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Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, Friends of Reinstein Woods and the Buffalo Audubon Society are pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Garlic Mustard Challenge, a competition designed to improve habitats in three Western New York nature preserves. 

 

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Annual South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Set for July 19

Annual South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Set for July 19

 

South Buffalo Alive’s 15th annual Garden Tour, showcasing approximately 50 beautiful properties throughout South Buffalo and the Old First Ward neighborhood, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19. 

The Garden Tour includes a wide variety of homes and businesses showcasing amazing gardens, landscaping and other outdoor features. There are several first-time stops on this year’s self-guided tour, according to South Buffalo Alive’s Marge Ryan. 

Audit: Hamburg IDA Needs Recapture Policy


HAMBURG, N.Y. -- A state audit shows your tax dollars might be fronting tax breaks for businesses that aren't fulfilling their part of the deal.

The New York State Comptroller's Office reviewed whether the Hamburg IDA is meeting job creation goals.

The audit reviewed twenty-one businesses and found a recapture policy is missing within the project agreement. The policy would allow the IDA to claw back tax benefits if the businesses do not reach the job creation goals.

Brian Butry Spokesman New York State Comptroller said, "Essentially what it is, is a protection for taxpayers in that community, to make sure they're not fronting tax incentives to businesses that essentially have no accountability for the future."

WANTED..........Ultimate Fairgoer 2015!!!!! It Could Be YOU!!!!

WANTED..........Ultimate Fairgoer 2015!!!!!  It Could Be YOU!!!!

Do you or someone you know, REALLY love the Fair???  Do they take vacation time from work to come to the Fair every single day??  Do they just roam the grounds every day of the run of the Fair just to “BE THERE”???  Do they ride the rides and eat all kinds of Fair foods??  Did they take in all the sights and sounds of the Fair every single day of every single Fair??

Well if you can answer YES to those questions, YOU or someone you know might just be the person that the folks at the Fairgrounds are looking for this year!!!  Yes, YOU might even be the next Ultimate Fairgoer!!

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‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 4. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

The “Double Up Food Bucks” program is back for a second season and will be available at the market from July 4 through the end of October. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match (up to $20) to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Elmwood Village Association table at the market for details. 

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

 

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions is excited to bring the top eight drum corps in the world to Western New York. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, and all of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event.

Cheektowaga Native Rose Rustowicz Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

Cheektowaga Native Rose Rustowicz Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

 

Rose Rustowicz, a member of the Maryvale High School Class of 2011 and Rochester Institute of Technology Class of 2015, has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Iceland in physical sciences. This announcement was recently made by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fewer than 2,000 students in the nation receive this prestigious award each year.