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Festival of Trees Will Provide Funds to Purchase New Electronic Fetal Monitors

Proceeds from the 2010 Festival of Trees will fund new Electronic Fetal Monitors for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.   This gift, made possible in part by event sponsors like CGF Anesthesiology Associates, PC, Mark IV Industries Foundation, Tops Friendly Markets, Fisher-Price and the physician members of University at Buffalo Pediatric Associates, Inc., will enable the Hospital to replace all the monitors with the latest and most state-of-the–art equipment.  Constant monitoring and examination during the labor process will allow doctors to monitor progress and ensure the safest possible delivery with minimal complication for both baby and mother.    

ECHDC Tables Vote on Modified Plan, Announces a Series of Open Houses

General Public invited to attend sessions and provide input into waterfront development plans

 The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) announced today that it will delay its vote on the Canal Side Modified General Project Plan (MGPP.) The MGPP emphasizes the development of public infrastructure on the Aud Block, including a series of public canals, walkways and a parking garage. In order to solicit more input from members of the Western New York community, ECHDC will be sponsoring a series of open houses over the next two weeks. 

Entries due Wednesday for all new Tree Ornament Competition at Festival of Lights

Show all of Western New York your best homemade tree ornament and have a chance to win a $50 Tops Friendly Markets gift card, cash premiums, waiving of creative arts entry fee for the 2011 Erie County Fair, and tickets to the Erie County Fair! 

Crafters are encouraged to bring their homemade tree ornament to the Erie County Agricultural Society’s Main Office (5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY 14075) between the hours of  9:00am and 5:00 pm November 18th – November 24th and November 29th – December 1st.  After official judging the ornaments will be displayed during the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights in the Market Place Building where Festival goers will get a chance to pick their favorite ornament for the “People’s Choice Award”. 

Premiums are as follows:

1st place - $50 Tops Friendly Markets Gift Card, $40 cash, waiving of entry fee for 2011 Erie County Fair Creative Arts Department

Trocaire College to Host Artisan Show

Trocaire College will host its first Artisan Show on Saturday, November 20th from 11 am – 4 pm at the Russell J. Salvatore School located at 6681 Transit in Lancaster (behind Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More). 

All artists create handmade pieces - in jewelry, woodworking, photography and much more.  A portion of the proceeds benefits the Trocaire Alumni Scholarship Fund. 

Admission is free and light refreshments will be available.  For more information contact Joni Williams by email or call 716.827.4341.

Grand Theatre Has Many Similarities to Shea's Buffalo

There’s nothing like celebrating the holidays with a live theater performance at the historic Shea’s Performing Arts Center in downtown Buffalo, truly one of the area’s architectural treasures. But did you know there’s another nearby theater that boasts a similar success story? 

Pet Connection Needs Your Support!

Tickets are now available for a Holiday Concert/Dinner Dance featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band that will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla. Please purchase a ticket and help us keep our doors open to future animal rescues!

Happy Hour with TEDxBuffalo and BEN

On Friday, November 26, 2010 TEDxBuffalo and The Buffalo Expat Network (BEN) will be hosting a joint event at Full Circle Studios from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  Come grab a drink before the Sabres game.