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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Over One Thousand Dollars Raised for the United Way

The last United Way cookout was held today at Metro’s Cold Spring facility and drew a steady stream of hungry customers.

Cold Spring’s net sales were $216, bringing our grand total for the United Way to $1,291!!

Thank you to everyone who supported the various seven cookouts. You are the reason we were successful. Special kudos to Karen Novo and Annmarie Kelley for making all of the arrangements and to executive director Kim Minkel for a great job on the grill! The hot dogs were cooked to perfection.

Niagara Falls Airport Lands New Florida Service

Low-cost air carrier Allegiant came to the Niagara Falls International Airport to announce that commencing December 15 they will offer nonstop flights between Niagara Falls and Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. The flights will depart Thursdays and Sundays.
“We are pleased to bring an affordable and convenient way for the Niagara and southern Ontario areas to travel to Tampa Bay,” said Andrew Levy, president.
“This is a case of building something and they will come,” said Henry M. Sloma, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority interim chairman. “The broader range of services we provide, the better it will be for the entire community."

Veterans of the Greatest Generation Travel to D.C

The fifth Honor Flight to depart the Buffalo Niagara International Airport left Saturday, Sept. 17 with 26 World War II veterans and their guardians onboard to visit the service memorials in Washington D.C.

Honor Flight Buffalo, one many national chapters, raises funds through donations in order to provide veterans with a free plane trip to our nation’s capital where they tour the various service monuments, especially the World War II memorial.

The local organization is spearheaded by the tireless efforts of sisters Jo Anne and Lisa Wylie, who started the Buffalo chapter in honor of their dad, a World War II veteran.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Have a shot

A flu shot. It’s that time of year. The NFTA’s Employee Assistance Program is serving up painless vaccinations at various locations across the authority. They are quick, free and you can barely feel them. Today, at the MTC downtown, they doled out about 70 doses, with the assistance of Independent Nursing Care of Buffalo.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Local hero

Rob Siegel was driving home at 2:20 a.m. the morning of July 20 after working his shift as a Helper at Frontier Station, where he’s worked since Nov. 2010 when he saw a house on fire on Farady Rd. in the Town of Tonawanda and an adjoining home starting to catch fire as well.

Bright Sunshine and Warm Breezes

Today's bright sunshine and warm breezes brought out the hungry employees at the BNIA to enjoy a hot dog or two, grilled by executive director Kim Minkel. As a result of today's support we raised $250, helping us top the one thousand dollar mark with $1,181 now in hand for the United Way. Next and last stop is at our Cold Spring facility Wednesday, Sept. 21, from noon - 1:30 p.m.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Buffalo Airport Fire Department Turns Thirty

Buffalo Airport Fire Department Turns Thirty
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority commemorated the 30th Anniversary of the Aircraft Rescue Firefighting unit at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Sept. 7 recognizing active and retired firefighters at the BNIA firehouse.

The BNIA ARFF unit got its start in March 1981, when it was created as the Public Safety department by the NFTA board of commissioners to handle both safety and security functions at the then Greater Buffalo International Airport.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Babcock Cookout

Babcock Station and Garage hosted today’s United Way Cook Out. While it wasn’t the prettiest day for picnic, the hot dogs were cooked to perfection by what’s getting to be a team of professionals. Babcock appreciated it. They raised $111 for the folks at United Way. Well done. (The donations and the dogs.)

Next week the cook out crew takes off to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hot Dogs For Sale

The South Park Rail Maintenance facility was the setting for the latest stop of the United Way Cook Out Tour. Everyone had a good time as they enjoyed Wardynski hot dogs, snacks and beverages under sunny skies along the DL & W river walk.

The day’s proceeds of $240 boosts our running total to $820 for the United Way. With three more stops, the next being Babock Station September 8, we are well on our way to surpassing $1,000.

Thanks to everyone who has supported the program to date.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Waterfront Fun

Our latest cookout to benefit the United Way at the Small Boat Harbor was greeted with smiles and hungry staff. NFTA personnel skillfully grilled the Wardynski hot dogs to everyone’s delight. The day netted $74.89, raising our running total for the United Way to $580.39

Thursday, Sept. 1 it’s on to the South Park Rail Station. ALL ARE WELCOME!!!!! Come join our friendly folks at South Park Rail/Maintenance for a hot dog lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 164 Ohio Street.