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Thinking of Getting a Rabbit for a Pet?

Are you ready for a rabbit?  Are you familiar with its penchant for digging?  Do you understand its dietary and housing needs?  Before bringing a new bunny home, you should learn basic bunny care.

As with any domesticated animal, we can trace most of the rabbit’s behavior back to his wild ancestors. And it comes as no surprise that rabbits, by nature, are diggers and burrowers. In the wild, a safe excavation for homes and birthing places can reach three feet in depth; so it will take your rabbit almost no time at all to ruin a carpet or dig a tunnel in your garden – should he have the opportunity. Your best option is to supervise him closely and provide him safe alternatives to fulfill his natural tendency to dig.

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Eat Drink & Be Pink!

Join us Friday and Saturday October 1st and 2nd at The Eagle House Restaurant on Main St. in Williamsville where "We are Going Pink" to kick off October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of the proceeds from both days will go to the Breast Clinic at Roswell Park and Melissa's Coffee House (Amherst Youth Foundation) in honor of our dear friend Melissa Chudy.

Buddhist Monk Visits Area

Claude AnShin Thomas practices "engaged Buddhism." Today he is in Medellin, Columbia visiting communa 13, one of the hottest spots for drug-related gang violence. He is working with two groups, one engaged with people on the fence or on the edge of becoming involved in gang activities and another making efforts to draw people out of these gangs.

What is Buffalo's connection to drugs, gangs and violence?

Ask him yourself when you hear Claude AnShin Thomas speak about Mindfulness at 7 PM, Wednesday, November 10th at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main Street, Williamsville, NY. A $5 fee to reduce travel expenses will be requested. You can register for a Day of Mindfulness Practice on Saturday, November 13th from 9am to 5PM. His website is : Zaltho.org 

See a short leader to a documentary on AnShin's work here


TRAFFIC TRACKER 2: Wehrle Drive in Williamsville Closed

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY-- The stretch of Wehrle Drive running through the towns of Amherst and Williamsville is closed untill Sunday, October 3.

The road is closed to conduct road repairs between Aero Drive and Garrison.

Detours will be posted.

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WNYSEA Solar Tour of Homes and Green Buildings

The Western New York Sustainable Energy Association is holding its' 15th Annual Tour Solar Homes and Green Buildings that will have a kick-off press event on Saturday, October 2nd at 10 am at the renovated 1926  former warehouse at 95 Perry Street. This is a part of the National Tour of Solar Homes and Green Buildings. The Solar Tour is self guided, free, and open to the public. The list of 25 local Solar Tour and Green Building participants is here.

The 2010 Solar Tour of Homes and Green Buildings
Free and Open to the Public on Saturday, October 2, 10 am - 4 pm
Over 25 Sites around Western New York

Come join Us for the 2010 Solar Tour of Homes and Green Buildings
Press Event on October 2nd at 10am at 95 Perry Street in Buffalo.

Vote for the Best Wings in Amherst!

Here in Western New York, including Amherst we're all about the food, so AmherstNightOut.com has decided to find the best of the best of our favorite foods. We couldn't resist, as our first find, to search for the best chicken wings, so with your help, the hunt is on!

Please vote for the place that you think has the best wings in Amherst, you can vote by commenting below, or going to our Facebook page (AmherstNightOut.com). We will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to one random person who has helped us in our search (one vote per person please), so start voting!

Lenihan Retains Position; Ryce A No-Show

BUFFALO, NY - During a Saturday morning reorganization meeting, Len Lenihan unanimously won a vote and retained his position as head of the Erie County Democratic Committee.

Businesswoman Sundra Rice planned to challenge Lenihan, but she did not attend this morning's meeting. Ryce hoped to become both the first woman and the first African-American to head the Erie County Democratic Committee.

Mayor Byron Brown, a long time critic of Lenihan, had been supporting Rice.

Lenihan plans to focus on unifying the party leading into the November elections.