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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market will hold its fifth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s upcoming 2015 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 6. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

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Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer New ‘Puppy Tales’ Series

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer New ‘Puppy Tales’ Series

 

Dog Ears Bookstore, a nonprofit neighborhood bookstore located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will begin a new series of “Puppy Tales” story time sessions on Friday, Jan. 9.

Open to children ages 2 to 4, Puppy Tales runs from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Fridays for six weeks. Each session includes stories, a craft and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a registration fee of $20, and room for 20 children in the program.

Competitors Sought for Annunciation’s Chili Cook-off

Competitors Sought for Annunciation’s Chili Cook-off

 

The Youth Faith Formation Department at Annunciation Church in Elma will host a Chili Cook-off beginning at noon Sunday, Jan. 25, in Selbert Hall, 7580 Clinton St.

There is no entry fee for cook-off competitors, but all cooks must bring enough chili to offer 40 sample portions. Chili should be delivered to Selbert Hall behind Annunciation Church between 11 and 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 25. A prize will be awarded to the winning chili entry.

Serious accident outside of East Aurora


TOWN OF WALES, NY – A woman was ejected from her vehicle after hitting a guard rail on Big Tree Road (Route 20a), just east of East Aurora on Christmas night. Erie County Sheriff's Office deputies say the vehicle had flipped over and was on fire when they arrived at about 7 p.m.

The 70-year-old driver was taken to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight where she is listed in critical condition.

A dog in the car was turned over to Holland Dog Control.

There is no word on a possible cause as deputies continue to investigate.


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Explore Buffalo to Offer History Course, Docent Training, Season Pass

Explore Buffalo to Offer History Course, Docent Training, Season Pass

 

As Explore Buffalo continues to grow in scope and popularity throughout Western New York, the organization, which offers outstanding architectural, history and neighborhood tours, is adding even more local programming! New additions include a five-part history course called Adventures in Buffalo History, and the offering of a new Explore Buffalo Season Pass! The organization is also currently planning a new round of docent training classes beginning in February.

CBP Launches Border Wait Time App

CBP Launches Border Wait Time App

 

Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched a free Border Wait Time app that makes it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. Among its features, the app provides estimated wait times and open lane statuses at land ports of entry. This allows travelers to make better-informed decisions of the time and place they should cross the border. Wait times for pedestrian, passenger and commercial vehicle crossings are broken down by lane type (standard, SENTRI, NEXUS, FAST, Ready Lane, etc.). You can download the app from Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

Winter Market on Hertel Named to Top 25 List!

Winter Market on Hertel Named to Top 25 List!

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27. The market runs every Saturday through early April.

And in case you missed it, the Winter Market on Hertel was recently named to the list of “25 New Experiences for Expats & Visitors” compiled by The Buffalo News. Please click here for details: http://galleries.buffalonews.com/default.aspx?id=3456#/45.