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Pet Health Care Primer: What You Need to Do and When

Pet Health Care Primer: What You Need to Do and When

(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!)

For pet owners, there are few things more exciting than bringing home a new companion. And while it's fun to play with that new furry friend during those first months together, there's also some business to take care of. Setting a pet up for a long, rich life is in your hands, so it's important to know how to take care of his health from the start. 

Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation Awards Grant for Catholic Charities Parenting Program

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 24, 2012 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a $25,000 grant renewal from the Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation (MECF), an organization dedicated to ensuring healthy babies and services for parents across New York State, to support its Young Parents Program (YPP), which provides parent education and home visitation services to Erie County residents.

The grant reflects a portion of the funds made available to serve young, low-income, expectant and new parents throughout the state in high-need areas where services are often limited. The MECF has been providing financial support to Catholic Charities YPP since 1984.

The YPP provides education and support to pregnant and/or parenting individuals ages 12-25. Services include two Catholic Charities’ parenting programs, as well as prenatal and parenting educational classes offered through the Ken-Ton Family Health Center and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo OB-GYN Health Center.

Unique Workshop to Combine Yoga and Poetry at Dog Ears Bookstore

Unique Workshop to Combine Yoga and Poetry at Dog Ears Bookstore

“Finding Poetry Through Movement,” a unique workshop that uses movement and breath awareness to uncover images and sensory impressions hidden in the body, will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 2, at Dog Ears Bookstore. The nonprofit bookstore is located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

Part of the bookstore’s Creative Writing Workshops program, this class will be led by teacher and poet Linda Drajem, and yoga instructor and poet Kathy Shoemaker. From this new perspective, participants will learn how to translate the body’s language into poetry. The class fee is $20, and no experience is necessary. 

East Aurora Co-op to Hold Annual Meeting

East Aurora Co-op to Hold Annual Meeting

The East Aurora Cooperative Market, Inc., will hold its first Annual Meeting for member-owners and interested community members on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. in the East Aurora Middle School cafeteria.

As a member-owned business, the East Aurora Cooperative Market’s bylaws require an annual meeting to share information with its constituents. More than that obligation, however, this first annual meeting since incorporating in 2011  "gives our member-owners an opportunity to meet the board members and volunteers who have been working diligently for two years to keep this project on track," said Project Manager Sheila Conboy. "We will be celebrating our successes, and answering the questions that are most on people's minds, about site selection and timeline," Conboy said.

Limited edition EA Co-op totes will be on sale, and attendees will be entered into a drawing for a composter.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Present NovelTea, a Unique Formal High Tea Event

Dog Ears Bookstore to Present NovelTea, a Unique Formal High Tea Event

NovelTea, a formal high tea to benefit Dog Ears Bookstore and The Enlightenment Literary Arts Center, will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at The Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. NovelTea will feature all of the refreshments and trappings customarily found at a traditional high tea. Author Patty Gelman will deliver remarks exploring both her successful battle against breast cancer, and helpful writing and publishing tips for would-be authors.

Attendees will enjoy classic high tea fare including tea and coffee, fresh fruit, crumpets, and other baked goods and sweets. They are also be invited to don a formal hat from the collection of Mrs. Karen E. Penfold. Guests may also wear their own hats, as well as their finest frocks, for NovelTea.

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, have been anxiously waiting for warm weather to play outdoors and enjoy nature. However, pet owners should prepare for a pest battle unlike in previous years as hungry ticks, fleas and mosquitoes await their prey — of the two- or four-legged kind.

Local Company Thanks Community with Discount

Local Company Thanks Community with Discount

Cool Gel ’n Cap LLC, the Elma-based company that produces a unique first aid hat for toddlers and young children, is thanking the Western New York community for its support by offering a limited-time discount on its Cool Gel ’n Cap product. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.