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City Hallways (July 13): Now's your chance to celebrate good relations with Canada

Celebrating friendship

Buffalo has a different festival to celebrate almost every ethnic group in America. And we have some really tasty food festivals here, too.

Then again, you can usually get some really good food at the ethnic festivals.

The point is, we’re not short on festivals here in Buffalo. And for the 31st year in a row, we’ll be celebrating our friendship with Canada.

This afternoon, Mayor Byron Brown will join Fort Erie, Ont., Mayor Wayne Redekop on the steps of City Hall to kick off the Fort Erie Friendship Festival, which runs through Sunday.

There will be music, rides and food – all of our favorite things in a festival.

Tracking down lunch

Food Truck Thursdays is back from last week's temporary spot to its original temporary spot this week.

In short, the lunchtime favorite is back today at W. Genesee Street next to the Statler Towers. The lineup for this week’s lunch on wheels is Flaming Fish, Lomo Lomo, Green Acres Ice Cream, Lloyd’s, Just Pizza and Panaro’s.

Usually held in Niagara Square, Food Truck Thursdays was relocated – briefly – to West Genesee Street because of a restoration project going on at the McKinley Monument. The restoration is expected to be completed by early September.

But last week, the meal mobiles had to be moved to a different location – Niagara and Franklin streets – because of preparations for the Taste of Buffalo.

Glad to clear all that up for you.

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• The Buffalo Preservation Board meets at 3 p.m. in room 901 in City Hall.

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