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Second Annual Lake Erie Pub Crawl Brings Labatt Blue; Waterfront Together

Second Annual Lake Erie Pub Crawl Brings Labatt Blue; Waterfront Together

On Sunday, May 18 from noon to 5 p.m., Labatt Blue joins local restaurant owners to host the second annual Lake Erie Pub Crawl.

            For $15, adults 21 and over can participate in the pub crawl, which will make stops at select restaurants and bars along Lake Erie. Water taxis will travel to Templeton Landing, The Hatch, Liberty Hound, Swannie House and Dug’s Dive, picking up and dropping off passengers. Queen City Ferry, Spirit of Buffalo and the Moondance also will provide waterfront transportation.

Lemon Tree Gift Shop Hosts Giveback Event for Catholic Charities

Lemon Tree Gift Shop Hosts Giveback Event for Catholic Charities

The Lemon Tree Gift Shop in Orchard Park will host a Catholic Charities of Buffalo Giveback Event on Thursday, June 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. Customers will benefit from a 10 percent discount on all regular priced items and Catholic Charities will receive 10 percent of the event’s sales.

The Lemon Tree Gift Shop is located at 6576 East Quaker St., Route 20A, and refreshments will be served.
Kim Bathrick, co-owner with her sister Alisa Seeley, said she appreciates an opportunity to give back to help the community that supports their business.

“We are happy to support local charities and this is just another way we can be out there helping our neighbors in need. Why not do what we can to help?” Bathrick said.

Sister Mary McCarrick, Catholic Charities diocesan director, expressed her appreciation for the event.

Become a Trusted Traveler in Time for Peak Travel Season

Become a Trusted Traveler in Time for Peak Travel Season

 

As the weather finally begins to change and vacation plans become finalized, the global peak travel season begins. Whether enjoying the many sights and sounds of our neighbors to the north or south, or taking a trip around the world, shortening travel delays by becoming a trusted traveler is a great way to ensure a smooth vacation.  Customs and Border Patrol offer multiple Trusted Traveler Programs to fit the needs of many types of travelers.  

NEXUS: Travel between the United States and Canada

Erie County Fair Announces the “Wallenda Walk” for Aug.10th & BPO Concert on Opening Day!

Erie County Fair Announces the “Wallenda Walk” for Aug.10th & BPO Concert on Opening Day!

Hear Yea…Hear Yea…..Fairgoers……Have you heard the latest from our friends out at the Erie County Fairgrounds???  The one…the only….the high wire daredevil, Nik Wallenda is coming to the Fairgrounds on Sunday, August 10th.  Mark your calendars right NOW….you can’t miss this event to help celebrate the 175th Erie County Fair!!

Runners Can Avoid Common Injuries by Being Proactive About Their Fitness

Runners Can Avoid Common Injuries by Being Proactive About Their Fitness

 

It's the start of running season again! Locally, we have the Buffalo Marathon on May 25, Tough Mudder July 12-13, and numerous 5Ks and other runs throughout the summer.

With an increase in running comes an increase in running injuries. According to Runner's World, the seven most common running-related injuries are:

• Runner's knee or Patellofemoral pain syndrome

• Achilles tendinitis

• Hamstring issues

Vatican upholds WNY parochial school closings


The Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education on Thursday upheld Buffalo Catholic Bishop Richard Malone's decision to close St. Bernadette School in Orchard Park, St. Francis of Assisi in Tonawanda and St. Mary of the Lake School in Hamburg.

The bishop said in a statement that he is relieved with the ruling, and that his decision was based on extensive research and analysis.

Bishop Malone issued the following statement:

I am relieved that the Congregation for Catholic Education has upheld my decision, which was based on extensive research and analysis. It reinforces the authority of the diocesan bishop to make decisions of this nature and reflects my obligation as bishop to take into consideration all Catholic education in Western New York when determining the reconfiguration of our Catholic elementary schools.

‘Summer in the City’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Human Services Center

‘Summer in the City’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Human Services Center

 

“Summer in the City,” a fundraising event to benefit the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY, will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo.

Headlining the event will be local band Hotel Bravo. The event will also feature “Buffalo’s first lip sync contest,” according to event organizers.