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Shop for the Animals at the Buffalo Zoo

BUFFALO, NY-The Buffalo Zoo needs you to help make sure they have enough to stock their pantries throughout the upcoming fall and winter seasons.

"Shop for the Animals" will take place at participating Tops locations on Saturday, August 21st.

Here's how it works-a copy of the Zoo's grocery "wish list" will be provided at the store and you're asked to pick up an item or two on the list while doing your own shopping. Shoppers will be albe to leave their gift with a Zoo volunteer in the store lobby.

All of the donations will be used as special treats to promote the animals' natural behaviors and to stimulate them both mentally and physically.

Some of the items on the list include: Kellogg's Apple Jacks and Fruit Loops, all sizes of dog biscuits, extracts and spices, peanut butter and rawhide chews.

The following Tops Friendly Markets are taking part:

-2101 Elmwood at Hinman in Buffalo

-Sheridan Drive at Delaware Road in Tonawanda

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EduKids Sponsoring Child Safety Seat Inspection Thursday

Buffalo (WGRZ)-- EduKids is partnering with the New York State Police Department to provide a Child Safety Seat Installation and Inspection on Thursday, August 5.

The event is being held at EduKids Early Childhood Centers, which is located at 1350 Hertel Avenue. State Police will be on-site from 3 to 6 p.m.

For more information, call (716) 332-9500 or visit www.edukidsinc.com

WGRZ-TV/EduKids, Inc.

New Principal Welcomed at Our Lady of Black Rock

North Buffalo (WGRZ)-- Our Lady of Black Rock School has recently named Martha Eadie as its new principal.

Eadie has served a two-year tenure as the principal at North Tonawanda Catholic and over ten years as a teacher within Catholic schools.

A native of the city of Buffalo, Eadie received her Master's Degree in School Administration from Canisius College. She also has a Master's Degree in Elementary Education.

For Eadie, working in Catholic education has been both a personal choice and a blessing. "I love the opportunity to be in an elementary school full of children," says Eadie.

Reverend Richard Jedrzejewski, OLBR Canonical Administrator and Chairman of the School Board, is excited to welcome the new principal.

Going into the new school year, Eadie plans to build time into the daily schedule for teacher professional development, adjusting the class schedule to allow for an extra class period each day.

Delaware Park to Offer Carriage Rides

BUFFALO-Starting this Sunday, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Delaware Park will be offering horse drawn carriage rides.

There will be two separate routes. One will stay strictly inside the park and the other route will take to the surrounding streets.

The rides themselves will go from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and will cost around $25, depending on the route you choose.

Organizers say that the park was originally designed for carriage rides, and they were popular when the park first opened in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Web extra: Click on the video at the right to see highlights from Multimedia Journalist Anna Pawlaczyk's carriage ride.

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Activities Planned for Health Center Week 2010

BUFFALO, NY-The Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center joins over 70 health centers across NY in a week of events designed to increase awareness of the importance of taking care of yourself and the potential that health care reform brings to Community Health Centers.

National Health Center Week will be observed August 8th-14th. The theme this year is "Turning the Vision into Reality: Growing and Strengtheing NY's FQHCs Through Health Care Reform".

The highlight of the week will be a Health-a-palooza at the Center at the center located at 155 Lawn Avenue in Buffalo. It will take place on Wednesday, August 11th from 2-5 PM.

On Friday, August 13th at 11 AM the center will host Senator Antoine Thompson and Assemblymembers Sam Hoyt and Robin Schimminger for an open house.



AARP/Walgreens Offers Health Screenings and Services

The AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour is on the second leg of its two-year national health screening tour with the goal of providing more than $60 million worth of free health screenings in more than 3,000 communities across the nation.

Health workers perform a battery tests which check: total cholesterol level, blood pressure, bone density, glucose levels waist circumference and body mass index. The value of the services is estimated at $140 but are presented free.

The Wellness Tour rolls in to Walgreens locations at 2601 Sheridan Dr., Tonawanda on Thursday, July 29, noon-7 p.m.; 650 Delware Ave., Buffalo on Friday, July 30, noon-7 p.m.; and 5275 Transit Road, Clarence on Saturday, July 31, noon-7 p.m.

For a complete tour schedule, call 1-866-484-8687 or visit wwww.aarpwalgreens.com/tour.

Cake Auction to Benefit Companion Animal Network

NORTH BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo Companion Animal Network (C.A.N.) is holding a bakery cake auction, 6 p.m. Saturday, August 7, at Floral Expectations on Hertel Ave., to raise funds for its annual AniMeals program and Pet Food Pantry.

Cakes are being donated by area bakeries including Sweet Tooth, Carriage Trade Pastries, Gino's Italian Bakery, Muscoreil's Fine Desserts, Caramici's and Zilly's Cakes.

The $20 admission includes champagne or wine and hors d'oeuvres. The silent auction begins at 8 p.m. Cakes will be auctioned to the highest bidder beginning at 9 p.m.