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  1. Poloncarz, Burstein announce drive-thru prescription drug drop-off eventRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein recently announced a free drug drop-off disposal event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center, 3359 Broadway, Cheektowaga. "This one-day event will provide a safe way for residents to dispose of unneeded prescription drugs and any over-the-county medications in a safe, efficient and responsible manner," Poloncarz said.

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  2. BPO to play under the stars at Chestnut Ridge ParkRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in conjunction with the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, has announced the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will play a free outdoor concert at Chestnut Ridge Park at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16. The BPO will play on a bandstand located at the base of the sledding hill near the casino, with guests encouraged to bring folding chairs and blankets for comfortable viewing. Concertgoers are also encouraged to carpool and arrive early, as parking will be at a premium.

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  3. Road closure on William Street starting TuesdayRead the original story

    Monday Jun 27 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning division of sewerage management has announced William Street in the Town of Lancaster will be closed between Transit Road and Penora Street starting on Tuesday. The road is expected to be re-opened Friday evening.

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  4. Poloncarz honors first responders, joins Neaverth to proclaim 'EMS Week in Erie CountyRead the original story

    May 16, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joins ES Commissioner Dan Neaverth , Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein along with EMS personnel from around Erie County to proclaim "EMS Week" in Erie County. Today at the Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center in Cheektowaga, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Emergency Services Commissioner Dan Neaverth Jr., members of the Erie County Emergency Medical Services department and emergency medical service providers from around Erie County in proclaiming "EMS Week" in the county.

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  5. Higgins announces bill to include rail disaster preparedness in federal fire grant programRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced introduction of the Fire Department Proper Response and Equipment Prioritization Act , a bill aimed at better equipping emergency personnel responding to train derailment accidents. "This legislation provides a common-sense addition to the federal fire grant program to better assist communities that are working collaboratively to prepare and equip themselves for rail-based emergency situations," said Higgins, a member of the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security.

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  6. Volunteers invited for May 7 'I Love My Park Day' event at Reinstein WoodsRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation invites the public to "Cache In, Trash Out" Saturday, May 7, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in the Town of Cheektowaga, as part of "I Love My Park Day" events. "We are excited to be partnering with the 'I Love My Park Day' program," Reinstein Woods Education Center Director Meaghan Boice-Green said.

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  7. Poloncarz, Hoak honor RSVP program volunteersRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak and personnel from the department's retired senior volunteer program to honor eight special volunteers who give back to their communities by volunteering to help others. The volunteers were honored at a luncheon in the Statler Room at Erie Community College North Campus, where each received an award from President Barack Obama noting their generous volunteer spirit, along with a certificate of appreciation signed by the county executive.

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  8. Presentation set to discuss emerald ash borerRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The emerald ash borer now has a very strong hold in Western New York, said Sharon Bachman of the Erie County Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Erie County Emerald Ash Borer Task Force. The emerald ash borer was first detected in Erie County in 2011.

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  9. University Express brings learning, fun together for spring 2016 semesterRead the original story

    Apr 13, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Erie County Department of Senior Services' Retired & Senior Volunteer Program has announced the spring 2016 University Express lifelong learning program is now accepting registrations from seniors interested in taking one or more of the classes being offered. The University Express program is a collaboration of the Erie County Department of Senior Services, Wegmans, Excelsior Orthopaedics and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York.

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  10. Erie County emergency services, partners host emergency manager training sessionsRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Erie County Department of Emergency Services, in conjunction with the state departments of homeland security and emergency services, recently conducted two sessions of tier III emergency managers' certification trainings at the Erie County Fire Training Academy in Cheektowaga. Local elected officials, representatives from municipal highway departments and first responders from around Erie County were in attendance for interactive presentations on disaster declarations, emergency orders, use of the DLAN system, and resource allocation.

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  11. Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria March 12Read the original story

    Mar 8, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Corey, Maddie, Mollie and Tillie from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, March 12, at Walden Galleria , Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga. The public is invited to come and meet these beautiful animals and to find out more about the adoption process, animal care and upcoming meetings and events.

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  12. Finishing trades recruit apprenticesRead the original story

    Mar 7, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The New York State Department of Labor announced the Finishing Trades Institute of Western and Central New York will conduct a recruitment from April 5 through March 7, 2017, for 10 painter, decorator and paperhanger apprentices; five drywall taper apprentices; and five glazier apprentices. Note: The openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for three recruitment regions - the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and western regions.

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  13. Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale, largest fundraiser for Hospice Buffalo, March 2-5Read the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Bring spring inside your home or office with a bouquet of fresh flowers March 2-5, and support Hospice Buffalo's 30th anniversary Spring Bouquet Sale. Bouquets will be available for $8 at all Erie County First Niagara branches, select Wendy's and Dunkin Donuts locations, Raymour & Flanigan stores, local participating florists, hospitals, the Hospice Mitchell Campus in Cheektowaga, public buildings and area businesses in Erie County.

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  14. Erie County, Town of Cheektowaga 'chip' in for savingsRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in collaboration with the Town of Cheektowaga Highway Department, has announced the cleanup of winter debris and tree limbs at Como Lake Park is being aided through the use of a town-owned wood chipper, resulting in savings of approximately $9,000 to the county. Erie County does not own a machine suitable for the type of chipping necessary at Como Lake Park and had solicited estimates from contractors to handle the work prior to the town volunteering the use of its machine.

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  15. Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria MallRead the original story

    Feb 17, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Jack, Devers, Maddie and her puppies Ellie, Gidget, Haylee, Izzy and Jenny, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga . The public is invited to come and meet these beautiful animals and to find out more about the adoption process, animal care, and upcoming meetings and events.

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  16. Food Bank of WNY awarded BJ's Charitable Foundation grantRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Food Bank of Western New York was awarded a $23,500 grant from BJ's Charitable Foundation to support agency capacity building by purchasing new refrigerators and freezers for nine food pantries throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties. Recently, representatives from BJ's spent the afternoon volunteering at Resurrection Life Food Pantry in Cheektowaga, another one of the Food Bank's member agencies that received a new freezer as a result of the grant.

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  17. Food Bank of Western New York awarded $500,000 grant from The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. FoundationRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    In the photo, from left: foundation trustees Mary Wilson and Mary Owen join Marylou Borowiak, president and CEO of the Food Bank of Western New York, alongside the Food Bank's new all-wheel-drive vehicle. The SUV, made possible through a grant, will allow the Food Bank to further expand its nutrition education programs and well as its number of site visits completed throughout the organization's four-county service area.

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  18. Food Bank of Western New York awarded $500,000 grant from The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. FoundationRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    In the photo, from left: foundation trustees Mary Wilson and Mary Owen join Marylou Borowiak, president and CEO of the Food Bank of Western New York, alongside the Food Bank's new all-wheel-drive vehicle. The SUV, made possible through a grant, will allow the Food Bank to further expand its nutrition education programs and well as its number of site visits completed throughout the organization's four-county service area.

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  19. Obit: Francis (Frank) P. QuinnRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Francis P. Quinn, 72, of Grand Island passed away Jan. 10 at The Center For Hospice and Palliative Care in Cheektowaga after a short battle with lung cancer. He was born Aug. 3, 1943, in South Buffalo, the son of Julia and Francis Quinn.

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  20. Heart of Niagara animal rescue adoption event at Walden GalleriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2016 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold an adoption event at Walden Galleria Mall from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 16. Adoptable dogs Devers, Katrina, Snoopy and Tillie are scheduled to be on site. The rescue will be set up on the lower level in front of Famous Footwear .

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