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Medical Campus is site for upcoming recycling drive

Green Options Buffalo and Sunnking Electronics Recycling will hold an e-waste and bicycle recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday in the large parking lot across from 640 Ellicott St. on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

People are encouraged to bring used bicycles and bike components as well as old electronics, including televisions, cellphones, laptop computers, MP3 players, communications equipment, servers & IT equipment, printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines and anything with a circuit board to be recycled and reused.

The event is part of the monthlong E-Scrap 4 Camp fundraising campaign to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times.

A percentage of profits based on the net weight of electronics collected and recycled will be donated by Sunnking to Camp Good Days, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges.


Custom license plates being offered by the state

Motorists once again can get a custom license plate bearing the logo of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The state Department of Motor Vehicles recently announced the reintroduction of the plate in time for MS Awareness Week.

The plate was first offered in 2004.

The $25 annual renewal fee for the plate, in addition to the standard registration fee, is given to the New York State Multiple Sclerosis Research Fund to fund research at the state's two pediatric MS centers.

The MS plate is available in both passenger and commercial classes.

It can be ordered online at, by visiting any local DMV office or by calling the DMV Custom Plates Unit at (518) 402-4838 during business hours.


First-edition exhibit focuses on fish books

A current exhibit featuring first editions of books about fish is on display at the Central Library.

"Some Things Fishy in Rare Books: Izaac Walton's Compleat Angler and Other Fish Tales" can be seen through June 16 in the downtown library's Rare Book Room on the main floor, One Lafayette Square.

There will also be four free one-hour lunchtime programs beginning at noon.

On April 20, Meghan Dye of Tifft Nature Preserve will talk on "Tifft Nature Preserve: From Cattail Marsh to Nature Preserve."

On April 27, Thomas Marks of Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council will speak on "Getting the Gold Out of Lake Erie."

The series will continue on May 4 wth Katy Brown of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper discussing "More Than a Fish Fry: Eating From from our Local Waterways. On May 11, fisheries biologist Mike Todd of Environmental Conservation Region 9 will speak about "Fisheries Management and Fishing in Western New York."

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