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Substance-Free Skate Jam Rolls into Medina on June 4

Substance-Free Skate Jam Rolls into Medina on June 4

The Phatman Skate Team of Tonawanda will be the featured demonstrator during the eighth annual Substance-Free Skate Jam, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Butts Park on South Main Street in Medina.

The free family event also will include pizza, popcorn and giveaways, including five skateboards. Brad London Productions will DJ the event, a roaming magician will entertain the crowd and DiDi Martin will offer caricatures. An inflatable obstacle course and free Safe Child IDs also will be available.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their skateboards, and helmets are required.

The event is being sponsored by the Orleans United Drug Free Communities Coalition, Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, ACT-Helping Youth Act Responsibly, Smoke Free NOW, Reality Check, Orleans YMCA, Medina Area Association of Churches and the United Way of Western Orleans County.

Exploring Along the Banks of the Erie Canal

Exploring Along the Banks of the Erie Canal

Like the appearance of crocus blooms or the arrival of Canada Geese, the opening of the Erie Canal is a sure sign of spring in towns and villages along the waterway.  As the Old Erie comes to life, so too do the communities along its banks after a sleepy, cold winter.

The Erie Canal from Rochester west to Tonawanda is expected to open for navigation on the Sunday, May 1.  Boaters (and cyclists!) routinely refer to the Western Corridor as the most scenic section of the canal.  However, the peaceful, scenic beauty of the Erie Canal is not reserved solely for the boater. 

Winding their way along the historic channel route are scenic highways and byways that reveal a treasure-trove of history in the communities that owe their very existence to the the canal. There is much to see, do, and experience by way of driving along the venerable old waterway.

A Message From the Local Makers of Cool Gel ’n Cap

A Message From the Local Makers of Cool Gel ’n Cap

We are proud and devoted parents to a toddler named Lukas. He's very curious about the world around him and loves to play with all his heart!

We have worked hard to bring the best quality products to parents everywhere for their growing, curious and playful children — just like Lukas. We designed Cool Gel ’n Cap to help relieve the stress and pain of “lumps and bumps” that toddlers inevitably experience through accidents or play.


Kenmore Mercy Hospital Hosts Hospital Week Health Fair

Kenmore Mercy Hospital Hosts Hospital Week Health Fair

In recognition of National Hospital Week, May 8 – 14, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, is hosting a health fair on Tuesday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Kenmore Mercy’s Community Room (2950 Elmwood Avenue in Tonawanda).

The Hospital Week Health Fair will include blood pressure, carbon monoxide, and sleep apnea screenings and valuable information to help keep you healthy.  In addition to free screenings, learn about heart health, stroke, healthcare proxy forms, proper medication disposal, healthy eating, and hand hygiene.

Hospitals across the nation have planned Hospital Week celebrations around this year’s theme, Celebrating Health, Hope, and Healing.  Hospital Week originated in 1921, when a magazine editor suggested that more information about hospitals might alleviate public fears about the institutions of the day.

14th Annual Bids for Kids on April, 29, 2011

14th Annual Bids for Kids on April, 29, 2011
Friday 5:30-10pm The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northtowns is proud to present the 14th Annual Bids for Kids fundraising event taking place at the Tonawanda Castle from 5:30-10pm on Friday, April, 29, 2011. Come join in a memorable night of cash giveaways, huge auctions, fantastic food from Outback Steakhouse, an open bar, and new this year will be an after party with a live band.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northtowns is the positive place for kids! We are here to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

"Science, Technology and the Next Human Species" with Juan Enriquez

"Science, Technology and the Next Human Species" with Juan Enriquez

On Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m., Nichols School will host a lecture from Juan Enriquez, a renowned genomics expert, recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on the economic and political impacts of life sciences. He recently co-moderated the TED2011 program with Bill Gates.

“Science, Technology and the Next Human Species”

Juan Enriquez, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; Co-Founder, Synthetic Genomics Inc.; former Founding Director of the Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project; and a global best-selling author.
Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Flickinger Performing Arts Center
Nichols School - 1250 Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14216

There have been at least 25 prototype humans. We are but one more model, and there is no evidence evolution has stopped.

Old Fashioned Town Picnic

Sunday, July 3

12:00pm – 4:00pm

$5 per person (sorry, no coupons or passes accepted)

Many communities historically commemorated the 4th of July with town picnics.  Revive this tradition with an old fashioned celebration of our country’s founding.  Bring your own picnic and enjoy an afternoon of patriotic merriment. There will be historic crafts, games, musical performances, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. There’s no better way to celebrate this American holiday with your whole family.

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

180 Thompson Street      North Tonawanda, NY 14120

716-693-1885                www.carrouselmuseum.org