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Annual ‘Love Everybody 5K Run/Walk’ Honors Young Runner

Annual ‘Love Everybody 5K Run/Walk’ Honors Young Runner

 

Applications are still being accepted for the second annual  “Love Everybody 5K Run and Fun Walk” taking place on Saturday, June 14, at Northwood Elementary School, 250 Northwood Ave., West Seneca. The event is held in memory of Devin Miller, a sixth grade student at Northwood and an avid runner who lost his life in December 2012 after being struck by a car.

Survived by his parents, Eric and Stephanie Miller of West Seneca, and three younger sisters, Devin participated in many sports but his true passion was running with his dad. The entry fee for the June 14 event is $20 for the race, $10 for students 18 and under, and $10 for the walk. 

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East Aurora Readies for 45th Annual Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale

East Aurora Readies for 45th Annual Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale

 

One of East Aurora’s most popular annual events — the Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale — returns on Saturday, July 26, and will feature more than 100 vendors, special guests and numerous fun-filled family activities. Now in its 45th year, the event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Main Street.

Doug Allen, national anthem singer for the Buffalo Sabres, will be joined by the American Legion Post #362 Color Guard to perform the Star-Spangled Banner at 9:45 a.m. Chalk Walk Murals, sponsored by the Town of Aurora Recreation Department, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., while the award-winning Rince Na Tiarna Irish dancers will perform at 10:30 a.m. Unyts will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WNED Premiers the Erie County Fair Documentary

WNED Premiers the Erie County Fair Documentary

I had the honor and privilege of being able to attend the VIP premier of the WNED-TV presentation of the documentary that they produced about the history of the Erie County Fair.  It has been a work in progress and during the 2013 Fair alone, over 120 hours of footage was shot!

The Erie County Fair is a summer staple in the Western New York area. There have been a total of 175 Fairs.  A reason to celebrate as well as a reason for this superb documentary.  They wanted to highlight the Fair from yesterday, 175 Fairs ago, right up until today!!! It was something to just see some of the truly nostalgic moments that the Fair has offered over the years!  The lady Fair attendees from years ago went in long fancy dresses, hats and heels!!  I cannot even imagine….I am doing shorts and sneakers!!

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Lists Full Slate of June Events

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Lists Full Slate of June Events

 

“Timeless,” a members’ group show featuring the work of more than 30 local artists, will highlight a busy month at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca. The exhibit opening will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 13, and will also offer live music by Dana Misenheimer and refreshments.

Kicking off June’s schedule of art classes will be watercolor classes with artist Lynn Jay. Held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday mornings, June 9, 16, 23 and 30, the cost is $80 per participant. 

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Lyme Disease, Your Pets and You

Lyme Disease, Your Pets and You

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Pets are beloved members of the family. With Lyme disease on the rise, pet owners should take precautions when taking their pets, particularly dogs, outdoors in warmer weather.

Lyme disease is contracted through bites from black-legged ticks that have become infected after feeding on infected birds or rodents.

Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival to Feature 80-plus Artisans

Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival to Feature 80-plus Artisans

 

One of Western New York’s favorite annual traditions, the Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28-29 and feature the work of more than 80 juried artisans, including many Roycroft Renaissance Artisans! This family friendly event will take place on the grounds of Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora. 

Comic Con Coming to Nearby London, Ontario

Comic Con Coming to Nearby London, Ontario

 

Comic Con, the popular comic book-themed convention, is making its way to London, Ontario, June 14-15! The event will take place in Centennial Hall, located at 550 Wellington St.

Special guests scheduled to appear at London Comic Con include C. Thomas Howell and Eric Roberts. Howell’s credits include E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, The Outsiders, Criminal Minds and The Amazing Spiderman, while Roberts is best known for his work in The Dark Knight, The Expendables, Heroes and The Best of the Best. More guests are expected to be announced soon.