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Shop for the Animals at the Buffalo Zoo

BUFFALO, NY-The Buffalo Zoo needs you to help make sure they have enough to stock their pantries throughout the upcoming fall and winter seasons.

"Shop for the Animals" will take place at participating Tops locations on Saturday, August 21st.

Here's how it works-a copy of the Zoo's grocery "wish list" will be provided at the store and you're asked to pick up an item or two on the list while doing your own shopping. Shoppers will be albe to leave their gift with a Zoo volunteer in the store lobby.

All of the donations will be used as special treats to promote the animals' natural behaviors and to stimulate them both mentally and physically.

Some of the items on the list include: Kellogg's Apple Jacks and Fruit Loops, all sizes of dog biscuits, extracts and spices, peanut butter and rawhide chews.

The following Tops Friendly Markets are taking part:

-2101 Elmwood at Hinman in Buffalo

-Sheridan Drive at Delaware Road in Tonawanda

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Pet Connection Announces Special Events for August

Pet Connection Programs, Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will be participating in several special events during the month of August.

Shelter volunteers will be at Village of Blasdell concerts every Wednesday evening in JFK Park selling dog and cat totes filled with treats and toys. Remaining concerts will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Windham Professionals to Host Open Interviews on August 10

EAST AURORA, N.Y. - Windham Professionals, a national debt management company, will host open interviews for student loan collectors and supervisors from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 10, at the company’s Southtowns location. Windham is located at 300 Gleed Ave. in East Aurora.

 The company is looking to fill 10 collector positions and additional supervisor positions by Aug. 16. Interested individuals are invited to stop by and learn about the company’s Elite Collector Program and sign-on bonus plan. These full-time positions offer flexible scheduling; health, dental, vision and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan. 

Battin Opticals to Open Boutique in Hamburg

HAMBURG, NY -- The Town of Hamburg Planning Board approved the site plan for Battin Opticians to move onto South Park Avenue in the Town of Hamburg.

The project inclues a 1,400 square-foot addition to an existing brick home on the corner of South Park and Walker Place, accross from the Walgreens that is also curently under construction. Construction is expected to begin shortly and end in November, when the store will be ready for business.

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Hamburg Village Summer Concert Series

The Village of Hamburg Summer Concert Series continues until the end of August. Concerts are held every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Hamburg High School. In case of rain, the concerts are moved into the Union Pleasant Elementary School.

August concerts:

  • 4 - Boston Town Band
  • 11- Crash Cadillac
  • 18- Tom Stahl and the Dangerfields
  • 25- Kokomo Time Band

Local Golfer Records Rare "Albatross" at Briarwood C.C.

HAMBURG, NY -- The only thing more rare than a hole-in-one in golf, is the double eagle, also known as an "Albatross", and former Frontier HS golfer Trevor Burke achieved the rare feat Saturday at Briarwood C.C. in Hamburg.

The 20-year old Burke recorded  a two on the par 5,  547 yard  7th hole at Briarwood by hitting a 290 yard drive off the tee, followed by a 257 yard 3-wood on his second shot that rolled into the hole.

Burke will start his junior year at John Carroll University in Cleveland this fall, where, no surprise here, he is a member of the golf team.

Hamburg Farmers' Market Continues Through November

HAMBURG, NY -- A thirty year old tradition, the Hamburg Farmers' Market will run Saturdays (rain or shine) through November 6, 2010 from 7:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. in the Village of Hamburg Municipal Parking Lot.

Local farmers and vendors sell seasonal delicious and nutritious fresh produce, farm fresh eggs, breakfast burritos, frozen corn fed beef, home-made pierogies, pastas, fresh sauce and pesto, maple syrup, honey, jams and jellies, cheese and cheesecakes, baked goods, home-made fudge, spices, rubs and teas, fresh & dried flowers including unique perennial hand-cut flowers by the stem or arrangement, plants and shrubs, fruit and veggie plants, beeswax candles, hand-made goat milk soaps and lotions and more. A complete list can be found at this link.