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Cat Lovers Celebrate Favorite Pet Moments

Cat Lovers Celebrate Favorite Pet Moments

 

(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!)

From adorable peek-a-boo games to outrageous, gravity-defying leaps, cats have a way of bringing much joy and humor to their owners' lives. 

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Art, drama and musical theater summer camps

Art, drama and musical theater summer camps

Now that school is almost over, it's time to start thinking about what you'll do with the kids for the whole summer. If they are interested in drama or the arts, here is a list of summer camps available in the Buffalo area:

Continue reading on Examiner.com Art, drama and musical theater summer camps - Buffalo High School Theater | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/article/art-drama-and-musical-theater-summer-camps

Compeer and Mental Health Association Host 28th Annual Road 2 Recovery

Compeer and Mental Health Association Host 28th Annual Road 2 Recovery

Continuing the tradition of the only race and walk in Western New York dedicated to mental health awareness, Compeer of Greater Buffalo joins forces with the Mental Health Association of Erie County to host the Road 2 Recovery 5K Mental Health Run and Wellness Walk – A Superhero Run! at St. George’s Church and Delaware Park on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Through a partnership with the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program at the Mental Health Association of Erie County and The Superhero Foundation, this year’s event will be a “Superhero Race.” Organizers encourage all participants to dress up in their favorite Superhero costumes to help raise awareness for the program, which helps abused children have their voice in court and in the community. The Superhero Run calls attention to the idea that while every child needs a hero, abused children need Superheroes.

Buffalo Citybration Press Conference to Welcome Summer ... Eight Hours Early

Buffalo Citybration Press Conference to Welcome Summer ... Eight Hours Early

Chances are you probably won’t be awake at 1:04 a.m. Friday, June 21, when the sun will be directly overhead of the Tropic of Cancer, marking the official start of Summer 2013. But back here in Western New York, Buffalo Citybration will be making a major announcement about our summer season at 5:04 p.m. Thursday, June 20, giving us an eight-hour head start on the season that festival-loving Buffalonians love most!

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Coast Guard Warns Of Debris Washed Into Lakes

Buffalo, NY - Thousands of boaters in Western New York are now being warned to keep a sharp eye out for another form of a hazard to navigation. It turns out the recent heavy rainfall is causing sunken logs and other debris to wash into the lakes and other waterways according to members of the Coast Guard - Buffalo Unit.

You can can actually see more of that floating or partially submerged debris in some areas along the shoreline. And it's becoming more of an issue. The Coast Guard in Buffalo had some recent calls from boaters in distress from an underwater strike. One occurred near Grand Island on Saturday. Boatswain Mate Second Class Blake Caraballo says "Earlier in the day we had a vessel strike a submerged object. We believe it was a log and they lost their prop and became disabled due to the hitting the log." 

Bane Of Trees : The Emerald Ash Borer

 

ACROSS NEW YORK STATE-The balance of nature is both critical and tenuous,and disturbing that equilibrium can result in ecological disaster. Invasive species throughout the world are doing just that and the evidence of calamity is visible almost everywhere. The Emerald Ash Borer is an insect that preys on Ash trees. Native to Asia, the initial infestation was discovered in Michigan and Canada in 2002, the deadly bug has destroyed almost 100 million trees in over 19 states since it's incursion, and a worst case scenario could see the tree wiped out in North America.

Business First Ranks Top School Districts in WNY

BUFFALO, N.Y. - We're wrapping up the annual Business First school rankings with a look at the best districts in Western New York.

And this year makes it ten straight for Williamsville...which has spent the last decade in the number one spot.

Clarence had spent the last nine years at number two, but this year it was bumped down to third by East Aurora.

Orchard Park and Iroquois round out the top five.

Here's the top 15:

 

1. Williamsville (Erie County)

2. East Aurora (Erie County)

3. Clarence (Erie County)

4. Orchard Park (Erie County)

5. Iroquois (Erie County)

6. Bemus Point (Chautauqua County)

7. Lewiston-Porter (Niagara County)

8. Amherst (Erie County)

9. Lancaster (Erie County)

10. Hamburg (Erie County)

11. Grand Island (Erie County)

12. Alfred-Almond (Allegany County)

13. Akron (Erie County)

14. Alden (Erie County)