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August 10, 2011- Opening Day of the 172nd Erie County Fair

August 10, 2011- Opening Day of the 172nd Erie County Fair

We are opening our gates for the 172nd Erie County Fair at 2pm to celebrate Channel 2 Opening Day! Admission is $2 and parking is $2 all day.  Buy them at the gate.

The Buffalo.com Grandstand will feature Nickelodeon stars Big Time Rush! We are looking forward to the Erie County Fair’s first ever sell out event. Big Time Rush  was nominated for the 2011 Kids Choice Award for Favorite Musical Group and their debut album Big Time Rush reached #3 on the Billboard 200 list. Days Difference will be the opening act.

It is also the first of eight One Price Ride Days at the Fair. Ride for just $20 all day with an original receipt from Tops Friendly Markets. Redeem your receipt at the Strates Box Office at the top of the Avenue of Flags.

Visit Pet Connection at the Erie County Fair

Visit Pet Connection at the Erie County Fair

Come visit Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair, August 10-21, and pick up one of the shelter’s popular pet totes filled with goodies for your favorite dog or cat! Pet Connection will be located near Gate 5 (Clark Street), next to the new Dock Dogs exhibit.

Pet Connection is a special care shelter for dogs and cats located at 12935 Williston Road, Marilla. For more information, please call 652-0192, visit www.petconnectionprogramsinc.com or email admin@petconnectionprogramsinc.com

 

Catholic School Alumni Invited to 2011 All School Reunion

Catholic School Alumni Invited to 2011 All School Reunion

Alumni who attended Catholic elementary schools throughout the Diocese of Buffalo will converge on the Hearthstone Manor in Depew on September 23 for “The Spirit We Share – Reunion 2011.” Sponsored by the Catholic Alumni Partnership (CAP) of the Diocese of Buffalo, the event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Bishop Edward U. Kmiec will welcome the attendees and offer a special blessing.

This is the second annual reunion. Last year, about 250 alumni representing 85 past and present Catholic elementary schools attended the gathering.

National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Front Porch Day 2011

National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Front Porch Day 2011

National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day is on Monday August 8, 2011. Have you ever heard of this celebration? I hadn't, but growing up with a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who grew bushels and bushels of zucchini, I was aware of those big paper bags of zucchini that got left on neighbors' front porches every August and September. What I did not know is that there is an entire day (or night, if you're really sneaky) devoted to leaving the abundance of zucchini we grow on our neighbors front porches!

What do you do if you wake up tomorrow morning and find a big paper sack filled with zucchini on your front porch? You can make many things, and then send your neighbor a thank you note for all the free zucchini you got to enjoy.

Zucchini bread recipe

Concert Review: Goo Goo Dolls at Darien Lake

Concert Review: Goo Goo Dolls at Darien Lake

"Attending a Goo Goo Dolls concert during the summer has become a rite of passage for Western New Yorkers. The Goos made their annual return to Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 29.

Shortly after 9 p.m., the hometown crowd erupted into cheers as their heroes hit the stage to kick off their 90 minute set. After opening with new track Last Hot Night in America, the Goo Goo Dolls got down to business jumping into fan favorites Slide and Here is Gone.... "

Read the full concert review at Buffalo Music Examiner and check out additional photos from the Goos set at James Kramer Photography.

Wild Photo Day

Wild Photo Day

Wild Photo Day

East Aurora - Capture the beauty of live wildlife through the lens of a camera.  Professional, amateur, and recreational photographers are invited to bring their camera and their courage during Hawk Creek Wildlife Center’s last event of the summer, Wild Photo Day on Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Join Hawk Creek’s wildlife experts as they provide a unique opportunity to photograph many of their popular, rare, and endangered animals up-close, in natural settings, and without barriers. Looking for that perfect bald eagle shot?  Having trouble with your lighting when shooting at night? On Wild Photo Day the eagles, owls, falcons, wild cats, and more await you! You will even have the chance to photograph some of Hawk Creek’s birds as they free fly over the fields and even over your heads!

Library Fundraisers Planned in Concord, Orchard Park and West Falls

Library Fundraisers Planned in Concord, Orchard Park and West Falls

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills, R-District 13, announces that his next Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Hulbert Library of the Town of Concord, 18 Chapel St., Springville.

This is the fifth year that Legislator Mills is holding his Hot Dog Roast Fundraisers at the five public and community libraries in his district; all proceeds benefit the libraries. To date, Legislator Mills, with the support of the community, has raised more than $17,000.

“The Concord Library Hot Dog Roast is one of the largest of the group and is always a great community event,” Legislator Mills said. “It will be a wonderful evening, stop by and support the library.”

Legislator Mills will again be selling hot dogs for $1, and Italian sausage with peppers and onions for $2; both meals include a bottle of ice cold Mayer Brothers Spring Water. The Hot Dog Roast will be held rain or shine.