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Daemen Associate Athletic Director Named to 30 Under Thirty

Daemen Associate Athletic Director Named to 30 Under Thirty

Jessica Gorski , associate athletic director for sport administration at Daemen College, has been named a class of 2014 honoree in Buffalo Business First’s 30 Under Thirty. The annual program recognizes young professionals in Western New York who are performing at high levels in the early stages of their careers, both at work and in the community. She will be honored with the rest of the 2014 class at a cocktail party and awards ceremony from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the USS Little Rock at the Naval and Military Park in Buffalo.

"I am honored to have been selected for the 2014 Buffalo Business First 30 Under Thirty class," Gorski said. "I have been presented with a variety of opportunities at Daemen where I have the pleasure of working among highly talented colleagues from the department of athletics as well as other divisions. I have enjoyed these opportunities as a learning experience and a form of professional growth."

Visit the Erie County Fair Gift Shop

Visit the Erie County Fair Gift Shop

Fairgoers, we all know that we are celebrating the 175th Erie County Fair, and no surprise to us is the fact that the log cabin Gift Shop is also in full gear celebrating the 175th.

One of my favorite yearly stops on the Fairgrounds is of course, the Gift Shop.  Gift Shop is looking like a log cabin and filled with tons of Fair items.  This year is no exception.  And this year, so many things are commemorating the 175th Erie County Fair.  I didn't know which item to choose, or did I need more than one, but I will let you make the call about which things that YOU might want to get this year.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 16 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 16 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Aug. 16. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Aug. 16 (weather permitting) will be the Nickel City String Band from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Porcelain Train from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. International experience and West Side Community Services will occupy the market’s community group tables. 

Wackiest Pet Names of the Year Revealed

Wackiest Pet Names of the Year Revealed

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Daredevil Nik Wallenda to Walk 125 Feet Above the Fair


HAMBURG, N.Y. - The 175th Erie County Fair continued Sunday with a special performance by the "King of the High Wire."

Nik Wallenda took a 1,400-foot-long tightrope walk 125 feet above the fairground's midway. His walk across Niagara Falls was 1,300 feet.

The Erie County Fair "Skywalk" was Wallenda's longest walk this year. It was twice the distance he normally attempts.

It took him just under 30 minutes to complete the walk on a wire measuring 5/8 of an inch in diameter - roughly the size of a nickel.

This test of balance, agility, and concentration was Wallenda's only major stunt before his Skywalk in Chicago later this year.


Nik Wallenda is at the Erie County Fair TODAY!!!!

Nik Wallenda is at the Erie County Fair TODAY!!!!

Just a quick reminder to all Fairgoers....today is the day we have all been really looking forward to.  Daredevil Nik Wallenda comes to the Erie County Fair.  

The walk will be 125 feet off the ground and 1400 feet across the entire Fairgrounds.  This walk is about twice the length of his average walks and will be longer than the one he completed across Niagara Falls.  I know that I am really looking forward to this one in a lifetime event.

The walk will take place at approximately 8PM and anywhere on the Fairgrounds will be "a good seat" to see it all happen.  As he will be walking from the South Park area to the other end of the Fairgrounds, just looking up you will be able to see this walk from nearly anywhere!!  Watch it all, see it all, and take as many pictures as you can!!  

Hearing: Forcucci tells her side of story


HAMBURG, NY - A disciplinary hearing involving the Hamburg School Board saga came to a close.

It's been weeks of back and forth testimony and now everyone involved has no choice but to wait. Catherine Forcucci, a Hamburg school board member accused of misconduct, told her side of the story and closing arguments followed. The hearing officer announcing that a recommendation will be given in the next couple of weeks.

Catherine Forcucci said, "I have done everything I could to explain the situations and explain the circumstances around each charge. It is now up to them to make his decision and for the board to deliberate."