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Remember Pets in Family Emergency Plans

Remember Pets in Family Emergency Plans

(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!)

Pets are often overlooked during disasters and emergencies, so the good people at PetFirst Healthcare recommend that pets be included in families' emergency plans.

“Pets cannot survive on their own,” said Brent Hinton, PetFirst chief executive officer and former head of the Kentucky Humane Society. “These situations can be stressful, but with some preparation you can ensure your pet's safety during a disaster.”

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Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles to Host Card Grading Event

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles to Host Card Grading Event

Ever wonder what that special sports card you’ve been holding onto since your childhood is really worth? Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga, will host a representative from Beckett Grading Services from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.

Beckett Grading Services uses an easy-to-understand 1 to 10 point grading scale to rate sports cards. Cards will be graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card's final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, photos, magazines, pocket schedules, gaming cards and tickets.

No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ Examines the Early Days of Rock ’n Roll in Buffalo

No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ Examines the Early Days of Rock ’n Roll in Buffalo

No Frills Buffalo is proud to announce the release of its latest book, No Stoppin’ This Boppin‘ — Let the Good Times Roll, by Bob and Terri Skurzewski.

No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ takes a look back at the music scene in Buffalo from 1950 through 1964, when AM radio was king! Buffalo was home to many great DJs, and each interview in this book takes readers behind the scenes and shows how the broadcast industry worked, and how these DJs entertained with their on-air antics.

Secret Mammal, Secret Life

Western New York is indeed blessed with an abundance of wildlife, both rural and urban, and much of it is fairly visible even to the casual observer, but a lot of our native animal life remains deeply hidden.

The Fisher is an elusive member of the weasel family that few people are fortunate enough to observe in the wild. The NY DEC, in conjunction with Medaille College, is currently conducting an extensive study of this secretive, yet fascinating mammal.

Once almost completely extirpated from the state, the Fisher is now making a comeback. Ken Baginski is a Wildlife Biologist with the NY DEC. "Over several years, maybe last five years or so, we've noticed an increase in the number of observations and sightings we're getting from hunters and trappers and from the general public, so we wanted to get a better understanding of what's going on with our Fisher populations across the Southern Tier."

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Legislator Dixon Announces HEAP Outreach Monday at the Blasdell Village Hall

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held on Monday, Feb. 4 at the Blasdell Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave Buffalo, NY 14219. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30am.  All applicants will be interviewed. 

HEAP is a federally funded program to assist income eligible Erie County residents with the costs of home heating, electricity, and energy conservation. The HEAP outreach will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services and is open to all income eligible households.

London’s Budweiser Gardens Lists High-energy Shows and Attractions

London’s Budweiser Gardens Lists High-energy Shows and Attractions

Budweiser Gardens in nearby London, Ontario will be a busy place during February with no fewer than 15 events taking place over the course of 28 just days.

Several concerts and music-related events will take center stage throughout the month, beginning with Blue Rodeo in concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 6. Broadway in London presents “Rock of Ages” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, followed by Eric Church — The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14.

If you’re into live sporting events, there’s no shortage of them as well. Hockey fans can enjoy London Knights home games on Feb. 1, 7, 8, 18, 22 and 24, while the London Lightning basketball team will host opponents on Feb. 10, 21 and 28.

ASD: Ways to Communicate

ASD: Ways to Communicate

ASD: Ways to Communicate

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Brierwood Child Care
               5540 Southwestern Blvd. 
               Hamburg, NY 14075