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Are Damages Caused by Wind and Severe Weather Covered?

Are Damages Caused by Wind and Severe Weather Covered?

Western New York is in the path of predicted 70 mph winds this weekend. Are you prepared for severe weather conditions when it comes to being covered by homeowners insurance? 

Many people are misled or confused as to what is covered and what isn’t on their homeowners policy. Some just assume they are covered for everything. This is not the case.

Damages caused by windstorms, hail, hurricanes and tornadoes are covered in all homeowners policies. However, some insurers may limit the coverage of homeowners residing in hurricane prone areas. Additional coverage may be purchased.

Cool Gel ’n Cap Owners Seek Your Help to Win National Competition

Cool Gel ’n Cap Owners Seek Your Help to Win National Competition

Cool Gel ’n Cap is stacked up against some pretty stiff competition, but with your help, this unique product developed right here in Western New York may soon be stacked on Walmart shelves across the country!

A unique, all-natural first aid cap for children, Cool Gel ’n Cap is the brainchild of Timothy Panicali of Elma. Beginning on Wednesday, March 7, Cool Gel ’n Cap will be competing with numerous other products in the “Get on the Shelf” promotion sponsored by Walmart, the largest retailer in the world.

Lancaster Firefighters Ditch Ladders, Grab Serving Trays

Lancaster Firefighters Ditch Ladders, Grab Serving Trays

On Tuesday, February 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Lancaster, NY will join forces with members of the Lancaster Fire Department to put out meals, not fires. The event is part of Applebee’s “Tip-A-Firefighter” fundraiser and will help the firemen and women raise key funds to support the Lancaster Fire Department Explorer Program. The Explorer program is an initiative for youth ages 14 to 18 and teaches the importance of fire safety and prevention.

Local Product Carried by National Retailer

Local Product Carried by National Retailer

Cool Gel ’n Cap, the adorable and unique first aid hat for toddlers and young children that holds a non-toxic cool or warm gel pack in place for relief of bumps, bruises, earaches and headaches, can now be purchased online at Target.com.

“Consumers know and respect the Target name and appreciate the fact that Target is both family and community oriented,” said Cool Gel ’n Cap President and Founder Timothy Panicali of Elma, N.Y. “We are very proud of our new relationship with Target and look forward to partnering with them for many years to come.”

USFL Book, Poetry Anthology Available Exclusively at Dog Ears Bookstore

USFL Book, Poetry Anthology Available Exclusively at Dog Ears Bookstore

Dog Ears Bookstore, a unique nonprofit bookstore and literary arts center located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, is the only store in the United States where consumers can purchase two very unique books — one about the defunct United States Football League and the other an anthology of poetry compiled by local poets.

USFL: The Rebel League the NFL Didn’t Respect but Feared, was written by Mike Damergis, designed and edited by Carolyn A’Hearn and published by Pennylane Productions, Inc. Available in limited quantities and priced at $29.95, each book available at Dog Ears is personally autographed by the author. Included in this full-color, 144-page in-depth look at the USFL are stories on Buffalo football greats Jim Kelly, Doug Flutie, Marv Levy and Ray Bentley. It is a must for any football fan or sports memorabilia collector.

2012 Legislative Forum Slated for Friday, Feb. 10

2012 Legislative Forum Slated for Friday, Feb. 10

The Western New York Chamber Alliance is holding its annual State Legislative Forum on Friday, February 10th at The Creekside, 2669 Union Road at William in Cheektowaga.  Businesses will have the opportunity to give their feedback on the direction of state government.   The event represents the organizational collaboration of over 25 Western New York Chambers to move the region forward.  

Confirmed for the event are John Ceretto, Jane Corwin, Dennis Gabryszak, Pat Gallivan, Mark Grisanti, Tim Kennedy, George Maziarz, Mike Ranzenhofer, Robin Schimminger, Kevin Smardz, and Raymond Waker.  Also expected to attend are Congresswoman Kathy Hochul and Sam Hoyt, Empire State Development Corp.