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Wildlife and Renaissance Festival

Wildlife and Renaissance Festival

The medieval family fun and merriment for all continues this weekend, July 23 and 24, 11:00-4:00pm at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center’s Wild Renn Fest! Opening weekend on July 16 and 17 was a success as hundreds of event guests shared in the celebration of this 24th annual wildlife and renaissance festival. This Saturday and Sunday, however will be the crown jewel! The festival is highlighted by nationally renowned TV host Jarod Miller of Animal Exploration, the brave knights of Brothers in Arms Jousting, and the aerial acrobatics of free-flying birds during The Royal Tournament.

Wild Renn Fest at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center

 

Hawk Creek Wildlife and Renaissance Festival

Hawk Creek Wildlife and Renaissance Festival

Great Family Fun in the Medieval Sun

East Aurora – Charging warhorses and thunderous hoof beats mark the start of Hawk Creek Wildlife Center’s WILD RENN FEST July 16, 17, 23, and 24, from 11:00am-4:00pm. The 24th festival is highlighted by nationally renowned TV host Jarod Miller of Animal Exploration, the brave knights of Brothers in Arms Jousting, and the aerial acrobatics of free flying birds during The Royal Tournament.

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."

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

EMERALD ASH BORER DETECTED IN BUFFALO

Collaborative Control Efforts Underway to Contain First Infestation Found in Erie County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced an infestation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in the City of Buffalo’s South Park. This is the first EAB infestation to be detected in Erie County. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species, including green, white, black and blue ash.

Mulch Volcano Madness!

Mulch Volcano Madness!

Excessive Mulching Kills Trees
June 14, 2011 

Spring is in the air, along with the appearance of a deadly perennial threat to the health of trees everywhere.  It is not an insect, nor is it a disease.  It is not a new and exotic scourge that has invaded our borders from some far off region of the planet.  No, it is much worse than any of these.

It is... the deadly mulch volcano.

This crime against arboriculture is annually perpetrated by “professional” landscapers and well-meaning homeowners who follow their example.  Each year, literally tons of mulch are piled high against the trunks of trees everywhere... and it’s killing them.

To some, this pile of mulch may look neat and tidy, but unfortunately it results in the slow decline and eventual death of the tree.  But what’s really maddening is the fact that people pay good money to “professional” landscapers to do this. 

Legislator Fudoli Invites Public To Attend Forums Focused on Farming in Erie County

Legislator Fudoli Invites Public To Attend Forums Focused on Farming in Erie County

Erie County Legislator and Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board Chairman Dino Fudoli, R-Lancaster, invites anyone with an interest in farms, farmland and food production in Erie County to participate in one of three scheduled public forums planned this summer throughout the county.

Discussions pertaining to farming, food production, and efforts to plan for agriculture in Erie County will be led by Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and American Farmland Trust. Attendees will be invited to share their thoughts about what can be done to support the viability of local farms.

“These forums are a great opportunity to share ideas and continue efforts already underway that focus on the future of farming and agriculture in Erie County,” said Legislator Fudoli.