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Local public health efforts bolstered by use of health information exchange

Local public health efforts bolstered by use of health information exchange

By leveraging HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s clinical information exchange, for its epidemiology and disease surveillance, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is noticing significant improvements in tracking overall public health efforts, specifically as it pertains to sexually transmitted diseases (STD) surveillance, treatment, and prevention.

Support Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair

Support Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair

 

Animal lovers across Western New York are encouraged to visit the Pet Connection Programs Inc. booth at the Erie County Fair, Aug. 6-17, and pick up one of the shelter’s popular Doggy Bags or Tabby Totes packed with goodies for your favorite four-legged friend! Pet Connection will once again be located in the Fair’s Bazaar Building.

Daemen Receives National Distinction As a ‘Great College to Work For’

Daemen Receives National Distinction As a ‘Great College to Work For’

Daemen College has been named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as a “Great College to Work For,” an elite distinction that places the college as one of the top 10 small four-year institutions to work for in the nation. This marks the first time Daemen has been selected for this distinguished workplace recognition as one of the best colleges in the United States.

“The fact that Daemen has been named one of the nation’s top 10 small four-year colleges to work for is a tribute to our devoted faculty and staff, who together make Daemen a remarkably collegial workplace and an exceptional learning community for our students,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are honored to receive this prestigious national recognition.”

The results, which were released today (July 21) in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities across the U.S.

Buffalo River Fest Park Hosts 3rd Annual “Wardstock”

Buffalo River Fest Park Hosts 3rd Annual “Wardstock”

The Valley Community Association will host their 3rd Annual “Wardstock”, presented by Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, on Saturday, August 2nd at the Buffalo River Fest Park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY from 3pm-11pm.

Musical acts Classic Jam (formerly known as The Trolls) and Leon & The Forklifts will headline the neighborhood celebration. Classic Jam is a local band who are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year.  They played in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s at Bishop Timon High School dances, parish events, and local taverns and have continued to entertain throughout the years in the WNY area.  Leon & The Forklifts play both original music and covering a variety of artists including Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Van Morrison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Pink Floyd, Sublime, and more.

Drums Along the Waterfront to Offer Free Shuttle Bus Service

Drums Along the Waterfront to Offer Free Shuttle Bus Service

 

First Student will provide free shuttle bus service from two locations for the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event taking place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, according to event organizer Jack Gaylord Jr. Featuring the top seven drum corps in the world, the event will take place at Robert E. Rich, Sr. All-High Stadium, 2885 Main St., Buffalo.

YOU Could Be The Next Erie County Fair Ultimate Fairgoer!!!

YOU Could Be The Next Erie County Fair Ultimate Fairgoer!!!
The folks over at the Fairgrounds are looking for someone!!!  Now, YOU could be that someone, or maybe someone in your family, or maybe a close friend could be that someone!  You wonder now just WHO or WHAT are they looking FOR????  Well, here goes....they are looking....they are searching.....for the 2014 Ultimate Fairgoer!!!  It could be anyone or it could be YOU!!! The search is on right now for that special Fairgoer that will be selected as the Ultimate Fairgoer 2014 and continues through July 31st.  For me, this is one special contest.  In 2005, I was selected as the first Ultimate Fairgoer, and let me tell you that it was some honor for me to be chosen.  If you love the Fair as much as I do I am sure you can imagine how wonderful such an award was! So now is the time for you to start thinking about who in your life might just fit the bill as the new Ultimate.  The Ultimate Fairgoers

Bird Feeding Faux Pas? Five Easy, No-fret Fixes

Bird Feeding Faux Pas? Five Easy, No-fret Fixes

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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!)

Fabulous food, pretty presentation and attention to detail can earn you a reputation as an amazing host among your human guests. But when you serve your feathered friends, are you committing a feeding faux pas that you fear may prove unforgivable?