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Two Native American-Related Events at the History Museum, Nov. 20

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society and the New York Council for the Humanities are pleased to offer "Inventing Fashion: Iroquois Beadwork and the 'Art of Flowering,'" a FREE presentation to be given by author and scholar Deborah Holler.

 

The Results From The Holiday Cookie Competition at Fairgrounds Festival of Lights Are In

The Results From The Holiday Cookie Competition at Fairgrounds Festival of Lights Are In

 

The 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Competition was held at the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights this past Sunday with 26 entries and the results follow.

Decorated Cookies

  • Top Honors – Sharon Bauer of Eden with Triangular Santa Cutouts
  • 2nd Place - Grace Aroune of Elma with Gingerbread Stars
  • 3rd Place - LeeAnn McNally of Blasdell with Arctic Scene Cut Out Cookies

Undecorated Cookies

  • Top Honors – Bridget Regan of Blasdell with Peppermint French Meringues
  • 2nd Place – Joshua Aroune of Elma with Raspberry Almond Thumbprints
  • 3rd Place – Eric Zitzka of Kenmore with Gingerbread Cookies featuring Eggnog frosting

There was a total of $210 in premiums awarded including $200 in gift cards to Tops Friendly Markets in addition to the entry fee for the 2011 Erie County Fair Creative Arts Department being waived.

Entries due Wednesday for all new Tree Ornament Competition at Festival of Lights

Show all of Western New York your best homemade tree ornament and have a chance to win a $50 Tops Friendly Markets gift card, cash premiums, waiving of creative arts entry fee for the 2011 Erie County Fair, and tickets to the Erie County Fair! 

Crafters are encouraged to bring their homemade tree ornament to the Erie County Agricultural Society’s Main Office (5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY 14075) between the hours of  9:00am and 5:00 pm November 18th – November 24th and November 29th – December 1st.  After official judging the ornaments will be displayed during the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights in the Market Place Building where Festival goers will get a chance to pick their favorite ornament for the “People’s Choice Award”. 

Premiums are as follows:

1st place - $50 Tops Friendly Markets Gift Card, $40 cash, waiving of entry fee for 2011 Erie County Fair Creative Arts Department

Pet Connection Needs Your Support!

Tickets are now available for a Holiday Concert/Dinner Dance featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band that will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla. Please purchase a ticket and help us keep our doors open to future animal rescues!

Christmas in the Country - The #1 Craft Show in the Country opens Thursday at 10am at The Fairground

Christmas in the Country…NOW the #1 Craft Show in America!*            
*Voted by Sunshine Artist Magazine                       
                             

Pet Connection Needs Your Support!

Tickets are now available for a Holiday Concert/Dinner Dance featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band that will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla. Please purchase a ticket and help us keep our doors open to future animal rescues!

Tickets are just $25 per person and include dinner, entertainment, a basket auction and raffles. A special door prize of four Disney one-day park hopper passes valued at $544 will be given away. Tickets for the event are presale only and can be ordered by calling the shelter at 652-0192.

Primordial Strength to Offer Concussion Reduction Seminar to Area Athletes

Sports-related concussions have been all over the news lately, thanks in large part to some serious injuries that have occurred in recent NFL and NHL games.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 11, Primordial Strength Inc. — a leader in neck and trapezius training and the anti-concussion movement — will conduct a Concussion Reduction Seminar through Neck and Trap Training at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway. The cost is $40, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the annual Trench Trophy award event. The trophy is presented annually to Western New York’s high school “Lineman of the Year.”