Monday, June 30, 2014



CLARENCE, NY (JUNE 24, 2014) – The Clarence Hollow Association, a non-profit organization, is presenting a family-friendly 4th-of-July Fair dubbed "HollowFest."

The three-day event will take place July 3, 4, and 5 at the Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main Street, in Clarence, New York 14031. The hours are 5 pm until 11 PM on July 3rd, and 11 AM until 11PM July 4th and 5th. Everyone is invited and there is no charge to to get into the event. Thousands from across the region are expected to attend.

Many local groups and organizations will volunteer their time and resources to help bring the fair to the entire Western New York community. Monies raised will be used by the Hollow Association to beautify the Hollow and reinforce their mission statement of promoting, improving and maintaining the historic Hollow for all to enjoy!

HollowFest will offer fun for the whole family including fun activities and games for children plus a slew of full-blown professional amusement rides from Hammerl Amusements, a Clarence-based family owned business for over fifty years.

The fair will also feature mouth watering delectables from several local award-winning eateries including Gianni Mazia's, the Hollow Bistro & Brew, and the newly renovated Cornerstone Bar & Grill. In addition there will be plenty of crowd pleasing carnival-style foods. Special offerings from many other local non-food vendors and groups will be available for purchase and perusal.

One of the biggest draws of the fair will be live music each night from 7 PM to 11 PM, featuring two of the areas most talented and sought-after bands. Organizers of HollowFest were pleased to secure ROUTE 66 for July 3rd and HIT-N-RUN for July 4th and 5th. A beer tent for adults 21 and up, plus and a gambling tent for those 18 and older will be situated close to the live entertainment.

Two helicopter-landing demos are planned during the festival, weather permitting. "If you have ever seen a helicopter land before you know how exciting it is! It's very loud and very windy! And kids just love it!" stated one happy fair-goer after last year's landing by the Erie County Sherif's Department.

Unique to this year's event will be a spectacular display of fireworks on the 4th, beginning at dusk. It is a culmination of the Association's campaign called Help Us Light Up The Sky on the 4th of July!

"We almost didn't have any fireworks this year until thankfully, some businesses and private citizens stepped up and donated close to $10,000 to help us out. It took a real community effort to pull this off and we could not be more grateful!" stated Jean O'Connell, president of the Hollow Association.

For more information about the HollowFest 4th-of-July Fair go to:, or find them on Facebook under "HollowFest" or "Clarence Hollow Association." 

St. Lawrence will be celebrating our annual Feast Day

August 10, 2014 St. Lawrence will be celebrating our annual Feast Day. The celebration starts promptly at Noon with our Feast Day Mass.  Festivities after Mass include the Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo, dancing featuring the music of the Weisenburgers, kids activities, and booths from parish and neighborhood groups. Barbecued ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs, side dishes and beverages will be available for purchase. There will be a money raffle, tour of the campus, and door prizes.##

For additional information please contact Luke Dyer at 716-308-6302 or



Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 9:00am-6:00pm

Show Vehicle Registration/Check-In:  7:30am-12noon

Show Vehicle Registration:  $15 prior to 7/15; $20 from 7/15 to show day.  Online reg available.  First 500 registrants will receive a dash plaque and goody bag.


Organizers of the original Marilla Car, Truck & Cycle Show are again revving up for one of Western New York's largest shows to raise money for Mercy Flight WNY.  It will be held in Alden (Broadway, W. Main St., Alden Town Park).  Admission will be FREE.  Miles of fun...rain or shine.  


This premier annual event, which is completely staffed by volunteers, offers a family-friendly atmosphere as well as the coolest classic and custom cars & motorcycles from all over the East Coast and Canada.  


We welcome our special celebrity guests: BYRON CHERRY ("Coy Duke" from Dukes of Hazzard), DON PEDRO COLLEY ("Sheriff Little" from Dukes of Hazzard), LOU SANTIAGO (TV host of "Car Fix"), and RICKY LEE (Nashville recording artist).

Opening Ceremony is at 12noon with special guest emcee, CARL RUSSO from 97 ROCK.  There will be over 200 show awards, celebrity cars, live music on two stages from 9am-6pm, chicken BBQ, vendors, Chinese auction, prize raffles, 50/50, food, beverages, Kids Zone, and more.  Sensational Sounds will hold another karaoke finalist contest.

A Show Preview Party will be held on Saturday, July 26, 5:00-8:00pm at the American Legion Post, 13143 Broadway, Alden.  Performance by RICKY LEE.  Dinner, Celebrities Q&A, Chinese Auction, 50/50, cash bar, and more!  Limited pre-sale tickets are available for $20.


Proceeds will be donated to Mercy Flight WNY, an independent, not-for-profit provider of emergency air-medical transport services that serves Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania.  


Monday, June 23, 2014

Intune Music & Lifestyle Festival taking place in Williamsville, NY on June 28.

 Intune Music & Lifestyle Festival taking place in Williamsville, NY on June 28.

In short, Intune is a tribute to the animated character and musical talents of a late friend who passed away this winter. We are giving the community a day to celebrate the creative energy life gives us through a number of interactive workshops: yoga, film, music production, holistic wellness, cooking demos, and more! All while listening to local and international bands and DJs on the main music stage. Did we mention BREAK SCIENCE is headlining

Monday, June 16, 2014

"A Night Under the Stars"- A Swing Dance Event

"A Night Under the Stars"- A Swing Dance Event

date and time: August 9th, 2014, 6pm-9pm

cost: $15 per person

location: Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum (new Kiddieland Testing Park) 

"A Night Under the Stars" will feature the Alex Rene' Big Swing Band, as well as wine tastings and selling from three of the Niagara Region's main wineries, Honeymoon Trail, Niagara Landing and A Gust of Sun. The J & L Barbeque Food Truck will also be onsite to sell their delicious food. 


For more information please call: 716-693-1885 or email: 

Hamburg Oktoberfest

Saturday September 13th, 2014

Location: Village of Hamburg Memorial Park (corner of Lake Street and Union Street)

Music by: The German-American Musicians and The Auslanders


Authentic German food, beer, folk dancing, beer making competition and car show.


German American Musicians Present

German American Musicians Present
Sunday, June 29th. 12-7pm
Buffalo River Fest Park, Ohio Street
Presale: $8,
Gate: $10,
12 and under: Free
The German American Musicians invite you to celebrate WURSTFEST, or "Sausage Festival," a celebration of traditional German food, beer, music and Gemütlichkeit.

Doors open at noon with music performed by Die Ausländers, followed by the 25-piece German American Musicians: “Buffalo’s BIG German Band.” Your afternoon will be filled with authentic food from Scharf’s Schiller Park Restaurant, German beer selections, dances, sing-a-longs and contests. There may even be a visit from “Herr Dunderbeck!” Everything that a rowdy BIG German band needs to bring you an “Oktoberfest in June.”

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