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Open houses to focus on Buffalo Green Code

Open houses for the Buffalo Green Code -- the first comprehensive revamping of the City Code in nearly a half century governing future development -- will be held in eight communities between June 4 and June 9.

A concurrent session will be held for youth and families that allows them to participate, too. A parent or guardian is required to participate with the child.

The 2 1/2 -hour meetings will be held:

June 4 -- 6 p.m., Lafayette High School, 370 Lafayette Ave.

June 5 -- 6 p.m., Riverside High School, 51 Ontario St.; and 6 p.m., South Park High School, 150 Southside Parkway.

June 6 -- 6 p.m., Montessori School 32, 342 Clinton St.; and 6 p.m., Bennett High School, 2885 Main St.

June 7 -- 6 p.m., North Park Academy, 780 Parkside Ave.

June 9 -- 9 a.m., East High School, 820 Northampton St.; 1 p.m., Matt Urban Center, 1081 Broadway.



Vigil planned at City Hall in memory of Wienckowski

A vigil to commemorate the death of Amanda L. Wienckowski on what would have been her 24th birthday is set for 6 p.m. Saturday on the steps of Buffalo City Hall.

Leslie Brill, the mother of Wienckowski, whose frozen body was found discarded in a trash bin in January 2009, said a petition will be available to sign for those who attend the event.

She insists her daughter was killed before her remains were placed in the trash bin outside a church at Spring and Clinton streets, across from the former residence of Antoine J. Garner, the last known person to see her alive. He has been named as a person of interest in the case.



$37,000 raised to support pregnant women with cancer

More than 300 people attended Hope for Two's third annual benefit last month, allowing the organization to raise $37,000 to provide free support to women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. The event was held April 26 in Asbury Hall.

Hope for Two offers information to pregnant women who have received a diagnosis of cancer. It provides counseling services to them and their families. The organization is based in Buffalo and serves families throughout the U.S. and 17 countries internationally.



Buffalo Walk for Kidneys set in Delaware Park

The Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo will host its fundraising walk at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Delaware Park.

The Buffalo Walk for Kidneys 2012 will raise money to provide free kidney screenings in the Buffalo area, among other outreach, support, education and research programs. The event will include entertainment, children's activities and a blood drive. Participants will receive free admission to the Buffalo Zoo after the walk.

To register, volunteer or for more information, call 885-7210, visit or email