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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.

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

Niagara Falls Park receives another installment of $125,000 extreme makeover

In what has become something of a rite of spring, more than 50 National Grid employees returned to Gill Creek Park in Niagara Falls to continue efforts to beautify and transform this popular public park and community asset into one of Niagara County’s most picturesque and useful green spaces.  This is the fourth time in five years that National Grid volunteers have worked with city and neighbor organizations on projects in the park. 

Interview: Artpark Hosts Legendary Charlie Daniels Band on Sept. 4

Interview: Artpark Hosts Legendary Charlie Daniels Band on Sept. 4

Artpark & Company has hosted many notable musicians as part of its "Tuesday in the Park" concert series. The Lewiston performing arts venue has hosted hit-makers, Grammy winners, television and film actors and even a "Dancing with the Stars" contestant.

But tonight's headliner is quite possibly the only one to have had an entire museum dedicated to his life and career.

For 10 years, the Charlie Daniels Museum was open in the heart of Nashville, Tenn. Each year, thousands of visitors (including this writer) ventured into the 2nd Avenue treasury, which housed priceless pieces of a career that includes collaborations with Elvis and Bob Dylan, 20 million records sold, and a membership in the Grand Ole Opry.

Interview: Artpark Welcomes the Legendary Voice of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson

Interview: Artpark Welcomes the Legendary Voice of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson

Vocalist brings his "Breakfast in America Tour" to Lewiston

Tuesday's Artpark concert will be wonderful.

A miracle.

Beautiful.

Magical.

And all the fans in their seats, well, they'll be singing so happily, joyfully, playfully, watching Roger Hodgson, the legendary voice of Supertramp.

An acclaimed singer, Hodgson also wrote the tunes that fueled Supertramp's 60 million record sales (including "The Logical Song"). He is bringing his "Breakfast in America Tour" to Lewiston on Aug. 21. Hodgson will headline the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series at Artpark.

Niagara County Department of Health Issues Beach Advisory

Niagara County Department of Health Issues Beach Advisory

A Statement Released by Niagara County Department of Health

This advisory has been issued for Olcott Beach and is anticipated to remain in effect until further notice.

Niagara County, New York, 06/26/2012: Recent surveillance testing by the Niagara County Department of Health at Olcott Beach has determined that the water is not suitable for swimming because of unsatisfactory bacteriological water quality. This advisory is anticipated to remain in effect until further notice.  The Niagara County Department of Health will continue to monitor the situation closely and will reopen the beach for swimming when conditions return to a safe level.

  • Questions regarding this advisory should be directed to Ronald Gwozdek, P.E. at 716-439-7452.
  • Additional information will be posted on the Niagara County web site at www.niagaracounty.com

 

 

'Fairy House Festival' Looks to Grow in Year Two at Artpark

'Fairy House Festival' Looks to Grow in Year Two at Artpark

Epic concerts, Broadway-quality musicals and performances by world-class musicians -- these are the things that put Artpark on the global map, and placed the Lewiston facility at the head of the class for Western New York performing arts venues.

So, Artpark & Company's production manager, Susan Stimson, admits she had some trepidation when pitching the "Fairy House Festival," an all-day, fairy-based outdoor children's activity.

"Last year's event was our first annual and we did not know what to expect," Stimson said. "It is like having a party and being scared no one will come."

Fortunately, "We had over 3,000 people and the atmosphere was beautiful and reminiscent of old Artpark days when they had large-scale children's and arts activities all year round," she said. "The weather was perfect -- it was such a positive, nature-based and relaxed affair. We had so much positive feedback. It was a lot of work, but we are thrilled that is has taken off."