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Sidewalk Snow Relief Pilot Program

Sidewalk Snow Relief Pilot Program

(Amherst, NY) The Town of Amherst is preparing for a pilot program of providing sidewalk snow relief services along segments of Maple Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard as a pilot study. The segments are Maple Road from Millersport Highway to Transit Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard from Kenmore Avenue to Betina Avenue. A letter was recently sent to all residents all these segments. These are the two roads whose residents responded positively for relief when the town polled in March 2011.

Sidewalk snow relief along these corridors remains a priority for the Town Board. The Town Highway Department will provide the service.  Property owners will not be assessed any fee for this service in their 2012 Town tax bill.  The study will evaluate the service and be used to support future decision-making. 

Vets and Active Duty Military Served Free Meal at Amherst Applebee’s

Vets and Active Duty Military Served Free Meal at Amherst Applebee’s

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants across the U.S., including the location on 1641 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst, are giving a heartfelt “thanks” to veterans and those on active duty on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11.

On Veterans Day only, veterans and those on active duty with proof of United States military service can choose one free entrée from Applebee’s Veterans Day Menu:

WNY Rocks ... and More!

WNY Rocks ... and More!

Do you know why there is a coral reef in the rocks under WNY? Or why the Niagara Escarpment is one of ten unique biospheres in the world? Come and find out the answers during a fascinating program called "The Geology of Western New York," with geologist, Stan Radon, November 6, 2:00 PM at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust Street, Lockport. The program, which is part of the WNY Land Conservancy Speaker Series, will also include discussion of the formation of salt, oil and gas deposits, and the unique ecological conditions that have contributed to Niagara County's heritage and economy. The event is free to the public.

Popular for his gripping tours of local rock formations, Stan Radon has been a geologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the past 20 years and teaches geology and environmental sciences at SUNY at Buffalo and Daemen College.

Ellicott Creek Park in Buffalo, NY an Update

Parks can be a great place to take your children to for outdoor activities. The best part of about going to local parks is it is free and there is plenty of room to engage you children in fitness activities. About a year ago the writer did a story on local parks in Buffalo, NY and Ellicott Creek Park in Western, NY was mentioned in one of the articles.  Well, Ellicott Creek Park has a new addition added on to it, an outside fitness center that can help you in your efforts to get fit. The writer was there with his daughter a couple of days ago. The center is shaped in a circle with about 6 stations to work different muscle groups from your upper body to your lower body.  Some of the stations have adjustable weights built in to increase strength, resistance and stamina.

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership

 

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership to Transform Campus and Surrounding Neighborhoods into a Global Leader in Energy Innovation

 

  • Community stakeholders to be engaged in project development.
  • Retrofit of century-old home will demonstrate compatibility of modern energy use with preservation of historic structures.
  • Medical campus expected to grow to 12,000 employees, with increased energy needs.  Partnership will help manage usage through new technologies, training.

 

Annual Friends of Harmony "Singing Spaghetti Supper"

Annual Friends of Harmony "Singing Spaghetti Supper"

"Singing Spaghetti Supper" to be Held on Sunday, October 9th

The Friends of Harmony male barbershop chorus is proud to announce its 7th annual Singing Spaghetti Supper on Sunday, October 9th.  The price of $10.00 ($5.00 for children 12 and under) includes all the spaghetti you can eat, meatballs, rolls, salad, dessert and beverage.    Beer and wine is also available for a modest price.  Continuous musical entertainment is provided by the chorus along with prizes and gift basket raffles.   Authentic barbershop quartets will perform for you right at your table.  The dinner runs from 4pm to 8pm at the Clarence Town Park Clubhouse in Clarence, NY.  For questions, call Dan at 741-3926 or just stop by.

Olmsted Hosts 9th Annual "Party for the Parks"

Olmsted Hosts 9th Annual "Party for the Parks"

It’s a night you won’t want to miss – jugglers, fire dancers, special guests, unique entertainers, fireworks, delicious food and live music – all with a British twist. It’s the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s 9th annual “Party for the Parks” event and it’s happening this Friday, September 16th, at the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park. Themed “A British Invasion,” this year’s “Party for the Parks” promises to be brilliant.

This event serves as Olmsted's key fundraiser for the sutainability and growth of the city's iconic parks.  "Party for the Parks" brings Western New Yorkers together for an exciting and entertaining evening, while raising awareness about the Olmsted Parks Conservancy's mission to enhance, restore, and maintain the Buffalo Olmsted Park System.

Tickets are $25.

Special guests include:

Thomas Herrera-Mishler, CEO and President of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy