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Lyme Disease Prevention: How to Remove a Tick

Lyme Disease Prevention: How to Remove a Tick

 

(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!)

Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease in the United States and Canada, and the risk is increasing. Those engaging in outdoor activities like golfing, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, property maintenance and outdoor workers such as park officers and surveyors should be on the lookout for black-legged ticks. They could be carrying the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Pet owners also need to be aware of these pesky critters.

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Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge Inspection Lane Construction to Result in Canada-Bound Traffic Closure

Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge Inspection Lane Construction to Result in Canada-Bound Traffic Closure

LEWISTON, NY – Today the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) announced the upcoming installation of a second primary inspection lane within the Canada plaza at the Whirlpool-Rapids International Bridge crossing. This construction project—scheduled to commence on September 2nd, 2014, and conclude on or before October 9th, 2014—is being undertaken to increase processing capacity at the crossing. The Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge has recently experienced rapid increases in usage and wait times, due to the growing popularity of the NEXUS trusted travel program.

 

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of August events. 

Retirement Myths and Realities

We all have some preconceived notions about what retirement will be like. But how do those notions compare with the reality of retirement? Here are four common retirement myths to consider.

1. My retirement won't last that long

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Nearby London Prepares for Tasty Ribfest Event

Nearby London Prepares for Tasty Ribfest Event

 

So close, you can almost taste it! Ribfest, summer’s most mouth-watering festival, is warming up the coals for it’s annual appearance in nearby London, Ontario, from July 31 through Aug. 4.

In addition to featuring 10 rib teams battling it out for awards and bragging rights, Ribfest also offers a large Home Show, foods from different cultures, six stages, 75 bands, 200 exhibits, 100 food booths and amusement rides. A $20 all-day ride ticket is available. This popular festival draws crowds of approximately 200,000 people each year, and admission is free.

Eye Exam Recommended Before the Start of the New School Year

Eye Exam Recommended Before the Start of the New School Year

 

Summer is passing by at a rapid pace, and before you know it moms and dads across Western New York will be heading out to purchase school supplies and new clothing for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. But have you given any thought to having your child’s vision tested before he or she heads back to the classroom?

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, children should receive an eye evaluation once before the age of 3 and every one to two years until the age of 19. 

Tips on Travel While Giving to Charity

Do you plan to donate your services to charity this summer? Will you travel as part of the service? If so, some travel expenses may help lower your taxes when you file your tax return next year. Here are five tax tips you should know if you travel while giving your services to charity.

1. You can’t deduct the value of your services that you give to charity. But you may be able to deduct some out-of-pocket costs you pay to give your services. This can include the cost of travel. All out-of pocket costs must be:

• unreimbursed,

• directly connected with the services,

• expenses you had only because of the services you gave, and

• not personal, living or family expenses.