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Carpet Cleaning Can Help Eliminate Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

Carpet Cleaning Can Help Eliminate Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

After a long winter, everyone enjoys the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures. But for those with seasonal allergies, spring can also mean the return of symptoms such as sneezing, sniffling, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing.

“While being around pollen is unavoidable, there are several ways to help reduce your exposure,” said Edmund Bedient, owner of Clear Choice Carpet Cleaning Services in West Seneca. If you suffer from allergies, consider the following:

Shining Light on Top Five Myths About Solar Energy

Shining Light on Top Five Myths About Solar Energy

In Western New York and across the entire U.S., home solar installations are on the rise! In 2012, homeowners installed enough residential solar panels to power the equivalent of almost 24,000 homes.

Despite its growing popularity, solar technology remains unfamiliar to many Americans. As renewable energy becomes a mainstay topic for the nation's partisan political debates, consumers may struggle to separate the facts about solar energy from common misconceptions.

Here are the realities behind five common solar myths, courtesy of Buffalo Solar Solutions Inc. and SolarWorld Americas:

Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants

Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants

With the official start to spring right around the corner, preparations for Lewiston GardenFest are now underway. The 12th annual event, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club is set for Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 along Center Street in Lewiston. Applications are now being accepted for both vendors and for local residents interested in participating in the open gardens during Lewiston GardenFest.

“Lewiston GardenFest is completely run by volunteers from the local community and Lewiston Garden Club members,” said Doreen Albee, chair, Lewiston GardenFest. “We rely on our vendor partners and Lewiston residents to enhance the offerings and beautification ideas we are able to provide for garden enthusiasts from across Western New York and Southern Ontario throughout the fun-filled weekend. In addition, this is a special year for us as the Lewiston Garden Club is marking 90 years and will celebrate during the 2017 Lewiston GardenFest.”

Two Popular Programs Return to Elmwood Village Farmers Market on July 2

Two Popular Programs Return to Elmwood Village Farmers Market on July 2

The popular Elmwood Village Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 2. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

Two very popular programs — “Double Up Food Bucks” and “Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables” — return to the market this Saturday!

Lewiston GardenFest set for June 18 & 19

Lewiston GardenFest set for June 18 & 19

Lewiston GardenFest presented by the Lewiston Garden Club is set for Saturday, June 18 and Sunday June 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Located along Center Street, the festival includes approximately 60 vendors selling flowers, plants, garden art and more along with demonstrations from gardening professionals. A free garden walk highlights gardens of local Lewiston residents and festivalgoers can showcase their own gardening skills in a container garden contest.

“Lewiston Garden Club is excited to host our 11th annual Lewiston GardenFest, offering something for gardeners of all skill levels,” said Doreen Albee, Lewiston GardenFest chair. “It’s an event that both showcases and supports Lewiston’s ongoing beautification efforts, while offering creative ideas to beautify your own outdoor spaces.”

Olear Team Plans Informational Seminars for Older Adults and Caregivers

Olear Team Plans Informational Seminars for Older Adults and Caregivers

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will present two educational seminars at Crestmount Senior Apartments, 285 Crestmount Ave., Tonawanda, in May and June.

The seminars are open to the community and focus on real estate topics relevant to older adults and their loved ones and caregivers, including right-sizing and simplifying a living situation, legal and regulatory issues to be aware of, and available resources and tools related to these matters. 

The seminars will be held on the following dates:
May 14 at 11 a.m.
June 11 at 11 a.m.
To register, please contact the Olear Team today at (716) 880-4442 or info@olear.com.

Elmwood Village Farmers Market to Welcome 18th Season on Saturday, May 7

Elmwood Village Farmers Market to Welcome 18th Season on Saturday, May 7

Several new vendors, talented local entertainers, community group informational tables, three KidBiz appearances and two Wellness Lanes will highlight a fun-filled 2016 season at the Elmwood Village Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 7, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 26. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. 

The market will once again start the season on the east side of Elmwood Avenue for the first four to six weeks before moving across the street to its usual location on the west side of Elmwood Avenue. This has become an annual practice for the purpose of grass recovery.