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Discover WNY’s Rich History on Explore Buffalo’s October Tours

Discover WNY’s Rich History on Explore Buffalo’s October Tours

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of October events. 

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

 

Our members are the heart and soul of the Western New York Land Conservancy (www.wnylc.org). Their dedication to protecting our region's most important streams, forests, meadows, and farms has made our many achievements possible. With their support, we have protected more than 6,000 acres of spectacular land since 1991. Yet there is much more work to be done to save the region's transformative places. By becoming a new member now, you will help ensure our success.

Innovative Clarence Greenprint Wins a 2014 NY Upstate American Planning Association Award

 Innovative Clarence Greenprint Wins a 2014 NY Upstate American Planning Association Award

 

The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (NY Upstate APA) is pleased to announce that the Clarence Greenprint has been awarded the 2014 Planning Excellence Award for Implementation. The 2014 NY Upstate APA Chapter Awards recognize outstanding work being done by planners, planning firms, elected officials, and citizens to advance the science and art of community and regional planning in upstate New York. The award was presented at the NY Upstate APA’s annual conference held in Rochester on Thursday, Sept. 18. 

Drop Off Unwanted Prescriptions on September 27

Drop Off Unwanted Prescriptions on September 27

Catholic Health is joining forces with the Drug Enforcement Administration and more than 20 other sites in the Western New York area for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. area residents may bring their expired, unused, or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications to the following Catholic Health drop off sites: Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mercy Ambulatory Care Center, and Sisters of Charity Hospital: St. Joseph Campus. Or visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ for other locations throughout Western New York. “We want to prevent unused portions of prescription medications from ending up in garbage dumps, polluting the water, or ending up in the hands of our children,” said Frank Heinrich, a pharmacist at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.

WNY Environmental Summit to Include Speaker From SolarCity

WNY Environmental Summit to Include Speaker From SolarCity

Developments over the past decade in the region’s sustainability efforts will be explored at the 10th annual Western New York Environmental Summit that will take place from 8:30 to noon Sept. 27 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center.

“A Decade of Progress: Sustainability Comes of Age in WNY” will include a keynote address, “The Was, Is and Will Be of Solar Power,” at 9 a.m. by Ian Diamond, senior manager of commercial project development at SolarCity. The company has announced plans to build an expanded solar panel manufacturing plant in Buffalo that will be one of the biggest in the world and bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area.

“We are delighted to have Ian Diamond as keynote speaker given SolarCity’s planned investment in the RiverBend clean energy hub in South Buffalo,” said Cheryl Bird, executive director of the Daemen Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement (CSCCE).

South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Set for July 20

South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Set for July 20

 

South Buffalo Alive’s 14th annual Garden Tour, showcasing more than 40 beautiful properties throughout South Buffalo and the Old First Ward neighborhood, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 20. 

The Garden Tour includes a wide variety of homes and businesses showcasing amazing gardens, landscaping and other outdoor features. Tours begin at Tim Russert’s Children’s Garden located at 2002 South Park Ave., between Choate and Whitfield avenues and next to the Dudley Library. Participants are encouraged to make this their first stop, where they will receive a tour brochure and information to make the tour very simple to follow. 

Grisanti and Walters to host electronics recycling event July 19 in Hamburg

Grisanti and Walters to host electronics recycling event July 19 in Hamburg

State Senator Mark Grisanti and Hamburg Town Supervisor Steven Walters will hold an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19 at Hamburg Town Hall, located at 6100 South Park Avenue in the Town of Hamburg.

The event will allow residents to drop off old computer laptops, desktops, cellphones, video game consoles, television sets, printers, scanners, MP3 players and other electronic items for disposal without charge.

“By recycling, computer monitors and much more, we can keep these items out of landfills and lighten our impact on the environment,” Grisanti said.