Our network

Families

Buffalo Zoo’s Snow Leopard Cubs To Move to the Chahinkapa Zoo

Buffalo Zoo’s Snow Leopard Cubs To Move to the Chahinkapa Zoo

Buffalo, NY– Ketu and Makalu, the Buffalo Zoo’s two male snow leopard cubs, will find a new home at the Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton, North Dakota.

The cubs will leave the Buffalo Zoo early Thursday morning and travel by truck to North Dakota.  The Chahinkapa Zoo’s curator, Tom Schmaltz, will accompany the cubs and monitor them throughout the trip to ensure they arrive safely.

Registration Under Way at Mary Queen of Angels School

Registration Under Way at Mary Queen of Angels School

Registration for the 2011-12 school year is currently taking place at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga. Catholic education is affordable! The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is committed to helping schools provide a Catholic education in WNY and assisting families who choose Catholic education for their children. 

 

WNY Resident Invents Unique First Aid Cap for Children

WNY Resident Invents Unique First Aid Cap for Children

As a parent, you want to place your child in a protective bubble so they never succumb to the inevitable head bump. But when an injury does occur, it’s hard to be comforting while holding an ice pack on a squirming child. Fortunately, Cool Gel ‘n Gear LLC — based in Western New York — recently introduce its Cool Gel ‘n Cap product for just this situation!  

The Cool Gel ‘n Cap is a unique and cute first aid hat for toddlers and young children. An adorable plush hat holds an ice pack in place for bumps, bruises, earaches, headaches, etc., leaving Mom and Dad’s hands free to comfort and calm their child with a soothing touch.  

Now Accepting Applications for Fair Camp At This Year's Erie County Fair

Now Accepting Applications for Fair Camp At This Year's Erie County Fair

Have you ever wondered what it is like to sleep in the barns at the Erie County Fair, or to take care of those precious animals that stay right there too?  What about riding in the parade or seeing just how cotton candy and taffy is made?  Well, now here’s your chance!

The Erie County Fair is inviting all 8, 9, and 10 year olds to fill out an application for the chance to be one of the “campers” chosen in the third (3) year of Fair Camp.  Campers (& their same sex parent or guardian) will sleep in the barns, help take care of the Ag-Sperience animals, have the opportunity to show a calf, learn more about that yummy fair food, and even ride in the parade.  Campers & their guardians will come away from the ultimate Fair Camp experience with a greater knowledge of agriculture and livestock, not to mention and inside view of the great Erie County Fair, through hands-on activities under the supervision of qualified staff (camp counselors).

Team of Less Than Four Tackles 440 Snow Removal Requests!

Team of Less Than Four Tackles 440 Snow Removal Requests!

Buffalo, New York- February 11, 2011-As seen in The Buffalo News, Buffalo AmeriCorps members are continuing to fight the large snow accumulations remaining at local properties of senior and disabled Buffalo residents. Between December 2nd, 2010 and February 10, 2011 Buffalo AmeriCorps members from The Belle Center successfully responded to 440 snow removal requests through the City of Buffalo’s 311 Call Resolution Center with more on the way!

Whether it’s the north, south, east or west side of Buffalo, a small team of less than 4 AmeriCorps members have been tirelessly responding to the icy task of snow removal.

Daytuan Antonetti-Buffalo AmeriCorps Program Director stated: “Serving is what we do and the smiles on the senior and disabled faces when they are able to safely get in and out of their homes is simply priceless!”

Valentine’s Day-Themed Activities at the Buffalo Zoo

Valentine’s Day-Themed Activities at the Buffalo Zoo

Family Valentine’s Day AND Sea Lion Kiss Encounters!

Buffalo, NY – Have some fun with your loved ones at the Buffalo Zoo with Buffalo Zoo’s Family Valentine’s Day event on Sunday, February 13, 2011!

The event will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Enjoy animal enrichment activities and making cards for your family and friends (or even your favorite animal at the Zoo!). Activities are FREE with Zoo admission.

For more information, please call (716) 995-6133, or visit the Zoo’s website at www.buffalozoo.org.

The event schedule is as follows:

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Valentine’s Day card-making crafts (Activity will take place inside the education department’s Children’s Resource Center.)

The following animals are receiving a special Valentine’s Day enrichment at their exhibit:

BUFFALO ZOO PRESENTATION: Climate Change and its Effect on Polar Bears

BUFFALO ZOO PRESENTATION: Climate Change and its Effect on Polar Bears

ZOO’S CURATOR OF EDUCATION PRESENTS FREE PROGRAM

AT THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY IN TOWN OF TONAWANDA.

Buffalo, N.Y. – The public is invited to a special presentation by Buffalo Zoo Curator of Education Tiffany Vanderwerf on climate change and its effect on polar bears. The free lecture is Sunday February 20th at noon at The Church of the Nativity, on Colvin Boulevard at Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda. The presentation is part of the Buffalo Zoo’s “Be Cool for Polar Bears” speaking tour.