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Extraordinary Care, Heritage Part of Budweiser Clydesdales Visit to Western New York

Extraordinary Care, Heritage Part of Budweiser Clydesdales Visit to Western New York

Legendary team, hitch, handlers and Dalmatian come outdoors to Seneca
Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, N.Y. at noon on Wednesday, August 6

 

 

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Celebrates Laughter in Ball's Hometown, Aug 6 -10

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Celebrates Laughter in Ball's Hometown, Aug 6 -10

The annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is returning to Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY on August 6-10, 2014 having started in the early nineties with the likes of Ellen Degeneres, Ray Romano and Lewis Black. The festival will feature 25 performers in 2014, including headline comedians Jay Leno, Tom Cotter, and Caroline Rhea. Over 50 events will take place during the five day festival which celebrates Ball’s vision for Jamestown as a community that fosters, supports and highlights contemporary comedy.

West Seneca’s New Outdoor Marketplace Lists July 31 Events

West Seneca’s New Outdoor Marketplace Lists July 31 Events

 

West Seneca’s new Main Street Marketplace, sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, returns from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31. The farmers’ and food producers’ market features nearly 30 vendors and local entertainment Thursday evenings through Sept. 4. 

The event takes place on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall. In the event of extremely wet conditions, the market will move within the park, into the parking lot immediately in front of the West Seneca Ice Rink.

Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Crossings to Begin Accepting E-ZPass® Toll Payment

Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Crossings to Begin Accepting E-ZPass® Toll Payment

Today the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) announced that implementation of the E-ZPass tolling program will take effect at the Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston international bridge spans as of August 11, 2014.  The new E-ZPass program will supplement existing ExpressPass, Commercial ExpressPass, and pre-loaded NEXUS/Toll card offerings currently available to motorists.

 

“After a very successful period of program testing and coordination, the commission is prepared to launch the E-ZPass program at all of our bridge crossings early next month,” said Niagara Falls Bridge Commission General Manager Lew Holloway. “We expect a smooth introduction of the program and believe this additional tolling feature will provide yet another convenient tool for motorists.”

 

Scouts: Earn a Badge at Audubon’s Butterfly Festival

Scouts: Earn a Badge at Audubon’s Butterfly Festival

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s annual Monarch Butterfly Festival is a wonderful end-of-summer highlight, and it will have special significance for Scouts this year.

Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts of any age group can earn the right to a Monarch Butterfly patch if they complete certain activities while at the Festival.

These activities will be the same that are available to all festival visitors: watching a butterfly being tagged, holding a caterpillar or butterfly, using an insect net, learning the Monarch's migration route and destination, taking a Butterfly Garden Tour, making a craft, posing as a butterfly or caterpillar, and more.

Some activities, such as sampling Mexican food, will have an additional cost, but everyone will be able to complete enough free activities to be eligible for the patch.

Check Out The Erie County Fair Admission Discounts

Check Out The Erie County Fair Admission Discounts

Well fellow fairgoers, the time has come....yes, the time has come for you to purchase your admission tickets for this year's Erie County Fair.  And for those of you that might not know, this is a very special celebration!  The folks over at the Fairgrounds are celebrating the 175th Erie County Fair!!

Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge Inspection Lane Construction to Result in Canada-Bound Traffic Closure

Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge Inspection Lane Construction to Result in Canada-Bound Traffic Closure

LEWISTON, NY – Today the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) announced the upcoming installation of a second primary inspection lane within the Canada plaza at the Whirlpool-Rapids International Bridge crossing. This construction project—scheduled to commence on September 2nd, 2014, and conclude on or before October 9th, 2014—is being undertaken to increase processing capacity at the crossing. The Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge has recently experienced rapid increases in usage and wait times, due to the growing popularity of the NEXUS trusted travel program.