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Help ‘Stick it to Cancer’

On Dec. 3, 2004, Lisa Johnson, a 20-year Town of Tonawanda resident, underwent successful surgery in her battle against cancer. To celebrate six years of being cancer-free, she's throwing herself a party, but the community will be the benefactor.       

The second annual Stick it to Cancer Blood Drive and Basket Raffle will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at VFW Post 7275, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Proceeds will be donated to the Town of Tonawanda Paramedics and the American Cancer Society through the 2011 Lancaster Relay for Life. The American Red Cross also will be available with its mobile unit to collect blood donations.

Still Time to Save a Life This Thanksgiving

There is still time to stop by Amy's Place on Main Street to make donations to sponsor a turkey at Farm Sanctuary. And, now through November 25th, Thanksgiving Day, Ady Gil will match every turkey sponsored. These donations are vital to Farm Sanctuary's rescue, education and advocacy programs, and in saving more lives this Thanksgiving. 

Amherst Chamber of Commerce to Present Forum with Indpendent Health

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Independent Health will present an informative forum for its Chamber members on November 30, 2010 on the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) pilot program.  PCMH is just one aspect of the vast topic of Advanced Primary Care.  The forum will be held at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Rd., Suite 200 in Williamsville at 8:30am.

The focus of the PCMH initiative is to redirect individuals back to building meaningful relationships with their primary care physicians.  In turn, physician practices are redesigning their systems of care, developing new collaborative relationships with other providers and using new electronic technology to improve the delivery of care.  Dr. Judith A. Feld, MD, and Kim Fecher, RN from Independent Health will discuss the pilot program, how it was implemented and the kind of results being reported so far among participating physicians in Western New York.

Please Support Pet Connection’s Holiday Dinner Dance

Tickets are still available for Pet Connection’s Holiday Concert and Dinner Dance taking place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. The event includes dinner, entertainment by Jack Civiletto and The Pyramid Band, a huge basket auction and much more.

One lucky door prize winner will take home four one-day Disney Hopper Passes valued at $544!

Tickets for the event are just $25 and are presale only. They can be obtained by calling the shelter at 652-0192.

AmherstNightOut.com Lauch Party...A Huge Success!!

We had AmherstNightOut.com's Launch Party at 800 Maple Restaurant on Thursday November 11. We incorporated a fundraiser for the Amherst Youth Foundation, charging $10 a ticket, which included wood oven pizzas, hors d' oeuvres, drink specials, and live music. And we raised $790! We want to thank everyone that came out to support us, and the Amherst Youth Foundation.

West Side Residents to Receive Care from UB School of Dental Medicine Today and Tomorrow

For the seventh year in a row, more than 200 residents of Buffalo's Lower West Side neighborhood will receive dental care from UB School of Dental Medicine faculty and dental-student volunteers over the course of two days at the Judge Joseph S. Mattina Community Health Center, 300 Niagara St. in Buffalo.  UB faculty and students will attend to patients from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today and tomorrow (Nov. 15 and 16).

In gratitude for UB's service, Judge Mattina will be having lunch with the volunteers at noon today.

Heidi Crow, UB associate professor and associate dean, oral diagnostics, and Yoly M. Gonzalez-Stucker, UB assistant professor in oral diagnostics, will be accompanied by their students to provide examinations, cleaning and follow-up care, if necessary, at the UB School of Dental Medicine on the South Campus.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian on Red Jacket, Six Nations, War of 1812


Taylor to give lecture entitled: "Red Jacket and the Role of the Six Nations in the War of 1812"

Dr. Alan S. Taylor, a renowned and award-winning author and historian, will be at the History Museum Saturday, November 13, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., to speak on a subject near and dear to our city and region.

His lecture, "Red Jacket and the Role of the Six Nations in the War of 1812," is particularly apropos for the region and the museum now. Local interest is mounting with even more than the usual fervor as we ramp up for the 2012 bicentennial of the War of 1812. In addition, the museum currently has an exciting and in-depth exhibit exploring Red Jacket in the context of John Mix Stanley's monumental painting "The Trial of Red Jacket."