2022-04-13

Column: YELLOW AND BLUE: the new GREEN

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Spring is here, but many of us have hardly noticed, thanks to the “clouds” recently. Last year, spring was under an overcast sky with Covid. This year, the sky has darkened due to a terrible war in Europe. Unfortunately, yet another cloud now covers our sunny sky: April’s United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report for 2022, which has […]

Column: The Book Department: The Book Department: Nature’s Lyrics

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Spirit of the water Give us all the courage and the grace To make genius of this tragedy unfolding The genius to save this place. –Joni Mitchell “This Place” From Shine, 2007 [NB: the songs and lyrics mentioned in this article can be heard and read online by Googling the titles and/or songwriters.]   Many moons ago during my quasi-hippie […]

Letter to the Editor: Appointment to Supreme Court Leads to Several Joyful Moments

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Dear Editor, Like the vast majority of Americans, I was elated with the April 7 Senate confirmation of Judge (soon to be Justice) Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. I cheered this brilliant jurist’s elevation to the highest court in the land along with the Democrats in the Senate […]

Letter to the Editor: Prioritizing Parents Bill of Rights by Congressman is Poor Decision

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Dear Editor, I’m sending this to the Hon. Chris Jacobs, our Congressman.  My name is Dan Whalen. I’m a U.S. Army Veteran, and a resident of Holland. At the start of this year, I had three goats – one billy and two does. The two does are sisters. All three goats live together in mixed company, and sleep in the […]

Column: The Advertiser Garden: Compost Matters

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Let’s talk dirt…garden dirt, to be specific. Not all soil is created equal, and knowing what kind of soil you’re dealing with when going into a garden is important. Generally speaking, the first year of a new garden is, beginners learning pains aside, likely to be the most prolific.  The act of breaking ground on a garden is the first […]

Brewery’s Full Circle Craft Beer Festival Returns

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Over a dozen regional craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries will be on site to celebrate the craft beverage industry. In addition to sampling from all the breweries, tickets to the Full Circle Festival will include live music, vendors and pig roast.

Test To Treat Option Offered By County Health Through Covid-19 Test Sites

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Starting Monday, April 11, individuals who receive a positive COVID-19 test result through Erie County Department of Health’s COVID-19 testing services will be offered a prescription for the antiviral medication Paxlovid available under an U.S. Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization, if they are eligible.

County Sets Two Dates For Free Rabies Vaccination Clinics

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Registration is now open for two free rabies clinics sponsored by Erie County in May.

County Clerk to Host Spring Disability Awareness Event

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Individuals with disabilities and their families will be able to obtain state issued picture identification through the Erie County Auto Bureau and be assisted with other matters pertaining to the Department of Motor Vehicles at a special DisAbility Awareness Day held on Saturday, April 23. No appointment is necessary.

Softball Boosters to Host Pancake Breakfast April 23

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The East Aurora High School Softball Boosters will host a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 23 at Parkdale Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.