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Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to Honor Legends of the Game

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to Honor Legends of the Game

Now that the warmer months are upon us, “Play ball” is being heard at baseball parks across North America. And if you just can’t get enough of America’s favorite pastime, you may want to head north of the border for very special baseball event taking place on June 28 in nearby London, Ontario.

Spend a Day with the World-Renowned Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps

Spend a Day with the World-Renowned Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps

Imagine yourself standing in the middle of Jim Ball Stadium on Erie Community College South campus with 150 of the world’s most talented musical athletes, learning what it takes to perform at the highest level. On June 27, Western New York youth and adults alike will have the chance to do this and more with world-renowned drum corps, The Cadets.

Music is Cool, hosted by The Cadets, and presented by Drum Corps International in cooperation with Drums Along the Waterfront and Erie Community College, returns the finest in music and marching educational programming to Western New York. Participants will experience everything from warm-up to sectional rehearsal to a “show-and-tell session” with the corps.

Jacobs Urges Area Golf Courses to Offer Veteran Discounts

Jacobs Urges Area Golf Courses to Offer Veteran Discounts

Asks them to consider joining Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card Program

Erie County, NY – In an effort to make a round of golf a bit more affordable for Erie County’s Veterans, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs sent a letter to all the area golf courses, including the two owned and operated by Erie County, asking that they consider participating in the Clerks’ “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card Program by offering a discount to County veterans.

“Many of the over 60,000 veterans in Erie County are avid golfers,” said Clerk Jacobs. “With the tough financial times and many vets on fixed incomes, even a small discount for veterans could go a long way to allow our vets to keep swinging their clubs.”

‘Love Everybody 5K Walk/Run’ to Remember Young Runner

‘Love Everybody 5K Walk/Run’ to Remember Young Runner

 

Applications are still being accepted for the “Love Everybody 5K Walk/Run” taking place on Saturday, June 15, at Northwood Elementary School, 250 Northwood Ave., West Seneca. The event is being held in memory of Devin Miller, a sixth grade student at Northwood and an avid runner who lost his life in December 2012 after being struck by a car.

3rd Annual Ed Krieger Memorial Golf Tournament Tees Off On Saturday, June 1st at Cardinal Hills

3rd Annual Ed Krieger Memorial Golf Tournament Tees Off On Saturday, June 1st at Cardinal Hills

More than 85 local golfers set to raise money for New Directions Youth and Family Services and to create a the Ed Krieger Memorial Scholarship

 

WHO:              Friends and family of Ed Krieger

                        New Directions Youth and Family Services

                        More than 85 local golfers

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

Niagara Falls Park receives another installment of $125,000 extreme makeover

In what has become something of a rite of spring, more than 50 National Grid employees returned to Gill Creek Park in Niagara Falls to continue efforts to beautify and transform this popular public park and community asset into one of Niagara County’s most picturesque and useful green spaces.  This is the fourth time in five years that National Grid volunteers have worked with city and neighbor organizations on projects in the park. 

JACOBS MAKES BOATER’S SAFETY GUIDE AVAILABLE AT CLERK'S OFFICE

JACOBS MAKES BOATER’S SAFETY GUIDE AVAILABLE AT CLERK'S OFFICE

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced that the New York State Boater’s Guide is now available through his office. The guidebook is made possible by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The guide provides a summary of the more important laws, registration and training requirements, as well as suggested safety information governing recreational boating within New York State.

“Just like there are ‘rules of the road’ for vehicles, there are ‘rules of the waterway’ that govern the safe maneuvering of watercrafts”, said County Clerk Jacobs. “I encourage all recreational boaters and jet skiers to know the risks, learn the rules and be prepared before taking the helm this boating season.”