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Olmsted Hosts 9th Annual "Party for the Parks"

Olmsted Hosts 9th Annual "Party for the Parks"

It’s a night you won’t want to miss – jugglers, fire dancers, special guests, unique entertainers, fireworks, delicious food and live music – all with a British twist. It’s the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s 9th annual “Party for the Parks” event and it’s happening this Friday, September 16th, at the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park. Themed “A British Invasion,” this year’s “Party for the Parks” promises to be brilliant.

This event serves as Olmsted's key fundraiser for the sutainability and growth of the city's iconic parks.  "Party for the Parks" brings Western New Yorkers together for an exciting and entertaining evening, while raising awareness about the Olmsted Parks Conservancy's mission to enhance, restore, and maintain the Buffalo Olmsted Park System.

Tickets are $25.

Special guests include:

Thomas Herrera-Mishler, CEO and President of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Tobacco: Why all the Fuss?

Tobacco: Why all the Fuss?

Tobacco has been in the news for a few months now, with the FDA releasing its new cigarette labels to big tobacco suing the FDA. Many people have seen the commercials and know that tobacco kills but choose to smoke anyways, so why all the fuss?

Many people have a hard time believing that tobacco is an addictive drug similar to cocaine or heroin. However nicotine, which is the addictive ingredient in tobacco, is one of the most widely abused drugs in the US. In a report from the US Department of Health it states:

Earthquake Rattles Some Towns, Not Others

Earthquake Rattles Some Towns, Not Others

The effect of Tuesday's earthquake in Western New York was widespread, but not universal. People in some neighborhoods didn't notice it at all while others were left feeling queasy from the unaccustomed shaking.

Go to the WGRZ-2 On Your Side Facebook page to compare for yourself reports from places where the earthquake was felt to places where it wasn't. (Follow the posts beginning on Tuesday at about 2pm. We asked both questions and received well over 800 responses from across Western New York and beyond.)

Share your earthquake stories below. Did you even feel it? Or not? Where were you at the time? (01:51:03 PM EST.)

Any friends or relatives out of town who felt it? Where were they when it hit?

Earthquake Safety Tips

Earthquake Safety Tips

We don't get them often and many of us don't know what to do when they happen so we here at 2 Your Town have compiled a list of safety procedures to help keep you and your family safe during an earthquake/aftershock. 

During an Earthquake

  • If you're indoors, stay there. Get under -- and hold onto --a desk or table, or stand against an interior wall. Stay clear of exterior walls, glass, heavy furniture, fireplaces and appliances. The kitchen is a particularly dangerous spot. If you’re in an office building, stay away from windows and outside walls and do not use the elevator.
     

  • If you're outside, get into the open. Stay clear of buildings, power lines or anything else that could fall on you.
     

  • If you're driving, move the car out of traffic and stop.

Volunteers Wanted

Volunteers Wanted

(Amherst, NY---) The Town of Amherst is looking for volunteers to assist at the Hazardous Waste Drop Off site from 8AM until 2PM, this Saturday, August 20, 2011.  The event will be held at the ECC North Campus and volunteers are needed for directing traffic and other duties. Volunteers will not be asked to handle any hazardous materials. 

To volunteer, please call Jeff at 691-4331.

 

RBC Wealth Management Gives $1,000 to Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

RBC Wealth Management Gives $1,000 to Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

RBC Wealth Management in Williamsville is continuing their commitment to protecting fresh water and the Western New York environment. RBC Wealth Management made a $1,000 donation to Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER on August 15 that will assist in its annual “Fall Clean-up.” The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. RBC Wealth Management was a corporate partner in RIVERKEEPER’s Spring Shoreline Sweep in April.