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Trocaire College to Host Artisan Show

A variety of talented local artisans will participate in a one day only show and sale to benefit Trocaire College – a portion of the proceeds from the show will support the Trocaire Alumni Scholarship Fund.  The “Artisan Show” will be held at Trocaire’s Russell J. Salvatore School located at 6681 Transit Road in Lancaster (behind Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More) on Saturday, November 20 from 11 am – 4 pm. 

Primordial Strength to Offer Concussion Reduction Seminar to Area Athletes

Sports-related concussions have been all over the news lately, thanks in large part to some serious injuries that have occurred in recent NFL and NHL games.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 11, Primordial Strength Inc. — a leader in neck and trapezius training and the anti-concussion movement — will conduct a Concussion Reduction Seminar through Neck and Trap Training at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway. The cost is $40, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the annual Trench Trophy award event. The trophy is presented annually to Western New York’s high school “Lineman of the Year.”

Polish All Souls Commemoration Sun. Oct. 31

Polish Legacy Project To Hold All Souls Commemoration Sunday Oct. 31 

      In the Polish Catholic tradition, the most significant day of the year to remember and honor those who have died is the Feast of All Souls, or Dzien Zaduszny. 

      In Poland, people travel from all over the country to visit the graves of their dearly departed.

Trunk or Treat

The Matt Urban Center is sponsoring a one-of-a-kind Halloween event for kids in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood.  The event, Trunk-or-Treat, will provide a safe way for kids to trick-or-treat in this neighborhood.  It will be held on Friday, October 29 from 3-6pm on the driveway to the Central Terminal, at Memorial and Paderewski.

Children will trick or treat at people’s car trunks along the promenade of the Central Terminal.  Inside the Matt Urban Center HOPE Center at 385 Paderewski there will be food and games, and a costume contest will be held at 5pm on the front lawn of 385 Paderewski, with prizes for the best costume.

We are looking for volunteers to come and decorate the trunks of their cars (and themselves!) and hand out candy to the kids.  If you are interested, please contact Tara Murray at (716) 893-7222 ext 306.  There is a $5 donation requested. 

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:

Pet Connection Plans November Community Events

November is shaping up to be a very busy month for the volunteers of Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla.

On Friday, November 5, volunteers and puppies will visit one of Buffalo’s most historically significant buildings — the Larkin at Exchange Building — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Table Tennis Tournament Raises Funds for Turkeys, But Need Still Not Met

BUFFALO, N.Y. – With Catholic Charities of Buffalo in need of  turkeys for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Broadway Market held the first-ever “Broadway Battle” Table Tennis Tournament Oct. 16, where players competed to win the title of tournament champion – all in the name of a good cause.

Winners of the tournament were Ray Nagel, first place; Cliff Falk, second place; Tom Handley, third place; and Scott Gaddi, fourth place. Richard Roman, an official USA Table Tennis referee, donated his time to oversee the tournament and Former Miss Buffalo Nina Perino sang the National Anthem.

Entry fees totaling $210 were donated to Catholic Charities to provide turkeys to families in need this Thanksgiving. But even with this contribution, food will still be in short supply according to Eileen Nowak, Catholic Charities’ director of Parish Outreach and Advocacy.