New veterinary hospital planned for East Aurora

A new hospital is planned for the East Aurora area that will serve the entire Western New York area. Hawk Creek Wildlife Center in East Aurora asks the community to support its mission to help wildlife in our area.

In a letter sent to supporters, Hawk Creek said the new hospital will be a non-public space to provide recovering patients with the quiet, calm environment they need to heal.

One of Hawk Creek’s most inspiring stories was recently posted on their Facebook.

If you would like to make a donation or for more information, CLICK HERE to support Hawk Creek.


There’s a great job out there for anyone who wants a career that gets you out in the fresh air every day. In a post on its Facebook page, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is looking for people who may apply to become New York State Assistant Rangers.

We are looking to hire approximately 25 Assistant Rangers (AFR) from mid-May to early fall and you can be one of them! AFRs assist with search and rescue, monitor trails, interact with the public and much more. Applications must be sent before February 28.

Sounds like a great opportunity with great benefits like being outdoors! We are so blessed in New York State with a variety of great parks and forests. If you’ve ever taken a trip to the Adirondacks or the Tug Hill area or maybe the Allegheny Mountains, you’ve seen the beauty and vastness of the state. Being an assistant ranger would allow you to call these places your “office”.

In 2022, the DEC hopes to employ approximately 25 assistant rangers in various capacities statewide, excluding DEC Regions 1, 2, and 7. The general duties and responsibilities of the position as well as the qualifications of the public service are described in the job description. Most positions have unique job responsibilities and each has its own particular description. Typically, candidates who meet civil service qualifications will be interviewed in March and successful candidates attend mandatory training sessions when they begin work in mid-May.

Apply here for this exciting and exclusive opportunity to become a Ranger in the Empire State.

Benjamin M. Yerger