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family Guide to kids-friendly activities and festivals for all of WNY

By Nancy Fischer » 7:01 AM

NIAGARA FALLS – The summer will sizzle a little more when bacon moves to the top of the menu at the new Boots, Brews and Bacon Festival in Seneca Square in front of the Seneca Niagara Casino, from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday There’s free admission and free parking.The family event at Third and... Read More

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LOCKPORT – Despite you what might expect from the name, Locktoberfest is not unique to Lockport.The third annual event celebrating the approaching end of the Erie Canal navigation season, set for Saturday in downtown Lockport, was started in the Lock City, but it hasn’t remained there.“Lockport’s Locktoberfest is... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Friday, September 23, 2016

There sure are a lot of fun fall activities for families. One of our favorites are those sometimes-impossible-to-get-out-of corn mazes. My little ones - 20 months and age 4 -  love the small ones, and my big girls, ages 19 and 20, love the big ones.... Read More

By Teresa Sharp » Friday, September 23, 2016

It’s the perfect time to pluck a ripe apple from a tree and take a crunchy bite. Despite the drought, experts say that Niagara County’s prime fruit crop is plentiful this year. And while the apples are slightly smaller, and some varieties might be a... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Allie Ralbovsky hates to break it to all you guys out there, but pretty much all beer has estrogen. That’s why she and the five other ladies at Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. don’t want to hear anyone balk at trying their new Estrogen Ale. The West... Read More




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By Scott Scanlon » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

With more than 50 area craft breweries, taverns and restaurants taking part in Buffalo Beer Week, Sept. 23 to Oct. 2, there's an overwhelming amount of activities, festivities and beer to enjoy. Here are 5 tips for getting the most out of Beer... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Estrogen Ale The albino stout is lightly hopped, includes oats, and was finished with chocolate nibs. It will launch at a release party from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29 at Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. (4350 Seneca St., West Seneca) and only be available in the... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

So much craft beer. So many events. So little time. Here is just a sampling of Beer Week festivities. Those who want to dig deeper can see the full slate of events at Sept. 22 Buffalo Brewers shuffleboard tournament: 6 p.m. at Big... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Professional foodie Anthony Bourdain once proclaimed on his CNN travel show “Parts Unknown” that, “barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it's a start.” Is this true? Those who have spent the last decade-plus slathering their fingers... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Monday, September 19, 2016

Yep, you read that right, go to a museum for free. Just one day, but still it's pretty cool. We love free. Here's the deal. "Museum Day Live" is Sept. 24. It is sponsored by Smithsonian magazine which offers free tickets to participating museums... Read More

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