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Pet Connection Needs Your Support!

Tickets are now available for a Holiday Concert/Dinner Dance featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band that will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla. Please purchase a ticket and help us keep our doors open to future animal rescues!

Tickets are just $25 per person and include dinner, entertainment, a basket auction and raffles. A special door prize of four Disney one-day park hopper passes valued at $544 will be given away. Tickets for the event are presale only and can be ordered by calling the shelter at 652-0192.

EARTHLINGS Screening at The Screening Room

There will be a FREE screening of Earthlings held at The Screening Room, located at 3131 Sheridan Drive on Monday November 22nd at 6pm. Snacks will be available. Donations are appreciated, and will be collected with half being donated to Nation Earth, the makers of the film, and the other to Farm Sanctuary. (See the official trailer after the fold. )

On the Earthlings site, the film is described as follows:

"EARTHLINGS is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. Considered the most persuasive documentary ever made, EARTHLINGS is nicknamed “the Vegan maker” for its sensitive footage shot at animal shelters, pet stores, puppy mills, factory farms, slaughterhouses, the leather and fur trades, sporting events, circuses and research labs.

Primordial Strength to Offer Concussion Reduction Seminar to Area Athletes

Sports-related concussions have been all over the news lately, thanks in large part to some serious injuries that have occurred in recent NFL and NHL games.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 11, Primordial Strength Inc. — a leader in neck and trapezius training and the anti-concussion movement — will conduct a Concussion Reduction Seminar through Neck and Trap Training at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway. The cost is $40, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the annual Trench Trophy award event. The trophy is presented annually to Western New York’s high school “Lineman of the Year.”

Pet Connection Plans November Community Events

November is shaping up to be a very busy month for the volunteers of Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla.

On Friday, November 5, volunteers and puppies will visit one of Buffalo’s most historically significant buildings — the Larkin at Exchange Building — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteers and their furry friends will also be at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on two Saturdays, November 6 and 13. Also on November 6, volunteers will be at the flea market at the Harvey D. Morin Post on Center Road in West Seneca from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Legislator Walter Plans Hot Dog Roast to Support Clarence Library

Erie County Legislator Ray Walter will host a Clarence Public Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the library, 3 Town Place, Clarence to benefit the library. 

Legislator Walter will be selling hot dogs for $1 and Italian sausage with peppers and onions for $2; both meals include a bottle of water.

In addition to the hot dog and sausage sale, Friends of the Clarence Public Library’s Fall Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The $2 Bag Sale will follow from 2 to 4 p.m. A Bake Sale will also be held, beginning at 10 a.m.

“This will be a great community event and I hope many residents and families attend and support their local library,” Legislator Walter said. 

For additional information, or to speak with Legislator Walter, please call 631-7650 or e-mail Raymond.walter@erie.gov.

Elm TWIG Cocktail Party & Auction, The Saturn Club, Oct. 26th to benefit Women & Children's Hospital

TWIG (nationwide) Together With Individual Goals; a volunteer branch of The Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.  TWIG is comprised of seven individual groups named after trees; Blue Spruce, Elm, Hydrangea, Jasmine, Lilac, Magnolia & Willow Oaks.   

Each TWIG group works independently raising funds through events or special service projects within their communities.  Each year, the combined proceeds of each TWIG is used to purchase needed medical equipment, enhance the hospital’s Child Life Program and state-of-the-art technology for health care programs at Women & Children’s Hospital. Previous years events have included Dinner Auctions, Shopping Nights, creating craft projects & stocking the TWIG Emergency Room Clothes Closet.

5K Race/Walk to Benefit Laura Friend

CLARENCE, N.Y. -- Laura Friend, a Clarence resident, is battling recurrent cancer and is facing large expenses for treatments without the benefit of insurance coverage.

This race is being set up solely to help with those expenses.

Date: October 30, 2010

Time: 10 AM—Noon

Starting point: 5375 Old Goodrich Road; Parking at the Church of Christ (next to Library).

The Route: Scenic loop through Clarence and Clarence Center

Prizes awarded for the best race time, and best Halloween costume!

- Children (0-12)

- Teen (13-17)

- Young Adult (18-25)

- Adult (25-55)

- Senior (55+)

For more information about volunteering or registering, call Cliff Miller at (716) 741-9001 or send an email