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Memorial Day parades Remember the service of our veterans by taking part in a community parade on Monday. Here are three: West Seneca's parade, starting at 10:30 a.m., goes from Southgate Plaza to Veterans Memorial Park. The Kenmore/Tonawanda parade runs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Delaware Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda and in Kenmore on Lincoln Boulevard and Elmwood Avenue…

Erie County

Town of Tonawanda employees can celebrate their own birthdays with a day off, but not Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, which has been a national holiday for more than 30 years. Supervisor Joseph H. Emminger called that an embarrassment, but he said it is due to contracts with unions. Town resident Patti McFarland told the Town Board on Monday that it is "disrespect…

Attractions

The Niagara Parks Commission has announced several special events and activities for the holiday season, including the Winter Festival of Lights. “Niagara Parks’ Aura: Let it Glow” will feature several illumination-themed events for visitors that involve millions of lights throughout Niagara Parks. The displays will fan out from the centerpiece of the festival, Queen…

Erie County

Each year the Kenmore Village Improvement Society hangs 46 wreaths on lampposts along Delaware Avenue made possible by donations from community members as a memorial to loved ones and special causes, but the large wreaths are also a bright spot during the holiday season. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, KVIS members and other volunteers prepared the wreaths for displ…

Erie County

Tonawanda Main Street and the City of Tonawanda will celebrate the city's small town allure with "It's a Wonderful Night," a celebration of the holidays from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1. The Main Street event will include the annual Clinton Park tree lighting at 7 p.m. and an opportunity to meet Santa and other holiday characters, as well a ride the Clinton Park Holiday Express …

Health and Fitness

When it comes to weight gain, we are about to enter the danger zone. Halloween is the first obstacle in these parts when it comes to greater eating and drinking temptations. Coupled with temperatures that are about to sink, and you have a combination that's enough to make the health-conscious scream. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/19/want-better-health-better-weight…

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Households throughout Western New York take pride in their festive decorations. A lot of effort goes into making sure the wicker reindeer doesn't sag, the lights lining the drainage pipes don't freeze and crack, or the inflated Santa avoids an awkward belly flop. So, as a tribute to the preparation for the holiday season, we've sent some of our photographers on a tour of …