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Western New Yorkers Invited to Give the Gift of Warmth during PJ Round-Up

Girl Scouts across Western New York are collecting new, warm clothing items to give the gift of warmth to those in need this season.  The Girl Scouts of Western New York and The Summit Federal Credit Union and teaming up onceagain to present the PJ Round-Up.  This community service initiative for Girl Scout troops in Buffalo, Batavia, Lockport and Niagara Falls provides new warm pajamas, slippers and robes for women and children living in area shelters. 

Donations will be collected through November 30 at Western New York Summit branches, Girl Scout Service Centers in Depew, Lockport, Niagara Falls and Batavia, Eastern Hills Mall and the East Amherst Enterprise location.

Weekend Highlights!

A quick look at what's going on around Amherst this weekend. We have the Pumpkin Run 5k Run & Family Walk this Saturday starting at 10:30am, to benefit the at-risk and disadvantaged children served by Gateway-Longview. Click on the link for a full list of details.

High School Varsity Football ends this weekend, (the regular season) you might just see Williamsville South take it all the way! Get out and support your favorite football team.

Annunciation School to Host Ice Cream Social & Book Fair

Annunciation School, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host an Ice Cream Social & All American Book Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, in the school. The event is open to students and families. Members of the community who are interested in learning more about the school and parish are also encouraged to attend.

Holiday Dinner Dance Featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band to Benefit Pet Connection

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.

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.

Fall Family Fest

The Amherst Youth & Recreation Department Family Room Program will be hosting its 18th Annual "Fall Family Fest" featuring a show by "Mama Earth & the Kitchen Band" along with special guests “Buzz & Woody” on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the Harlem Road Community Center Auditorium, 4255 Harlem Road in Amherst.  Advance general admission tickets are available and include choice of showtime, 10:30am or 11:30am.  Doors open at 10:00am.

The event includes appearances by the Super Heroes and Princesses. It features a raffle, silent auction and theme basket auction along with a pizza and bake sale.  Ticket price also includes face painting, crafts and gym activities for the children.  All proceeds benefit Amherst Youth & Recreation Department’s Family Room and Parent Resource Center.

Revolutionary War Returns to Old Fort Niagara

The American Revolution returns to Old Fort Niagara and American and British forces are vying for your support. Old Fort Niagara hosts a Revolutionary War Encampment on October 9 & 10.

Beginning at 10am both days, Revolutionary War re-enactors will portray both British and American forces, offering musket and artillery demonstrations throughout the day. At 1pm each day, kids and their parents will be recruited for a mock battle by either the Patriots or the British forces.

TeamSave Arrives in WNY With Web Discounts for Consumers

A new collective buying website that allows consumers to receive substantial discounts on goods, services and events from hundreds of Buffalo-area businesses has entered the Western New York marketplace.

Toronto-based TeamSave began offering daily discounts of at least 50 percent to Western New York consumers on August 26. Individuals can access these offers by registering on TeamSave.com. Registration is free and the only requirement to register is an e-mail address. The company also promotes its daily discounts on its TeamSave Buffalo Facebook page.