Canal Fest of the Tonawandas returned this week for the first time in years, and while everyone was excited to see a Western New York staple return to in-person celebrations, there are a few people that didn’t exactly enjoy the festival this year.
There may be some moms and dads who themselves participated in the very first Canal Fest Diaper Derby. The 34th edition of the annual event took place Thursday night with rules that have been in place since Diaper Derby's inception. It's open to all babies that crawl, but DO NOT WALK. Any baby that takes a step is disqualified.
It's an annual tradition with us, and I always look forward to it. It's the Canal Fest parade in the Tonawandas. The route is about a mile long, extending from the City of Tonawanda into North Tonawanda. And that route is just packed with people almost the entire way.
I LOVE this time of the year! It is summer time so that means the weather is gorgeous and you don’t have to bundle up on eight layers to go outside. Another benefit of summer in Buffalo is we only have a few months to cram in as many festivals and activities as possible until winter rolls around. If you’re loo...
For decades the dividing line between Erie and Niagara County has been the man-made Erie Canal. Completed in 1825 it connected the Hudson River with Lake Erie to provide an inland route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes. The Erie Canal converted Buffalo from a sleepy outpost into a major American city making it possible to easily distribute products from Europe to the midwest and fo