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WNY Foundation elects new slate of officers

The Western New York Foundation elected John N. Walsh III as president during its most recent meeting.

Also elected were Trudy A. Mollenberg, vice president; Ann M. McCarthy, vice president; Theodore V. Buerger, treasurer; and Jennifer Johnson, secretary.

The Western New York Foundation has been making grants to organizations within seven counties for more than half a century.


Cystic fibrosis group plans Haunted Mansion

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Western New York will hold a Haunted Mansion Masquerade at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Chillion M. Farrar House, 506 Delaware Ave.

Attendees in formal masquerade attire will enjoy fine wine and spooky specialty drinks while dining on Buffalo's finest cuisine, provided by Nektar, Left Bank, Duo, Mode, Rich Renaissance Catering and others.

Extravagantly themed rooms of the mansion will include surprises throughout. Mo Porter will provide live entertainment for the evening, which will include psychics, tarot card readers and a ghost walk.

Tickets are $100, and are available at the foundation's office, 4976 Transit Road, Cheektowaga, or at For more information, call Kelly Kopra at 686-9400.


Residents invited to attend mayor's citizens' academy

A citizens' academy that gives participants an insider's view of the structure and management of the City of Buffalo will begin later this month, and applications are available, Mayor Byron W. Brown has announced.

The fall/winter session of the Mayor's Citizens' Participation Academy begins Wednesday.

The free, eight-session course is open to Buffalo residents ages 18 and up. Applications are available at the Division of Citizen Services, 218 City Hall, and on the city's Web site -- -- and will be accepted until Friday.

Academy participants will learn about many aspects of government, including education, public safety, community programs and economic development. City commissioners and directors participate in each session.

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