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Pheasant-Raising Programs Bolster Hunting Opportunities

ALBANY, NY (09/14/2010)(readMedia)-- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today announced that approximately 30,000 adult pheasants will be released on lands open to public hunting for the upcoming fall pheasant hunting season.

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Fuel Services to I-90 West Ontario Travel Plaza Temporarily Suspended

ALBANY, NY (09/14/2010)(readMedia)-- The New York State Thruway Authority today announced that fuel services at the Ontario Travel Plaza will be temporarily suspended beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2010, for scheduled testing.

Additional Charges Filed In Orleans County Mosque Case

CARLTON, NY - Three of the five teenagers charged with harassing members of the World Sufi Foundation Mosque in this small Orleans County town appeared before a town justice to hear the formal charges laid out against them.

The charges stem from what lawmen describe as two separate incidents which occurred on August 27 and August 30 outside the mosque on Fuller road during religious services being held there. In both instances the group of teens allegedly drove past squealing tires, honking horns, and yelling obscenities.

In the August 27 incident it is further alleged that one of the defendants discharged a shotgun in the vicinity of the mosque.

St. Bonaventure Volunteer Organization Helps Children in Haiti

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY - A St. Bonaventure University community volunteer organization, invited the public to help prepare boxes of food for children affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

The organization, under the direction of Dr. Jim Mahar, will be working with a group called 'Feed My Starving Children' to pack enough boxes of food to feed 100,000 children.

They are also looking for new volunteers to continue fundraising efforts for Haiti.

A daylong work session went on Saturday, September 11, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Reilly Center on campus.

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9/11 Memorial Blood Drive

American Red Cross Encourages You to Be a Hero Again This September 11th.

In the hours and days following the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, thousands of Americans lined up to donate blood, hoping to help victims and to prepare our nation. The unprecedented response by citizens to help our American community was inspirational. The American Red Cross hopes to draw on that spirit as the anniversary of the tragedy nears.

As we once again prepare to remember those lost with a National Day of Service and Remembrance, the Red Cross encourages people to consider rolling up their sleeves to give the gift of life in honor of the victims.

Writing With Light Student Exhibition

Just Buffalo Literary Center and CEPA Gallery are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Writing With Light Student Exhibition. A celebratory reception will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at CEPA Gallery in the Market Arcade building, 617 Main Street, Buffalo.

Featuring selected works from Just Buffalo & CEPA Gallery’s education programs from the past year, the exhibit will display work from Picturing Poetry, Writer Residencies, and Bookmaking projects.

Writing With Light reached more than 3,500 K-12 students across the region this year, and its emphasis on intensive one-on-one contact between teaching artists and students yields powerful creative results. 

Genevieve DeCarlo, a 3rd grade teacher at Discovery School, P.S. 67 explains, "It was amazing to see the growth of my students... All children should be able to have this awesome learning experience!"

19th Century Lighthouse Rebuilt Along Lake Ontario

By: Anne Lithiluxa

In Point Breeze, on the shore of Lake Ontario, sits a brand new historically accurate replica of a 19th Century lighthouse believed to be the first built on the Great Lakes in more than 100 years.