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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

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.

Tops Friendly Markets Launches Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration

Tops Friendly Markets Launches Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration

A statement from Tops Friendly Markets:

 

 

Williamsville, NY – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, announced today that the company will commemorate its 50th anniversary with a year-long celebration.  As part of the anniversary celebration, Tops will offer shoppers new promotions, exceptional savings, contests and events throughout the year.

 

Tops kicked off its 50th anniversary with a celebratory event at its Portage Road store in the City of Niagara Falls, NY.  Tops’ history is deeply rooted in the Niagara Falls community and the first modern Tops supermarket opened on Portage Road in 1962.

Save the Strays Sweepstakes Jackpot at $7,500

Save the Strays Sweepstakes Jackpot at $7,500

The Maddie's Pet Rescue Project has announced a jackpot of $7,500 for its first annual Save the Strays Sweepstakes.  Raffle tickets can be purchased for $20.  Ticket holders are then entered into a drawing for the grand prize, as well as a trip for two to Orlando, including airfare and three nights hotel, and a Kindle Fire.  The drawing will take place on February 29, 2012.

Crowley Webb Works Around the Clock for You and Who

Crowley Webb Works Around the Clock for You and Who

Crowley Webb, a full-service advertising agency in Buffalo, NY, just completed 25 straight hours of work for Twenty-Five Hour Workday contest winner, You and Who.

Crowley Webb created the contest to celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2011. The aim was to give away a free marketing campaign to a worthy startup in Western New York. The agency received more than 40 entries, which they narrowed to three finalists who were charged with getting votes on Crowley Webb’s website. After 15,000 votes were cast, You and Who was named the winner. You and Who works with artists from around the country to design custom t-shirts. For each shirt sold, the company donates matching items to organizations that help those in need.