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Winter Market at Horsefeathers to Open This Saturday

Winter Market at Horsefeathers to Open This Saturday

 

The popular Winter Market at Horsefeathers will return for its second full season on Saturday, Nov. 2, and run through May 3, 2014. The Saturday marketplace will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will occupy portions of the first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side.

The market will feature farm-fresh produce as well as hand-crafted and locally produced products from up to 20 vendors. Guests of the market can also become better acquainted with the establishment’s permanent businesses, including The Pasta Peddler, Blackbird Sweets, Jolie’s Traditional Chinese, Chow Chocolat and Martin Cooks restaurant.

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Announces Fall Events

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Announces Fall Events

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery in West Seneca has announced a wide variety of exhibits, classes and other events to take place throughout the fall season.

Calling all BRArtists! The Painted Bra Art Project is a fun art project created to support breast cancer research and education, and Enjoy The Journey is looking for BRArtists with creative minds and the desire to support women’s health. Sessions will be held at the gallery at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and 19. Please call the gallery at 675-0204 if you are interested in participating in this fun activity.

Student Athletes Need Proper Eye Protection

Student Athletes Need Proper Eye Protection

With thoughts slowly turning to back-to-school, parents are reminded to take precautions as their sons and daughters ready to make their return to the popular fall and winter sports. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are both strongly recommending that protective eyewear be worn by all participants in all sports in which there is risk of eye injury.

“Among the popular school sports considered high risk when it comes to the potential for eye injury are basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, ice hockey and field hockey,” said Michael Tomasik, owner of Tomasik Optical in Orchard Park and Lackawanna. “Sports in the moderate risk category include tennis, soccer, volleyball and football.

Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival is Just Days Away

Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival is Just Days Away

 

The annual Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival — one of the highlights of summer in East Aurora and Western New York — will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29-30 at Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora. 

This year’s show will feature talent from over 80 juried artisans, including more than 40 Roycroft Renaissance Artisans! Many medias will be on display and available for purchase, including ceramics, fabric/fiber, wood, jewelry, sculpture, paintings, photography, metal, glass, drawings, leather, graphics and more.   

Sunglasses Offer Year-round Protection From the Sun’s Harmful Rays

Sunglasses Offer Year-round Protection From the Sun’s Harmful Rays

If you think sunglasses are simply a fashion accessory, you’d better think again. While it’s true that they may make you look better, they are actually making you feel better as well by protecting your eyes from harmful rays and thereby helping to save your eyesight.

While your skin typically recovers from sunburn, damage from the sun’s rays to the eyes can be permanent. According to numerous medical studies, UV-A and UV-B rays can penetrate the cornea and damage the eye’s lens and retina, leading to an increased risk for cataracts and/or macular degeneration.

Tomasik Optical Celebrating 55 Years of Service in WNY

Tomasik Optical Celebrating 55 Years of Service in WNY

This year marks the 55th anniversary of Tomasik Optical, founded in 1958 by Ed “Tommy” Tomasik. And through five-and-a-half decades, there’s been one corporate vision that has always remained in focus, according to second-generation owner Michael Tomasik. “We want people to see better, feel better and look better when they pick up their new glasses!”

Both the local business and the optical industry have seen plenty of changes during those 55 years, according to Tomasik, who still operates the store originally opened by his father at 1258 Electric Ave. in Lackawanna. The business expanded to a second location at 3800 N. Buffalo Road in Orchard Park in 2007.

Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet announce free prom dresses available

Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet announce  free prom dresses available

 

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners announce that the 4th annual Prom Dress Drive Shopping Days will be held Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 at Performing Arts Dance Academy, located at 206 Lake St., Hamburg.

 

Girls are invited to come and shop for a free dress from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. A large selection of colors, sizes and styles will be displayed for girls to look through. Dressing rooms will be provided to allow shoppers to try on three (3) dresses at a time.

 

“The shopping days are a lot of fun and help families handle the cost associated with preparing for the prom or other formal event. This year we have a large collection, featuring some truly amazing gowns,” said Legislator Dixon. “All local girls are invited to come and shop through the selection during one of the two shopping days.”