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Protect Pets to Keep Your Whole Family Safe

Protect Pets to Keep Your Whole Family Safe

 

(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!)

Playing outside isn't just for the kids. Pets love exploring the backyard as well, and while letting Fluffy and Fido out may cut down on fur balls on the carpet, they could be bringing unwanted guests back inside.

Olive Garden In Blasdell Destroyed By Overnight Fire


BLASDELL, N.Y. -- An overnight fire destroyed the Olive Garden restaurant near the McKinley Mall.

Firefighters say they were called to the scene shortly after 1 a.m. and found flames shooting through the roof.

Seven different fire companies battled the flames as well as the thick smoke.

Firefighters worked late into the morning trying to put out hot spots.

Crews also brought in heavy equipment to knock down some walls as they worked to get the fire completely out.

Officials on scene told 2 On Your Side that all employees had left the building about an hour before the fire started. Nobody was hurt.

By late morning, current and former employees were stopping by to look at the damage left behind. Officers put up police tape to keep people away but said that is not an indication there was any crime.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Opens Construction Phase at Mill Road Scenic Overlook

Groundbreaking Ceremony Opens Construction Phase at Mill Road Scenic Overlook

 

A groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, June 13, kicked off the construction phase of the long-awaited Mill Road Scenic Overlook in the Town of Aurora. 

The 60-acre Mill Road Scenic Overlook property was protected at the end of 2013 after a successful, multi-year, $650,000 capital campaign. The Town of Aurora now owns the property and the Land Conservancy holds a conservation easement on it, protecting it in perpetuity from development. The property is an iconic feature of the Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway and the pull-off along Mill Road will allow visitors to safely experience the spectacular views across the broad valley below.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Summer Reading Camp for Kids

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Summer Reading Camp for Kids

 

As part of their program to encourage literacy among all ages, Dog Ears Bookstore & the Enlightenment Literary Arts Center will again offer three sessions of Summer Reading Camp for children in the greater Buffalo region. The program, which has kindly been sponsored by South District Councilman Chris Scanlon, features reading and writing activities, games and more, all of which align with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. 

The first session, which runs from July 7-11, is for seven and eight year olds. The second session, from July 14-18, is for children ages 9 through 11. The final session, from July 21-25, is for 12 and 13 year olds. Each session is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Daemen to Host National Conference on Student Affairs for First Time

Daemen to Host National Conference on Student Affairs for First Time

As higher education faces many changes and challenges, student affairs leaders from colleges and universities from across the United States will discuss the latest issues and effective programs at a conference being hosted June 21-24 on the Daemen College campus. It is the first time the national conference will be hosted by Daemen.

The three-day residential program, “2014 Small Colleges and Universities Institute,” is being offered by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Small Colleges and Universities Division. It’s geared to chief student affairs officers and other senior-level leaders from small colleges and universities with enrollments of fewer than 5,000 students.

Drum Corps Champs Carolina Crown to Visit West Seneca Community Days

Drum Corps Champs Carolina Crown to Visit West Seneca Community Days

 

The reigning Drum Corps International world champion Carolina Crown will visit Western New York to take part in West Seneca Community Days festivities on Saturday, June 28. Their appearance is a prelude to the annual Drums Along the Waterfront “Tour of Champions” taking place on Sunday, Aug. 3, at UB Stadium in Amherst.

The West Seneca Civic & Patriotic Commission's annual Community Days will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 27, and from noon to midnight Saturday, June 28, in Veterans Park behind West Seneca Town Hall. 

Judge: Hamburg School Board disciplinary meetings must be public


HAMBURG, NY - It turns out the Hamburg School Board cannot hold disciplinary hearings behind closed doors -- much less kick the public and the media out of the building, like it did last week.

The Hamburg School Board did not hold a disciplinary hearing Thursday night for a board member charged with official misconduct after a judge decided that it could not be held behind closed doors.