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Student Athletes Need Proper Eye Protection

Student Athletes Need Proper Eye Protection

With thoughts slowly turning to back-to-school, parents are reminded to take precautions as their sons and daughters ready to make their return to the popular fall and winter sports. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are both strongly recommending that protective eyewear be worn by all participants in all sports in which there is risk of eye injury.

“Among the popular school sports considered high risk when it comes to the potential for eye injury are basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, ice hockey and field hockey,” said Michael Tomasik, owner of Tomasik Optical in Orchard Park and Lackawanna. “Sports in the moderate risk category include tennis, soccer, volleyball and football.

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Announces Classes, Exhibit, Photo Contest

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Announces Classes, Exhibit, Photo Contest

 

“Strength, Compassion, Exploration,” a members’ exhibit featuring a diverse display of artwork, will take center stage at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. The event will also feature live music by Dana Eric Misenheimer, and the public is invited to stop in for refreshments and meet the artists. 

The next “Wine, Women & Art” class with artist Andrea Oswald will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the gallery. Participants will create a frosted heart-shaped candy dish decorated with pansies. A registration fee of $25 includes art supplies, wine, snacks, girl talk and lots of laughter!

East Aurora Buick GMC Cadillac/West Herr Presents the 44th East Aurora Street Festival

East Aurora Buick GMC Cadillac/West Herr Presents the 44th East Aurora Street Festival

East Aurora Buick GMC Cadillac/West Herr will present the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce 44th Annual East Aurora Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 9am-4pm over Race Reunion Weekend.  Visit their display of new vehicles during the sale.  Joining the event for the first time and providing sponsorship support is the Seneca Health Care Center.  They will be exhibiting with information.

This year the Festival is shaping up to be a great venue for ultimate shopping and family entertainment.   A section of Main Street is closed to traffic allowing vendors to set-up for the sale and to provide a setting for entertainment and demonstrations right in the street!

Traveling Just Got Better ... With Weber’s!

Traveling Just Got Better ... With Weber’s!

 

It just became a whole lot easier to take a taste of Western New York with you when you travel. Weber’s famous horseradish mustard and several other products produced by the Heintz & Weber Co. of Buffalo are now available at retail outlets within the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

“This is an expansion that we’ve wanted to make happen for more than a decade,” said Weber’s President Steven Desmond. “We are extremely proud to announce that travelers entering or leaving Buffalo can now pick up our Horseradish Mustard, Hot Piccalilli Relish and Hot Texan Sandwich Sauce at the airport. And for the diehard Weber’s lover, we’re also selling the Weber's Six Pack of mustard, relish and sandwich sauces.”

Jacobs Hosts "Passports on the Move" Community Outreach

Jacobs Hosts "Passports on the Move" Community Outreach

 County Clerk’s Office will now offer monthly outreach

Erie County, NY- As a service to Erie County residents, County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced that his office will be offering additional “Passports on the Move” outreach events the second Tuesday of every month. The next event will be held on Tuesday, July 9th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erie County Auto Bureau, located in the Northtown Plaza, 3095 Sheridan Drive in Amherst.

“The Clerk’s Office is pleased to make this service available in order to meet the growing demand for passports,” said County Clerk Jacobs. “I want to make County government more customer-centered, including offering convenient alternatives for our customers to obtain passports.”

Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival is Just Days Away

Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival is Just Days Away

 

The annual Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival — one of the highlights of summer in East Aurora and Western New York — will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29-30 at Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora. 

This year’s show will feature talent from over 80 juried artisans, including more than 40 Roycroft Renaissance Artisans! Many medias will be on display and available for purchase, including ceramics, fabric/fiber, wood, jewelry, sculpture, paintings, photography, metal, glass, drawings, leather, graphics and more.   

Sunglasses Offer Year-round Protection From the Sun’s Harmful Rays

Sunglasses Offer Year-round Protection From the Sun’s Harmful Rays

If you think sunglasses are simply a fashion accessory, you’d better think again. While it’s true that they may make you look better, they are actually making you feel better as well by protecting your eyes from harmful rays and thereby helping to save your eyesight.

While your skin typically recovers from sunburn, damage from the sun’s rays to the eyes can be permanent. According to numerous medical studies, UV-A and UV-B rays can penetrate the cornea and damage the eye’s lens and retina, leading to an increased risk for cataracts and/or macular degeneration.