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Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

Remembrance Service Honors Deceased Patients and Staff at Kenmore Mercy

Remembrance Service Honors Deceased Patients and Staff at Kenmore Mercy

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, will hold a special Candlelight Remembrance Service on Wednesday, June 8 from 7 – 8 p.m. to remember recently deceased patients and staff. The service will be held in the hospital’s Community Room located at 2950 Elmwood Avenue in Kenmore.

 Community members, together with families, friends, and hospital staff, are invited to attend the service in a spirit of gratitude and support to celebrate the lives and memories of their loved ones who have died at Kenmore Mercy. The service will include celebrations of life through offerings of prayer, music and messages of hope. 

 “The remembrance service gives our hospital family, our patients’ families, and our friends and neighbors, the opportunity to reflect on, remember and celebrate the people they have lost in their lives,” said Rev. Nancy Lindberg, a chaplain at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. “What the heart has once known it shall never forget.”

Around Town

Around Town

So much going on around town this upcoming week, something for everyone! Live music, Memorial Day Parade, Theater, Comedy, Food & Drink Specials, The Farmer's Market, Wine & Spirit Tastings, Saturday & Sunday Brunch....check it all out with these links or visit www.AmherstNightOut.com and find it all in the daily calendar!

TCC Buffalo Held Dinner of Abrahamic Faiths

TCC Buffalo Held Dinner of Abrahamic Faiths

Wednesday night was an important milestone for Turkish Cultural Center Buffalo’s interfaith dialogue activities. Though volunteers of TCC has organized several events before in order to promote dialogue and mutual understanding among followers of different beliefs, “Dinner of Abrahamic Traditions” was the Cultural Center’s first ceiling event and initiative bringing together followers of  three mainstream religions, namely Judaism, Christianity and Islam, together in the footsteps of Prophet Abraham.

Dog Walk and Yard Sale Events Highlight Pet Connection June Calendar

Dog Walk and Yard Sale Events Highlight Pet Connection June Calendar

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned throughout the month of June. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.

Pet Connection’s sixth annual “Tails on the Trails” dog walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Como Lake Park Casino in Lancaster. In addition to the dog walk, there will be contests, raffles, a basket auction, vendors and a cookout. Other activities and demonstrations include a “good citizen” dog test, pet blessing, pet psychic, pet first aid, dog agility and much more.

TCC Buffalo Welcomes the Elimination of Osama Bin Laden

TCC Buffalo Welcomes the Elimination of Osama Bin Laden

The Turkish Cultural Center welcomes the elimination of Osama bin Laden that was announced by the President  Barack Obama, and that justice has been delivered. It is hoped that this announcement marks the beginning of an era, in which the new beginning between the United States and the Muslim World thrives on the basis of mutual respect and understanding as President Obama put forth in his historic addresses respectively in Ankara and Cairo.

Substance-Free Skate Jam Rolls into Medina on June 4

Substance-Free Skate Jam Rolls into Medina on June 4

The Phatman Skate Team of Tonawanda will be the featured demonstrator during the eighth annual Substance-Free Skate Jam, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Butts Park on South Main Street in Medina.

The free family event also will include pizza, popcorn and giveaways, including five skateboards. Brad London Productions will DJ the event, a roaming magician will entertain the crowd and DiDi Martin will offer caricatures. An inflatable obstacle course and free Safe Child IDs also will be available.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their skateboards, and helmets are required.

The event is being sponsored by the Orleans United Drug Free Communities Coalition, Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, ACT-Helping Youth Act Responsibly, Smoke Free NOW, Reality Check, Orleans YMCA, Medina Area Association of Churches and the United Way of Western Orleans County.