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Local Artist Brings Canvas to Life with Incredible Nature Scenes

Local Artist Brings Canvas to Life with Incredible Nature Scenes

Lancaster native Phillip Schulte has always loved the great outdoors. The avid fly fisherman and outdoorsman also happens to be a very talented artist specializing in acrylic painting. And now, his two passions have come together with the release of five prints — and the results are truly stunning.

The five acrylic painting available as prints include a peregrine falcon, steelhead trout, cheetah, grizzly bears and a Kestrel falcon. Additional wildlife prints will be available in the near future.

Erie County Legislators Announce Hazardous Waste Drop-off dates - May 18 & June 15

Erie County Legislators Announce Hazardous Waste Drop-off dates - May 18 & June 15

The Erie County Legislature's Minority Caucus announces that the 2013 Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days have been scheduled:

  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Erie Community College North Campus, enter from Wehrle Drive
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Erie Community College South Campus, enter from Big Tree Road - Route 20A via Abbott Road

Items which can be brought to the site for free, proper disposal include:

National Grid Offers Energy Saving Tips for Safe and Festive Holiday Lighting

National Grid Offers Energy Saving Tips for Safe and Festive Holiday Lighting

Save big and be safe this holiday season by focusing on energy efficiency

With the holiday season officially upon us, it’s important to make time to celebrate with family and friends and holiday lighting is a key part of those festivities.  By following a few simple tips customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective way to light up the holiday season.

One of the best solutions for holiday decorating needs is the use of LED lighting.  These energy-efficient miniature or light-emitting diode (LED) lights have definite advantages over traditional lighting because they use 90 percent less energy which results in significant savings.

Solar and Green Building Tour of WNY

Solar and Green Building Tour of WNY

A Statement Released by the Western New York Sustainable  Energy Association

Buffalo, NY, On Saturday, October 13, 2012, over 1500 people from across WNY will experience  the Solar & Green Building Tour, an annual event held by the Western New York Sustainable  Energy Association (WNYSEA). 

With over 25 sites open across the region, for one day only, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about solar, geothermal, energy efficiency, net zero,  green roofs, LEED buildings and reuse of historic structures. This event is not a traditional tour, it is  an open house. All sites are open on October 13, 2012 from 10am – 4pm unless noted otherwise. 

Fall Photo Album

Fall Photo Album

Autumn is undoubtedly the most colorful, picturesque season of the year. Send us your fall photos and we’ll post them on line, and you might even be featured in Andy Parker’s Daybreak weather forecast.

Just email your photo to neighborhoods@wgrz.com and be sure to include your name and the location where your fall photo was taken.

(Photos at least 1 MB in size or with a screen resolution of 400 dpi or greater work best. Thanks!)

Click here to see even more fabulous photos.

Senator Grisanti Sponsors Free E-Waste Recycling Event in Tonawanda Saturday

Senator Grisanti Sponsors Free E-Waste Recycling Event in Tonawanda Saturday

BUFFALO, NY-October 3, 2012- Senator Mark Grisanti (R-Tonawanda) today urged all local citizens and businesses to join him at a free event on Saturday October 6, 2012 to properly dispose of electronic items from computers to televisions.

“As the chairman of the New York State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, I think it is essential that electronic items are disposed of properly.  Since we are constantly updating technology, the number of items found lying around or thrown in the garbage has drastically increased,” said Senator Grisanti. “This event will provide a chance for people to clean out their homes and find a way to dispose of their trash safely.”

Senator Kennedy Announces Upcoming Start for Zurbrick Road Project

Senator Kennedy Announces Upcoming Start for Zurbrick Road Project

After decade of setbacks, remediation and stabilization project will finally break ground in mid-September.

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy announced work will finally begin on the long-delayed Zurbrick Road project starting mid-September. The project will start with the remediation of waste left behind from the former Depew Landfill and the stabilization of the stream bank.

Cheektowaga Supervisor Mary Holtz and Depew Mayor Steven Hoffman joined Kennedy to commend the Department of Environmental Conservation for pressing this project forward.

After years of setbacks and delay, Kennedy made this project a priority of his office and urged the DEC to move plans forward. Zurbrick Road – which runs along Cayuga Creek – has been closed to traffic for several years due to rapid erosion. Once the remediation and stabilization project is complete, work can then begin on reconstructing the road.