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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.

Garden Walks in Your Town

Garden Walks in Your Town

Many, many neighborhoods are hosting Garden Walks this summer - and many of them are free!  Click on the title of the Garden Walk to go to that community's website for even more information!

June 25
10am-4pm:  8th Annual Village of Williamsville Garden Tour, sponsored by the Williamsville Business Assoc.  FREE.  30+ gardens, local businesses hosting a huge sidewalk sale.  Tour starts at Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main Street – table will be set up outside day of event. 

Over 100 Niagara University Employees Set for Annual Day of Community Service

Over 100 Niagara University Employees Set for Annual Day of Community Service

More than 100 Niagara University employees will tackle community service projects at 21 locations throughout Western New York on June 9 as part of the university’s annual Day of Service.

Each year, NU faculty and staff endeavor to carry on the university’s Vincentian tradition by spending a summer morning assisting local nonprofit organizations with tasks such as painting, gardening, cleaning and distributing food.

Participating employees assemble at Clet Dining Hall on Niagara University’s campus at 8:30 a.m. where they are treated to coffee and tea before dispersing throughout the region to lend helping hands to organizations with lesser human and capital resources. The participants return to campus at 1:45 p.m. for an appreciation luncheon.

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

Kenan Herb Club to Hold Annual Plant Sale During 100 American Craftsmen

Kenan Herb Club to Hold Annual Plant Sale During 100 American Craftsmen

The annual Herb and Plant Sale sponsored by Friends of Kenan Herb Club, will be held Saturday, June 4, on the Kenan Center grounds, 433 Locust St., Lockport.  There is no admission charge for this event, which coincides with 100 American Craftsmen and will be located at the Kenan House Gardens.  Hours are 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

An extensive variety of common and unusual herbs and other plants will be featured, along with free samplings of herbal recipes, door prizes, and the sale of garden-related items.  Because some Herb Club members are Master Gardeners, this popular event also provides a great opportunity for the public to bring their inquiries or samples of plants they have questions about.

Membership information about Friends of Kenan Herb Club will also be available, and interested parties are invited to join this educational organization which meets regularly and tends to the Kenan Gardens.

Niagara Falls Memorial Day Parade

Niagara Falls Memorial Day Parade

This year the Niagara Falls Memorial day parade will be held: Saturday May 28,2011. The Parade will assemble 10am at the city market (19th Street and Pine Avenue)

The parade will step off 11am sharp and will proceed east up Pine Avenue towards Hyde Park Blvd. The parade will end Hyde Park Grounds) at Pine Avenue and Robbins Drive.

A Veterans Ceremony will be held immediately at the parade end on the site of the new Veterans Memorial to be constructed. A full status report of phase 1 of the Veterans Memorial will announced. Application for active duty, retired, reserve, veterans who are serving or have served in the US Military will be available.  For more information you may email  mrimmen@sysr.com or  nfvmc1@gmail.com

ART Community Dialog: The Voices of Western New York Artists

ART Community Dialog:  The Voices of Western New York Artists

In keeping with the mission statement of community support, American Repertory Theater of Western New York has created a website and Facebook Page dedicated to opening up online forums to discuss issues facing WNY Artists. This new Website Public Forum page is entitled "The Voices of Western New York Artists."

These public forums are designed for all members of WNY Cultural Groups, media, individual artists and anyone with an opinion that faces Artists in Western New York.

Those visiting The Voices of WNY Artists website and the Facebook page are encouraged to post opinions, offer links to blogs & websites, announce upcoming shows and, most importantly, utilize their voices for the sole purposes of creating dialog and being heard.