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Lewiston Garden Fest Now Accepting Vendors

Lewiston Garden Fest Now Accepting Vendors

The recent warmer temperatures have gotten many, including the Lewiston Garden Club, thinking about their gardens and other landscaping projects. The Lewiston Garden Club, which sponsors Lewiston Garden Fest, is now accepting vendor applications for its seventh annual event on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, 2012 along Center Street in Lewiston. Businesses and vendors who sell items related to gardening, horticulture and the outdoors, including nurseries, landscapers, garden artists, builders and others which enhance beauty in the garden, are encouraged to apply.

“Lewiston Garden Fest brings both gardeners of varying skill levels and visitors alike from all over Western New York and Southern Ontario to our historic village to learn how to beautify their outdoor space,” said Sharon Low, vendor chair and president of the Lewiston Garden Club. “We welcome any and all vendors who sell garden or outdoor-related items to apply for this summer’s event.”

Are Damages Caused by Wind and Severe Weather Covered?

Are Damages Caused by Wind and Severe Weather Covered?

Western New York is in the path of predicted 70 mph winds this weekend. Are you prepared for severe weather conditions when it comes to being covered by homeowners insurance? 

Many people are misled or confused as to what is covered and what isn’t on their homeowners policy. Some just assume they are covered for everything. This is not the case.

Damages caused by windstorms, hail, hurricanes and tornadoes are covered in all homeowners policies. However, some insurers may limit the coverage of homeowners residing in hurricane prone areas. Additional coverage may be purchased.

Decisions for Homeowners: Which Insurance?

Decisions for Homeowners: Which Insurance?

Buying a home is an important investment. Some people save for years and years before finally pursuing their dream of being a home owner. Therefore, it’s extremely important to properly protect your home.

Purchasing homeowners insurance can be somewhat confusing and stressful, but there are some basic guidelines that can help you in your decision-making process. Following are some examples:

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

A popular program, “Researching Your House History,” will be presented by Cynthia Van Ness, MLS, the Historical Society’s Director of Library and Archives and a research expert. It will take place on Saturday, October 8, and will feature a talk to which all are welcome, plus an optional, exclusive hands-on workshop.

The first part of the program is a lecture, in the museum's auditorium, where Van Ness will speak about the museum research library’s resources, the specific tools that are available, and give tips for how to research a property in which you are interested.

No pre-registration is required for this part of the program; admission is $5 members/$7 non-members, which covers general admission for lecture alone.

Farmers & Artisans Can Quench Your Thirst for Locally Produced Cider

Farmers & Artisans Can Quench Your Thirst for Locally Produced Cider

For decades, families living across Western New York considered the cider press at the Williamsville Water Mill a must stop during the fall season. In many households, the quest for farm-fresh apple cider became an annual tradition passed down from generation to generation.

And even though cider operations ceased nearly a decade ago at the mill, some uninformed visitors still show up each autumn, only to learn that while their memories are still vivid, the mill is no longer producing cider. While some of those travelers drive away disappointed, the lucky ones stop at Farmers & Artisans to inquire about the mill and happily stumble upon the new best source for apple cider in all of Western New York! 

Farmers & Artisans Supports WNY’s College Community

Farmers & Artisans Supports WNY’s College Community

Farmers & Artisans, a unique Williamsville store offering consumers a personal connection to local family farms, is reaching out to the local college community. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday through November 16, Farmers & Artisans will take part in the University at Buffalo North Campus Farmers Market in the Capen Hall overhang.

“We are bringing apples, pears and fruit juices from Blackman Farm, other local in-season fruits, all-natural bakery items made with organic New York state flour and other local ingredients, and yogurts and dairy from local dairies,” according to Julie

Blackman of Farmers & Artisans. “Meat items will also be available by pre-ordering at the market or at Farmers & Artisans.”

Farmers & Artisans to Host Author and Chef Jake Brach

Farmers & Artisans to Host Author and Chef Jake Brach

Chef Jake Brach, regional culinary manager for Rich Products and author of the book “The Sustainable Chef — Cooking with the Farmers of New York State,” will be signing copies of his book from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 25, at Farmers & Artisans, 78 East Spring St., Williamsville. Guests that evening will also be treated to food demonstrations and will have an opportunity to sample recipes featured in Brach’s book.

In “The Sustainable Chef,” Brach tells the story of eight small family farms, sharing recipes from each and highlighting beautiful photos from around the state. The book would make a great gift for any cooking or food enthusiast.