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Fall Farm Festival

The Welch Farm Museum will hold its first Fall Farm Festival on Saturday, October 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the museum grounds in Eden.  A variety of activities are planned for the day.

One of the highlights will be a demonstration of horse-drawn plowing by members of the Collins Draft Horse, Ox and Pony Club. They will be plowing a parcel of land at the rear of the farm museum property and will also offer free hayrides to visitors at the festival. A number of exhibits will celebrate Eden's agricultural heritage, display antique farm tools and offer the chance to learn more about the plans for the Museum. A display of agricultural photographs showcasing Eden farms will be featured as well. The house will also be open for tours during the festival.

Pet Connection to Host Chicken BBQ, Auction & Raffle on September 18

If you’re hungry for a delicious chicken BBQ or just have an appetite for a good time, stop by the Bowen Grove Shelter beginning at noon Saturday, September 18, for Pet Connection’s Chicken BBQ, Chinese Auction and 50/50 Raffle! The event will take place at the Bowen Grove Shelter, located at the intersection of Bowen and Broadway in Lancaster. 

The delicious chicken dinners, priced at just $9, will be prepared by Big Belly BBQ, voted the number one BBQ in Western New York! Take-out orders will also be available. All dinners include a half BBQ chicken, three sides, roll/butter, beverage and dessert.

TeamSave Comes to Buffalo With Savings For All

A new collective buying website that allows consumers to save big on goods, services and events from hundreds of Buffalo businesses has entered the Western New York marketplace.

With established businesses clamoring for a way to make money using social media, the new social buying website — TeamSave.com — is banking on their discounted offering of group buying to grab their share of the Buffalo market and offer serious discounts for online consumers.

Maddie's Project to Hold Western NY's Largest Pet Expo

The Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo presented by the PETCO Foundation promises to be a pet lovers’ extravaganza.  Scores of businesses will be exhibiting pet-related products and services on September 25th from 10:00am to 7:00pm at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg.  The entire family will enjoy shopping for their favorite furry friend, watching flyball and agility demos, and learning about pet-related issues. 

A first for Western New York, the Pet Expo will feature a Super Adoption Event on Saturday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.  Over 16 area rescue groups will be present with cats and dogs available for adoption.  Anyone thinking of adopting a new member of the family should not miss out on the opportunity to find the perfect match among over 100 animals in one location.

Pet Connection Announces Additional Events During September

Pet Connection Programs, Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, has added some new special events to its September calendar.

Volunteers will be grilling up delicious hot dogs and hamburgers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 11 at Valu Home Center, 123 Grey St., East Aurora. Also on September 11, volunteers will be taking part in the Abbott Road Animal Hospital pet fair and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. The animal hospital is located at 3816 Abbott Road in Orchard Park.

Congressman Higgins Announces Application Period for SAFER Federal Fire Grants

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the application window for grants provided through the Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program is now open.   SAFER grants are aimed at increasing the number of firefighters and enhancing a department’s ability to comply with federal standards that ensure that their communities have adequate protection from fire and fire related hazards.  This year Congress appropriated approximately $420 million for the SAFER program. 

“I encourage local companies to apply for funding through this federal grant to help support outreach and recruitment of the next generation of first responders,” said Higgins.