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Heritage Village to Host Spooktacular Halloween Event

Heritage Village to Host Spooktacular Halloween Event

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will once again host its annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat event on Oct. 25 and 26, and it promises to be a ghostly good time!

A safe and gently spooky outdoor event for children ages 3 to 12, this popular event attracts nearly 3,000 costumed visitors each year. With paid admission, children and adults can experience 10 Halloween-decorated historic buildings set on 35 beautiful acres while participating in themed activities on village grounds.

Western New York Land Conservancy Launches New Member Drive

Western New York Land Conservancy Launches New Member Drive

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, a regional, not-for-profit land trust formed in 1991 to work with families, communities and farmers to permanently protect the region's most important forests, meadows and farms for future generations to enjoy, is holding a new member drive. 

 “By becoming a member, you will receive the Land Conservancy’s newsletter, invitations to special events and hikes at our preserves, and updates on conservation issues specific to our region,” said Executive Director Nancy Smith. “But most importantly, your membership will support our transformative land conservation work.”

Hamburg Hosts 6th Annual Oktoberfest

Hamburg Hosts 6th Annual Oktoberfest

HAMBURG, NY – The Hamburg Oktoberfest Committee is pleased to present our 6th Authentic Oktoberfest Festival again this year, held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Memorial Park in the Village of Hamburg, emceed by 2 On Your Side's Andy Parker.

Please join us on September 14th from 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM at this beloved community event which is open to the public. A German Car Show, Amateur Beer Making Competition, German Music and Folk Dancing, as well as Authentic German Good, Beer, and Wine will all be part of the festivities! This year’s event will feature music by: “Buffalo’s BIG German Band” and the “Auslanders”.

Friends of Harmony Welcomes Clarence Resident as Youngest Barbershop Singer

Friends of Harmony Welcomes Clarence Resident as Youngest Barbershop Singer

When you think of a Barbershop Quartet, you may think of four elderly men standing on a street corner serenading their sweetheart with a verse of "Sweet Adeline" . Well, the Friends of Harmony broke that stereotype as they welcomed young Blaise Lucciano of Clarence as the latest member of their award-winning male barbershop chorus on Monday evening, August 26th. Blaise, a lead singer, just turned 10 which makes him the youngest barbershopper in the international Barbershop Harmony Society. Older brother Rocco, 11, has sung tenor with the chorus since 2012 and was given the honor of presenting Blaise with his certificate and membership pin.

Hogs and Heroes, Vets HERD Plan Motorcycle Run

Hogs and Heroes, Vets HERD Plan Motorcycle Run

The Hogs and Heroes NY Chapter Three Foundation, in cooperation with Vets HERD, will hold its annual Ride for Heroes Motorcycle Poker Run on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Eden VFW Post 8265,  2551 March Road, Eden. The $20 fee will afford attendees the opportunity to enjoy an 85-mile journey through the Southern Tier with stops in Gowanda, Ellicottville and Springville before returning to Eden.

Entertainment will begin at 3 p.m. with The Little Lewis Band followed by Widow Maker, and the event will be catered by Krolicks. Vendors, raffles and a 50/50 split also will be available.

Based in Lancaster, the mission of Vets HERD is to ensure that no veteran or service member is forgotten upon returning from duty while rallying for the resources that our country’s heroes deserve. Hogs and Heroes Chapter Three meets in Hamburg and supports public safety and military groups as well as wounded warriors.

A Benefit for Ava to Take Place Sunday, August 25 for Local Four Year Old Who Suffers From HLH

A Benefit for Ava to Take Place Sunday, August 25 for Local Four Year Old Who Suffers From HLH

When four year-old Ava Pannozzo of Lewiston began running a fever just after Easter this year, Ida Maria (Colangelo) Pannozzo assumed that her daughter had contracted a typical childhood virus.  As the fevers continued, however, the family’s pediatrician sent them to Women and Children’s Hospital for further testing.  “When the doctor told me to report to Children’s, I packed for three days, because I had a feeling we weren’t coming home for a little while,” Ida recalls.

Legislator Mills to Host 7th Annual Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser at Orchard Park Library on Aug. 16

 Legislator Mills to Host 7th Annual Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser at Orchard Park Library on Aug. 16

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills announces that the 7th annual Orchard Park Public Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at the library, 4570 Buffalo St., Orchard Park. Sahlen’s hot dogs will be sold for $1 and Italian sausage for $2; both meals include a bottle of spring water. The event is held rain or shine.

 

The fundraiser will also feature a performance by the Doug the Bubbleman from 1 to 2 p.m. One of the library’s most popular programs, Doug entertains and amazes with his sleight of hand bubble magic.

 

“The Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser has become a great summer tradition with good food and entertainment. Please plan to stop by, all proceeds support the library,” said Legislator Mills.