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Photos Needed for Slide Show at "Mine" Screening Monday

Photos Needed for Slide Show at "Mine" Screening Monday

On March 14 "Mine" will be shown at The Screening Room at 7pm. Admission will be $6, a portion will be donated to Maddie's Pet Rescue Project in Erie County, and a portion will support our local independent theater, The Screening Room.

Prior to the film I would like to put together a slide show of local companions that have been rescued from local rescues, or adopted from area shelters, like the Buffalo Animal Shelter, or the Erie County SPCA. I'll be putting together a slide show of rescued companions, and if you can include a short story about the rescue that would be wonderful, I'll include it in the slide show. The slide show will be shown prior to the film during readings from "One at a Time" and "Ninety-Five", from approximately 6:30 to 7:30pm. Readings will be conducted between 7 and 7:30pm.

Pittie Party to Benefit Black Dog, Second Chance

Pittie Party to Benefit Black Dog, Second Chance

On Saturday, March 12, 2011, Black Dog, Second Chance will be showcasing three of their rescue dogs at Animal Outfitters, 986 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.  "It's a Pittie Party" will feature three pit bull mix dogs that are looking for forever homes.  They have been in Black Dog, Second Chance's care for several months due to extensive medical needs.  Each dog is now healthy, spayed or neutered, and up to date on its vaccinations.

Karly, a 12 week old puppy who recently survived parvo, will be present to raise funds for her veterinary bills.  There will be a "Karly Kissing Booth" where people can have their picture taken with her to help off-set the $3,000 in expenses that were incurred during her treatment.  Evan and Rummy, seven month old siblings, will also be available for adoption.

For more details on "It's a Pittie Party", visit http://www.blackdogsecondchance.org/.

Cool Cats Weekend at The Buffalo Zoo

Cool Cats Weekend at The Buffalo Zoo

Celebrate a "purrrfect" weekend, and come to the Buffalo Zoo to see our fine felines in action! Enjoy enrichment for the animals and keeper talks about our servals, lions, tigers and snow leopards. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and is free with Zoo admission. Please call the Events Coordinator at (716) 995-6133 for more information.

Bisons to Host Free Open House at Coca-Cola Field -Saturday, March 5

Bisons to Host Free Open House at Coca-Cola Field -Saturday, March 5

Buffalo, N.Y. - The Buffalo Bisons, Triple-A Affiliate of the New York Mets, will hold their annual Family Day Open House on Saturday, March 5 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Coca-Cola Field.

This event is FREE to the general public. Fans will also be able to purchase a ticket to the Bisons game on Saturday, April 9 or Sunday, April 10 for only a $5 donation to Western New York United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse.

Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. for Bisons Season Ticket Holders. Everyone else is welcome to join the fun starting at 12:00 p.m.

One of the Bisons great off-season traditions, the Family Day Open House has something for fans of all ages, including:

FREE Tyson Hot Dog on Midstate Bakery Roll and Coca-Cola Soft Drink

Free Ice Cream Treat from Upstate Farms

Children’s Entertainment by DJ Trivia

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, Congressman Higgins Announce $68,150 from NeighborWorks Ame

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, Congressman Higgins Announce $68,150 from NeighborWorks Ame

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and West Side Neighborhood Services announce help for Western New York, through a $68,150 grant from NeighborWorks® America, at a time when communities are taking early steps back from the housing crisis and jobs need to be created most.   This flexible funding source will help West Side Neighborhood Housing Services in a variety of ways, including providing key service delivery funds for homebuyer education, owner-occupied rehabilitation, foreclosure prevention and community building programs.

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services’ Executive Director, Linda Chiarenza, says these flexible funds are vital as Buffalo communities face increasing needs and decreasing funding.

Catholic Health Free Program for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Catholic Health Free Program for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Catholic Health Home Care is sponsoring a free Community Health Education Program for health professionals, family members, and caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related conditions, entitled, Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer: Gentle and Loving Management of Challenging Behaviors,” on Tuesday, March 8 from 6-7:30 pm at the OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room located at 55 Melroy Avenue in Lackawanna.

Verna Benner Carson, PhD, a nationally recognized author and guest lecturer on behavioral health and Alzheimer’s care, will be the featured speaker. A clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric/mental health nursing and associate professor at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Carson is best known for her work on the unique needs of the Alzheimer’s patient and a program she developed entitled, “Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer.”

ECMC Opens Unique Wound Care Center

ECMC Opens Unique Wound Care Center

Representatives from Erie County Medical Center, dedicated a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center Thursday that will speed healing for trauma, surgical, diabetes and other slow-healing wounds in a unique facility for Western New York with six surgeons and three podiatrists.

Nearly 24 million people, 8 percent of the American population, have diabetes and 15 percent of those with the disease will develop chronic wounds.

The ECMC Wound Center, which the hospital built in response to closure and consolidation of  facilities at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle and ECMC, is a new, state-of-the-art facility with two hyperbaric chambers. It exists to help wound patients before ulcers and injuries lead to amputations.