to represent the Queen City throughout the year. I've met so many wonderful supporters throughout the year and I'm privileged to have the opportunity to bring the Miss New York crown home," said 21-year-old McCary.

Who is the Greatest Mom in the World?

Who is the Greatest Mom in the World?

Tell Us About the Greatest Mom You Know

If you know who the World's Greatest Mom is, we want to know about her! Send us a photo and a short description why your candidate is the world's greatest mom and we'll post her story to the WGRZ-2 Your Town websites. 

Select stories will be featured on the WGRZ Facebook page and maybe even in a newscast.

Send your photo and a minimum 100-word bio to neighborhoods@wgrz.com by Friday, May 11, 2012.