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Buffalo Stars Hockey Opens This Weekend with 'Salute to American Troops'

(Cheektowaga, NY) – Representatives of three branches of the United States Military will be present, including color guards, as the Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey Club opens its 2010-11 season with its traditional “Salute to American Troops” weekend, September 10 through 12.

On Saturday, September 11, recruiters from the Army, Navy & Marines will host information stations in the main lobby of Holiday Twin Rinks, 3465 Broadway in Cheektowaga, at the invitation of the Stars organization.  In addition, the Army will provide a color guard for a pre-game ceremony at 4pm, while the Marines will provide a similar color guard for a similar ceremony at approximately 7pm.

Recognizing that the opening ceremonies fall on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Stars will include a remembrance of the victims as part of their pre-game ceremonies.

Transplant Miracles Foundation's Treasure Island Picnic to Support Organ Transplant & Research

The Transplant Miracles Foundation is asking the community to come out in support of organ transplant and research at the 3rd annual Treasure Island Family Picnic – or else have to walk the plank! The yearly fundraising event is Saturday, September 18 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the West Side Rowing Club and Frank Lloyd Wright Rowing Boathouse.

Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per family and include food, drinks, raffles, games, music and fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the event support organ transplant and surgical research, the treatment and care of transplant recipients and to promote organ donation.

Writing With Light Student Exhibition

Just Buffalo Literary Center and CEPA Gallery are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Writing With Light Student Exhibition. A celebratory reception will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at CEPA Gallery in the Market Arcade building, 617 Main Street, Buffalo.

Featuring selected works from Just Buffalo & CEPA Gallery’s education programs from the past year, the exhibit will display work from Picturing Poetry, Writer Residencies, and Bookmaking projects.

Writing With Light reached more than 3,500 K-12 students across the region this year, and its emphasis on intensive one-on-one contact between teaching artists and students yields powerful creative results. 

Genevieve DeCarlo, a 3rd grade teacher at Discovery School, P.S. 67 explains, "It was amazing to see the growth of my students... All children should be able to have this awesome learning experience!"

Buffalo Stars Introduce State-of-the-Art Media Center at Holiday Rinks

(Cheektowaga, NY) - The Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey organization will, for the second consecutive season, telecast their home games from Holiday Twin Rinks live on the internet at www.fasthockey.com.  Only this year, they’ll do it from their all-new high-tech media center and press box.

Constructed and just completed this summer, the Buffalo Stars Media Center will house a small webcasting studio, state-of-the-art sound system for music and in-house announcements and internet access for the purpose of relaying live scores and stats to their leagues’ statisticians.

The Stars have made a significant investment into this new high-tech venture, which is part of the organization’s overall strategy to advance itself into one of the elite junior teams in the northeastern USA.

Blue Light Refreshment Duo Makes Labor Day Weekend Visit to Buffalo

The Blue Light Refreshment Duo will soon leave Refreshment Headquarters for their next mission: Buffalo, New York, hometown of Labatt USA. They’re prepared and ready to visit Buffalo’s most popular downtown destinations on their way to the Buffalo Wing Festival on Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5.

Fans of the famous pair will have a chance to meet the Duo in-person at the Wing Festival, where they will set up their satellite headquarters near the Blue Light Tent.

 Details of their trip plans will be revealed at www.facebook.com/LabattBlueLight over the next week.

“Our Buffalo fans have been asking us to come for a visit,” said the Duo. “As the guardians of refreshment and protectors of good times, we plan on making sure that everyone at the Buffalo Wing Festival has a great time.”

Buffalo Stars Preseason In Full Stride (video) / Gift Card Collection To Benefit Military Families

The Buffalo Stars are offering free tickets to our Opening Night Doubleheader on Saturday, September 11, 2010, as part of our “Salute to the American Troops” and 9/11 Remembrance Weekend.

As part of this weekend we are collecting Gift Cards to benefit the National Guard 107th Family Support Group.  We will offer 40 FREE Opening Night Passes to any person or team that can generate $100 worth of gift cards.

Our goal is $5000 in value of gift cards.  Please consider gift cards including grocery cards, department store gift cards and others that will directly benefit local families whose loved ones are taking time away from their families and jobs to answer their nation’s call.


Here is the schedule for Saturday, September 11th. 

(Both games at Holiday Twin Rinks, 3645 Broadway, Cheektowaga):

Continental Hockey Association Junior B League

Buffalo Stars vs. New England Huskies

Electric Tower joins effort to honor Blessed Mother Teresa

Iskalo Development’s Electric Tower in downtown Buffalo has joined the Peace Bridge in honoring Blessed Mother Teresa on the evening of August 26 to mark the 100th anniversary of her birth. The downtown landmark will be illuminated in blue and white, the colors of Blessed Mother Teresa’s order of women religious, the Missionaries of Charity.

“Iskalo Development is pleased to illuminate the Electric Tower in blue and white in honor of the 100th birthday of Blessed Mother Teresa, as requested by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo,” said Paul B. Iskalo, president and CEO, Iskalo Development Corp.