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$150,000 in Challenge Gifts for Mill Road Scenic Overlook

$150,000 in Challenge Gifts for Mill Road Scenic Overlook

The Friends of Mill Road, the Western New York Land Conservancy and the Town of Aurora are very pleased to announce that they have received two challenge gifts for a total of $150,000. Town Supervisor Jolene Jeffe stated, “We are so incredibly grateful to these two families for their leadership contributions that will create a community asset with extraordinary benefits for our entire region. We know that the overlook will enhance the economic vibrancy of our community and the health and enjoyment of our children and families by providing a new place to experience this incredible view.” 

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Erie County Legislators Lynne Dixon, Joseph Lorigo, John Mills and Edward Rath, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Erie County, are pleased to announce that two informational meetings to highlight the many exciting programs available through 4-H will be held in November. With an extensive list of opportunities available to youths, ages 5-19, the informational meetings will discuss what programs are offered and how to get involved.

Construction Exchange Membership Up 50% Over Five Years

Construction Exchange Membership Up 50% Over Five Years

Association’s commitment to providing programs of value, member benefits, Online Plan Room and more seen as driver for increase

The Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY, Inc., a non-profit organization that serves the Western New York commercial construction industry, announced today it has increased its membership by 50 percent over the last five years.

With 50 percent more members and plans to grow even more, it was necessary for, the association to hire additional staff to ensure the member experience does not suffer. To fill this role, the Construction Exchange hired Bill Diehl as Membership Director. Diehl will be responsible for continuing the growth and promoting engagement with current members.

A stable construction market and improvements in the services offered by the association are seen as contributing factors to the membership growth.

Cheektowaga Town Park Pool To Open One Day Early

Cheektowaga Town Park Pool To Open One Day Early

Due to the forcasted 90+ degree temperature for Wednesday, the Cheektowaga Town Park Poll at 2600 Harlem Rd. will be open from 12:30-5:30PM.

The pool had been originally scheduled to open on Thursday, June 21st.

Pool hours through Sunday the 24th are 12:30-5:30PM, with the extended schedule to begin on Monday the 25th.

Contact the Cheektowaga Youth & Recreational Services Department at 897-7207 for pool admission prices and information regarding the opening of the Town's other two pools.

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

If you can safely take a photograph, send us a picture of the most devastating, rim-busting, hubcap-popping, alignment-wrecking pothole in your neighborhood. Let's see if we can find The Worst Pothole in All of WNY.

Be sure to include your name and the location of the pothole.

Temporary Closing of Anna M. Reinstein Library

Temporary Closing of Anna M. Reinstein Library

Cheektowaga, NY--The Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem Rd, Cheektowaga, will be closed from Monday, March 12 through Sunday, March 25 for installation of new windows. 

The drop boxes at the Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library will remain open for book and other material returns.  Patrons may also return library materials to any other Buffalo & Erie County Public Library branch.

From March 12 – March 25 all request items being held for patron pickup at the Harlem Road branch will be sent to the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Rd, Cheektowaga, unless otherwise specified.  The Julia Boyer Reinstein Library’s hours are:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday   10a.m. – 9p.m.

Wednesday  1p.m. – 9p.m.

Friday and, Saturday   10a.m. – 5p.m.

Sunday  12p.m. – 5p.m.

Sidewalk Snow Relief Pilot Program

Sidewalk Snow Relief Pilot Program

 

(Amherst, NY) The Town of Amherst is preparing for a pilot program of providing sidewalk snow relief services along segments of Maple Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard as a pilot study. The segments are Maple Road from Millersport Highway to Transit Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard from Kenmore Avenue to Betina Avenue. A letter was recently sent to all residents all these segments. These are the two roads whose residents responded positively for relief when the town polled in March 2011.

Sidewalk snow relief along these corridors remains a priority for the Town Board. The Town Highway Department will provide the service.  Property owners will not be assessed any fee for this service in their 2012 Town tax bill.  The study will evaluate the service and be used to support future decision-making.