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Free Guided Walk in Emery Park on Saturday, Sept. 18

The first of six free Fall Guided Walks in Erie County Parks will be held Saturday, Sept. 18 at Emery Park, according to a statement released by Legislator John J. Mills, R-District 13. Part of “Be Active Erie County!”, the purpose of the program is to promote healthy, family fun. 

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Emery Park, 2084 Emery Road, at the field house. The walk will follow at 10 a.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about how to get healthy and stay healthy, including information about bone density, glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI, nutrition, and physical activity. Various free health screening opportunities will also be available. In addition, a free gift will be distributed.

March of Dimes Celebrates Annual Signature Chefs Auction

The March of Dimes, Western New York Division presents the 2010 Signature Chefs Auction, “Feathers & Flair, A March of Dimes Monte Carlo Affair” on Friday, October 8 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Western New York’s finest chefs will offer their signature dishes coupled with wine tastings from regional wineries and accompanied by an array of unique live and silent auction items and entertainment. Everyone is invited to attend the evening, which raises money and awareness to save babies from prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality.

This year’s event promises to be an elegant night with some of the best restaurants in town. Featured dishes will be prepared by Alex’s Place, Blue Buffalo, Chef’s Restaurant, Fiamma Steak House, Harry’s Harbour Place Grille, Koi, La Scala, My Tomato Pie, Protocol Restaurant and Rich Renaissance Catering. Wine selections will be offered by Merritt Estate Winery.

Today Only: Red Cross and Buffalo Bills Seek Donors

The Buffalo Bills and American Red Cross Blood Drive will host their 4th Annual Blood Drive to be held at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Quarterback Trent Edwards and safety George Wilson are the spokespersons for the event and are scheduled to show at 1:00 p.m.  In addition, special appearances will be made throughout the day by select Bills players.  

Presenting donors will receive a commemorative gift and be entered in random drawings for many great prizes.  Free parking and refreshments will be available.  Fans should bring their photo I.D. 

Walk-ins are welcome or fans can call 1.800.GIVE.LIFE to make an appointment.

Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Popular Event

Have a business you'd like to promote or a product you’d like to sell? Pet Connection Programs Inc. is looking for vendors to participate in Tails on the Trails, their annual dog-walk fundraiser. The 2011 event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4. The cost to vendors is just $25, and tables, chairs, tents and publicity are provided. Space is limited, so book now by contacting Joe Kirchmyer at (716) 997-0152. This event annually attracts hundreds of participants — both the two- and four-legged variety!

 

Congressman Higgins Announces Application Period for SAFER Federal Fire Grants

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the application window for grants provided through the Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program is now open.   SAFER grants are aimed at increasing the number of firefighters and enhancing a department’s ability to comply with federal standards that ensure that their communities have adequate protection from fire and fire related hazards.  This year Congress appropriated approximately $420 million for the SAFER program. 

“I encourage local companies to apply for funding through this federal grant to help support outreach and recruitment of the next generation of first responders,” said Higgins. 

HEALTHeLINK Unveils $16.1 Million Beacon Community Initiative to Fight Diabetes

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In June 2010, HEALTHeLINK received the largest Beacon Community Award in the United States from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Beacon Project was created to help communities use health information technology to forge cooperation and use resources effectively toward local priority health goals.

HEALTHeLINK was joined today by Dr. David Blumenthal, the point person for the national health information technology initiative, as well as other dignitaries, including Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard F.

A Benefit for Aidan, This Saturday

In January of 2009 Aidan Radlich was diagnosed with a rare brain condition called hemimegalencephaly, a condition he has had since birth. Since then Aidan has battled epilepsy and severe seizures.

A fundraiser is being held Saturday, August 21, from 4 to 10 p.m., at DeMarco Grove, 3964 California Road, in Orchard Park, to help his family pay for brain surgery intended to alleviate this young boy’s symptoms.

Tickets are $20 and include food, pop and beer. There will be a Chinese auction, silent auction and 50-50 raffle.  Donations are also gratefully accepted at M&T Bank, 2050 Kensington Avenue in Snyder for those unable to attend (Attention: Aidan Radlich Benefit Fund).

For more information, send an email to aidansbenefit@yahoo.com.