Make Merry With Meat this holiday season!!  Join Dansville Town and Country Agway’ for their

First Annual “Make Merry BBQ Competition:  Meat, Mistletoe, Mittens and Myrrh.”

This event pits WDNY, Genesee Valley Penney Saver, Lions Club and The Rotary against each other.  The prize?  All proceeds from the event will be donated to the winning teams charity.  The winner will be chosen by popular vote.

In the spirit of fun, there will be another set of prizes awarded by a panel of judges.  This contest pits the Lions Club against the Rotary and WDNY against The Genesee Valley Penney Saver.  The prizes are some seriously tacky trophies.

DTCA has long been a champion of the BBQ enthusiast.  Owner Ed Gunn has a wide range of pretty incredible products and brings in the Grillin’ Guys from Ace of Hearts – Kansas City BBQ to teach classes.  The classes are a great opportunity to learn about choosing, preparing and BBQ/smoking your meat as well as the unexpected dessert items.  Ever had a grilled cookie?  They’re pretty delicious.  And if you’ve never tried the BBQ pork sliders that Agway serves up at events, you’ll have the chance this Friday.  These sliders are seriously amazing!

The event will take place at Dansville Town and Country Agway 5 Maple St. Danvsille, NY from 5-8pm on Friday, December 7

Each team will prepare and BBQ chicken wings as well as create and grill a dessert of their choice. The public can purchase “taste tickets” for each contestant’s entries and then submit a ballot with their favorite.  All proceeds go to charity.

This Sunday, December 2 at 5:00pm, the Dansville Public Library will be hosting a significant Arts Programming event, Necessary Targets, by Eve Ensler.    It’s been a long time since something like this has happened.

Years ago the library had quite a following of people interested to provide arts programming in the community.  The friends of the library had a Local Artist series, at times funded in part through the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.    This programming involved a lot of volunteers who worked hard to bring the performing arts to the community.  Unfortunately, about ten years ago that programming got lost in the push for the library expansion.  The library’s director, Teresa Dearing is committed to revisiting that kind of programming.

Sunday’s performance is the first offering to reestablish theatre in the library and kicks off the effort of bringing the arts programming back to Dansville.  The library would like to have several arts events during the year. The current group of artists that have gathered are eager to support this initiative.

Dansville is geographically situated between areas that have strong arts communities.  There is a needs for more arts programming in the community.  With this play, written by a phenomenally influential playwright we are able to bring something that is topical, important – a unique window into how war affects women.

According to Dearing, “It also reflects something that we as a library try to strive for – the library is more than entertainment – it’s about the things that are real in peoples lives; whatever, whoever they may be.”

Dearing says that the library board has been very supportive and has long had a commitment to things that fill the need for artistic expression, exposure for audience and artist.  The library is interested to bring unique, quality arts programming to Livingston county – things that are more than recreational because as Dearing says, “People are looking for more than just an escape – they are looking for things to expand their horizons, and explore their beliefs.”

Necessary Targets is a difficult play, but an important one.  One only has to open a newspaper to understand.  This play’s message and it’s might lies in the fact that you’ve only to change the names, change the country; these women exist, still.  This tragic, pervasive violence against women happens not only in wartime; but everywhere, everyday.

Necessary Targets by Eve Ensler will be performed as a staged reading at the Dansville Public Library  200 Main St. Dansville, NY 14437  Admission is Free.  Please join us for refreshments and discussion after the performance.

This event is funded by the  NYS Council on the Arts and Genesee Valley Council on the Arts Decentralization Program.

To find out more of what is happening at the library or to add your event to the lcommunity calendar, visit http://dansville.lib.ny.us/

Response to FDA to Notification letters to patients

TIO —  Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dansville, NY (October 24, 2012) – The New York State Department of Health notified hospitals and providers on October 15, 2012 that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) made new patient notification recommendations related to products from the New England Compounding Center (NECC).

The FDA advises healthcare professionals to follow-up with patients who received  injectable products , including an injectable drug that is used in conjunction with eye surgery and pain relief procedures named hyaluronidase .

Although there have been no reported cases of eye infections or meningitis related to receiving hyaluronidase  the FDA is taking the cautious approach since this is an injectable drug as opposed to a topical medication such as a cream or ointment which poses less risk.

The FDA advises that patients who had procedures done between May 21, 2012 and the last day the product was used (October 6, 2012 at Noyes) should receive a notice.

Applicable patients at Noyes have been identified and have received notification as have the physicians involved in the cases.

Noyes will continue to work closely with the New York State Department of Health and the Livingston County Department of Health to monitor and respond to this evolving situation.

Please direct inquiries to Jeanine Wilder, VP Business Development.  (585) 335-4329 or jwilder@noyes-hospital.org