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Christmas in the Country Ranked #1 in the Nation Once Again

Christmas in the Country Ranked #1 in the Nation Once Again

 

Christmas in the Country has been recognized as the #1 Contemporary and Classic Artisan Market in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine, the leading publication in the art and craft event industry. Perennially ranked as one of the top five events in the nation, Christmas in the Country celebrates its 31st anniversary in 2015 and annually draws almost 60,000 visitors over four days. The event has grown from a modest quilt show to a marketplace of over 400 artisans from across the country and features only handcrafted goods for holiday shoppers.

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Unique Silo City Spirits Tour to Feature Psychic Medium, Paranormal Investigators

Unique Silo City Spirits Tour to Feature Psychic Medium, Paranormal Investigators

 

Join Explore Buffalo from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, for a unique twist on the usual Silo City Ground tour as they welcome special guests including local psychic medium Ivy Rivera from the Ivy League Psychic Academy and a team of paranormal investigators from Momentum Paranormal! 

Tour the massive grain elevators and learn some of their history while having a chance to see the paranormal investigators at work. The tour will go inside several of the grain elevators and related buildings, on the first floor only. Each guest will have the opportunity to ask Rivera one question for this “Ask the Psychic” event. Hear from the Silo City spirits themselves!

State approves craft beverage industry reforms


HAMBURG, N.Y. - New York State is once again loosening restrictions on the craft beverage industry. At last week's 2015 Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summit, the State Liquor Authority approved a series of reforms to make it easier for this growing industry to expand even more.

"It's a really exciting time to be in the craft beverage business," says Mike Ditonto

New York State is now home to nearly nine-hundred craft beverage manufacturers including Ten Thousand Vines Winery in the Village of Hamburg.

"The response has been fantastic. It's a great community and just been fun to be a part of it all," says Ditonto.

Ditonto got into the winemaking business eight years ago when he decided it was time for a career change, and he's never looked back.

Serious accident on Route 62 in Eden


EDEN, NY - A woman traveling south on Route 62 near Webster Road entered the northbound lane and hit two oncoming vehicles Sunday afternoon, Eden Police officers tell 2 On Your Side.

Four people were transported to area hospitals as a result of the crash. A 15-year-old boy was taken to Women and Children's Hospital and three adults were taken to Erie County Medical Center, one via

"The driver that was transported to ECMC via Mercy Flight was listed as serious," said Eden Police Sgt.Shawn Bishop. "The other occupants and drivers are listed in fair condition."

The road was closed for three hours as accident investigators went to work.

"We look at all factors, speed, failure to stay right," said Bishop.

They will also be looking at cell phone records for possible clues as to why the woman driving the vehicle which drifted into the path of the others did so.

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Great Horned Owl released back into the wild


HAMBURG, N.Y. - On Friday, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) released a rehabilitated Great Horned Owl back into the wild.

The owl came in on Sept. 10 and was emaciated, blind, and full of parasites.

"We really didn't think it would live through the night," said Barb Haney, director of the Wildlife Department at the SPCA.

The Wildlife Department treated the wild animal for anemia and starvation, through fluids and pain medication. The owl gradually became stronger, put on weight, and improved her vision.

After one month, she was flying and landing around the facility and could eat on her own.

Dog Ears Book-signing Event to Feature Author Greg Parkes

Dog Ears Book-signing Event to Feature Author Greg Parkes

 

Greg Parkes, author of  “A Most Civil War,” will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, for a book-signing event. Dog Ears Bookstore is located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

Noted Expert to Reflect on Legacy of Nuremberg Trials at Daemen Lecture

Noted Expert to Reflect on Legacy of Nuremberg Trials at Daemen Lecture

The 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials will be commemorated with a special lecture by renowned legal scholar John Q. Barrett, scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct 21 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center Social Room.

“The 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials: What Happened Then and Why It Matters Now” will be addressed by Barrett, a noted expert on Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, the chief prosecutor of Nazi war criminals in Germany. The Daemen Paralegal Studies Speaker Series lecture is free and open to the public.

Fifty years after Jackson’s death, Barrett discovered and edited Jackson’s now acclaimed memoir, “That Man: An Insider’s Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Barrett, a professor of law at St. John’s University, is currently writing a biography on Jackson, a Western New York native who is considered one of most revered lawyers in U.S. history.