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Let him make cake

Duff Goldman, the tattooed, laid-back Baltimore lad who has become arguably the most famous baker in America, will be appearing in Salamanca on Sept. 25.

Through the power of television, Goldman, the central character of Food Network's "Ace of Cakes," and his new show, "Sugar High," has become a rock star of fondant. Which explains why he will command a stage at the Seneca Allegany Casino for a session of icing application.

Actually, it might get more involved that that, since Goldman is known for intricately designed cakes that have self-propelled appendages, flashing lights, and even occasionally blast out fireworks.

His stage appearance, billed as an "up-close, interactive cake-decorating demonstration," starts at 3 p.m. in the Seneca Allegany Events Center. Tickets are $20, through Ticketmaster, Seneca Casino box offices, or by calling 800-745-3000.


Trading up

The Bon-Ton Stores' Goodwill Sale continues through Sept. 28. Customers can donate clean, gently used clothing and textiles at Bon-Ton stores to receive a discount coupon for each item donated for use toward new merchandise.

The coupon can be used to purchase apparel, shoes and accessories at a 20 percent discount and cosmetics, fragrances and home store or luggage merchandise at a 15 percent discount.

Donations will be sold at Goodwill stores with revenues funding job training programs and other services in the community to help people earn jobs, be independent and care for their families.

This is a semiannual event for the Bon-Ton Stores, comprising Bon-Ton as well as Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's, Younkers and Parisian stores across the country.

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