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Nearly 20 Football, Baseball Stars Slated to Attend Annual WNY Sports Card Expo

Nearly 20 Football, Baseball Stars Slated to Attend Annual WNY Sports Card Expo

 

Eighteen well-known athletes — including 13 former Major League Baseball players and five NFL stars, are scheduled to appear at the annual Western New York Sports Card Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. 

Former Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas, Darryl Talley and Ken Jones will take part in the show, presented by The Sports Corner, along with San Diego Chargers Hall of Famer Charlie Joiner and Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright. The Jones autograph is free with a paid admission ticket.

From Engineer to Entrepreneur ...

From Engineer to Entrepreneur ...

 

By Lauren Kirchmyer

Quitting a steady job to become an entrepreneur is a scary change filled with uncertainty. The move comes with a lot of hope and hard work, but according to local entrepreneur Adam Kern, the change can be a rewarding one.

The Orchard Park native graduated from the University at Buffalo and worked as an engineer when he started designing his own T-shirts through a company he named My Buffalo Shirt.

MQA Teacher’s Act of Kindness is Going Viral

MQA Teacher’s Act of Kindness is Going Viral

 

Jackie Sandel, the AIS reading teacher at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, has always been a big fan of the band Def Leppard and has seen them in concert several times. But on July 12, when the band visited Darien Lake, it was the very first time she was able to obtain meet-and-greet tickets that would provide a brief opportunity to meet members of the band prior to their local performance.

Sandel, who has a knack for making people feel welcomed and appreciated, decided to present the band with a gift bag welcoming them to Buffalo. One of the items was a “Campbell Tough” T-shirt that she personally designed and created for one of the band members, guitarist Vivian Campbell, who is currently battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Amherst Police looking for men who stole from restaurant


AMHERST, N.Y. -- Amherst Police are looking for two men who stole money from a Williamsville restaurant in August.

Police are looking for help identifying two white males that they say stole money from a restaurant.

Tree cutter dies in 35-foot fall


AMHERST, NY - Amherst Police say a man died after falling about 35 feet out of a tree he was working on.

Christopher J. Gordon, 39, of Niagara Falls, was cutting a large limb from a tree in the area of Hopkins Road when a second limb became dislodged and knocked him out of the tree. Police say Gordan landed on his back and was attended to by a number of people who tried to help him.

He was transported to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A go fund me page has been created to help his wife and family.
https://www.gofundme.com/2d4tj4ww


Daemen Unveils New Academic and Wellness Center

Daemen Unveils New Academic and Wellness Center

An important milestone in the growth of Daemen College was marked Sept. 17 with the official opening of its new Academic and Wellness Center, a $5.6 million refurbishment project that provides state-of-the-art learning facilities for health-related academic programs and fitness and recreational space for the college community.

The opening event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the completely refurbished building at 4433 Main St., located across the street from Daemen’s main campus.

“This is an exciting time at Daemen as we augment our exceptional facilities with the completion of this ambitious renovation project, which is a major step in expanding the college’s campus footprint,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are excited to open the doors to this new building and to provide our students a world-class facility that exemplifies excellence on our campus.”

Fall Events Will Lead to Anniversary Celebration at Exit 2 Bar & Grille

Fall Events Will Lead to Anniversary Celebration at Exit 2 Bar & Grille

 

A wide variety of events and specials are planned during the fall months at Exit 2 Bar & Grille, located at 3191 Eggert Road in Tonawanda. The autumn festivities will culminate with the restaurant’s second anniversary celebration in November.

“There’s certainly a lot going on, including the introduction of a new menu in November,” said owner Lisa Galus. “In the meantime, we’re offering great specials during Monday night and Thursday night NFL football games with 50-cent wings. We also have dinner-for-two specials on Tuesdays, select bottles of wine priced at just $10 on Wine Down Wednesdays, and our famous prime rib dinner is back the first Saturday of every month!”