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May is Full of Special Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

May is Full of Special Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will be a popular place during the month of May, with several special events filling the calendar.

May charges out of the gate with a Kentucky Derby Spring Hat Luncheon & Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3. Festivities will include a delicious meal, auction, fashion show, hat contest and much more. The basket auction will start at 11 a.m., with lunch served at noon. Tickets are just $25 and are available by calling BNHV at 689-1440 or online at www.bnhv.org.

Easter Pet Poisons

Easter Pet Poisons

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies.

“Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous – the petals, the leaves, the stem and even the pollen. Cats that ingest as few as one or two leaves, or even a small amount of pollen while grooming their fur, can suffer severe kidney failure.”

International Experts to Examine Crisis in Ukraine

International Experts to Examine Crisis in Ukraine

“Crisis in Ukraine” will be examined in a roundtable discussion by faculty experts, including a guest historian from Poland, from 3 to 5 p.m. April 26 in Daemen College’s Schenck Hall Auditorium.

Panelists will include guest scholar Dr. Tomasz Pudłocki, assistant professor of history at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, as well as Dr. Jacek Lubecki, associate professor and director of the Center for International Studies at Georgia Southern University; Dr. Steven Maddox, assistant professor of history at Canisius College; and Dr. John D. Occhipinti, chair of political science at Canisius. Moderator will be Dr. Andrew Kier Wise, department chair and associate professor of history at Daemen.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 10

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 10

 

Several new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends held in partnership with the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will highlight the 2014 season at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 10, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 29. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

Please note that the market will begin the season on the east side of Elmwood Avenue, directly across the street from its usual location. The move is expected to be temporary and is due to lawn maintenance.

Pet Expert Shares Tips for Identifying Food Sensitivities

Pet Expert Shares Tips for Identifying Food Sensitivities

 

(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!)

Your pet may be experiencing food intolerances without you even realizing it.

“It is crucial that pet owners be aware of the warning signs so they can take appropriate measures,” says Michele Dixon, a specialist in pet health and nutrition at pet food company Petcurean. Take a look at some of the telltale signs that your cat or dog may be struggling with food sensitivities and how you can take appropriate precautions.

Three-Alarm Residential Fire in West Seneca


WEST SENECA, NY - As many as 10 fire companies were on hand to deal with the flames at this home on Burch Avenue in West Seneca on Saturday. Smoke from the fire could be seen as far away as the 400 expressway.

No one was home at the time, but firefighters say clutter in the home made it difficult to do their job and helped fuel the flames.

The building is considered a total loss. The cause is under investigation.

A viewer sent us the aerial photos in this article.

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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Irish-style Book Fair

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Irish-style Book Fair

 

An Irish-style book fair featuring Irish food, book signings, prizes and much more will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public.

Highlights of the event will include storytelling and activities for children ages 4 to 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., an authors’ panel on the topic “Writing from the Heart” from 1 to 2 p.m., and an open mic from 3 to 4 p.m. Several local authors will be participating.