Several high-profile incidents of police officers shooting dogs in recent weeks have communities talking about safety and dealing with potentially dangerous animals, but in hundreds of American cities, certain "dangerous dogs" are already restricted or banned.
Breed-specific ordinances range from bans on pitt bulls alone, to a declaration of many breeds as "vicious" or "dangerous." Some states have no cities with restrictions. Iowa, where a man was attacked by two pitt bulls last week, has 81 cities with some form of breed-specific ordinance — more than in any other state.
Meanwhile in California, where video of police officers shooting a Rottweiler while his owner looked on went viral last week, there are only a handful of local ordinances, and none in Hawthorne, Calif., where the incident occurred.
Home sweet home (show)
It’s been a long, gloomy Western New York winter ... but inside Gleam & Glimmer Glass Studio, owner Suzanne Todaro was working on a piece of spring.
Taking this show on the road
After years at some of the more prominent restaurants in the area, chef Michael Attardo is now cooking out of a kitchen of a different sort:
One with wheels.
CRITTER COMPANIONS: Keep warm in March madness
“As it rains in March so it rains in June,” is a much less popular saying than “in like a lion, out like a lamb.” But will either of these hold true? What about “a dry March and a wet May will fill barns and bays with corn and hay?”
Make it so
If you make it ... they will come.
The first Buffalo Mini Maker Faire will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Museum of Science, celebrating “makers” of all sorts, from knitters to sculptors to engineers, and giving Western New Yorkers an introduction to the “Maker movement” that’s sweeping the globe.
Authorhood is her cup of tea
For about three years in a small spot of Main Street in the City of Tonawanda, a tiny tea shop with the simple name of “Simply Sue’s” brought in customers and friends with its food, activities, music and, of course, tea.
Now, shop owner Sue Potter has brought stories from the shop’s existence — and tales from her own personal journey — to print with “A Girl Like Me,” published by Balboa Press recently.
CRITTER COMPANIONS: Taking time, earning trust
For the past few years, I have been cockatiel-less, so when a couple of retired friends told me they were moving through seven states — and they needed to re-home an 18-year-old cockatiel and a pair of 6-year-old lovebirds — I seriously thought about it.
Reading the 'Chook book'
Once I started reading words like “odour,” “behaviour” and “Animal Welfare Council,” I knew I was abroad.
The five chickens that I obtained a few months ago are still eggless and I wanted to do a little research. I picked up the book “A Family Guide to Keeping Chickens” by Anne Perdeaux to learn more. The book just came out this month and is available on Kindle or in paperback on Amazon.com for under $15.
For art(ists') sake
So you’re an artist.
You make beautiful or interesting things — whether that involves taking photographs, painting, quilting or designing jewelry. And you want to share those things with other people — and, of course, make some money while doing so.
Coopering the canal is a part of 'Show and Tell' series
Tim Roberts of Appleton first became interested in the “lost” art of coopering about 15 years ago when he helped build a cooper shop at the Joseph Smith Farm, an historic site in Palmyra.
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