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Lewiston GardenFest set for June 22 & 23

Lewiston GardenFest set for June 22 & 23

Take the historic village of Lewiston, add a love of gardening and you have the 8th annual Lewiston GardenFest sponsored by the Lewiston Garden Club. The event is Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Located along Center Street, the festival includes a free garden walk featuring the gardens of local Lewiston residents and vendors selling flowers, plants, garden art and more to beautify one’s outdoor space. In addition master gardeners and representatives from floral societies will offer presentations and opportunities to answer all of your gardening questions.

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

Niagara Falls Park receives another installment of $125,000 extreme makeover

In what has become something of a rite of spring, more than 50 National Grid employees returned to Gill Creek Park in Niagara Falls to continue efforts to beautify and transform this popular public park and community asset into one of Niagara County’s most picturesque and useful green spaces.  This is the fourth time in five years that National Grid volunteers have worked with city and neighbor organizations on projects in the park. 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Plans May 11 Opening

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Plans May 11 Opening

Western New York’s most popular open-air market, the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, will return for the 2013 season on May 11. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Dec. 21.

Visitors to the market will discover a few new surprises this year, including several new vendors. Joining the market for the 2013 season are Blackbird Sweets, Bieter and Sons Farm, Plato Dale Farm, T-Meadow Farm and Eveningside Vineyards. Several Western New York wineries will also continue to provide tastings on a rotating basis.

Lewiston Garden Fest now accepting vendor applications

Lewiston Garden Fest now accepting vendor applications

Longer days mean spring sunshine and warm summer days not far behind, bringing thoughts of gardening and landscaping projects. The Lewiston Garden Fest, presented by Lewiston Garden Club, is now accepting vendor applications for its 8th annual event on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2013 along Center Street in Lewiston. Businesses and vendors who sell items related to gardening, horticulture and the outdoors, including nurseries, landscapers, garden artists, builders, and others which enhance beauty in the garden, are encouraged to apply.

London’s Lifestyle Home Show Will be Bursting With Fresh Ideas

London’s Lifestyle Home Show Will be Bursting With Fresh Ideas

Looking to change things up in your home — a little or a lot? Need some fresh new ideas for the new year? Then visit nearby London, Ontario, from Jan. 25-27 for the annual Lifestyle Home Show!

Bursting with great ideas, this annual event highlights everything that falls under the lifestyle umbrella. Featuring the newest trends and cutting-edge technology, the three-day show boasts approximately 350 exhibitors, nearly 20,000 visitors and over 120,000 square feet of floor space. Presented by the London Home Builders’ Association, guests  will be treated to home- and garden-related exhibitors, seminars, contests, celebrity guests and much more.

Niagara University to Celebrate Veterans Day with Unveiling of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Plaque

 

World War I concluded when an armistice went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. One year later, President Woodrow Wilson commemorated the event by declaring Nov. 11 Armistice Day, the forerunner to Veterans Day.

Due to the national holiday falling on a Sunday this year, the Niagara University community will celebrate Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12, with a program honoring those who have sacrificed to preserve the freedoms Americans hold dear.

The event will also serve as an opportunity for representatives from NU, the 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council and the Binational Tourism Alliance to formally unveil and dedicate a commemorative plaque for the Niagara University 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden, located between St. Vincent’s and Alumni halls.

Niagara U Presents Summer Class on Preparing the Perfect Barbecue

Niagara U Presents Summer Class on Preparing the Perfect Barbecue

With Mother’s Day now on the back burner, Niagara University’s Office of Continuing Education is offering a great gift idea for all the fathers out there.

Ideal for amateur barbecuers, their friends and for Father’s Day, NU is accepting registrations for an innovative, hands-on continuing education course that will teach participants how to cook competition-quality barbecue ribs from start to finish.

The course, which will take place Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will be instructed by Robert Giordano and Roy “Honcho” Gregory of the Smokin’ Eagles International BBQ Festival. The celebrated duo will share their secrets on preparing the perfect rack of ribs right down to the smoking, including recipe selection, seasoning options, cooking techniques and food safety tips.

Class participants will have the opportunity to sample their results at the conclusion of the demonstration.