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Nature Strikes a Pose

Nature Strikes a Pose

Capture Mother Nature with your camera as she strikes an ephemeral pose! The Friends of Tifft Nature Preserve wants your photographic entry for their 2012 PHOTO CONTEST. Photos taken at Tifft between September 1, 2011 and October 1, 2012 by amateur photographers 16 years and older may be submitted. The annual contest will showcase the natural beauty and historic reclamation of Tifft Nature Preserve, a 264-acre urban nature refuge operated by the Buffalo Museum of Science and dedicated to conservation and environmental education.

Tifft is rich with photographic opportunities all year long! Wildlife abounds as nature once again claims ownership over the previously industrialized property. Color, light, and life compose a new masterpiece at every moment. You just have to capture it! Gather your Tifft photos of the past twelve months or come out and snap some new ones. Then give us your best shot (or shots) for this year’s PHOTO CONTEST!

First Class Bass Charters Fishing Report: Eastern Basin Lake Erie

First Class Bass Charters Fishing Report: Eastern Basin Lake Erie

Water Temp: 74 degrees

Labor Day weekend will be the start of fall fishing for many anglers.

SMALLMOUTH bass action has been good some days and better on other days.  Tube jigs and dropshotting plastic baits have been a hot method for catching bigger fish.  Waverly shoals has been a great area to start looking for good smallmouth.  The deep water in front of the Round House has seen a lot of boat activity. Seneca Shoals had some good fish being caught on top of the shoal in 15' to 18' of water.

WALLEYE fishing was a little spottie over the last week.  The deep end of Meyers Reef was holding some nice schools of fish. Also, Seneca shoals on the west side saw a lot of fishermen trolling for walleye.

As for PERCH there is not a lot to say this week.  The fishing for perch is only going to get better as the water temperature drops.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists August 25 Events

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists August 25 Events

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 35 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open for the 2012 season. Hours at the open-air market are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. 

Providing musical entertainment on Saturday, Aug. 25, will be David Adamczyk from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. by Adam Giancarlo. Wine-tasting will be courtesy of Schulze Vineyards & Winery and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery.

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report: Week of July 30

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report: Week of July 30

Water Temp: 75 degrees

The SMALLMOUTH BASS action is in full swing.  Good fishing can be had all over the lake.  Deep water or current at the head  of the river is certainly key for fishing success. 

Waverly Shoal's on the Canadian side, in water 25 feet to 32 feet, has been good for numbers of fish. The Round House area to the EU2 buoy has also been a good place to start your bass fishing.

Try fishing a crawfish on a 3 way rig with a 3 ft leader to a Mustad Red Demon Circle hook, size 1x fine wire.  The key is to use just enough weight (sinker) to get the crawfish to look natural as you drift over fish-holding structure.

Filigree's Presents Eco-Friendly Fashion

Filigree's Presents Eco-Friendly Fashion

Eco friendly is becoming a popular term in fashion and brands are using it in reference to many different products and practices. Although the term Eco friendly can be very vague it’s still important to implement any practice large or small that leads to a healthy environment. Eco-Friendly literally means earth-friendly not harmful to the environment and in some cases relates to products that contribute to practices that promote green living.

Today Eco-friendly fashion Brands are creating products that keep both the environment and human safety in mind with the use of recycled/organic ingredients or materials.

Senator Kennedy, Mayor Brown Team Up to Improve South Park Avenue

Senator Kennedy, Mayor Brown Team Up to Improve South Park Avenue

 

South Park Avenue Revitalization Project continues with efforts to clean up, repair environmental amenities along commercial strip

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The South Park Avenue Revitalization Project continues, as Senator Tim Kennedy and Mayor Byron Brown team up with community leaders to make further improvements to this important Buffalo commercial strip. This is the latest chapter in a community development project that has been ongoing for several years, since Kennedy began spearheading this movement as a county legislator.  

At a press conference Wednesday on South Park Avenue, Mayor Brown and Senator Kennedy announced efforts underway to spruce up and repair the trees, tree beds and other environmental amenities along the street.

This Sunday: South Buffalo Alive's 12th Annual Garden Tour

This Sunday: South Buffalo Alive's 12th Annual Garden Tour

South Buffalo Alive's 12th Annual Garden Tour will be held on Sunday July 15, 2012, from 9am until 3pm. This is your opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and interesting gardens in South Buffalo, and experience the creativity of the gardeners.

“We are very proud to be a part of the National Garden Walk being held in the City and many of our surrounding villages and towns,” said Marge Ryan of South Buffalo Alive. “Watch for the sidewalk billboards at participating gardens.”

“There so many Western New Yorkers working hard to keep our community beautiful,” said Senator Tim Kennedy. “Join us this Sunday at the Garden Tour. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the city of Buffalo and all of the hard work that goes into putting it beautiful.”