Maher, NU alumni attend Mets game, meet Terry Collins

In the rare instances when the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., isn't consumed with fulfilling his demanding duties as president of Niagara University, he enjoys cheering on the New York Mets.

On Tuesday night, Maher had an opportunity to do both simultaneously.

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Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Budwey's Supermarket

Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs this Saturday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Budwey's Supermarket, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda. Dogs Samson, Red, Toby, Kayla and Skipper will be there this Saturday; photos and information on these and all their animals are available online at

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BBB warning: Fun run organizers canceling races

Back in May, Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York reminded consumers to do their homework before participating in any 5K race or other event. Now, Better Business Bureau locations across the country have been receiving many complaints about various fun runs that have been canceled with short notice, often with no refunds.

Recently, organizers of the Dirty Girl Mud Run canceled its event in Charleston, West Virginia. Participants who registered for that event won't receive any refunds "under any circumstances," according to a post on Dirty Girl's Facebook page. There is Dirty Girl Mud Run event scheduled in the Buffalo area in September.

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'World's Largest Disco' returns

"The World's Largest Disco"Conesus Fest for Charity is proud to announce the 21st anniversary of "The World's Largest Disco," presented by Univera Healthcare, to be held Saturday, Nov. 29, beginning at 9 p.m. at the Buffalo Convention Center.

The event features a mammoth 64,000-square-foot dance floor, a concert-size sound/lightshow and surprise appearances from celebrities from the era.

More than 7,000 disco guests will dance the night away and sing along to their favorite songs from the '70s/disco era. 

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Dangers of leaving your pet in a hot, parked car


With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at its height, and it's time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car. Whether you're parking in the shade, just running into the store, or leaving the windows cracked, it is still not OK to leave your pet in a parked car.

The temperature inside a car can skyrocket after just a few minutes. Parking in the shade or leaving the windows cracked does very little to alleviate this pressure cooker. Even on a relatively cool day, the temperature inside a parked car can quickly spike to life-threatening levels if the sun is out.

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Islander nets national spotlight

by Larry Austin

A Grand Islander stole the spotlight from a famous Victoria's Secret supermodel, Karlie Kloss, Monday and ended up on the front page of various international news websites.

Island native Kara Dudley is the anonymous woman seen in several Internet stories posted July 21 on celebrity websites such as "Good Morning America," ABC Pop, Cosmopolitan UK, The Daily Mirror, and even in Australia. Dudley was photographed coming out of a New York City shop, searching for Taylor Swift, who had appeared to have gone into it earlier. She saw the paparazzi, but was oblivious of Kloss. Dudley posed as if the cameras were present to photograph her.

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