Lockport Union-Sun & Journal —
• Thursday is the big Cruise and Fun Finale Night at our Barker Farmer’s Market. This will be the official end of the full market for 2012. In addition to the car cruise, great oldies music, Hula-Hoop and limbo contests for the kids, and the Hot Country Line Dancers will be strutting their stuff at 7 p.m. on Main Street. The annual German food fest at PWT Restaurant features German potato salad, potato pancakes, bratwurst and sauerkraut, goulash soup, German chocolate cake and apple crisp, served inside all day. Produce is bountiful, with amazing fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, pickles, plants and more. There’s a food truck with Sno-Cones, slushies and more. Friends of the Barker Free Library offer used books at a great price. Roy Nerber has plants, flowers and garden art. Ashford Hollow has added a new spiced pumpkin hot cocoa mix, banana and strawberry milk flavor, spiced Chai and iced tea mixes to their gourmet cocoa, fudge etc. McDuffie’s Bakery has its Scottish shortbread cookies, biscotti, family-sized potpies and artisan breads. Brianna’s Buddies brings cancer and angel jewelry. Kristen Loveland will be busy doing intricate henna tattoo designs for adventurous customers. The bakery truck continues to draw a crowd, as E. Antonio and Son bring their fresh baked goods to the market. Sample one of his seasoned hard rolls. The owner of E. Antonio’s Bakery in Wilson brings us fresh Italian bread, rolls, pizza bread, cookies, scones, pies and more. If you want to order something special, from canollis to pizza bread, call Eddie at 751-9196 and he’ll bring it to the market.
• Get your tickets by Sept. 5 for the gala Dinner to celebrate the Hartland Bicentennial. It will be held on Sept. 15 at Becker Farms on Quaker Road — 6 p.m. for appetizers and cash bar and 7 p.m. for the dinner of pork loin, turkey with garlic potatoes and vegetables. Dessert will be served at 8 p.m. Guests will then be invited to listen to “18th Century Tavern Music” sung by Ron Cary. Tickets for the evening are $30 per person. For that old-fashioned touch, guests are encouraged to wear period dress. This is Hartland’s last Bicentennial activity, and it is hoped that there will be a large community turn out. Tickets must be purchased at the Hartland Town Hall.