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The Salvation Army Japan Update

The Salvation Army Japan Update

The Salvation Army in Japan has just sent updates on our three emergency teams at work. The Japanese Government has recognized The Salvation Army’s work and has given our teams permission to enter the disaster area and use access roads that are closed off to the public.

The first of the three teams went to Sendai, where about 1,000 meals were served to evacuees. Our mobile emergency canteen prepared hot meals and drinks to give out at the Sendai Salvation Army church.  Another team went to a relief office in the Mito area and unloaded bottles of water, biscuits, blankets, diapers and tissue boxes for distribution to evacuees.  The third team headed to an area where people had been evacuated from the vicinity around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, but snow and shortage of petrol meant they had to divert to other areas to support evacuees.

Village of East Aurora Considers Move to Four-Year Terms

Village of East Aurora Considers Move to Four-Year Terms

by Jeremy Morlock

East Aurora’s mayor and trustee posts are each chosen by voters every two years—the mayor and three trustees elected on even-numbered years, and the other three trustees elected on odd-numbered years. At a work session on Monday night, the current board considered whether this cycle might be a little too quick.

“Every year’s an election year,” said Mayor Allan Kasprzak. He noted that the there is a cost to the village for each election, and that some municipalities do have four-year terms.

‘Over Thirty Mommy’ Blog Gives Thumbs Up to Cool Gel ‘n Cap

‘Over Thirty Mommy’ Blog Gives Thumbs Up to Cool Gel ‘n Cap

Yet another “mommy blog” has great things to say about Cool Gel ‘n Cap, a unique first aid cap for kids that was invented and brought to market by Western New York resident Timothy Panicali. Here’s what the “Over Thirty Mommy” site has to say:

“Have you ever tried holding an ice pack on a screaming child's head? I have, and let me tell you it is not easy. Most of the time, I am trying to struggle holding her still, holding the pack and trying to comfort her. I need more hands!

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time

Did you know...?

Benjamin Franklin first suggested Daylight Saving Time in 1784, but modern DST was not proposed until 1895 when an entomologist from New Zealand, George Vernon Hudson, presented a proposal for a two-hour daylight saving shift to the Wellington Philosophical Society.

The conception of DST was mainly credited to an English builder, William Willett in 1905, when he presented the idea to advance the clock during the summer months. His proposal was published two years later and introduced to the House of Commons in February 1908. The first Daylight Saving Bill was examined by a select committee but was never made into a law. It wasn't until World War I, in 1916, that DST was adopted and implemented by several countries in Europe who initially rejected the idea.

Aurora Historical Society will Hear About Pioneer Cemetery

Aurora Historical Society will Hear About Pioneer Cemetery

Robert Warhus and Robert Lowell Goller will be the speakers at the Aurora Historical Society’s March general meeting on Thurs., March 24. They will discuss restoration efforts at the Pioneer Cemetery on Oakwood Avenue.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with refreshments being served, followed by the meeting and speakers at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Aurora Senior Center, at the corner of Oakwood Avenue and King Street. Everyone is welcome to attend.

This item previously appeared in the East Aurora Advertiser.

 

East Aurora Village Board Election is Tuesday

East Aurora Village Board Election is Tuesday

Those Village of East Aurora residents who head to the polls on Tues., March 15 aren't likely to be faced with much of a dilemma; there are three positions to be filled on the Village Board, and only three official candidates to fill those seats.

Incumbents Kevin Biggs, Peter Mercurio and Libby Weberg each submitted petitions to run for re-election, and this year they face no outside competition. The same trio ran unopposed in 2007, when Biggs first won office.

Read the full article from the East Aurora Advertiser.

ASDF Grant Will Fund New Softball Team at Annunciation School

ASDF Grant Will Fund New Softball Team at Annunciation School

Annunciation School in Elma will be adding to its sports program, thanks to a grant from the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Amateur Sports Development Fund (ASDF). The $800 grant will be used to purchase equipment for a new girls’ softball team.

The ASDF has been providing assistance to area groups since supporting the 1993 World University Games. Funds are awarded annually to amateur athletes, teams and organizations seeking financial assistance to foster the pursuit of a higher level of athletic achievement. A portion of the proceeds from the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame annual induction dinner held each fall is made available to fund the ASDF.