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Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

 

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions is excited to bring the top eight drum corps in the world to Western New York. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, and all of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event.

Exit 2 Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for SPCA

Exit 2 Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for SPCA

 

Exit 2 Bar & Grille will hold its first annual golf tournament to raise funds for the SPCA Serving Erie County on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Sheridan Park Golf Course in Tonawanda.

The tournament will feature a 10 a.m. shotgun start, contests and prizes on the course, lunch at the turn and a Southern BBQ cookout dinner with a three-hour call bar at Exit 2 following the event. The cost is $100 per person and the event is limited to 24 foursomes. Please visit www.exit2bar.com or contact the restaurant for more information.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author of Book on Boxer Jimmy Slattery

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author of Book on Boxer Jimmy Slattery

 

Rich Blake, author of “Slats: The Legend and Life of Jimmy Slattery,” will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4, for a book-signing event. The nonprofit community bookstore is located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

Jimmy Slattery was the personification of the Golden Era of sports in the boom/bust 1920s and ’30s. A phantom in the ring, “Slats” soared across the national stage like a comet, then crashed into oblivion. Discarded by the ages, this is the incredible true story of the Irish boy-wonder from Buffalo’s First Ward who captivated the boxing world at its peak.

Bases Loaded to Host Marv Levy and Andre Reed for Autograph-signing Event

Bases Loaded to Host Marv Levy and Andre Reed for Autograph-signing Event

 

Buffalo Bills legends and Pro Football Hall of Famers Marv Levy and Andre Reed will participate in an autograph-signing session from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Levy coached the Buffalo Bills from 1986-97 and also served briefly as the team’s general manager in 2006-07. He entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. Reed played wide receiver for Buffalo from 1985-99 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

Release Party Set for Book on Boxing Legend Jimmy Slattery

Release Party Set for Book on Boxing Legend Jimmy Slattery

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company is proud to present its newest release, “Slats: The Legend and Life of Jimmy Slattery,” by Rich Blake. For the very first time, the incredible true story of Buffalo’s First Ward boxing legend is told!

A book release party for “Slats,” presented by No Frills Buffalo and Dog Ears Bookstore, will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

Annual No Frills Buffalo Golf Tournament to Benefit Hospice Foundation

Annual No Frills Buffalo Golf Tournament to Benefit Hospice Foundation

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company’s seventh annual golf outing to benefit the Hospice Foundation will take place on Friday, July 10, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center.

Individual golfers, foursomes and sponsors are still being sought for the annual “Come Get Some” golf tournament. Registration and lunch begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Visa Fees Waived for 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Visa Fees Waived for 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

 

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will take place in Los Angeles, California, from July 25 through Aug. 2, 2015. This year, foreign participants have something new to look forward to: There will be no visa application fee or visa issuance fee required. In 2014, the State Department announced that the fees would be waived for both the 2014 Special Olympics Summer Games Invitational and this year’s main event. Consular posts worldwide have been authorized to issue multiple-entry "B-1/B-2" visitor visas to qualifying applicants.