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3rd Annual "Sip and Shop" Fundraiser

BUFFALO, NY-Wine and shopping to benefit a good cause-who could ask for anything more?

It's the 3rd Annual "Sip and Shop" fundraising event to benefit the breast cancer awareness garden in the circle at Paderewski and Memorial Drives on Buffalo's East Side.

Wines from ten-plus New York wineries will be available for tasting, as well as tasty treats for snacking.

In addition, there will be a basket raffle, entertainment and more.

The event is set for Saturday, August 7th at the Central Terminal from noon-5 PM. Tickets are $15.

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Enter 3rd Annual Buffalo's Best Pierogi Contest

BUFFALO,NY-Calling all Pierogi lovers! Corpus Christi Church in Buffalo is looking for entries for the 3rd Annual Buffalo's Best Pierogi Contest.

The competition is open to all amateur cooks. For the first time, businesses are invited to take part, but must use a traditional recipe.

Judging will take place at the church on Clark St.on Saturday August 21st at 4:30 PM.

Entries will be judged in one of three categories:

-Homemade Traditional-boiled for fried pierogi filled with cheese, cheese/potato or kapusta (pickled fish or cabbage) with or without mushrooms, carrots, etc.

-Homemade Non-Traditional-open to entrant's creativity, keeping in mind that a pierog is a stuffed pocket of dough.

-Commercial-open to any business using a traditional recipe.

Celebrity judges include 2 On Your Side's own Josh Boose.

Deadline for entries is Saturday, August 13th.

East Side Groups Plan Night Out Activities

BUFFALO, NY-The Curtiss Urban Farm Foundation and the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation are holding a community outreach program as part of National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3rd.

The event includes a hot dog roast from 4-6 PM at the corner of Lombard and Peckham. Also on the agenda is a presentation at the Central Terminal by Dave Majewski regarding the "Natural Habitat" creation at the Terminal. The project will become a one of a kind eco-tourism location and education destination for people both inside and outside the Buffalo area.


Mayor Brown's Son Arrested

BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown issued a statement Monday afternoon regarding the arrest of his son over the weekend for petit larceny:

"My son Byron was arrested this past Saturday, charged with petit larceny and issued an appearance ticket.

My wife and I are greatly disappointed by this extremely poor judgement by our son.

Although this is a private family matter, I want to make it clear that my son Byron will cooperate fully with the authorities throughout the ensuing legal process."

According to the police report, the arrest took place at the A.J. Wright store on Delaware Avenue and involved allegedly taking  over $50 worth of merchandise.  The items taken, according to the police report, were Hanes t-shirt packages and a stereo boom box for an I-Pod.

The Mayor's son was accused of shoplifting after accepting the items from a clerk who failed to ring up the items.  The clerk was also charged.

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St. Philip's Episcopal Holds 5th Annual Health Fair

BUFFALO, NY-The health of your mind, body and spirit will be the focus of the St. Philip's Episcopal Church 5th Annual Health Fair on Saturday, August 28th.

The event will be held from 8 AM- 2 PM. The day gets underway with a Health Walk at 8 AM at the Buffalo Community Health Center located at 462 Grider St.

After you work up an appetite, you can sit down to a healthy breakfast which will be served at 9 AM at the Church located at 15 Fernhill Avenue.

Back to school health information and screenings will also be offered.

Why Speeding is So Common On the 33

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ) -- If you drive the Kensington Expressway to or from Downtown Buffalo, chances are you don't follow the posted speed limit, which is 50 miles per hour.

A 2-On-Your-Side investigation found that very few of the more than 100,000 drivers that travel the expressway portion of Route 33 each day, actually follow the law. We used a speed gun to track drivers' speeds and found, during one 5-minute test, the average speed was 61 miles per hour, and that included cars that were slowing down in the exit lane.

Why do drivers go so fast on the Kensington? Mostly, it's because police patrols are sometimes few and far between. During the nearly 4 hours that 2 On Your Side conducted the speed test along various positions of the 33, not a single Buffalo Police cruiser was spotted.

Free Health Screenings and Wellness Fair

BUFFALO, NY-The New York State Health Department, along with the Sisters Care Center at the Response to Love Center will sponsor a day of health on Friday, August 6th.

The event will take place at the Center, located at 130 Kosciuszko Street from Noon until 4PM.

Free health screenings will be available, as well as information about health insurance, games and snacks.