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Hockey Fans Heading to London for 11-day FanFest Event

Hockey Fans Heading to London for 11-day FanFest Event

 

Celebrating the Ontario Hockey League and the Hockey Hall of Fame showcase, Downtown London FanFest in nearby London, Ontario, is the perfect way for fans and athletes on both sides of the border to celebrate Canada’s national pastime!

An 11-day celebration taking place from May 15-25, FanFest is free, open to the public and will run daily around Budweiser Gardens and Covent Garden Market Square. Activities will include an interactive PlayStation gaming experience, a CHL creative zone with a theatre-style environment showcasing a video tribute to the Canadian Hockey League, as well as an OHL-themed Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit with interactive hockey games for all to enjoy.  

May is Full of Special Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

May is Full of Special Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will be a popular place during the month of May, with several special events filling the calendar.

May charges out of the gate with a Kentucky Derby Spring Hat Luncheon & Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3. Festivities will include a delicious meal, auction, fashion show, hat contest and much more. The basket auction will start at 11 a.m., with lunch served at noon. Tickets are just $25 and are available by calling BNHV at 689-1440 or online at www.bnhv.org.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 10

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 10

 

Several new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends held in partnership with the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will highlight the 2014 season at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 10, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 29. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

Please note that the market will begin the season on the east side of Elmwood Avenue, directly across the street from its usual location. The move is expected to be temporary and is due to lawn maintenance.

Drums Along the Waterfront Announces New Venue; Tickets Now Available

Drums Along the Waterfront Announces New Venue; Tickets Now Available

The popular Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions drum corps event returns to Western New York on Sunday, Aug. 3, at a new venue! Tickets are now available for this musical spectacle, taking place at the University at Buffalo football stadium.

“Due to the major renovation project taking place at Ralph Wilson Stadium, we’ll be moving back to the University at  Buffalo where we held successful competitions in both 2003 and 2007,” said event organizer Jack Gaylord Jr. “We need the right setting and stage for the greatest corps in the world and the many thousands of fans who will be cheering them on, and the University at Buffalo can accommodate all of our needs.”

Cultural Attractions Collaborate to Create Seven-stop ‘Passport’ Event in Erie and Niagara Counties

Cultural Attractions Collaborate to Create Seven-stop ‘Passport’ Event in Erie and Niagara Counties

 

Seven Erie and Niagara County cultural attractions are teaming up to present a collaborative weekend, May 8-10, enabling guests to visit all seven locations for one low price. “History in Your Backyard” participants will receive a commemorative “passport” that will be stamped at each attraction. The passport will also contain discounts for numerous local restaurants.

Additionally, participants who visit and receive a stamp at each site will be entered into  a drawing to win a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls courtesy of Rainbow Air Helicopter Rides! Participants will also be entered to win a gift basket from each participating attraction. Details will be available at each location.

Land Conservancy to Host Wildflower Hike at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve

Land Conservancy to Host Wildflower Hike at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve

Spring is finally here and the Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting a wildflower hike at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve to celebrate its arrival. The hike will take place on Saturday, May 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Niagara Escarpment Preserve is a 36-acre property on Leete Road in Lockport, protected by the Land Conservancy in 2011. It is rich in flora and fauna because of its location on the Niagara Escarpment, a unique rock formation that extends 750 miles across Ontario and into Wisconsin. 

Groups Receive Grants to Help Families

Groups Receive Grants to Help Families

In addition to her strong faith, Audrey E. Bennett’s top priority in life was her family. It was only fitting then that a memorial fund was established and will support efforts designed to sustain and assure strong families.

On Monday, three grants were awarded from the Audrey E. Bennett Family Support Center Fund, with awards going to the Sweet Home Family Support Center, the Lancaster Family Support Center and the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo and Erie County.

Robert Bennett and his children, Maurine Bennett Fatkowski and Andrew Bennett, expressed their deep appreciation for the many donors to the fund, which they hope will continue to grow.

Catholic Charities and the United Way also have been partners in the fund and were represented at Monday’s presentation.