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Explore Buffalo Lists a Wide Variety of June Tours and Experiences

Explore Buffalo Lists a Wide Variety of June Tours and Experiences

Unique and exciting tours highlighting Buffalo’s history, art and architecture are being offered through Explore Buffalo throughout the month of June. 

Riverfront Renaissance
June 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29 • 10 a.m.
Meet: Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 125 Main St., Buffalo
General Admission $15, Student Admission $5, Explorer Pass Holders Free

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 eighth annual golf outing to benefit the Hospice Foundation will take place on Friday, July 8, 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.

Registration for the event is just $80 per golfer and includes lunch, a steak dinner, beverages and 18 holes of scramble-format golf. Tickets for dinner only are available for $40. Golfers of all skill levels are welcomed to participate in the event, which has now raised approximately $19,000 for Hospice since 2009.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author Sinéad Tyrone

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author Sinéad Tyrone

Author Sinéad Tyrone will sign copies of her latest novel, “Crossing The Lough Between,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.  

“Crossing The Lough Between,” the sequel to “Walking Through The Mist,” continues the story of Aidan O'Connell and his Macready’s Bridge bandmates as they face new challenges and adventures. Set against a rich Ireland backdrop, “Crossing The Lough Between” is a heartwarming story with memorable characters you won't want to leave behind.

For more information, please call Dog Ears Bookstore at 823-2665 or visit their website at http://dogearsbookstore.org/. You can also follow Dog Ears Bookstore on Facebook for frequent updates.

Seminar, Camps Fill Upcoming Heritage Village Calendar

Seminar, Camps Fill Upcoming Heritage Village Calendar

A Lace Seminar, School of the Soldier Civil War Camp and Pioneer Day Camp are among the major events planned at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in June and July. Heritage Village is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

The 28th annual Heritage Village Lace Seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 4 and 5. Well-known teachers from the International Organization of Lace, Inc. will be presenting classes in bobbin lace, tatting and lace net darning. All skill levels are welcome. The event also includes vendors with supplies for lacemaking and other needlework, plus a lecture on the lace villages of England. Please visit Heritage Village’s website for more information.

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Highlights Upcoming Classes and Events

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Highlights Upcoming Classes and Events

Eden artist John Merlino’s solo exhibit, “Universal Meditations,” will open at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery in West Seneca from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 6. This exhibit taps into the artist’s creative, expressive, abstract, collage and mixed media expressions. His artwork is bold, makes statements and creates dialogue!  

A Pottery Workshop with artist Sara Goldhawk of Goldhawk Pottery, using the Sgraffito technique, will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. Sgraffito is defined as “a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color.” Similar to working on scratch board, you’ll make a black-and-white piece as you will be scratching black slip from white clay. More details can be found on the gallery’s website, and the cost is $45.

Explore Buffalo Season Kickoff Event Coming to Riverfest Park

Explore Buffalo Season Kickoff Event Coming to Riverfest Park

Summer is just around the corner which means it’s time to kick off the tour season with a party! Join Explore Buffalo from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the brand new lodge in Riverfest Park to enjoy Buffalo’s newest waterfront destination. Riverfest Park is located at 249 Ohio St., Buffalo.

Visitors will enjoy the view of the sunset on the Buffalo River and grain elevators as Explore Buffalo celebrates the start of a new season of tours. Docents will be leading mini tours of the park and the waterfront neighborhood’s history throughout the evening.

Hors d’oeuvres, with a build-your-own taco bar and two drink tickets for beer or wine (cash bar for additional drinks) will be included with admission. Tickets are $30 general admission, or $25 for Explorer Pass holders.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month nears its end, but the issue is an every problem for all

Distracted Driving Awareness Month nears its end, but the issue is an every problem for all

By Marissa Shorenstein, New York President of AT&T and Anthony Spada, President-CEO, AAA Western and Central New York

When you’re driving and your phone makes that familiar “ding” sound, what do you do? Sadly, that’s a life or death question. Every day, nine Americans die from distracted driving such as texting and checking their phones. In New York State alone, there’s an 840 percent increase in tickets issued for texting while driving since 2011. How come? Because some drivers don’t believe It Can Wait.

It Can Wait is the name of AT&T’s campaign to educate motorists on the dangers of texting while driving. As New Yorkers mark another Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it’s a shame this dangerous behavior continues. Despite the number of crashes, life-altering injuries and preventable fatalities, drivers continue to put themselves and others at risk.