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April 10, 2014

STROLL AROUND NEWFANE: It's time to hunt for Easter eggs in Newfane

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Spring has sprung and we’re hoping we’ve seen the last of winter. I’m looking forward to flowers, grass and all that Easter chocolate!

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Spring brings golf, baseball, allergies, sun, rain and spring cleaning, and here are some trivia facts about each of them. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball. Seventy percent of the dust in your home consists of shed human skin. The average lifespan of a major league baseball is only 5 to 7 pitches. Why do we say, “God bless you” when someone sneezes? Superstition had it that the devil could enter your body when you sneeze and having someone say “God bless you” drives the devil away. There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings in the world. One inch of rain over one square mile is 17,378,700 gallons of water. Human skin produces Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight, specifically ultraviolet B radiation.

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“We’re Rabbits” by Lisa Westberg Peters is the featured story for Family Story Time tonight at Newfane Free Library. Hop on in for great books and sock bunnies. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. Call 778-9344 to sign up. This is the last event of the series. Spring Story Hour for preschoolers will be held at Newfane Free Library at 9:30 a.m. Friday mornings until May 9.

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Knitting For Yourself is a new feature at Shoppe On Main this April. From 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, they will be hosting a time to come in and knit with others. This is not a class, but a time to share ideas, patterns and sit and knit. The shop holds crochet classes from 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday; the cost is $5. Go to www.shoppeonmain.com for a list of classes and events.

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Newfane United Methodist Church will sponsor a drive-through Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue beginning at 4 today at the church, at 2699 Main St. The cost is $9 and includes a half chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, roll and dessert.

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