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Bases Loaded to Host Signing Event with Dominik Hasek

Bases Loaded to Host Signing Event with Dominik Hasek

 

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, in conjunction with Schwartz Sports and Memorabilia, will be participating in a private signing with Buffalo Sabres legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Dominek Hasek. Items must be ordered or dropped off at Bases Loaded, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga, no later than 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10. The signing will take place in Buffalo during the week of Jan. 11 and Items can be picked up after Jan. 14.

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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Book-signing Event with Rosanne Higgins

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Book-signing Event with Rosanne Higgins

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo will host author Rosanne Higgins for a book-signing event at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.

Born in Enfield, Connecticut, and raised in Buffalo, Higgins has authored two books, “Orphans and Inmates” and “A Whisper of Bones.”

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market will hold its fifth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s upcoming 2015 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 6. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer New ‘Puppy Tales’ Series

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer New ‘Puppy Tales’ Series

 

Dog Ears Bookstore, a nonprofit neighborhood bookstore located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will begin a new series of “Puppy Tales” story time sessions on Friday, Jan. 9.

Open to children ages 2 to 4, Puppy Tales runs from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Fridays for six weeks. Each session includes stories, a craft and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a registration fee of $20, and room for 20 children in the program.

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Winter Market on Hertel to Welcome in the New Year

Winter Market on Hertel to Welcome in the New Year

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, will welcome 2015 when it continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3. The market will run every Saturday through early April.

In addition to The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, vendors taking part in the market on a full 20-week schedule include Alpine Made/First Light Farm & Creamery, Biscotti for Everybotti, Plato Dale Farm, Prudom Farms, Public Espresso & Coffee/BreadHive Worker Cooperative Bakery and White Cow Dairy! Participating on a 10-week rotating schedule are JJ’s Jams, Sandy’s Dandies, Chateau Buffalo, Fetch! Dog Treats and T-Meadow Farm.

Explore Buffalo to Offer History Course, Docent Training, Season Pass

Explore Buffalo to Offer History Course, Docent Training, Season Pass

 

As Explore Buffalo continues to grow in scope and popularity throughout Western New York, the organization, which offers outstanding architectural, history and neighborhood tours, is adding even more local programming! New additions include a five-part history course called Adventures in Buffalo History, and the offering of a new Explore Buffalo Season Pass! The organization is also currently planning a new round of docent training classes beginning in February.

CBP Launches Border Wait Time App

CBP Launches Border Wait Time App

 

Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched a free Border Wait Time app that makes it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. Among its features, the app provides estimated wait times and open lane statuses at land ports of entry. This allows travelers to make better-informed decisions of the time and place they should cross the border. Wait times for pedestrian, passenger and commercial vehicle crossings are broken down by lane type (standard, SENTRI, NEXUS, FAST, Ready Lane, etc.). You can download the app from Apple’s App Store and Google Play.