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Legislator Lorigo Announces Free Guided Walk through Emery Park: Saturday, May 18

Legislator Lorigo Announces Free Guided Walk through Emery Park: Saturday, May 18

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo announces that a free guided walk through Emery Park will be held on Saturday, May 18, kicking off this season's Walk in the Park Series. Registration begins at 9 a.m at the Field House, 2084 Emery Road, South Wales.

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:

State Parks Seeking Partners at Knox Farm State Park

State Parks Seeking Partners at Knox Farm State Park

A Statement Released by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation 

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has released a request for proposals (RFP) for private-sector businesses or qualified not-for-profit organizations for the design, construction and operation of an equestrian center at Knox Farm State Park.

The selected licensee will develop an equestrian program in existing facilities, add facilities as necessary to support the proposed activities and enhance Knox Farm State Park, while respecting the historic, environmental and cultural resources, and context of the park. Any proposed use must include a public benefit and purpose consistent with and complimentary to the property’s designation as a state park and will bear all costs of the program.

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.

Eagle Symbolically Adopted at Hawk Creek During 25th Anniversary Presentation

Eagle Symbolically Adopted at Hawk Creek During 25th Anniversary Presentation

Erie County Legislator Joe Lorigo and Hawk Creek are excited to announce that Freedom, an injured bald eagle, was symbolically adopted on Nov. 20, 2012. During a tour of the facility and presentation marking the center’s 25th anniversary, Legislator Lorigo adopted Freedom, supporting Hawk Creek’s ongoing efforts to provide educational programs and care for its animals.

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Erie County Legislators Lynne Dixon, Joseph Lorigo, John Mills and Edward Rath, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Erie County, are pleased to announce that two informational meetings to highlight the many exciting programs available through 4-H will be held in November. With an extensive list of opportunities available to youths, ages 5-19, the informational meetings will discuss what programs are offered and how to get involved.