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A Must See At the Erie County Fair-Agriculture Discovery Center

A Must See At the Erie County Fair-Agriculture Discovery Center
Fairgoers, there is one place that you need to check out on your day at the Erie County Fair!  And that place is the new building, the Agriculture Discovery Center.  It is located behind the Fair Offices, where the old barns were, taking the place of the old Ag-Experience and other livestock barns.  This is a 60,000 square foot facility that offers fairgoers of all ages the opportunity to learn about agriculture and livestock in an interactive way.  You might want to know what you can see and do here.  Well here goes....there is calf feeding, a chick hatchery, a Combine Harvester Simulator, a Farm Focus Room, Milkable Mable and the new robotic milker, a milking parlor, the Moo-Ternity Ward, the new Harvest Theater, a blacksmith,and the new Moo U Livestock Barn Tours. So, is that list of things enough for you to see and do???  You bet, taking advantage of all the things that are offered in that building will pr

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Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

A fitness initiative for individuals with disabilities and specialized instruction for trainers will be offered at Daemen College through a $50,000 Inclusive Fitness Field-Related Grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC). Daemen is one of only three organizations statewide to receive the grant, which is renewable for an additional two years based on the program’s success.

“We are very excited about this project and grateful to the DDPC for providing the funding for such an important endeavor,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “With this grant, Daemen can have a real impact on promoting regular exercise as a key element to a healthy lifestyle among individuals with disabilities.”

12-year-old falls from ride at Erie County Fair


HAMBURG, N.Y.- A 12-year-old girl fractured her arm after falling about 10 feet from the Sky Flyer ride at the Erie County Fair Wednesday night around 5:30.

Ride operators believe the girl wasn't properly secured, and boarded the ride at a time when the person checking the straps didn't see her. They also say there was no mechanical error involved in the incident.

"As it lifted up, the young lady that was injured attempted to hold onto the ride and was raised to [about 10 feet] and then let go and we don't exactly know how she sustained the arm injury," Jim Strates, director of operations said.

The Sky Flyer is a tall tower swing ride and stops 10 feet up at first so that the operator can do another visual check before it goes all the way up to 80 feet and starts spinning around.

UFC Fan Experience Plans Stop in Nearby London

UFC Fan Experience Plans Stop in Nearby London

 

UFC fans are invited to take part in a one-day community event when the Ultimate Fighting Championship brings its UFC Experience to nearby London, Ontario, on Saturday, Aug. 30. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Covent Garden Market Square, located at 130 King St.

The goal of the tour is to educate, energize and engage fans on the sport of mixed martial arts and the UFC. It features a fun and interactive fan zone offering fans a chance to pose with a UFC championship belt. Spectators can also test their skills at the fitness challenge and enjoy autograph sessions with UFC fighters. The event will also include an exclusive viewing party that evening of a global pay-per-view event — UFC 177!

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Ultimate Fairgoers Reunite for the 175th Erie County Fair

Ultimate Fairgoers Reunite for the 175th Erie County Fair

This has been a great year for the 175th Erie County Fair and for the Ultimate Fairgoers it has been an equally great year!  This year we were able to reunite to almost perfect attendance!  And we were also welcoming into our elite fold the newest Ultimate, Sandy Kistka.  Yes, Sandy is Ultimate Fairgoer 2014!!

Sandy was selected as the newest Ultimate Fairgoer based on all the nominations that she received from family and friends.  And nominations they were!  She loves the Fair and has come every day so far, and I am sure that I will see her every day until that very last, sad day....final day of the Erie County Fair!  And I must say, that she has loved every minute of her "moment of fame".  Seems to me that one of favorite things of being this Ultimate person, is riding in the daily Hometown Parade.  Wave at the crowds, smile, throw out some Fair bracelets, and just love every minute of being the current Ultimate Fairgoer.

Catch the Hometown Parade at The Erie County Fair

Catch the Hometown Parade at The Erie County Fair

Fairgoers, one thing that you need to see at the Fair this year, is the Hometown Parade.  It is being sponsored by WBBZ and has quite the lineup this year!

The Hometown Parade begins each Fair day at 4PM.  The daily parade winds its way nearly one mile through the Fairgrounds, featuring bands, floats, clowns and more.  Led by the ever popular Pepsi Band, the parade will start from behind the National Grid Family Entertainment Complex and finish its run at Gate 6.  This year the parade runs in exact reverse from previous years.  Each day different hitches will be featured and on select days you may even be able to see the Clydesdales.

Daemen Associate Athletic Director Named to 30 Under Thirty

Daemen Associate Athletic Director Named to 30 Under Thirty

Jessica Gorski , associate athletic director for sport administration at Daemen College, has been named a class of 2014 honoree in Buffalo Business First’s 30 Under Thirty. The annual program recognizes young professionals in Western New York who are performing at high levels in the early stages of their careers, both at work and in the community. She will be honored with the rest of the 2014 class at a cocktail party and awards ceremony from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the USS Little Rock at the Naval and Military Park in Buffalo.

"I am honored to have been selected for the 2014 Buffalo Business First 30 Under Thirty class," Gorski said. "I have been presented with a variety of opportunities at Daemen where I have the pleasure of working among highly talented colleagues from the department of athletics as well as other divisions. I have enjoyed these opportunities as a learning experience and a form of professional growth."