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The Sweet Smell of the Katsura Tree

The Sweet Smell of the Katsura Tree

BUFFALO - July 27, 2011- Yesterday, my colleague and I were canvassing Buffalo in search of local history.  While ambling through the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, I recognized a very familiar sugary scent.

 

“Do you smell that?” I asked.  

 

“I do!” she exclaimed, “It smells like cotton candy!  Where is it?”

 

Back to School: Tame the Breakfast Budget

Back to School: Tame the Breakfast Budget

It may only be July, but before you know it the kids will be heading back to school. Mornings can be busy and chaotic, but don't let the chaos push you to go through the drive thru, spending money you don't have on not so nutritious breakfast sandwiches and burritos. With a little planning you can make delicious, nutritious and inexpensive breakfasts for the entire family without compromising the family grocery budget.

Have you seen the Wal-Mart commercial that says if you buy breakfast products at their store you can serve breakfast for $1 per person, as opposed to $5 at the local drive-thru? Why should breakfast even cost $1 per person? Learn how to tame your breakfast budget with these inexpensive breakfast recipes.

 

Raccoon With Rabies Found in Niagara Falls

Raccoon With Rabies Found in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.- The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) received confirmation today from the NYSDOH Wadsworth Rabies Laboratory that a raccoon submitted for testing yesterday was rabid. The raccoon had contact with a dog on 20th Street in the City of Niagara Falls and was subsequently captured by a wildlife rehabilitator and euthanized. This is the first rabid ground animal confirmed in the County this year. Previously, only three bats were confirmed as rabid in 2011. Confirmation of rabies in a wild animal in the City of Niagara Falls is unusual. However rare, rabid animals have occasionally been identified within the city over the years since the rabies prevention program began in the county .

Map Pick Up for Amherst Garden Walk

Map Pick Up for Amherst Garden Walk

(Amherst, NY)---The Amherst Garden Walk is Saturday July 23, 2011 from 10 AM until 4 PM, rain or shine.  Maps may be downloaded from www.amherst.ny.us and you may choose which sections of the map you would like to print according to the area of Amherst you would like to visit.

Maps may be picked up at Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main Street in the Supervisor’s Office, 2nd floor from Monday July 18 through Friday July 22 from

8AM-5PM.

Additionally, a limited number of maps will be available at 1 Earldom Way, off Hopkins Road, 14221 and 202 Bucyrus, off Sweet Home Road, 14228 on the day of the event.  These are on a first come, first serve basis. 

For further information email gardenwalk@amherst.ny.us or call 631-7032.

 

Grab a Treasure!

Grab a Treasure!

Bon Appétit Cookbook

The Bon Appétit Cookbook is on sale for $5.00.  Copies are available in the Supervisor’s Office, 5583 Main Street 2nd Floor.  The Cookbook emphasizes easy to use recipes utilizing common, cost effective ingredients. 

The cookbook is composed of favorite recipes from people who live and work in Amherst. Recipes include dishes like Baklava, Peach Stuffed Chicken Breasts, and Chocolate Éclair Cake. Community cookbooks are a wonderful resource because they contain recipes that are developed by real cooks who feed their families every day.  It also has a number of charts for food quantities, napkin folding, microwave hints, calorie counters and other helpful resources. 

  This is a nice gift idea and a lovely addition to theme basket auctions or as favors for a shower.   Additionally, it is a great starter book for a young bride or college student.

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Edible Buffalo is proud to announce the first ever New York Statewide Eat Drink Local Week June 24 through June 30, 2011, a restaurant week with a mission! With the harvest season in full swing, Edible Buffalo along with seventeen local restaurant and winery partners will be celebrating the local food chain by promoting menus using ingredients sourced from local growers and artisan producers.

“Many of our restaurant and winery partners already use locally sourced ingredients on their menus, so this is an opportunity to showcase their efforts,” says Lisa Tucker, publisher of Edible Buffalo. “We also want to continue to make the connection between farm and plate for consumers. With over 7500 farms in the eight county region, we cannot afford to ignore how important local agriculture is to our food economy.”

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

EMERALD ASH BORER DETECTED IN BUFFALO

Collaborative Control Efforts Underway to Contain First Infestation Found in Erie County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced an infestation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in the City of Buffalo’s South Park. This is the first EAB infestation to be detected in Erie County. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species, including green, white, black and blue ash.