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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists September 1 Events

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists September 1 Events

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 35 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open for the 2012 season. Hours at the open-air market are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. 

Providing musical entertainment on Saturday, Sept. 1, will be Paul Arata from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. by Azure James. Wine-tasting will be courtesy of Schulze Vineyards & Winery and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery.

Pet Owners Beware: Pests are Poised for Attack

Pet Owners Beware: Pests are Poised for Attack

(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!)

Pets, like humans, are enjoying the warm weather and outdoor play this summer. However, pet owners should be prepared for a pest battle unlike previous years as hungry ticks, fleas and mosquitoes await their prey — of the two- or four-legged kind.

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. 

How to Make Sure Your Pet Has a Good Time on Vacation

How to Make Sure Your Pet Has a Good Time on Vacation

(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!)

When it comes time to take a vacation, don't forget to invite your family pet along for the ride. Traveling with your pet adds an extra element of fun to your getaway and means you don't have to make separate arrangements for feeding and boarding your pet while you are gone. 

There are also a few things you can do to make sure your pet enjoys your vacation as much as the family. Here are tips to keep your pet happy and healthy during your travels. 

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.

Put a Stop to Feline Urinary Tract Problems

Put a Stop to Feline Urinary Tract Problems

(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!)

Urinary tract problems are a common affliction among cats. Regular litter box cleaning is an important step in keeping this painful condition in check.

How to Protect Your Pet From the Heat

How to Protect Your Pet From the Heat

(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!)

When the arrival of warm weather, it seems everyone has a reason to smile. Whether you prefer to cool off with a dip in the pool or with a tall cool drink in the shade, we all have ways to beat the heat. But what about your dog? Pets can suffer from heat just like people.