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TeamSave Comes to Buffalo With Savings For All

A new collective buying website that allows consumers to save big on goods, services and events from hundreds of Buffalo businesses has entered the Western New York marketplace.

With established businesses clamoring for a way to make money using social media, the new social buying website — TeamSave.com — is banking on their discounted offering of group buying to grab their share of the Buffalo market and offer serious discounts for online consumers.

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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Seeks Help to 'Releaf' Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The 2006 October Storm destroyed 33,000 trees in our Olmsted Parks. One vote on line per day at the Pepsi Refresh Project website can help the Conservancy win $50,000 to plant 1,000 trees over the next year. 

Just go to www.refresheverything.com/releafbuffalo or text 102378 to PEPSI (73774) to vote today and every day in the month of September. 

Your votes help Buffalo now, and for the future. A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 lbs. per year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support two human beings.  

Pet Connection Announces Additional Events During September

Pet Connection Programs, Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, has added some new special events to its September calendar.

Volunteers will be grilling up delicious hot dogs and hamburgers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 11 at Valu Home Center, 123 Grey St., East Aurora. Also on September 11, volunteers will be taking part in the Abbott Road Animal Hospital pet fair and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. The animal hospital is located at 3816 Abbott Road in Orchard Park.

Another Super Saturday Planned at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Just because we’re heading into September doesn’t mean that the fun is going to stop at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market in Buffalo, open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday.

Stop by this Saturday, September 4, to pick up everything you need for a great Labor Day picnic, from baked goods and fresh meat to delicious fruits and vegetables. And, why not pick up a bottle of wine from our vendors representing the Niagara Wine Trail?

While you’re shopping, enjoy the music of classical violinist David Adamczyk and check out the talented Plein-Air Painters who will be making their annual visit to the Market.

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City of Buffalo Salaries in Line with State Average

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- City of Buffalo employees had an average pay of $42,448 for its 1,303 employees, according to a report released Thursday by the Empire Center for New York State Policy. The average pay for city employees across the state is $43,817.

The highest paid city employees outside New York City were in Westchester, one of the nation's most expensive places to live. The city of Yonkers, with 993 employees, led the state with an average pay of $71,659.

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. 

Hello Yesterday! An 80's Festival

Celebrate all the best of the 80's at Hello Yesterday! An all-ages, all-day 80's Festival featuring A Flock of Seagulls, When In Rome, Animotion, Dramarama and Gene Loves Jezebel.  The festival includes a LipSync contest, 80's Guitar Hero and much more!

Dress totally 80's for the best 80's costume contest and win a new iPad!   Tickets are available for purchase online at helloyesterday.net or at both Record Theatre outlets in Buffalo (1800 & 3500 Main Street).

General Admission on-line tickets are $35 (plus applicable fees). Tickets the day of the event are $45.  Children 13 and under are free.

Portions of the proceeds will benefit Hunter's Hope. Festival attendees will have an opportunity to contribute to the community and help Hunter's Hope by participating in the silent auction. The tent will be open all day with two auctions going on during the festival.