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Labatt Blue Wingman Hockey Tournament to Debut at National Buffalo Wing Festival

 Labatt Blue Wingman Hockey Tournament to Debut at National Buffalo Wing Festival

             It doesn’t get much more “Buffalo” than chicken wings, Labatt Blue Beer and ice hockey - which is why Labatt Blue is helping combine all three by bringing the ice…outdoors…in the summer.

            On Saturday, August 31, the first-ever Labatt Blue Wingman Hockey Tournament will take place at the National Buffalo Wing Festival from noon to 9 p.m. at Coca-Cola Field. Eight teams have been pre-selected to compete in this two-on-two, closed tournament. All participating teams are of intermediate to advanced level play and most participated in the inaugural Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament back in 2008.

Student Athletes Need Proper Eye Protection

Student Athletes Need Proper Eye Protection

With thoughts slowly turning to back-to-school, parents are reminded to take precautions as their sons and daughters ready to make their return to the popular fall and winter sports. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are both strongly recommending that protective eyewear be worn by all participants in all sports in which there is risk of eye injury.

“Among the popular school sports considered high risk when it comes to the potential for eye injury are basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, ice hockey and field hockey,” said Michael Tomasik, owner of Tomasik Optical in Orchard Park and Lackawanna. “Sports in the moderate risk category include tennis, soccer, volleyball and football.

Second Annual Labatt Blue Light Lime Kayak Regatta Stirs up Water at Woody’s Beach Club

Second Annual Labatt Blue Light Lime Kayak Regatta Stirs up Water at Woody’s Beach Club

On Sunday, August 4, dozens of kayakers will take to the waters at Woodlawn Beach as part of the second annual Labatt Blue Light Lime Kayak Regatta. From 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., kayakers will compete, in rain or shine, for trophies, a variety of Labatt-branded prizes and bragging rights. 

All are encouraged to participate, as there will be heats for different sized kayaks and skill levels. For those who don’t own their own kayak, rentals will be available on a first-come first-serve basis for $20 per day, courtesy of Longboard Rentals.

Registration will be held on race day from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and the cost to participate is $35 per person. Kayakers can also pre-register at www.gameonbuffalo.com for a discounted price of $25 per person.  Registration includes a t-shirt, race number, lunch and water, and complimentary parking for pre-registrants.

VCA Golf Tournament on 8/26/13

VCA Golf Tournament on 8/26/13

The Valley Community Association is pleased to announce that on August 26, 2013, the center will be hosting its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at Lancaster Country Club. Lunch and registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and includes soda, grilled chicken, Italian sausage, hot dogs, hamburgers, salad and desserts. 

The 4 person scramble format will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. sharp. Beer and refreshments on the course. The tournament dinner will be catered by BW’s Barbecue and take place at Buffalo River Fest Park, 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY, 14203, beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be great prizes for the various contests.

The cost per golfer is $100. Limited transportation in mini-buses will be available.

Stroller Strides Family Class to benefit Women & Children's Hospital

Stroller Strides Family Class to benefit Women & Children's Hospital

Stroller Strides/Fit4Mom Buffalo will host a FREE family fitness class at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 21 at Glen Falls Park in Williamsville. Please meet in the parking lot located at Glen Avenue and Mill Street.

 

This event is open to everyone and attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Women and Children's Hospital as part of Assemblyman Ray Walter's Christmas in July Toy Drive. The toys will be delivered to the hospital by Santa and will bring many smiles to the faces of children receiving them.

 

This is a fun opportunity to enjoy a family friendly workout in beautiful Glen Falls Park and to show your support to children being cared for at Women and Children's Hospital. 

 

Stroller Strides will also be raffling off prizes!

 

Jacobs Says Permit Holders Can Still “Opt-Out”

Jacobs Says Permit Holders Can Still “Opt-Out”

Clerk to host community outreach effort

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to prompt pistol permit holders who have not yet completed their Public Records Exemptions forms, also known as the “Opt-Out” form, that his office is still accepting them. Individual permit holders have another opportunity to complete and submit the form during a Community Outreach on Tuesday, July 9th from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Northtown Auto Bureau, located in the Northtown Plaza, 3095 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, NY.

The Pasta Peddler’s Fresh Pasta is Right at Home on Buffalo’s West Side

The Pasta Peddler’s Fresh Pasta is Right at Home on Buffalo’s West Side

If you’ve ever visited the Elmwood-Bidwell, Williamsville, Hamburg or East Aurora farmers’ markets, or the Winter Market at Horsefeathers on Buffalo’s West Side, you’re probably familiar with the delicious, locally produced pasta and sauce carrying The Pasta Peddler label. 

In fact, countless Western New Yorkers are now very familiar with the product, which caused owners Eric Amodeo and Michael Sedia to recently move their basement pasta-making operation into the recently renovated Horsefeathers Market & Residences at 346 Connecticut St.