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Five summer editions of 107.7 Alternative Buffalo’s Kerfuffle are now in the books. And after its latest affair on June 16, the station can check off another rollicking amalgamation of Fender rock, electro pop and all points between along Buffalo’s Canalside waterfront. The daylong festival – featuring Mainland, Mansionair, Family of the Year, Marian Hill, Robert DeLong…

Health and Fitness

Free fitness classes are underway across the region, Slow Roll Buffalo plans two bike rides, and runners have race options this week in Western New York. These are among the Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. MONDAY Slow Roll Buffalo: Biking enthusiasts can ride twice this week with Slow Roll,…

By Peter Dow Bravo! We are delighted that Rep. Brian Higgins, The Buffalo News, Robert Gioia, and the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. have endorsed the idea of building an urban residential village where the Memorial Auditorium once stood. We have been pushing this idea for several years, and now that the children’s museum, the carousel and other waterfront attra…

Business

DiPizio Construction, which has battled in court for years over its removal from the Canalside ice rink project, has shut down and is selling off its equipment. Alex Lyon and Son will auction the construction equipment starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday at 5690 Camp Road in Hamburg. The long list of items to be sold includes five hydraulic excavators, eight loaders, and a var…

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There's a new outdoor music festival headed to Canalside, joining the ranks of Kiss the Summer Hello and Kerfuffle. The Summer Soul Festival, an initiative of Stage One Live, will debut at 4 p.m. June 30 on Buffalo's waterfront, 44 Prime St. Duets by Eric Benet and Faith Evans are the main draw in an R&B-heavy lineup, but Ginuwine, Next, 702 and Lil' Mo are also …

Attractions

Outdoor skating season will draw to a close this week. This is the last week of outdoor public skating at The Ice at Canalside, as well as at the Healthy Zone Rink in East Aurora. Skating, a free yoga class and a presentation about how to plant more native plants in your yard or garden are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutriti…

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You know those ice bikes you see gliding around the ice at Canalside? They are moving into the fast lane. Made only in Buffalo, they can now be found in Rochester, Vancouver, British Columbia, and, most recently, in Green Bay, Wis., at the request of the Green Bay Packers. They have been celebrated by National Geographic. But how many of us here have experienced this…

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A trio of long-distance running races whose routes include the Erie Canal towpath in Lockport – one of them a 100-miler – a "Snow Roll" Buffalo bike ride, and a presentation on gluten-free eating are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. MONDAY Cross-country skiing: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. …

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New Year's Day yoga and ice skating, a Thursday blood drive that can get you a free weeklong pass to the Jewish Community Center fitness facilities in Amherst and a Saturday health fair are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to starting the new year right when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s c…

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Ice skate all week at Canalside, snowshoe or take an introductory tai chi class on Wednesday and round out the week – and year – at First Night downtown. These are among 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. TUESDAY Ice skating: 10 a.m. to 10 …

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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 submissions …

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Ice skate, help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County, or take a last look at the Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds this week. These are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. MONDAY Festival of Lights: 5 to 9 p.m. today through Saturday, Erie County…

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Ice skating at the waterfront, yoga, Zumba and tai chi at several locations, and a holiday healing service in Williamsville are among 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 Farm-to-table seasonal supper: Pop-up restaurant event, Union Bl…

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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…