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Amherst Highway to Pick Up Leaves This Weekend

Amherst Highway to Pick Up Leaves This Weekend

“The Amherst Highway Department WILL be out picking up leaves on Veterans Day, Friday November 11th and on Saturday, November 12th to maximize leave pickup before the weather starts to deteriorate.”

For further information on Amherst services visit www.amherst.ny.us

 

Amherst Leaf Pick Up to Begin October 17th

Amherst Leaf Pick Up to Begin October 17th

Amherst Highway Superintendent Bob Anderson announced that leaf pickup will begin on Monday, October 17th. 

Residents should put their leaves in the Town right-of-way between the sidewalk and the street.  Piles of leaves should not include any branches or other debris.  Leaf pick will continue systematically throughout the Town until Friday, December 2nd weather permitting.  Small amounts of leaves can still be put in open containers until November 30th.

As a reminder, please keep leaves away from receivers so that they do not plug the receivers and flood the streets

Farmers & Artisans Can Quench Your Thirst for Locally Produced Cider

Farmers & Artisans Can Quench Your Thirst for Locally Produced Cider

For decades, families living across Western New York considered the cider press at the Williamsville Water Mill a must stop during the fall season. In many households, the quest for farm-fresh apple cider became an annual tradition passed down from generation to generation.

And even though cider operations ceased nearly a decade ago at the mill, some uninformed visitors still show up each autumn, only to learn that while their memories are still vivid, the mill is no longer producing cider. While some of those travelers drive away disappointed, the lucky ones stop at Farmers & Artisans to inquire about the mill and happily stumble upon the new best source for apple cider in all of Western New York! 

Farmers & Artisans Supports WNY’s College Community

Farmers & Artisans Supports WNY’s College Community

Farmers & Artisans, a unique Williamsville store offering consumers a personal connection to local family farms, is reaching out to the local college community. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday through November 16, Farmers & Artisans will take part in the University at Buffalo North Campus Farmers Market in the Capen Hall overhang.

“We are bringing apples, pears and fruit juices from Blackman Farm, other local in-season fruits, all-natural bakery items made with organic New York state flour and other local ingredients, and yogurts and dairy from local dairies,” according to Julie

Blackman of Farmers & Artisans. “Meat items will also be available by pre-ordering at the market or at Farmers & Artisans.”

Farmers & Artisans to Host Author and Chef Jake Brach

Farmers & Artisans to Host Author and Chef Jake Brach

Chef Jake Brach, regional culinary manager for Rich Products and author of the book “The Sustainable Chef — Cooking with the Farmers of New York State,” will be signing copies of his book from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 25, at Farmers & Artisans, 78 East Spring St., Williamsville. Guests that evening will also be treated to food demonstrations and will have an opportunity to sample recipes featured in Brach’s book.

In “The Sustainable Chef,” Brach tells the story of eight small family farms, sharing recipes from each and highlighting beautiful photos from around the state. The book would make a great gift for any cooking or food enthusiast. 

Back to School: Tame the Breakfast Budget

Back to School: Tame the Breakfast Budget

It may only be July, but before you know it the kids will be heading back to school. Mornings can be busy and chaotic, but don't let the chaos push you to go through the drive thru, spending money you don't have on not so nutritious breakfast sandwiches and burritos. With a little planning you can make delicious, nutritious and inexpensive breakfasts for the entire family without compromising the family grocery budget.

Have you seen the Wal-Mart commercial that says if you buy breakfast products at their store you can serve breakfast for $1 per person, as opposed to $5 at the local drive-thru? Why should breakfast even cost $1 per person? Learn how to tame your breakfast budget with these inexpensive breakfast recipes.

 

Map Pick Up for Amherst Garden Walk

Map Pick Up for Amherst Garden Walk

(Amherst, NY)---The Amherst Garden Walk is Saturday July 23, 2011 from 10 AM until 4 PM, rain or shine.  Maps may be downloaded from www.amherst.ny.us and you may choose which sections of the map you would like to print according to the area of Amherst you would like to visit.

Maps may be picked up at Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main Street in the Supervisor’s Office, 2nd floor from Monday July 18 through Friday July 22 from

8AM-5PM.

Additionally, a limited number of maps will be available at 1 Earldom Way, off Hopkins Road, 14221 and 202 Bucyrus, off Sweet Home Road, 14228 on the day of the event.  These are on a first come, first serve basis. 

For further information email gardenwalk@amherst.ny.us or call 631-7032.