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The Just Buffalo Writing Center Poetry Prize for Young Writers is open to Western New York students ages 12 to 18. Previously unpublished poems should be submitted to by Aug. 11. For more information about the contest, visit


The Niagara County Peach Queen Program offers a $4,000 scholarship from the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston to a female student between the ages of 17 and 21. Applications are now available at The Niagara County Peach Festival will be held Sept. 11-13.


The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library has kicked off its summer reading program, which includes games, prizes, an online reading challenge and much more. For more information about all the summertime events, visit


A Fashion Design Summer Camp for Teens will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 20-24 at Hobby Lobby, 2090 George Urban Blvd., Depew. Cost is $125 which includes all supplies. For more information or to register, email or call 986-7099.


Sacred Heart Academy, 3860 Main St., will hold a Leadership Camp from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 6-10 for girls entering eighth grade. To register, visit


Samantha Bennett, a junior at Hamburg High School, will hold her seventh annual event to raise money for Carly’s Club at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The event, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 11 and 12 at 4989 Armor Drive (at the corner of South Abbott Road), Hamburg, will include a yard sale, silent auction and a special auction. Samantha is hoping to surpass last year’s total of $11,000.