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'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.”

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.

Annunciation School to Offer Popular KinderKamp Program

Annunciation School to Offer Popular KinderKamp Program

Annunciation School’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 13-17. The school is located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma, and the 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. Registration is $50 and space is limited. To register or for more information, please call the school office at 681-1327.

Dog Walk and Yard Sale Events Highlight Pet Connection June Calendar

Dog Walk and Yard Sale Events Highlight Pet Connection June Calendar

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned throughout the month of June. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.

Pet Connection’s sixth annual “Tails on the Trails” dog walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Como Lake Park Casino in Lancaster. In addition to the dog walk, there will be contests, raffles, a basket auction, vendors and a cookout. Other activities and demonstrations include a “good citizen” dog test, pet blessing, pet psychic, pet first aid, dog agility and much more.

A Message From the Local Makers of Cool Gel ’n Cap

A Message From the Local Makers of Cool Gel ’n Cap

We are proud and devoted parents to a toddler named Lukas. He's very curious about the world around him and loves to play with all his heart!

We have worked hard to bring the best quality products to parents everywhere for their growing, curious and playful children — just like Lukas. We designed Cool Gel ’n Cap to help relieve the stress and pain of “lumps and bumps” that toddlers inevitably experience through accidents or play.

 

Annunciation Church Lists Holy Week Schedule

Annunciation Church Lists Holy Week Schedule

Annunciation Church, located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma, has announced its Mass schedule for Holy Week: 

Holy Thursday: Morning prayer at 9 a.m., Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:30 p.m. 

Good Friday: Morning prayer at 9 a.m., Stations of the Cross at noon, Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at 3 p.m., Taize Prayer at 7 p.m.

Holy Saturday: Morning prayer at 9 a.m., RCIA Rites of Preparation at 9:30 a.m., Blessing of Easter Baskets at 2 p.m., Vigil at 8:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday: Masses at 8, 10 and 11:30 a.m., and 6 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.annunciation.cc or call 683-5254.

 

Cool Gel ’n Cap: A Good Fit for Fevers

Cool Gel ’n Cap: A Good Fit for Fevers

Cool Gel ’n Cap, a unique first aid cap for children developed right here in Western New York, can help relieve your child’s fear and discomfort from bumps and bruises, earaches, ear infections and headaches. In this week’s article, we’ll cover the topic of fevers.

If your child has a fever and you're alarmed, keep in mind that most fevers are completely harmless. The normal body temperature for adults is 98.6 degrees, and most children's core temperatures are a little higher than this. Physicians know that a temperature greater than 100 to 101 degrees does not pose much danger for otherwise healthy kids. If your child has no other symptoms you can just keep them in a cool environment, dress them in light clothing and monitor them for any changes.

Is it necessary to treat a fever? Not necessarily. In most cases, fever is treated as a comfort measure.