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Frank’s Sunny Italy Hosts Traditional St. Joseph Table to Benefit Catholic Charities of Buffalo

Frank’s Sunny Italy Hosts Traditional St. Joseph Table to Benefit Catholic Charities of Buffalo

The Frank Sclafani family, owners of Frank’s Sunny Italy restaurant in North Buffalo, will host its three-generation annual St. Joseph Table and asks only a free will contribution to take part in the feast; there is no other charge. All are invited to the traditional meal, celebrated on the Feast of St. Joseph, which will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 at the restaurant, 2491 Delaware Ave.

The restaurant has designated Catholic Charities of Buffalo as the recipient of all of the contributions this year.

Each year, the Sclafanis choose a local charity to benefit.

The St. Joseph Table is an Italian (more specifically Sicilian) event celebrating the principal Feast Day of St. Joseph, spouse of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The Sclafani family donates the food for the meal, their family and employees volunteer their time to prepare and serve the meal. Catholic Charities’ staff also will be on hand to greet and thank participants.

Keep a Pet-safe Yard This Spring

Keep a Pet-safe Yard This Spring


(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

The yard can be a wonderland for your pet, full of interesting smells, grass to roll in, bugs to chase and shady spots for naps. But if you use fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals, it can be a potentially dangerous place pets, too. Dr. Simon Starkey, a veterinarian with PetSmart Canada, gives us some important aspects to keep in mind for a safer outdoor adventure:

Sonwil Distribution Center Congratulates AMS Servicing on Successful Renovation and Expansion

Sonwil Distribution Center—Western New York’s premier logistics solutions provider—today applauded AMS Servicing on its renovation and expansion of a 35,000 sq. ft. facility located at the Jamison Business Park in Elma, NY. This enhanced operating space will allow AMS Servicing to increase its workforce by roughly 250 positions over the next five years.

“AMS Servicing is a valued tenant and we are extremely proud of the company’s decision to grow their business at Jamison Business Park,” said Peter Wilson, CEO and President of Sonwil Distribution Center. “The technology, space, amenities, and conveniences offered at Jamison Business Park are a real incentive for employers and employees alike.”

About Jamison Business Park:

Quit Horsing Around and Get to London’s All Equine Show

Quit Horsing Around and Get to London’s All Equine Show

Horse enthusiasts from near and far will be riding into nearby London, Ontario, for the All Equine Show taking place March 14-16 at the Western Fair District Agriplex.

The second annual All Equine Show is dedicated to anyone in the equine industry. With clinics, live entertainment and educational workshops, there are plenty of activities planned. The interactive nature of the show encourages attendees to actively participate by getting close to the animals, speak with breeders and product experts, and watch live competitions and demonstrations. The show runs from noon to 9 p.m. Frday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

The Buffalo Zoo Wants You to Power Down for Polar Bears

The Buffalo Zoo is launching a new initiative called “Power Down for Polar Bears” to reduce the community’s carbon footprint.

The initiative was developed to encourage the Western New York community to participate in the global “Earth Hour” movement. Earth Hour will take place on March 29 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Zoo’s “Power Down for Polar Bears” event will run for a full week from March 23 – March 29 to encourage maximum participation.

Participation is easy! Schools and classrooms, local businesses, and individuals or families can get involved. During “Power Down for Polar Bears” week, participants should shut off any non-essential lights, appliances, or electronics for at least one hour. Consuming less energy is one easy way to reduce carbon emissions, and slow the melting of sea ice. Polar bears in the wild depend on sea ice to survive.

South Buffalo Charter School Goes Bald for Bucks in Support of Roswell Park

South Buffalo Charter School Goes Bald for Bucks in Support of Roswell Park

Students, staff embrace opportunity to help others

BUFFALO, NY – With the buzz of hair clippers and grins a mile wide, students and teachers at South Buffalo Charter School made life a little less this afternoon. It was all in good fun and all for a good cause. The school took part in its annual “Goin’ Bald for Bucks” fundraising event today, generating support for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.