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Hall of Famer Bill Polian to Sign Autographs at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Hall of Famer Bill Polian to Sign Autographs at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Bill Polian, the former general manager of the Buffalo Bills known as the architect of the city’s Super Bowl era teams, will visit Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles in Cheektowaga for an autograph-signing event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 17. Bases Loaded is located at 794 French Road, between Union and Transit roads.

A Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame inductee in 2012 and a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee in 2015, Polian is also known for his work with the Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts. He currently serves as an NFL analyst for ESPN.

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Inview Vehicle Trim: A Lifesaving Idea Whose Time Has Come

Inview Vehicle Trim: A Lifesaving Idea Whose Time Has Come

By Tom Torbjornsen

Last year I had the good fortune to meet a businessman and inventor named Peter Gold. Peter is a very interesting person, having started the highly successful Gold Glass Group in a garage in 1994. He has the unique gift of seeing a need and delivering it to the end consumer, and he also understands marketing and how to communicate. He holds over 80 patents for glass moldings that virtually eliminated hundreds of glass molding applications. Gold retired from Gold Glass Group in 2009, leaving a multimillion dollar corporation to family members.

Brilliant minds do not stop when they retire from industry, and such is the case with Gold. One day he asked himself how he could use his knowledge and business experience to save lives. The result was Inview Vehicle Trim®.

Audubon Nature Center’s Butterfly Festival: A Not-to-be-Missed Event

Audubon Nature Center’s Butterfly Festival: A Not-to-be-Missed Event

Jamestown, NY – Whatever your interest – watching beautiful butterflies on wildflowers, having your picture taken as a giant butterfly or caterpillar, great crafts for the kids, yummy taste treats, and so much more – there will be something for you at the Audubon Nature Center’s Monarch Butterfly Festival.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, Audubon will celebrate this beautiful creature.

At the indoor garden, you can take pictures of Monarchs in every stage of their life cycle. Maybe you will see an adult emerge from its chrysalis or hold a caterpillar or butterfly. You can watch experts tagging butterflies and at 4 p.m. see them released to fly to Mexico, where their tags will help scientists track the migration of this rapidly dwindling species.

Four Reasons You Should Not Wait Until Extension Deadline to File Your Return

If you filed for an extension of time to file your 2015 federal tax return and you also chose to have advance payments of the premium tax credit made to your coverage provider. If you fall into this category, it’s important you file your return sooner rather than later. Here are four things for these taxpayers to know:

·         If you got a six-month extension of time to file, you do not need to wait until this fall to file your return and reconcile your advance payments. You can – and should - file as soon as you have all the necessary documentation.

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“FIBER FIVE” ART SHOW SET FOR SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER

The art works of “Fiber Five” will be on exhibit from September 7
through October 31, 2016. The “Fiber Five” exhibition will feature the origami, quilting, needle felting, weaving, knitting and crochet pieces of fellow artists Susan Marie Borden, Medis Kent, Sylvia Kleindinst, Mary Jo La Clair and Pat Rogers.

The exhibit is open to the public during Center hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM in their new Gallery, sponsored by Asbury Pointe. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 9 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

For more information, please email: smb.fibreartist@yahoo.com. The Amherst Center for Senior Services is located at 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst, behind the Audubon Library.

Annunciation Church to Host Classes for Caregivers

Annunciation Church to Host Classes for Caregivers

The Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host a six-week session of “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a national program which addresses the problems facing persons responsible for the needs of relatives or friends with physical and/or memory impairments. 

Each week, attendees will learn new ways to deal with stress, brainstorm solutions to common challenges, and receive information on available services to assist them in their caregiving role. Classes will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Oct. 18 and will run through Nov. 22. A fee of $25 (paid by insurers Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Western New York and Independent Health for members) covers the cost of The Caregivers Helpbook. 

How Selling Your Home Can Impact Your Taxes

Usually, profits you earn are taxable. However, if you sell your home, you may not have to pay taxes on the money you gain. Here are ten tips to keep in mind if you sell your home this year.

1.         Exclusion of Gain.  You may be able to exclude part or all of the gain from the sale of your home. This rule may apply if you meet the eligibility test. Parts of the test involve your ownership and use of the home. You must have owned and used it as your main home for at least two out of the five years before the date of sale.