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Date Night in Buffalo

Date Night in Buffalo

The weekend has arrived, it's Friday night in Buffalo. The weekend means there should be a date night on the horizon, but what to do if the money isn't there to go out on a date? Being the mother of two guys, ages 18 and 21, and finding that they are not dating because of finances, it has become my mission to find ways to date that are romantic, inexpensive, but don't make you come off as cheap.

These ideas may not work perfectly for the 18 to 25 age group, but married couples take note, you can keep it fresh and romantic by finding time to "date" once a week. Money tighter than ever? Make a "date night" once a month.

 

Click the link for some Buffalo Date Night ideas.

Do you have more ideas on how to keep date night inexpensive, yet still romantic? I'd love to hear them!

Back to School: Tame the Breakfast Budget

Back to School: Tame the Breakfast Budget

It may only be July, but before you know it the kids will be heading back to school. Mornings can be busy and chaotic, but don't let the chaos push you to go through the drive thru, spending money you don't have on not so nutritious breakfast sandwiches and burritos. With a little planning you can make delicious, nutritious and inexpensive breakfasts for the entire family without compromising the family grocery budget.

Have you seen the Wal-Mart commercial that says if you buy breakfast products at their store you can serve breakfast for $1 per person, as opposed to $5 at the local drive-thru? Why should breakfast even cost $1 per person? Learn how to tame your breakfast budget with these inexpensive breakfast recipes.

 

Raccoon With Rabies Found in Niagara Falls

Raccoon With Rabies Found in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.- The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) received confirmation today from the NYSDOH Wadsworth Rabies Laboratory that a raccoon submitted for testing yesterday was rabid. The raccoon had contact with a dog on 20th Street in the City of Niagara Falls and was subsequently captured by a wildlife rehabilitator and euthanized. This is the first rabid ground animal confirmed in the County this year. Previously, only three bats were confirmed as rabid in 2011. Confirmation of rabies in a wild animal in the City of Niagara Falls is unusual. However rare, rabid animals have occasionally been identified within the city over the years since the rabies prevention program began in the county .

Map Pick Up for Amherst Garden Walk

Map Pick Up for Amherst Garden Walk

(Amherst, NY)---The Amherst Garden Walk is Saturday July 23, 2011 from 10 AM until 4 PM, rain or shine.  Maps may be downloaded from www.amherst.ny.us and you may choose which sections of the map you would like to print according to the area of Amherst you would like to visit.

Maps may be picked up at Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main Street in the Supervisor’s Office, 2nd floor from Monday July 18 through Friday July 22 from

8AM-5PM.

Additionally, a limited number of maps will be available at 1 Earldom Way, off Hopkins Road, 14221 and 202 Bucyrus, off Sweet Home Road, 14228 on the day of the event.  These are on a first come, first serve basis. 

For further information email gardenwalk@amherst.ny.us or call 631-7032.

 

Residents to Participate in Celebration of Carnivorous Plants

Residents to Participate in Celebration of Carnivorous Plants

From a Statement Released by the WNY Carnivorous Plant Club 

TONAWANDA, NY - No fertilizing necessary here. These plants get their nutrients from insects and are quite fascinating. If you are a fan, or if you would just like to learn more, check out the Western New York Carnivorous Plant Club that is being formed.

The new organization is for amateurs as well as professionals.

Kenny Coogan, one of the founders, said the group’s mission is “to function as an educational organization interested in all phases of cultivating carnivorous plants and to aid in the propagation and dissemination of carnivorous plants in the Western New York Area.”

The group will hold its first meeting  in Tonawanda. It plans to meet on the first Tuesday of every month, perhaps year round.

First Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 2

6:30 p.m. 

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Edible Buffalo is proud to announce the first ever New York Statewide Eat Drink Local Week June 24 through June 30, 2011, a restaurant week with a mission! With the harvest season in full swing, Edible Buffalo along with seventeen local restaurant and winery partners will be celebrating the local food chain by promoting menus using ingredients sourced from local growers and artisan producers.

“Many of our restaurant and winery partners already use locally sourced ingredients on their menus, so this is an opportunity to showcase their efforts,” says Lisa Tucker, publisher of Edible Buffalo. “We also want to continue to make the connection between farm and plate for consumers. With over 7500 farms in the eight county region, we cannot afford to ignore how important local agriculture is to our food economy.”

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

EMERALD ASH BORER DETECTED IN BUFFALO

Collaborative Control Efforts Underway to Contain First Infestation Found in Erie County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced an infestation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in the City of Buffalo’s South Park. This is the first EAB infestation to be detected in Erie County. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species, including green, white, black and blue ash.