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Mills, Collins Present Shirley the Pig to Hidden Valley Adventure

Mills, Collins Present Shirley the Pig to Hidden Valley Adventure

On Monday, August 22, Erie County Legislator John J. Mills and Erie County Executive Chris Collins joined 15-year old Racheal Smith of Collins, NY to present Shirley the Pig to members of Hidden Valley Animal Adventure. The presentation completes a series of events set in motion by Ms. Smith in an effort to promote the 4-H program.

“Racheal Smith is a young lady with a bright future ahead of her, I am happy she asked me to bid on Shirley, because it gave me a better understanding of 4-H,” said Legislator Mills. “I would like to thank the Hidden Valley Animal Adventure for their help in guaranteeing that children will have opportunities to learn about wild life and will be able to enjoy Shirley for many years to come.”

Beyond Textbooks and Dorm Assignments: What College Students Need to Know

Beyond Textbooks and Dorm Assignments: What College Students Need to Know

Sending a child away to college is never easy, but you can make the transition a little easier by having a heart-to-heart conversation with your college-bound student before he or she leaves the nest. Following are some topics for discussion, courtesy of Feroleto Law, that will help your child avoid potential pitfalls down the road:

Driving

• Does your college student know what to do if they are in an accident? They should exchange insurance information with the other driver; get medical treatment to rule out any injuries; and take photographs of injuries, vehicles and the location of the accident if it can be done safely.

Great Prizes at Mom's Day at the Fair TODAY- Monday, August 15th.

Great Prizes at Mom's Day at the Fair TODAY- Monday, August 15th.

HAMBURG, NY- Moms are encouraged to bring the kids to the Fair and stop by the WGRZ- Channel 2 Booth for their Momslikeme.com sticker.  We will have secret spotters roaming the fairgrounds all day; if you are spotted with the momslikeme.com sticker you win a fabulous prize! Each prize is of $50 value!!! We will be giving away to two lucky moms a year’s worth of Milk from Upstate Niagara Cooperative!  We have $100 gift cards to Tops Markets, Bison’s Tickets, Fantastic Sams Gift Cards, Cappelli’s Pizza Certificates, Therapeutic Pillows from the Mattress Firm, Gift Cards from Made in America, Gift Certificates for Buffalo Wild Wings, Made in America and UB Football! Once again the Fair is offering all kids 12 and under FREE Admission everyday!!! One price ride days are Monday through Friday, too!

National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Front Porch Day 2011

National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Front Porch Day 2011

National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day is on Monday August 8, 2011. Have you ever heard of this celebration? I hadn't, but growing up with a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who grew bushels and bushels of zucchini, I was aware of those big paper bags of zucchini that got left on neighbors' front porches every August and September. What I did not know is that there is an entire day (or night, if you're really sneaky) devoted to leaving the abundance of zucchini we grow on our neighbors front porches!

What do you do if you wake up tomorrow morning and find a big paper sack filled with zucchini on your front porch? You can make many things, and then send your neighbor a thank you note for all the free zucchini you got to enjoy.

Zucchini bread recipe

Dogs Encourage Owners to Get Up, Get Out and Get Moving

Dogs Encourage Owners to Get Up, Get Out and Get Moving

(Welcome to our 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!)

Obesity rates are dramatically higher than a decade ago. Twelve states now have obesity rates of 30 percent or higher, according to a recent report by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. With obesity a serious health threat, many families are on the lookout for ways to increase their physical activity levels. For families who own a dog, one helpful answer may be as close as their favorite furry friend. Walking and exercising with the family dog is an easy way to get moving, spend quality time together and get to know your neighbors. 

Library Fundraisers Planned in Concord, Orchard Park and West Falls

Library Fundraisers Planned in Concord, Orchard Park and West Falls

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills, R-District 13, announces that his next Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Hulbert Library of the Town of Concord, 18 Chapel St., Springville.

This is the fifth year that Legislator Mills is holding his Hot Dog Roast Fundraisers at the five public and community libraries in his district; all proceeds benefit the libraries. To date, Legislator Mills, with the support of the community, has raised more than $17,000.

“The Concord Library Hot Dog Roast is one of the largest of the group and is always a great community event,” Legislator Mills said. “It will be a wonderful evening, stop by and support the library.”

Legislator Mills will again be selling hot dogs for $1, and Italian sausage with peppers and onions for $2; both meals include a bottle of ice cold Mayer Brothers Spring Water. The Hot Dog Roast will be held rain or shine.

The Fresh Air Fund: There is Still Time to Host

The Fresh Air Fund: There is Still Time to Host

THERE IS STILL TIME TO HOST A FRESH AIR CHILD!

Summer vacation, that special time of year for all children, is upon us and you still have the chance to make it memorable for a New York City child! Thanks to the many families in the Western New York and throughout 13 Northeastern states and Canada, more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income neighborhoods have enjoyed free summer experiences in suburban and small town communities through The Fresh Air Fund. The Fund is currently seeking more families to give inner-city children a two-week experience this summer. By volunteering as a host family for the Friendly Town program, you can help give a child a break from the heat and noise of the crowded city streets.