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Get Wrapped Up in Quilting Events and Other Activities at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Get Wrapped Up in Quilting Events and Other Activities at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Quilting-related festivities and a girls’ day out are among the highlights on Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s busy April events calendar. Dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Niagara Frontier, BNHV is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

Quit Horsing Around and Get to London’s All Equine Show

Quit Horsing Around and Get to London’s All Equine Show

Horse enthusiasts from near and far will be riding into nearby London, Ontario, for the All Equine Show taking place March 14-16 at the Western Fair District Agriplex.

The second annual All Equine Show is dedicated to anyone in the equine industry. With clinics, live entertainment and educational workshops, there are plenty of activities planned. The interactive nature of the show encourages attendees to actively participate by getting close to the animals, speak with breeders and product experts, and watch live competitions and demonstrations. The show runs from noon to 9 p.m. Frday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

The Buffalo Zoo Wants You to Power Down for Polar Bears

The Buffalo Zoo is launching a new initiative called “Power Down for Polar Bears” to reduce the community’s carbon footprint.

The initiative was developed to encourage the Western New York community to participate in the global “Earth Hour” movement. Earth Hour will take place on March 29 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Zoo’s “Power Down for Polar Bears” event will run for a full week from March 23 – March 29 to encourage maximum participation.

Participation is easy! Schools and classrooms, local businesses, and individuals or families can get involved. During “Power Down for Polar Bears” week, participants should shut off any non-essential lights, appliances, or electronics for at least one hour. Consuming less energy is one easy way to reduce carbon emissions, and slow the melting of sea ice. Polar bears in the wild depend on sea ice to survive.

South Buffalo Charter School Goes Bald for Bucks in Support of Roswell Park

South Buffalo Charter School Goes Bald for Bucks in Support of Roswell Park

Students, staff embrace opportunity to help others

BUFFALO, NY – With the buzz of hair clippers and grins a mile wide, students and teachers at South Buffalo Charter School made life a little less this afternoon. It was all in good fun and all for a good cause. The school took part in its annual “Goin’ Bald for Bucks” fundraising event today, generating support for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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Daemen’s New Master of Public Health Program to Begin This Fall

Daemen’s New Master of Public Health Program to Begin This Fall

Daemen College has received New York State Department of Education approval to offer a master of public health degree beginning this fall, making it the only MPH program available at a private college in Western New York.

The new 45-credit graduate program, which will include specialty tracks in epidemiology and community health education along with a generalist track, is geared to working professionals and recent bachelor-level graduates looking to further their education in the growing field of public health. MPH graduates will be prepared for a myriad of opportunities at community-based, global health and managed care organizations, hospitals, health departments, and in public health research.

On St. Patrick’s Day, be a Saint and Drive Sober

On St. Patrick’s Day, be a Saint and Drive Sober

 

The statistics are sobering: Every 53 minutes in 2011, a person was killed in a drunk-driving crash in the United States, and most of the drunk drivers involved had blood alcohol concentrations nearly double the legal limit of .08. 

“For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day and the days leading up to it have become synonymous with drinking,” said Monica Farrar, program director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “Unfortunately, that means that drunk drivers have made the holiday very dangerous.”

Learn the Difference Between 'Natural' and 'Organic' Pet Food

Learn the Difference Between 'Natural' and 'Organic' Pet Food

 

(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!)

As more and more pet parents are giving careful consideration to better nutrition, natural and organic pet foods are becoming increasingly popular choices. Amid the buzz whirling around these green diets, it can be easy to use the two terms interchangeably, so Dr. Simon Starkey, a veterinarian with PetSmart Canada, explains the difference between natural and organic pet foods and gives us the key benefits: