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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!)

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Legislator Hardwick Announces Free, Guided Walks at Isle View Park

Legislator Hardwick Announces Free, Guided Walks at Isle View Park

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that a free guided walk at Isle View Park in Tonawanda will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. The walk is part of the six-week, “Be Active Erie County!” series to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.  

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the gazebo, 796 Niagara Street in Tonawanda, NY 14150, followed by the walk at 9:45 a.m.

Additional walks are scheduled on the following days:

Legislator Mills Announces Boston, Orchard Park Library Fundraisers

Legislator Mills Announces Boston, Orchard Park Library Fundraisers

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills will host the 1st annual Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser to benefit the Boston Free Library.

“I am looking forward to the first hot dog roast in Boston and bringing this fun event to the community. I hope everyone will come out and support the library,” said Legislator Mills.

The fundraiser will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Boston Free Library, 9475 Boston State Road, Boston. The event will also feature Bubbleman from 6 to 7 p.m.

Meet the New Peregrine Falcons At Central Terminal

Meet the New Peregrine Falcons At Central Terminal

Meet Alfreda and her sister Wagner...Buffalo, New York's two new peregrine falcons.

On Sunday, June 24, 2012 the Department of Environmental Conservation tagged and banded two chicks who reside on the 10th floor of Buffalo Central Terminal in the Historic Polonia District. The chicks were named after the two architects of Buffalo Central Terminal, Alfred Fellheimer (1875–1959) and Steward Wagner (1886–1958).

Buffalo Central Terminal has hosted a nest box for rare peregrines since 2010.

Legislator Rath honors 2012 Envirothon Winners

Legislator Rath honors 2012 Envirothon Winners

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, III recognized the accomplishment of the 2012 Envirothon’s champions. Buffalo Homeschoolers, consisting of six team members from Amherst and Clarence, were repeat winners, taking first place at the 10th annual Erie County Envirothon held in May. A reception in the team's honor was held June 22 at Garrison Park in Williamsville.

With its victory in Erie County, the Buffalo Homeschoolers qualified for the New York State competition where they had an impressive finish, placing seventh out of 48 teams.

“I am thrilled to honor this exceptional team of young people. Their dedication and hard work is truly impressive and they represented Erie County well. It is my privilege to recognize their efforts and wish them well as they pursue great endeavors,” said Legislator Rath.

Legislator Lorigo Announces June 16th Guided Walk in Emery Park

Legislator Lorigo Announces June 16th Guided Walk in Emery Park

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo announces that a free guided walk through Emery Park will be held on Saturday, June 16. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The park’s address is 2084 Emery Road, South Wales, and signs will be placed at the entrance, directing attendees to the starting point of the walk.

“The guided walks series promotes healthy lifestyles while featuring the county’s beautiful parks. Emery Park is one of the most picturesque in the park’s system with great trails to enjoy,” Legislator Lorigo said. “The event also includes health screenings and educational information to encourage healthy choices.”

Additional walks will be held on Saturday, June 23 at the Times Beach Nature Preserve and on Saturday, June 30 at Sprague Brook Park.

Help Us Preserve and Protect

Help Us Preserve and Protect

The view from Mill Road between Sweet and Blakely is one of Aurora, NY’s most treasured. Generations of Western New Yorkers have enjoyed the scenic vistas across the valley, breathtaking in all four seasons, from wildflowers and bright green meadow in springtime to the snow-draped evergreens of winter. With a 180-degree panoramic view to the west, this is the perfect place to watch the mist rise in the morning or to witness the sun sinking below the ridges at day’s end.

The Friends of Mill Road, a citizens group, has a one-time opportunity to secure this property for future generations by purchasing and preserving the 60 acres of open space that create this view. The purchase agreement with the landowners gives the group until the end of 2012 to raise the funds needed to acquire the property, construct a scenic overlook and place a conservation easement on the property to protect it forever.