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Kittens Expected at the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Kitten Shower

Kittens Expected at the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Kitten Shower

Each year at this time, WNY area rescue groups and shelters are flooded with thousands of cats and kittens. To manage the influx, the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project is hosting a Kitten Shower on July 28th from 11:00 – 2:00 at the Eastern Hills Mall. The event will take place in front of the SPCA Adoption Center and Dipson Theaters.

Mary Queen of Angels School Adds New Classroom Technology

Mary Queen of Angels School Adds New Classroom Technology

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School continues to make improvements over the summer months, including the installation of new SMARTBoards in four classrooms.  Additionally, improvements are being made to the school’s existing computer lab, with a major announcement expected in the coming weeks.

Located at 170 Rosewood Terrace, MQA offers Pre-K3, Pre-K 4, UPK, Kindergarten and Grades 1-8. For more information about Cheektowaga’s only Catholic school, to schedule a summer tour or to register for the 2012-13 school year, please call 895-6280 or visit www.mqangels.com.

 

Cool Gel ’n Cap ‘A Blessing’ for Child with Dravet Syndrome

Cool Gel ’n Cap ‘A Blessing’ for Child with Dravet Syndrome

Cool Gel ’n Cap, the adorable plush hat developed in Elma, N.Y., that holds a cold or warm gel pack in place to soothe bumps, bruises, earaches and headaches, has found another unique use. And it has been an absolute blessing for one Ohio family.

Six-year-old Breanna Heck of Tiffin, Ohio, suffered her first seizure at just three months of age and was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome at the age of three. Dravet Syndrome, according to the Dravet Syndrome Foundation, is a rare and catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy that begins in infancy. Initial seizures are most often prolonged events and in the second year of life other seizure types begin to emerge. Development remains on track initially, with plateaus and a progressive decline typically beginning in the second year of life. 

Assemblyman Gabryszak Fights to Safeguard Our Community

As always, the safety and welfare of our community was a top priority of mine during the past legislative session. I fought hard to pass several critical bills that will go a long way toward protecting Western New Yorkers and ensuring that our community remains a safe place to live, work and raise a family.

Annunciation School Still Accepting Applications for Pre-K Through Grade 8

Annunciation School Still Accepting Applications for Pre-K Through Grade 8

Annunciation School in Elma, home of The Center for Health Science, a unique two-year curriculum for students in seventh and eighth grade, continues to accept applications for the 2012-13 school year. The school serves children in Pre-K3, Pre-K4, Kindergarten and Grades 1-8 from several area school districts.

In addition to The Center for Health Science, the school has made several upgrades and improvements over the past two years. Recently completed projects include an expanded Pre-K program, new floors throughout the school, a new gym floor, an expanded sports program, new computers and SMART Boards, a new website and more. 

Williamsville Old Home Days This Week!!

Williamsville Old Home Days This Week!!
  • Alex Rene's Big Swing Band in The Bandshell Tuesday 8-11PM
  • Amherst Recreation Department Youth Games in the Tent Wednesday 11-4PM
  • Bicycle Rodeo in the town hall parking lot. Sponsored by Amherst Police dept Wednesday 11-1PM
  • Black Widow in the Beer Tent Wednesday 7-11PM

Secrets to Raising a Happy, Healthy Cat

Secrets to Raising a Happy, Healthy Cat

(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!)

A new kitten can make the "purr"fect addition to your family and provide companionship for years to come. Regardless of whether you've just adopted a kitten for the first time or are a seasoned pet parent, there are plenty of tasks to consider when it comes to cat care. To avoid becoming overwhelmed, follow these tips to ensure your cat is happy and healthy. 

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