Canal Corporation helps promote busy weekend in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 August 2015 at 12:00 am

File photo – These cream puffs with edible flowers were among the desserts featured in the inaugural Sweets in Summer event last August in Medina.

MEDINA – It will be a busy Saturday in Medina with many events and entertainers for the community.

The State Canal Corporation is helping to spread the word about the Medina events as part of the 10th annual “Canal Splash” with many canal towns hosting events from Aug. 7 through the 16.

The Canal Corporation highlighted some of those activities in a press release to media members throughout the state.

The Medina Business Association has its Sweets in Summer dessert-tasting event from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, featuring 24 tastings of chocolate, cookies, candy and other treats.

The Medina Tourism Committee also has two concerts in the Canal Basin with The Blind Leading the Blind playing from 2 to 4 p.m. and then the Mercury Blues band performing from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Villages Farmers’ Market will also be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner parking lot at West Center Street and West Avenue.

Wide Angle Art Gallery is welcoming a new exhibit with work by Ve MacKay and Zoe Fabian. The Book Shoppe also welcomes local author Jane McBride for a book signing from noon to 2 p.m.

The Canal Corporation urges people to visit the canal towns during the 10 days with so many concerts, festivals and other events along the 524-mile-long canal system. (Albion is hosting a wine-tasting event on Aug. 15.)

“For the tenth consecutive year, Canal Splash! will attract visitors from throughout New York and far beyond,” said Brian U. Stratton, director of the Canal Corporation. “As a result of its continued success and growth, this year’s festival will host an expanded schedule of events, providing residents, families and tourists with even more opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the beauty and versatility of the canals.”