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The 2011 Erie County Fair is Prepared for Another Big Year

The 2011 Erie County Fair is Prepared for Another Big Year

It is almost August and you know what that means, it is almost time for the Fair! Celebrating 12 days of family fun and entertainment from August 10-21 on the Hamburg Fairgrounds where kids 12 and under are FREE everyday! The Fair has been voted the top Family Fun Event by Buffalo Spree!

Some of the new FREE entertainment highlights include:

Beaches within Reach

Beaches within Reach

A contributor to WGRZ-2 On Your Side's Moms Like Me site posted the following helpful information for potential beachgoers looking to escape the heat.

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Thanks, Trixy2!

NOTE: Before heading out, check out swimming and other conditions on the beach website or call. Water quality and park conditions change often.

The following is a list of beaches around the Western New York (and beyond!) that allow swimming; I've included the address in case you want to Mapquest the location to see how long of a ride it is from your home:  

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

Notre Dame Academy to Hold Chicken and Ribs BBQ

Notre Dame Academy to Hold Chicken and Ribs BBQ

Notre Dame Academy of South Buffalo Catholic School will hold a Chicken and Ribs dinner catered by BW's BBQ on Saturday, August 28th from 5-8pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Notre Dame Academy at 824-0726. Cost for the dinners are $9.00 presale and $9.50 at the door. Notre Dame Academy is located at 1125 Abbott Road, Buffalo, NY 14220.