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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 23 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 23 Activities

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing musical entertainment at the open-air venue this week, July 23, will be Breckenwood from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registered dietitian Nicole Klem will also be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon to answer any nutritional questions you may have. She will be stationed at the Elmwood Village Association table near Elmwood Avenue. 

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joined together today in Orchard Park to sign legislation to strengthen the state’s law against texting while driving.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District), gives law enforcement the authority to pull over a motorist who is text messaging, e-mailing, transmitting images, or playing games while driving -- making it a primary traffic offense. Previous statute considered texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning police could only stop a texting driver if they had committed an additional infraction like speeding or failing to stop at a traffic signal.

“Today is about one thing – saving lives,” said Gallivan. “We have seen far too many tragedies caused by driving distracted to sit idly by any longer.

Looming Threat to Clean Water Legislation

Looming Threat to Clean Water Legislation

A Statement Released by Buffalo Riverkeepers

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Over the last month there has been the passage of two significant pieces of legislation that will have direct impacts on Western New York’s water resources.

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed HR 2018, the so-called Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011, by a vote of 239-184. Much of our community called or sent notes to our Representatives asking them to oppose this bill. Our local representatives did just that. If passed in the Senate, this bill would allow state agencies to override EPA decisions on pollution permits for riverside factories, the treatment of sewage waste, and the handling of dredging materials.

Safety Precautions for Local Bicycling Enthusiasts

Safety Precautions for Local Bicycling Enthusiasts

Some simple rules of the road can help keep bicyclists safe when they venture out for a two-wheel excursion. Following are some tips courtesy of Buffalo attorney John Feroleto:

1.) Wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet. Protect your brain, save your life.

2.) See and be seen. Whether daytime, dawn, dusk, foul weather or at night, you need to be seen by others. Wearing white has not been shown to make you more visible. Rather, always wear neon, fluorescent or other bright colors when riding day or night. Also wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or markings, or flashing lights. Remember, just because you can see a driver doesn’t mean the driver can see you. 

Eight Safety Tips for Western New York Runners

Eight Safety Tips for Western New York Runners

As an avid runner, Buffalo attorney John Feroleto has run races from the mile to the Boston Marathon. And while he enjoys running as a way to stay in shape, relieve stress and build camaraderie and friendships, he also knows the importance of safety when hitting the pavement.

Following are eight safety tips for runners, courtesy of John Feroleto, Attorneys at Law:

UNYTS to Make First Appearance at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

UNYTS to Make First Appearance at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing musical entertainment at the open-air venue this week, July 2, will be Breckenwood from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The market also welcomes several community groups this week, including UNYTS, Buffalo Animal Shelter, Richmond Ashland National Register Historic District Initiative and Echo Art Fair. Arrowhead Spring Vineyards and Schulze Vineyards & Winery will offer wine-tasting.

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Edible Buffalo is proud to announce the first ever New York Statewide Eat Drink Local Week June 24 through June 30, 2011, a restaurant week with a mission! With the harvest season in full swing, Edible Buffalo along with seventeen local restaurant and winery partners will be celebrating the local food chain by promoting menus using ingredients sourced from local growers and artisan producers.

“Many of our restaurant and winery partners already use locally sourced ingredients on their menus, so this is an opportunity to showcase their efforts,” says Lisa Tucker, publisher of Edible Buffalo. “We also want to continue to make the connection between farm and plate for consumers. With over 7500 farms in the eight county region, we cannot afford to ignore how important local agriculture is to our food economy.”