> CONSUMER NEWS
Lebanon bologna recalled over possible E. coli
Palmyra Bologna Co. of Palmyra, Pa., has recalled about 23,000 pounds of Lebanon bologna because it may be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday.
Most of the recalled bologna probably was consumed weeks or months ago and is no longer on store shelves, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
Some the meat, marketed as Seltzer's Regular Beef Lebanon Bologna, may have been sold in Wegmans stores in Western New York. Company officials said it was packaged in December.
Four people came down with illness blamed on the bologna in North Carolina, New Jersey and Pennsylvania in January and February.
Recalled were six-ounce packages with a best-by date of April 20, 2011; 12-ounce packages with best-by dates of April 20 or April 21; and 16-ounce packages with a best-by date of April 22. All have a lot code of "01351."
Artpark & Company seeks volunteers for summer
LEWISTON -- Artpark & Company Inc. seeks volunteers to help with upcoming summer performances, particularly at Mainstage Concert events and Tuesday in the Park and Coors Light Wednesdays free concerts.
Volunteers are needed to oversee walkways, verify tickets as ushers and as ticket takers and to help with raffles and giveaways and various other tasks.
For more information, contact Bill Geiben at 754-9000, Ext. 103, before April 20. An application form also is on Artpark's website, www.artpark.net, under the "About Us" section.
> NATIONAL FUEL
Group presents petition for hearing on program
Members of the National Fuel Accountability Coalition presented a petition recently in Albany to the state Public Service Commission, calling for a public hearing on the utility's customer-funded Conservation Incentive Program.
The group met with Commissioner Gary Brown, who indicated he would ask National Fuel to meet with the coalition. The coalition, including PUSH and VOICE-Buffalo, has urged more weatherizing of homes to lower customers' heating bills and create jobs.
"Commissioner Brown indicated he would do everything in his power to have a meeting happen, and if not, he would remember it in November when they reevaluate and approve National Fuel's program," said Sarah Gordon, a PUSH member.
David F. Smith, National Fuel's president and CEO, has said previously he would not speak with PUSH.
> BOAT PROJECT
Volunteers being sought to rebuild Scajaquada replica
Volunteers are being sought to help build a replica of the shallop Scajaquada, a fishing boat with two small masts used extensively in Lake Erie in the 1890s.
The signature boat of the Buffalo Maritime Center is currently being doctored by a volunteer crew in the boat shop at 1250 Niagara St. from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. All skill levels are welcome. Drop in or call 881-0111.