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Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Annual Tails on the Trails Event

Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Annual Tails on the Trails Event

Pet Connection Programs Inc. is looking for vendors for its Tails on the Trails event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Como Lake Park in Lancaster. This annual dog-walking event/fundraiser attracts hundreds of walkers and their best friends. Pet Connection provides tables, chairs, tents and publicity. A small donation is required to help cover costs. For more information on Tails on the Trails, please contact the shelter at 652-0192. 

'Rein in the Holidays' Fundraiser Coming to Clyde's Feed

HAMBURG, N.Y. -- Clyde and Jim Millspaugh, owners of Clyde's Feed, are pleased to announce that on Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. they will be hosting the third-annual "Rein in the Holidays" event supporting five local charities:  

- American Cancer Society

- Ten Lives Club

- Messinger Woods Wildlife Care & Education Center

- Saving Wild Horses

- Both Your Hands.org.  

The theme of this year's event is "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," highlighted by the original sleigh from Jim Carrey's movie. 

David Howes of East Aurora, a Grinch collector, acquired many pieces from the 2000 movie set, including costumes that will be worn by the volunteers. The costumed volunteers will be helping out our not-for-profits with craft projects for the kids, a petting area with two mustang horses, and a raffle of a GPS car system donated by Pro Pack Foods. 

A Busy Week Ahead at Annunciation School in Elma

You can tell the holiday season is upon us, and Annunciation School in Elma is full of the holiday spirit.

The eighth grade class is sponsoring a Christmas tree sale under the school’s pavilion from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 3; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 4; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 5.

Boy Scout Troop 325 will be conducting a bottle and can drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 4, in the church parking lot. Proceeds will help the Scouts purchase necessary camping and cooking equipment.

Pet Connection Announces Holiday Season Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc. is counting on support from the generous residents of Western New York to make this a happy holiday season. Volunteers from the nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla will be at several locations throughout Erie County in an effort to raise funds for the care of dozens of dogs and cats in need of loving homes.

Old Fort Niagara's Castle by Candlelight

For two nights in December, visitors to Old Fort Niagara will experience the holidays as they were celebrated in early America. Historical characters will bring Christmas past alive with 18th and 19th century holiday recipes and portrayals of colonial-era people. The highpoint of the evening will be a traditional Feu de Joie (firing of joy), a nighttime musket and cannon salute.

Programs will take place from 7:00 pm through 8:30 pm on Saturday, December 11th and Saturday, December 18th. The historic French Castle (built in 1726) will be illuminated entirely by candles, as will the Fort's parade ground. The Fort's log trading post will serve as a colonial tavern complete with hot beverages and period music.

Little Bit of Civil War History in Our Own Backyard

Soon it will be the 150th annversity of the American Civil War. Much of western New York contributed to this conflict. From Camp Brown, to Buffalo to Elmira to West Point. It all had an impact on this war.

While we cannot relive the war, we can revisit it thru the eyes of living historians such as those at the "Echoes Thru Time Museum & Learning Center". It is the ONLY museum entirely dedicated to the war in this area.


Annual Craft Fair Slated at Annunciation School in Elma

The annual St. Nick Craft Fair, Bake Sale and Basket Raffle will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 5, at Annunciation School, 7580 Clinton St., Elma.

 The event, sponsored by the Annunciation Home School Guild, will also feature decorated fresh wreaths for purchase, a “Taste of Annunciation” appetizer booth, refreshments and much more. Admission is free.