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Explore London’s Public Parks and Gardens Year-round

Explore London’s Public Parks and Gardens Year-round

The calendar says that winter has come and gone, and thoughts are quickly turning to outdoor activities. Nearby London, Ontario, boasts many natural areas throughout the city that are open year-round, including popular destinations such as Kilally Meadows, Meadowlily Woods, Medway Valley Heritage Forest, Sifton Bog, Warbler Woods and Westminster Ponds ... all awaiting your visit!

Natural areas include wetlands, meadows, forests, valley lands and other relatively undisturbed lands that are home to many different plants and wildlife. Some locations even contain rare plants, wildlife or landforms. In fact, many of these natural areas are considered environmentally significant on a local, regional, provincial or even national scale! 

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Looking for an affordable and creative alternative to candy, jewelry and flowers for your sweetheart? Surprise them with a gift that they will cherish forever - a Singing Valentine. On February 13th and 14th, the Friends of Harmony, a local male a Capella chorus, will be sending authentic Barbershop Quartets to personally deliver Singing Valentines to people all over Western NY. The quartets, in full matching costume, will appear at homes, schools, restaurants and places of business to sing two love songs and to present a flower and a personalized Valentine along with a photo with the quartet commemorating the event all for just $45.00.

Friends of Harmony to Perform Benefit Concert for Food Bank of Western NY

Friends of Harmony to Perform Benefit Concert for Food Bank of Western NY

The Friends of Harmony will be holding its third annual Christmas benefit concert on Friday evening at 7:00PM at Sacred Heart in Bowmansville, NY located at 5337 Genesee Street.   Tickets are $15.00.   Kids under 12 are FREE.   Everyone is encouarge to bring a non-perishable food item.  All money and food received by this concert will go to the Food Bank of Western NY.  Questions?  Call Don Ehrenreich at (716) 573-5911

Friends of Harmony Open House

Friends of Harmony Open House

The Friends of Harmony male a cappella chorus is holding an Open House on Tuesday night, October 15th at 7:30 at Sacred Heart School located on 5337 Genesee Street in Bowmansville, NY (about 0.7 mile east of Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant).    The chorus is preparing for their annual Christmas Concert to benefit the Food Bank of Western NY and guests are invited to be a part of it.    Come learn more about the chorus.  You may even get a chance to sing with us at the concert.   The chorus is actively auditioning all voice parts.

NFBC & You and Who Unveil Commemorative 75th Anniversary T-Shirts

NFBC & You and Who Unveil Commemorative 75th Anniversary T-Shirts

LEWISTON, NY/QUEENSTON, ON – The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) and social good t-shirt company You and Who have unveiled the NFBC 75th Anniversary and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge 50th Anniversary commemorative shirt, which is now available for purchase via nfbc75.com.  For each shirt sold, a meal will be donated to Project Share in Niagara Falls, Ontario, or to Heart, Love, Soul in Niagara Falls, New York.

Lynyrd Skynyrd + Artpark Audience = A Good Time for All

Lynyrd Skynyrd + Artpark Audience = A Good Time for All

Do you remember reading those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books as a child?

Your actions determined the outcome. If you made the right choice, the book offered a stellar ending. If you made the wrong choice, well, the outcome wasn't as great.

A Lynyrd Skynyrd concert is sort of like a "Choose Your Own Adventure."

"We love getting the crowd into it," singer Johnny Van Zant said in a phone interview. "I want the crowd to go home hoarse, too. We feed off the crowd. That's what this band's all about is feeding off the crowd."

So, when the 10,000-plus who bought tickets to watch Lynyrd Skynyrd at "Tuesday in the Park" at Artpark arrive tonight, the fate of the show will rest in their hands.

Van Zant is confident the crowd will be loud (and the band will be happy).

'Slamming' Chicago Ready to Rock Artpark

'Slamming' Chicago Ready to Rock Artpark

Music has become a game of numbers for legendary Illinois-bred band Chicago.

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A recent Gallup poll suggested most U.S. citizens retire after roughly 40-45 years of work (age 61).

The same can't be said for the band members in Chicago.

Forty-six is the number of consecutive years Chicago has toured. While other acts might look to slow things down after 40-plus years, these band members are far from road-weary and eagerly anticipate each gig.

"Perhaps people are thinking, 'Well, how many more years are they going to want to do this? Maybe we should catch this show, because we don't know,' " said James Pankow, one of the founding members of Chicago. "You know, Elvis is gone. Frank Sinatra's gone. I never saw either one of them, and I regret it. And maybe people are kinda starting to think that way about Chicago. I mean, this is 46 years."

However, the renowned trombonist said Chicago "is absolutely slamming."