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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.

 

The Belle Center Appoints Lucy A. Candelario As Executive Director

The Belle Center Appoints Lucy A. Candelario As Executive Director
The Belle Center Appoints Lucy A. Candelario As Executive Director

After a year without a permanent Executive Director, The Belle Center looks to a familiar face to steer the community agency into new phases of growth.

Legislator Dixon visits site of Eagle Scout project to honor youth’s achievement

Legislator Dixon visits site of Eagle Scout project to honor youth’s achievement

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon presented a proclamation to Matthew J. Shelvay of Hamburg in recognition of his hours of dedication and hard work to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. The County proclamation was given to Shelvay on July 24 at the Hoover Road Park Shelter, which he and his crew of volunteers refurbished for his Eagle Scout project.

The Fairgrounds Starts to Come Alive!!!!

The Fairgrounds Starts to Come Alive!!!!

Well Fairgoers, the Erie County Fairgrounds is starting to come alive.   Now is the time that people competing in different categories start to take in their entries.   I had entries to take that I had entered in the Creative Arts category.  The building that houses all your entries is located in the back section of what used to be the old gaming building.  For those that have never entered the competitions, you would never believe all the activity and all the people that come to take part in all of it!  The folks that take care of getting your entry stubs and take your entries do such a great job.  They are totally organized and make it all a fun process.  Now all of us that have made crafts or crocheted afghans or taken photos just have to wait until opening day to see if that coveted blue ribbon is attached to what we have made.  And if it is not a blue ribbon, any color will do for me!!  I take pride in what I have done, and