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American Music Festival at the Historic Hull House

American Music Festival at the Historic Hull House

 

Jun 2011Sat. & Sun. Noon-6PMContinuous music, activites for children, refreshments,plant sale,petting area, tours of the historic house h/c access.Hull Family Home & Farmstead5976 Genesee St, Lancaster 14086www.hullfamily home.org681-6451

 

Annunciation School to Offer Unique Summer Academic Program

Annunciation School to Offer Unique Summer Academic Program

Annunciation School in Elma will offer a summer academic program for children entering grades one through seven in the fall. The program will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday during the weeks of July 11 and July 18. The school is located at 7580 Clinton St.

The summer program will include an “Author Study,” reading comprehension, a phonics refresher (primary grades), Science Day, Social Studies Day, Math Day, fun activities, and arts and crafts. Technology will be incorporated into the program, which will be excellent preparation for the New York state tests in math and ELA.

Forest Lawn’s Second Annual Muster In The Meadow Takes Place This Sunday!

Forest Lawn’s Second Annual Muster In The Meadow  Takes Place This Sunday!

Interested in Civil War history?  Want to learn more about the many connections Buffalo has to what some believe was the most important conflict in our country’s history?  Then stop by Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo on Sunday, May 29 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for the second annual Muster In The MeadowSM, a day-long, family-friendly educational and entertaining event.  Admission is FREE and there’s FREE parking and shuttle service from Canisius College.

More than 300 re-enactors from across the U.S. and Canada will be on hand to offer exhibits, demonstrations, drills and more!  You’ll have a chance to meet President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, President Millard Fillmore, Colonel Daniel D. Bidwell, Franklin Alberger (Buffalo’s mayor during the Civil War), Ely S. Parker, Harriet Tubman, Maria Love and others.

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

Around Town

Around Town

So much going on around town this upcoming week, something for everyone! Live music, Memorial Day Parade, Theater, Comedy, Food & Drink Specials, The Farmer's Market, Wine & Spirit Tastings, Saturday & Sunday Brunch....check it all out with these links or visit www.AmherstNightOut.com and find it all in the daily calendar!

Cheektowaga Graduate’s Song Hits Top 12 in International Contest

Cheektowaga Graduate’s Song Hits Top 12 in International Contest

When 1986 Cheektowaga Central graduate Lisa Barrett set out to write a song several years ago, it had nothing to do with making the big time or signing a record deal.

She took pen to paper in mourning of her nephew, Austin, who lost his battle with cancer just shy of his second birthday. While she had performed in church folk groups and high school musicals, she never had written a song, but she wanted to be Austin’s voice.

“If you've never experienced it, there is no greater pain than the loss of a child,” she said.

'Tails on the Trails' Event Will Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

'Tails on the Trails' Event Will Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, will hold its sixth annual “Tails on the Trails” dog walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Como Lake Park Casino in Lancaster. Proceeds from the event will benefit the animal shelter, founded in 1984.

“We are excited about Tails on the Trails as it brings out so many pet owners and their favorite four-legged friends to help our homeless animals at the shelter,” said Julie Garvey, president of Pet Connection Programs Inc. “The people who participate in this event know that just a little bit of extra effort can help save a dog or cat’s life, and we appreciate that.”