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Food Bank of WNY Partners with Nickel City Roast Coffee from NOCO Express

Throughout November and December, NOCO Express Stores will donate ten cents from every cup of Nickel City Roast Coffee sold in-store to the Food Bank of Western New York.

“If each customer were to purchase one cup of coffee each day through the end of the year, they would be providing 34 meals to those in need right here in Western New York,” said Terry Messmer, director of merchandising, NOCO Express. “We are proud to partner with the Food Bank of Western New York this holiday season to support such a deserving cause.”

The Food Bank of Western New York collects and distributes food to its 400 member agencies in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, distributing one million pounds of food per month, assisting 100,000 people in need.

Pet Connection Needs Your Support!

Tickets are now available for a Holiday Concert/Dinner Dance featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band that will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla. Please purchase a ticket and help us keep our doors open to future animal rescues!

Tickets are just $25 per person and include dinner, entertainment, a basket auction and raffles. A special door prize of four Disney one-day park hopper passes valued at $544 will be given away. Tickets for the event are presale only and can be ordered by calling the shelter at 652-0192.

EARTHLINGS Screening at The Screening Room

There will be a FREE screening of Earthlings held at The Screening Room, located at 3131 Sheridan Drive on Monday November 22nd at 6pm. Snacks will be available. Donations are appreciated, and will be collected with half being donated to Nation Earth, the makers of the film, and the other to Farm Sanctuary. (See the official trailer after the fold. )

On the Earthlings site, the film is described as follows:

"EARTHLINGS is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. Considered the most persuasive documentary ever made, EARTHLINGS is nicknamed “the Vegan maker” for its sensitive footage shot at animal shelters, pet stores, puppy mills, factory farms, slaughterhouses, the leather and fur trades, sporting events, circuses and research labs.

From Europe to South America to Here

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- Claude AnShin Thomas will give a Public Talk on Wednesday, November 10th at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main Street, Williamsville NY. You can also sign up for Saturday's Day of Mindfulness Practice on November 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling Fred Tomasello at 408-6305. What does an "engaged" Buddhist Monk do to promote peace? Read his email to find out or click here to view a short clip about AnShin Thomas:

Sun, October 10, 2010 10:23:28 PM

Dear Fred:

Primordial Strength to Offer Concussion Reduction Seminar to Area Athletes

Sports-related concussions have been all over the news lately, thanks in large part to some serious injuries that have occurred in recent NFL and NHL games.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 11, Primordial Strength Inc. — a leader in neck and trapezius training and the anti-concussion movement — will conduct a Concussion Reduction Seminar through Neck and Trap Training at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway. The cost is $40, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the annual Trench Trophy award event. The trophy is presented annually to Western New York’s high school “Lineman of the Year.”

Quota International Annual Fundraiser: 'In Touch With Your Senses'

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Quota International is a service organization known especially for their service to the deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired individuals, as well as disadvantaged women and children. Quota members share the values of serving and encouraging others, developing friendships, and promoting international understanding.

“In Touch With Your Senses” will consist of a luncheon, fashion show and theme basket auction at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew, on Saturday, November 6 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon starts at 12:30 p.m. There will be over 150 theme baskets, discounts and opportunities to win prizes. Prizes and theme basket tickets are available on the day of the show.

Polish All Souls Commemoration Sun. Oct. 31

Polish Legacy Project To Hold All Souls Commemoration Sunday Oct. 31 

      In the Polish Catholic tradition, the most significant day of the year to remember and honor those who have died is the Feast of All Souls, or Dzien Zaduszny. 

      In Poland, people travel from all over the country to visit the graves of their dearly departed.