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Interior Design Sale to Benefit Gilda’s Club

Fourth Annual Trims To Treasures Donates To Cancer Patients

The Interior Design Association of Western New York is proud to announce its 4th annual Trims to Treasures sale, benefiting Gilda’s Club, located at 1140 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY, 14209. The two-day sale, featuring a wide selection of interior design materials, will be open from 10AM to 4PM on Saturday, June 9, and 11AM to 3PM on Sunday, June 10.

There will be a number of valuable, interior design materials available at a fraction of their original cost, such as furniture, fabrics, wallpaper, window treatments, lighting and plumbing fixtures, artwork and home accessories. The Trims to Treasures sale will donate 20% of the proceeds to Gilda’s Club, a non-profit organization that complements medical treatment with support and care groups for cancer patients, their friends, and families.

Grisanti Repair Program For Pesticide Containers Signed Into Law By Governor

Grisanti Repair Program For Pesticide Containers Signed Into Law By Governor

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that  Governor Cuomo has signed into law Grisanti’s legislation which extends for two years the provision of the environmental conservation law that allows merchants in the State of New York to implement a “minor repair program” for damaged pesticide containers and lawn fertilizers containing pesticides.  This act will bring New York State in line with the national program implemented by the EPA in 2009 to address concerns of the unnecessary disposal of consumer pesticide products such as lawn fertilizers.

The EPA noted that approximately five million pounds of consumer pesticide products may become waste each year due to damage to the containers before being sold by retailers. With this provision allowing for minor repairs, retailers will minimize waste and prevent additional pollution.

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.”

Are Damages Caused by Wind and Severe Weather Covered?

Are Damages Caused by Wind and Severe Weather Covered?

Western New York is in the path of predicted 70 mph winds this weekend. Are you prepared for severe weather conditions when it comes to being covered by homeowners insurance? 

Many people are misled or confused as to what is covered and what isn’t on their homeowners policy. Some just assume they are covered for everything. This is not the case.

Damages caused by windstorms, hail, hurricanes and tornadoes are covered in all homeowners policies. However, some insurers may limit the coverage of homeowners residing in hurricane prone areas. Additional coverage may be purchased.

Fire Concerns York International Recall of Gas Furnaces for Manufactured Homes

Today the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission communicated that fire concerns prompt York International to announce a recall of gasoline furnaces for manufactured homes. 

This is a voluntary recall by the manufacturer and York wants their consumers to know that consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell recalled consumer products.

The product covered by the recall include;: Coleman, Coleman Evcon and Red T Gas Furnaces for Manufactured Homes. There are about 223,600 recalled units in the U.S. and 2,400 in Canada (previously recalled in November 2004) This product is manufactured by Unitary Products Group (UPG), a division of York International Corp., of York, Pa.

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

A popular program, “Researching Your House History,” will be presented by Cynthia Van Ness, MLS, the Historical Society’s Director of Library and Archives and a research expert. It will take place on Saturday, October 8, and will feature a talk to which all are welcome, plus an optional, exclusive hands-on workshop.

The first part of the program is a lecture, in the museum's auditorium, where Van Ness will speak about the museum research library’s resources, the specific tools that are available, and give tips for how to research a property in which you are interested.

No pre-registration is required for this part of the program; admission is $5 members/$7 non-members, which covers general admission for lecture alone.

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!