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June 26, 2014

Stroll Around Newfane: Don't miss summer fun in Newfane, Olcott area

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — If you missed last weekend’s Summerfest with Brianna’s Buddies and the Newfane Neighborhood Watch Association, you missed a really fun and moving event. Several guys were getting their heads shaved to raise money for cancer and it spurred on audience members to go under the razor as well. The additional folks, including two brave ladies and child brain cancer survivor Ryan Kruzicke, pushed the total over $5,000. The money will be used to help three gals bravely battling cancer. Thank you to all those who let Naomi Taylor of Oxygen Salon in Newfane cut their hair (and beard, in Kit’s case) and all those who braved the shears. It was a fun, family event. The winner of the raffle for the Halloween quilt pieced by Linda Fitch and stitched by Katie DerSarkissian was Jon Ormond. Kudos to all who organized and participated. 

GAZEBO CONCERTS CONTINUE

Concerts in the Olcott Gazebo on Main Street continue on Sundays, with a 2 to 4 p.m. performance this week by Emerald Isles, a well-known Celtic band. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the best of local musicians. Before the fireworks on July 3, the gazebo will showcase Mark Mazur and his Little Big Band from 7 to 9 before the fireworks. On the Fourth of July, enjoy the Sophisticats from 2 to 4 p.m. when they will play all types of music and feature vocalist Jessica Naylor Condes from right here in Olcott. The popular Buffalo Banjo Band, with 15 banjo players singing up a storm, appears on July 6.

VILLAGE FAIR EVENTS

Olcott’s Lakeview Village Fair has the following events going on for this summer. This Saturday, bring in a fishing pole and receive 10 percent off at each shop on the boardwalk. On July 5, kids who bring in their report card will receive free paint, and there will be a free outdoor movie on the boardwalk. Enjoy a day by the water, shopping, eating, listening to music or just enjoying the sunsets. Lakeview Village Fair is where Route 78 meets Lake Ontario.

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