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Open House to Highlight Catholic Schools Week Events at Annunciation

Open House to Highlight Catholic Schools Week Events at Annunciation

Students, faculty and staff at Annunciation School in Elma have big plans for Catholic Schools Week, beginning with 5 p.m. Mass and a potluck dinner on Saturday, January 29, at the church, located at 7580 Clinton St.

On Monday, January 31, local marching cadets and a color guard will visit the school. Pupils will have an opportunity to dress up as their favorite patriot or as a symbol of the United States on Tuesday, February 1. 

On Wednesday, February 2, the school will be visited by the  Buffalo Zoo’s Zoomobile and students will also be treated to a special All-American lunch. A Milk For Health presentation is also planned.

Valentine Dinner Dance Featuring Jack Civiletto to Benefit Pet Connection

Valentine Dinner Dance Featuring Jack Civiletto to Benefit Pet Connection

A Valentine Dinner Dance featuring musical entertainment by Jack Civiletto will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 12, 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 $10 per person and include salad, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, dessert and beverages. A basket auction and 50/50 will also be held, and several overnight getaway packages will be given away. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the shelter at 652-0192.

Legion Collecting Old Phones and Accessories

Legion Collecting Old Phones and Accessories

“Did you or someone you know get a new cell phone for Christmas and you don’t know what to do with the old one?” asks East Aurora American Legion Post 362. “Well, here’s the answer.”

For the past three and a half years, Post 362 has been collecting used cell phones and accessories for the Cell Phones for Soldiers program. The phones are forwarded to a recycling center in Michigan, which creates funds to purchase AT&T calling cards. These cards are then distributed to soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in American military hospitals, so that they can call home for free.

Pet Connection Announces January Community Events

Pet Connection Announces January Community Events

Make a resolution to come out and support Pet Connection Programs Inc. in the new year. Pet Connection, a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has been helping animals find great homes in Western New York since 1984.

On Saturday, January 15, Pet Connection volunteers will be taking part in an adoption event from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Petco store on Transit Road in Williamsville. Volunteers will also be at the Walden Galleria from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, January 15 and Saturday, January 22, selling our popular pet totes filled with dog and cat treats and other goodies. Come out and meet some of our newest puppy arrivals!

WGRZ '2 Your Town' Holiday Display Winner

BUFFALO, NY - WGRZ's '2 Your Town' is pleased to announce Ken Boris of 170 Pierce Avenue in Hamburg, NY as our 2010 Holiday Lights and Display Contest Winner.

This year's winner came to us courtesy of our Hamburg community website and beat out 13 other finalists for the top prize, a $100 gift certificate to Target.

Thank you again to all our viewers in Western New York who participated in the 2010 '2 Your Town' Holiday Lights and Display Contest to make this year's contest a great success.

For all the latest news and events in your town, stay connected on our community pages located in the middle of the homepage on wgrz.com.

Just Announced: The French Connection to Appear at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

Just Announced: The French Connection to Appear at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

The French Connection — Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Richard Martin — will be appearing December 26 and 27 at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest is being held December 26-29 and is sponsored by Towne Automotive Group, Certo Brothers Distributing Company and Sgroi Financial LLC, in association with WNY Hockey Magazine. Hockey fans from Western New York, Southern Ontario and around the world will also be in downtown Buffalo during this time for the World Junior hockey tournament.

Assemblywoman Corwin Launches Winter Clothing Drive

Assemblywoman Corwin Launches Winter Clothing Drive

EAST AURORA, N.Y. - Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R, C, I – Clarence) announced that she is conducting her first Winter Clothing Drive.  The event will kick-off on Wednesday, December 8 and will run through January 5.

Assemblywoman Corwin will begin collecting new or gently-used winter hats, gloves or mittens, coats, scarves and boots at her district office, 8180 Main Street in Clarence, beginning December 8.  Individuals unable to deliver items to Corwin’s office can call (716) 839-4690 to arrange a site pick-up.  

Donations also can be dropped off at The Aurora Library, located at 550 Main St. in East Aurora, and the Lockport Family YMCA, located at 21 East Avenue in Lockport, until January 5.