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M&T Bank First Fridays @ The Gallery

EXPLORE your creative side.
ENJOY incredible performances.
ENHANCE your skills and talent.
EXPERIENCE art in a whole new way.

ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH-from 10 am to 10 pm-M&T Bank will cover your admission to the Gallery (admission fees apply for special exhibitions) and present an array of FREE activities and experiences for you to share with your friends and family.

You can also experience and learn more in special programs offered for a small fee. Join a lunch lecture, take a drawing class with an artist, dance with your toddler during a touch-and-feel art adventure, become a digital photography expert in a contemporary process workshop, and so much more.

Please visit www.mandtfirstfridays.org for more information about the following activities.

College Freshman Receives Full Four-Year Tuition to Buffalo State

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Western New York Ford Dealers presented the Buffalo ADI Ford Dealers Cooperative Scholarship to Eric Fiorello, a college freshman at Buffalo State College. The scholarship entitles Fiorello to four years of undergraduate education paid in full.

“The WNY Ford Dealers believe in the importance of investing in the academic community to benefit the future of the Western New York area,” said Peter Delacy, scholarship selection committee, Western New York Ford Dealers. “The goal of our partnership with Buffalo State College is to ensure that higher education is accessible to young people who otherwise might struggle to afford it.”

WNYSEA Solar Tour of Homes and Green Buildings

The Western New York Sustainable Energy Association is holding its' 15th Annual Tour Solar Homes and Green Buildings that will have a kick-off press event on Saturday, October 2nd at 10 am at the renovated 1926  former warehouse at 95 Perry Street. This is a part of the National Tour of Solar Homes and Green Buildings. The Solar Tour is self guided, free, and open to the public. The list of 25 local Solar Tour and Green Building participants is here.


The 2010 Solar Tour of Homes and Green Buildings
Free and Open to the Public on Saturday, October 2, 10 am - 4 pm
Over 25 Sites around Western New York


Come join Us for the 2010 Solar Tour of Homes and Green Buildings
Press Event on October 2nd at 10am at 95 Perry Street in Buffalo.

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.

Nationwide Prescription Medication Drop-Off Day A Success

WESTERN NEW YORK - The Drug Enforcement Administration is reporting that 3,280 lbs. of unneeded medications were safely disposed of Saturday as a result of 7 drug drops in Erie and Niagara Counties.

The DEA is anticipating that well over two tons of drugs will be safely incinerated at Coventa in Niagara Falls. Medications collected outside of Erie and Niagara County won't be tallied until Monday morning.

The 15 Western New York Collection sites were part of the DEA's national effort to rid our homes and communities of medications that can be misused and abused, particularly by teens.

The Drug Enforcement Administration wants you to hand over those old prescription pills, cough medicines, and other drugs that have been sitting in your medicine cabinet for years.

The DEA's Mark Caverly says it's a public health initiative amid concern about the growing misuse of prescription drugs, especially among kids 12 to 17 years old.

Rebate for NYSEG Customers

If you've been thinking about installing a new furnace or duct work in your home, NYSEG is offering residential natural gas customers rebates for installing new energy efficient equipment on or after October 1, 2010

But you first have to register with NYSEG if you want the rebate.  Discounts range anywhere from $15 to $560. 

 

 

$445,000 Federal Grant Awarded for Regional Project to Support & Develop New High Tech Businesses

Public, Private Venture, Modeled After Successful Ohio Program, to Focus on New Economy Business Job Growth

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26) announced $445,000 for a new joint initiative covering nineteen counties in Western and Central New York to support new economy business development and job growth across the region. The funding awarded to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) and JumpStart Inc. through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will provide the resources for the New York counties to create a Regional Entrepreneurship Action Plan (REAP) modeled after a successful program creating jobs and boosting economic growth in Northeast Ohio.