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Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Looking for an affordable and creative alternative to candy, jewelry and flowers for your sweetheart? Surprise them with a gift that they will cherish forever - a Singing Valentine. On February 12th, 13th and 14th, the Friends of Harmony, a local male a Capella chorus, will be sending authentic Barbershop Quartets to personally deliver Singing Valentines to people all over Western NY. The quartets, in full matching costume, will appear at homes, schools, restaurants and places of business to sing two love songs and to present a flower and a personalized Valentine along with a photo with the quartet commemorating the event all for just $45.00.

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

If you can safely take a photograph, send us a picture of the most devastating, rim-busting, hubcap-popping, alignment-wrecking pothole in your neighborhood. Let's see if we can find The Worst Pothole in All of WNY.

Be sure to include your name and the location of the pothole.

RBC Blue Water Project Provides $5,000 Grant to Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

 

More than a Drop in the Bucket: RBC Blue Water Project Provides $5,000 Grant to Buffalo Niagara Riverkeepers

RBC Wealth Management, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) with an office in Williamsville, presented Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER with a $5,000 grant for its participation in the worldwide RBC Blue Water Project™.

Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER was chosen as a RBC Blue Water Project™ grant recipient for its shared commitment to protect watersheds, especially in the Western New York region. RBC Wealth Management, as part of its dedication to protecting fresh water and the Western New York environment, first introduced the RBC Blue Water Project™ as a corporate partner in RIVERKEEPER’s Spring Shoreline Sweep this past April.

Amherst Gas Light Conversion

Amherst Gas Light Conversion

The Town of Amherst Highway Department, in conjunction with National Grid and National Fuel, has begun work on Phase III of the Town’s gas streetlight conversion to electric lighting.

Crews are presently working in the Ranch Trail/Carriage Hill/Old Orchard areas, with the affected streets being:

  • Ranch Trail
  • Ranch Trail West
  • Corral Row
  • Red Oak Drive
  • Southwind Trail
  • Gaslight Trail
  • Sundown TrailOld Orchard Drive
  • Old Lyme Drive
  • Carriage Circle
  • Carriage Hill East/West/Court

The work will progress into the Fox Hunt Farms area on:

Sidewalk Snow Relief Pilot Program

Sidewalk Snow Relief Pilot Program

 

(Amherst, NY) The Town of Amherst is preparing for a pilot program of providing sidewalk snow relief services along segments of Maple Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard as a pilot study. The segments are Maple Road from Millersport Highway to Transit Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard from Kenmore Avenue to Betina Avenue. A letter was recently sent to all residents all these segments. These are the two roads whose residents responded positively for relief when the town polled in March 2011.

Sidewalk snow relief along these corridors remains a priority for the Town Board. The Town Highway Department will provide the service.  Property owners will not be assessed any fee for this service in their 2012 Town tax bill.  The study will evaluate the service and be used to support future decision-making. 

WNY Rocks ... and More!

WNY Rocks ... and More!

Do you know why there is a coral reef in the rocks under WNY? Or why the Niagara Escarpment is one of ten unique biospheres in the world? Come and find out the answers during a fascinating program called "The Geology of Western New York," with geologist, Stan Radon, November 6, 2:00 PM at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust Street, Lockport. The program, which is part of the WNY Land Conservancy Speaker Series, will also include discussion of the formation of salt, oil and gas deposits, and the unique ecological conditions that have contributed to Niagara County's heritage and economy. The event is free to the public.

Popular for his gripping tours of local rock formations, Stan Radon has been a geologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the past 20 years and teaches geology and environmental sciences at SUNY at Buffalo and Daemen College.