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Have You Seen These White Deer?

Have You Seen These White Deer?

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

However, according to Andy Parker, who has become something of an expert on local deer, "the deer is likely not an albino (with red eyes) but rather a "white" deer, which is caused by a genetic mutation of the white-tailed deer. White deer in this area are usually linked to the herd from Seneca, NY."

If you have seen any white deer in your neighborhood leave a comment below, and if you have photos send them to us in an email.

Legislator Rath honors 2012 Envirothon Winners

Legislator Rath honors 2012 Envirothon Winners

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, III recognized the accomplishment of the 2012 Envirothon’s champions. Buffalo Homeschoolers, consisting of six team members from Amherst and Clarence, were repeat winners, taking first place at the 10th annual Erie County Envirothon held in May. A reception in the team's honor was held June 22 at Garrison Park in Williamsville.

With its victory in Erie County, the Buffalo Homeschoolers qualified for the New York State competition where they had an impressive finish, placing seventh out of 48 teams.

“I am thrilled to honor this exceptional team of young people. Their dedication and hard work is truly impressive and they represented Erie County well. It is my privilege to recognize their efforts and wish them well as they pursue great endeavors,” said Legislator Rath.

National Grid Offers Cool Summertime Energy Efficiency Tips

National Grid Offers Cool Summertime Energy Efficiency Tips

Customers can save energy and money without sacrificing comfort

With summer officially here, and temperatures already rising, so will home energy usage in most households throughout the region.  Whether you are spending the days beach bumming, hiking with friends, visiting out-of-town relatives, or just staying at home there are many ways to beat the heat without putting a dent in your wallet or sacrificing comfort.

National Grid encourages customers to use these cool, simple summer tips to lower their energy consumption and save on bills.

Legislator Rath: Guided Walk Through Akron Falls Park on Saturday

Legislator Rath: Guided Walk Through Akron Falls Park on Saturday

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that a free guided walk through beautiful Akron Falls Park will be held on Saturday, June 9. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The park is located at 44 Parkview Drive and signs will be placed at the entrance, directing attendees to the starting point of the walk.

“This is a great opportunity to tour Akron Falls Park, which features a waterfall, rock garden and interesting plant and animal life.  The guided walks series promotes healthy lifestyles and includes health screenings and educational information to encourage healthy choices," said Legislator Rath. "If you have never visit Akron Falls Park, this is the perfect time to see its natural beauty firsthand."

Nativity of Mary School Hosts Free Electronics Recycling Day

Nativity of Mary School Hosts Free Electronics Recycling Day

Nativity of Mary School is partnering with Sunnking to host a free Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, May 12th from 9:00am-2:00pm.

So start your spring cleaning and drop of your old electronics and other items for recycling!

Some of the common items that Sunnking can recycle include: computers (desktops & laptops), printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, TV's, cell phones, IT & networking equipment, medical & lab equipment, communications equipment, phones, servers, monitors (CRT/LCD/LED), MP3 players, PDA's, tablets, ink and toner cartridges, and pretty much anything else with a circuit board or cord!

In addition to the electronics recycling practices, Sunnking also specializes in secure data destruction through the use of our state of the art hard drive shredding process, as well as complete asset management.

Nativity of Mary School is located at 8550 Main Street in Williamsville (at the corner of Main Street & Harris Hill Road).

Grisanti Proposes Bill to Increase Number of Green Homes Built In NY

Grisanti Proposes Bill to Increase Number of Green Homes Built In NY

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced his sponsorship of bill (S-6664) to establish a real property tax exemption of thirty five percent for a period of no longer than twenty years for homes that meet certain specific National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.  The goal of this legislation is to incentivize builders to invest in green homes which are typically more expensive to build.

Builders will have to ensure that the lot is located near mass transit, protects high value vegetation, soil improved with organic mulch, low flow showers and toilets mandated, energy star rating of 3.0 or higher, at least one renewable energy for the house, rain barrels provided at no less than 2 downspouts and over fifty percent of the internal components must be green certified products. These are some but not all of the requirements spelled out in the legislation.

National Grid Reenergizes Gill Creek Park, Again

National Grid Reenergizes Gill Creek Park, Again

Niagara Falls park receives an extensive spring cleaning from more than 40 National Grid employees in celebration of Earth Day and to help beautify their community

What has become a customary Earth Day celebration at National Grid, more than 40 employees returned to Gill Creek Park for the third time in four years to continue its efforts to beautifying this popular public park and community asset and to participate in the company’s tradition and dedication of volunteering in local communities and helping to safeguard the environment.  This park clean-up is just one example of the commitment National Grid has in Western New York to be an environmentally responsible and good corporate citizen.