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Movies and Book Signings Coming to Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

Movies and Book Signings Coming to Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

 

Fun-filled movie nights and book signings will take place at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café in the coming weeks. The nonprofit community bookstore is located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

October Movie Nights at Dog Ears will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 and 30. The fun kicks off on Oct. 23 with the family classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Featured on Oct.30 will be the supernatural (R-rated) thriller “Donnie Darko.” Snacks will be available at a nominal cost, and donations are welcome.

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Historic Hoover House Adopted by Erie and Niagara Insurance Association

Historic Hoover House Adopted by Erie and Niagara Insurance Association

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (BNHV) is proud to announce the adoption of its historic George W. Hoover House by Erie and Niagara Insurance Association. The adoption is part of BNHV’s new Adopt-a-House Program. The program offers local organizations, businesses and corporations the opportunity to sponsor a house for a five-year period. 

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

 

East Aurora resident Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc., a top-level private gym located in Elma, has launched www.anticoncussion.com and developed two USA-manufactured neck training machines and two field manuals that teach progressive, safe neck training. Helmicki has also developed a coaching certification program to reduce the number of concussions among athletes.  

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

 

On Oct. 11, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) commenced screening for the Ebola virus at select U.S. airports. Starting with New York’s JFK Airport, all travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will now undergo enhanced entry screening in an effort to detect overt signs of the deadly illness. This week, Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago O-Hare and Atlanta International airports will follow suit. These five airports receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations. 

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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."  

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.