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Local Company Thanks Community with Discount

Local Company Thanks Community with Discount

Cool Gel ’n Cap LLC, the Elma-based company that produces a unique first aid hat for toddlers and young children, is thanking the Western New York community for its support by offering a limited-time discount on its Cool Gel ’n Cap product. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Are Pets, Birds and Insects Making a Mess of Your Car?

Are Pets, Birds and Insects Making a Mess of Your Car?

(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!)

Is Fido your favorite road trip companion? You're not alone. A recent Canadian Tire survey revealed that 23 percent of drivers typically travel with pets but only 14 percent of them make an effort to limit dirty paw prints, hair and unwanted slobber smears by putting them in a travel carrier.

Grisanti Resolution Designates May As Motorcycle Safety And Awareness Month

Grisanti Resolution Designates May As Motorcycle Safety And Awareness Month

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that by order of a resolution passed by the New York State Senate and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, May shall be designated as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.  As the number of motorcyclist increases there becomes a greater need to teach riders how to operate their machines safely and the general public needs to become more aware of the proper ways to safely share the road with bikers. This resolution is designed to remind the public that another riding season has started and that they should be alert to the presence of motorcycles on the streets and highways. 

Farewell To A Dear Friend

Joel Thomas' official title at the Erie County SPCA was 'Wildlife Administrator and Veterinary Technician', a long title to be sure. But as titles so often do, it fails to even come close to describing Joel as a person.

He was a true renaissance man. Musician, environmentalist, author, husband and father. It seemed to those who knew him, Joel could do it all. And although he left us at far too early an age, his spirit will live on with the many people whose lives he touched.

Gina Browning was a close friend who worked with Joel for almost 20 years at the Erie County SPCA.

"He had a wonderful church family, his daughter, his wife, his son, he had an amazing family life too," says Browning. "Then you look at professionally here at the SPCA, all that he did. It wasn't just a job, all that he did to impact the lives of people, and especially the lives of wildlife here."

Investigative Post: Outer Harbor and Stadium Lease

Here at 2 On Your Side, we recently announced our proud partnership with the Investigative Post, a non-profit investigative reporting center right here in Western New York.

It's run by former Buffalo News investigative reporter Jim Heaney. 

Heaney stopped by the Information Center to discuss the latest on plans for the Outer Harbor and negotiations with the Bills stadium lease.

2 Your Pet: Help One Year Old Douglas

Douglas is a one year old mixed-breed dog who is looking for a good home. He has been living in a foster home for several months.

His foster mother says that he is a friendly and active dog and gets along great with other dogs and kids.

For more information, you can visit the Buffalo Animal Shelter's Website, or call (716) 851-5694.

Hamburg Hula Hoop Class is Serious Fun

The hoop as a toy has been around for over a thousand years, and hula hooping became a craze in the 1950's in America. Now, hula hoops are being used to burn calories, tone bodies, and to have fun while doing it!

Kevin O'Neill participated in a class that was taught by a "Hoopnotica" certified trainer. He was live at Omega Fitness in Hamburg.  To find the class closest to you, please look up Shadow Hoops on Facebook!