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By Maki Becker » Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Springville Village board members have scheduled a public meeting about the village’s master plan for improvements at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Municipal Building at 65 Franklin St. Also, officials have issued a reminder that the annual Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. next Tuesday in Shuttleworth Park. At... Read More

By Maki Becker » Thursday, October 23, 2014

So at about 5:40 p.m. today there's going to be a partial eclipse of the sun visible to most of North America. Here's the problem: you really shouldn't look at it or it will burn your eyeballs without you even knowing it. What's an amateur astronomer to do? Here's a cool little video from space.com on how to build... Read More

By Maki Becker » Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Local art will be on display at 11 locations for the Southtowns Art Trail from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15. The Evans Art Guild, the Centennial Art Center of Hamburg and the Lake Shore Central School Art Department are sponsoring the event to showcase art and the area’s artistic heritage. Locations include: • Lake... Read More

By Maki Becker » Friday, September 26, 2014

The City of Tonawanda Senior Center’s fall bazaar will be held Saturday at 35 Main St. Lunch will be available for... Read More

By Maki Becker » Friday, September 26, 2014

A three-day harvest festival featuring a wide variety of family friendly events and activities will be held Friday through Sunday at Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a free family movie night under a tent. From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday the Annunciation Ladies... Read More

By Maki Becker » Friday, September 26, 2014

The Wellness Committee at Williamsville South High School will sponsor a Wellness Walk at 9 a.m. next Sunday, Oct. 5 through the Village of Williamsville. The two-mile walk will begin at the high school and continue on to Glen Park. Participants will then make their way back to the high school, where the walk will... Read More

By Maki Becker » Friday, September 26, 2014

Cub Scout Pack 531 is holding a Chiavetta’s Chicken BBQ from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at the Russell Park Shelter on Main Street in Akron in conjunction with homecoming. Dinners are $9 pre-sale and $10 the day of the event. Contact Rich Brennan at 573-3944 for pre-sale tickets. Those dinners must be picked up by 6... Read More

By Maki Becker » Friday, September 26, 2014

Southtowns Coalition will hold an adults-only barn dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 in the Newell-Faulkner Post 880, American Legion, 2912 Legion Drive, Eden. Paul Zittel and Pure Country will play country music. Tickets cost $30 presale, $32 on the website with a credit card or $35 at the door. To buy tickets,... Read More

By Maki Becker » Friday, September 26, 2014

An officially sanctioned World Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition at 1 p.m. is Sunday's highlight at the Fall Festival at The Great Pumpkin Farm, 11199 Main St. Contestants, who are vying for $1,800 in prizes, including a $1,000 grand prize, must consume the pies without using their hands. The day’s schedule also includes... Read More

By Maki Becker » Friday, September 26, 2014

Hamburg Central’s Alumni Foundation is honoring distinguished alumni, educators and sports legends as well as a family and a sports team on its Wall of Fame. This year’s inductees include alumni Leo Fallon, Class of 1944; Thomas Laco, Class of 1947; Patrick Kelly, Class of 1959; Michael Rade, Class of 1967; Dianne... Read More

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