Festival reviving interest in Ridgeway cantaloupes

“It’s been a nice little country fair that is growing and more people enjoy it. People from urban areas come and get a feel for a more rural fair. Ernie Fleming said the Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival gets bigger every year. Fleming and others from the Ridgeway Historical Society founded the event — now in its ninth year — to preserve the area’s agricultural history. Fleming said the organizers decided it would be a fun opportunity for people who don’t ordinarily attend the fair. The festival, sponsored by the Ridgeway Historical Society and the fire department, begins at 10 a. m. Saturday and lasts until about 4 p. m. There is no admission charge, including for the number of entertainment groups on two stages.

Event helps dog rescue group

  1. The “BOB” in BOBfest stands for, well, a lot of things – Bloody Marys, oysters, Brunswick Stew and barbeque. BOBfest is 21-and-up only – no kids in the party tents. The tents make the event rain-or-shine and the event is all-you-can-eat, but you'll
  2. Pulled pork sandwiches from the Brickyard Pub & BBQ. in Lewiston will be served at a fundraiser for the canine rescue group Heart of Niagara on Jan. 31. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News) 
  3. Past years have brought the Day of the Girl, designated last year as Oct. 11, and the much-beloved Brunswick Stew Day, which is today. Del. Tommy Wright, R-Lunenburg, sponsored the creation of the stew day in 2002. Now visitors to the Capitol on the