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Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

Quota International of Amherst Hosts Spring Winery Excursion

Quota International of Amherst, an International organization dedicated to assisting the hearing and speech impaired as well as disadvantaged women and children, is hosting a Spring Winery Excursion on June 4, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 4 PM. Tickets are $65.00 and include luxurious motor coach transportation to three wineries on the USA Niagara Wine Trail, four wine tastings at each winery, a winery tour at Spring Lake Winery, a sit down buffet lunch at Vizcarra Vineyards and wine tastings with a souvenir wine glass and 10% discount on wine purchases at Marjim Manor.

Pick up and return will be at Eastern Hills Mall.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and all participants must be at least 21 years of age.

For additional information contact Robin Miller at 716-799-0981 or visit our web site at http://quotaofamherst.webs.com.

Msgr. Kevin O'Neill Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Mass at Queen of Martyrs

Msgr. Kevin O'Neill Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Mass at Queen of Martyrs

Msgr. Kevin T. O’Neill, ordained on May 11, 1961, at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Erie, Pa., celebrated his 50th anniversary as a priest today with Mass at Queen of Martyrs Church in Cheektowaga. Msgr. O'Neill currently serves as canonical administrator of Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, a position he has held for five years.

A Mass of Thanksgiving to be celebrated by Msgr. O’Neill will also take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Immaculate Conception Church in East Aurora, where he served as pastor for 23 years until his retirement in 2005. A reception in the school hall will follow, and all are welcome to attend.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR: "Disaster On Lake Erie" Author at the Historical Society

MEET THE AUTHOR: "Disaster On Lake Erie" Author at the Historical Society

Author Alvin F. Oickle ("Disaster on the Potomac," "Disaster at Dawn") will be at the Buffalo and Erie Counyt Historical Society on May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign copies of his new book. The author conducted some of his research for the book at the Historical Society. The new publication, "Disaster on Lake Erie: The 1841 Wreck of the Steamship Erie" (History Press) will be available at the Historical Society's Museum Shop, and the author will be here to sign copies.

According to his publisher, Mr. Oickle’s newest release from the imprint is an exciting treatise on a historic happening:

What Makes You A Great Mom? Ask Your Kids!

What Makes You A Great Mom? Ask Your Kids!

It's Mother's Day this Sunday and we all know how special moms are, but what makes a great mom? Well, to answer that we went right to the source: the kids! We asked our MomsLikeMe.com members to send in their children's reply to the question, "What makes me a great mom?" The answers, as you may imagine, are many and varied, but all of them are adorable!

This picture of 6-year-old Sarah and her 3-year-old brother Sammy was sent in by their mother. Sarah says, “Oh, I have a whole collection of reasons I love you.  I just love you to Polaris and back." Suffice it to say, that’s quite a bit!

FAA Opposes Repub. Backed Amendment That Endangers Airline Passengers & Insults Flight 3407 Families

FAA Opposes Repub. Backed Amendment That Endangers Airline Passengers & Insults Flight 3407 Families

Hochul again calls on Corwin to rescind fundraising invitation to Speaker Boehner

ERIE COUNTY – Kathy Hochul, candidate for New York’s 26th Congressional District, today reiterated her opposition to the Shuster amendment after the Federal Aviation Administration yesterday announced their opposition to the Republican-backed amendment that would unravel two years of work to reform the airline industry.  

In a statement yesterday, the FAA said they had “concerns” that the Shuster amendment protects “a set of procedural hoops that could have the effect of slowing down rulemaking projects under way and in the future.”

What Makes You A Great Mom? Just Ask Your Kids!

What Makes You A Great Mom? Just Ask Your Kids!

In honor of Mother's Day we're featuring some of our cutest quotes and photos from our members on Buffalo MomsLikeMe.com! So, what makes a great mom? Well, we took that question right to the experts: the kids! J.D. (pictured) thinks his mom is great because she lets him eat spaghetti anyway he wants! We want to see your pictures and hear what makes you a great mom - click HERE