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Docs vs. Jocks for PUCCS 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Adam's Mark Hotel (120 Church St.). Cost is $100 and may be purchased here. Former Sabres goalie Marty Biron could stop slap shots and has proven he can analyze hockey, but can he cook? He and former teammate Andrew Peters will duke it out with local neurosurgeons Douglas Moreland and Elad Levy in a cook-off fundra…

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1) Hamburg Oktoberfest, 2 to 11 p.m. Sept. 15 in Memorial Park, at Lake and Union streets, Hamburg. Free to attend, and discount tickets (for various purchases such as food and drink at the festival) can be found here. Commentary: Although we're still roughly three weeks from the beginning of October, the Oktoberfest event season has begun. Head to Memorial Park in Hamb…

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Anyone who remembers the outrage that greeted Frank’s RedHot’s pronouncement that wings go best with ranch dressing will be surprised by one result from last weekend’s National Buffalo Wing Festival. Which wing was judged best in show this year? Anchor Bar’s habanero ranch dry rub. You read that right. The Anchor Bar, the birthplace of the chicken wing, the holy c…

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1) Niagara County Peach Festival, 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 6, 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 in Academy Park in Lewiston. Free to attend. Commentary: With apologies to pineapples, bananas, currants and figs - four fruits slighted in their quests for a Buffalo-area festival - peaches take center stage for four days in Lewiston. From a performance by …

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Organizers expect a crowd of 35,000 at the 61st annual Niagara County Peach Festival, which begins at 6 p.m. Thursday at Academy Park in Lewiston and runs through 11 p.m. Sunday. Buffalo’s three professional sports teams’ mascots, new-look Billy Buffalo, Sabretooth and Buster Bison will be at Academy Park when the festival opens. Fresh peaches from Bittner-Singer Far…

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On one stage, you have Jimyn the Singing Mime, with a stark-white painted face and a small string instrument in hand. Since mimes are not generally known for their verbal skills, that should be interesting. On another is Peelander-Z, a Japanese “action comic punk band” dressed up in elaborate, neon-colored, animal-inspired costumes and that may do something called “huma…

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Union Road in front of West Seneca Town Park was shut down for the annual Taste of West Seneca, which combined with a PBA Car Show to draw people from all around the area. See who sampled food from local businesses and perused vendors who took part.

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Strictly Hip, Deadwolf, XOXO Pop Band, Dave Matthews tribute band Big-Eyed Phish and more were on the bill for the inaugural Rock Autism Music Festival, presented by Max Muscato, who also performed at the show on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Ellicottville.

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German heritage starred for the second straight day on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Cheektowaga Town Park for the annual Buffalo German Fest. From authentic beer and food to live music, check out the activities.

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Loads of live music from bands such as Crikwater, McCarthyizm and The LeftOvers, food from Blackthorn and Potters Field, and an elaborate business expo were among the highlights of the South Buffalo Irish Festival on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Cazenovia Park.

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The annual National Buffalo Wing Festival was held at Coca-Cola Field once again this year. See photos from the festival on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018- the festival continues Sunday.

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We adored Roald Dahl’s, “James and the Giant Peach.” Some of our fondest memories are passages of James and his bug buddies eating the fleshy, juicy peach. We're fortunate to have access to luscious homegrown peaches in our area, and this season's crop is fantastic from what we've already gorged on. The second best thing to eating a dripping peach over the sink is ea…