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Get Ready For The Erie County Fair NEW FOOD Showdown!!!

Get Ready For The Erie County Fair NEW FOOD Showdown!!!

Love to try the new Fair foods each year?  I know I do, and this year there is a fun little twist to that food sampling.  This year you have a chance to take part in the New Fair Food Showdown!  This is where the new best of the new foods go head to head to determine which one is the best!  And YOU will have the honor of casting your vote for your food favorites! 

Eat your way through the Fair and cast your vote for the BEST NEW FOOD on the Fairgrounds.  Just go to the Fairgrounds Mobile app and vote anytime from August 12-18.  Voting will close on August 18th and the winner will be announced on August 20th!!! 

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PARADES at the Erie County Fair!!!

PARADES at the Erie County Fair!!!

Fairgoers always love a good parade so this year will give you the best again!  As in years past, we will have the opportunity to take in both the Firefighter’s Parade and the Veteran’s Parade at the 176th Erie County Fair.

Mark your calendar now for the Firefighter’s Parade which will take place on Friday, August 14th at 6:30pm in the Gusto Grandstand.  This is the day that the Fair has set aside to celebrate some of WNY’s bravest firefighters!

The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

 

  • Explore Buffalo's historic grain elevator district. This two hour presentation by the  Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.,  aboard the Miss Buffalo II, takes you down the City Ship Canal and through the Buffalo River Grain Elevator District.  
  • The history, architecture, and technology of the grain elevators, flour mills, and other industries on the Buffalo River and City Ship Canal are explained, along with a general history of the Erie Canal, inner harbor area, and more. Photographs, maps and video further enhance this educational experience suitable for all ages.
  • This is the original tour created 30 years ago by the IHC.

Classic Cars, Motorcycles and Emergency Vehicles to Take Center Stage at Annunciation Picnic

Classic Cars, Motorcycles and Emergency Vehicles to Take Center Stage at Annunciation Picnic

 

If you have an interest in classic cars, ride a motorcycle or serve as a first responder, then the annual summer picnic at the Church of the Annunciation in Elma is the place to be the weekend of Aug. 14-16.

Annunciation’s annual Classic Car Cruise Night takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Stop by for a fish fry, check out all the classic vehicles on display and enjoy music by the Boys of Summer from 7 to 11 p.m.

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Planting program proposed for vets in parks


EAST AURORA, NY - A unique agriculture and conservation program which is being promoted for veterans is now in the works at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora.

Paul Cwiklinski, who is a veteran and a hunter, is setting up a half-acre plot of park land with crops planted as a food source for deer, turkey and other wildlife. He says people will be drawn to see the wildlife in the park where no hunting is allowed.

And he hopes veterans will see this as a way to get involved.

"If they're wondering, well, what can I do now, or what is my direction ... with this kind of a project it could stimulate interest in agriculture, wildlife biology, animal husbandry, park service, forestry, or DEC even. There's a myriad of things that they could possibly get into."

Cwiklinski hopes to see the planting program expanded to other state and county parks.

Camper mishap closes part of Route 400 temporarily


EAST AURORA, NY - Route 400 (the Aurora Expressway) was closed in the northbound direction for about an hour Sunday afternoon after a camper being towed by an SUV rolled over. The highway was closed between Olean Road and Maple Road while crews cleared the scene.

Police told us no one was hurt but they didn't release the cause of the accident.

Catholic Charities Breastfeeding Walks, Healthy Baby Festivals set for July 31, Aug. 5

Catholic Charities Breastfeeding Walks, Healthy Baby Festivals set for July 31, Aug. 5

Family fun walks, children’s activities, games, education, community resource tables and prizes are all part of the annual Breastfeeding Walks & Healthy Baby Festivals hosted by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program. The events will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 31 in Delaware Park in Buffalo and on Wednesday, Aug. 5 in Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.

The Buffalo walk and festival will be at the Colvin Avenue and Amherst Street entrance of Delaware Park, and the Niagara Falls event will be held in Hyde Park near the splash pad at Hyde Park Boulevard and Pine Avenue.
All are invited to attend, especially families, caregivers and anyone in support of a healthy start for babies or who would like to learn more about breastfeeding.