Close encounter with insects planned for Bond Lake Park
LEWISTON – The Bond Lake Park Beautification Committee will hold its annual BugFest from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bond Lake Nature Center of Bond Lake Park, on Lower Mountain Road.
Displays of all kinds will offer an up-close view of insects and insect life and help visitors understand the benefits of having insects in our world. Pinned insects will be visible up-close with the aid of lenses and a microscope, and there will be some insects available to the touch.
Weather permitting, a Bug Walk is planned at 2 p,m. through the grasses and shrubs surrounding the Bond Lake Park Nature Center.
During the walk, participants attempt to find and identify as many insects as possible. Walk participants are encouraged to bring “bug jars.” Any insects collected will be released back into the park at the end of the walk.
For more information, visit www.freewebs.com/bondlake or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS JAZZ SERIES
Technical problems cancel final concert for season
Problems with the sound system scuttled the appearance of vocalist Cindy Miller on Sunday during the Buffalo News Summer Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Miller, who has performed with jazz luminaries including Hubert Laws and Chuck Mangione, would have been the season’s final installment of the free five-concert lineup.
Miller had been rescheduled from Aug. 5.
$52,040 targets initiative educating children on safety
Chautauqua County’s Children’s Safety Education Village has been awarded a federal grant totaling $52,040 through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighter’s Grant (AFG) program.
Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, announced the grant recently.
Children’s Safety Village takes a hands-on approach to educating children about fire, street, railroad and other safety issues.
CITY OF LOCKPORT
Rebid for roof replacements reaps savings of $800,000
LOCKPORT – Rebidding the general construction contract for roof replacements at three city-owned buildings had the desired effect – an $800,000 price reduction that brought the project within budgetary limits.
The Common Council recently awarded a $2.02 million contract to Weaver Metal & Roofing of Buffalo to spearhead new the installation of new roofs and upgraded heating and ventilation systems at City Hall and the water and sewer plants.
The city obtained five bids in the do-over after receiving only one, a $2.83 million offer, last month.
The Council hired two Tonawanda companies for associated contracts: Parise Mechanical for mechanical work at $479,000, and Weydman Electric for electrical work at $51,700.
The city borrowed $3.22 million for the roofing projects.