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Western New York Land Conservancy Opens Stella Niagara Preserve to the Public

Western New York Land Conservancy Opens Stella Niagara Preserve to the Public


On Tuesday morning, July 7, the Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the Stella Niagara Preserve cut a ribbon to open the Stella Niagara Preserve to the public and to celebrate the hundreds of supporters who made the creation of the preserve a reality. The Land Conservancy purchased the 29-acre Stella Niagara Preserve property from the Sisters of St. Francis at the end of May after a successful multi-year campaign that raised more than $3 million for the project. 

Tri-Five Car Club holds 40th, and final, car show

CLARENCE, NY - Fans of classic cars all flocked to Clarence on Sunday, all in the name of a good cause.

Tri-Five Western New York Car Club held its annual car show at the grounds of the Great Pumpkin Farm. The event featured 800 classic cars, with food and drinks and other entertainment for guests.

Proceeds from the event go to the Association of Research for Childhood Cancer -- a cause that the car show has been supporting for years.

Organizers hoped to raise around $8,000 this year, bringing their total contribution to $140,000 over the years. They say that although this is the 40th year of the event it's also going to be their last.

K9 has special talent for finding lost people

CLARENCE, N.Y. -- There's a one-of-a-kind rescue resource in Western New York you might not have ever heard about.

He's an air-sniffing dog named Jackson. Unlike some K9's who are trained to find specific scents in the ground, Jackson picks up human scent in the air.

His skills are a volunteer service at no charge to you.

Jackson is a member of the Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue Team. The six-year-old Australian Shepherd was adopted from a shelter and trained from just eight weeks old to help find missing people.

Jackson sniffs the air to help find humans, not the ground. He's also different from other search dogs because he is trained not to touch people.

Notifying USCIS of a Change of Address

Notifying USCIS of a Change of Address


Nearly every alien holding status in the U.S is required to inform USCIS of a change of address to a new non-temporary residence. Specifically, aliens residing in the U.S. are required to report this change within 10 days of relocating within the U.S. The only individuals who are exempt from this rule include diplomats, official government representatives to an international organization, and certain nonimmigrants who do not possess a visa and who are physically present in the U.S. for fewer than 30 days. 

If you fall within one of the following categories, you are legally obligated to comply with the requirements below:

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders


The Western New York Land Conservancy, Friends of Reinstein Woods and the Buffalo Audubon Society are pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Garlic Mustard Challenge, a competition designed to improve habitats in three Western New York nature preserves. 


2 Bridges to be replaced in Clarence

CLARENCE, N.Y. -- After a report released last month said that rural bridges in New York State are among the worst in the country, there are plans in the works to replace two bridges in Clarence.

The Erie County Department of Public Works Highways' Division held a meeting at the Clarence Public Library to discuss the replacement of two bridges crossing Beeman Creek on Salt Road Monday night.

The first bridge is located over Beeman Creek is near the intersection of Salt and Keller Road. The second bridge is just South at Salt Road and Delaware Road.

These two bridges are just a couple of more the more than two-thousand bridges across the state that were considered "structurally deficient."

Cheektowaga Native Rose Rustowicz Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

Cheektowaga Native Rose Rustowicz Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award


Rose Rustowicz, a member of the Maryvale High School Class of 2011 and Rochester Institute of Technology Class of 2015, has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Iceland in physical sciences. This announcement was recently made by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fewer than 2,000 students in the nation receive this prestigious award each year.