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Food, Friends, Fun and a Farm Sanctuary Fundraiser!

The above video is of Kim Gordon piglet. Kim Gordon was found by a couple in a band that was finishing up their tour, and had taken a detour in South Dakota, where in the dark of night they saw something running around in the road, panicked, and tired, it was a piglet. Lanore stopped her car and caught the exhausted piglet, sun burned and covered in road rash from her fall off of a transport truck headed to a "finishing farm" Days later the couple brought the piglet they had named Kim Gordon to Farm Sanctuary, where she will live her life knowing only joy. The only remnant of factory farming Kim Gordon has is her docked tail, everything else is a distant memory for this sweet piglet that gets TONS of attention from visiting tourists on the Farm tours. 

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Kenmore West Community Plans Tribute to Brian Dugan

The Kenmore West High School Community has planned to honor the memory of beloved English teacher Brian Dugan during the Kenmore West High School Blue Devil’s home football game at Crosby Field on Saturday September 18th, 2010.  Kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 PM in the team’s home opener against Lockport.

Students and staff are currently planning the commemoration, which will include a moment of silence at the beginning of the game as well as a shared statement from faculty in the Kenmore West English Department.

“We invite students, staff, alumni, and our caring community to come together to honor the memory of Brian Dugan at Saturday’s home football game.  This will be an honorable way to mourn this tragic loss and celebrate Brian’s beautiful spirit.  We are all hurting right now, and in a small way this solemn memorial will help heal the deep wound in our collective Ken West hearts,” said Kenmore West High School Principal Karen Geelan.

Nationwide Prescription Medication Drop-off Day

BUFFALO, NY-- The Drug Enforcement Administration Buffalo Office is holding a government-sponsored prescription drop-off day on September 25th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

It's easy-- simply drive up, and drop off your old or unused medications. No questions asked, and it's free to the public.

Participating in a pharmaceutical disposal is the only safe way to destroy or dispose of unwanted medications without polluting the environment.

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School District Helps Community Cope with Tragic Loss of Beloved Teacher

Teams of grief counselors are offering professional support and care for teachers and students at Kenmore West High School to cope with the tragic and sudden loss of English teacher Brian Dugan, who police report was struck and killed by a vehicle at the intersection of Sheridan and Belmont in Tonawanda on the night of Wednesday, September 15th, 2010.  District officials were notified of the teacher’s death at approximately 1:28 AM on Thursday, September 16th, 2010. 

The district’s crisis plan was implemented immediately to ensure the presence of counselors for teachers and students upon their arrival to Kenmore West High School.  Teams of crisis counselors met with administrators at 7:00 AM at the high school and met with staff at 7:30 AM in the school’s auditorium.  Shortly after counselors provided professional support in private “grief rooms” throughout the school for teachers and staff.

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Have Tea with 'Alice in Wonderland' on Sunday

NORTH TONAWANDA, NY-- Join the cast of "Alice in Wonderland" for tea, punch, goodies and fun on the Riviera Theatre stage on Sunday, September 19 at 2 p.m.

  Costumed characters will entertain for an enjoyable afternoon for children and adults alike. Tickets are being sold for $10 each.

 For further information and tickets, call the Riviera Theatre Box Office at 692-2413, Monday- Friday, 10 am-4 pm.

Tonawanda billboards Thruway

TOWN OF TONAWANDA (WGRZ) -- If you drive on the 290 or the 190 in the Town of Tonawanda you're going to start noticing some eye-catching advertising.

The Town Board passed a resolution to allow digital billboards along the Town sections of The Youngman Expressway and the Niagara section of the New York State Thruway.

According to State Thruway rules the billboard can change no less than once every six seconds.

 

Community Mourns Loss of Teacher

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. - Ken-Ton residents woke Thursday to the terrible news that English teacher Brian Dugan had been killed in a tragic traffic accident the night before.

Dugan was struck and killed by a car driven by an elderly woman as he was jogging on Sheridan Drive near the intersection of Belmont at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the school district.

He taught at Kenmore West High School and was an assistant football coach at the middle school. He is the father of three children.

School officials say grief counselors will be at the school today meeting with students as the community struggles to cope with the loss.

If you would like to share your memories of Mr. Dugan or your thoughts for the community in this time of mourning, please leave a comment here.