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A Night to Shine Gala for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

A Night to Shine Gala for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

 

Help Discover a Cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

WNY Ghost Hunts 2011

WNY Ghost Hunts 2011

Halloween is right around the corner, and the Buffalo Central Terminal will host two ghost hunts in October 2011.

Grab your comfortable walking shoes and a flashlight and make your reservations today. Cost of the tour is $20 per person and reservations are required, as there each tour has limited space.

Click HERE for more information about the Buffalo Central Terminals ghost hunts on October 28 and 29.

WNY Continues Support of National Domestic Awareness Month

WNY Continues Support of National Domestic Awareness Month

BUFFALO, NY – Western New York is continuing its support of domestic violence survivors this month when Child & Family Services hosts several events around town.

Both Niagara Falls and the Peace Bridge will be illuminated in purple on Thursday, October 6th at 7:30pm and 8:00 pm to show support for survivors of domestic violence around the globe.

Summit Educational Resources Hosting Chicken BBQ

Summit Educational Resources Hosting Chicken BBQ

Take a night off from cooking and order your family a Chiavetta’s chicken dinner on Wednesday, October 12th when Summit Educational Resources hosts their Chiavetta’s Barbeque.

With over 1,000 chicken dinners ready-to-sell, the event offers everything you need for a complete meal at the great price of $10.00 ($9.00 Pre-Sale).

The event runs from 3pm – 6pm at their offices located in Getzville and is sure to be another sell-out year.

To order ahead, call Lynn Elberson at 629-3400 ext. 1503 by Friday, October 7th with your pre-sale count.  Pre-orders of 20 or more will be delivered to your business for your convenience.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Western New York children with developmental disabilities who attend Summit Education Resources.

Bullied Vietnamese Man Receives Donated Surgery at Kenmore Mercy

Bullied Vietnamese Man Receives Donated Surgery at Kenmore Mercy

Kenmore Mercy Hospital is helping to make a difference in the life of a young Vietnamese man who was bullied for years because of a facial deformity. The surgery which took place the morning of October 3, is also made possible by Jeffrey Meilman, MD, and the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation.  

Ngon Trung Ngo traveled from Ho Chi Minh City to Buffalo to have a donated excision of a large, dark area covering and disfiguring his face with the grafting of areas with new skin with a value of $40,000. This congenital, hairy nevi from birth covers one-third of Ngo’s face.

Ngo was picked on at a young age at school because of this facial deformity, was made fun of and called "two faces" and "masked face.” He was discriminated upon by Vietnamese society and even contemplated suicide. Ngo often wears a mask to hide his birth defect when he is out in public.
 

Daybreak Television Productions, Catholic Charities Earn Bronze Telly Award

Daybreak Television Productions, Catholic Charities Earn Bronze Telly Award

Daybreak Television Productions of the Diocese of Buffalo recently was awarded a bronze in the 32nd annual Telly Awards for its creation of Catholic Charities’ 10-minute video called “Real lives. Real help. Real hope.”

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world. More than 11,000 entries are received from 50 states and many foreign countries. Winners receive either a Bronze or Silver Telly Award.

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

A popular program, “Researching Your House History,” will be presented by Cynthia Van Ness, MLS, the Historical Society’s Director of Library and Archives and a research expert. It will take place on Saturday, October 8, and will feature a talk to which all are welcome, plus an optional, exclusive hands-on workshop.

The first part of the program is a lecture, in the museum's auditorium, where Van Ness will speak about the museum research library’s resources, the specific tools that are available, and give tips for how to research a property in which you are interested.

No pre-registration is required for this part of the program; admission is $5 members/$7 non-members, which covers general admission for lecture alone.