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Bring Your Appetite to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Bring Your Appetite to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 35 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open for the 2012 season. Hours at the open-air market are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. 

Providing musical entertainment on Saturday, June 2, will be singer/guitarist Kate Shaffer from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. by singer/guitarist Casey Bolles. Wine-tasting will be courtesy of Arrowhead Wine Cellars and 21 Brix Winery. 

Hull House Plans Lawn, Plant Sale

Hull House Plans Lawn, Plant Sale

The Hull Family Home and Farmstead, 5962 Genesee St. at Pavement Road, Lancaster, will be the site of a lawn and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 and 20.

Proceeds will benefit the restoration of the Hull House and maintenance of the BiNational Peace Garden.

For more information, visit www.hullfamilyhome.org.

Garden of Gems Flower & Jewelry Show for Charity

 Ben Garelick Jewelers & Menne Nursery Team Up & Give Back For Mother’s Day

The beauty will be two-fold this Mother’s Day as local Western New York businesses, Ben Garelick Jewelers and Menne Nursery, team up for 2012’s Garden of Gems Flower & Jewelry Show. The second annual Garden of Gems event will begin on Thursday, May 10, and run through Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, at Ben Garelick’s store located at 5001 Transit Rd., Williamsville, 14221. With live floral arrangements provided by Menne paired with exquisite jewelry designs from Ben Garelick, this special campaign will honor WNY Moms with inspiring and dazzling jeweled bouquets and most importantly, donate a portion of the proceeds to the Joan A. Male Family Support Center.

Lewiston Garden Fest Now Accepting Vendors

Lewiston Garden Fest Now Accepting Vendors

The recent warmer temperatures have gotten many, including the Lewiston Garden Club, thinking about their gardens and other landscaping projects. The Lewiston Garden Club, which sponsors Lewiston Garden Fest, is now accepting vendor applications for its seventh annual event on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, 2012 along Center Street in Lewiston. Businesses and vendors who sell items related to gardening, horticulture and the outdoors, including nurseries, landscapers, garden artists, builders and others which enhance beauty in the garden, are encouraged to apply.

“Lewiston Garden Fest brings both gardeners of varying skill levels and visitors alike from all over Western New York and Southern Ontario to our historic village to learn how to beautify their outdoor space,” said Sharon Low, vendor chair and president of the Lewiston Garden Club. “We welcome any and all vendors who sell garden or outdoor-related items to apply for this summer’s event.”

Are Damages Caused by Wind and Severe Weather Covered?

Are Damages Caused by Wind and Severe Weather Covered?

Western New York is in the path of predicted 70 mph winds this weekend. Are you prepared for severe weather conditions when it comes to being covered by homeowners insurance? 

Many people are misled or confused as to what is covered and what isn’t on their homeowners policy. Some just assume they are covered for everything. This is not the case.

Damages caused by windstorms, hail, hurricanes and tornadoes are covered in all homeowners policies. However, some insurers may limit the coverage of homeowners residing in hurricane prone areas. Additional coverage may be purchased.

Decisions for Homeowners: Which Insurance?

Decisions for Homeowners: Which Insurance?

Buying a home is an important investment. Some people save for years and years before finally pursuing their dream of being a home owner. Therefore, it’s extremely important to properly protect your home.

Purchasing homeowners insurance can be somewhat confusing and stressful, but there are some basic guidelines that can help you in your decision-making process. Following are some examples:

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

A popular program, “Researching Your House History,” will be presented by Cynthia Van Ness, MLS, the Historical Society’s Director of Library and Archives and a research expert. It will take place on Saturday, October 8, and will feature a talk to which all are welcome, plus an optional, exclusive hands-on workshop.

The first part of the program is a lecture, in the museum's auditorium, where Van Ness will speak about the museum research library’s resources, the specific tools that are available, and give tips for how to research a property in which you are interested.

No pre-registration is required for this part of the program; admission is $5 members/$7 non-members, which covers general admission for lecture alone.