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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.

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!

 

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.

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser on Sept. 18

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a chicken barbecue beginning at noon on Saturday, September 18, at the Bowen Grove Shelter, Bowen and Broadway, Lancaster. This event will feature Big Belly BBQ, voted the number one barbecue in Western New York! 

 

Dinners will include a half barbecue chicken plus three sides, beverage and dessert, and will cost just $9.

Pint-Sized Picassos Paint Their Own Pottery

In Williamsville, there is a new "paint your own pottery" studio with a catchy name. 'Oh Clay By Me' features an amazing array of bisque (unglazed china), which can be painted by artists of all ages.

Perfect for a birthday party, making a gift for Grandma, or a rainy afternoon, Oh Clay By Me is open six day a week! The website is right here for you.

Minute To Win It Fundraiser Friday

The Highlands Golf Park on Transit Road in Pendleton is hosting a fun fundraiser on Friday, August 20th. It's called the "Minute to Win It Benefit". For a $10 donation, you can try some of the 8 timed games set up. There are prizes for each successful attempt. The event is a fundraiser to benefit the music and visual art programs at Starpoint schools.

Click on the video to see Kevin O'Neill's report.

The fundraiser is Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Highlands Golf Park on Transit Road in Pendleton.

 

 

Great Kid: Clarence Teen is a Master Pianist

Kevin O'Neill profiles an extraordinary musician from Clarence:

It started with the violin at age 6. Joseph Mohan has had a love affair with music and performance as long as he can remember. He took up piano at age 7, and now he's a few days away from his freshman year at the elite Juilliard School in New York City.

Besides our Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Joseph has played with orchestras in Rochester, Pittsburgh, and South Carolina.

Click on the video link to see Joseph's journey from momma's boy to maestro!