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Tops Friendly Markets Launches Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration

Tops Friendly Markets Launches Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration

A statement from Tops Friendly Markets:

 

 

Williamsville, NY – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, announced today that the company will commemorate its 50th anniversary with a year-long celebration.  As part of the anniversary celebration, Tops will offer shoppers new promotions, exceptional savings, contests and events throughout the year.

 

Tops kicked off its 50th anniversary with a celebratory event at its Portage Road store in the City of Niagara Falls, NY.  Tops’ history is deeply rooted in the Niagara Falls community and the first modern Tops supermarket opened on Portage Road in 1962.

Faith United Methodist Church Plans Barbecued Pulled Pork Dinner

Faith United Methodist Church Plans Barbecued Pulled Pork Dinner

If you’re looking for authentic pulled pork with all the fixings, then come down to Faith United Methodist Church for the real deal.

The church at 5505 Broadway, Lancaster, will offer a slow-cooked, barbecue pulled pork meal beginning at noon Sunday, Feb. 26. The meal will include home-style potato salad, "faith" baked beans, crunchy slaw, corn bread and homemade desserts.

Tickets are $9 presale and $10 at the door, and takeout will be available.

For more information or tickets, call the church at 683-5293.

Lancaster Schools to Benefit from Chuck E. Cheese’s Event

Lancaster Schools to Benefit from Chuck E. Cheese’s Event

It’s time once again to have a little fun for the good of an area organization.

Lancaster schools will hold their second annual Family Fun Day from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Chuck E. Cheese’s, 4408 Milestrip Road, Blasdell.

Chuck E. Cheese’s will donate 15 percent of purchases generated by Lancaster family and friends back to the Lancaster Educational and Alumni Foundation, Inc. to benefit Lancaster students. Purchases include all food, merchandise and token deals sold at the register. Attendees are asked to notify the cashier that they are participating in the Lancaster fundraising event.

For more information, visit LEAF’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LEAFoundation.

Where Should Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Locate?

Where Should Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Locate?

According to a report in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the popular Dinosaur Bar-B-Que chain restaurant has plans to move into the Buffalo market.

Dinosaur, which started in Syracuse in 1988 and has been a downtown Rochester institution since its opening in 1998, is expanding its presence in the greater New York City metropolitan market, and may have designs on Buffalo, too.

If Dinosaur were to open just one restaurant in Western New York, where do you think it should be? Some currently idle restaurant buidling? A rehab to one of one of the city's architectural gems? A new build in a suburban mall? 

Post your suggestion in the Comments section below.

Forgotten Buffalo Remembers Wahl's Candies ... Do You?

Forgotten Buffalo Remembers Wahl's Candies ... Do You?

A trip to the old Wahl's Candies location at 2351 Genesee Street near Pine Ridge. Pictures taken in 2001. The Wahl family began making and selling chocolates from their home in the mid 1930s.

More at www.ForgottenBuffalo.com. 

Pet Rescue Group Holding Chinese Auction

Pet Rescue Group Holding Chinese Auction

 

A Letter from Tiny Paws Big Hearts Rescue Inc.

 

Dear Community Supporter,


I am contacting you on behalf of Tiny Paws Big Hearts Rescue Inc. to request your support for our 2012 fundraising efforts.

Tiny Paws Big Hearts Rescue is a nonprofit dog rescue located in Tonawanda, N.Y.

 Our mission:  To rescue small breed dogs, primarily from puppymills, provide complete veterinary care (including spay/ neuter and all vaccinations), rehabilitation, and adoption into approved, forever homes.

We do not have a free standing shelter. We have a small group of experienced foster homes that provide our rescue dogs with a loving home life prior to adoption. All funds raised are directly used to provide vet care, good nutrition and grooming for our dogs.

Valentines for Veterans Program Generates Thousands of Cards

Valentines for Veterans Program Generates Thousands of Cards

Hundreds of handmade Valentine’s Day cards will be delivered to members of the American Legion Post No. 735 thanks to local students’ hard work. Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo thanks the schools that participated in the Valentines for Veterans program and was pleased to report that many heartfelt cards were made.

“Valentines for Veterans is a program that shows our veterans how grateful we are to them for their service by giving them Valentines from area students. The students were very excited to participate and many shared stories with me about family members who have served or are serving in the armed forces. At this young age they already understand the sacrifice made by our servicemen and women,” Legislator Lorigo said. “I want to thank the schools for participating in this program and making tremendous cards for local veterans.”

The following schools from Legislator Lorigo’s District participated: