Our network

Community Spirit

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Petersburg, Virginia

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Petersburg, Virginia

Interested in Volunteering? Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg Va. will host a Volunteer Open House on Saturday, January 22 at 2p.m.! The Open House will be located in our Main Museum!

With the 150th annversity of the American Civil War, what better place to be than in the heart of the eastern theater of the war. That being the Richmond/Petersburg area. And what better place to relieve that time than, PAMPLIN!!!

http://www.civilwaradventurecamp.org/

Open House to Highlight Catholic Schools Week Events at Annunciation

Open House to Highlight Catholic Schools Week Events at Annunciation

Students, faculty and staff at Annunciation School in Elma have big plans for Catholic Schools Week, beginning with 5 p.m. Mass and a potluck dinner on Saturday, January 29, at the church, located at 7580 Clinton St.

On Monday, January 31, local marching cadets and a color guard will visit the school. Pupils will have an opportunity to dress up as their favorite patriot or as a symbol of the United States on Tuesday, February 1. 

On Wednesday, February 2, the school will be visited by the  Buffalo Zoo’s Zoomobile and students will also be treated to a special All-American lunch. A Milk For Health presentation is also planned.

Themed Tours by Historical Society and Forest Lawn Highlight Red Jacket, Pan-American Exposition

Themed Tours by Historical Society and Forest Lawn Highlight Red Jacket, Pan-American Exposition

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, in collaboration with the Forest Lawn Group, is present two themed tours to take place this winter.

Valentine Dinner Dance Featuring Jack Civiletto to Benefit Pet Connection

Valentine Dinner Dance Featuring Jack Civiletto to Benefit Pet Connection

A Valentine Dinner Dance featuring musical entertainment by Jack Civiletto will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 12, at the Marilla Fire Hall, located at Two Rod Road and West Avenue. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla.

Tickets are just $10 per person and include salad, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, dessert and beverages. A basket auction and 50/50 will also be held, and several overnight getaway packages will be given away. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the shelter at 652-0192.

Local Nonprofits Can Drive Away in New Ford Van

Local Nonprofits Can Drive Away in New Ford Van

The Ford Dealers of Western New York recently announced that applications are now available for the annual Ford Friendship Express program. Local nonprofits looking to drive away in a brand new Ford van must apply by March 1, 2011. Van recipients will be announced in the spring of 2011. 

Now in its 16th year, the program has already awarded 62 vans valued at more than $1 million… driving area nonprofits 1.2 million miles and counting. Organizations within the following counties are eligible to apply: Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, McKean and Potter counties.

Weeks of Work...Destroyed in Seconds

Ah, Christmas.  It's the most wonderful time of the year.  Stop singing.  Really though, it is the most wonderful time of the year.  It's funny how weeks of work preparing for Christmas are destroyed in seconds. 

I am not one of those women who plans for Christmas on December 26th.  My planning begins around November 1st.  Two years ago I finally decided to try out online shopping. Holy cow, why didn't I do that sooner?  Amazon.com became my favorite place to shop.  Great prices and free shipping, you can't beat it.  I shop in my pajamas, in bed, with a coffee in hand.  How great is that?  As the packages come in, I wrap the gifts inside.  No more mass wrapping on Christmas Eve.  That has made for a much more pleasant me come 7am Christmas day.

Voting Extended for Orchard Park Holiday Display Contest

Voting Extended for Orchard Park Holiday Display Contest

Vote Here for the Best-Decorated House in WNY

From the hundred or so entries we received, our judges have selected 13 finalists – one from each participating WGRZ '2 Your Town' community. Now it’s up to you to pick the overall Grand Prize Winner.

Vote for the Amherst entrant below. (To check out contestants from all the other towns, use the "MORE WGRZ SITES" pulldown menu above.)

Each of the finalists receives a $25 gift certificate to Wegmans. The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a $100 gift certificate to Target, to go out and buy even more lights for next year’s contest! Thank you to all our viewers in Western New York who participated in the 2010 Holiday Lights and Display Contest.

The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on Monday, January 3.