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Best Summer Camps Near Buffalo

Summer vacation is almost here, and if you don't have any plans for your children, consider summer camp!

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Watch These People Doing Slip-N-Slides Wrong

As the weather starts warming up and summer approaches, it's time to dust off those Slip-n-Slides that have been sitting in the closet the past several months.

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eyeliam, Flickr.com
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Beat the Heat This Summer at Buffalo-Area Public Pools

In case you don't have a countdown going, summer is just around the corner, Buffalo. Some would say the winter holidays comprise the "most wonderful time of the year", but some (me) would say the most wonderful time of the year is summer. It only lasts about three months in Buffalo, and there's so much to take advantage of!

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ne!l chen, flickr
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Its August Already!

 

There aren't many more of these days left.  (my kids tubing) Hard to believe August is already here.  Before the kids head back to school, there are still planty of things left to do around Buffalo.

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s_falkow, flickr
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The Best Places to Eat Outside in Buffalo

I absolutely love summer.  Sunshine is great.  You can spend time in the pool, playing with the kids, but my favorite part of summer is actually the summer nights.

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Dinner Series, flickr
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4 Refreshing Summer Drinks for You and Your Kids

Flickr user Dinner Series
We’re looking at temps in the 90s this week, so crank up the AC and make yourself one (or more) of these to beat the heat. (There’s a virgin recipe for each one as well, so the kids — and your lightweight Aunt Betty — can feel equally cool

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Milos Bicanski/Getty Images
Milos Bicanski/Getty Images
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Tips for Planning the Perfect Summer Vacation

'Tis the season!  Do we really need a reason to chill and have a bit of fun?  To help enhance a pleasurable vacation, here are a few pointers to get you headed in the right direction.

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Getty Images
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5 Classic “Summer” Music Videos [VIDEO]

Labor Day weekend is the traditional end of Summer in Western New York; The New 96.1 Joy-FM is giving it a proper send-off starting tomorrow with our Labor Day Summer Song Weekend. I thought I'd give you a sneak preview with five songs that just say "Summer" to me.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Affordable Summer Fun For Your Family

Summertime is fun time!  What can we do as a family that won't leave us sweating out paying for it.  After all, summertime is about vacation, not working overtime.  Here are a few lower cost options that help promote family togetherness.

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Summer Songs For July 4th Weekend

The New 96.1 Joy-FM celebrates the Fourth of July with a Summer Song weekend! The 96 Days of Summer is in full swing! Celebrate with songs that help you enjoy a Western New York Summer! It all starts Friday at 4pm

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Summer Destinations For Folks Looking For Something Different [Videos]

Summer's always a time to pack up your bags and head off with the family somewhere.  Disney is of course a popular choice, maybe Virginia Beach or if you're like my family, anywhere near a ballpark usually does the trick.  (We've been to see the Atlanta Braves spring training while at Disney, the old Yankee Stadium while visiting New York City, the Nationals play while touring Washington DC, the Phillies after a few days at nearby Hershey Park and even to the Little League World Series Park in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.)  Sometimes though, it's nice to find someplace new and less traveled!

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Youtube
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Are You and Your Boat Ready for Summer?

Boating season is here and the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Marine Division wants to make sure everyone has a safe summer on the waterways in and around Western New York. Sergeant Ron  Steen goes over some of the basics of safe boating in this video shot aboard the departments Safe Boat.

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