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So Many “ Fair Happenings” on Wednesday

So Many “ Fair Happenings” on Wednesday

Well Fairgoers, Wednesday at the Fair turned out to be one really exciting Fair day for any devoted fairgoer. 

Things started out early by the calendar giveaway.  Any fairgoer attending the Fair on Wednesday had the opportunity to get a “Countdown to the Fair” 2014 calendar.  There was a coupon in the program for the day and all you had to do was cut it out and head down to either The Gift Shop or The Historical Building and pick one up.  For the real fairgoer, what a treat!  It is a 17 month calendar that helps you keep track of just how long it will be until the next fair….the 175th Erie County Fair 2014!  On each one of the months there is a nostalgic fair photo.  It brings back so many memories of fairs gone by and brings a smile to just to look at the pictures and remember back to those days!

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Smartphone App Helps Hamburg Police Locate Missing Person

Hamburg, NY --By the touch of a smart phone, people in the town of Hamburg can get the latest alerts from police letting them know what's happening in the area.

The application called "Code Red" notifies users about everything from a missing person report to nearby construction.

"This takes us right to the area where were we want to send the message out to," Emergency Manager Sean Crotty said.

Crotty showed us how the safety dispatch center can determine who receives the message.

"Ten miles within this circle at the fairgrounds they would get the notification on the mobile app device," Crotty said.

The application proved to be a useful tool Tuesday at the Erie County Fair when a man with special needs became separated from his family. Dispatchers sent out an alert that showed up on about 450 peoples phones who had the application at the fairgrounds..

Nik Wallenda Back in Western New York

The man who walked across Niagara Falls on a high wire was back in Western New York Wednesday.

"When I walked over the Falls, it changed my career. It changed my life for sure, there's no doubting that," says Nik Wallenda.

Wallenda was at the Erie County Fair to scout out locations where he could potentially perform a high wire walk at the fair next year for its 175th anniversary.

Wallenda was also there to help unveil the theme and poster of next years fair as well as start the official countdown.

"As I went on top of that ferris wheel looking out over the fair, my vision would be to walk on top of the entire fair. Right over the midway and up in the grandstand would be the dream," he says.

While still in the very early planning stages, Wallenda's walk at next year's fair would likely be two-hundred feet up in the air from crane to crane and tether-free.

Daniel's Restaurant to Close in September

HAMBURG, N.Y. -- A popular fine dining destination in Hamburg will close next month.

Daniel and Debbie Johengen, the owners of Daniel's Restaurant, are retiring.  Their restaurant, which has been open for 23 years, will serve its last meal on September 14th.

The Johengen's tell 2 On Your Side they've had a wonderful run at their restaurant on Buffalo Street.  They are hoping to sell the property and the business after they retire.

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Join ‘Buddy the Elf’ in Nearby London This Holiday Season

Join ‘Buddy the Elf’ in Nearby London This Holiday Season

 

“Elf,” a very merry musical for the entire family, is coming to nearby London, Ontario’s historic Grand Theatre from Nov. 20 through Jan. 4. 

With its book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chat Beguelin, “Elf” is based upon the popular New Line Cinema film. As a child, William “Buddy” Hobbs mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Years later, Buddy discovers he is human and not an elf at all. He heads off to New York City in search of his father, Walter, but there is a problem: His father is on the naughty list! Buddy is determined to win over his father and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. 

So Many Things to See & Do At The Erie County Fair

So Many Things to See & Do At The Erie County Fair

While exploring the Event Center I came across a booth that really got my attention.  After spending a sizeable amount of money at the Fair, I see this booth that says I might have some “Unclaimed Funds”.  Now what could be better than that?  Spending some cash at the Fair and now maybe being able to find some cash at the Fair!!!

There are computer terminals setup for you to search for funds that might be unclaimed in your name.  They have you type in your last name and then search the database for the information of the unclaimed funds in that name.  You may be the lucky one to actually see your name and address come up.  Unfortunately, on my search of my last name, nothing came up.  I had really hoped that there might be those few dollars (or many dollars) waiting to be claimed by me!!!  Oh well, better luck next time. 

Nik Wallenda to Kick Off Countdown to 175th Erie County Fair Agricultural Society Prepares for 2014’

Nik Wallenda to Kick Off Countdown to 175th Erie County Fair Agricultural Society Prepares for 2014’

Even as roar of the rides and smell of BBQ chicken permeates the current edition of the Erie County Fair, the Erie County Agricultural Society is looking towards the future as they prepare for what is envisioned as the largest Erie County Fair in history. 2014 will mark the 175th Erie County Fair, a major milestone among Fair’s nationwide and for local annual events. The Fair will take place August 6-17, 2014.

To begin this yearlong celebration, famed high wire artist and daredevil Nik Wallenda will appear at an opening press conference where the goals for the upcoming year will be announced as well the unveiling of the 2014 Fair theme and poster. The event is scheduled for 2pm, Wednesday August 14th at the Historical Building on the Fairgrounds.