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Fire out at Ford Stamping Plant


HAMBURG, N.Y.- Firefighters were able to put out a fire at the Ford Stamping Plant in Hamburg Tuesday night.

An employee at the plant tells 2 On Your Side that there was also a burst pipe that caused flooding issues.

Employees at the plant were sent home because of the fire, which was in the middle of the plant.

Ford says they do not expect F Series production to be impacted by the fire. The full statement by the company is below.

"There was a small fire in the basement of the Ford Buffalo Stamping Plant, which has been extinguished and has resulted in no injuries. As part of our normal safety process, employees at the facility were evacuated. We anticipate no impact on our production levels.


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Farmers & Artisans Offering Traditional Irish Fare for St. Patrick’s Day

Farmers & Artisans Offering Traditional Irish Fare for St. Patrick’s Day

 

One of Western New York’s favorite holidays — St. Patrick’s Day — is right around the corner, and Farmers & Artisans local food market and bakery is ready to help you celebrate!

For starters, Farmers & Artisans is now taking orders for fresh corned beef. The beef is raised locally at Librock Farms in Gasport, contains no hormones or antibiotics, and is brined using the secret recipe of Avenue Boys Smokehouse in Pendleton.  The corned beef sold out early last year so be sure to place your order soon.

The Resource Training Center Urges Celebrants to Drive Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

The Resource Training Center Urges Celebrants to Drive Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

 

St. Patrick's Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold and good luck. But no amount of luck can save you from a drunk-driving crash. Unfortunately, March 17 has become a deadly day in the United States with a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities, according to Monica Farrar, program director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst.

New Exhibit, Classes and Contests Among Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey

New Exhibit, Classes and Contests Among Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey

 

A new exhibit — “Trillium Roads” — featuring the work of artist Matthew Palmo is among the upcoming highlight at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. 

Palmo’s work includes surreal landscapes, abstract figures, night scenes and seascapes. The exhibit will run from March 10 through April 4, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 13.

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Hamburg Police Issue Missing Child Alert


HAMBURG, NY – The Hamburg Police Department posted the following Missing Child Alert to the Town of Hamburg Emergency Services Facebook page Thursday evening (edited slightly):

This is an urgent message from the Hamburg Town Police Department. We are searching for a missing child who may be in need of medical attention.

Paige Green is a 15-year-old white female with brown hair and blue eyes, approximately 5' 1" tall, 90 lbs. She was last seen wearing a black down Northface jacket, ripped blue jeans, black Ugg boots with silver sparkles, and may be carrying a black purse with initials CC on it.

Firefighters battle 2-alarm fire in Hamburg


HAMBURG, NY - Firefighters in Hamburg battled a two-alarm house fire and bitter cold temperatures Tuesday morning.

Multiple fire companies were called to Windover Drive. Smoke from the fire could be seen from the Skyway.

Firefighters say it has been difficult to fight the fire because the cold is causing hoses to freeze.

There's no word yet on if anyone was in the house at the time, or the cause.

Dog Ears Bookstore Reschedules Two Postponed Events

Dog Ears Bookstore Reschedules Two Postponed Events

 

Weather postponed two weekend events at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, but both have been reschedule and will take place in the near future.

A book-signing event with the author and illustrator of “Feral Cat Stories: From Rescue to Love,” will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Dog Ears, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. The book is an entertaining and inspiring collection of Western New York feral cat rescue stories from participants of the spay/neuter programs of Feral Cat FOCUS. Local author Susan Sellingsloh and illustrator Joan Peck capture the struggles and joys of people who encounter feral cats and decide to help. Proceeds from the event will benefit Feral Cat FOCUS.