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Rebate for NYSEG Customers

If you've been thinking about installing a new furnace or duct work in your home, NYSEG is offering residential natural gas customers rebates for installing new energy efficient equipment on or after October 1, 2010

But you first have to register with NYSEG if you want the rebate.  Discounts range anywhere from $15 to $560. 



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Annual Rosary Crusade this Weekend at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

The 30th Annual Rosary Crusade for World Peace will be held on Sunday, September 26, from 2-3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Rd., Lewiston. Sponsored by the Niagara Council of Catholic Women of the Diocese of Buffalo, this year’s crusade theme is “Mary’s immaculate heart, our refuge in need.”

Msgr. J. Thomas Moran, pastor of St. Bernard Parish, Youngstown, is the moderator of the crusade and Dolores Laurrie of Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish, Niagara Falls, is the chairperson. Father James C. Croglio from the Diocesan Counseling Center will be the homilist.

Dr. Greenfield Awarded an Additional $1.8 Million for the NIH/NIDDK Sponsored RIVUR Trial

Saul P. Greenfield, MD, Director of Pediatric Urology, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and Clinical Professor of Urology, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has been awarded an additional $1.8 million for the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases sponsored RIVUR trial for children with vesicoureteral reflux.

Dr. Greenfield is principle investigator and Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is a major site for this important national project. This brings the total award for RIVUR to $4.8 million and will ensure funding of the project through 2013.

Total NIH funding to the Department of Pediatric Urology is now just over $5 million, which includes the recent award for CUTIE (Careful Urinary Tract Infection Evaluation)—an observational clinical trial for children with a history and urinary infection and no underlying structural urologic abnormalities.

Doctor Awarded NIH Grant to Study Urinary Tract Infection and Renal Scarring

Saul P. Greenfield, MD, Director of Pediatric Urology and Clinical Professor of Urology, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, has been awarded $287,716 by the NIH/NIDDK for the study of urinary tract infection and renal scarring in children.

The CUTIE project (Careful Urinary Tract Infection Evaluation) will assess the risk of the development of renal scarring in children who have urinary tract infections and do not have vesicoureteral reflux or any other underlying urologic abnormalities.

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$445,000 Federal Grant Awarded for Regional Project to Support & Develop New High Tech Businesses

Public, Private Venture, Modeled After Successful Ohio Program, to Focus on New Economy Business Job Growth

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26) announced $445,000 for a new joint initiative covering nineteen counties in Western and Central New York to support new economy business development and job growth across the region. The funding awarded to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) and JumpStart Inc. through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will provide the resources for the New York counties to create a Regional Entrepreneurship Action Plan (REAP) modeled after a successful program creating jobs and boosting economic growth in Northeast Ohio.

Five Days until the "Auction for Farm Animals" at Merge Restaurant

The above video, if not visable can also be viewed by clicking here. I chose to post it because the celebrities here share my sentiments. They discuss what it is to visit Farm Sanctuary, and Gene Baur talks about rescue, and what the food industry really is, as do many of the celebrities. John Joseph is featured, and will actually be in town with Cro-Mags next month. If you are attaching a stigma to vegans, something like "hippy, tree hugger, skinny, or wimp" I assure you that John Joseph breaks those stereotypes, or that stigma. Buffalo native Wolfe Blitzer recently interviewed Bill Clinton about his vegan diet, to watch click the highlighted name.

Fifth Annual Catwalk For Charity

Just as the Sabres prepare to begin another season, Ryan Miller is preparing to once again host his Catwalk for Charity event which benefits the Steadfast Foundation. That program supports young people who are battling cancer and their families.

Miller announced that the theme for this year's event will be "A Reason To Rock" which will recall the 1980's glam rock period of artists like David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and the Ramones.

People are encouraged to dress up with lots of big hair, leather, and spandex. Miller says some Sabres players like Steve Montador and Pat Kaleta are willing to jump right in to costume for this event.

The Sabres star goalie says live bands will help re-create the era and those who attend will enjoy the music, food, and some surprises.

This is the fifth year for the Charity for Catwalk event which has so far raised more than $650,000 for the Steadfast Foundation.