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A renowned sculpture was relocated and unveiled Tuesday on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, adding to the number of public artworks displayed on the city's waterfront. "Flat Man," a 30-foot steel sculpture created in 1963 by the late Larry Griffis Jr., is now located on the Greenway Nature Trail near the water's edge. The sculpture was originally installed at Griffis Sculpture P…

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Buffalo's summer festival season is nearly over, but not before Tailor Made can make its much-awaited debut. The freshman music festival is set to kick off its inaugural run at 1 p.m. Sept. 2 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). Brainchild of the crowd-funding company Fanbassador, the voter-driven hip-hop and EDM festival, which is set to include performances from Travis Sc…

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Fitness at Canalside has drawn more than 20,000 participants to the Buffalo harborfront during the last year and a half. This week is the last time this year's fans of free outdoor exercise can add to those ranks. As summer comes to a close, residents in the region can look forward to trading in their sneakers for skates at the ice at Canalside, said Kate Schrum, a com…

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The New York State Health Foundation has plowed about $150 million into efforts to improve health care across the Empire State during the last 11 years, including better primary care, more access to mental health services and programs that support post-9/11 veterans. Much of that money has been used to help treat chronic disease that crashed down on state residents, oft…

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Independent Health's Fitness in the Parks classes close out the summer season this week. Meanwhile, Canalside outdoor classes – presented by BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York – will stretch into Labor Day weekend. All of these classes are free and all are welcome to participate. Below is a complete listing of remaining classes. * Independent Health cla…

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Reddy Bike is offering a promotion through the rest of the biking season, which ends in November. Memberships are half price. The special is in honor of the bikes' one-year anniversary. Online at reddybikeshare.socialbicycles.com, use the promo code BUFFALOBYBIKE2017, and you will receive a 50 percent discount. Portland, Ore., is also celebrating a one-year anni…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to moral and social philosopher Eric Hoffer, “The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” . . . COMING CLEAN – “Germs Are Gross” is the theme for this week’s edition of EPIC Storytime at Canalside in downtown Buffalo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Special guest will be local magician Paul Anton…

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A Saturday paddle festival, two bike rides and a pair of kickboxing classes are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Slow Roll Buffalo: Meet at 5:30 p.m., roll at 6:30 p.m., Colored Musicians Club, 145 Broadway. Ten-mile gu…

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Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought from comedian Phyllis Diller, born on this date in 1917, “I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.” . . . GROWING INTEREST – Volunteers from Home Depot on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst will be guests for this week’s EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) Storytime program from 1…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from author and humorist Finley Peter Dunne, born on this date in 1867, “Trust everybody, but cut the cards.” . . . UP AND AT ‘EM – The BlueCross BlueShield Health Zone Cruiser, stocked with items for healthy activities, will be the special guest at this week’s EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) Storytime from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesd…

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Fanbassador, the Buffalo-bred "crowd funding" platform that allows fans to choose/vote for a musical act to play a city that was previously left off of a tour itinerary, has a special end of summer concert event for area music fans. Taylor Made, a fan-built music festival, debuts Sept. 2 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). For Taylor Made's first go around, Travis Scott and 2 …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, born on this date in 1804, “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” . . . TELLING TALES – “It’s Okay to be Different” is this week’s theme for EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) Storytime from 1…

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Country artist Wynonna Judd, 1980s power pop act Tommy Tutone and Morris Day, R&B singer and founding member of Prince's band the Time, are all scheduled to perform at the 2017 installment of Buffalo Ribfest. The festival of food (specifically ribs) and music kicks off at 11 a.m. July 29 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). Here is the full schedule of music performances: …

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After a successful summer run last season, Lockhouse Distillery and Sunbeam Entertainment's collaborative Canalside Afterparty series has returned. Following Gary Clark Jr.'s Canalside kickoff performance, the Cobblestone-based Lockhouse Distillery (41 Columbia St.) will launch its after hours at 10 p.m. June 15 with an alt-rock double header featuring performances fro…