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Play Ball! Historic Labatt Park Ready for Another Fun-filled Baseball Season

Play Ball! Historic Labatt Park Ready for Another Fun-filled Baseball Season

 

Many of us with an interest in baseball often have a greater interest in old ballparks and the history of our favorite pastime. If that’s the case, catching a London Majors game in historic Labatt Memorial Park in nearby London, Ontario, has to be on your baseball bucket list!

The London Majors have been part of Canada’s Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) since 1925, playing their home games in Labatt Park. Standing since 1877, Labatt Park has the distinction of being the world’s oldest ballpark in its original location!

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Daemen Wins Sustainability Award for Environmentally-Friendly Efforts

Daemen Wins Sustainability Award for Environmentally-Friendly Efforts

Daemen College has been presented a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Environmental Stewardship from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) New York Upstate Chapter in honor of its campus-wide green initiatives.

Daemen President Gary A. Olson accepted the award on behalf of the college from Aliesa Adelman, who serves on the chapter’s board of directors, at a presentation held April 22 in the college’s Research and Information Commons. Also in attendance was Dr. Brenda Young, chair of the global and local sustainability program at Daemen.

“This honor underscores Daemen’s steadfast dedication and support of campus sustainability and green initiatives that are important to improving our environment,” said Olson. “We are proud of the culture of sustainability that exists at Daemen and excited to have the collaborative efforts of our faculty, staff and students recognized by the USGBC.”

MQA Students Collect Products for South Buffalo Community Table

MQA Students Collect Products for South Buffalo Community Table

 

Universal Pre-K students at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga recently completed a service project to benefit the South Buffalo Community Table, an organization that provides food and fellowship to the hungry and less fortunate members of our community.

With the help of family and MQA students and staff, the youngsters collected a wide variety of paper products for the nonprofit organization. Spearheading the project was UPK teacher Mary Teresa McCarthy.

Audit: Cheektowaga "Wasted" Thousands in Public Money


TOWN OF CHEEKTOWAGA – A state audit released this month blasted the Town of Cheektowaga for mishandling public works contracts and "wasting" hundreds of thousands of dollars, in one case potentially costing taxpayers an extra $600,000 by choosing an inappropriate bid for sidewalk replacement.

The audit, conducted by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office, also criticized the town for appearing to "structure and award a bid for public works projects inappropriately." According to the audit, which analyzed the period between Jan. 1, 2010 and Aug. 28, 2013, the town "did not properly award" two contracts for both public works and a sidewalk replacement, which resulted in unfavorable contracts that "failed to act in the best interest of the taxpayers."

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Continues on April 26

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Continues on April 26

 

The popular Winter Market at Horsefeathers will continue its successful run on Saturday, April 26. The indoor market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and occupies portions of the first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side. 

Occupying the market’s community table this Saturday will be representatives of Backyard Orchards.

Watch for Three Common Sources of Pet Irritation

Watch for Three Common Sources of Pet Irritation

 

(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!)

If you are wondering why your pet has developed certain sensitivities, take a look at three common sources that may be affecting your cat or dog, along with suggested remedies:

Outdoor pollutants. Pollen, grasses and other seasonal allergens are prevalent sources for pet sensitivities. If you are concerned, consider a trip to the veterinarian to determine your best course of action.

West Seneca’s New Outdoor Market to Open on May 15

West Seneca’s New Outdoor Market to Open on May 15

 

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s new farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, will open for the season on Thursday, May 15. The event will take place on Thursday evenings through Sept. 4 on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.