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Ten Health Tips for Your Pet's Well-being

Ten Health Tips for Your Pet's Well-being

 

(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!)

Over 50 percent of pets are considered overweight or obese, with numbers climbing steadily. Just as with people, pet obesity has become an epidemic in the U.S.  

Dr. Mark Verdino, Animal League America Vice President and Chief of Veterinary Staff states, "The most common cause for obesity in animals is over-feeding and lack of exercise. In this regard, most overweight animals can easily be put on a path to lose weight."  

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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 18 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 18 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Oct. 18. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Oct. 18 (weather permitting) will be Brian & Peg from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Porcelain Train from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be Border Community Services of Niagara University and Yelp Buffalo. Additionally, Weiss Farms will be bringing their popular pumpkin wagon to the market on Oct. 18 and 25!

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

In light of the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Daemen College will host a panel discussion of experts and also offer a personal perspective on the crisis from a native Liberian at the event scheduled for Oct. 20.

The panel discussion, which is part of the Daemen History and Political Science Speakers Series, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

“In addition to the health care threat of this deadly disease, the Ebola epidemic involves many political, cultural and government policy issues,” said Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science/African affairs and panel chair. “The range of expertise from the panelists will help put the public health impact of the Ebola outbreak into perspective and examine the broader implications of the virus as we face this international crisis.”

Panelists will include:

Treat Yourself to the Purina National Dog Show

Treat Yourself to the Purina National Dog Show

 

England has Crufts, New York has Westminister and Canada has the Purina National, a prestigious dog show in partnership with kennel clubs across Canada. Come catch the action as the Purina National takes over the Western Fair District Agriplex in nearby London, Ontario, from Oct. 17-19! 

Canada’s most prestigious dog show, the Purina National features top international judges and hundreds of purebreds from around the world competing for their share of honor and prize money. Show times are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

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Christmas in the Country Returns to Fairgrounds with New ‘Return Pass’ Offer

Christmas in the Country Returns to Fairgrounds with New ‘Return Pass’ Offer

 

A favorite Western New York tradition, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 30th season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 6-9. And for the first time in its storied history, Christmas in the Country will offer complimentary return passes so patrons can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of this one-of-a-kind shopping experience all weekend long!  

“We have always felt our patrons needed more than just one day to properly enjoy this event,” said Daniel Kaczynski of Premier Promotions, organizers of the event. “Now everyone has the opportunity to come back as much as they would like at no additional cost.”

Pickles, Tea and Brunch on the Event Menu at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Pickles, Tea and Brunch on the Event Menu at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village has plenty of fun family activities planned during the month of November, from a celebration of National Pickle Day to a rare look inside the museum’s state-of-the-art collections storage building!

Heritage Village relies on the hard work and dedication of many volunteers, and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15, will host a Volunteer Brunch for all those who have volunteered at the facility over the past year. Volunteers are asked to contact Heritage Village for more information.

AT&T Partners with Assemblyman Ray Walter to Present “It Can Wait” Program

AT&T Partners with Assemblyman Ray Walter to Present “It Can Wait” Program

 

Texting while driving is a growing epidemic that puts all drivers at risk. That is why AT&T teamed up with Assemblyman Raymond Walter, Town of Amherst Department of Emergency Services and Safety and The Resource Training Center’s Alive@25 program to bring this message to young, local at-risk drivers as part of its national “It Can Wait” education program aimed at curbing this dangerous distraction and safeguarding the roads.