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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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

Final Pavilion Events of the Summer

ORCHARD PARK, NY -- As summer winds down and Quaker Days 2010 comes to a close, there are still events to look forward to next week at the Orchard Park Pavilion.

On Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m., singer Doug Yeomans will hold a concert. Doug was at the Pavilion a few years ago, and after performing in Nashville and being featured on many recordings, he's back in Orchard Park.

The last concert of the season happens on Thursday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m. when the band Special Edition plays some classics, standards, jazz, top 40 hits, and a little bit of everything.

Farmers' Market Continues Through October

ORCHARD PARK, NY -- The Orchard Park farmers market opened in May, and will continue to provide the community with fresh goods until October 28th. The Market is held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fox Run at Orchard Park in the Commons area.

Each week, local farmers and vendors sell a variety of fresh/frozen beef, honey, flowering plants, fresh cut flowers, eggs, dried herbs/spices and baked goods to seasonal fruit and produce.

Chamber of Commerce Offers Trip to China

ORCHARD PARK, NY -- The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Western New York Chamber Alliance, is offering a week trip to China in late September.

The Chamber has offered the trip before, and Executive Director Nancy Conley says it is the "trip of a lifetime," having been on the trip previously.

The trip costs $1,999 per person for a 9-day tour of the country. The price includes roundtrip bus fare from Buffalo to the JFK Airport, roundtip airfare to Beijing, all accommodations while in China, meals, tour guides, bus fare in China, and any attraction fees.

If you would like more information, contact Nancy Conley at 662-3366 or opcc@orchardparkchamber.com.