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The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

 

  • Explore Buffalo's historic grain elevator district. This two hour presentation by the  Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.,  aboard the Miss Buffalo II, takes you down the City Ship Canal and through the Buffalo River Grain Elevator District.  
  • The history, architecture, and technology of the grain elevators, flour mills, and other industries on the Buffalo River and City Ship Canal are explained, along with a general history of the Erie Canal, inner harbor area, and more. Photographs, maps and video further enhance this educational experience suitable for all ages.
  • This is the original tour created 30 years ago by the IHC.

Classic Cars, Motorcycles and Emergency Vehicles to Take Center Stage at Annunciation Picnic

Classic Cars, Motorcycles and Emergency Vehicles to Take Center Stage at Annunciation Picnic

 

If you have an interest in classic cars, ride a motorcycle or serve as a first responder, then the annual summer picnic at the Church of the Annunciation in Elma is the place to be the weekend of Aug. 14-16.

Annunciation’s annual Classic Car Cruise Night takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Stop by for a fish fry, check out all the classic vehicles on display and enjoy music by the Boys of Summer from 7 to 11 p.m.

Catholic Charities Breastfeeding Walks, Healthy Baby Festivals set for July 31, Aug. 5

Catholic Charities Breastfeeding Walks, Healthy Baby Festivals set for July 31, Aug. 5

Family fun walks, children’s activities, games, education, community resource tables and prizes are all part of the annual Breastfeeding Walks & Healthy Baby Festivals hosted by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program. The events will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 31 in Delaware Park in Buffalo and on Wednesday, Aug. 5 in Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.

The Buffalo walk and festival will be at the Colvin Avenue and Amherst Street entrance of Delaware Park, and the Niagara Falls event will be held in Hyde Park near the splash pad at Hyde Park Boulevard and Pine Avenue.
All are invited to attend, especially families, caregivers and anyone in support of a healthy start for babies or who would like to learn more about breastfeeding.

Reading and Writing Camps at Dog Ears Offer a Fun Summer Learning Experience

Reading and Writing Camps at Dog Ears Offer a Fun Summer Learning Experience

 

Dog Ears Bookstore recently finished three weeks of free reading and writing summer camps sponsored by South District Councilman Chris Scanlon. The camps were run by New York State-certified teachers and featured reading and writing activities, games and much more, all of which align with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. 

Students Invited to Free Reading and Writing Camp at Dog Ears Bookstore

Students Invited to Free Reading and Writing Camp at Dog Ears Bookstore

 

Applications are still being accepted for a Summer Reading & Writing Camp for students ages 12 and 13 to be held Aug. 3-7 at Dog Ears Bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road. 

This free camp, sponsored by Erie County Youth Services, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature reading and writing activities, games and much more, all of which align with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. Each session is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions Set for Aug. 2

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions Set for Aug. 2

 

Eight of the top drum corps in the world will visit Western New York on Sunday, Aug. 2, for the annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions taking place at 7 p.m. in Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. Scheduled to compete at the event are the Blue Devils, Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment, Blue Stars, Santa Clara Vanguard, Cavaliers, Bluecoats and Cadets!

“After a one-year hiatus from ‘The Ralph’ due to stadium renovations, we are pleased to be back,” said Jack Gaylord Jr., organizer of the musical event. “The stadium has a rich history, not only in name but for hosting drum corps events, as three Drum Corps International World Championships and four Drums Along the Waterfront events have taken place at the Orchard Park facility.

Explore Buffalo Plans ‘Wright by the River’ Special Event

Explore Buffalo Plans ‘Wright by the River’ Special Event

 

“Wright by the River,” a unique special event offered by Explore Buffalo, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Fontana Boathouse, 1 Rotary Row, Buffalo.

Participants will enjoy a midsummer evening at the Fontana Boathouse with live music, wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres as the sun sets on Lake Erie and the Niagara River. The Fontana Boathouse is one of the best places in Western New York to watch the sunset. Throughout the evening, the Buffalo Maritime Center will offer short cruises on the Black Rock Channel aboard the Electra. Also open to tour will be the historic West Side Rowing Club, adjacent to the Fontana Boathouse.