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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:

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How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2006 F250 4x4 Ex Cab with a 6.0 L Diesel. What are your thoughts on the chip tuners such as Bully Dog and Super Chips? Are they worth the investment?
Douglas from Tornado, WV


Quota International Annual Fundraiser: 'In Touch With Your Senses'

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Quota International is a service organization known especially for their service to the deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired individuals, as well as disadvantaged women and children. Quota members share the values of serving and encouraging others, developing friendships, and promoting international understanding.

“In Touch With Your Senses” will consist of a luncheon, fashion show and theme basket auction at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew, on Saturday, November 6 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon starts at 12:30 p.m. There will be over 150 theme baskets, discounts and opportunities to win prizes. Prizes and theme basket tickets are available on the day of the show.

Polish All Souls Commemoration Sun. Oct. 31

Polish Legacy Project To Hold All Souls Commemoration Sunday Oct. 31 

      In the Polish Catholic tradition, the most significant day of the year to remember and honor those who have died is the Feast of All Souls, or Dzien Zaduszny. 

      In Poland, people travel from all over the country to visit the graves of their dearly departed.

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Volunteers Needed for Massive Tree Planting

Buffalo, N.Y. - The City of Good Neighbors is in need of some volunteers to help plant nearly 400 trees along South Park Avenue.

The trees were dropped off by Re-Tree Western New York on Friday and will be planted along a two mile stretch of South Park Avenue, from Bailey Avenue to Dorrance (Buffalo's city line).

A massive tree planting is scheduled for Saturday, October 30th at 8:30 a.m. For information, visit the Re-Tree WNY website.

Trees planted Saturday will replace those that were damaged or destroyed during the October Storm.

Important Announcement from the Superintendent of Schools

Friday, October 29, 2010

Dear Parent or Guardian:

On Wednesday after school (October 27, 2010), a student walking from South High School along Main Street near Spindrift Drive was approached by a man driving a gold Trailblazer. He made several verbal attempts to get the student into the vehicle. When the student did not comply, the driver left the scene. The student was not harmed.

Annual Red Jacket Awards to be given Nov. 18 @ BECHS

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society's Red Jacket Award is given annually in recognition of quiet, continued, unbroken devotion to civic progress. Created 53 years ago, in 1957, the award is based upon a medal presented in 1792 by President George Washington to the renowned Seneca orator and leader Red Jacket.

This year, the Board of Managers and Regents of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society has selected Wayne D. Wisbaum, and brothers Christopher T. and Finley R. Greene, as recipients of the award. Wisbaum is an attorney and devoted public servant, as is Christopher Greene. The late Finley Greene was a fundraising professional who aided many non-profit causes and organizations over the course of his decades-long career.