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All-Ages Wellness and Life Safety Event with Lancaster FD

All-Ages Wellness and Life Safety Event with Lancaster FD

Please join us for our Annual All Ages Wellness event in conjunction with the Lancaster Fire Department’s Annual “Fire Prevention & Life Safety Event”

September 23, 2012

12p.m. until 4p.m.

Como Park Elementary School

1985 Como Park Boulevard

Lancaster, NY 14086

We are excited to announce that we will be joining Lancaster Fire Department in their annual “Fire Prevention & Life Safety Day”

In combining these two events, this year's fair is expected to be the Largest Health and Safety expo of the year!

Here is a list of just some of what you will find:

Legislator Lorigo Recognizes Marilla Library for Winning 2012 Battle of the Books

Legislator Lorigo Recognizes Marilla Library for Winning 2012 Battle of the Books

During a special presentation held at the Marilla Library recently, Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo congratulated the library on taking first place at the 2012 Battle of the Books. Library Director Shannon Jakubowski, team members and coaches accepted certificates marking this outstanding achievement.

“Congratulations to everyone involved in this great win. Battle of the Books is extremely challenging and competitive and taking first place among the more than 30 teams is an impressive accomplishment,” said Legislator Lorigo. 

This year’s Battle of the Books was held Saturday, Aug. 4 at Erie Community College’s South Campus.

Halloween Safety and Your Pet

Halloween Safety and Your Pet

(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!)

Halloween isn't just for kids. Pets are joining the festivities too, but it's important to keep safety in mind while you celebrate. To make Halloween a real treat for pets and ensure they stay safe and happy, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

Legislator Rath Announces Free Rabies Clinic Wednesday, Sept. 12

Legislator Rath Announces Free Rabies Clinic Wednesday, Sept. 12

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath encourages pet owners to attend an upcoming free rabies clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets. Organized by the Erie County Department of Public Health, in partnership with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA, serving Erie County, the clinic is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Clarence Highway Garage, 6185 Goodrich Road, Clarence.

“Pets that receive the appropriate vaccinations help keep the entire community safer. Through this clinic, dogs, cats and ferrets can receive the rabies vaccinations, for free. Pet owners are urged to keep their pets up-to-date on vaccinations and take advantage of this free clinic if their pet is in need of the rabies vaccination,” said Legislator Rath.

The following requirements must be met in order to receive the rabies vaccination:

Cool Gel ’n Cap Earns Prestigious National Award

Cool Gel ’n Cap Earns Prestigious National Award

Cool Gel ’n Cap, the unique first aid hat for toddlers and young children developed right here in Western New York, recently earned a 2012 Top Choice of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine in the parenting aids category. 

The magazine’s national awards program is unique in that all products submitted for consideration in the competition are reviewed by parents, educators and professionals. Products are not reviewed by any one person; they are reviewed by many people — the very people who purchase them.

Hull House to Host Revolutionary War Re-enactment

Hull House to Host Revolutionary War Re-enactment

A Revolutionary War re-enactment will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Hull Family Home and Farmstead, 5976 Genesee St., Lancaster.

Battles will be at 2 p.m., and demonstrations, bayonet practices and tours of the historic home will be featured.

Admission will be $5 per adult, $2 per child between the ages of 10 and 18 and free for those younger than 10.

For more information, visit www.hullfamilyhome.org.

Prepare Your Home Properly for a New Pet

Prepare Your Home Properly for a New Pet

(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!)

Introducing a pet into your home may not be as difficult as you think. “Pets enrich our lives and bring happiness to our homes, but careful preparation is necessary for such a commitment,” says Steve Gray, a broker with Royal LePage Kelowna in Kelowna, British Columbia. “You can make the process easier with a few helpful tips.”

Gray recommends the following: