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Continental 1 Releases 2015 Action Agenda

Continental 1 Releases 2015 Action Agenda

The Continental 1 board of directors today unveiled the organization’s 2015 action agenda, outlining the group’s legislative and collaborative efforts for the coming year in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

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BJ's Club, Other Hamburg Stores Cope with Storm Damage


Hamburg, NY - It's been nearly two weeks since the massive November snowstorm that pounded the Southtowns with several feet of snow. It has had a lasting impact on some businesses, especially in the Hamburg area.

One of them is the BJ's Club Store in the busy retail complex at McKinley Parkway and Milestrip Road in the Blasdell area of Hamburg. Its problems started with the heavy snow on its roof back on November 19.

Store management and corporate officials did not respond to our calls or emails. But Hamburg Town officials say there is some structural damage to the roof of the warehouse type building and to the ceiling of the store back in the area where the frozen foods were sold.

We did find numerous contractors wearing hard hats in the parking lot, and the entrance to the store entrance is now closed off with a chain link fence.

14th person dies in connection to storm


HAMBURG, N.Y.- A man passed away last week in the hospital after he had a cardiac event while cleaning snow during last month's snow storm, a spokesperson for Erie County confirmed.

The man's death is the 14th fatality in connection to the storm.

Even though he passed away after the storm, his death is considered storm related because the cardiac event happened during it.


Polar Plunge at Woodlawn Beach


HAMBURG, NY - About a thousand hearty Western New Yorkers took to the chilly waters of Lake Erie Saturday afternoon for the 2014 edition of the annual Polar Plunge at Woodlawn Beach.

All the money raised goes to support the New York Special Olympics.

Our very own Heather Ly was among the brave souls who took a dip in the icy chill waters.


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Homeless Memorial and Candlelight Vigil Set for Dec. 21

Homeless Memorial and Candlelight Vigil Set for Dec. 21

 

A memorial service remembering Western New York’s homeless who have passed away during 2014 will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Lt. Colonel Matt Urban HOPE Center, 385 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo. Presented by the WNY Coalition for the Homeless, the event is purposefully scheduled on the first day of winter, the longest day of the year, to bring greater attention to the plight of the homeless.

The event, free and open to the public, will feature guest speakers, music by the Buffalo City Mission Choir, a performance by Harvey Brice and a candlelight vigil, followed by refreshments. Information about local resources for the homeless will also be available during the event.

From Fossils to Handmade Jewelry, Many Discoveries Await at Past & Present Store and Museum

From Fossils to Handmade Jewelry, Many Discoveries Await at Past & Present Store and Museum

 

Every town and village throughout Western New York seems to have a business or attraction that many consider to be a “hidden gem.” In the Village of Blasdell, that unique place just waiting to be discovered by a new generation of visitors is Past & Present Store and Museum.

Dalia’s Bridal in Snyder Plans Ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening Events

Dalia’s Bridal in Snyder Plans Ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening Events

 

Dalia’s Bridal, a new business offering couture wedding gowns available off the showroom floor at 40 to 70 percent off retail prices, is the latest business to open its doors along the Main Street shopping district in Snyder. Located at 4558 Main St., Dalia’s had a soft opening on Dec. 4 and will host a ribbon-cutting event at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, and a grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 13. Both events are open to the public.