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Visit Ready.gov's National Preparedness Month 2008 for lots of information on preparing for an emergency.
Download/view the Emergency Preparedness information provided in the September 2008 Cattaraugus County Health Department Newsletter below.
Governor Higgins Day was held on September 20, 2008 with the dedication of the Governor Frank Wayland Higgins Memorial Bridge.
View photos from the Governor Higgins Day event (September 20, 2008) at the Bartlett House/Olean Point Museum in Olean, New York.
Enhanced Drivers Licenses available 09/16/2008
All three Motor Vehicle Offices in Cattaraugus County will be offering the new Enhanced Driver Licenses beginning Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 8:00am. The staff in the Olean, Little Valley and Delevan Offices have received training in the processing of these licenses which will allow border crossing between the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean without the need for a US Passport.
Tourism Destination Assessments in Cattaraugus County Is The Topic of the Cattaraugus County Planning Board Annual Meeting
A new exhibit, "200 Years: A Musical Celebration" opens April 15, 2008 at the Cattaraugus County Museum. Among the items on display are an Edison Wax Cylinder Phonograph, a music typewriter, photographs of local bands, and the 1830s music manuscript of John Seeley who lived in Leon.
Coinciding with Cattaraugus County's Bicentennial Celebration, the exhibit will be on display through December 2008.
A workshop on the New York State Farmland Protection Program and Purchase of Development Rights (PDR)
The American Farmland Trust, with special thanks to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets for their support, will be presenting a workshop on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 7:00 pm at the Ellicottville Memorial Library, 6499 Maples Road, Ellicottville, New York. The workshop is for farmers, farm landowners, public officials, town planning board members and others interested in farmland protection.
Allegany State Park was named one of the top 100 "Amazing Spots" by Reserve America. Reserve America provides camping reservations for all campground facilities in the New York State Parks system as well as in 48 other states.
In honor of this designation, Allegany Regional Director Michael Mieczinkowski was joined by Allegany Region Commission Chair Dalton Burgett and Western District Director Mark Thomas in presenting Red House Area Manager Gary Quattrone and Quaker Area Manager Joe Rychick with a plaque recognizing this designation.
The current Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases recalled by Toys "R" Us has prompted the Health Department to advise parents and/or caregivers as to the importance of lead testing for children. Lead can poison people. It can be harmful to babies. If lead gets into your baby's body, it could cause: a lower IQ, kidney damage, hearing loss, growth problems, anemia and behavior problems.
The current Fisher Price toy recall has prompted the Health Department to advise parents and/or caregivers as to the importance of lead testing for children. Lead can poison people. It can be harmful to babies. If lead gets into your baby's body, it could cause: a lower IQ, kidney damage, hearing loss, growth problems, anemia and behavior problems. Even small amounts can be harmful. Lead can be found in paint, dust, soil and water.