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Create a Safe Home for Your Pets During the Holidays

Create a Safe Home for Your Pets During the Holidays

(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!)

Decorating your home for the holidays is an exciting time of year for families, but small changes in the environment can be drastic for pets. From visiting family and holiday feasts, to decorations and gifts under the Christmas tree, the holidays present many exciting – and potentially dangerous – new situations for your little furry friends. PetSmart offers the following tips to help pet-parents prepare for changes in store:

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Car Slams into CarQuest Auto Parts Store

BLASDELL, N.Y. - Yet another case to report of a car driving through a storefront in WNY.

A 2 On Your Side crew was at the the Carquest Auto Parts store on South Park Avenue near Milestrip Road in Blasdell shortly after the accident happened around 3:30 Monday afternoon.

Thankfully and unbelievably, no one was hurt. In fact, video of the car shows it suffered very little, if any damage.

No word yet on what caused the car to crash into the building.

 

Roycroft ‘Goodie Box’ to Debut at Winter Festival

Roycroft ‘Goodie Box’ to Debut at Winter Festival

The annual  Roycrofters At Large Association (RALA) goodie box will be unveiled during the organization’s Roycroft Winter Festival Dec. 1-2 at East Aurora Middle School, 430 Main St. The box — filled with handcrafted works of art from RALA artisans, will be awarded to one lucky winner during the Roycroft Summer Festival in June. Raffle tickets will be available at the Winter Festival.

This year’s goodie box takes this long-standing Roycroft tradition down a new path — it’s made from clay! Master artisans Jerry Smith and Ann Perry Smith have created the box from a chocolate brown stoneware clay body.  

Examine a Pre-owned Vehicle Closely Before Buying

Examine a Pre-owned Vehicle Closely Before Buying

By Tom Torbjornsen

Tom Torbjornsen, Western New York’s automotive guru here, hoping you and your family had a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday! Well, we had our first snow this weekend and as usual, people had to be re-educated on how to drive in the snow! Slow down and give yourself ample time to stop. Keep a safe following distance from the car in front of you and get those snow tires on if you haven’t already.

Following up to last week’s post about flood cars entering the market, here are some in-depth tips on what to look for when going over a pre-owned vehicle before buying:

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Show Us Your Holiday Lights

Show Us Your Holiday Lights

Western New Yorkers were out in force this weekend stringing their homes with holiday lights and setting out decorations on their lawns. Now it’s time to share your handiwork with our viewers and WGRZ.com visitors.

Send us a photo of your holiday lights display and we’ll post it here, plus we’ll be selecting photos to feature in newscasts and on our Facebook page in the coming weeks. Please be sure to include your name and location so others can come out and enjoy your display in person.

Here are some tips on how to get the best photograph possible.

Lars, the Little Polar Bear!

Lars, the Little Polar Bear!

Lars the Little Polar Bear has "starred" in several picture books for our littlest readers. Meet Lars, shake his paw, give him a bear hug or a hand-to-paw high five at B is for Books, Saturday, Dec. 8, 10am to 2pm. We'll have plenty of Lars books available, too, along with some fun polar crafts!

Join us at B is for Books, 6562 E. Quaker St in the village of Orchard Park, or call us at 667 2383.

We're online at www.bis4books.com and on Facebook, too!

Meet the Author: Paul K. Moore

Meet the Author: Paul K. Moore

It was a blustery time in Buffalo history and it was also an opportunity for the warmth of Buffalonians to really shine! Paul K. Moore's book, The Buffalo Blizzard Book: The Snowy Saga of the City of Good Neighbors, will warm your heart.

Meet the author at this special booksigning event. A signed book makes a truly unique and special gift, too!

The event will be held at B is for Books, the only indie bookstore in Orchard Park, 6562 E Quaker St, in the heart of the village of Orchard Park. We specialize in children's books....and other books and gifts for every reader in your family.

Call 667 2383 for details, or visit us at www.bis4books.com. Find us on Facebook, too!