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Cardinal O'Hara High School's "Dress in Blue" raised $1,000 to honor Buffalo Police Department K-9 Officer Craig Lehner. The fundraiser was the largest this private school of 280 students has ever had, said Jill Monaco, assistant principal. Lehner's K-9 partner, Shield, and ATF special agent Gerry O'Sullivan (a 1982 graduate of Cardinal O'Hara) went to the school to …

Erie County

Friends and family will hold a benefit for Ben Cambria, a recent Kenmore West High School graduate who was diagnosed last year with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), on Sunday, Oct. 1 in the Town of Tonawanda. Cambria, 20, was among the first in the country to participate in groundbreaking medical treatment designed to slow the progress of ALS, also known as Lou Geh…

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A check for $8,000 was presented to the family of Ethan Ashcroft in City of Tonawanda Police Headquarters on Wednesday by Lou Piccone and the Buffalo Bills Alumni Association. The funds were the proceeds from a celebrity bartender fundraiser. Three-year-old Ethan suffers from mitochondrial disease, a chronic and rare illness that strikes at the cellular level and may af…

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The location of a fundraiser for tenants who were displaced by fire Saturday at the Lafayette-Barton Apartments has been changed, according to organizers of the event. The fundraising event is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Jericho Road Community Center, 184 Barton St. The lead organizer is HEAL Buffalo, a social service organization started and managed by loca…

Erie County

The City of Tonawanda doubled the money it had raised to help the ill grandson of a city police detective after The Buffalo News published a story Friday about the effort. As word spread about city police officers growing beards to raise money for 3-year-old Ethan Ashcroft, area residents also stepped up Friday, increasing the donations the officers had raised from $3,4…

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City of Tonawanda Police Detective Joseph Scarpena has been a cop for 30 years. You might think he has seen it all. But he said he hasn't seen anything like this.  For the past five weeks, the entire 28-member police force has been given permission to break a department requirement that officers be clean-shaven. The cops are going hairy for a cause. They're r…

Gusto

Hot off Valentine’s dinner dates, the Queen City Roller Girls Lake Effect Furies team invites folks to join them for another spicy event — the team’s annual chili cook off. The fundraiser happens from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Appliance Associates of Buffalo (200 Amherst St.). Guests will be able to taste all the chilis including delicious derivations li…

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It's cold in February in the Buffalo area. For those who are homeless, finding a place to get out of the cold and stay warm is a struggle. To learn about that experience, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda students, parents and teachers will grab their sleeping bags and spend a night outside in the the parking lot of Hoover Middle School, protected only by a refrigerator box.…

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The City of Tonawanda continues to "Go Red for Jed" with a blood drive that will honor a special young man who died from cancer complications in 2015. Jedediah Woomer, a 19-year-old Eagle Scout and 2014 graduate of Tonawanda High School, died on April 8, 2015 following complications from synovial sarcoma, a rare form of soft tissue cancer. Tonawanda city firefighters…

Food and Drink

Home cooks will pit their tomato sauce against professional versions in a Pro-Am Pasta Sauce Contest Friday at Mount St. Mary Academy. It’s $5 to taste the entries and vote. The event benefits Mount St. Mary Academy’s marching band. The event is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 28 in the school, 3756 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Cooks interested in participating should contact organ…