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Fall is in the Air at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Apples, pumpkins ... fall is definitely in the air at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market! And, come out this Saturday, October 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for wine-tasting courtesy of Niagara Landing Wine Cellar. Buffalo Carshare will be there too to explain their unique service.

Please note that guests are subject to change. For a complete list of events and vendors, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by becoming a fan of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market page on Facebook.

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market ... always fresh, always seasonal, always local!

Auction for Farm Animals Raises Over $700!

On September 27th Merge Restaurant helped to host the first annual "Auction for Farm Animals" to benefit Farm Sanctuary. Many people came out to show their support, and over $700 was raised. Thats enough to sponsor a cow for a year at the farm, and provide him, or her, with food, shelter, and any veterinary care that may be needed. An accomplishment, that for my first ever fundraising event, I am very proud of!

*Walk for Farm Animals is being held October 2nd, registration begins at noon, the walk at 1pm. There is a 3 mile walk, and one about 2 miles as well. For more information please visit the walk site, email Veganleggs80@yahoo.com, or call Danielle Legg at 716-803-0974. *

2nd Annual Assumption Church International Harvest Festival

WGRZ-TV 2’s meteorologist Mary Beth Wrobel will be hosting the second annual International Harvest Festival, held at Assumption Church, 435 Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14207 on Sunday, October 3, 2010.

The Polish Heritage Dancers of WNY are leading of the entertainment schedule and are joined by the Hungarian Scout Troop #58, Mr. Jim Hippert on Irish Concertina and Rwandan Dancers

Also being featured at the Harvest Mass 11 am, will be Mr. James Jarvis, a Scottish Bagpiper, who will be leading the very colorful procession into the church. The procession will feature everyone from children to seniors dressed in a variety of native ethnic costumes. 

The Mass will be featuring the St. Mary String Quartet including: Rebecca Torres, Sister Jeanette Schregel, Joan Smutko and Helen Butler.  The quartet will be performing before the Mass and during the Mass with Dr. Thomas Witkowski, the parish organist and director of the Chopin Singing Society.

Fireboat Bash benefiting Friends of the Edward M. Cotter!

Who: Friends of the Edward M. Cotter, the Steam Donkeys

 What: Inaugural Fireboat Bash – Boat Rides & Beer Blast

When: Saturday, October 2nd, 12:00-6:00pm

Where: Edward M. Cotter/Swannie House, corner of Michigan & Ohio Streets

Why: Benefiting the Friends of the Edward M. Cotter, a registered 501c3 non-profit


Inaugural Fireboat Bash to Benefit Buffalo Landmark

Boat rides, beer blast mark event hosted by Friends of the Edward M. Cotter


A Night to Shine: Help Discover a Cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute is known throughout the World for discovering medical breakthroughs in genetic research, making it the ideal venue for the 2010 A Night to Shine, Come Out and See the Stars charity gala. 

The event will be hosted by Suneel’s Light, a local non-profit foundation with the sole mission of raising funds for genetic research that will lead to the cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), while increasing public awareness of the genetic disease. A Night to Shine, formerly known as Tailgate for a Cure, is the Foundation’s major fundraiser of the year and will “shine brightly upon” the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on Thursday, October 14th from 5:30 pm – 9 pm at the Hauptman Woodward Life Science Building 700 Ellicott Street, Buffalo NY.  

Holy Angels Academy 60th Reunion a Big Hit

An alumna reports on the Holy Angels Academy Class of 1950 Reunion held this September:

The 1950 graduating class from Holy Angels celebrated their 60th class reunion with a luncheon at the Garret Club. Twenty-five ladies attended from a graduating class of 89. A wondedul time was had by all.

Many thanks to the organizers. 

WNYSEA Solar Tour of Homes and Green Buildings

The Western New York Sustainable Energy Association is holding its' 15th Annual Tour Solar Homes and Green Buildings that will have a kick-off press event on Saturday, October 2nd at 10 am at the renovated 1926  former warehouse at 95 Perry Street. This is a part of the National Tour of Solar Homes and Green Buildings. The Solar Tour is self guided, free, and open to the public. The list of 25 local Solar Tour and Green Building participants is here.

The 2010 Solar Tour of Homes and Green Buildings
Free and Open to the Public on Saturday, October 2, 10 am - 4 pm
Over 25 Sites around Western New York

Come join Us for the 2010 Solar Tour of Homes and Green Buildings
Press Event on October 2nd at 10am at 95 Perry Street in Buffalo.