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Western Fair Entertainment Centre is Buzzing With Activity

Looking for a quick escape from Western New York? Can you imagine one location that’s home to harness racing, ice hockey rinks, popular consumer shows, farmers’ markets, dining, live entertainment, slot machines and no shortage of excitement 24/7? Does such a nirvana truly exist for those who may love Buffalo but could use a few days away?

Pet Connection Plans November Community Events

November is shaping up to be a very busy month for the volunteers of Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla.

On Friday, November 5, volunteers and puppies will visit one of Buffalo’s most historically significant buildings — the Larkin at Exchange Building — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteers and their furry friends will also be at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on two Saturdays, November 6 and 13. Also on November 6, volunteers will be at the flea market at the Harvey D. Morin Post on Center Road in West Seneca from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Freezin’ For A Reason! Special Olympics New York Gears up for the 2010 Polar Plunge

Freezin’ For A Reason!   Special Olympics New York Gears up for the 2010 Polar Plunge

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Table Tennis Tournament Raises Funds for Turkeys, But Need Still Not Met

BUFFALO, N.Y. – With Catholic Charities of Buffalo in need of  turkeys for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Broadway Market held the first-ever “Broadway Battle” Table Tennis Tournament Oct. 16, where players competed to win the title of tournament champion – all in the name of a good cause.

Winners of the tournament were Ray Nagel, first place; Cliff Falk, second place; Tom Handley, third place; and Scott Gaddi, fourth place. Richard Roman, an official USA Table Tennis referee, donated his time to oversee the tournament and Former Miss Buffalo Nina Perino sang the National Anthem.

Entry fees totaling $210 were donated to Catholic Charities to provide turkeys to families in need this Thanksgiving. But even with this contribution, food will still be in short supply according to Eileen Nowak, Catholic Charities’ director of Parish Outreach and Advocacy.

Walsh Insurance Group Donates $50,000 to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

On Saturday, October 23rd, over 100 employees from the Walsh Insurance Group donated their time to plant 150 trees and dozens of flower bulbs along the ring road in Delaware Park.  These new trees and their maintenance will be paid for by a generous donation of $50,000 from the Walsh Insurance Group and their subsidiaries.

Happy Halloween from the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Coming to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on Saturday, October 30: A visit from the Massachusetts Avenue Project and the GrowWNY Bicycle Fender Blender ... and maybe even a few Halloween surprises!

And, don’t forget to pick up some corn stalks, pumpkins and apple cider for a festive Halloween! 

Please note that guests are subject to change. For a complete list of events and vendors, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by becoming a fan of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market page on Facebook.

UPDATED! Mercy Flight, Town Line Fire joins UNYTS, Roswell Park at Buffalo Stars Health Expo

The Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey Club’s Health Expo scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 3pm to 8pm is getting bigger with two late-added guests.  Mercy Flight is now scheduled to land at Holiday Twin Rinks, 3465 Broadway near Union in Cheektowaga, while representatives of Town Line Fire Company will be on hand to offer blood pressure checks to visitors.  These guests join Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS), who are hosting a blood drive inside the rink, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, who will be on hand to distribute potentially life-saving information.

While the Health Expo is happening in the rink lobby, the Stars will host two games on the ice.  First, the Stars’ Continental Hockey Association club will face the Springfield (MA) Junior Pics at 4:30pm, followed immediately after by the Stars’ Empire Junior Hockey League team hosting th