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Landmarks in WNY, Ontario, Across State to ‘Light it Up for Lymphedema’

Landmarks in WNY, Ontario, Across State to ‘Light it Up for Lymphedema’

Attractions on the United States and Canadian sides of the border will "Light it Up for Lymphedema" between March 6 and 8 in order to shine the light on lymphedema, a chronic swelling that has no cure.

In order to mark March being designated World Lymphedema Month and March 6 being declared World Lymphedema Day, the New York State Chapter of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) has contacted the operators of attractions from Buffalo to Toronto to Albany to request the lighting of buildings, domes, bridges, and waterway in teal -- the color of lymphedema (LE) awareness -- in order to bring attention to the disease. This year, LE&RN also is celebrating its 20th year since its inception in 1998, when it was founded as the Lymphatic Research Foundation.

Chill Out with Winterfest in Town of Tonawanda

Chill Out with Winterfest in Town of Tonawanda

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Department is planning its annual Winterfest, which will be held from Thursday, Jan. 11 to Monday, Jan. 15. The event will feature activities for all ages, including ice skating, hockey games, Zumba, swimming, hayrides, fireworks, and more. Some activities will be free, while others will have fees or a requirement to purchase tickets. Several ticketed activities include: - Wine tasting: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at the Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road. Tickets are $22 each and must be purchased prior to the event at the center or at the Youth, Parks & Recreation office at 299 Decatur Road. Attendees must be 21 or older. - Resurgence Brewing Company beer tasting: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the DFK Pavilion Ice Rink outside Lincoln Arena, Decatur Road. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased at the senior center or the Youth, Parks & Recreation office.

Explore Buffalo Plans Festive Holiday Season Tours

Explore Buffalo Plans Festive Holiday Season Tours

The Buffalo tour season is far from over! Explore Buffalo will take you inside downtown buildings, Blessed Trinity Church, Goldome Bank, St. Mary’s School for the Deaf and even the subway. Three City of Light Bus tours are also offered in December along with the December Spotlight Tour of the new Curtiss Hotel.

Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for all tours. Reservations are required for City of Light bus tour and the Curtiss Hotel Spotlight tour. All credit card payments must be made in advance. Advance reservations with a credit card can be made online until the tour starting time; cash or checks are accepted at the start of the tour. If you make an advance reservation, please print your confirmation email or be prepared to show it on your phone. Most tours are between 90 minutes and two hours in length. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather!

Collectors & Artisans Expo to Benefit Two Local High Schools

Collectors & Artisans Expo to Benefit Two Local High Schools

Two high schools located in Buffalo’s Irish Heritage District will benefit from the second Collectors & Artisans Expo taking place just one week before St. Patrick’s Day in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo.

The Saturday, March 10 event will feature dozens of local vendors and artisans selling a wide variety of merchandise, from antiques, collectibles and memorabilia to unique handcrafted items.

A portion of the proceeds collected at the event — including 100 percent of the $2 admission price — will be donated to Mount Mercy Academy and Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School. The Buffalo Irish Center will also receive a portion of the proceeds.

Eight-week Holiday Market on Bidwell to Open November 25

Eight-week Holiday Market on Bidwell to Open November 25

The eight-week Holiday Market on Bidwell, presented by the Elmwood Village Farmers Market, opens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, inside St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle, Buffalo, just steps away from the outdoor market’s location at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. The market will continue every Saturday through Jan. 13.

The Holiday Market will feature approximately 20 vendors, including local farmers, food producers and artisans offering a wide variety of products. Vendors scheduled to participate include Alpine Made, Barrel & Brine, Biscotti for Everybotti, BreadHive Worker Coop, Butter Block, Carla’s Crumby Creations, Darling Bee, Fetch Dog Treats, Kindred Kreek, Lilly Belle Meads, Native Offerings Farm, Niagara Mushrooms, Plato Dale Farm, Rooted Locally, Victorianbourg Wine Estate and Whimsy Confections.

Local artisans will inspire holiday shopping at 23rd annual Yuletide in the Country Holiday Market

Local artisans will inspire holiday shopping at 23rd annual Yuletide in the Country Holiday Market

Western New Yorkers can grow their holiday spirit while buying local on Dec. 2 and 3 as the 23rd annual Yuletide in the Country Holiday Artisan Market returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This year’s event will feature more than 150 predominately local artists!  

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Annual Roycrofters-At-Large Winter Festival

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Annual Roycrofters-At-Large Winter Festival

Nearly three dozen juried artisans from near and far will come together from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 for the 41st annual Roycroft Winter Festival! This highly anticipated Western New York holiday tradition will take place in East Aurora Middle School, located at 430 Main St. in the village.

The juried artisans, including several Roycroft Artisans and Master Artisans, will offer a wide variety of beautifully handcrafted items. Artisans taking part in the event offer everything from jewelry, wood, clay and books to metal, tile, glass, leather, pottery, sculpture and more.