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Nationally-Recognized Arts & Crafts Expert at Roycroft Inn

Nationally-Recognized Arts & Crafts Expert at Roycroft Inn

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nationally-recognized Arts & Crafts expert and Buffalo native Paul Duchscherer will return to Western New York for a talk at the Roycroft Inn in East Aurora on Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. The talk, titled “Outside the Bungalow: America’s Arts & Crafts Garden,” is part of the 2nd annual National Garden Festival and admission is $10.

Prior to the talk at 5:30 p.m., the Roycroft Inn will offer a special local meal. The menu will include charcuterie, farmers market vol-au-vent and a “Summer Craftsman” dessert for $25, including tax and tip.

Reservations for the talk and/or the dinner can be made through the Roycroft Inn at 716-652-5552. For more information about the talk, go to www.nationalgardenfestival.com.

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Edible Buffalo is proud to announce the first ever New York Statewide Eat Drink Local Week June 24 through June 30, 2011, a restaurant week with a mission! With the harvest season in full swing, Edible Buffalo along with seventeen local restaurant and winery partners will be celebrating the local food chain by promoting menus using ingredients sourced from local growers and artisan producers.

“Many of our restaurant and winery partners already use locally sourced ingredients on their menus, so this is an opportunity to showcase their efforts,” says Lisa Tucker, publisher of Edible Buffalo. “We also want to continue to make the connection between farm and plate for consumers. With over 7500 farms in the eight county region, we cannot afford to ignore how important local agriculture is to our food economy.”

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.

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.”

Buffalo Audubon Society Event: Walk at Knox Farm State Park

Buffalo Audubon Society Event: Walk at Knox Farm State Park

Join us for a walk at Knox Farm State Park on the first and third Saturdays of every month. Free!

“Listening To The Trees”

Hear the song of the trees and the nature around you as you take a peaceful walk through the park.

 Walk At Knox Farm State Park

437 Buffalo Rd East Aurora, NY 14052

Saturday, April 2 2011

9:00am - 10:00am

Transitioning to Organics: Sally Cunningham

Transitioning to Organics:  Sally Cunningham

Author, journalist and master organic gardener Sally Cunningham, will present a talk on “Transitioning to Organics,” March 20 at 2 p.m. in the East Aurora High School Auditorium.

Cunningham will discuss both the rationale for and how to transition to an organic gardening system, placing the emphasis on “system” and her philosophy about it.  Whether a beginner or a seasoned organic practitioner, she will address bio-diverse gardens and share her wisdom about why we make the choices we do.

Part of the EA Co-op’s mission is education.  “We feel that teaching people how to eat well is just as important as providing healthy food options for them when the market opens,” Board President Sheila Conboy said.  “Organic gardening is a hot topic, and holding the event on the first day of spring is a nice way to kick off the new season.”
 

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for Emergency Situations

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for  Emergency Situations


Safety is Top Priority in All Emergencies; National Grid Follows Well-Tested Plans for Restoration

  

National Grid crews prepare for winter storms all year round by taking part in drills and familiarizing themselves with time-tested emergency restoration plans. As the season approaches, the company urges its customers to also prepare for possible storms and power outages,  as well as learning important safety tips in case of an unexpected event.