Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Elma United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar

Elma UMC will hold its 3rd annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 10 am - 2 pm. Handmade craft, knitted and crocheted items will be available. Soup & Sandwich lunch and bake sale.

Multiple outside vendors with all types of different products including food, spices, jewelry, candles and more. Gifts for all ages. Come shop for your hard to buy people here! (And don’t forget to pick up something for yourself.) Plenty of off street parking located behind the church. FREE ADMISSION

Elma UMC is currently accepting vendors for the show. Details at

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

A “Stuff-N- Fluff” Princess Ball come to Adam Mark Hotel

Buffalo (August 3, 2012) Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop® is bringing you a Stuff –N- Fluff® Princess and the frog ball that gives little girls from 2 to 10 opportunity to bring their very own stuffed frog to life, while enjoying a visit from Disney princess   And with a portion of the proceeds going toward (March of Babies), this Princess and Frog Ball make little girls feel they are special.

Located at Adam Mark Hotel on October 6, 2012 from  4-9pm, this Princess and the frog ball will be something to remember !  Complete with a continental dinner, a visit from the Disney princess, and a Stuff-N- Fluff® frog workshop, which allow guests to make their very own stuffed frog by hand-stuffing it, filling it with rainbow wish stars, dressing it in an adorable  and then naming it and completing a limited edition Princess and the frog  Certificate, the Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop® Princess and the frog Ball  is based on the premise that every little girl, regardless of age, will have a boatload of fun while bringing a plush frog  to life! 

"Noah’s Ark makes the imaginary come to life in a magical and real way for children by bringing the stuffed animal-making experience to ordinary towns, both big and small, ” said Dina Amico-Kriescher, Founder and President of Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop. “A princess ball hosted in the hometown of the child, complete with activities and an appearance by the Disney Princess , makes the children know just how special they are!" 

About Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop:

Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop® founded in 2004, inaugurated the traveling “Stuff-N-Fluff®” Workshop, which gives children and parents the opportunity to experience the fun and joy of creating their very own stuffed animal.  Noah’s Ark employs over 1400 independent representatives called Crew Members, who “set up shop” at home birthday parties, day care centers, scout troops, playgroups, and for groups that would otherwise not have the opportunity to participate in a unique event like this—groups such as children’s hospitals are a few of the benefactors of their mobility. 

For more information on the Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop® experience, the cuddly friends or career opportunity, contact Ebonie Warren 716-218-8469

It’s all Okay this year at Preventionfocus’ Okay 5K

Preventionfocus Inc. continues their quest to “make safe and healthy happen” with their 2nd annual Run/Wellness walk.

Tonawanda, NY, September 29, 2012:  Preventionfocus Inc. will host its 2nd annual Okay 5K run/wellness walk on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Ellicott Creek Park. Presented by Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham, & Coppola LLC, Preventionfocus Inc. wants to get communities excited about staying active all while still having fun. Registration begins at 8:00am with the race following shortly thereafter at 10:00am.

The course, in and around scenic Ellicott Creek Park, is USA Track and Field certified and will be officially timed by Score This. Every participant who finishes the race can expect a certificate for their efforts. The top three male and female runners in each age category will receive recognition in Preventionfocus’ quarterly newsletter as well as their local newspaper. Participants can also enjoy complimentary refreshments at the post-race party /awards ceremony. Registration is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event.

“Whatever your fitness level, or whether this is your very first 5k or your fiftieth, we want everyone to know that it’s “all okay”. We want an event that all feel comfortable coming to.” said Preventionfocus Executive Director, Matt Smith.

Preventionfocus, Inc. is a local not-for-profit organization that works to prevent substance abuse and related problem behaviors throughout the life cycle.  Our three departments: Womanfocus, Prevention Is Primary (PIP), and Teenfocus work together to empower the schools and communities we serve to make safe, healthier choices. 

Any questions about the Okay 5k can be answered by contacting Preventionfocus Inc. Executive Director, Matt Smith. Early registration is accepted, and forms can be found and signed at the Preventionfocus Inc. office located at 69 Linwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209 or online at


Weekend Features Three Day “Crash Fest” Block Party on Old Falls Street, USA


Niagara Falls, NY (Aug. 22, 2012) – “Let’s get ready to rumble,” as the Woman’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) hosts “The Thrill of the Spill,” the 2012 North Central Regional Roller Derby Championship Tournament, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Sept. 14-16, 2012. The event is the first of its kind to be held in Western New York. The tournament was secured with support from Western New York’s own Queen City Roller Girls team.


To complement the weekend, Old Falls Street, USA, is teaming up with the neighboring Legends Bar & Grill to host a three-day complimentary “Crash Fest” Block Party on the Middle Block of Old Falls Street, all three evenings of the tournament, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. “Crash Fest” features live music by the Stevie Fleck Band on Friday evening, live music by Clyde on Saturday evening, and a disc jockey will spin tunes on Sunday evening. A variety of local favorites, healthy food options, seasonal brews and wine will be available for purchase. The public is invited to join the festivities.


“Collaborative events such as these allow us to welcome tournament guests to our diverse indoor/outdoor facility in dynamic fashion,” said Global Spectrum’s Ryan Coate, general manager of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street, USA. “While the teams will keep spectators entertained inside our Event Center, ‘Crash Fest’ will keep the teams and other guests entertained on Old Falls Street after a long day of competition.”


“The Thrill of the Spill” tournament is the first of a series of four 2012 regional playoff tournaments that will be held in various locations around the country. Tournaments include the top 10 teams from each WFTDA region – East, West, North Central, and South Central. The top three teams from each region then advance to the WFTDA Championships, where they compete head-to-head for the Hydra Trophy and the title of 2012 WFTDA Champions.


Presale tickets for the tournament are available at through Sept. 7 at a price of $22 each day or $65 for all three-days. For more information, visit or

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Bellezia Tobacco Grand Opening

Bellezia Tobacco is having it's Grand Opening the week of September 1st 2012.

Located at 5333 Transit Rd in Williamsville NY, owner Milton Kalnitz has a great location with a very relaxing smoking lounge. Milton specializes in hand made pipes and custom blended tobacco.
He also offers a 1 day pipe repair service along with a walk in humidor and fine cigars.

You might recognize the owners name since his son Brian Kalnitz is the owner of Smokers Haven
in West Seneca.

Stop in and welcome Bellezia Tobacco to the area.

5333 Transit Road
Williamsville NY 14221

716 839-5381

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