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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.  

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Bail Set at $50,000 for Jewelry Heist Suspect

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY -Bail is set at $50,000 following the arraignment for the Michigan man charged with trying to steal a couple of diamond rings from a Cheektowaga jewelry store.

Cheektowaga Police say they were in the right place at the right time Sunday when a man ran out of the Jared Jewelry Store on Walden Avenue, with $10,000 worth of rings. The patrol cars were responding to a shoplifting call at the Burlington Coat Factory behind Jared's.

Buddhist Monk Visits Area

Claude AnShin Thomas practices "engaged Buddhism." Today he is in Medellin, Columbia visiting communa 13, one of the hottest spots for drug-related gang violence. He is working with two groups, one engaged with people on the fence or on the edge of becoming involved in gang activities and another making efforts to draw people out of these gangs.

What is Buffalo's connection to drugs, gangs and violence?

Ask him yourself when you hear Claude AnShin Thomas speak about Mindfulness at 7 PM, Wednesday, November 10th at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main Street, Williamsville, NY. A $5 fee to reduce travel expenses will be requested. You can register for a Day of Mindfulness Practice on Saturday, November 13th from 9am to 5PM. His website is : Zaltho.org 

See a short leader to a documentary on AnShin's work here

 

Nationwide Prescription Medication Drop-Off Day A Success

WESTERN NEW YORK - The Drug Enforcement Administration is reporting that 3,280 lbs. of unneeded medications were safely disposed of Saturday as a result of 7 drug drops in Erie and Niagara Counties.

The DEA is anticipating that well over two tons of drugs will be safely incinerated at Coventa in Niagara Falls. Medications collected outside of Erie and Niagara County won't be tallied until Monday morning.

The 15 Western New York Collection sites were part of the DEA's national effort to rid our homes and communities of medications that can be misused and abused, particularly by teens.

The Drug Enforcement Administration wants you to hand over those old prescription pills, cough medicines, and other drugs that have been sitting in your medicine cabinet for years.

The DEA's Mark Caverly says it's a public health initiative amid concern about the growing misuse of prescription drugs, especially among kids 12 to 17 years old.

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Supporters Come Out For Jill Mattice Memorial Run

BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo Covenant Church hosted the First Annual Trooper Mattice Memorial Run/Pump and Run Saturday. Trooper Mattice was tragically killed in the line of duty on January 20th, 2010.

The car Mattice was driving collided with a tractor trailer on Route 23 in the Town of Morris, Otsego County. She was a native of Cheektowaga and a graduate of SUNY Brockport.

The race began at 11 a.m. with a post race party that included live music by local bands and a basket raffle. The NYSPD SORT Team did demonstrations as well.

Proceeds from the event supported the Jill Mattice Scholarship Fund at Cleveland Hill High School and Buffalo Covenant Church.

Pet Connection Announces Additional Events During October

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, has added some new special events to its October calendar.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 2 and 3, Pet Connection volunteers will be participating in the Cradle Beach Harvest Festival in Angola, selling mini and large totes filled with pet surprises. Come out and see the puppies!

And, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. October 2, volunteers will be grilling up hot dogs and hamburgers at the Tractor Supply Co., 4484 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. The store is having a huge pet food sale, so please stop by and check it out.

Rebate for NYSEG Customers

If you've been thinking about installing a new furnace or duct work in your home, NYSEG is offering residential natural gas customers rebates for installing new energy efficient equipment on or after October 1, 2010

But you first have to register with NYSEG if you want the rebate.  Discounts range anywhere from $15 to $560.