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Buffalo Stars to Host 'Taste of Buffalo Stars' This Weekend, October 30

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey organization will host its Taste of Buffalo Stars & Halloween Celebration, this Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Holiday twin Rinks, 3465 Broadway near Union, Cheektowaga.

The Stars hockey clubs will host the Jersey Wildcats in four games over two days.  The Continental Hockey Association squad will play Jersey at 4:30pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday, while the Stars Empire team will play their Wildcats rivals at 7:30pm Saturday and 1:00pm Sunday.

The fun on Saturday, which begins when the Stars CHA game gets underway, includes:

-Great food(buffet style) Saturday night provided by Buffalo Stars parents.
-Candy give aways to kids.
-Dress up in your costumes for a chance to win prizes.

Stop out for great hockey, great food, and a great time!

For more information on Stars hockey, visit www.buffalostars.com.

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Demolishing Houses To Improve Neighborhoods

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - The Town of Cheektowaga is using more than $800,000 to demolish and rehabilitate homes near the city of Buffalo line. They want to stabilize the Walden Avenue neighborhood in an effort to erase blight and crime.

On Wednesday, the house at 20 Randolph Avenue was demolished. Three more properties in the town on Randolph, Euclid and Hoerner Avenues will be torn down. Four homes will be rehabilitated and made available for purchase. The homes should be ready by the end of next summer.

Residents in Cheektowaga sat and watched the wrecking ball tear down a home that has been vacant and in disrepair.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a ’02 Ford Focus that came with one key when I bought it (used). When I went to get a second key made I was told that they couldn't make a key for it because it had a “transponder” and I would need to get one from a dealer. This is expensive! Is this absolutely necessary or is there another way to get a key?

Jan from Eagle, CO

Zurbrick Road in Depew: Residents Caught In Middle

DEPEW, NY--  For the past two years, people living along Zurbrick Road in the Village of Depew have been waiting for the barricades to come down and repair work to begin on the road.  It has been shutdown because of a partial collapse of the roadbed.

Last May, Village Mayor Barbara Alberti told 2 On Your Side that construction work should start on the project by Labor Day. That did not happen and residents contacted 2 On Your Side via Facebook to ask why.

Alberti now says the cost of the project has gone up to nearly  two million dollars because the adjacent embankment near the Cayuga Creek must be stabilized. Previous work on the project from ten years ago turned up contaminated soil from a nearby landfill according to the state DEC. That soil can be removed and the Army Corps of Engineers has a plan to shore up the embankment. But again costs have gone up.

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Galleria of Treats

The change of the seasons can only mean one thing... trick-or-treat time is almost here! And where better to spend it than at the 16th Annual Galleria of Treats, hosted by WYRK 106.5 FM, WGRZ-TV Channel 2 On Your Side, and Key Bank to benefit Kids Escaping Drugs.

The event will be held on Thursday, October 28th from 11 AM to 8 PM in the new wing at the Walden Galleria, near Regal Cinemas and Forever 21. Admission to the event includes a bag full of candy as well as appearances from some of their favorite mascot heroes. WYRK-FM and JOY FM will provide music and appearances from their on-air personalities, while Channel 2 On Your Side will be offering treats and prizes in their unique Pumpkin Patch in the center of all the action. The event will also feature dozens of trick-or-treat tables for children to visit and build their candy collection.

All Souls Day Commemoration - 10/31/2010

Please join us in praying for the souls of our dearly departed loved ones on Sunday, Oct. 31 in the age old Polish tradition of visiting the cemetery around All Souls Day.

In Poland, people travel from all over the country to visit the graves of their dearly departed. They place candles and flowers (usually mums) on graves of ancestors and friends, favorite teachers, etc.

Here are a video of how it's done there:

West Seneca Schools to Host Parent Meeting on Teens and Drugs

Teens and Drugs: If your child is not using, he is dealing with it

Four West Seneca Central schools, in partnership with Kids Escaping Drugs, invite parents to a “Town Hall Meeting on Teens and Drugs” on Thursday, Oct. 28, at West Seneca West Senior High School.

In connection with Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24-30, the principals of West Seneca East and West senior highs and middle schools strongly encourage parents to attend this interactive program that will focus on teen drug use. The premise behind the program is that although your child may not be using drugs, he or she is still dealing with this issue.