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April 3, 2014

STROLL AROUND NEWFANE: Family story time set at Newfane Library

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Did you manage to get through April Fool’s Day without being pranked or fooled? Well, it’s no joke; April is here to stay! Lots of things are happening in your community, so spring out there and get busy!

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The egg trivia continues. The egg shell may have as many as 17,000 tiny pores over its surface and the egg can absorb flavors and odor, so cartons keep them fresh. Eggs are placed in their cartons large end up to keep the air cell in place and the yolk centered. To tell if an egg is raw or hard-cooked, spin it — if the egg spins easily, it’s hard-cooked, if it wobbles, it’s raw. A cloudy white is a sign of freshness, not age, because of high carbon dioxide content when the egg is laid. A greenish ring around a hard-boiled egg yolk is due to either overcooking or a high iron content in the cooking water. Egg whites will beat to a better volume if they’re allowed to stand at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before beating. Occasionally, a hen will produce double-yolked eggs and it is rare, but a young hen may produce an egg with no yolk at all.

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“The Lot At The End Of My Block” by Kevin Lewis is the featured story for Family Story Time tonight at Newfane Free Library. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m., when guests will make homemade play dough. Call 778-9344 to sign up for all the Thursday Family Story Hours through April 10. Next week’s featured book is “We’re Rabbits” by Lisa Westberg Peters. Hop on in for great books and sock bunnies! Spring Story Hour for preschoolers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Fridays through May 9 at the library.

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A sure sign of summer is the opening of Olcott Beach Carousel Park. If you are a responsible, friendly hard-working student, 16 or older, enrolled in school in the fall and enjoy working with children, the park is looking for summer workers. Employment runs from July through Labor Day and pays $8 per hour. Applications are available at the guidance departments at Barker, Wilson and Newfane schools, at the Newfane Town Supervisor’s Office or by calling Rosemary at 778-7066. Applications are due by April 30.

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