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Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions Set for Aug. 2

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions Set for Aug. 2

 

Eight of the top drum corps in the world will visit Western New York on Sunday, Aug. 2, for the annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions taking place at 7 p.m. in Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. Scheduled to compete at the event are the Blue Devils, Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment, Blue Stars, Santa Clara Vanguard, Cavaliers, Bluecoats and Cadets!

“After a one-year hiatus from ‘The Ralph’ due to stadium renovations, we are pleased to be back,” said Jack Gaylord Jr., organizer of the musical event. “The stadium has a rich history, not only in name but for hosting drum corps events, as three Drum Corps International World Championships and four Drums Along the Waterfront events have taken place at the Orchard Park facility.

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Explore Buffalo Plans ‘Wright by the River’ Special Event

Explore Buffalo Plans ‘Wright by the River’ Special Event

 

“Wright by the River,” a unique special event offered by Explore Buffalo, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Fontana Boathouse, 1 Rotary Row, Buffalo.

Participants will enjoy a midsummer evening at the Fontana Boathouse with live music, wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres as the sun sets on Lake Erie and the Niagara River. The Fontana Boathouse is one of the best places in Western New York to watch the sunset. Throughout the evening, the Buffalo Maritime Center will offer short cruises on the Black Rock Channel aboard the Electra. Also open to tour will be the historic West Side Rowing Club, adjacent to the Fontana Boathouse.

FREE Erie County Fair Phone App!!! Download it NOW!!!

FREE Erie County Fair Phone App!!! Download it NOW!!!

Attention Fairgoers!!!  Grab your cell phones right now......and download your FREE Fairgrounds App!!!  Have an Apple?  Have an Android??  Have a Kindle Fire device?  Well, then you are in luck!!  With this great app, you will be able to keep the Fairgrounds right in your pocket! And not only for the Fair, but this app will have you covered from the Fair, Hamburg Gaming, Buffalo Raceway, to Year Round Events and the Festival of Lights!  This has to be the coolest FREE app around for Fair time!!

NOCO Express stores raise $20,000 for United Way

NOCO Express stores raise $20,000 for United Way
NOCO Express stores, its customers, and employees raised $20,000 to support the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and several other United Ways in the region. Throughout the month of June, donations of $1, $3 or $5 were collected at all 36 NOCO Express stores through a paper t-shirt pin up campaign.  

 

“In only two years of conducting a month-long in-store campaign, our customers have generously donated more than $32,000 to support United Way programs and organizations right here in the Western New York community,” Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express.

 

"NOCO is a wonderful community partner," said Michael Weiner, United Way president and CEO. "We are grateful not only to the company for their commitment to our community, but to their customers who once again stepped up and made a difference this year through their generosity."

 

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This August, Explore Buffalo by Foot, Bus, Bike or Water

This August, Explore Buffalo by Foot, Bus, Bike or Water

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an exciting lineup of August tours and events. 

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Support Classes for Caregivers to be Offered at Annunciation

Support Classes for Caregivers to be Offered at Annunciation

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a series of six weekly classes aimed at assisting persons who provide care for ailing relatives or friends, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 21 in Selbert Hall at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma.   

The frustration, depression and even anger that affect those helping an aged parent or incapacitated spouse can cloud decision-making, upset all other relationships and impact the health of the caregiver. That is what Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a national program developed by Legacy Health Systems (Portland, Oregon) and Stanford University, addresses.

‘Funktastic Friday’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Center

‘Funktastic Friday’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Center

 

“Funktastic Friday,” a musical fundraiser to benefit the Matt Urban Center, will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo. Entertainment will be provided by Smackdab and Randle and the Late Night Scandals.