erie-canalway-logo.JPGApplication deadline: March 8, 2011 Waterford, N.Y. - The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission is accepting applications through March 8, 2011 for sponsorship of festivals and events taking place within the National Heritage Corridor. A limited number of $500 sponsorships are available. Qualifying events must promote or celebrate the distinctive historic, cultural, scenic, or recreational resources of the canal corridor. For details and an application, visit or contact Lori Solomon-Duell at 518-237-7000, ext. 203.

#### The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is one of 49 federally designated National Heritage Areas. Its purpose is to help preserve and interpret the historical, natural, scenic, and recreational resources reflecting its national significance and to help foster revitalization of canalside communities. Contact: Jean Mackay, 518-237-7000, ext 222