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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.

Law Transfers Beeman Creek Park to Town of Clarence

Clarence, NY - New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer and State Assemblywoman Jane L. Corwin are pleased to announce that legislation, authorizing Erie County to transfer Beeman Creek Park to the Town of Clarence, has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson.

 "It has been a pleasure working with the Town of Clarence and Erie County to pass this important piece of legislation," said Senator Ranzenhofer.  "Beeman Creek Park is one of many scenic parks in our community.  The transfer of the park to the Town of Clarence ensures all residents will enjoy all that it has to offer for years to come."

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.

Clarence Ctr. Volunteer FD Host Annual Labor Day Fair

CLARENCE, NY-The Clarence Ctr. Volunteer Fire Co. will be hosting their Annual Labor Day Fair from Saturday, September 4th through Monday, September 6th.

The family friendly event will take place at 9415 Clarence Ctr. Road and is one of the area's oldest continuing festivals of its kind.

The fair will feature displays and exhibits, rides and games, as well as music and tons of food. There will also be a free demolition derby on Saturday and Sunday at 5 PM.

The Gala Parade through Clarence Center will be held Monday starting at 1 PM.

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.

Town Salaries in Line with State Average

CLARENCE, N.Y. – Town of Clarence employees had an average pay of $38,771 for its 136 employees, according to a report released Thursday by the Empire Center for New York State Policy. That figure is slightly higher than the $35,632 average pay for town employees across the state.

The report from the fiscally conservative group also found disparities in pay between upstate and downstate governments.

Two Families Settle In Flight 3407 Crash

BUFFALO, NY - The families of Darren Tolsma and John Roberts III reached a settlement with the airlines involved in the crash of Flight 3407.

Wrongful death lawsuits were filed in Federal Court after the plane crashed last year in Clarence Center, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground.

The settlement was confirmed by a spokesman for Pinnacle Airlines. Joe Williams, spokesman for the airline sent a statement to 2 On Your Side. "We can confirm the settlements in the Roberts and Tolsma cases and are pleased that these cases have been amicably resolved."

In the lawsuits, both families claimed that the airlines and their employees including the pilots were reckless and caused the crash.

The terms of the settlement are sealed.