Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue visits Boulevard Mall

ZoeyHeart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Sears court in the Boulevard Mall (corner of Niagara Falls Boulevard and Maple Road, Amherst). Dogs Bear, Zoey and Willis will be on hand. Photos and information on these and all adoptable animals is available online at www.heartofniagara.org.

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Boyz II Men concert to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo

The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, hosts Boyz II Men Saturday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets, $60, $50 and $40, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

For more than two decades, Boyz II Men has provided the R&B world with some of the most celebrated classics of all time. Four Grammys, 60 million albums sold, and 20 years later, the group continues to touch the ears of R&B lovers across the world.

Locally presented by The Derico of East Amherst Corp., the Boyz II Men concert proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo.

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Peach Festival recipe contest, parade offer great prizes to applicants

by Allison Deutschman

The Niagara County Peach Festival, Sept. 5-7, is only three weeks away. Make sure you are prepared for one of the area's most highly anticipated events of the year.

Niagara County Community College Culinary Institute's Peach Recipe Taste-Off is accepting recipe submissions until Friday, Aug. 25. Original recipes can be sent to: Peach Festival Taste-Off/ 310 Niagara St./Niagara Falls, New York 14303.

Please specify whether the recipe is for the "cake/pie" category or "all other desserts."

On Friday at 6 p.m. finalists will display their desserts in the Peach Tent on the festival grounds in Academy Park.

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Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces Class of 2014 inductees

The president of VH1, a legendary punk rocker, a guitar-picking rock critic and a bevy of horn players will be among the Class of 2014 inductees entering the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.

The inductees were announced during a special press conference at The Buffalo History Museum.

"I am very excited for this year's induction gala," said Anthony Casuccio, president of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.

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Time Warner Cable deploys AMBER Alert to cable technicians

Time Warner Cable has announced that all of its 18,000 cable technicians around the country have been deployed with technology that allows them to receive AMBER Alerts when they are in the area of an active alert, and training to be vigilant and contact law enforcement if they see the abducted child.

This new effort is part of an agreement with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, a partner of TWC. Through the TWC "Eyes and Ears" AMBER Alert initiative, the company becomes one of the country's largest employers to redistribute AMBER Alerts to its workforce.

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Department of Health animal sheltering exercise with free microchipping

The Department of Homeland Security requires county emergency management plans to demonstrate animal management capabilities in disasters. Specific capabilities include emergency animal sheltering, and animal identification and tracking mechanisms to minimize the time and economic resources expended in the animal-owner reunification process in disasters.

To fulfill ongoing DHS grant planning and training requirements outlined in a competitive animal sheltering equipment grant awarded to Niagara County, the departments of health and emergency management will conduct a regional emergency animal sheltering exercise at the Cornell Cooperative Extension complex.

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