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MQA Students Collect Products for South Buffalo Community Table

MQA Students Collect Products for South Buffalo Community Table

 

Universal Pre-K students at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga recently completed a service project to benefit the South Buffalo Community Table, an organization that provides food and fellowship to the hungry and less fortunate members of our community.

With the help of family and MQA students and staff, the youngsters collected a wide variety of paper products for the nonprofit organization. Spearheading the project was UPK teacher Mary Teresa McCarthy.

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Continues on April 26

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Continues on April 26

 

The popular Winter Market at Horsefeathers will continue its successful run on Saturday, April 26. The indoor market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and occupies portions of the first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side. 

Occupying the market’s community table this Saturday will be representatives of Backyard Orchards.

Watch for Three Common Sources of Pet Irritation

Watch for Three Common Sources of Pet Irritation

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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!)

If you are wondering why your pet has developed certain sensitivities, take a look at three common sources that may be affecting your cat or dog, along with suggested remedies:

Outdoor pollutants. Pollen, grasses and other seasonal allergens are prevalent sources for pet sensitivities. If you are concerned, consider a trip to the veterinarian to determine your best course of action.

Unique Places: Buffalo Crushed Stone Quarry


LANCASTER, NY - It's a landmark along the thruway in Lancaster, something you've zipped by countless times and perhaps wondered about.

The giant quarry north of the thruway, just east of Exit 49, has been mined for more than a century.

"It started in 1904," said Gary Nelson, Quality Control Manager and Geologist for the quarry's current owner Buffalo Crushed Stone.

The quarry, which now covers approximately 734 acres, is 1.5 miles long, three-quarters of a mile wide, and 100 feet deep.

"This quarry, land area wise, is probably about the biggest in the state," said Nelson, who noted that the quarry produces approximately 100 tons of hard limestone annually, used in a variety of building and construction projects.

What is produced here has literally helped lay the foundation beneath Western New York for more than a century.

West Seneca’s New Outdoor Market to Open on May 15

West Seneca’s New Outdoor Market to Open on May 15

 

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s new farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, will open for the season on Thursday, May 15. The event will take place on Thursday evenings through Sept. 4 on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

Unannounced Workplace Site Inspections Expanded to Include L-1 Employers

Unannounced Workplace Site Inspections Expanded to Include L-1 Employers

 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security division has announced it is expanding unannounced workplace site inspections to include employers of L-1 intra-company transfers. Previously reserved only for companies that employed H-1B workers, this expansion of the program to include the L-1 category means that any company that employs workers in either H-1B or L-1 status may now be subject to an unannounced workplace site visit.

Worksite visits are designed to detect fraud in the immigration system. Since their introduction in 2009, tens of thousands of unannounced site inspections have been completed at companies that employ H-1B workers.
 

Hockey Fans Heading to London for 11-day FanFest Event

Hockey Fans Heading to London for 11-day FanFest Event

 

Celebrating the Ontario Hockey League and the Hockey Hall of Fame showcase, Downtown London FanFest in nearby London, Ontario, is the perfect way for fans and athletes on both sides of the border to celebrate Canada’s national pastime!

An 11-day celebration taking place from May 15-25, FanFest is free, open to the public and will run daily around Budweiser Gardens and Covent Garden Market Square. Activities will include an interactive PlayStation gaming experience, a CHL creative zone with a theatre-style environment showcasing a video tribute to the Canadian Hockey League, as well as an OHL-themed Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit with interactive hockey games for all to enjoy.