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Judge Grants Change of Venue for Group Home Case


West Seneca, NY - The fight to reveal how the state moved sex offenders into two group homes in West Seneca without telling the community is headed to the other side of the state.

Tuesday, a judge granted the state's Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, the department in charge of group homes, a change of venue in the legal battle to reveal the state's policy on housing and moving sex offenders. Instead of being heard in Erie County, the case is headed to Albany County.

The decision left neighbors frustrated.

"I have small children. I have young boys. It's a very unnerving feeling," said Mary Ross.

Seven registered sex offenders live in the two group homes across the street from Ross and her family in West Seneca on Leydecker Road. The state moved the men there without telling the community.

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East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

 

Steven Helmicki, an anti-concussion advocate and president of Primordial Strength Inc., a private gym located in Elma, announces the launch of his latest project, a lifestyle website for men — primordialman.com.  

Primordialman.com is an affiliate of Schott NYC, a premier USA-based manufacturer of leather goods. The website also features high-quality products such as Chanel Platinum, Omega Watches, Boston Whaler, Gustin Jeans and others.  

American Humane Association, Top Vets Counsel Pet Owners Not to Panic Over Ebola Scare

American Humane Association, Top Vets Counsel Pet Owners Not to Panic Over Ebola Scare

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

American Humane Association and the world's top veterinary experts are asking pet owners across the country to exercise caution but not to panic following reports of the Ebola virus in animals such as Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel belonging to the Dallas nurse hospitalized with the disease.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 25 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 25 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Oct. 25. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Oct. 25 (weather permitting) will be violinist David Adamczyk from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Monica Huntz from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be Asha Sanctuary, GA Family Services Foster Care and Cornell University. Additionally, Weiss Farms will be bringing their popular pumpkin wagon back to the market on Oct. 25!

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Discover the World of Brewing at London’s Labatt Brewery

Discover the World of Brewing at London’s Labatt Brewery

 

Good things are brewing in nearby London, Ontario. In fact, the good times have been brewing since 1847! 

London is home to Labatt’s state-of-the-art brewhouse, where founder John Kinder Labatt started brewing beer some 167 years ago. Today, the London facility operates 24 hours a day, five days a week, producing the equivalent of more than one billion bottles of beer a year!

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Mystery Writers’ Workshop

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Mystery Writers’ Workshop

 

A special Mystery Writers’ Workshop will be offered at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. The cost is $10 for individual sessions, $15 for two sessions, $25 for a single day and $50 for an entire weekend of activities. Registration is required; please contact the bookstore for details.

Aspiring mystery writers will have the opportunity to hear from and question experts from the criminal justice system as well as published authors in the genre. Presenters and workshops include:

Saturday, Nov. 1

Movies and Book Signings Coming to Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

Movies and Book Signings Coming to Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

 

Fun-filled movie nights and book signings will take place at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café in the coming weeks. The nonprofit community bookstore is located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

October Movie Nights at Dog Ears will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 and 30. The fun kicks off on Oct. 23 with the family classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Featured on Oct.30 will be the supernatural (R-rated) thriller “Donnie Darko.” Snacks will be available at a nominal cost, and donations are welcome.