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Two Area Top Bands to Play at The 2nd Annual Conquer Chiari Walk Across America this Weekend!

Two Area Top Bands to Play at The 2nd Annual Conquer Chiari Walk Across America this Weekend!

This Saturday 80's Rockband "Hair Nation" and "The Diva Show Band" will play at the 2nd Annual Buffalo/WNY Conquer Chiari Walk Across America to help raise funds for Chiari, Syringomyelia, and Tethered Cord Research. Chiari affects over 300,000 people in the US.

Rummage Sale, Pork Chop Dinner Slated at Annunciation

Rummage Sale, Pork Chop Dinner Slated at Annunciation

The Ladies Sodality at Annunciation parish will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, in the school gym, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Included in the sale will be household items, clothing, jewelry, books, tools and more. Admission is just 50 cents.

The parish will also hold its fifth annual pork chop dinner, sponsored by the Home School Guild and the Holy Name Society, on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Selbert Hall. Tickets are pre-sale only and can be purchased in the school or parish office. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for children.

Back-to-School=Fall Fundraising at Amherst Applebee’s Restaurant

Back-to-School=Fall Fundraising at Amherst Applebee’s Restaurant

It’s the first weeks of school and that means students, youth sports teams and organizations are looking to raise money for everything from new uniforms and equipment to class trips.

From flapjack fundraisers to dining-to-donate events, local groups can earn cash for their respective organizations with fun, community-based fundraisers at any one of Applebee’s participating restaurants, including the Amherst, NY location.

In 2010 alone, T.L. Cannon Companies, the franchisee for 61 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants across upstate New York and Connecticut, helped groups raise more than $2.41 million. Locally, Applebee’s restaurants across Western New York raised more than $356,000.

To learn more about fundraising opportunities at your local Applebee’s restaurants, visit www.tlcneighborhood.com.

Panel Discussion on the Arts and Autism

Panel Discussion on the Arts and Autism

In conjunction with the ongoing Community Gallery exhibit “James Marino: Bflo Watercolors,” the Historical Society and Autistic Services Inc. present an evening panel discussion.

The panel discussion will be led by Veronica Federiconi, Executive Director of Autistic Services, and will also include Dana Ranke, ASI Teaching Artist, and Marino’s mother, Cathy Rouin. The panel will specifically discuss ASI’s successful Arts Work program, and more generally how using art for people on the autism spectrum can be effective; creation of art is a powerful source of expression, communication, and a tool for artists on the spectrum.

A Heartfelt Thanks to All the American Workers on Labor Day

A Heartfelt Thanks to All the American Workers on Labor Day

As a working professional, married man, and a dedicated parent the writer is certainly thankful for all the great things in his life, including having a great family.  Furthermore, the writer has met and developed friendships with many great people that have had a positive effect on his life.  The writer would like to mention some other people that play a big part in his life as well. These are great people that often get unnoticed in the content of breaking news stories in Western New York. The great people that the writer is referring to are the American Workers; hard working, and dedicated people that often don’t receive enough recognition for their efforts to keep American running smoothly.

Featured Events this Month

Featured Events this Month

End of Summer Bash with the Soul Providers!

Come help us celebrate the end of summer, kick off your weekend Thursday night with the last Thursday in the Tent with the Soul Providers. Enjoy the music from under the tent, or outside on the patio. We have a special Thursday in the Tent menu, with ribs, burgers, hot dogs, and sausage on the grill & get your drinks at the bar under the tent, or you can choose to dine from your patio table & order off the menu.

End the summer with great music, and the best suburban outdoor venue around!!

M&T Bank Welcomes Back Football by Teaming with Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills

Buffalo, NY; August 31, 2011 – Buffalo Bills Running Back Fred Jackson has become the newest member of the M&T Bank team, signing a marketing contract to become the official spokesman for Buffalo Bills Checking.  

Jackson will be featured in M&T Bank’s multi-media advertising campaign throughout Western New York during the upcoming 2011 football season and work with M&T on select appearances and community events. M&T is the exclusive provider of Buffalo Bills checks and check cards.

“Fred Jackson makes a great addition to the M&T team. He works hard in practice, runs hard on the field and he shares our belief in serving Bills fans and the community, which makes him a great member of the team to raise the green flag of M&T Bank,” said M&T Bank Chief Marketing Officer Peter J. Eliopoulos.