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WNYSEA's Solar Homes and Green Building Open House Tour

WNYSEA's Solar Homes and Green Building Open House Tour

We hope to see you at the Solar and Green Building Open House Tour Kick Off Party! Saturday, October 1st - 10 am at the Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. Green Door Prizes and 4 Renewable Energy Workshops- Free and Open to the Public

The Solar and Green Building Open House Tour

Save the date!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
10am – 4pm
Location: across Western New York
Cost: Free & Self Guided 

The Annual Tour of Solar Homes and Green Buildings is the world's largest grassroots event of its kind. More than 160,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S. for the The Solar and Green Building Open House Tour. The Western New York Tour is expected to attract over 1,500 people for what will be our largest tour yet.

Olmsted Hosts 9th Annual "Party for the Parks"

Olmsted Hosts 9th Annual "Party for the Parks"

It’s a night you won’t want to miss – jugglers, fire dancers, special guests, unique entertainers, fireworks, delicious food and live music – all with a British twist. It’s the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s 9th annual “Party for the Parks” event and it’s happening this Friday, September 16th, at the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park. Themed “A British Invasion,” this year’s “Party for the Parks” promises to be brilliant.

This event serves as Olmsted's key fundraiser for the sutainability and growth of the city's iconic parks.  "Party for the Parks" brings Western New Yorkers together for an exciting and entertaining evening, while raising awareness about the Olmsted Parks Conservancy's mission to enhance, restore, and maintain the Buffalo Olmsted Park System.

Tickets are $25.

Special guests include:

Thomas Herrera-Mishler, CEO and President of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

National Grid Awards $250,000 Grant to Buffalo Urban Development Corp. for Riverbend Project

National Grid Awards $250,000 Grant to Buffalo Urban Development Corp. for Riverbend Project

Economic development grant to assist in redevelopment of brownfield site

National Grid announced today it has awarded a $250,000 grant from its Strategic Economic Development Outreach program to Buffalo Urban Development Corp. (BUDC).  The funds will be used for BUDC’s RiverBend project, a 202-acre redevelopment project that is transforming the former Republic Steel and Donner Hanna Coke sites in South Buffalo into a green business park.  The Riverbend project is a part of the South Buffalo Brownfield Opportunity Act (BOA) to remediate and redevelop approximately 2,000 acres of former industrial land on the shores of Lake Erie and the Buffalo River.

9/11: This Is Nothing New

9/11: This Is Nothing New

9/11: This Is Nothing New

by Susan Marie


My phone rang. I were told to turn on the TV. I stared in abject horror at the screen as a plane flew directly into the 2nd tower of The World Trade Center. I thought: How is this possible in America, let alone New York City, the most populous city in the U.S, the largest metropolitan area in the world?

All I knew is that people were dying.


After 9/11, every available person volunteered to assist NYC ranging from the health care field, firefighters, police force, and everyday people. The attitude in America was one of solidarity. No one fought about religion and politics. Diversity in race, financial status or sexual gender was not an issue. People stood together.  Not apart.

What followed as a result, was and still is, global mass hysteria.

Where 2 Fish: The Forecast (for Fishing) is Great

Where 2 Fish: The Forecast (for Fishing) is Great

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

Fishing forecast for the holiday weekend looks great.  Hope the weather is as good as the fishing will be.

  • Smallmouth bass:  Fishing is still hot and the size of the fish is getting bigger.  Live bait has been working well.  Try fishing a crayfish or a leech on a 3-way rig. 

  • Areas to fish are Waverly Shoals to the old pier on the Canadian side.  This has been real good for the past month.  The Round House has been a good area for fishing.  Try drifting on each side of the building.  Seneca Shoals has also seen its share of good smallmouth.  Fish to the west of the buoy.  Look  for the drop offs in 32' & 40' of water.

Earthquake Rattles Some Towns, Not Others

Earthquake Rattles Some Towns, Not Others

The effect of Tuesday's earthquake in Western New York was widespread, but not universal. People in some neighborhoods didn't notice it at all while others were left feeling queasy from the unaccustomed shaking.

Go to the WGRZ-2 On Your Side Facebook page to compare for yourself reports from places where the earthquake was felt to places where it wasn't. (Follow the posts beginning on Tuesday at about 2pm. We asked both questions and received well over 800 responses from across Western New York and beyond.)

Share your earthquake stories below. Did you even feel it? Or not? Where were you at the time? (01:51:03 PM EST.)

Any friends or relatives out of town who felt it? Where were they when it hit?

Earthquake Safety Tips

Earthquake Safety Tips

We don't get them often and many of us don't know what to do when they happen so we here at 2 Your Town have compiled a list of safety procedures to help keep you and your family safe during an earthquake/aftershock. 

During an Earthquake

  • If you're indoors, stay there. Get under -- and hold onto --a desk or table, or stand against an interior wall. Stay clear of exterior walls, glass, heavy furniture, fireplaces and appliances. The kitchen is a particularly dangerous spot. If you’re in an office building, stay away from windows and outside walls and do not use the elevator.
     

  • If you're outside, get into the open. Stay clear of buildings, power lines or anything else that could fall on you.
     

  • If you're driving, move the car out of traffic and stop.