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The town was formed during the building of the Welland Canal to provide passage for cargo ships between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Subsequent canals were built and eight locks now provide a lift of 100m(330ft). Huge concrete tubes carry the Welland River under the ship canal downtown. The Old Canal in the heart of the city is now a recreational waterway. Water skiing, rowing, canoeing, and boating contests are held in the summer.

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Rochester Greek Festival Rochester NY May30-June2 Serving your favorite Greek pita sandwiches like Gyro, Souvlaki and Loukaniko. Try homemade Spanakopita, Greek Chicken, Pastichio, Moussaka, Stuffed Green Pepper and Tomato and Lamb Shank dinners.
Buffalo Greek Fest Buffalo NY May31-June2 Acquaint yourselves with our Greek Orthodox Church. Step into our culture and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the birthplace of democracy – Greece. Enjoy the Greek food, feel the rhythm of the music, and dance a little!
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Sorrento Cheese Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival Buffalo NY August1-4 Cultural demonstrations including Tarantella Italian street dancers, Grape Stomping contests, Sicilian puppet shows. Second largest Italian street festival in the country.