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It is time to celebrate nature at its finest. Here are a few ideas sure to please everyone in the family, especially the kiddos. The Spring Nature Festival at Chestnut Ridge Park (6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park) will celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23. The family themed event includes live animal demonstrations, archery lessons for kids and ecolog…

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The eternal flame at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park is almost always lit do to the emission of natural gas from the shale. It draws lots of visitors to see this mysterious little flame tucked behind a waterfall on Shale Creek.

Art

There's no especially smooth way to weave a disturbing film about a lethal killer, a two-session craft-beer festival and a close examination of regional art into one lede. Trust me, I tried, but I doubt you want to waste your time thinking about an artist meticulously painting a Flying Bison beer bottle with T-Rex arms holding a McMillan sniper rifle. Here are 10 of this …

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The Erie County Fair is in full swing, stores are deep in back-to-school sales, and studios are releasing not-good-enough-for-prime-release-date genre fare like “The Expendables 3.” This all means summer is just about over, but kids and teens still have a few film-going options. For example, another free outdoor movie is scheduled for Aug. 15 at Chestnut Ridge Park, a…

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For Southtowns kids like yours truly, Chestnut Ridge Park meant harrowing trips down the mighty hill during winter sledding jaunts and more relaxing summer hikes. But on July 27, the Ridge will offer a different type of kid-friendly entertainment: outdoor movie spot. The funny, endearing 2010 hit “Despicable Me” will screen for free as part of Orchard Park’s annual …