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Vivian Maloney from Lackawanna wasn't sure how her 4-year-old son would cope with the loud music, excited shrieks of other children, and the sight of adult-sized dancing Linkimals characters. But she brought Cameron Cosme and her two other children to the free Fisher-Price "Let's be Kids" event Sunday in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter on Transit Road in Depe…

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A step inside the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane is a step back in time. The first full-metal plane with multiple engines earned the nickname “Tin Lizzie” and featured eight passenger seats, originally made from lightweight wicker. This weekend, local aviation enthusiasts will get their chance to see the historic plane – one of eight still flying today – and take a ride a…

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Think of it as an artists' Brigadoon: Once every year, an entire community of artistic expression appears in the rooms and hallways of a former high school in Medina (less than an hour north of Buffalo) for an experience known as "PLAY/GROUND." The creative explosion of immersive exhibits lasts only one weekend – this one. For the second time, more than two dozen artist…

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Smell that? It's apples, cinnamon and everything pumpkin. Autumn is in the air and that means local activities are moving into corn fields and pumpkin patches. We’ve found a multitude of fall festivals and events throughout the area. Many are packed with activities for the kids like pumpkin decorating, hay rides and petting zoos. Take a look and make your plans - there'…

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The Electric Lights Parade, a holiday tradition in the Town of Niagara for the past 14 years, will not take place this year, Supervisor Lee S. Wallace confirmed Saturday. Instead, the parade traditionally held along Military Road in early November will return in 2020 in conjunction with “Noel at Niagara” at Veterans Memorial Community Park in Niagara Falls, said the sup…

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If you are looking for an easy hike with wonderful vistas of a beautiful gorge within a half-hour of downtown Buffalo, the Eighteen Mile Creek Park trail in Hamburg presents a great opportunity. With sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-to-high 70s, it was a perfect day for a two-hour hike along the rim of the creek. The trailhead is located at the end of South Cr…

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Canalside Buffalo will bid the outdoor fitness season goodbye with a special event this weekend, but there will be other opportunities to feel better with an outdoor workout elsewhere as summer moves into fall. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, which has sponsored outdoor fitness classes at Canalside since the start of summer, will host an End of Summer Fitness …

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For many in Western New York, biking is a warm-whether activity, something you do to enjoy summer vibes whether pedaling to work or strapping on your Bern helmet for a casual weekend cruise along the waterfront. But for a region that has made long-overdue improvements to its implementation of biking infrastructure and support of cycling culture over the past 10 years, l…

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Hallmark is celebrating 10 years of “Countdown to Christmas” by gifting viewers with a record 40 new holiday movies airing on the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Holiday programming starts Oct. 25 on HM&M where 16 films will now premiere on Thursdays and Fridays. The Hallmark Channel starts Oct. 26 with 24 new movies, including a Hallmark Hall …

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Like many of the best musicals, "West Side Story" is so layered and multifaceted that it can be produced every year without ever being the same show twice. Big theater productions can fill the stage with a city full of imposing sets; smaller space can focus on the people who inhabit them. Large ensembles can mob the stage with complex interwoven dance routines; smaller sho…

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It’s already started, hasn’t it? The sadness. The longing and feeling of loss. The irrational panic of it all slipping away, yet it hasn’t even happened yet. Dramatic? Yes — but in Buffalo and across Western New York, the end of summer can feel like this. After a few months of pristine climate and a local landscape pulsating with ambitious activity, the season transi…

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Some names we know from history class, others we have seen high atop buildings and many more are attached to our streets and schools. These are some of the people who have been Buffalo's "History Makers," now featured in an exhibit at the Buffalo History Museum (One Museum Court). The 20 figures included in the exhibition are an eclectic mix: presidents from Buffalo (Gr…

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New and soon-to-be parents can learn more about having a baby at the fourth annual Babies & Bumps event next weekend. The fun, educational event connects visitors with local resources and brands that cater to parents with a baby, or one on the way. The event – which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amh…

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The Erie County Fair, a Buffalo tradition for 180 years, is a must for your summer bucket list. I’ve been going to the Fair with my family and friends since I can remember, and every year there are certain things I always need to taste, see and experience to make the annual trip worthwhile. To me, the Fair is the epitome of summer. The weather is always hot as you’re wa…

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This year's Lewiston Art Festival (Aug. 10 and 11) welcomes dozens of professional artists and crafts people along with hosting a section dedicated to art by college and high school students. On Aug. 10, young artists will mark the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival by drawing murals on the street with the theme "Peace, Love and Chalk." The Lewiston Public…