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NYPA Greenway Fund to Hold Open Meeting to Review Projects Submitted for Funding.

NYPA Greenway Fund to Hold Open Meeting to Review Projects Submitted for Funding.

The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 1, at 4:30 p.m. at the Marcy Casino, Hoyt Lake at Delaware Park in Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda will include the review of projects that have been submitted for funding.

Representatives for each project will be given the opportunity to make a short presentation, however, there will not be any funding decisions made at the meeting. Funding will be announced at a future meeting, currently scheduled for March 29, 2011.

The projects scheduled to be reviewed include:

Town of Grand Island: Scenic Woods—Bicentennial Park Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservacy: Riverside Park—River Rock Gardens Rehabilitation Project
City of Buffalo: Tifft Street Pier  
Friends of the Cotter: Fireboat Edward M.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2007 Buick Lucerne. During humid mornings or evenings moisture accumulates on the windows as soon as I start the car. Activating the defroster does no good. If I put the defroster on high blower and the heat on high, then eventually the windshield will clear. At times even the rear window will fog up. What’s up with this?

Paul from Buffalo

Paul,

Study Claims Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores Could Add 6,000 Jobs

Study Claims Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores Could Add 6,000 Jobs

New Yorkers for Economic Growth and Open Markets released a study today analyzing the potential economic and fiscal impact of allowing consumers to buy wine in grocery stores that currently sell beer.   The study claims that the proposal would raise hundreds of millions of dollars through franchise fees for grocery stores, raise $71.1 million annually through sales taxes on additional consumption and create over 6,000 net new jobs in wineries and related industries and the retail and wholesale industries. 

The study was released by New Yorkers for Economic Growth and Open Markets.  The group is urging the Legislature to allow consumers to buy wine in grocery stores where they can buy beer and loosen restrictions on what liquor stores can sell.

Many winery and grape growers are in favor of the measure.

NOCO Express Donates to Food Bank of WNY

NOCO Express Donates to Food Bank of WNY

To help fight hunger in Western New York, NOCO Express Stores recently donated $8,835 to the Food Bank of Western New York. NOCO donated ten cents from the sale of every cup of Nickel City Roast Coffee or 23.7 oz. bottle of Poland Spring water sold throughout November and December, in addition to collecting donations from customers.

“We are proud to support the Food Bank of Western New York in their hunger relief efforts,” said Terry Messmer, director of merchandising, NOCO Express. “For every dollar donated, the Food Bank is able to provide seven pounds of food to help those who are hungry in our community.”

The Food Bank of Western New York collects and distributes food to its 400 member agencies in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, distributing one million pounds of food per month, assisting 100,000 people in need.

More Snow Could Bring Smiles to Dental Customers

More Snow Could Bring Smiles to Dental Customers

What is your chance of having dental work done for free? If you go to one of several Western New York dentists, it's a snowfall's chance in March.

Any individual -- excluding insurance companies -- who makes a purchase through March 10 at Elite Dental in Amherst, Elmwood Village Dental Care in Buffalo, Niagara QualityCare Dentistry in Niagara Falls and/or Kenmore QualityCare Dentistry in Buffalo will be entitled to a refund in the amount of the full purchase price, excluding sales tax and delivery charges, if 6 inches of snow falls at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport between the insured hours of midnight and 11:59 p.m.

WNY Resident Invents Unique First Aid Cap for Children

WNY Resident Invents Unique First Aid Cap for Children

As a parent, you want to place your child in a protective bubble so they never succumb to the inevitable head bump. But when an injury does occur, it’s hard to be comforting while holding an ice pack on a squirming child. Fortunately, Cool Gel ‘n Gear LLC — based in Western New York — recently introduce its Cool Gel ‘n Cap product for just this situation!  

The Cool Gel ‘n Cap is a unique and cute first aid hat for toddlers and young children. An adorable plush hat holds an ice pack in place for bumps, bruises, earaches, headaches, etc., leaving Mom and Dad’s hands free to comfort and calm their child with a soothing touch.  

National Grid Donates More than $250,000 to WNY United Way Chapters

National Grid Donates More than $250,000 to  WNY United Way Chapters

NATIONAL GRID DONATES $3.4 MILLION TO THE UNITED WAY    

Company and its Employees Team up to Match 2010 Record-Setting Levels 

More than $250,000 raised and donated in Western New York