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Buffalo Bandettes to Lead Pet Connection’s Tails on the Trails Dog Walk Event

Buffalo Bandettes to Lead Pet Connection’s Tails on the Trails Dog Walk Event

Three members of the Buffalo Bandettes dance team will lead two- and four-legged walkers participating in the 7th annual Tails on the Trails dog walk to benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Como Lake Park casino in Lancaster.

Immediately following the walk, the Bandettes will be available to sign autographs and pose for photos for a donation to Pet Connection. Other highlights of the event include dog agility and Good Citizen demonstrations, canvas dog paintings created by your dog,   dog contests, a wide variety of vendors and even a pet psychic! Additionally, there will be a caricature artist, air brush and face painting, artistic balloons and a pet blessing at 10:30 a.m. 

Annunciation has Youth Programs for Summer and Beyond

Annunciation has Youth Programs for Summer and Beyond

Annunciation School in Elma, a growing Catholic elementary school serving children from Pre-K3 through Grade 8, has programs to entertain and educate children this summer and beyond!

Annunciation’s annual KinderKamp program, designed to help ease entry into a formal school setting through creative learning experiences, will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon June 11-15. This unique program is open to students preparing to enter kindergarten at any school. Activities offered at KinderKamp include letter and number recognition, story comprehension, art, fun and games. To register or for more information, please call the school office at 681-1327.

Explore & More Children’s Museum Presents Touch-A-Truck

Explore & More Children’s Museum Presents Touch-A-Truck

Riding on the success of previous years’ fun family event, Explore & More is bringing back the extremely popular Touch-A-Truck!  On Sunday, May 20, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., kids of all ages ¾ including adults! ¾ can explore trucks of all types and sizes.

For just $5 per person, families will be able to put their imagination in gear and go!  Kids get a chance to get behind the wheel and rub elbows with some cool vehicles.  The parking lot will be filled with many favorite vehicles including big rigs, a fire truck and construction trucks! It will be a day that will be remembered for years to come.  Additional indoor and outdoor activities will take place throughout the day, including the museum’s new and extremely popular Imagination Playground.

World's Largest Yard Sale, Mother's Day Weekend 2012

World's Largest Yard Sale, Mother's Day Weekend 2012

Your mother is special and unique so for Mother's Day you should get her a gift with the same qualities! Come on down to the World's Largest Yard Sale at the Hamburg Fair Grounds this Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. This event helps support the Variety Club of Buffalo.

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Homeless Alliance of Western New York Releases 2011 Data

Homeless Alliance of Western New York Releases 2011 Data

The Homeless Alliance of WNY has released the results of their State of Homelessness 2011 for the federal reporting year October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011.  The data used to create this report were compiled from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) as well as the annual Point in Time count, Housing Inventory Chart, Unsheltered Street Count, and the Erie County Department of Social Services and Veterans Administration.

Throughout the year of 2011, there were an estimated 5,050 people who experienced homelessness in Erie County and on any given night there were approximately 1,000 homeless people.  These figures include people in Emergency Housing, Transitional Housing, Safe Havens, the unsheltered, and those taking part in the Code Blue Warming Center beds.  Although the majority of homeless persons are single, the number of homeless families increased by 4% from 2010 to 29%.

Cool Gel ’n Cap Supporting Childrens’ Charities

Cool Gel ’n Cap Supporting Childrens’ Charities

Cool Gel ’n Cap LLC, the Western New York-based company that produces a unique first aid hat for toddlers and young children, is supporting two childrens’ charities through sales of the Cool Gel ’n Cap product.

“Cool Gel ’n Cap is proud to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a Partner in Hope,” said Elma resident Timothy Panicali, president and co-inventor of Cool Gel ‘n Cap. “As we grow as a company, we will continue to donate 5 percent of our profit to the hospital. Together we can find cures, save children and make a difference!”

Book Signing and Other Events Planned at Dog Ears Bookstore

Book Signing and Other Events Planned at Dog Ears Bookstore

A book signing for the definitive guide on thriving on less than two incomes will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. Author and business performance consultant Cathi Brese Doebler will sign her book, Ditch the Joneses, Discover Your Family: How to thrive on less than two incomes!