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Facebook Walmart Campaign to Fight Hunger in WNY

The Food Bank of Western New York just finished a national in-store Walmart food drive. Walmart has also set up a separate web site specifically for a complimentary Facebook competition among 100 markets spanning the nation.

Facebook users choose to "support" a region, and Walmart will distribute $1.5 million to hunger relief organizations in those regions that finish 1-6. First place receives $1,000,000. The Food Bank of WNY is part of those organizations listed in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls umbrella.

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Please Support Pet Connection’s Holiday Dinner Dance

Tickets are still available for Pet Connection’s Holiday Concert and Dinner Dance taking place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. The event includes dinner, entertainment by Jack Civiletto and The Pyramid Band, a huge basket auction and much more.

One lucky door prize winner will take home four one-day Disney Hopper Passes valued at $544!

Festival of Trees Will Provide Funds to Purchase New Electronic Fetal Monitors

Proceeds from the 2010 Festival of Trees will fund new Electronic Fetal Monitors for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.   This gift, made possible in part by event sponsors like CGF Anesthesiology Associates, PC, Mark IV Industries Foundation, Tops Friendly Markets, Fisher-Price and the physician members of University at Buffalo Pediatric Associates, Inc., will enable the Hospital to replace all the monitors with the latest and most state-of-the–art equipment.  Constant monitoring and examination during the labor process will allow doctors to monitor progress and ensure the safest possible delivery with minimal complication for both baby and mother.    

Maelstrom in WNY: We Are Who We Are Because of Veterans

How can we pay back Veterans for what they have given the United States? You often hear that question on this day as the various ceremonies around the community celebrate and honor those who served for their country. For some the debt owed is greater than others.

There are those Veterans who served in WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Dessert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan. Men and women who were in the heart of the action and have images that will haunt them until the day they die.

We have all watched the films, TV shows and read the books. There are stories of great heroism and tragic outcomes. Young men, barely out of high school put into situations that would test any ones heart and soul. Many left behind in graveyards bearing names we could not even pronounce. Then there are those who returned but left much of their selves behind.

Niagara USA Video Approaches 70,000 Views

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- A video produced by the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation has been viewed 68,228 times since it was posted in the summer of ’09. The film takes visitors on a digital romp across the region and its many attractions – from the Falls, to the canal, to the lakeshore and beyond.

Carolyn's House Benefits from Couple's Charity

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Marie and John Hutchins, who recently spent two years and their own money renovating the Rapids Theatre, formerly the Late Show on Main Street, wanted to find a cause within the local community they could support. 

The couple chose Carolyn’s House, a YWCA of Niagara program, since the program offered housing and various support and referral services, job training and other programs to assist women in becoming financially independent.

The couple will host a black tie fundraiser at Rapids, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls, to benefit Carolyn’s House on Saturday (Nov. 6). Doors open at 6 p.m. for the first annual “Hearts for Home” Gala. Marie selected November for the event to coincide with National Homelessness Awareness month.

Find Your Way to Shawnee Equestrian Center for an Important Event

BURT, N.Y. -- Tyler Sage is a 10-year-old boy who suffers from juvenile diabetes and now has developed complications in his gastrointestinal tract, requiring a biopsy and possible surgery.

Tyler's father is in danger of losing his job and medical insurance. The family already has more in copays than they make, and it looks to get dramatically worse.

On Sunday, November 7, beginning at 11 a.m., Shawnee Equestrian Center will be hosting a fundraiser in Tyler's behalf. We will be featuring vegetable beef chowder at $1.00 per bowl, $5.00 per quart. We will also have hamburgs and hotdogs and pop available for a donation.

We will be hosting a calf-sorting event starting at 1 p.m., with a jackpot barrel race to follow.

All proceeds will go to help cover Tyler's medical needs.