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Nature's Fall Spectacular

The change of seasons in the Northeastern United States is a beautiful study in contrasts, with fall being the most stunning. Autumn sees many life forms preparing for winter, and
trees are perhaps the most visibly dramatic in their preparations for the upcoming freeze. Most notable among their changes are of course leaves, which are the source of life for trees. During the warm months, plants are busy with photosynthesis, the process which converts sunlight into chemical energy.Chlorophyll is a pigment in plants that is critical to photosynthesis and also gives leaves their green color. In the fall, that process slows down, and other pigments previously covered by chlorophyll are revealed in a most spectacular way. Lauren Makeyenko is Experience Manager at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo.

Vandals Damage Orleans County Cemetery

KENDALL, NY--  The Orleans County Sheriff's Office is investigating recent incidents of vandalism at a Town of Kendall Cemetery.

Investigators say an Orleans County Sheriff's Lieutenant was checking the Beechwood Cemetery on Woodchuck Alley when he discovered damage to the chapel of the cemetery on October 12th.

On October 14th, deputies were called back to the cemetery after a caretaker noticed about 32 gravestones turned over, including some that were broken.

Officials say many of the markers belonged to the graves of people buried in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

If you have any information, you're asked to contact the Orleans County Sheriff's Office at:  585-589-5527.

 

Brian Banas, COO, Orleans Community Health Speaks at Public Hearing

Brian Banas, COO, Orleans Community Health Speaks at Public Hearing

ALBION, NY - Brian Banas, COO of Orleans Community Health, spoke last Friday at the Annual Health Insurance Program and Public Hearing at the Orleans County 4-H Fair Grounds in Albion. 

Mr. Banas spoke on the upcoming opening of the new Albion Health Care Center on the corner of Rt. 31 and Butts Rd.  The new center is open now for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and lab blood draw station. 

The tentative grand opening for the site is planned for the end of November.

Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics Today

WESTERN NEW YORK - On the go and need a flu shot?

Several area Western New York Immediate Care locations will host drive-thru flu shot clinics today, and you don't even have to leave your vehicle.

The clinics run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

- 7616 Transit Road, Williamsville (across from Eastern Hills Mall)

-2099 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst (north of the 290, next to the Original Pancake House)

-2497 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo (just north of Hertel Avenue)

-5014 Transit Road, Cheektowaga (between Losson Road and Como Park Blvd.)

-3050 Orchard Park Road, Orchard Park (just north of the Tops/Lowe's Plaza)

Most insurance plans will cover the cost of the flu shot.  Out of pocket cost is $35.

 

Orleans Community Health Associate of the Month: Pat Vader

Orleans Community Health Associate of the Month: Pat Vader

Associate of the Month – July 2012 – Patricia Vader/Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Vader exemplifies our Standard of Behavior’s core values with her accountability, compassion, collaboration and excellence as an associate of Orleans Community Health.

Pat is always willing to help and does it with a smile on her face.  Pat has a great attitude and is very knowledgeable in her position.  If Pat is unsure of something she will always find out how and the best way to accomplish the task at hand.

Pat always makes her fellow associates feel valued not realizing how much she is valued herself.

 

Experience Fall Foliage by Train

Experience Fall Foliage by Train

A Statement Released by the Medina RR Museum

Fall foliage train rides are now underway and will be available on the following October dates: 13th, 14th, 17th, 20th, and 24th.

Trains depart the Medina museum at 11am and again at 2pm on each of those dates, and the experience includes a tour of the largest railroad and toy museum in New York State.

Passengers will enjoy the comfort of the museum’s 1947 Budd passenger coaches, equipped with restrooms, snacks and entertainment.

Located inside a historic 1905 freight depot, the Medina Railroad Museum is longer than a football field, containing more than 7000 artifacts, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

Fall foliage excursion train tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for those 13 to 18, $13 for ages 2 through 12, and FREE for children under 2.

Annual Sugarplum Fairy Breakfast Set for November 10

Annual Sugarplum Fairy Breakfast Set for November 10

Tickets available by pre-sale only; Go on sale October 15

A popular family event is set to make its return to Niagara Falls.

Officials from United Way of Greater Niagara and the Greater Niagara Ballet Company announced that the Sugarplum Fairy Breakfast, an event that has been on many local families’ “must attend” list for several years, will be held on Saturday, November 10 in the new Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls. The event starts at 10:00 a.m.

All children in attendance will receive a Barbie doll, breakfast, an opportunity to dance with members of the Greater Niagara Ballet Company and a chance to win a special Holiday Barbie doll.