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Benefit for 3-year-old girl with leukemia

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - Hundreds of people are helping a little girl from Cheektowaga who's battling leukemia.

We told you about three-year-old Livvie earlier this week. She was diagnosed last year and her treatment will last until next fall.

A special benefit was held in her honor Saturday night in Lackawanna. All of the money collected will help her family with medical expenses and other costs. Livvie's family is touched and overwhelmed by the out pouring of support.

Her mom started the "Love for Livvie" Facebook page to keep family and friends updated on her progress. More than 13,000 people from around the world have started following her page.

WNY Environmental Summit to Include Speaker From SolarCity

WNY Environmental Summit to Include Speaker From SolarCity

Developments over the past decade in the region’s sustainability efforts will be explored at the 10th annual Western New York Environmental Summit that will take place from 8:30 to noon Sept. 27 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center.

“A Decade of Progress: Sustainability Comes of Age in WNY” will include a keynote address, “The Was, Is and Will Be of Solar Power,” at 9 a.m. by Ian Diamond, senior manager of commercial project development at SolarCity. The company has announced plans to build an expanded solar panel manufacturing plant in Buffalo that will be one of the biggest in the world and bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area.

“We are delighted to have Ian Diamond as keynote speaker given SolarCity’s planned investment in the RiverBend clean energy hub in South Buffalo,” said Cheryl Bird, executive director of the Daemen Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement (CSCCE).

Catholic Charities to Host Health and Wellness Fair on Sept. 25

Catholic Charities to Host Health and Wellness Fair on Sept. 25

Individuals, families and those looking to learn more about health-related services and benefits information are invited to attend a Health and Wellness Fair hosted by Catholic Charities on Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 128 Wilson St., Buffalo. Parking is available in a lot off Fillmore Avenue.

More than 30 vendors will provide displays and offer products for purchase, including the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, Tastefully Simple, Lawley Insurance and D’Avolio Olive Oils, Vinegars and More. Attendees can also have their blood pressure measured, receive a back massage from Chair Massage Pit Stop for $1 per minute or sit-in on a Tai Chi demonstration.

Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

With the fall semester getting underway Sept. 2, Daemen College hosted a variety of campus activities for returning and incoming first-year students, including Fall Convocation to welcome more than 550 new students to the college community and to celebrate the start of the new academic year.

“The most important ability you will acquire in your college years is the ability to think critically and analytically about the world,” Daemen President Gary A. Olson said in his address to students at the all-campus event on Sept. 4. “As college-educated individuals, you will have the ability and the responsibility to always exercise your critical thinking skills.

Exit 2 Bar & Grille Gearing Up for First Anniversary Celebration

Exit 2 Bar & Grille Gearing Up for First Anniversary Celebration


Exit 2 Bar & Grille will celebrate its first anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 6, with live music, great promotions, giveaways and drink specials. And while the big day is still several weeks away, owner Lisa Galus is working hard to keep the restaurant busier than ever!

Galus recently introduced a Two for Tuesdays promotion that includes a special dinner-for-two menu with a select bottle of wine and choice of soup or salad for just $38. Wine Down Wednesday features select $10 bottles of wine, while the popular Prime Rib Dinner Thursdays promotion has also been reintroduced!

SPCA, DA to discuss charges against Cheektowaga dog groomer

BUFFALO, NY- SPCA officials say they plan to meet with the district attorney's office in the coming weeks to discuss pursuing charges against the owner of a Cheektowaga grooming and boarding business where 18 dogs and four cats were rescued on Thursday.

They say many of those dogs are now on medication for infections and that five are on special feeding plans and diets because they were malnourished.

SPCA Spokeswoman Gina Browning says a breeding operation may have been going on at the location.

Anyone who bought an animal from TLC Grooming Plus or may have boarded their pet there is asked to call the SPCA.

Catholic Charities Children’s Services to Host Information Session on Foster Parent Process Sept. 9

Catholic Charities of Buffalo invites parents, families and individuals residing in Erie County who are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent to attend an introductory information session on Sept. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. at 525 Washington St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities provides foster care services to children of all ages, racial and ethnic groups who cannot live safely in their own homes or need to be placed in the permanent care of a loving family. The children under foster care may have special physical, emotional or psychological needs, and may include siblings who should be placed together. There is currently a specific need for homes to foster adolescent children ages 12-18.

Financial support, a clothing allowance and medical coverage are provided to families.

Additional upcoming information sessions include: 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7 p.m., Oct. 14, Nov. 18 and Dec. 9.