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Seven Local High Schools to Host Drums Along the Waterfront Corps

Seven Local High Schools to Host Drums Along the Waterfront Corps

 

The top seven drum corps in the world will begin arriving in the very early hours of Sunday, Aug. 3, for the annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event taking place at 7 p.m. that evening at Robert E. Rich, Sr. All-High Stadium, located at 2885 Main St., Buffalo. All of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event. 

“Upon their arrival in Western New York they live a life of luxury,” joked event coordinator Jack Gaylor Jr. “Actually, they will be sleeping on gym floors trying to catch a few hours of sleep before getting up to rehearse all day. Corps are known to practice for up to 10 hours a day in preparation for a big show like the one coming to Buffalo.”

First Annual Art Mart Highlights Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

First Annual Art Mart Highlights Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

 

Art Mart — a unique outdoor arts and crafts supply sale, show and swap — highlights a list of upcoming events at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, artists and crafters will be offering their work for sale at this special one-day event to benefit the gallery’s Art Scholarship Fund.

Artist vendors are invited to sell their extra supplies and artwork during Art Mart, resulting in affordable art supplies for art students and individuals who would like to try a new hobby. For more information, please visit www.etjgallery.com.

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.

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NOCO Express stores raise more than $12,000 for United Way

NOCO Express stores raise more than $12,000 for United Way
Customers and employees from NOCO Express Stores recently donated a total of $12,213 to support the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and several other United Ways in the region. Throughout the month of May, donations of $1, $3 or $5 were collected at all 35 NOCO Express Stores through a paper t-shirt pin up campaign.

 

“This was the first month-long United Way campaign conducted at our NOCO Express Stores and our customers and associates gave generously,” said Michael Newman, executive vice president. “As a family-owned and locally operated company, we are committed to supporting organizations like the United Way in assisting those in need throughout Western New York.”

 

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.

Last Call.....Entries for The Erie County Fair

Last Call.....Entries for The Erie County Fair

Fairgoers....this is your last call for Fair entries for this year's Erie County Fair!  Yes, Fairgoers, if you plan on entering anything into any of the competitions that are going on at the Erie County Fair this year, you only have one more week to get your entries pre-registered on the Fair's website.  Pre-registration must be completed by July 18th.

The best thing to do right now if you plan on entering the competitions is to check out the Fair's website at ecfair.org. and click on competitions.  There are so many categories that you can enter each year, and each year, the list gets bigger and bigger.