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97 Rock DJ Lives in a Food Bank Trailer During 5th Annual Operation: Rock Out Hunger

Buffalo, NY, November 17, 2010—97 Rock’s “DJ Jickster” will be living on a Food Bank of Western New York 48-foot trailer for one week for the fifth straight year as he collects food and funds to help fight hunger in our community.

Operation: Rock Out Hunger began at 3 p.m. yesterday and continues through 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in the Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurant parking lot at 6727 Transit Road (near Wehrle Drive) in Williamsville.   Perishable and non-perishable food will be collected.  Last year, the drive collected a record 18,186 pounds of food, $11,742.29 and a record 812 turkeys.

“I couldn’t believe how busy it was last year,” Jickster said.  “It’s going to take a lot of push to better that amount but with the help of Western New York’s generosity, I am determined to get there.”

Festival of Trees Will Provide Funds to Purchase New Electronic Fetal Monitors

Proceeds from the 2010 Festival of Trees will fund new Electronic Fetal Monitors for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.   This gift, made possible in part by event sponsors like CGF Anesthesiology Associates, PC, Mark IV Industries Foundation, Tops Friendly Markets, Fisher-Price and the physician members of University at Buffalo Pediatric Associates, Inc., will enable the Hospital to replace all the monitors with the latest and most state-of-the–art equipment.  Constant monitoring and examination during the labor process will allow doctors to monitor progress and ensure the safest possible delivery with minimal complication for both baby and mother.    

Still Time to Save a Life This Thanksgiving

There is still time to stop by Amy's Place on Main Street to make donations to sponsor a turkey at Farm Sanctuary. And, now through November 25th, Thanksgiving Day, Ady Gil will match every turkey sponsored. These donations are vital to Farm Sanctuary's rescue, education and advocacy programs, and in saving more lives this Thanksgiving. 

Please Support Pet Connection’s Holiday Dinner Dance

Tickets are still available for Pet Connection’s Holiday Concert and Dinner Dance taking place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. The event includes dinner, entertainment by Jack Civiletto and The Pyramid Band, a huge basket auction and much more.

One lucky door prize winner will take home four one-day Disney Hopper Passes valued at $544!

Tickets for the event are just $25 and are presale only. They can be obtained by calling the shelter at 652-0192.

There’s Still Time to Stock Up at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

While the farmers’ market season is winding down in Western New York, there’s still time to visit the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to stock up on some of your favorites! The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and will remain open through December 18, weather permitting.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian on Red Jacket, Six Nations, War of 1812


Taylor to give lecture entitled: "Red Jacket and the Role of the Six Nations in the War of 1812"

Dr. Alan S. Taylor, a renowned and award-winning author and historian, will be at the History Museum Saturday, November 13, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., to speak on a subject near and dear to our city and region.

His lecture, "Red Jacket and the Role of the Six Nations in the War of 1812," is particularly apropos for the region and the museum now. Local interest is mounting with even more than the usual fervor as we ramp up for the 2012 bicentennial of the War of 1812. In addition, the museum currently has an exciting and in-depth exhibit exploring Red Jacket in the context of John Mix Stanley's monumental painting "The Trial of Red Jacket."

Grand Theatre Has Many Similarities to Shea's Buffalo

There’s nothing like celebrating the holidays with a live theater performance at the historic Shea’s Performing Arts Center in downtown Buffalo, truly one of the area’s architectural treasures. But did you know there’s another nearby theater that boasts a similar success story?