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Nearby London Prepares for Tasty Ribfest Event

Nearby London Prepares for Tasty Ribfest Event

 

So close, you can almost taste it! Ribfest, summer’s most mouth-watering festival, is warming up the coals for it’s annual appearance in nearby London, Ontario, from July 31 through Aug. 4.

In addition to featuring 10 rib teams battling it out for awards and bragging rights, Ribfest also offers a large Home Show, foods from different cultures, six stages, 75 bands, 200 exhibits, 100 food booths and amusement rides. A $20 all-day ride ticket is available. This popular festival draws crowds of approximately 200,000 people each year, and admission is free.

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour Schedule

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour Schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of August events. 

Eye Exam Recommended Before the Start of the New School Year

Eye Exam Recommended Before the Start of the New School Year

 

Summer is passing by at a rapid pace, and before you know it moms and dads across Western New York will be heading out to purchase school supplies and new clothing for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. But have you given any thought to having your child’s vision tested before he or she heads back to the classroom?

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, children should receive an eye evaluation once before the age of 3 and every one to two years until the age of 19. 

Drums Along the Waterfront to Offer Free Shuttle Bus Service

Drums Along the Waterfront to Offer Free Shuttle Bus Service

 

First Student will provide free shuttle bus service from two locations for the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event taking place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, according to event organizer Jack Gaylord Jr. Featuring the top seven drum corps in the world, the event will take place at Robert E. Rich, Sr. All-High Stadium, 2885 Main St., Buffalo.

Free Concert, Scottish Festival Among August Highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Free Concert, Scottish Festival Among August Highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Four fun-filled events, including a concert by the Amherst Symphony Orchestra and the extremely popular Scottish Festival — are among the August highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

Guest are invited to enjoy the sweet sounds of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. Light snacks and refreshments will be available, and the event will take place rain or shine. The concert is free and open to the public, and guests are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, chairs and blankets for their comfort.

Exciting Grand Theatre Lineup Includes Talent Ranging from Elvis to Shrek

Exciting Grand Theatre Lineup Includes Talent Ranging from Elvis to Shrek

 

The beautiful and historic Grand Theatre in nearby London, Ontario, recently released its 2014-15 Mainstage Season schedule, and theatre lovers across Canada and the U.S. will have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of a terrific lineup!

Kicking off the season from Oct. 14 through Nov. 1 is Blue Suede Shoes: The King, The Colonel, The Memories, featuring world champion Elvis impersonator Roy LeBlanc. Next up is Shrek The Musical, offering a perfectly fun way for all ages to celebrate the holiday season. Shrek opens on Nov. 18 and continues through Dec. 8.

Catholic Charities WIC to Host Breastfeeding Walk, Healthy Baby Festival July 31 in Niagara County

Catholic Charities WIC to Host Breastfeeding Walk, Healthy Baby Festival July 31 in Niagara County

Anyone in support of a healthy start for babies or who would like to learn more about breastfeeding are welcome to participate in Catholic Charities free Breastfeeding Walk and Healthy Baby Festival on July 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hyde Park splash pad, on the corner of Pine and Hyde Park avenues, in Niagara Falls.  

Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, which serves all of Erie and Niagara counties, is hosting the event to raise awareness of the benefits and significance of breastfeeding. The walk, in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week taking place Aug. 1-7 in more than 170 countries worldwide, is also designed to create community support to friends, family and others who are or may be considering breastfeeding, or who have breastfed.