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What the World Cup is Teaching Us About Citizenship

What the World Cup is Teaching Us About Citizenship

 

Soccer is the sport played most consistently around the world. It's not sectioned off or dominated by one particular country. According to FIFA's most recent survey, there are 265 million players actively involved in soccer around the world, or roughly 4 percent of the world's population. 

Seneca Niagara Casino Continues Free Learn-to-Play Table Games Program in July and August

Seneca Niagara Casino Continues Free Learn-to-Play Table Games Program in July and August

Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will provide learn-to-play sessions for two popular table games – Craps and Mississippi Stud Poker – in July and August on its newly renovated gaming floor. In addition, the casino recently upped the ante from $10 to $25 in Free Match Play as a thank-you to guests for taking part in the sessions.

The free, ongoing initiative offers guests the opportunity to get comfortable with some of the liveliest games on the casino floor, such as blackjack, roulette, craps, mini-baccarat and more. All participants will be able to learn the rules, ask questions and try table games with “play money.” Sessions are offered every other Wednesday each month.

Sessions take place from noon to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. at Pit 4, located closest to the main cashier cage and STIR, the new high-energy feature bar with a 43-foot high-definition video wall. The upcoming learn-to-play schedule is as follows:

12th annual Mount St. Mary’s “River Run” set for June 21

12th annual Mount St. Mary’s “River Run” set for June 21

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital will hold its 12th annual “River Run” on Saturday, June 21.  The USATF sanctioned 5K Run/2 mile walk starts at 9 a.m.  The course starts and ends at the Red Brick School in the Village of Lewiston, with a main portion of the course following Lower River Road in Lewiston.

Registration will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the Red Brick School, 145 N. 4th St. in Lewiston. The post-race party is at 10 a.m. and the Awards Ceremony at 10:30 a.m.  The finish line is provided by Race Management Solutions.

An entry form is now available at www.msmh.org. Entry fees accepted the day of the race and are $28 for runners and $18 for walkers. Please make checks payable to Mount St. Mary's Foundation, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston NY 14092.

A Thrilling Treetop Adventure Awaits in Nearby London, Ontario

A Thrilling Treetop Adventure Awaits in Nearby London, Ontario

There are so many cool things about the city of London, Ontario, that it’s hard to find a place to begin. But one of the most unique attractions is a small ski resort — Boler Mountain — found in the city itself. And when the snow melts, the fun doesn’t stop. That’s when this amazing family destination transitions into Treetop Adventure Park complete with multiple zip lines, rope courses, swinging bridges, Tarzan swings and pirate nets that are guaranteed to entertain visitors during the warmer months.

Recently, this writer had the opportunity to experience the Treetop Adventure Park for the very first time, along with two other first-timers. We ranged in age from thirties to fifties, and two of us had a slight fear of heights. As it turned out, we had nothing to worry about!

No Frills Buffalo Plans Golf Outing to Benefit Hospice Foundation

No Frills Buffalo Plans Golf Outing to Benefit Hospice Foundation

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company’s annual golf outing to benefit the Hospice Foundation will take place on Friday, July 11, 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 outing. Registration and lunch begins at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Celebrity Golf Classic Still Accepting Golfer Registrations

Celebrity Golf Classic Still Accepting Golfer Registrations

 

Reservations from foursomes and individual golfers are still being accepted for the annual New York State Deputies Association Celebrity Golf Classic taking place on Saturday, May 31, at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club, 4560 Creek Road, Lewiston. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NYS Deputies Association scholarship fund.

Several alumni from the Buffalo Bills and Sabres are expected to participate in the event, including Joe DeLamielleure, Fred Smerlas, Lou Piccone, Booker Edgerson, Charlie Ferguson, Ed Rutkowski, Gabe Northern, Ken Jones, Jay McKee, Rene Robert, Terry Martin and Don Luce. During the tournament, golfers will have the unique opportunity to play 18 holes with these athletes and other television and entertainment personalities.

The Brightest Run Takes Place in the Dark at Illuminate London

The Brightest Run Takes Place in the Dark at Illuminate London

There are countless runs and walks all year long for participants of all ages and skill level. But how many of them take place in the dark and encourage participants to walk, run or even dance their way through the course?

Illuminate London in nearby London, Ontario, will take place on Saturday, June 7. This unique event, billed as the “brightest run in the dark,” draws thousands of participants who run, walk and dance the streets of downtown along the 2 km course. Along the way they are treated to the hottest music playing throughout the route, which is lined with 10-foot tall crazy neon and wavy tubes! Wearing bright colors with a dose of creativity is definitely encouraged.