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Warming up to outdoor delights

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Getting their licks: Jerry Sardina, of Orchard Park, shares an ice cream cone with his granddaughter, Sienn Conte, 3, at Charlap's ice cream stand in Hamburg as temperatures soared into the 80s Thursday afternoon.

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Heat of competition: Megan Mikolajek, left, and Amanda Obenshain, right, of the Hamburg High School girls lacrosse team, battle for the ball with Lauren Haase of Williamsville South High School in a game Thursday afternoon at Williamsville South.

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Slow and steady: The tug Rebecca Lynn pushes a barge toward Lake Erie from Buffalo's inner harbor Thursday after passing through the Black Rock Channel.

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Too small to keep: Corey Jarzyniecki, of Cheektowaga, removes a tiny blue gill from his line Thursday as he fishes with his daughter, Amelia, 5, at Green Lake in Orchard Park. Amelia got to throw the fish back into the water.

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Easy rolling: Allie Wallinder, of Grand Island, above, takes a sunny ride on her longboard Thursday afternoon near Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park.

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Water's edge: Jeff Bernard, left, of the Town of Tonawanda, and Donna Merchison, of Lackawanna, stroll on Gallagher Beach on Thursday afternoon with Bernard's dog, Zoe.