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Meet Bad Kitty!

Meet Bad Kitty!

She's feisty, fun and always in trouble. She's Bad Kitty, Nick Bruel's favorite feline creation, and she's coming to B is for Books on Saturday, June 11 from 10am to 2pm. Bad Kitty loves to give hugs and high fives and encouragie young friends to read, read and read some more. After you meet Bad Kitty you can make a craft and explore Orchard Park's only indie bookstore devoted to children's books. We'll also have the full collection of Bad Kitty books available, too. B  is for Books is located on E Quaker St in the heart of the village of Orchard Park. Visit our website at www.bis4books.com for details and to learn more about our exciting summer programs! Find us on Facebook, too.

Annunciation School to Offer Unique Summer Academic Program

Annunciation School to Offer Unique Summer Academic Program

Annunciation School in Elma will offer a summer academic program for children entering grades one through seven in the fall. The program will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday during the weeks of July 11 and July 18. The school is located at 7580 Clinton St.

The summer program will include an “Author Study,” reading comprehension, a phonics refresher (primary grades), Science Day, Social Studies Day, Math Day, fun activities, and arts and crafts. Technology will be incorporated into the program, which will be excellent preparation for the New York state tests in math and ELA.

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

Bird of Prey Day

Bird of Prey Day

Take Flight at BIRD OF PREY DAY

East Aurora - Strap yourself in as summer takes flight at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center’s annual Bird of Prey Day on Saturday, June 18, 2011, 11:00am-4:00pm! Enjoy one-of-a-kind, up-close and personal encounters with local and exotic wildlife. Live birds of prey will zoom past audiences during the thrilling “Avian Air Force” show and event guests will have the unique opportunity to participate in the enrichment and training of Hawk Creek’s animal ambassadors. Invite dad to bring his camera for an unforgettable Father’s Day experience with amazing photo opportunities!

Also featured will be rare, behind-the-scenes wild cat feedings, entertainment, children activities and exhibits, gift shop, and refreshments. Children will have their own “Flight Mission” to take part in and, upon returning to base, will earn their “wings”.

'Tails on the Trails' Event Will Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

'Tails on the Trails' Event Will Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, will hold its sixth annual “Tails on the Trails” dog walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Como Lake Park Casino in Lancaster. Proceeds from the event will benefit the animal shelter, founded in 1984.

“We are excited about Tails on the Trails as it brings out so many pet owners and their favorite four-legged friends to help our homeless animals at the shelter,” said Julie Garvey, president of Pet Connection Programs Inc. “The people who participate in this event know that just a little bit of extra effort can help save a dog or cat’s life, and we appreciate that.”

Great Groovy Yard Sale to Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

Great Groovy Yard Sale to Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold its annual “Great Groovy Yard Sale” on Saturday, June 18. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the event taking place on Broadway, near Townline Road, in Lancaster.

For every $5 spent at the yard sale, shoppers will earn a chance to win a prize valued at $300. 

Donations of new and gently used yard sale items will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, under the yard sale tents in Lancaster. No computers, printers, records or large appliances will be accepted. Receipts will be available for tax purposes.

EA Co-op Reaches Major Milestone

EA Co-op Reaches Major Milestone

Open House Planned to Celebrate 500 Member-Owners

In only 18 months and launching on nothing but a promise, the East Aurora Cooperative Market, Inc., has evolved from a topic of discussion over coffee among friends to an incorporated entity with an eight-member board of directors, nearly 50 volunteers and more than 500 members.  The first 500 member-owners, known as Seed Members, was a milestone reached on April 23.

To celebrate this 500-member milestone, a community celebration is slated for Wednesday, May 25 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the co-op’s business office, at 618 Main St. in East Aurora.