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Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Erie County Legislators Lynne Dixon, Joseph Lorigo, John Mills and Edward Rath, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Erie County, are pleased to announce that two informational meetings to highlight the many exciting programs available through 4-H will be held in November. With an extensive list of opportunities available to youths, ages 5-19, the informational meetings will discuss what programs are offered and how to get involved.

Amherst Garden Walk This Saturday July 21

Amherst Garden Walk This Saturday July 21

GARDEN WALK MAPS AVAILABLE

The 3rd annual Amherst Garden Walk is July 21st from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.  There are thirty five gardens to visit in this year's Amherst Garden Walk. Of the 35 gardens, 14 are new this year!

  The maps will be available from the town’s website at http://www.amherst.ny.us or they may be picked up in the Supervisor’s office from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM July 18th through July 20th, 2012.  Maps may also be picked up in front of Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 21st. 

Additionally, maps may also be picked up on Saturday, July 21st after 10:00 AM at 3 Culpepper Road, corner of Maple Road. 

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

This dragonfly hovered and alit on reeds and bamboo in my pond several times. It even stayed long enough for a dash into the house for a camera and a lens change. 

Garden of Gems Flower & Jewelry Show for Charity

 Ben Garelick Jewelers & Menne Nursery Team Up & Give Back For Mother’s Day

The beauty will be two-fold this Mother’s Day as local Western New York businesses, Ben Garelick Jewelers and Menne Nursery, team up for 2012’s Garden of Gems Flower & Jewelry Show. The second annual Garden of Gems event will begin on Thursday, May 10, and run through Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, at Ben Garelick’s store located at 5001 Transit Rd., Williamsville, 14221. With live floral arrangements provided by Menne paired with exquisite jewelry designs from Ben Garelick, this special campaign will honor WNY Moms with inspiring and dazzling jeweled bouquets and most importantly, donate a portion of the proceeds to the Joan A. Male Family Support Center.

Garden of Gems Flower Show Returns

Garden of Gems Flower Show Returns

The beauty will be two-fold this Mother’s Day as local Western New York businesses, Ben Garelick Jewelers and Menne Nursery, team up for 2012’s Garden of Gems Flower Show. The second annual Garden of Gems will begin on Thursday, May 10, and run through until the wrap party on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, at Ben Garelick’s store located at 5001 Transit Rd., Williamsville, 14221. With floral arrangements provided by Menne partnered with exquisite jewelry designs from Ben Garelick, this special campaign will inspire, dazzle and most importantly, honor mothers in the surrounding communities.

Recycle Totes on Display

Recycle Totes on Display

(Amherst-NY)---In anticipation of Amherst’s expanded recycling program, Highway Superintendent Bob Anderson announces that totes are available for residents to view at 1042 North Forest Road from 7:30AM-3:30PM, weekdays. Totes will be delivered in late spring.

Mr. Anderson states, “If a resident is interested in a tote size other than the standard 65 gallon, they are welcome to stop in to look at the 35 or 95 gallon tote. If you have a preference, please email kevans@amherst.ny.us  or call 631-5990 ext. 5924, otherwise your residence will receive a 65 gallon tote automatically.

Our recycling capabilities have expanded and if you need an updated list of what is now recyclable, please visit our website at www.amherst.ny.us  All residences were mailed a flyer earlier this year showing the expanded list.

Lewiston Garden Fest Now Accepting Vendors

Lewiston Garden Fest Now Accepting Vendors

The recent warmer temperatures have gotten many, including the Lewiston Garden Club, thinking about their gardens and other landscaping projects. The Lewiston Garden Club, which sponsors Lewiston Garden Fest, is now accepting vendor applications for its seventh annual event on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, 2012 along Center Street in Lewiston. Businesses and vendors who sell items related to gardening, horticulture and the outdoors, including nurseries, landscapers, garden artists, builders and others which enhance beauty in the garden, are encouraged to apply.

“Lewiston Garden Fest brings both gardeners of varying skill levels and visitors alike from all over Western New York and Southern Ontario to our historic village to learn how to beautify their outdoor space,” said Sharon Low, vendor chair and president of the Lewiston Garden Club. “We welcome any and all vendors who sell garden or outdoor-related items to apply for this summer’s event.”