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Benefit to Honor Memory of Flight 3407 Victim

From a letter received in the WGRZ 2 On Your Side newsroom:

I lost my uncle, John Fiore, on Flight 3407. My family and I are holding a charity golf tournament in his honor.

The John J. Fiore Memorial Golf Tournament starts at noon on Sunday, September 26, at Hyde Park Golf Course in Niagara Falls, NY.

On February 12, 2009, John passed away on Flight 3407 in Clarence, NY while returning from a vacation in China. He dedicated his life to his family and his country, leaving behind a daughter, a son with special needs, two grandchildren, a sister, a brother, nieces, nephews and countless friends.

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Food, Friends, Fun and a Farm Sanctuary Fundraiser!

The above video is of Kim Gordon piglet. Kim Gordon was found by a couple in a band that was finishing up their tour, and had taken a detour in South Dakota, where in the dark of night they saw something running around in the road, panicked, and tired, it was a piglet. Lanore stopped her car and caught the exhausted piglet, sun burned and covered in road rash from her fall off of a transport truck headed to a "finishing farm" Days later the couple brought the piglet they had named Kim Gordon to Farm Sanctuary, where she will live her life knowing only joy. The only remnant of factory farming Kim Gordon has is her docked tail, everything else is a distant memory for this sweet piglet that gets TONS of attention from visiting tourists on the Farm tours. 

Nationwide Prescription Medication Drop-off Day

BUFFALO, NY-- The Drug Enforcement Administration Buffalo Office is holding a government-sponsored prescription drop-off day on September 25th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

It's easy-- simply drive up, and drop off your old or unused medications. No questions asked, and it's free to the public.

Participating in a pharmaceutical disposal is the only safe way to destroy or dispose of unwanted medications without polluting the environment.

WNY locations include:

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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The Great Pumpkin Farm Hosting Oinktoberfest BBQ

CLARENCE, NY- The Great Pumpkin Farm will be hosting the annual "Oinktoberfest" cook-off event.

The cook-off will take place all weekend, from Friday September 24 to Sunday September 26.

The Great Pumpkin Farm is located at 11199 Main Street in Clarence.

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!


Pet Connection to Host Chicken BBQ, Auction & Raffle on September 18

If you’re hungry for a delicious chicken BBQ or just have an appetite for a good time, stop by the Bowen Grove Shelter beginning at noon Saturday, September 18, for Pet Connection’s Chicken BBQ, Chinese Auction and 50/50 Raffle! The event will take place at the Bowen Grove Shelter, located at the intersection of Bowen and Broadway in Lancaster. 

The delicious chicken dinners, priced at just $9, will be prepared by Big Belly BBQ, voted the number one BBQ in Western New York! Take-out orders will also be available. All dinners include a half BBQ chicken, three sides, roll/butter, beverage and dessert.