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EA Co-op Receives $10,000 Education Grant

EA Co-op Receives $10,000 Education Grant

East Aurora Cooperative Market, Inc. receives $10,000 grant
Food Coop Initiative awarded grant for education

The East Aurora Cooperative Market, Inc., was selected to receive a $10,000 Seed Grant from Food Co-op Initiative, a non-profit foundation that provides resources and support for start-ups.

“Absolutely thrilled,” were the words EA Co-op President Sheila Conboy used to describe her reaction to winning the grant.  

National Grid Has Simple Tips to Cut Energy Use as Temps Rise

National Grid Has Simple Tips to Cut Energy Use as Temps Rise

NATIONAL GRID PREPARES FOR SUMMER DEMAND

June 23, 2011 – One way to make the lazy days of summer even more relaxing is to be ready for what the weather will bring.  National Grid has prepared its New York system to help customers beat the heat and urges customers to take steps to cut costs when the temperature rises.

"National Grid's increased investment in the upstate New York electric system in recent years directly supports our reliability during summer's peaks," said Kenneth D. Daly, National Grid president for New York.  "As the frequency and length of customer outages continue to improve, National Grid recognizes that ongoing investment in the system will provide our customers with the service reliability they deserve."

Free Summer Concerts Set at Burchfield Nature & Art Center Amphitheater

Free Summer Concerts Set at Burchfield Nature & Art Center Amphitheater

The Friends of Burchfield Nature and Art Center will host the 2011 Summer Concert Series. These free concerts in the park amphitheater will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28.

Vinnie DiRosa with Vitamin D will start off the concert series, which runs every Tuesday evening through Aug. 16. The concerts will feature a variety of music including jazz, soft rock, folk, country and bluegrass from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The Burchfield Park at 2001 Union Road in West Seneca is a perfect place to relax on a summer evening and enjoy good music. Bring a lawn chair for your comfort or just use the amphitheater seating. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at the West Seneca Senior Citizens Center at 4620 Seneca St.

2011 Tuesday Evening Concert Schedule

8th Annual Marilla Civil War Days

8th Annual Marilla Civil War Days

 

8th Annual Marilla Civil War Days

 

What 2 Do In Your Town: June 15-19

What 2 Do In Your Town: June 15-19

Ready for some summer fun?  Whether its food festivals, carnivals, tournaments, or live concert events, 2 Your Town has got you covered as we continue to provide you all the best activities in your town this summer. 

The following is a list of events in your area for the week of June 15th- 19th.

Andrew Gramza Memorial Drive to be Held Saturday

Andrew Gramza Memorial Drive to be Held Saturday

Calling all blood donors to the Andrew Gramza Memorial Drive! Alden resident, Andrew Gramza, 21, passed away last November. He required a lot of blood while in the hospital, and when he passed away, his family donated his heart valves to UNYTS (Upstate New York Transplant Services). What better way to honor him than with a blood drive/basket raffle with all proceeds benefiting UNYTS?

Take part in this Memorial Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Alden High School, 13190 Park St. To schedule an appointment  to donate blood, please call UNYTS at 716-512-7940. Walk ins are also welcome.  A basket raffle will be held with all the proceeds going directly to UNYTS.  A variety of baskets, with some valued at over $100, will be available. 

Please call 716-572-3672  or visit www.unyts.org for more details

Pet Connection’s Great Groovy Yard Sale to Take Place on June 18

Pet Connection’s Great Groovy Yard Sale to Take Place on June 18

Attention treasure hunters! Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold its annual “Great Groovy Yard Sale” on Saturday, June 18. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the event taking place on Broadway, near Townline Road, in Lancaster.

For every $5 spent at the yard sale, shoppers will earn a chance to win a prize valued at $300. 

Donations of new and gently used yard sale items will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, under the yard sale tents in Lancaster. No computers, printers, records or large appliances will be accepted. Receipts will be available for tax purposes.