Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

May 8, 2014

Stroll Around Newfane: Things are really heating up in Newfane, Olcott areas

By Julie Obermiller
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Newfane and Olcott are jumping with things to do, so rush right into spring by dusting off winter’s cobwebs to join your friends and neighbors at local events. Your support is appreciated by many tireless volunteers. Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, adopted and foster moms, crazy aunts, Girl Scout leaders, teachers and all gals who “mother” our children all year through.

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Friday is the last of the 9:30 a.m. Spring Story Hours for preschoolers at Newfane Free Library.

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 In a rush for Friday’s dinner? Support Juvenile Diabetes research by stopping at Wrights Corners Tops Market Friday for a take-out chicken barbecue, cooked by the Barker Lions. Pre-sale tickets are now on sale at the store for $9.50; $10 on the day of the barbecue. Dinners include a half chicken, two sides and roll and butter. All proceeds go to the JDR fund.

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Although the 10th Planet in Newfane is closing, owner Harry Brashear wants customers to know the rest of the store’s inventory will be discounted by 50 percent for the last week or two until closing.

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On Mother’s Day, there will be free flowers for all moms at the LakeView Village Shoppes in Olcott. Located where Route 78 meets Lake Ontario, the 17 unique shops will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. You will find art, food, treats, jewelry, clothing, gifts and more.

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Van Horn Mansion is open for the season, with tours from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays (except Mother’s Day and holiday weekends). Admission is $5. The spring Apple Blossom Festival is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at the West Creek Road Country Village at West Creek at Ide roads, Newfane. It’s the annual spring fair with food, music, performers, local products, crafters and more. Admission and parking are free. Visit their new website at www.newfanehistoricalsociety.com for details.

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Woodland artist Geoffrey Harding will be presenting his newest works of art at Shoppe On Main from 6 to 8 p.m. May 16. Harding, a town resident, has been showing and selling at Shoppe On Main since 2004, when it first opened, and you can come to meet the artist. Shoppe On Main is at 2714 Main St., Newfane. The public is welcome and the event is free.

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Get on the list. Newfane will hold its town-wide yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6 and 7. Residents can get on the maps by calling Kristi in the town supervisor’s office, at 778-8531, until May 27. Maps will be available starting June 3 at JEX Laundry in Wrights Corners, Newfane Laundry on McKee Street and at the Caboose in Olcott. Kristi can also help with your questions.

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The Olcott Yacht Club Women’s Yachting Association is sponsoring a scholarship this summer for the Junior Sailing Program, for students ages 7 to 18. The program emphasizes fun, safety, sportsmanship, cooperation and competition in the sport of sailing. Applications must be submitted by June 1 and can be obtained at the Newfane school guidance office or by calling Linda Rosenbaum at 778-5153.

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The Olcott Community Kitchen is held each Tuesday and Sunday after services at Olcott United Methodist Church, and everyone is welcome. Serving is from 12:30 to 2 p.m. For delivery service, call the church at 778-8879. If you need transportation to come and enjoy the fellowship, call Bonnie Newman at 439-8387.

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The Town of Newfane is looking for lifeguards for the summer season at Olcott Beach. Applicants must be certified in lifeguarding and waterfront safety. If interested, apply in person at the Newfane Town Hall supervisor’s office, 2737 Main St., or call Laura Rutland at 807-1104.

Newfane-area residents, send your news to juliechatterbox@msn.com (jpeg pictures, Word or text in emails only); or to 8691 Lake Road No. 9, Barker, NY 14012. To be in next week’s Stroll Around Newfane, information should be in Julie’s hands by 6 p.m. Tuesday.