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Gallagher "Kelly, Licata, Cup Favorites"

This Saturday at Ilio DiPaolo's restaurant in Blasdell the Connolly Cup will be awarded for the 39th time. 

Voters will have a tough choice narrowing down the field from 10 to a winner. Dick Gallagher says all the nominees had outstanding seasons but that two players maybe a cut above the rest. Gallagher told Stu Boyar that he believes that Chad Kelly from St. Joe's and Joe Licata from Williamsville South are the front runners for this year's award.

In alphabetical order here are this year's finalists for the Connolly Cup.

Okoya Anderson, Orchard Park

Travis Eman, Canisius

Jordan Johnson, Sweet Home

Chad Kelly, St.Joe's

Zach Lauricella, Clarence

Joe Licata, Williamsville South

Jimmy Rauh, Southwestern

Tyler Stoldt, Alden

Shane Smith, Fredonia

Zach Williams, Silver Creek

Stu Boyar will emcee the annual luncheon at Ilio's.

 

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Connolly Cup Finalists Released

With the high school football season now over for all of Section 6 its time to turn our attention to the post season awards.

Dennis Sarow from the Connolly Cup Committee reports that these are the finalists for the award given each year to Western New York's top high school football player.  

In alphabetical order they are:

Okoya Anderson, Orchard Park

Travis Eman, Canisius

Jordan Johnson, Sweet Home

Chad Kelly, St.Joe's

Zach Lauricella, Clarence

Joe Licata, Williamsville South

Jimmy Rauh, Southwestern

Tyler Stoldt, Alden

Shane Smith, Fredonia

Zach Williams, Silver Creek

The winner will be announced Saturday December 4 at Ilio DiPaolo's restaurant in Blasdell.  This will be the 39th year the award is presented.

 

 

'Rein in the Holidays' Fundraiser Coming to Clyde's Feed

HAMBURG, N.Y. -- Clyde and Jim Millspaugh, owners of Clyde's Feed, are pleased to announce that on Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. they will be hosting the third-annual "Rein in the Holidays" event supporting five local charities:  

- American Cancer Society

- Ten Lives Club

- Messinger Woods Wildlife Care & Education Center

- Saving Wild Horses

- Both Your Hands.org.  

The theme of this year's event is "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," highlighted by the original sleigh from Jim Carrey's movie. 

David Howes of East Aurora, a Grinch collector, acquired many pieces from the 2000 movie set, including costumes that will be worn by the volunteers. The costumed volunteers will be helping out our not-for-profits with craft projects for the kids, a petting area with two mustang horses, and a raffle of a GPS car system donated by Pro Pack Foods. 

Food 2 Families: Make Your Donation at South Park Tops

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The annual Food 2 Families drive to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York takes place on Friday, December 10th at the Tops Market, 6150 South Park Avenue, Hamburg.

Two On Your Side will broadcast live from the Transit Road location in Depew all day long but you can donate food from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. at any of the participating Tops locations.

7200 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Niagara Falls

4777 Transit Road at North French, Depew

3980 Maple Road, Amherst

2101 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

5827 South Transit Road, Lockport

WYRK will be at the Hamburg location all day long and WJYE radio join Two On Your Side at the Depew location for a live broadcast and to help with the collection.

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A Busy Week Ahead at Annunciation School in Elma

You can tell the holiday season is upon us, and Annunciation School in Elma is full of the holiday spirit.

The eighth grade class is sponsoring a Christmas tree sale under the school’s pavilion from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 3; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 4; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 5.

Boy Scout Troop 325 will be conducting a bottle and can drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 4, in the church parking lot. Proceeds will help the Scouts purchase necessary camping and cooking equipment.

Videos Allow WNY Travelers to Discover the Spirit of London Before Crossing the Border

Shops, restaurants, theater, cultural institutions, wineries, museums, markets, comfortable hotels, sports and recreation, slot machines, special events ... sounds like a fun and accurate description of Western New York, right?

Actually, the exciting and equally inviting city of London, Ontario, boasts many similarities to the Buffalo region. Maybe that’s why more and more Buffalonians are traveling to London for a quick getaway.

The meaning of Thanksgiving as President Lincoln intended it to be

We get so lost in the secular version of thanksgiving and shopping on Black Friday, that we have forgotten the reason for this holiday. We no longer give thanks as President Abraham Lincoln wanted in celebration of America being one after the Civil War. We no longer give thanks as intended but rather see it as a day of greed in some cases

In 1621, after a hard and devastating first year in the New World the Pilgrim's fall harvest was very successful and plentiful. There was corn, fruits, vegetables, along with fish which was packed in salt, and meat that was smoke cured over fires. They found they had enough food to put away for the winter.