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Girls Get Free Prom Dresses


HAMBURG, NY - Happy moments on Saturday for girls getting ready to shine on prom night.

They picked up free prom dresses at the Performing Arts Dance Academy in Hamburg thanks to community donations in the drive held by Urban Valet Dry Cleaners and Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon.

Any high-school aged girl can head there Sunday to get a dress from noon to 3 p.m. The Performance Arts Dance Academy is located on Lake Street.

Two On Your Side multimedia journalist Jim Herr prepared this report on Saturday's event, presented "in their own words."


Private Knives Catering Offers Creative Culinary Solutions for All Occasions

Private Knives Catering Offers Creative Culinary Solutions for All Occasions

 

Celebrating a memorable occasion such as a wedding, bridal or baby show, graduation, anniversary or birthday? Or, perhaps you’re a business owner or account executive looking to “spice up” your sales efforts, build relationships or boost employee morale? If so, Private Knives Catering should be your next call.

Private Knives owner and chef Amy Phillips is a master at creating culinary solutions for gatherings of any size. Whether it’s full-service catering for an intimate outdoor wedding reception, drop-off gourmet boxed lunches for an important business meeting, or an elegant dinner party for a small gathering of friends in your own home, Private Knives Catering is at your service!

How to Remedy Pet Food Intolerances

How to Remedy Pet Food Intolerances

 

(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!)

Selecting the appropriate food for your pet can be an overwhelming process. You can, however, make the shopping experience much smoother with these top tips from Michele Dixon, a specialist in pet health and nutrition at pet food company Petcurean:

• Pets have different food preferences, Dixon begins. If your cat or dog isn't finishing their meal, try a different recipe and see how they react.

Two Western New York AT&T Employees Awarded A President’s Volunteer Service Award

Two Western New York AT&T Employees Awarded A  President’s Volunteer Service Award

They join more than 4,000 other AT&T employees being nationallyrecognized for their volunteerism

AT&T is proud to announce that Anthony Ottomano and Lori Valenti of Western New York are two of the 4,031 members of its dedicated workforce to receive a President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), the nation’s premier volunteer awards program, encouraging United States citizens through presidential recognition, to live a life of service.

Dog Ears Gala to Feature Music by BackBeat ’64

Dog Ears Gala to Feature Music by BackBeat ’64

Beatles tribute band BackBeat ’64 will headline the annual gala to benefit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café. The event will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. 

The 6th annual gala will also feature a “Taste of the City” showcasing 20-plus local restaurants, along with a basket auction featuring Beatles era memorabilia. Among the highlights of the auction will be a signed item by original Beatles drummer Pete Best! 

Explore London’s Public Parks and Gardens Year-round

Explore London’s Public Parks and Gardens Year-round

The calendar says that winter has come and gone, and thoughts are quickly turning to outdoor activities. Nearby London, Ontario, boasts many natural areas throughout the city that are open year-round, including popular destinations such as Kilally Meadows, Meadowlily Woods, Medway Valley Heritage Forest, Sifton Bog, Warbler Woods and Westminster Ponds ... all awaiting your visit!

Natural areas include wetlands, meadows, forests, valley lands and other relatively undisturbed lands that are home to many different plants and wildlife. Some locations even contain rare plants, wildlife or landforms. In fact, many of these natural areas are considered environmentally significant on a local, regional, provincial or even national scale! 

No Frills Buffalo Publishes New Novel, Book of Poetry

No Frills Buffalo Publishes New Novel, Book of Poetry

Buffalo-based publishing company No Frills Buffalo recently released two new books, “In Accord” by Kristen Chambers and “My Hyacinth Mountain” by Antonino Monti.

Chambers, a former professor of social work, worked for many years as a youth and family counselor in Buffalo. Before that, she worked as a counselor and advocate with at-risk youth and families in rural school districts in northern New York. Presently, she designs curriculum at the Center for Development of Human Services at Buffalo State College. In addition, she is the author of two plays, “Tuesday’s Child” and “North to Freedom.”