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Each time a Bills defender drags an opposing ball carrier down this season, he’s doing a small part to help someone in need of food assistance. The Bills have teamed up with Campbell’s Chunky Soup and Tops Friendly Markets to donate 20 cans of soup to local food banks for every defensive tackle. In its fourth year, the Tackle Hunger initiative has provided more than 56,…

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Wintertime – especially the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays – tends to be a time when Western New Yorkers are most apt to turn their attention to helping support the Food Bank of Western New York. Those at Congregation Shir Shalom and Calvary Episcopal Church in  Amherst understand, however, that summertime can be a heavier burden for families that include children who…

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It's Bruce Day. Springsteen and the E Street Band will bring The River Tour to the stage at First Niagara Center this evening. If you already have tickets to the 7:30 show, you know the drill: Get there early because security guards will be stationed at the entrance to check coats and bags. If you're starting to regret not having tickets to the officially-sold-out show,…

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Buffalo chefs are raising money for the Food Bank of WNY by participating in the Taste of the NFL the night before the Super Bowl. Mike Andrzejewski of SeaBar and Frank Mercado of the M&T Executive Dining Room will be helping feed about 2,000 guests at the San Francisco soiree, along with chefs from every NFL city, and Canton, Ohio, home to the NFL Hall of Fame. The B…

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Buffalo-based folk/Americana musician Davey O. is a rambling man.The voice behind last year’s contemporary folk-flavored “No Passengers” is seemingly always on the move, sharing his poetic lyrics and reverberating Gibson chords inside concert halls and coffeehouses while touring to all corners of the country. But while operating as the Nickel City’s most noteworthy straw S…

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Stephen Stanley, one half of the songwriting duo behind Toronto’s immensely lovable Lowest of the Low – you surely know the other half of that duo as Ron Hawkins, who will be playing the Tralf Music Hall with Willie Nile on New Year’s Eve – is one of the more affable, friendly rock stars you’re likely to meet. Stanley, who spends his time away from the periodically reunit…