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Drums Along the Waterfront to Offer Free Shuttle Bus Service

Drums Along the Waterfront to Offer Free Shuttle Bus Service

 

First Student will provide free shuttle bus service from two locations for the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event taking place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, according to event organizer Jack Gaylord Jr. Featuring the top seven drum corps in the world, the event will take place at Robert E. Rich, Sr. All-High Stadium, 2885 Main St., Buffalo.

Free Concert, Scottish Festival Among August Highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Free Concert, Scottish Festival Among August Highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Four fun-filled events, including a concert by the Amherst Symphony Orchestra and the extremely popular Scottish Festival — are among the August highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

Guest are invited to enjoy the sweet sounds of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. Light snacks and refreshments will be available, and the event will take place rain or shine. The concert is free and open to the public, and guests are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, chairs and blankets for their comfort.

Annunciation Church to Host Annual Summer Picnic, Alumni Event

Annunciation Church to Host Annual Summer Picnic, Alumni Event

The annual Annunciation Church Picnic, a fun- and music-filled family event featuring great food, kids’ activities, raffles, live entertainment, specialty booths and much more, will take place Aug. 15-17 on the parish grounds at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma. In addition, Saturday, Aug. 16, will be Alumni Day at the picnic, and all alumni of Annunciation School are invited to participate in long-day festivities.

The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, with a delicious fish fry, a Classic Car Cruise Night from 6 to 9 p.m. and music by Hit ’n Run from 7 to 11 p.m.

Exciting Grand Theatre Lineup Includes Talent Ranging from Elvis to Shrek

Exciting Grand Theatre Lineup Includes Talent Ranging from Elvis to Shrek

 

The beautiful and historic Grand Theatre in nearby London, Ontario, recently released its 2014-15 Mainstage Season schedule, and theatre lovers across Canada and the U.S. will have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of a terrific lineup!

Kicking off the season from Oct. 14 through Nov. 1 is Blue Suede Shoes: The King, The Colonel, The Memories, featuring world champion Elvis impersonator Roy LeBlanc. Next up is Shrek The Musical, offering a perfectly fun way for all ages to celebrate the holiday season. Shrek opens on Nov. 18 and continues through Dec. 8.

Smart Ways to Make the Most of Summer with Your Pets

Smart Ways to Make the Most of Summer with Your Pets

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

With warmer weather now here, it's time to get smart about making the most of summer with your pet. To keep pets energetic and active during the summer months, take a proactive approach to protecting them from health hazards.

Understanding Heat-triggered Pet Threats

Catholic Charities Awarded $100,000 Grant from Ralph C. Wilson Foundation

Catholic Charities Awarded $100,000 Grant from  Ralph C. Wilson Foundation

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a $100,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation to support case management service coordination for military members and their families throughout the eight counties of Western New York. The grant reflects a commitment of $100,000 over the next three years.

The Ralph C. Wilson Foundation provides support to charitable and educational purposes with a mission to support non-profit organizations that make a tangible positive impact on people's lives.

Catholic Charities sought the funds in its effort to ensure that the organization is responding to the needs of the many current and past military members and their families in our communities. A Vision Military committee was begun more than a year ago and this support will help to further the group’s goal that clients and the community see Catholic Charities as responsive to the needs of servicemen and servicewomen.

Dispelling Three Myths Can Lead to Better Care for Your Dog

Dispelling Three Myths Can Lead to Better Care for Your Dog

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Your furry pal is your best friend in the world and there's nothing you wouldn't do for him or her. In fact, many people go above and beyond for their dogs. A recent Western Financial Group study showed that six in 10 individuals always buy their pet a birthday or Christmas present – and nearly one in three consider their dog to be a family member.