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Teamwork Brings Rebirth to Beloved South Buffalo Monument

Teamwork Brings Rebirth to Beloved South Buffalo Monument

Back in the 1980s, Marty Nightengale of the Nightingale Funeral Home on South Park Avenue was serving as president of the South Buffalo Business Association. As leader of the group, one of his goals was to bring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to Cazenovia Park for a special performance. Twenty-five thousand people would later show up for that performance, among them a reporter from The Buffalo News who made a remark to Nightengale, saying “South Buffalo is a very special place.”

Land Conservancy Schedules Public Presentation of Trail Plans for Owens Falls

Land Conservancy Schedules Public Presentation of Trail Plans for Owens Falls

The public is invited to a presentation about a proposed walking trail system at the Western New York Land Conservancy’s newest preserve, The Owens Falls Sanctuary. The trail is being designed by a nationally renowned firm, Tahawus Trails. The sanctuary is incredibly ecologically important, and with two waterfalls and mature forests, it is beautiful. The presentation about the proposed trail system will take place on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the East Aurora Senior Center at 101 King St. in East Aurora. This will be an opportunity for the community to provide thoughts on the planned walking trail system. 

WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $70,000 from NYS Environmental Protection Fund Grants

WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $70,000 from NYS Environmental Protection Fund Grants

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state. Representatives of the DEC and the Land Trust Alliance unveiled the grantees at an event in Skaneateles, in Onondaga County, in recognition of Earth Week, a weeklong celebration of New York's commitment to protecting our environment, conserving open space, and increasing access to the state's vast and magnificent natural resources. The grants are funded through NYS’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), and the Land Trust Alliance administers the Conservation Partnership Program in coordination with DEC.

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $50,000 Grant from Houston-based Gallogly Family Foundation

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $50,000 Grant from Houston-based Gallogly Family Foundation

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy was recently awarded $50,000 from the Gallogly Family Foundation to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve, a new, publicly accessible nature preserve along the Niagara River in Lewiston, N.Y. The Land Conservancy has now received more than $2.7 million of the more than $3.2 million needed to create the Stella Niagara Preserve. Additional donations from the community are needed soon if the Stella Niagara Preserve is to become a reality.

BUFFALO RIVER FEST PARK HOSTS “HALFWAY TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY” ON SEPTEMBER 5TH

BUFFALO RIVER FEST PARK HOSTS  “HALFWAY TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY” ON SEPTEMBER 5TH

On Friday, September 5th, 2014, the Valley Community Association will host their fourth annual “Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day Party” at Buffalo River Fest Park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, New York.  The event will run from 7pm to 11pm and will feature the local Irish band “The Left Overs”.  

“The Left Overs” have established a following in Buffalo and throughout Western New York for over a decade. With music ranging from popular drinking songs to the historical and poignant rebel songs of Irish past, “The Left Overs” offer a large variety of tunes and ballads.  The band was founded by Jerry Shea and Pat Gerken, on the premise that good music will always bring people together. “The Left Overs” are Jerry Shea, Pat Gerken, Elizabeth Shea, Ryan Young, Dave Pruski, Greg Kent, and Tim Ellis. 

Land Conservancy Receives $300,000 Federal Grant for the Stella Niagara Preserve

Land Conservancy Receives $300,000 Federal Grant for the Stella Niagara Preserve

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy has been awarded $300,000 to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in Lewiston. The grant is from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the Joint Venture Habitat Protection and Restoration Program. The Land Conservancy has now received more than $2.6 million of the $3.2 million needed to create the preserve.

VCA Announces Buffalo River Fest Schedule

VCA Announces Buffalo River Fest Schedule

The Valley Community Association’s 14th Annual “Buffalo River Fest” is scheduled for this upcoming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 13th – 15th, 2014.  The event will be held from 6pm to Midnight on Friday, from 11am to Midnight on Saturday, and 11am to 5pm on Sunday at Buffalo River Fest Park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY, near Michigan Avenue.

Included in this year’s event will be: