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Legislator Fudoli Invites Public To Attend Forums Focused on Farming in Erie County

Legislator Fudoli Invites Public To Attend Forums Focused on Farming in Erie County

Erie County Legislator and Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board Chairman Dino Fudoli, R-Lancaster, invites anyone with an interest in farms, farmland and food production in Erie County to participate in one of three scheduled public forums planned this summer throughout the county.

Discussions pertaining to farming, food production, and efforts to plan for agriculture in Erie County will be led by Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and American Farmland Trust. Attendees will be invited to share their thoughts about what can be done to support the viability of local farms.

“These forums are a great opportunity to share ideas and continue efforts already underway that focus on the future of farming and agriculture in Erie County,” said Legislator Fudoli.

Dog Contest to Highlight Pet Connection’s July Community Events

Dog Contest to Highlight Pet Connection’s July Community Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned throughout the month of July. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.

From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 16 and 30, Pet Connection volunteers will be at the new Lancaster Outdoor Market located in the Aurora Street parking lot between Broadway and Pleasant Avenue. While at the market on July 30, Pet Connection will host a fun day of dog contests, including best trick, ugliest dog and best dog and owner lookalike. Contest registration will take place from 8 to 9 a.m., with the competition beginning at 10 a.m. There is a $5 entry per contest, and great prizes will be awarded.

Pet Connection’s Great Groovy Yard Sale to Take Place on June 18

Pet Connection’s Great Groovy Yard Sale to Take Place on June 18

Attention treasure hunters! Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold its annual “Great Groovy Yard Sale” on Saturday, June 18. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the event taking place on Broadway, near Townline Road, in Lancaster.

For every $5 spent at the yard sale, shoppers will earn a chance to win a prize valued at $300. 

Donations of new and gently used yard sale items will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, under the yard sale tents in Lancaster. No computers, printers, records or large appliances will be accepted. Receipts will be available for tax purposes.

All Roads Lead to the Annual Annunciation Picnic

All Roads Lead to the Annual Annunciation Picnic

The annual Annunciation Church Picnic, a fun-filled family event featuring great food, rides, raffles, music, specialty booths and much more, will take place August 19-21 on the parish grounds at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma. 

The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, August 19, with a delicious fish fry, a classic car show from 6 to 9 p.m. and music by Hit ‘n Run from 7 to 11 p.m. under the beer tent.

Sink Your Teeth Into Ribfest

Sink Your Teeth Into Ribfest

So what’s the deal with this Ribfest event taking place July 28 through Aug. 1 in nearby London, Ontario? The name alone is enough to make your mouth water!

Ribfest, London’s Rib Festival, offers 250 exhibits, 75 bands, a beer garden, 100 food booths and rides galore. And did I mention that admission is always free?

“Family Shows Canada has produced more than 500 events across Canada. Our 25th annual London Ribfest is the biggest festival of its kind in North America,” said Doug Hillier, organizer of the event.

Wine Tasting Weekend in Lancaster

Wine Tasting Weekend in Lancaster

 

Jun 4-5 2011

 

10 am startIntroduce yourself to local wineries and taste and buy local. listen to music and enjoy the atmosphere. h/c accessLancaster Market

11 W Main Stl, Lancaster 14086

 

www.lancastervillagemarket.com

 

Legislator Mills to hold Hot Dog Roast at Aurora Library on Saturday

Legislator Mills to hold Hot Dog Roast at Aurora Library on Saturday

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills, R-District 13, announces that his fifth annual Aurora Town Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the library, 550 Main St., East Aurora. All proceeds benefit the library.

“I invite everyone to stop at the Aurora Library on Saturday and enjoy a great family event and support the library,” Legislator Mills said.

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.

This is the first of five Hot Dog Roast Fundraisers planned. The remaining events will be held on the following days:

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at the Town of Collins Public Library, 2341 Main St., Collins.
  • 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Hulbert Library of the Town of Concord, 18 Chapel St., Springville.
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug.