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Mother’s Day Dinner and Concert to Benefit Pet Connection

Mother’s Day Dinner and Concert to Benefit Pet Connection

A Mother’s Day pork chop dinner and concert featuring musical entertainment by The Easy Street Big Band will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Marilla Fire Hall, located at Two Rod Road and West Avenue. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla.

Tickets are just $15 per person and include a complete pork chop dinner, dessert and an open bar featuring Genesee and Seagram’s products.

Enter to Win $75 Huge Daily Deal Gift Card

Enter to Win $75 Huge Daily Deal Gift Card

 

WGRZ Post the Most Contest Enters Week Three

Congratulations go out to Annalise Freling of Tonawanda, who posted the most stories to the WGRZ 2 On Your Side websites during week two of our Post the Most Contest (March 11-18).

Annalise has earned two tickets to see Young Frankenstein at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. 

NEA's Read Across America Campaign: Reading is Power

NEA's Read Across America Campaign: Reading is Power

Celebrate Reading with Dr. Seuss

Read to Succeed Buffalo has been working hard to engage the community in supporting Dr. Seuss’s Birthday on March 2nd, 2011, as part of the National Education Association (NEA) campaign “Read Across America.”  We have 100+ sites and 10,000+ children who have signed up. The NEA has been sponsoring Dr. Seuss’s Birthday since 1998 and this is the first time Western New York has been on the map supporting this campaign.  The national database now includes 100+ sites from our community.

Children and adults enjoy the books created and illustrated by Dr. Seuss.  His books show the value of learning for children and their need for creative material to allow their imaginations to explore and explode into learning.

Susan G. Komen Seeking Local Nominations for the Hope, Faith and Love Awards

Susan G. Komen Seeking Local Nominations for the Hope, Faith and Love Awards

BUFFALO, NY – The Western New York Affiliate of Susan G.

Personal History: The Aurora Theatre

Personal History: The Aurora Theatre

by Kirke Rockwood

Visiting East Aurora this past October brought back many memories, especially of the Aurora Theatre.

We moved from Buffalo on Feb. 28, 1933, which happened to be my eighth birthday. I was immediately aware of the theater. In those days, the townspeople were very lucky as it was good entertainment during the Depression, and inexpensive. Tickets for children were just 15 cents and adults were 30. (Later during World War II, a tax increased them to 17 and 33 cents.)

Pet Connection Lists April Community Events

Pet Connection Lists April Community Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned during the month of April. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.

Volunteers will be selling pet totes filled with treats for dogs and cats at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2 and 23. Puppies will be there to greet visitors as well.

Post the Most Contest Winner, Week One

Post the Most Contest Winner, Week One

Luanne Zuccari Takes Week One of the WGRZ Post the Most Contest

Congratulations to Luanne Zuccari, Coordinator of Community Outreach Service to Schools at Orleans/Niagara BOCES, who posted 25 stories to the WGRZ 2 On Your Side websites during week one of our Post the Most Contest (March 4-11).

Luanne has earned two tickets to see Young Frankenstein at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. 

It's not too late for you to enter and win. The community content provider (CCP) who posts the most stories in a week, for each of the four weeks in March, wins a prize. This offer applies to all existing CCPs, and to all the new CCPs we're hoping to sign this month.