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Pet Connection releases holiday wish list

You can add a little joy to the holidays this season by making a donation to Pet Connection Programs Inc. from their holiday wish list. Pet Connection, founded in 1984, is a special care and maternity animal shelter located at 12935 Williston Road in Marilla.

Items on the wish list include the following:

'HEY ABBOTT!!!'

In 1930, Harry Abbott was known as "Silk Hat Harry Abbott" and headlining a song and dance review at the local Gayety Theatre. Lou Costello was doing a comedy act on the same bill. There they met John Grant, Mutual Burlesque chain executive. He persuaded Bud Abbott to include Lou Costello in his Revue. After many great performances in Buffalo, they became known as "ABBOTT & COSTELLO"!         Published at The Buffalo History Gazette

The "PLAYBOY" of Buffalo

    The Playboy story began in Buffalo after WWII when Lou Horwitz, who had been in the automobile business since 1935, opened a used car lot on the corner of Deleware and Hertel. Horowitz sent cars to Norm Richardson Collision Shop at 988 Ellicott St. for repair. While at Richardson's shop Horowitz learned that Richardson and Charlie Thomas were working on a three wheel car.  Thomas had built a car in the 1930's with the help of Richardson. Lou Horwitz had long believed there was a need for a second or companion car in the American automobile field. Therefore, he joined forces with Thomas and Richardson to form the Playboy Motorcar Corporation with Horwitz as president, Thomas as vice president and Richardson as treasurer.

Sister Karen Peace Garden Dedicated, Blessed

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A sunny October day seemed fitting to honor Sister Karen Klimczak, SSJ, a religious sister who dedicated her life to tending to the darkest of hearts. On what would be her 67th birthday, SS. Columba-Brigid Parish in Buffalo opened and blessed the Sister Karen Klimczak Peace Garden.

“We have come to celebrate, to celebrate life, to celebrate love, to celebrate faith that so many of us have come to know in the person of Sister Karen Klimczak,” said SS. Columba-Brigid pastor and longtime friend, Father Roy Heberger. “We realize that, as we gather, this is a beautiful garden, a peace garden, in her memory. But what I want us to remember is that it is not just remembering the past; that is not why we put this together. We put this together using the memory of her life and her death, but to give hope and inspiration to the future.”

Harvard Cup Football Packs Civic Stadium - 50,988 Strong!

Courier Express October 22 1948

   The largest sports crowd in Buffalo history-50,988-saw an alert Kensington High School football team, batter previously unbeaten Bennett, 26-8 last night in Civic Stadium, in the first Harvard Cup grid game ever contested under the lights... 

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.

Dr. Robert Baker Co-Authors AAP Guidelines on Iron Deficiency in Children

Robert Baker, MD, PhD, FAAP, Medical Director, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, co-authored an AAP report entitled, "Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency and Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Infants and Young Children (0 –3 Years of Age).

This clinical report released at the recent National Conference & Exhibition of the AAP in San Francisco and sets AAP guidelines to increase iron intake in infants and children, and to improve screening methods.