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Fall is in the Air at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Apples, pumpkins ... fall is definitely in the air at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market! And, come out this Saturday, October 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for wine-tasting courtesy of Niagara Landing Wine Cellar. Buffalo Carshare will be there too to explain their unique service.

Please note that guests are subject to change. For a complete list of events and vendors, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by becoming a fan of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market page on Facebook.

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market ... always fresh, always seasonal, always local!

Elmwood Village Safe Trick-or-Treat and Spooktacular Sale

On Saturday, October 30, 2010 the Elmwood Village will be hosting a Safe Trick-or-Treat and Halloween Spooktacular sale from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Parents should look for large orange pumpkin posters advertising “Get Your Treats Here” in shops along Elmwood Avenue that will be providing candy treats for all the little ones.  This event is specifically for the smallest of creepy critters under 10 years of age.

Additional information is available online at www.elmwoodvillage.org. 

Buffalo Zoo's Curator of Education to Observe Polar Bears in the Wild as Part of PBI Leadership Camp

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Tiffany Vanderwerf, the Buffalo Zoo’s Curator of Education, will travel to the tundra near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, from October 3-9 for a Communicators Leadership Camp sponsored by Polar Bears International (PBI), a conservation group. The Buffalo Zoo, which is part of PBI’s network of Arctic Ambassador Center Zoos, selected Vanderwerf based on her past outreach and community involvement. She will join 18 other educators and public relations professionals from the U.S. and Canada.

Cooking Demo Planned at Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

We may be entering October, but there’s no end to the fun and excitement of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. Coming to the Market on Saturday, October 2: Wine-tasting courtesy of Liberty Vineyards & Winery, and special cooking demonstration by Ron Glatzhofer of Saltamontes Salsa! Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TeamSave Arrives in WNY With Web Discounts for Consumers

A new collective buying website that allows consumers to receive substantial discounts on goods, services and events from hundreds of Buffalo-area businesses has entered the Western New York marketplace.

Congressman Higgins & Legislator Kennedy Announce Additional HEAP Funding

Feds Release $12 Million to Help NY Seniors, Residents Afford Heating Bills

 

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Erie County Legislator Tim Kennedy announced New York will receive $12,793,718 in emergency energy assistance funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) funding to NYS is formula based and will be distributed to eligible county applicants on a first come first serve basis. 

This funding is directed to low-income families and seniors to help them heat their homes.  During the 2009-2010 HEAP season, the program provided 203,237 benefits totaling $51.9 million in assistance to residents in Erie County. 

“With the end of summer here and the colder months approaching, this is timely good news for local seniors living on a tight, fixed income,” Congressman Higgins said. 

Pet Connection Announces October Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will be participating in several special events during the month of October.

Pet totes and other goodies will be available for sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. October 2 and 16 in the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga, on the first floor near Sears. Volunteers will also be at the Eastern Hills Mall in Clarence from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. October 30.