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Medina CSD Gears Up for Odyssey of the Mind Competition

Medina CSD Gears Up for Odyssey of the Mind Competition

Medina’s High School and Clifford Wise Middle School are getting ready to send three teams to the Odyssey of the Mind New York State competition April 12th.  Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition that builds on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills.  Coaches help students tap into their creativity and encourage imaginative paths to problem-solving.  Using collaboration students learn skills that will provide them with the ability to solve problems and develop social and emotional skills for a lifetime.  

The teams scored high in the Region 16 competition with the Medina High School team taking first place in the Not-So-Haunted House where the team created and presented an original performance that includes a “pop-up-style” not-so-haunted “house” where four special effects take place.  The team was scored a 341.26 for originality and engineering. 

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Wheatfield Residents Question Bio-Energy Plant Expansion With Storage Tank


Wheatfield, NY - The proposed expansion of a bio-energy plant in the town of Wheatfield is raising questions among residents who fear it could have an impact on their community.

Wheatfield resident Julie Otto wants to know why the site on Liberty Drive needs a 5 million gallon storage tank for sludge.

The firm calls it equate. It's a byproduct of the existing plant which takes food waste, fats, oils, grease, and treated residue from sewer plants and processes it under a DEC permit to generate biogas like methane for energy production.

Now the company wants town approval for onsite storage for the sludge, which would be applied as fertilizer on farm fields.

Quasar's Nate Carr says "This is a product that has been proven through this time of 30 years and studied extensively to be safe."

Explore London’s Public Parks and Gardens Year-round

Explore London’s Public Parks and Gardens Year-round

The calendar says that winter has come and gone, and thoughts are quickly turning to outdoor activities. Nearby London, Ontario, boasts many natural areas throughout the city that are open year-round, including popular destinations such as Kilally Meadows, Meadowlily Woods, Medway Valley Heritage Forest, Sifton Bog, Warbler Woods and Westminster Ponds ... all awaiting your visit!

Natural areas include wetlands, meadows, forests, valley lands and other relatively undisturbed lands that are home to many different plants and wildlife. Some locations even contain rare plants, wildlife or landforms. In fact, many of these natural areas are considered environmentally significant on a local, regional, provincial or even national scale! 

The Resource Training Center and S.E.R.V. Niagara Plan Scholarship Program for Veterans

The Resource Training Center of Amherst and S.E.R.V. Niagara are teaming up to offer a unique scholarship for veterans of the United States armed forces. Through the Gary L. Valeri Scholarship Program, veterans will be trained to work as Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC). The scholarship is named after the former husband of S.E.R.V. Niagara’s Founder, who lost his long battle with addiction.

The training program, offered two nights per week over an 11-month period, will qualify veterans to work with other veterans in a wide variety of settings such as clinics, hospitals, veterans facilities, halfway houses and the court system.

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Land Conservancy to Host Wildflower Hike at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve

Land Conservancy to Host Wildflower Hike at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve

Spring is finally here and the Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting a wildflower hike at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve to celebrate its arrival. The hike will take place on Saturday, May 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Niagara Escarpment Preserve is a 36-acre property on Leete Road in Lockport, protected by the Land Conservancy in 2011. It is rich in flora and fauna because of its location on the Niagara Escarpment, a unique rock formation that extends 750 miles across Ontario and into Wisconsin. 

Resident Nonimmigrant Population Report Provides Interesting Data

Resident Nonimmigrant Population Report Provides Interesting Data

The Department of Homeland Security recently released a report on the size and characteristics of the resident nonimmigrant population in the United States on Jan. 1, 2012. Resident nonimmigrant refers to foreign nationals who are legally admitted into the U.S. for specific, temporary services and with a residency class of admission. The characteristics analyzed include category of admission, country of citizenship, destination state, age and gender.

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Seneca Casinos Unveils 2014 Summer Rush Entertainment Lineup

Seneca Casinos Unveils 2014 Summer Rush Entertainment Lineup

Officials with Seneca Gaming Corporation today announced a blockbuster summer entertainment lineup that will delight tens of thousands of music and comedy lovers. The “Summer Rush 2014” schedule was unveiled on a 20- by 40-foot high-definition screen in the heart of the gaming floor at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel – a fitting display for a larger-than-life entertainment series that will provide a summer to remember.

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