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Panthers, Billies In Showdown For Class A Crown

In one of the most highly anticipated matchups of the season, Sweet Home will play Williamsville South for the Section 6 Class A Championship Thursday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 pm.

Sweet Home owns back to back New York State Class A titles and a 35 game winning streak. They have been a frequent visitor to Ralph Wilson Stadium. This is Williamsville South's first trip to the Stadium since 1995.

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Foster Care Benefit This Saturday

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Nov. 6, and join us for a fun-filled event designed to support foster care children and families served by Gateway-Longview.  The special benefit will be held at Macaroon's, located at 576 Dick Road in Depew, from 7 until 11 p.m.

Enjoy watching the Buffalo Sabres take on the Toronto Maple Leafs on a big screen TV, raffles, a 50/50 split, great food, and more.  Pre-sale tickets cost $20.00 each. To purchase tickets, please call (716) 783-3187.

Amy's Place Donations Adopt a Third Turkey

Every year Farm Sanctuary offers the "Adopt-A-Turkey Project" where you can, with a one time donation of $30, sponsor one of six turkeys. Kima, Velma and Daphne live at Farm Sanctuary's Watkins Glen shelter. Harley, Jordan and Reese reside at Farm Sanctuary's Orland California shelter. Since 1986, when Farm Sanctuary was founded, the Adopt-A-Turkey Project has encouraged people to save a turkey at Thanksgiving through sponsorships that help them rescue animals and provide care for them at both the Watkins Glen and Orland, CA shelters, as well as educate and advocate for turkeys, and other farm animals, everywhere. Now is your chance to join us in saving even more lives this year.


Helping Our Heroes' Wellness Wednesday Set for November 3

-- Wellness Wednesdays, which take place the first Wednesday of each month, are part of BlueCross BlueShield’s Helping our Heroes initiative aimed at bring together resources and services to care for the physical, emotional and mental well-being of more than 70,000 veterans living in the WNY region, and their families --


BlueCross BlueShield’s first Wellness Wednesday program will take place November 3, 2010 at the Cazenovia Resource Center and Library in South Buffalo.  The event will feature community organizations that offer physical, mental, financial and emotional assistance to all veterans and their families across Western New York.

 Health and humor, lower back pain and smoking cessation programs and services will be offered at this Wellness Wednesday event.  BlueCross BlueShield representatives will also be on-hand to discuss low cost, or no-cost, health c

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Clarence Man Charged With Threatening Military Officers

BUFFALO, NY-- U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr announced Monday that Kevin P. Smith, 50 of Clarence NY, has been arrested and charged with threatening federal officials and bomb an Army base. 

The charges carry a maximum penalty of ten years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.

The complaint charges that Smith, between the period of March and July of 2010, threatened to blow up Fort Hood and kill a commanding general and members of his staff.

Smith is also alleged to have called the Quantico, Virginia Marine Corps base on two occasions and threatened to kill a Marine captain.

Smith is also accused of making threats to the Buffalo Veteran's Administration Hospital Outreach Program.

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.

From Europe to South America to Here

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- Claude AnShin Thomas will give a Public Talk on Wednesday, November 10th at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main Street, Williamsville NY. You can also sign up for Saturday's Day of Mindfulness Practice on November 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling Fred Tomasello at 408-6305. What does an "engaged" Buddhist Monk do to promote peace? Read his email to find out or click here to view a short clip about AnShin Thomas:

Sun, October 10, 2010 10:23:28 PM

Dear Fred: