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He Made the World's "Most Famous Hat"

He Made the World's "Most Famous Hat"

Local Genius Invented Many War Devices, But None So Thankfully Received by Doughboys as the Famous "Tin Kelly"

 

Buffalo Times April 4, 1926

  It seems that there can't be much romance in hat making, ordinarily, and not if it's an ordinary kind of hat. John Leopold Brodie, No. 806 West Ferry Street, found romance in his creation however, romance and adventure in quantities to satisfy almost anyone. It was Mr. Brodie who invented the Tin Hat of war-time fame. To Mr. Brodie thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands allied soldiers owe their lives. Many of the doughboys with a streak of curiosity to peek over the top of a besieged trench, were saved from an army blanket and last post honors by the "tin" hat.

   Mr. Brodies' hat was first chosen by the British Government, and later by the United States Government, as the most efficient life saving hat of more than 40 models offered them. Tests proved that the hat was so constructed that it was practically bullet proof, and the cushioning cage inside, resisted the shock. Under service conditions it was found that the hat cut down on head wounds by 60 percent. 

Working Like a Dog: Study Confirms Benefits of Bringing Pets to Work

Working Like a Dog: Study Confirms Benefits of Bringing Pets to Work

(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!)

Harvey is no ordinary canine. The 3-year-old boxer has a full-time job, working almost every day at Greensboro, N.C.-based Replacements, Ltd. 

"Every morning he's standing by the front door, waiting to go to work," says Harvey's owner, Sara Vestal, restoration manager. "He's been coming with me since he was 6 weeks old, and he truly thinks this is his job. If he sees me taking something out of a box, he grabs a box too and is by my side trying to help." 

SKM Group Donates $50,000 To Help Fight Cancer

SKM Group Donates $50,000 To Help Fight Cancer

Depew, N.Y. – SKM Group, a full-service marketing communications agency, announced today that it has donated $50,000 to cancer-related causes throughout the country.  The donation was a result of $25,000 the agency raised through various fundraising efforts and community events in 2011-12 and $25,000 SKM committed to match.

“I knew it was a pretty ambitious goal, but I continue to be impressed by the generosity of the community, our partners and our clients,” said Susan K. Meany, President.  “This was no exception. Our team dove into this with such enthusiasm and creativity, and it’s been so rewarding to see all of our hard work come to fruition.”

When SKM celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011, Meany opted to skip the usual party or special event and honed the company’s resources on a cause she witnessed firsthand when an employee was undergoing cancer treatments.

Canterbury Woods Achieves Deficiency-Free Survey from NYS

Canterbury Woods Achieves Deficiency-Free Survey from NYS

Facility ranks as one of the premier life care communities in nation

Canterbury Woods, Western New York’s premier life care community, announced that it has received a deficiency-free survey from the New York State Department of Health for its Oxford Village skilled nursing unit, placing it in rare company among nursing homes both across the state and nationally.

Each year, the Department of Health surveys all nursing homes in New York State on more than 180 regulatory and quality standards, including administration, quality of care, resident rights and others. The standards must be met for each resident who resides in a nursing home’s care. For each standard in which a nursing home is found to be deficient, it will receive a citation. The average number of citations issued per nursing home in New York State is six, while the national average is eight.

MadeinBuffalo.com Targets Bills Fans Everywhere withTailgate Pack

MadeinBuffalo.com Targets Bills Fans Everywhere withTailgate Pack

MadeinBuffalo.com, a division of CityMade, Inc., is now offering Western New York football fans the Ultimate Tailgate Party Pack that is sure to score big and enhance your tailgating experience.

The Ultimate Tailgate Party Pack includes six pounds of Sahlen's Hot Dogs, two pounds of Mineo & Sapio Italian Sausage, two containers of Bison French Onion Chip Dip, two seven-ounce Battistoni Pepperoni sticks, one bottle of Uncle Bob's Marinade, one 12-ounce bottle of Weber’s Mustard, two Buffalo Bills drink koozies and one Buffalo Bills bumper sticker. Free overnight priority shipping is included.

MadeinBuffalo.com Now Offering Ted’s Hot Dogs Ultimate Summer Grillin’ Pack

MadeinBuffalo.com Now Offering Ted’s Hot Dogs Ultimate Summer Grillin’ Pack

 

Two of Western New York’s favorite companies have recently teamed up to offer a special grilling package and other products that current and former Buffalonians are sure to enjoy.

MadeinBuffalo.com, a division of CityMade, Inc., has joined forces with Ted’s Hot Dogs to offer a Ted’s Hot Dogs Ultimate Grillin’ Pack that’s perfect for the outdoor barbecue season. The pack includes six pounds of Sahlen's hot dogs, one bottle of Ted's Hot Dogs Hot Sauce and one bottle of Weber's Mustard — everything you need to re-create the Ted's Hot Dogs experience at home! 

This special offer includes free overnight priority shipping anywhere in the continental United States and supports multiple Buffalo-based businesses all at the same time.

Social Media Seminar for Businesses June 20th

Social Media Seminar for Businesses June 20th

The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce will host a Social Media Marketing Seminar on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Empire State College, SUNY at the AppleTree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Suite 34.

“We are very pleased to join with Empire State College, SUNY to bring this important and informative seminar to the business community”, said Debra S. Liegl, President and CEO of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce.  “Many small businesses have the desire to grow their business through social media marketing but Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In are almost foreign languages to them.  This basic seminar that will take the fear out of social media marketing and show business owners and managers how to use various social media to drive customers to their business”, said Liegl.