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National Grid Offers Energy and Money Saving Tips for Safe, Festive Holiday Decorating

National Grid Offers Energy and Money Saving Tips for Safe, Festive Holiday Decorating

Save Big This Holiday Season with Energy-Efficient Bright Lighting 

National Grid understands the importance of celebrating the holiday season with family and friends, and warm, colorful lighting.  While the current economic climate may be imposing for many customers especially during the holidays, by following some simple energy efficiency and safety tips, customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective way to save money this holiday season.

Save Big on Lighting

Over the past few years, new lighting alternatives have become available that may cost more initially, but cost much less to maintain and operate.  Energy-efficient miniature or light-emitting diode (LED) lights use considerably less energy than traditional lighting technology. The list below provides customers with the potential costs associated with each type of lighting.

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Forgotten History: "New" Empire State Express Debuts 70 Years Ago Today

Forgotten History: "New" Empire State Express Debuts 70 Years Ago Today

On December 7, 1941, the New York Central Railroad debuted the "new" streamlined Empire State Express (ESE). The train's inaugural run was overshadowed by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The ESE provided luxury service between Buffalo Central Terminal and New York City, Detroit & Cleveland. The train featured a locomotive built by ALCO and streamlined in an art deco style by industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss.

Historic & Hip...Forgotten Buffalo. Learn more at www.ForgottenBuffalo.com

Holiday Concerts Planned at West Seneca Schools

Holiday Concerts Planned at West Seneca Schools

The West Seneca Central Schools invite the community to share in the sounds of the season during their holiday concerts this December.

The shows begin tonight (Dec. 6), with West Seneca West Middle's holiday instrumental concert. The school is located at 395 Center Road.

The complete concert schedule is listed below. All shows begin at 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 12 - Allendale Elementary Holiday Concert at West Seneca West High School, 3330 Seneca St.

Tuesday, Dec. 13 - Winter Sketches Concert at West Seneca West High School

Wednesday, Dec. 14

- East Elementary Winter Concert, at East Elementary/Middle, 1445 Center Road

- Northwood Elementary Winter Concert at West Seneca East High School, 4760 Seneca St.

- Potters Road Elementary Holiday Concert at West Seneca West High School

- Winchester Elementary Holiday Concert at West Middle School

Thursday, Dec. 15

The Whitetail Deer: Population On The Rise

The Whitetail Deer: Population On The Rise

"Very intelligent and very adaptable, they have no problem living in close proximity to humans beings at all."

The White Tail Deer has become a common visitor in Western New York, on land both rural and urban. And in some areas have become so numerous as to cause inevitable problems as they come in close contact with man.

Damage to land and car-deer collisions have given the Whitetail a nuisance reputation, and much money and effort have been dedicated by municipalities to try to solve the problem. Yet this situation was not always so.

Fifty years ago, the deer were more populous in the Southern Tier, but habitat change caused by human development forced the deer to migrate north in search of a more suitable place to live.

Tim Spierto is a Big Game Biologist with the New York Department Of Environmental Conservation, and well versed in Whitetail behavior.

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West Seneca Central Schools Academy of Visual Arts shows work at Central Library

West Seneca Central Schools Academy of Visual Arts shows work at Central Library

Senior students from both West Seneca East and West Senior High Schools are showcasing their work at the Central Library in downtown Buffalo though January. 

The show includes work created by West Seneca Central Academy of Visual Arts students in the Advanced Placement Studio in Art Class.  The class challenges students to create work that not only demonstrates mastery of technique but also showcases a strong conceptual base.  The students emphasize both drawing and 2D design fundamentals in their projects.  All of the work displayed has been created during this school year.

The show, which is open to all library patrons, is located next to Fables Café.

West Seneca Mother and Son Laid To Rest

West Seneca, NY - It was an emotional day for the family and friends of Nancy Crance and her son Austin.

Dozens turned up Friday morning at the Ebenezer United Church of Christ in West Seneca to say their final goodbyes. 

Last week the pair died after a fire broke out in their Covington Drive home. Austin, who had Down Syndrome, was found in a bedroom upstairs. Crance's other children managed to escape the fire.

After the funeral, friends of the victims talked to 2 On Your Side. Gail Kandefer knew the family well. "It's very sad. I mean its tragic the way it happened. They'll be missed by very many people," said Kandefer.

She went on to say, "They're in my thoughts, in my prayers. I miss them all."

Hot Target Coupon: Free $10 Giftcard with $50 Purchase

Hot Target Coupon: Free $10 Giftcard with $50 Purchase

 

Have you ever gotten rewarded for being a fan of a company on Facebook or Twitter?

Well it's becoming more and more common as retailers and manufacturers post coupons, free samples and contests on social networking sites.

Today, Target released a great coupon for their Facebook fans only.

Login in to Facebook and "like" Target.  There you will find a link to a great coupon that gives you a free $10 Target Giftcard when you spend $50 at the store.

While you are there, check out their other coupons which includes 25 newly released toy coupons!

That way, you save more when you spend more.

*Note: The coupon is for use on a $50 purchase through Saturday, 12/3.*