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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.

Exploring Along the Banks of the Erie Canal

Exploring Along the Banks of the Erie Canal

Like the appearance of crocus blooms or the arrival of Canada Geese, the opening of the Erie Canal is a sure sign of spring in towns and villages along the waterway.  As the Old Erie comes to life, so too do the communities along its banks after a sleepy, cold winter.

The Erie Canal from Rochester west to Tonawanda is expected to open for navigation on the Sunday, May 1.  Boaters (and cyclists!) routinely refer to the Western Corridor as the most scenic section of the canal.  However, the peaceful, scenic beauty of the Erie Canal is not reserved solely for the boater. 

Winding their way along the historic channel route are scenic highways and byways that reveal a treasure-trove of history in the communities that owe their very existence to the the canal. There is much to see, do, and experience by way of driving along the venerable old waterway.

A Message From the Local Makers of Cool Gel ’n Cap

A Message From the Local Makers of Cool Gel ’n Cap

We are proud and devoted parents to a toddler named Lukas. He's very curious about the world around him and loves to play with all his heart!

We have worked hard to bring the best quality products to parents everywhere for their growing, curious and playful children — just like Lukas. We designed Cool Gel ’n Cap to help relieve the stress and pain of “lumps and bumps” that toddlers inevitably experience through accidents or play.

 

Kenmore Mercy Hospital Hosts Hospital Week Health Fair

Kenmore Mercy Hospital Hosts Hospital Week Health Fair

In recognition of National Hospital Week, May 8 – 14, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, is hosting a health fair on Tuesday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Kenmore Mercy’s Community Room (2950 Elmwood Avenue in Tonawanda).

The Hospital Week Health Fair will include blood pressure, carbon monoxide, and sleep apnea screenings and valuable information to help keep you healthy.  In addition to free screenings, learn about heart health, stroke, healthcare proxy forms, proper medication disposal, healthy eating, and hand hygiene.

Hospitals across the nation have planned Hospital Week celebrations around this year’s theme, Celebrating Health, Hope, and Healing.  Hospital Week originated in 1921, when a magazine editor suggested that more information about hospitals might alleviate public fears about the institutions of the day.