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Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

With the fall semester getting underway Sept. 2, Daemen College hosted a variety of campus activities for returning and incoming first-year students, including Fall Convocation to welcome more than 550 new students to the college community and to celebrate the start of the new academic year.

“The most important ability you will acquire in your college years is the ability to think critically and analytically about the world,” Daemen President Gary A. Olson said in his address to students at the all-campus event on Sept. 4. “As college-educated individuals, you will have the ability and the responsibility to always exercise your critical thinking skills.

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Top Halloween Costume Safety Tips for Pets

Top Halloween Costume Safety Tips for Pets

 

(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!)

Are you dressing your pet up for trick or treating? As with our children, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to costume safety. Before you dress up your four-legged friends, PetSmart offers some valuable guidance:

Andre Reed to Visit Bases Loaded for Private Signing Event

Andre Reed to Visit Bases Loaded for Private Signing Event

 

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed will visit Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles in Cheektowaga during the week of Sept. 15 for a private autograph signing session. While the event is not open to the public, fans wanting to have items signed by Reed can drop them off at the store prior to Sept. 15.

Photos of Reed, mini helmets and other memorabilia can also be purchased at Bases Loaded prior to the signing event. Autographed memorabilia will be available for pick up  beginning Sept. 22.

Exhibit, Classes and Contest Planned at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

Exhibit, Classes and Contest Planned at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

 

“Delirium,” with local artist Marleta Stansberry, is the next exhibit that will be featured at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca. After an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, the exhibit will remain on display for one month. The reception is free and open to the public; come and meet the artist! Musician/singer Dana Eric Misenheimer will provide entertainment during the event.

Several art classes are also scheduled at the gallery in the upcoming weeks. Kicking things off will be a watercolor class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the following Fridays: Sept.19 and 26, and Oct. 10 and 17. The cost is $80.

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Honey Harvest Festival to Feature Sweet Demonstrations and More

Honey Harvest Festival to Feature Sweet Demonstrations and More

 

If you hear a buzz coming from nearby Ontario, it might just be coming from the annual Honey Harvest Festival taking place Sept. 6-27 at Clovermead Adventure Farm in Aylmer, Ontario.

Each Saturday in September, guests are invited to come and see how honey is harvested from the hive, dip a beeswax candle, safely see a live bee hive opened and much more, including the popular bee beard demonstration! And, don’t forget the wagon rides, bee barrel train rides, honey tasting, jumping pillow, pedal go carts, animals and buckets of fresh family fun on the Adventure Farm!

Catholic Charities WIC Program Offering Free Nutrition Workshops throughout September

Catholic Charities WIC Program Offering Free Nutrition Workshops throughout September

Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program hopes to help take the guesswork out of nutrition for toddlers and young children by hosting four free one-hour workshops throughout September in Niagara County focusing on portion size, healthy snack options, child-friendly recipes, how to handle ‘picky eaters’ and the importance of physical activity. The first workshop is Monday, Sept. 8 from 10-11 a.m. at the Community Health Center of Niagara Falls, 501 10th St., Niagara Falls.

Additional information about community resources, including WIC, will also be available. Children are welcome to attend and participate in the activities focused on the importance of good health, healthy eating and exercise. All attendees will also receive a free goodie bag.

The Pasta Peddler, Blackbird Sweets to Hold Soft Opening on Sept. 9

The Pasta Peddler, Blackbird Sweets to Hold Soft Opening on Sept. 9

 

The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, two family owned businesses operating side-by-side, will open the doors at their new location at 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, on Tuesday, Sept. 9. A grand opening celebration will be held from Sept. 23-28, with live music on Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 2 p.m.

Additionally, the owners also announced that their new 3,000-square-foot location will host the Winter Market on Hertel from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from Nov. 22 through March 28.