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Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

Annunciation School to Offer Popular KinderKamp Program

Annunciation School to Offer Popular KinderKamp Program

Annunciation School’s annual KinderKamp program, designed to help ease entry into a formal school setting through creative learning experiences, will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon June 13-17. The school is located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma, and the program is open to students preparing to enter kindergarten at any school.

Activities offered at KinderKamp include letter and number recognition, story comprehension, art, fun and games. Registration is $50 and space is limited. To register or for more information, please call the school office at 681-1327.

Beau Fleuve Spring Movie Festival

Beau Fleuve Spring Movie Festival

Ever wondered why our town is named Buffalo?  Is it because of the mighty Bison that once roared this area?

Dog Walk and Yard Sale Events Highlight Pet Connection June Calendar

Dog Walk and Yard Sale Events Highlight Pet Connection June Calendar

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned throughout the month of June. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.

Pet Connection’s sixth annual “Tails on the Trails” dog walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Como Lake Park Casino in Lancaster. In addition to the dog walk, there will be contests, raffles, a basket auction, vendors and a cookout. Other activities and demonstrations include a “good citizen” dog test, pet blessing, pet psychic, pet first aid, dog agility and much more.

Curious George Comes to B is for Books!

Curious George Comes to B is for Books!

You loved him when you were a kid and now he's making your kids laugh! He's Curious George and he's coming to B is for Books on Saturday, May 7 from 1:30pm to 5pm. Come say hello, give him a hug or a high five. Hear a story, make a craft and share a smile.

This is one of the nationally-promoted events of Children's Book Week (May 2-8), a celebration which annually encourages literacy and contributions to children's literature. C is for Books is one of hundreds of bookstores and libraries throughout the US hosting special kid-lit events.

Learn more about B is for Books and how we celebrate children and books at www.bis4books.com. Find us on Facebook, too.

 

A Message From the Local Makers of Cool Gel ’n Cap

A Message From the Local Makers of Cool Gel ’n Cap

We are proud and devoted parents to a toddler named Lukas. He's very curious about the world around him and loves to play with all his heart!

We have worked hard to bring the best quality products to parents everywhere for their growing, curious and playful children — just like Lukas. We designed Cool Gel ’n Cap to help relieve the stress and pain of “lumps and bumps” that toddlers inevitably experience through accidents or play.

 

"Science, Technology and the Next Human Species" with Juan Enriquez

"Science, Technology and the Next Human Species" with Juan Enriquez

On Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m., Nichols School will host a lecture from Juan Enriquez, a renowned genomics expert, recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on the economic and political impacts of life sciences. He recently co-moderated the TED2011 program with Bill Gates.

“Science, Technology and the Next Human Species”

Juan Enriquez, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; Co-Founder, Synthetic Genomics Inc.; former Founding Director of the Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project; and a global best-selling author.
Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Flickinger Performing Arts Center
Nichols School - 1250 Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14216

There have been at least 25 prototype humans. We are but one more model, and there is no evidence evolution has stopped.