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Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: School 93 - Southside Elementary
                430 Southside Parkway  
                Buffalo, NY 14210

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Making Friends With the Vet: Why Annual Checkups are Important

Making Friends With the Vet: Why Annual Checkups are Important

(Welcome to our 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!)

Taking your pet to the vet can be a trying experience. Some pets will find it traumatic, but it's critical to keeping your pet healthy and catching potential problems early on. 

“The best advice I can give is to get your dog or cat used to going to the vet when they are young,” says Randy Valpy of Pets Plus Us, a pet owner community and insurance coverage provider. “Another great tip is to ask your friends and family for a referral.”

Dog Ears Café Plans Grand Opening Celebration

Dog Ears Café Plans Grand Opening Celebration

The recently opened Dog Ears Café at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo will hold a grand opening event on Saturday, Jan. 12. While the café will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., the grand opening celebration will take place from noon to 6 p.m. 

The grand opening will include food and beverage specials, as well as special musical guests.

Dog Ears Café shares a building with the nonprofit Dog Ears Bookstore. The interior of the building has been redesigned to allow for easy customer flow between the bookstore and the café.

Suneel’s Light Foundation Dancing with the Stars-Inspired Charity Event

Suneel’s Light Foundation Dancing with the Stars-Inspired Charity Event

“Suneel’s Celebrity Gala” will feature local celebrities competing against each other in various ballroom dance disciplines and mark the first of its kind in Western New York

The Suneel’s Light Foundation, a local non-profit foundation with the sole mission of raising funds for research that will lead to the cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), while increasing public awareness of the genetic disease, is proud to announce the first ever, Suneel’s Celebrity Gala. The inaugural “Dancing With the Stars” inspired event will be held on February 1, from 6 pm until midnight at the beautifully renovated Statler City and will feature eight well-known local celebrities from across Western New York showcasing their dancing prowess.  Tickets for Suneel’s Celebrity Gala are $175 per person or $325 a couple and are currently on sale.

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Snow Clogged Bus Stops: Who Is Responsible?

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- With our recent snowfalls, snow is still clogging some bus stops and shelters. It's a particular problem for people like Debi Garwol who is disabled.

Follow the R-I-C-E Strategy When Treating Aches, Pains and Strains

Follow the R-I-C-E Strategy When Treating Aches, Pains and Strains

The end of December saw some significant snow accumulations throughout Western New York. So, are you feeling some aches and pains associated with shoveling snow or pushing your snowblower?

Generally speaking, it is beneficial to use the R-I-C-E strategy — Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation — after suffering an injury such as spraining your ankle or wrenching your back, according to physical therapists Anthony Goode and Jeff Kirchmyer, co-owners of ProActive Sports Rehab in Hamburg and Orchard Park.

Rest: Rest and protect the affected area.

Boat Fishing & Leisure Show Brings Thoughts of Warmer Months

Boat Fishing & Leisure Show Brings Thoughts of Warmer Months

If we’re talking boats and fishing, it must be a sure sign that spring is right around the corner. Well, maybe not right around the first corner, but you get the idea!

Water enthusiasts will be out in full force for the annual Boat Fishing & Leisure Show coming to nearby London, Ontario, from Feb. 22-24. Thousand of visitors attending the show from Western New York and Ontario will be treated to the latest and greatest to be seen from the worlds of boating, fishing and leisure. Guests will see boats from small to large, every type of tackle and pole, as well as countless products associated with your outdoor leisure time.