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New Winter Market on Hertel Off to a Great Start

New Winter Market on Hertel Off to a Great Start

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, had a great opening day on Saturday, Nov. 22, and returns from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through early April.

Customers are encouraged to celebrate Small Business Saturday at the indoor market this Saturday, Nov. 29. In addition to The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, vendors taking part in the market on a full 20-week schedule include Alpine Made, Biscotti for Everybotti, Prudom Farms, Public Espresso & Coffee and BreadHive Worker Cooperative Bakery. Participating on a 10-week rotating schedule are JJ’s Jams, Plato Dale Farm and Sandy’s Dandies, as well as Chateau Buffalo, Fetch! Dog Treats and T-Meadow Farm.

Explore Buffalo Adds Thanksgiving Week Tours

Explore Buffalo Adds Thanksgiving Week Tours

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has added several popular tours to take place during Thanksgiving week!

If you have family visiting for Thanksgiving, take them on a tour and show them the best of Buffalo’s architecture and history — and to see all of the new development that is transforming the city. As an added bonus, a two-hour walking tour is also a great way to work off some of those calories from Thanksgiving dinner!

Here’s a list of the Thanksgiving week tours:

Holiday Train to Visit Nearby London on December 1

Holiday Train to Visit Nearby London on December 1

 

The CP (Canadian Pacific) Holiday Train, North America’s longest rolling food bank fundraiser that started in 1999, will roll into nearby London, Ontario, at 8:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1. This spectacular holiday tradition has raised close to $9.5 million and 3.3 million pounds of food since its inception.

Over the three weeks of the holiday program, musicians will play more than 150 concerts from a boxcar that’s been turned into a traveling stage. The concerts are free, but guests are encouraged to bring a donation for the London Food Bank — either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation. Providing entertainment during the London stop will be Kira Isabella.

Helping Pet Parents Prepare for the Holiday Season

Helping Pet Parents Prepare for the Holiday Season

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

As pet parents around the world gear up for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Petco shares important reminders to keep pet safety top-of-mind throughout the season. Preparation is key and can help immensely when it comes to keeping pets calm and happy.

Lighting of the Lights to Transform Nearby London into a Winter Wonderland

Lighting of the Lights to Transform Nearby London into a Winter Wonderland

 

The wonder of winter begins officially in nearby London, Ontario, on Friday, Nov. 28, when beautiful Victoria Park is transformed into a true Winter Wonderland! There will be a variety of seasonal entertainers and at approximately 6:45 p.m., the mayor and city officials will lead everyone in a series of Christmas carols until the switch is turned on and the park is magically transformed for the holidays! Festivities will begin at 6:15 p.m. 

Christmas in the Country returns to Hamburg Fairgrounds November 6-9

Christmas in the Country returns to Hamburg Fairgrounds November 6-9

 

A favorite Western New York tradition, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 30th season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 6-9. And for the first time in its storied history, Christmas in the Country will offer complimentary return passes so patrons can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of this one-of-a-kind shopping experience all weekend long!  

“We have always felt our patrons needed more than just one day to properly enjoy this event,” said Daniel Kaczynski of Premier Promotions, organizers of the event. “Now everyone has the opportunity to come back as much as they would like at no additional cost.”

Dog Ears to Host Author of Allergy Friendly Recipe Book

Dog Ears to Host Author of Allergy Friendly Recipe Book

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café will host local author Elizabeth Cosgrove Feeney for a book-signing event at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

The author received a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Geneseo and an associate’s degree from Trocaire College in Buffalo. A wife and stay-at-home mom with two sons, her youngest son was born with food allergies. In her new book, “Mommy Can I Have That” published by No Frills Buffalo, she has taken family recipes and converted them into safe, delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy!