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‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 4. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

The “Double Up Food Bucks” program is back for a second season and will be available at the market from July 4 through the end of October. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match (up to $20) to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Elmwood Village Association table at the market for details. 

Drum Corps Champion Blue Devils to Visit Western New York on July 7

Drum Corps Champion Blue Devils to Visit Western New York on July 7

 

The reigning Drum Corps International world champion Blue Devils from Concord, Calif., will visit Western New York on Tuesday, July 7, as a prelude to the annual Drums Along the Waterfront “Tour of Champions” event taking place on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.

The Blue Devils will visit Riverside Institute of Technology, 51 Ontario St., Buffalo, from approximately 1 to 10 p.m. for a special rehearsal that will be free and open to the public.

Explore Buffalo Plans Downtown Lockport Walking Tour Kickoff Event

Explore Buffalo Plans Downtown Lockport Walking Tour Kickoff Event

 

 

In celebration of Independence Day, Explore Buffalo will launch its new Downtown Lockport Walking Tour — and celebrate Lockport’s 150th anniversary — from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 3.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Exciting Events for Month of July

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Exciting Events for Month of July

 

A wide variety of activities are planned for the month of July at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst, starting with a School of the Civil War Soldier event for boys and girls ages 8 to 14.

Roycroft Summer Festival expands to offer demonstrations, new book and more

Roycroft Summer Festival expands to offer demonstrations, new book and more

 

The highly anticipated Roycroft Summer Festival, presented by the Roycrofters-At-Large Association and featuring the work of more than 80 juried artisans, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27-28, on the grounds of Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora. 

The historic festival, now in its 39th year, will have a new twist this year with the addition of demonstrations and lectures by Roycroft Artisans! The schedule follows, and there is no cost to participate.

Love Story - Family of Ilio DiPaolo strong in faith

Love Story - Family of Ilio DiPaolo strong in faith

Ilio DiPaolo was known as a gentle giant.  He may have been on his own when he competed as a world class professional wrestler, but at his landmark restaurant on South Park Avenue in Blasdell, it was teamwork that that put Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility on the map.

Known for its excellent Italian cuisine and welcoming atmosphere, Ilio DiPaolo’s showcases an amazing array of memorabilia from his wrestling career, as well as countless autographed photographs from some of Buffalo’s best known professional athletes.  It has also been a regular gathering spot for members of the Buffalo Bills and their families.

Church of the Annunciation Plans Music-filled Summer Picnic

Church of the Annunciation Plans Music-filled Summer Picnic

 

Music, classic cars, numerous raffles and delicious food offerings will highlight the 78th annual summer picnic at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. The event kicks off on Friday, Aug. 14, and concludes with a grand drawing the evening of Sunday, Aug. 16.

The fun begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, with a delicious fish fry, a Classic Car Cruise Night from 6 to 9 p.m. and music by the Boys of Summer from 7 to 11 p.m.