🌱 Smell a flowering corpse? + 30,000 filled backpacks for children

Hello again everyone ! It’s me, Dan Casarella, your host of The Daily. Here’s all the local news you need to know right now…

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Here are today’s top 3 stories in Buffalo:

  1. Oh, that smell! You don’t smell that smell? Buffalo Botanical Gardens has a special bloom. The corpse flower is a rare flower that blooms only every six to ten years. The most noticeable side effect of flowering is the absolutely miserable smell. Affectionately named Morty Jr., the Corpse Flower will only be in full bloom today and tomorrow, so don’t wait to get yourself a puff. (Spectrum News)
  2. Over 30,000 backpacks were filled during this year’s Fill The Backpack campaign. The program aims to ensure that children can eat well during the school holidays. 30,615 backpacks were filled this year with food for children to enjoy over the weekend. Fill The Backpack raised funds between June 26 and July 9 for the program. (WIVB.com – News 4)
  3. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is looking for help in locating a pet shooter. The family cat, named Chase, was shot by a pellet gun and rushed to the vet. He is currently at home resting after the treatment. According to the sheriff’s office, all potential leads have been exhausted and they are now turning to the public for information. (WGRZ.com)

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  • Why the elongated face? Dogs Of Buffalo wants you to meet Walter, a five-year-old basset hound. He was adopted last July and is a distinguished gentledog. Click on the link to see the pictures! (Buffalo Dogs via Instagram)
  • The Buffalo History Museum invites you to its Party on the Portico concert series. This Friday’s party features Grosh and DJ Cochise. To see more details and buy a ticket, click on here. (The Buffalo History Museum via Instagram)
  • Ready to pick up the pace? JCC Buffalo organizes a family drumming circle. The one-hour family event begins at 11:30 a.m. on July 17 at the Holland Family Building. (JCC Buffalo via Facebook)

You are now aware and ready to go out this Tuesday! See you tomorrow for your next update.

Dan Casarella

About me: Dan Casarella is a writer, podcast producer and small business development specialist who previously worked in late night television. He has produced numerous chat segments, including with President Joe Biden, Kobe Bryant and Chadwick Boseman. Dan studied Media Studies and Production at Temple University. He also enjoys running, painting, and learning about the ups and downs of Philadelphia sports teams.

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