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ASPCA's $100K Challenge

BUFFALO, NY - This Sunday marks the official start to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals $100K Challenge to Save More Lives.

Back in April, shelter contestants across the country started working tirelessly to save at least 300 hundred more animals than they did over the same three month period in 2009.

The shelter that achieves the greatest increase in lives saved during that three-month period over the last year will receive a $100,000 grant from the ASPCA to continue its life-saving work. A second grant of $25,000 will be awarded to the shelter that does the best job of engaging its community in helping to save more lives.

Autistic Services, Inc. Returns to ArtSpace for 2010

(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) The return of Autistic Services to ArtSpace means more than 30 artists from their Arts Program will be highlighted.  This successful program allows the participants of Autistic Services Inc. to communicate through many different art media thus showing their understanding of composition, color theory and the use of space. “Many people with Autism are challenged by living in our mainstream society. But that doesn’t mean they cannot find other ways of communicating with the public. Art is a sophisticated way of doing that,” says Veronica Federiconi, Executive Director of Autistic Services Inc.

ArtSpace will once again welcome the show which will be exhibited from August 6 to August 28.  The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, August 6, 2010 from 6PM until 9PM. ArtSpace located at 1219 Main Street Buffalo, NY.

Bisons Central Terminal Replica Giveaway

The Bisons popular local landmark replica series continues in 2010 with the Buffalo Central Terminal Giveaway.

On August 5, 2010 when the Bison's take on the Columbus Clippers the first 4,000 people through the Swan St. Gate will receive a Central Terminal Replica!  Don't miss taking home this unique gift.

Game time is 7:05 pm and tickets can be purchased by clicking here!

Farmers Market Grand Opening at ECMC

BUFFALO, NY-Giving folks in the neighborhood improved access to fresh foods is one of the reasons behind a new Farmers Market on the grounds of the Erie County Medical Center.

Mayor Byron Brown is expected to be on hand Friday morning for the official dedication at 10:30.

Planned activities for Friday include music, and a Tai Chi demonstration at noon.

The market is located on the east side of Grider Street between Kensington and Delaware Avenues adjacent to the Ephesus Ministries and former Catholic Charities building.

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.

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.