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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.

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Celebrate Starlight! Starlight Studio 5th Anniversary

On October 1, 2010 from 7-10pm, Western New York will celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Starlight Studios in conjunction with The Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York"Celebrate Starlight", is a gathering of community, artists, business, educators, art aficionados, teaching artists, organizations, musicians and students of the gallery to celebrate the work both organizations continue to provide to all genres of art.   

This event is FREE and open to the public.  All are invited and welcomed.

Elmwood Village to Hold Vintage Car Show

From the Elmwood Village Association

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Enjoy the outdoors one last time before summer ends and experience some of the best vintage cars Western New York has to offer with Elmwood Village Cruise Night, Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Elmwood Avenue between Lancaster and Cleveland avenues.

Cruise Night is a great family event and is expected to be even larger than our previous event in June. Local retail shops and restaurants will feature sales, dining specials and live music.

Got an awesome car you want to show off? Then please join us. Registration is free and spots are still available. Just show up with your vintage vehicle and join the fun.

Enjoy a beautiful summer night out in the Elmwood Village with some amazing vintage transportation, culture, shopping, dining and entertainment. Best of all, the event is completely free.

Unwanted Drug Drop -Off

TONAWANDA, NY-- An unwanted pharmaceutical drop-off is scheduled for Saturday, September 25th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Locations include:    

  • Kemore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Avenue, Kenmore in the rear parking lot
  • American Red Cross, 768 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, at the corner of Delaware and Summer
  • Villiage of East AUrora Public Works Barn, Pine Street extension by Sinking Pond
  • Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Avenue, enter at South Park Ave entrance

The medication must be in the original labeled container. All medications are accepted, including controlled, expired, unusable, syringes, and over-the-counter medicines.

For more information, visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/takeback/

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Free Interactive Learning Experience for Children With Disabilities and Their Families!

'Transitions What’s Next?’ event, sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of America, the Early Childhood Direction Center, the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, and the Parent Network of Western New York, will be held for individuals with disabilities and their families Saturday, September 25 from 8:30 am- 2:30 pm at Erie Community College North- Spring Student Center located at 6205 Main Street, Williamsville 14221.

This free event will help these individuals and their families learn about the various transitions of life from:

  • Birth to Preschool
  • Preschool to School age
  • Middle School to High School
  • High School to Adult

Tim Sember, Executive Vice President of Smart, LLC and Smart Tuition will be keynote speaker at the event and families will also get a chance to meet Adam Page, Gold Medalist from Team U.S.A.’s Paralympics’ Sled Hockey Team. Lunch will also be included at this event.

Women & Children’s Hospital Hosts Skateboard Safety Day at Xtreme Wheels Skate Park

A Skateboard Safety day hosted by The Regional Level I Pediatric Trauma Center for Western New York at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, in partnership with Kiwanis, will take place at Xtreme Wheels Skate Park on September 18 at 11 am.

To help avert future head injuries while skateboarding, head injury prevention education and demonstration activities will be presented by Dawn Melancon, R.N., Trauma Coordinator at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Kathleen Duke and Child Life Specialist Sue Mirabella. Head injury prevention programs will occur at the skate park from 11 am until 12:30 pm. Activities will include:

  • Education station, head injury prevention (jello brain, ‘egg drop’ demo)
  • Education promoting helmet use

Children participating will receive a skateboarding helmet and gear: including knee pads, wrist guards and also elbow guards on a first come first serve basis.

Dr. Michael Caty Appointed to Executive Committee of Surgical Section for Academy of Pediatrics

Michael G. Caty, M.D., M.M.M., Surgeon-in-Chief, Director of Pediatric Surgical Services, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

After a six year term on the committee, Dr. Caty will become Chairman of the Surgical Section.

Dr. Caty is Board Certified in Pediatric and General Surgery. His clinical interests include neonatal surgery, thoracic surgery, intestinal motility disorders, pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. His research interests are concentrated on the pathophysiology of intestinal ischemia, reperfusion and surgical innovation.