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Erie County Fair Competitions Announced

Erie County Fair Competitions Announced

Creative Fairgoers, your day has finally arrived!  The Erie County Fair has announced all the competitions and categories that are going on this year at the Fair!

Today is the day that you will see exactly how many of the competitions you want to enter.  There are so many and often times, the choices are really hard to choose which one you want to compete it.  But, if you are creative and energetic, you can enter some or all for one entry fee.  What could be better than that! 

Those of you with a green thumb will probably be considering either the flower category or the vegetable category.  And in each one of those categories, there are a ton of subcategories.    If your specialty is violets or succulents, you will enter those flower categories for sure.  If your specialty is tomatoes or green peppers, there is a vegetable category for you too! 

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Annual No Frills Buffalo Golf Tournament to Benefit Hospice Foundation

Annual No Frills Buffalo Golf Tournament to Benefit Hospice Foundation

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company’s seventh annual golf outing to benefit the Hospice Foundation will take place on Friday, July 10, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center.

Individual golfers, foursomes and sponsors are still being sought for the annual “Come Get Some” golf tournament. Registration and lunch begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino Signs Three-Year Deal with Snocross

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino Signs Three-Year Deal with Snocross

Thrilling event has a home in Salamanca through 2018

SALAMANCA, N.Y. – As spring weather continues to spread across Western New York, Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is assured that the best of winter will continue to hit Salamanca in the years ahead.

The Southern Tier region’s premier resort announced today that it has signed a new, three-year contract to host the AMSOIL Championship Snocross event through 2018. The event features more than 200 of the top snowmobile racers in the world competing at high speeds and high altitudes across a snow-covered race course complete with wicked twists and turns and ramps that send the sleds flying dozens of feet in the air. The heart-pumping, action-packed races combine power, speed, energy and sheer guts with winter’s force for an exhilarating weekend of competition that will take your breath away.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Kick Off 17th Season on Saturday, May 9

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Kick Off 17th Season on Saturday, May 9

 

An enhanced EBT program, three new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends will highlight the 2015 season at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 9, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 28. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. 

A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market features more than 40 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, craft beer, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese and much more. Products available at the market are always fresh, seasonal and local. New vendors in 2015 include K&B Farm, Kindred Kreek and Niagara Distilling Company.

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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author/Health Coach for Book-signing Event

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author/Health Coach for Book-signing Event

 

Karen Calandra, author of “Lose the Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough,” will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, for a book-signing event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16.

“Lose the Sugar, You're Sweet Enough” is an easy-to-read guide to help reduce sugar cravings, lose weight and transform your health for life, according to the author, a Registered Nurse and Certified Holistic Health Coach who has seen the devastation of disease and poor dietary habits. Calandra believes that by eliminating processed foods, foods high in sugar and making better food choices daily, it's possible to prevent and heal disease.

Catholic Charities to Host Domestic Violence Training Focusing on New York Model for Batterers

Catholic Charities to Host Domestic Violence Training  Focusing on New York Model for Batterers

The National Training Institute on the New York Model for Batterer Programs will host “Domestic Violence Offender Accountability ~ What, Why and How to Get it Done” May 4 and 5 at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Presented by Catholic Charities of Buffalo Domestic Violence Program for Men and VCS, Inc. Domestic Violence Program for Men of New City, the two-day training will discuss essential elements and requirements needed to achieve offender accountability, as well as how and why New York Model programs support the work of local, state and national battered women’s advocates. Social workers, advocate representatives, batterer program staff, and judiciary and domestic violence court personnel are urged to attend. This is the fifth New York Model conference held in Orchard Park.

Erie County Fair Gusto Grandstand Tickets ON SALE NOW!!

Erie County Fair Gusto Grandstand Tickets ON SALE NOW!!

Well Fairgoers, it has been a long, cold winter season in WNY, but now that it is over, it is time to start thinking “warm, summer thoughts” and to me, that can mean only one thing, Erie County Fair time!!  This Erie County Fair blogger has been counting down since the ending of EC Fair 2014 to the Fair that I am looking forward to this year.

This year we are celebrating the 176th Erie County Fair and what a better way to start thinking fair thoughts than to talk about all the wonderful concerts that are coming this year to the Gusto Grandstand. Tickets for all of these shows are on sale April 24th.