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National Grid Offers Energy Saving Tips for Safe and Festive Holiday Lighting

National Grid Offers Energy Saving Tips for Safe and Festive Holiday Lighting

Save big and be safe this holiday season by focusing on energy efficiency

With the holiday season officially upon us, it’s important to make time to celebrate with family and friends and holiday lighting is a key part of those festivities.  By following a few simple tips customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective way to light up the holiday season.

One of the best solutions for holiday decorating needs is the use of LED lighting.  These energy-efficient miniature or light-emitting diode (LED) lights have definite advantages over traditional lighting because they use 90 percent less energy which results in significant savings.

Have You Seen These White Deer?

Have You Seen These White Deer?

A WGRZ.com visitor from Lynwood, Illinois who saw this story that originally appeared on our Clarence 2 Your Town community website in July 2012 sent us the photos below, with this message:

I saw your article on white deer, asking readers to forward pictures. These were taken in Lynwood, Il. on 11/7/12.
Bob Cooley
Hobart,IN

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CLARENCE, NY (July 24, 2012)  - A WGRZ-2 On Your Side viewer sent us this photo of what he thinks are two albino deer.

4-H Informational Meeting Tonight at East Amherst Fire Hall

4-H Informational Meeting Tonight at East Amherst Fire Hall

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath and Cornell Cooperative Extension – Erie County are pleased to announce that an informational meeting to highlight the many exciting programs available through 4-H will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at East Amherst Fire Company, 9100 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY, 14051. Reservations are not required and refreshments will be served.

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.

Fall Photo Album

Fall Photo Album

Autumn is undoubtedly the most colorful, picturesque season of the year. Send us your fall photos and we’ll post them on line, and you might even be featured in Andy Parker’s Daybreak weather forecast.

Just email your photo to neighborhoods@wgrz.com and be sure to include your name and the location where your fall photo was taken.

(Photos at least 1 MB in size or with a screen resolution of 400 dpi or greater work best. Thanks!)

Click here to see even more fabulous photos.

Senator Grisanti Sponsors Free E-Waste Recycling Event in Tonawanda Saturday

Senator Grisanti Sponsors Free E-Waste Recycling Event in Tonawanda Saturday

BUFFALO, NY-October 3, 2012- Senator Mark Grisanti (R-Tonawanda) today urged all local citizens and businesses to join him at a free event on Saturday October 6, 2012 to properly dispose of electronic items from computers to televisions.

“As the chairman of the New York State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, I think it is essential that electronic items are disposed of properly.  Since we are constantly updating technology, the number of items found lying around or thrown in the garbage has drastically increased,” said Senator Grisanti. “This event will provide a chance for people to clean out their homes and find a way to dispose of their trash safely.”

UB Class Witnesses Rare Biological Phenomenon

UB Class Witnesses Rare Biological Phenomenon

AMHERST, NY - A University at Buffalo adjunct instructor recently led students on a unique learning experience in the Wild West.

Joseph Allen, who teaches in UB’s Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Degree Program, took students in his Unique Environments course to Yellowstone Park for two weeks this summer. They were witnesses to a truly unique biological phenomenon.

Allen said the class was on hand for “a rare incident” when “wolves from one pack attacked and killed an ‘interloper’ wolf from a different pack.” They captured the dramatic photos accompanying this article.

“Few biologists, much less college-level ecology students, have ever witnessed this behavior in person,” Allen said.