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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Mystery Writers’ Workshop

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Mystery Writers’ Workshop

 

A special Mystery Writers’ Workshop will be offered at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. The cost is $10 for individual sessions, $15 for two sessions, $25 for a single day and $50 for an entire weekend of activities. Registration is required; please contact the bookstore for details.

Aspiring mystery writers will have the opportunity to hear from and question experts from the criminal justice system as well as published authors in the genre. Presenters and workshops include:

Saturday, Nov. 1

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Historic Hoover House Adopted by Erie and Niagara Insurance Association

Historic Hoover House Adopted by Erie and Niagara Insurance Association

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (BNHV) is proud to announce the adoption of its historic George W. Hoover House by Erie and Niagara Insurance Association. The adoption is part of BNHV’s new Adopt-a-House Program. The program offers local organizations, businesses and corporations the opportunity to sponsor a house for a five-year period. 

Wills: The Cornerstone of Your Estate Plan

If you care about what happens to your money, home, and other property after you die, you need to do some estate planning. There are many tools you can use to achieve your estate planning goals, but a will is probably the most vital. Even if you're young or your estate is modest, you should always have a legally valid and up-to-date will. This is especially important if you have minor children because, in many states, your will is the only legal way you can name a guardian for them. Although a will doesn't have to be drafted by an attorney to be valid, seeking an attorney's help can ensure that your will accomplishes what you intend.

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Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

 

East Aurora resident Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc., a top-level private gym located in Elma, has launched www.anticoncussion.com and developed two USA-manufactured neck training machines and two field manuals that teach progressive, safe neck training. Helmicki has also developed a coaching certification program to reduce the number of concussions among athletes.  

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Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

 

On Oct. 11, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) commenced screening for the Ebola virus at select U.S. airports. Starting with New York’s JFK Airport, all travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will now undergo enhanced entry screening in an effort to detect overt signs of the deadly illness. This week, Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago O-Hare and Atlanta International airports will follow suit. These five airports receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations. 

Amherst Police looking for Owner of Military Medals


AMHERST, NY-Amherst Police are looking for the rightful owner of a pair of military medals.

The two medals were found in the Snyder area and turned into police. One is a National Defense Medal, U.S. Armed Forces "blanket campaign medal" (1953-present). The other is an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1956-Present Day).

If they belong to you or you know who they do belong to, you're asked to call Amherst Police at 689-1311 or e-mail to tips@apdny.org.


Medicare Open Enrollment Period Begins October 15th

What is the Medicare open enrollment period?

The Medicare open enrollment period is the time during which people with Medicare can make new choices and pick plans that work best for them. Each year, Medicare plans typically change what they cost and cover. In addition, your health-care needs may have changed over the past year. The open enrollment period is your opportunity to switch Medicare health and prescription drug plans to better suit your needs.

When does the open enrollment period start?

The Medicare open enrollment period begins on October 15 and runs through December 7. Any changes made during open enrollment are effective as of January 1, 2015.

During the open enrollment period, you can: