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Annual Flower Sale Benefits WNY Land Conservancy

ORCHARD PARK, NY-It's time for the annual flower sale  sponsored by the WNY Land Conservancy.

All proceeds from the sale benefit their organization.

Plants available to order for fall landscaping include mums in various colors and a variety of native plants that include false solomon seal, goatsbeard, blue flag iris, and bloodwort.

Deadline to order is September 1st. Orders can be picked up at the Orchard Glen Retirement Community located at 6055 Armor Duells Rd. in Orchard Park on September 11th from 10 AM to 2 PM.

For more information, you can visit the Conservancy's website or call 687-1225.

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Woman Avoids Jail Time for Embezzlement

BUFFALO, NY-A Chaffee woman was sentenced to five years probation Tuesday for stealing from an Orchard Park nursing home.

Back in May, Mary Blenker, 43, admitted to taking over $13,000 from funds she managed for Absolut Care of Orchard Park.

She is the second former employee to be sentenced for embezzlement.

Last month, Rhonda Skiver, Absolut's former CFO, was sentenced to probation and restitution for her theft of nearly $164,000 for the nursing and rehabilitation facility.

Erie County Recognized as "Storm Ready"

Officials from NOAA’s National Weather Service announced Monday that Erie County has been recognized as “storm ready.” 

The following is information provided by Erie County:

The County had to meet a set of rigorous criteria to receive the designation.  The County’s Emergency Services Department established a 24 hour warning point and emergency operations center, developed numerous ways to receive severe weather forecasts and to alert the public, created a system to monitor local weather conditions and developed a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises. 

County Executive Chris Collins said, “Our Emergency Services Department in Erie County, led by Commissioner Greg Skibitsky, regularly trains for all types of emergency situations and natural disaster responses.  Their impressive response to the October storm of 2006 and the floods in Gowanda last year in August are

ASPCA's $100K Challenge

BUFFALO, NY - This Sunday marks the official start to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals $100K Challenge to Save More Lives.

Back in April, shelter contestants across the country started working tirelessly to save at least 300 hundred more animals than they did over the same three month period in 2009.

The shelter that achieves the greatest increase in lives saved during that three-month period over the last year will receive a $100,000 grant from the ASPCA to continue its life-saving work. A second grant of $25,000 will be awarded to the shelter that does the best job of engaging its community in helping to save more lives.

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Delaware North Looking to Hire for the Season

ORCHARD PARK, NY-With the Bills at training camp, it's time to start staffing Ralph Wilson Stadium for the season.

Delaware North Sportservice is planning a job fair for temporary workers for the Stadium.

Over 100 people will be hired as stand attendants, cooks and suite servers during the Buffalo Bills football games.

The job fair will be on Friday, August 6th from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center.

There's more information about job requirements click on job fairs on the department of labor's site.















Pet Connection Announces Special Events for August

Pet Connection Programs, Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will be participating in several special events during the month of August.

Shelter volunteers will be at Village of Blasdell concerts every Wednesday evening in JFK Park selling dog and cat totes filled with treats and toys. Remaining concerts will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Windham Professionals to Host Open Interviews on August 10

EAST AURORA, N.Y. - Windham Professionals, a national debt management company, will host open interviews for student loan collectors and supervisors from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 10, at the company’s Southtowns location. Windham is located at 300 Gleed Ave. in East Aurora.

 The company is looking to fill 10 collector positions and additional supervisor positions by Aug. 16. Interested individuals are invited to stop by and learn about the company’s Elite Collector Program and sign-on bonus plan. These full-time positions offer flexible scheduling; health, dental, vision and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan.