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Dog Ears Bookstore Plans Events for Kids and Poetry Lovers

Dog Ears Bookstore Plans Events for Kids and Poetry Lovers

Dog Ears Bookstore, a nonprofit neighborhood bookstore located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will begin a new six-week “Puppy Tales” story time session on Friday, Jan. 13. 

Open to children ages 2 to 4, Puppy Tales runs from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Fridays for six weeks. Each session includes stories, a craft and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a registration fee of $15, and room for 20 children in the program.

Cool Gel ’n Cap Debuts Redesigned Website

Cool Gel ’n Cap Debuts Redesigned Website

When you introduce an innovative new product and it quickly catches on with consumers, it may be time to revamp your website to accommodate the product’s growing popularity. That’s just what the creator of the Cool Gel ’n Cap, Tim Panicali, has done.

At the recently redesigned www.CoolGelnCap.net, you’ll find all sorts of new consumer-friendly features that highlight the product and underscore why it’s something no parent should be without.

Annunciation Students Receive Class Rings

Annunciation Students Receive Class Rings

Eighth-grade students from Annunciation School in Elma received their class rings on Thursday, Dec.22, during a special Christmas Mass celebrated with family, teachers and classmates at Annunciation Church. Pictured from left are: Kayla Halsey, Anna DiDomenico, Mikala McCartney, Hannah Strek, Olivia Biernat, Maegan Strek, Grace Coughlin, Veronika Tibold and Ela Sowa.

To schedule a tour of Annuncaition School, located at 7580 Clinton St., please call 681-1327. Additional information can be found at www.annunciationschoolelma.com, and daily updates can also be found on the school’s Facebook page.

Around Town This Weekend!!

Around Town This Weekend!!

So much going on this holiday weekend, Live Music, Santa & His Reindeer, Holiday Wine Tastings, Food & Drink Specials, Brunch with Santa, DInner & A Show, Gift Certificate Sales, Sabres Specials, Christmas Parties, Lunch with Santa, Theatre, Comedy & Improv, Christmasville, Shopping Spree, Spirit Tastings &  Much More!! Click on the links below:

 

Specials & Events on Friday, December 16, 2011

 

Specials & Events on Saturday, December 17, 2011

 

Specials & Events on Sunday, December 18, 2011

 

Hull House Events Focus on History, Protecting Puppies

Hull House Events Focus on History, Protecting Puppies

Experience the holiday traditions of the 1800s as volunteers at the Hull Family Home & Farmstead present Christmas at Hull House from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, at the home, 5976 Genesee St., at Pavement Road, Lancaster.

The holiday open house will include recipes, folk lore, music, exhibits, demonstrations and photographs from the era.

A second event will make your four-legged friends feel right at home as the Hull House hosts “Hounds of the Howlidays” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The event serves as a benefit for the non-profit group WNY Citizens Against Puppy Mills, a humane education organization.

Attendees are welcome to bring their dogs for photos with Santa and to enjoy a bake sale, hot cocoa, cookies, gifts and more. For more information, call 937-3829.

Thanksgiving Reads for Families

Thanksgiving Reads for Families

Hopefully, it is obvious to you that this turkey has a book in its hand. Come to think of it, hopefully it's obvious that this is, in fact, a turkey.

My amateur drawing skills aside, I want to take this opportunity to draw people's attention to some entertaining reads for children and families this Thanksgiving season. 

I know, I know, we only have a week left--but in recommending Thanksgiving reads, I am not talking about "The Turkey" by Dostoevsky (thankfully, there is no such thing) or "The Yams of Wrath" by Steinbeck (again, no such thing...although I'm told there's something similar). These are just some quick, kid-friendly, fireside reads that are sure to delight families as they prepare to celebrate this season of thanks together.

Note: For photos of each book in the order reviewed, see below.

"Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving," by Laurie Halse Anderson

Apple Picking Around Town

Apple Picking Around Town

Whether it’s the upcoming autumnal equinox, the cinnamon broomsticks at the local grocery stores, the cooler air, or the fact that the sun is setting earlier, there is no doubt that September marks the coming of fall.

Coincidentally, September also marks the prime time for apple picking and many local Western New York farmers are opening their orchards to the public. 

Below is a list of farms in our area that are open to the public this fall:

Chautauqua County

  • Chadakoin Farms - apples, grapes, pre-picked produce.
    10459 Prospect Road, Forestville, NY 14062. Phone: (716) 965-2674. Email: chadakoin@roadrunner.com. Directions: Follow Route 39 into the Village of Forestville. Turn right onto Prospect Road. 1/2 mile outside the Village of Forestville.