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May 1, 2014

May brings lots of activities to Newfane area

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Happy May Day! I don’t think we’ll see many folks dancing around maypoles, and it is a bit rainy this week, but we’re happy to be moving forward into spring. There are a lot of activities going on this week, so get out and enjoy them, no matter what the weather.

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Spring Story Hour for preschoolers will be held at Newfane Free Library at 9:30 a.m. Fridays until May 9.

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The Wrights Corners Ladies Auxiliary, 4043 Lake Ave., will be holding its annual Meat Raffle on Friday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the raffles start at 7. There will also be a small basket raffle. Beverage and snacks will be provided. There are special $1 tickets for a chance to win first prize of a $100 gift certificate to Budwey’s; second prize is a grill, and third prize is a wine basket from Niagara Landing Wine Cellars. For more information, call Cindy Horner at 778-7805.

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Want to volunteer at the Carousel Park? There is a park clean-up scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, with lunch provided for workers. The annual volunteer sign-up will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 7 at the Newfane Town Hall Community Room.

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Although the 10th Planet in Newfane is closing, owner Harry Brashear wants customers to know he will still celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until all of the comics designated for the event are gone. The rest of the store’s inventory will be discounted by 50 percent that day, for the last week or two until closing.

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The Lakeview Village Shoppes in Olcott open for the season this weekend. Located where Route 78 meets Lake Ontario, the 14 shops will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Starting Memorial Day weekend, shops will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, You will find art, food, jewelry, clothing, gifts and more. The theme this year is “On The Boardwalk.” At 4:30 p.m. Sunday, there will be an Eating Contest (free TUMS given out), so see what great foods and munchies are available. On Mother’s Day, there will be free flowers for all moms.

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