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WNY Resident Invents Unique First Aid Cap for Children

WNY Resident Invents Unique First Aid Cap for Children

As a parent, you want to place your child in a protective bubble so they never succumb to the inevitable head bump. But when an injury does occur, it’s hard to be comforting while holding an ice pack on a squirming child. Fortunately, Cool Gel ‘n Gear LLC — based in Western New York — recently introduce its Cool Gel ‘n Cap product for just this situation!  

The Cool Gel ‘n Cap is a unique and cute first aid hat for toddlers and young children. An adorable plush hat holds an ice pack in place for bumps, bruises, earaches, headaches, etc., leaving Mom and Dad’s hands free to comfort and calm their child with a soothing touch.  

Storytime at B is for Books

Storytime at B is for Books

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - February is Children's Dental Health Month. B is For Books, 6562 E Quaker St in Orchard Park, will host a special story time on Thursday, Feb 10, beginning at 10:30am.

Lynn, a dental hygienist from Dr Mark Trautman's pediatric dentistry office on N Buffalo St in Orchard Park, will join us to teach our youngest readers how to take care of their teeth with good dental care and a healthy diet. She'll bring surprises, too.

We'll also read "You Think It's Easy Being the  Tooth Fairy."

Thursday Storytime is free and is geared to children from three to five years old.

Annunciation School to Host Open House

Annunciation School to Host Open House

Annunciation School, offering academic programs for students in Pre-K3 through Grade 8, will hold its annual open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 3, at the school, located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma.

The public is invited to stop in for refreshments, a tour of the school, and an opportunity to meet students, alumni, teachers, the pastor and the school principal. Annunciation currently serves the Alden, Alexander, Attica, Cheektowaga, Depew, East Aurora, Iroquois, Lancaster, Orchard Park and West Seneca school districts, and busing is available within a 15-mile radius.

First Annual Winter Carnival at the Historical Society: Indoor and Outdoor Activities for ALL AGES!

First Annual Winter Carnival at the Historical Society: Indoor and Outdoor Activities for ALL AGES!

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society's all-age, indoor/outdoor Winter Carnival will take place Sunday, January 23, 2011, from 1 to 4 p.m. This event is made possible with generous support from the Northwest Buffalo Community Center.

Special guest Sabretooth, the Buffalo Sabres' beloved mascot, will be here to greet visitors and pose for photos.

Outdoor activities include snowshoeing with Tifft Nature Preserve instructors, Iroquois Snowsnake game demonstrations, sledding, and snowman building.

Indoor activities will include face painting, arts & crafts, mini-museum tours and artifact scavenger hunts. In addition, everyone can enjoy live music from Vitamin D, a young local band that plays family-friendly reggae, funk and soul music. Indulge in delicious, locally made baked goods from Chrusciki Bakery, and free hot chocolate! Also the Museum’s model trains will be running all afternoon.

You Don't Want to Know

It's the end of the night and the boys are getting ready for bed.  They are doing their last minute teeth brushing, water sipping, and using the toilet.  I am in my bed.  Then, I hear the following,

Bathroom door opens.

Jadon screams, "Ewe!" in a high pitched, screaming, disgusted, voice. 

Joey, "It was a mistake!  Go get the paper towels!"

Jadon, "Oh my gosh.  How did you do that!"

Joey, "I don't know.  Just go get the paper towels."

Jadon runs out and slams the bathroom door shut.

Joe opens the bathroom door.

"Joey!" yells Joe.

Joe continues, "What in the world did you do?  How did you make such a mess?"

Joey explains, "I don't know it was an accident."

"Don't touch me.  Don't touch anything.  It's all over your hands.  Don't touch your face.  Ah, now it's on your face!"  Joe yells anxiously.

Open House to Highlight Catholic Schools Week Events at Annunciation

Open House to Highlight Catholic Schools Week Events at Annunciation

Students, faculty and staff at Annunciation School in Elma have big plans for Catholic Schools Week, beginning with 5 p.m. Mass and a potluck dinner on Saturday, January 29, at the church, located at 7580 Clinton St.

On Monday, January 31, local marching cadets and a color guard will visit the school. Pupils will have an opportunity to dress up as their favorite patriot or as a symbol of the United States on Tuesday, February 1. 

On Wednesday, February 2, the school will be visited by the  Buffalo Zoo’s Zoomobile and students will also be treated to a special All-American lunch. A Milk For Health presentation is also planned.

Weeks of Work...Destroyed in Seconds

Ah, Christmas.  It's the most wonderful time of the year.  Stop singing.  Really though, it is the most wonderful time of the year.  It's funny how weeks of work preparing for Christmas are destroyed in seconds. 

I am not one of those women who plans for Christmas on December 26th.  My planning begins around November 1st.  Two years ago I finally decided to try out online shopping. Holy cow, why didn't I do that sooner?  Amazon.com became my favorite place to shop.  Great prices and free shipping, you can't beat it.  I shop in my pajamas, in bed, with a coffee in hand.  How great is that?  As the packages come in, I wrap the gifts inside.  No more mass wrapping on Christmas Eve.  That has made for a much more pleasant me come 7am Christmas day.