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ASDF Grant Will Fund New Softball Team at Annunciation School

ASDF Grant Will Fund New Softball Team at Annunciation School

Annunciation School in Elma will be adding to its sports program, thanks to a grant from the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Amateur Sports Development Fund (ASDF). The $800 grant will be used to purchase equipment for a new girls’ softball team.

The ASDF has been providing assistance to area groups since supporting the 1993 World University Games. Funds are awarded annually to amateur athletes, teams and organizations seeking financial assistance to foster the pursuit of a higher level of athletic achievement. A portion of the proceeds from the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame annual induction dinner held each fall is made available to fund the ASDF.

The Dramatic Life of Margaret Fuller

The Dramatic Life of Margaret Fuller

Celebrate Women’s History Month by attending an original solo drama, "Men, Women, and Margaret Fuller," performed and written by actor/author Laurie James.   Based on journals, letters, articles and books, the play brings to life the bold character and words of an American foremother. The one-woman show will be staged at The 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m.   There is an admission fee of $10/person, $6.50/students and seniors and groups of 20 or larger.  Tickets will be available at the door, or reserve in advance by calling the Opera House, (716) 679-1891.

Skippy Peanut Butter Recall

WGRZ -- Unilever announced they are recalling certain types of their Skippy Peanut Butter due to a possible health risk.

Tops Friendly Markets will be removing Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread due to the risk of Salmonella. Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread was also recalled, but Tops does not carry that variety.

The jars that were recalled have a UPC: 048001006812, and a use by date of May 16 - 21, 2012. Anyone with these jars are encouraged to discard them, and contact the company for a replacement coupon or return them to Tops for a full refund.

No illness has been reported and the recall is due to a routine sampling check.

Unilever detected possible salmonella through its own testing.

Aurora Board Calls for Referendum on Gleed

Aurora Board Calls for Referendum on Gleed

Town of Aurora residents will soon decide whether they want to allocate funds—from a bond of roughly $1 million—to renovate the facility at 300 Gleed Ave. for use as a new town hall. Town officials made it clear on Monday night that the expected public referendum will only be an up or down vote on whether to borrow the money; the vote won’t be a contest to see what other site might be more popular.

Polish Community Celebrates Paczki Day

DEPEW, NY - Sunday marked the 14th Annual Paczki Day Celebration hosted by the Polish Heritage Dancers.

This year's event featured a folk dance show put on by the Polish Heritage Dancers, live music by the Bedrock Boys, a Paczki eating contest and a Chrusciki bake-off.

The non-profit organization hosts this event every year as the largest celebration before lent begins.

World Fish Fry Record Attempt Falls Short

EAST AURORA, NY-The East Aurora Kiwanis Club gave it another shot Friday night, trying to get into the Guinness Book of World Records by hosting the world's largest fish fry.

The current record stands at 2,552 served, b the club only handed out 1,965 dinners at the Parkdale Elementary School Friday, that's about 500 short.

The were sold at $9 a piece and benefited local charities.

Legislator Mills announces HEAP Outreach will be held March 7 at Aurora Senior Center

Legislator Mills announces HEAP Outreach will be held March 7 at Aurora Senior Center

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills, R-East Aurora, announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held on Monday, March 7 at the Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St. in East Aurora. Attendees are asked to not park in Oakwood Square Plaza parking lot.

Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30am.  All applicants will be interviewed. 

HEAP is a federally funded program to assist Erie County residents with their heating bills. The HEAP outreach will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services and is open to all income eligible households.

“This is a great opportunity for any residents and families who have not yet applied for HEAP assistance to do so,” Legislator Mills said. “The HEAP application process can be confusing and attending a HEAP Outreach helps those most in need.”