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Volunteers Needed for Red Cross Ombudsman Program

Volunteers Needed for Red Cross Ombudsman Program

Training scheduled for October 1-4

BUFFALO, NY, August 20, 2012 - The American Red Cross, Serving Erie and Niagara Counties is currently seeking volunteers for its Ombudsman Program.  The Ombudsman Program provides advocacy services responsive to the complaints and problems of residents living in long term care facilities.

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"Fair-Well" to The Erie County Fair 2012

"Fair-Well" to The Erie County Fair 2012

Well my dear fair friends and blog readers......the Erie County Fair is now over for another year!!!  How fast did those days go!!! And wonderful days they were!!!

The entire run of the fair (except for those few rain hours) was weather perfect.  Yesterday for the last day, the fair gods blessed all of us faithful fairgoers to a day of fair perfection!  The temps were perfect, the sun was out, but not beating down on you and even the evening was perfect.   Thank you gods of weather for all you have done for this fairgoer, and remember to come back again next year!!!

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report: Week of August 20

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report: Week of August 20

Water Temp: 75 degrees

Lake Erie fishing has been steady over the last three weeks.  The cooler nights should make the fishing better as the season moves along.

SMALLMOUTH bass action this past week was as good as it has been all year.  The head of the River from the Round House to the Old Pier on the Canadian side is still holding nice fish.  Seneca Soals and the deep end of Meyers Reef (in 40 feet plus water) has seen a number of fish over 5 lbs being caught.  Poor Boy's Baits' ( tube jigs)  in colors jc watermelon or mango magic are hard to beat on a 1/4 oz or 3/8 oz jig head.  Fish these baits on a medium to medium heavy open face spinning outfit with 8 lb test line.  Cast the tube bait down drift or away from the boat using the rod tip to move the bait.  Pick up the slack of the line with the reel as you work the jig all the way back to the boat.

LAST Fair Food of the Day: Smoothies!

LAST Fair Food of the Day: Smoothies!

Well My Dear Fair Friends, this is the last of the Food of the Day things for me to do!!! This has been my pleasure sharing with all of you, some of my fair food favorites.  I think that I may have saved one of my absolute favorites for last!  No fair is complete without "a number" smoothies!  Each year I try and make the effort to have at least one of each flavor offered.  But even after tasting them all, I usually revert back to my favorite flavor, the pina colada one!!! 

This year the lines at the smoothie booth were pretty busy, especially on opening day (boy, that seems really a long time ago, and it was only a little over a week ago).  I bought the medium size and had "a number" of refills.  That is really the best deal of all. One good thing to know for next year is that keep your cup and you can use it for refills at the Erie County Fair 2013! 

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2 Your Pet: Teressa

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Animal Shelter does a wonderful job of helping animals that have nowhere else to go. However, sometimes other organizations step in to help out.

That's the case this week with Teressa. This Staffordshire Terrier is being taken care of by the "Black Dog Second Chance" organization. This organization takes dogs off the hands of the shelter and places them into foster homes while they await adoption.

Teressa is 2 years old and has a zest for life! She loves being with people and is great with kids. She enjoys playing with other dogs and will always be there for you.

If you are interested in adopting Teressa, you can send an email to her foster mom here.

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Fair Food of the Day: Coffee Shop - Home of "The Killer"

Fair Food of the Day: Coffee Shop - Home of "The Killer"

At The Fair and have a craving for a good cup of coffee???  Well I can tell you where to go.....the place called the "Coffee Shop" that brags it is the home of "The Killer".  After seeing the brag sign of that, I wandered up and wanted to see if they could produce their "Killer".  A number of fairgoers were in line, and to my surprise the frist two of them did order "The Killer" and I must say, a killer it was!  What a drink!!! More caffeine and size than any body should have, but outstanding nonetheless!!!

The workers there are so friendly.  They can make any coffee drink that you want and then some!  And, they smile too when they wait on you.  The early days and evenings when the temps are a bit cooler, there is nothing better than a nice cup of coffee!!  And yes, they even have that "regular" stuff that this old blogger drinks!!!  Nothing real fancy for me!  A cup of regular or decaf will do it for me!!

Such "Creative" Work ... Check It Out!

Such "Creative" Work ... Check It Out!

One of the best new buildings to explore in is the Creative Arts Building that is located in the back end of the old Hamburg Casino.  There is a lot of space in this building so it makes it great for all the creative displays that you can find in there.

One of the rooms is just filled with flower entries!!!  There are cut flowers and there are the violets and then so many others.  I just love walking around them and seeing how beautiful they all are!!  And more interesting is checking out all the ones that won ribbons for their proud growers.