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Re-Tree WNY fundraiser to honor Lipseys, Colligan

A fundraising party to benefit Re-Tree WNY and honor key people in the organization's success will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle.

The annual fundraiser, founded by Kevin Cunningham of KC's Fitness, will honor Buffalo News Publisher Stanford Lipsey and his wife, Judith, who started The Buffalo News Green Leaf Campaign last year with a matching grant that ultimately raised more than $350,000 in 100 days from the paper's readers.

Attorney David J. Colligan, who co-founded Re-Tree WNY before becoming chairman of the Buffalo Olmsted Conservancy, also will be honored.The fundraiser will include food donated by 20 Buffalo restaurants, beer and wine and musical entertainment, and an exhibit of tree art and photographs, and hourly tours of the E.B. Green-designed church.

Tickets are $30, and include food and beverages. Those wishing to sponsor a tree for $150 will receive two party admissions. For more information, go to or call 886-0252.


People Inc. cuts ribbon at new complex in Hamburg

People Inc. marked the opening of a seniors housing complex in Hamburg with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, attended by agency executives and community leaders.

Elm Senior Housing at 4122 Sowles Road houses 49 seniors over age 62 who meet federal income guidelines.

The building is the nonprofit agency's 15th affordable housing development for seniors, with others in Akron, Wheatfield, Amherst, Blasdell, Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Grand Island, Lackawanna, Orchard Park and West Seneca.


Clerk's office extends tax collection hours

The Amherst town clerk's office has announced extended hours for collection of school taxes, due by Wednesday.

The office, located in the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., Williamsville, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Town offices will be closed Monday for the Columbus Day holiday.

The office accepts cash and checks. Debit cards also are accepted with a limit of $1,500 and a $2.50 fee. Any mailed payments must be postmarked by Wednesday. For more information, call 631-7021.


Columbus Day closings

This is how the following area offices and services will be affected Monday by the Columbus Day holiday.

City Court .... Closed

County courts .... Closed

State courts .... Closed

Federal courts .... Closed

City offices .... Closed

County offices .... Closed

State offices .... Closed

Federal offices .... Closed

Post Office .... Closed

Schools .... Closed

Banks .... Closed

Most stores .... Open

Metro Bus, Rail .... Regular

City garbage .... Regular

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