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United Way Announces $13.7 Million Campaign Goal

United Way Announces $13.7 Million Campaign Goal

A Statement Released by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County

BUFFALO, NY  – Dennis Black, vice president for University Life and Services at the University at Buffalo and chair of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County’s 2012 Campaign, announced today that the goal for this year’s Campaign is set at $13.7 million. The announcement was made at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo (JCC)’s United Way-funded early childhood program.

Before he announced the goal, Black offered his thoughts on the importance of United Way in the community. “I see what United Way makes possible every day. In my workplace and in my neighborhood, I see employees and their families facing challenges, and I know we are fortunate in our region to have such a rich network of services and programs that United Way helps make possible.”

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St. Joseph's 28 - St. Francis 21

TONAWANDA, N.Y.-In a rematch of last year's Monsignor Martin championship game Saturday afternoon at St. Joe's the Marauders beat St. Francis 28-21.

The Marauders led 20-7 after the first quarter and it appeared it was going to be an old fashioned shootout. Instead the scoring was completed at halftime.

St. Joe's head coach Dennis Gilbert made a change at quarterback. Junior Nigel Davis learned Monday he'd be under center against the Red Raiders. Tyler Hill played tight end and that allowed him to get more snaps at defensive end.

For the time being it appears its a one game only switch but now that's something else St. Joe's opponents will have to think about that. Davis was the third stringer each of the past two seasons behind Chad Kelly. 

Davis was 4 of 7 for 64 yards with one touchdown. Tyler Hill had three catches for 50 yards including an 11 yarder from Davis.

Adopt a Pet: Little Miss Sally

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Suzanne Laba of the Buffalo Animal Shelter stopped by the Daybreak Saturday studios to show off Sally, an energetic and fully grown dog.

Sally will likely be bouncing around in her kennel when you bring her home, however she is a wonderfully sweet dog who walks well on a leash. She is about fully grown as of now, but may fill out a little bit with good food from a good home.

Many people may be unwilling to adopt a pet from the animal shelter, however that doesn't mean you still can't help. Right now the Buffalo Animal Shelter is looking to install a stereo system throughout the building. The idea is to play certain types of music to help relieve some of the dog's stress and anxiety.

HEALTHeLINK Enhancing Efforts to Keep Patient Health Information Secure

HEALTHeLINK Enhancing Efforts to Keep Patient Health Information Secure

With patient health information becoming more and more accessible electronically, the protection of patient health data is taking on greater importance. While HEALTHeLINK already uses state-of-the-art security features that include multiple levels of password protection to ensure authorized user access as well as restricted access, the region’s clinical information exchange is enhancing its efforts to keep patient health information secure.

In conjunction with Gemalto, the world leader in digital security and Equifax’s Anakam Identity Services, a leader in identity management, HEALTHeLINK is launching Open Authentication (OATH) certified tokens, a new secure platform which allows flexibility in authenticating participating physicians in accessing their patient health information securely and electronically, while ensuring patient health information is kept private and confidential.

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Greater East Aurora Chamber Unveils 1st Annual Taste of East Aurora

Greater East Aurora Chamber Unveils 1st Annual Taste of East Aurora

East Aurora, NY will play host to a brand new event on Saturday, September 15th when Main Street between Olean Road and Riley Streets comes alive with wonderful taste tempting samples of the finest cuisine available in the greater East Aurora area from 11am-5pm.

First Niagara Bank, the events title sponsor is very excited about the new happening in East Aurora since opening their doors on Historic Main Street earlier this year.  Additional supporting sponsors include Tops Markets, the East Aurora Bee, East Aurora Buick GMC Cadillac/West Herr Dealerships, Vidler’s 5 & 10 and the Bar Bill restaurant whose support will add to the overall success of the first time event.  Tops Markets will provide a hospitality tent offering tables and seating for the event along with information on their specialty departments.

Public Meeting Scheduled for New South Buffalo Charter School Project

Public Meeting Scheduled for New South Buffalo Charter School Project

Informational meeting will be held September 18

South Buffalo Charter School will provide an update about its plans to build a new school facility at an upcoming informational meeting. The community is invited to attend the meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, September 18 in the school auditorium, 2219 South Park Ave.

Last year, school officials announced plans to build a new school facility on South Ogden Street near Mineral Springs Road. The property would give the school necessary space to design and build a new campus that can accommodate an increased student population and provide students and teachers with a state-of-the-art learning environment.

First Class Bass Charters Fishing Report: Week of Sept. 13

First Class Bass Charters Fishing Report: Week of Sept. 13

Water Temp: 72 degrees

SMALLMOUTH Bass action is still staying steady.  The best bite is still a crawfish fished on a 3-way rig.  The problem is good size crawfish are becoming harder to find.  Tube jigs are a great alternative for crawfish if you cannot find them. 

The Canadian side of Lake Erie has been hot lately.  Wind Mill Point to Point Abion has been producing some nice number of fish.  Look for areas in 35 feet to 50feet of water with good rock structure.  The deep edge of Meyer's Reef in 35 to 45 feet has seen some bigger fish .

WALLEYE fishing from Meyer's Reef to Buffalo Harbor has slowed down the past week.  West side of Seneca Shoal's has been producing some fish.  Fish the deeper water 35 to 45 feet.  Try downsizing your blades on your worm harness and going to darker color beads.