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Blood Donors Encouraged to 'Billieve' in Helping to Save Lives

Red Cross and Buffalo Bills Seek Donors to Tackle the Blood Supply 

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills and the American Red Cross Blood Services, New York-Penn Region are teaming up to host their second community blood drive this year.

Special appearances will be made throughout the day by Bills players. All presenting blood donors will receive a commemorative t-shirt and be entered into a drawing to receive a football autographed by Jim Kelly. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The Paul Maguire Club

Ralph Wilson Stadium

One Bills Drive

Orchard Park, NY

Pet Connection Needs Your Support!

Tickets are now available for a Holiday Concert/Dinner Dance featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band that will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla. Please purchase a ticket and help us keep our doors open to future animal rescues!

Tickets are just $25 per person and include dinner, entertainment, a basket auction and raffles. A special door prize of four Disney one-day park hopper passes valued at $544 will be given away. Tickets for the event are presale only and can be ordered by calling the shelter at 652-0192.

Polish All Souls Commemoration Sun. Oct. 31

Polish Legacy Project To Hold All Souls Commemoration Sunday Oct. 31 

      In the Polish Catholic tradition, the most significant day of the year to remember and honor those who have died is the Feast of All Souls, or Dzien Zaduszny. 

      In Poland, people travel from all over the country to visit the graves of their dearly departed.

Annual Red Jacket Awards to be given Nov. 18 @ BECHS

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society's Red Jacket Award is given annually in recognition of quiet, continued, unbroken devotion to civic progress. Created 53 years ago, in 1957, the award is based upon a medal presented in 1792 by President George Washington to the renowned Seneca orator and leader Red Jacket.

This year, the Board of Managers and Regents of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society has selected Wayne D. Wisbaum, and brothers Christopher T. and Finley R. Greene, as recipients of the award. Wisbaum is an attorney and devoted public servant, as is Christopher Greene. The late Finley Greene was a fundraising professional who aided many non-profit causes and organizations over the course of his decades-long career.

Annunciation Students Celebrate Halloween

Students, teachers, faculty and parents enjoyed a Halloween celebration at Annunciation School in Elma today. Events included a parade throughout the building and related classroom activities.

Located at 7580 Clinton St., Annunciation is a pre-K3 through eighth-grade Catholic school that “touches hearts, teaches minds and transforms lives!” For more information, visit www.annunciationschoolelma.com. To schedule a tour, please call 681-1327. 

 

 

Fourteen Pet Connection Puppies Go Up for Adoption Today

Fourteen beautiful puppies — 8 Beagle/Spaniel mixes and 6 Puggle mixes — are going up for adoption tonight (Oct. 29) at Pet Connection Programs Inc., 12935 Williston Road, Marilla. Adoption hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Please visit http://www.petconnectionprogramsinc.com/Adoptions.asp for details and photos, and join Pet Connection’s Facebook page for frequent updates from the shelter. For more information, call 652-0192.

 

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.