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East Aurora Co-op to Hold Annual Meeting

East Aurora Co-op to Hold Annual Meeting

The East Aurora Cooperative Market, Inc., will hold its first Annual Meeting for member-owners and interested community members on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. in the East Aurora Middle School cafeteria.

As a member-owned business, the East Aurora Cooperative Market’s bylaws require an annual meeting to share information with its constituents. More than that obligation, however, this first annual meeting since incorporating in 2011  "gives our member-owners an opportunity to meet the board members and volunteers who have been working diligently for two years to keep this project on track," said Project Manager Sheila Conboy. "We will be celebrating our successes, and answering the questions that are most on people's minds, about site selection and timeline," Conboy said.

Limited edition EA Co-op totes will be on sale, and attendees will be entered into a drawing for a composter.

Pet Owners Beware: Pests are Poised for Attack

Pet Owners Beware: Pests are Poised for Attack

(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!)

Pets, like humans, have been anxiously waiting for warm weather to play outdoors and enjoy nature. However, pet owners should prepare for a pest battle unlike in previous years as hungry ticks, fleas and mosquitoes await their prey — of the two- or four-legged kind.

Volunteers Needed for Ombudsman Program

Training Scheduled for June 11-14

 

BUFFALO, NY, May 11, 2012 - The American Red Cross, Serving Erie & Niagara Counties is currently seeking volunteers for its Ombudsman Program.  The Ombudsman Program provides advocacy services responsive to the complaints and problems of residents living in long term care facilities.

 

Grisanti Introduces New Medicaid Fraud Technology That Will Save Taxpayers $5 Billion

Grisanti Introduces New Medicaid Fraud Technology That Will Save Taxpayers $5 Billion

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today unveiled new biometric technology during a midday press conference that will combat Medicaid fraud in New York State. Grisanti’s co-sponsorship of bill S.4384 establishes the Medicaid identification and anti-fraud technology program utilizing the science of measuring human body characteristics like fingerprinting for authentication purposes. 

This legislation will require the Department of Health to develop and implement a program using biometric technologies in hospitals, clinics and pharmacies for the purpose of fighting fraud in the Medicaid program by having patients and providers verify their identity prior to payment being made.  

Local Company Thanks Community with Discount

Local Company Thanks Community with Discount

Cool Gel ’n Cap LLC, the Elma-based company that produces a unique first aid hat for toddlers and young children, is thanking the Western New York community for its support by offering a limited-time discount on its Cool Gel ’n Cap product. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

May Dates Announced for Free Rabies Clinics in Erie County

May Dates Announced for Free Rabies Clinics in Erie County

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein and Erie County Legislator Lynn Marinelli (District 3) announced that upcoming rabies clinics will be held in the month of May. The clinics, conducted by the County Department of Health in association with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA Serving Erie County, provide free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats, and ferrets.

“We must protect families and their pets from rabies, and these free clinics are a great way to do that,” said Poloncarz.

Saluting Our School Nurses on National School Nurse Day

Saluting Our School Nurses on National School Nurse Day

“Advocacy, access, achievement: Making the connection” is the theme of National School Nurse Day, being celebrated on Wednesday, May 9. The theme is reflective of the overall positive impact school nurses have on the health and well-being of students, according to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN).

The Iroquois Central School District, covering approximately 84 square miles, includes the towns of Elma, Marilla, Wales, Aurora, Lancaster and Bennington. The district serves approximately 2,900 students in six public schools, and also includes two Catholic elementary schools — Annunciation and St. Vincent de Paul.