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For Sustainable Energy Incentives Info: Visit NYBEA at 2014 NY State Fair

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Syracuse, NY. The New York Biomass Energy Alliance/NYBEA has begun expanding its outreach and education program through the recent award of $250,000 in U.S. Forest Service State Wood Energy Team funding. NYBEA is at the 2014 Great New York State Fair in the Center of Progress Building with information on practical incentives available to convert residences and businesses to local, sustainable bioenergy.

The incentives are available from Renewable Heat NY/RHNY, an initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo, providing incentives toward the installed costs of high-efficiency, low-emission wood heating systems, and the NY Green Bank, a state-sponsored investment fund supporting clean energy.

NYBEA Board Chairman Matt McArdle, president of Mesa Reduction Engineering and Processing, based in Auburn, NY, said, ‘The New York Biomass Energy Alliance welcomes the efforts of Renewable Heat NY to catalyze the high-efficiency, low-emission wood heating industry. New York will be a national leader in developing this low-emissions industry and the Alliance will continue to support the momentum that has been building here.’

Evoworld Inc. President Lou Okonski, the host of the RHNY announcement of the first round of incentives on July 29, said, ‘The Governor’s program will give a big boost to bioenergy appliances manufactured in New York State, while helping New York residents and businesses save a substantial amount of money on heating starting this winter.’

To learn more about the first round of RHNY incentives, visit the New York Biomass Energy Alliance at the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority booth in the Center of Progress Building at the Great New York State Fair, visit the NYBEA website at www.newyorkbiomass.org, or call 607-316-3437.



Macedon History Alive! at Books, ETC.

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Aug 26 - Macedon History Alive!: On Tuesday, August 26 at 5:00 PM Macedon History Alive! At Books, ETC. There are many ways to celebrate our history and we now have three wonderful ideas to make this happen. The old, the new and the present are important in this celebration. This meeting is free and open to the public. History Alive! at Books, ETC., 78 W. Main St., Macedon NY. John Cieslinski, 585-474-4115 or email books_etc@yahoo.com.



The Village Players at Books, ETC.

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Aug 25 – The Village Players: On Monday, August 25 at 6:30 PM, The Village Players at Books, ETC. Participants will discuss the formation of a community theater group. This group will need people in all areas of theater—administration, tech, music, marketing and acting. Come and lend your expertise to this new adventure. This event is free and open to the public at Books, ETC., 78 W Main St., Macedon. For more information phone John Cieslinski at 585-474-4116 or email books_etc@yahoo.com.



Get Real-Time Great NY State Fair Weather Data from Buoy in State Park Pond

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24/7 Weather Buoy in the State Fair pond
at 2014 Great New York State Fair.
Syracuse, NY, August 19, 2014.  Throughout the 12-day, August 21-September 1, run of the 2014 Great New York State Fair, a weather buoy equipped with a real-time, 24/7 weather station will broadcast current weather conditions from the permanent reflecting pool that is part of the mini-State Park, operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at the Fair. The link to the buoy data is www.esf.edu/shipwreck.

The ‘cement pond’ at the Fair will also host twice daily, at 2pm and 4pm, demonstrations of a remotely-operated underwater vehicle/ROV by the Great Lakes Research Consortium and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry ESF. Information will be presented on how the high-tech equipment is used to further a science-based understanding of the Great Lakes. 

These new water-based features at the Fair are part of the 2014 Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Signature Exhibit that includes a 30x60-foot tent in the Park at the Fair with:

. videos and 10 interpretive panels with fascinating details and images of shipwrecks in Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Champlain, the Finger Lakes, Lake George and the St. Lawrence River spanning two centuries

. a replica 18th-century bateau from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, an example of a vessel used during the French and Indian War in New York

. artifacts from the H. Lee White Maritime Museum

. scuba-equipped mannequins from National Aquatics Service showing how diving gear has evolved since the 1950s.

. daily 11am-1pm, a Treasure Chest for youngsters under 12 to dig into, and

. Coastie, the talking safety boat mascot of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Nearby, the New York Sea Grant Launch Steward Program and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will have the 10-foot ‘mouse boat’ that is the 2014 New York Sea Grant Discover Clean and Safe Boating education vessel on exhibit. Stewards and Auxiliary representatives will be educating visitors about safe boating and diving and how boaters can use the easy Clean/ Drain/Dry watercraft inspection method to help slow the spread of aquatic invasive species.

‘A great deal of the history of New York State can be found underwater and we are pleased to help share some of that history with the people of the state. This will be an exciting and stimulating exhibit. I urge everyone to make time to visit it. You will learn something surprising!’ said State Fair Acting Director Troy Waffner.

‘New York state is home to some of the most important and historically-significant shipwrecks in America. The State Fair exhibit will educate visitors about some of this history that took place right in our own backyards,” said New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist and Great Lakes Research Consortium Associate Director Dave White.

New York Sea Grant and the Great New York State Fair developed the Great Shipwrecks of NY’s Great Lakes Signature Exhibit in partnership with the Great Lakes Research Consortium, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, H. Lee White Marine Museum, Great Lakes Seaway Trail, and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Exhibit funding is from a federal National Scenic Byway grant obtained for promoting the 518-mile-long Great Lakes Seaway Trail region by the late tourism leader Teresa Mitchell.

Find more information on the Great New York State Fair at http://www.nysfair.org and on the Shipwrecks exhibit at www.nyseagrant.org/shipwreck.



Wellness and Health at Books, ETC.

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Aug 25 – Wellness and Health: On Sunday, August 25 at 4:00 PM, Wellness and Health at Books, ETC. Participants meet to discuss foods, health products and activities that promote healing. We are focusing on fibromyalgia. The idea of the discussion is to encourage people to choose the best elements that will keep them healthy and happy. This program is free and open to the public. We will meet at Books, ETC., 78 W Main St., Macedon. If you have any questions, please respond by email books_etc@yahoo.com or phone John Cieslinski at 585-474-4116.



Family Festival at Lock 30 Sunday, August 24

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Aug 24 – Family Festival: On Sunday, August 24 from 9 AM to 4 PM, Family Festival at Lock 30 in the village of Macedon. This festival is sponsored by Everybody Rides Therapeutic Riding Program. There will be food, breakfast and lunch, games designed for children of all ages. Game tokens are twenty five cents and 10 for two dollars. Our local Sasquatch will be on hand to play games with the children and take pictures. Join us for a wonderful time for children and adults. Lock 30 in the Village of Macedon. For more information, email books_etc@yahoo.com.



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