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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!”

Western New York Land Conservancy to Host Inaugural Gala

Western New York Land Conservancy to Host Inaugural Gala

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting its first annual gala from 6 to 9 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Saturn Club. The Saturn Club was founded in 1885 and is housed in an elegant mansion in Buffalo on Delaware Avenue. There will be live gypsy jazz music by The Hot Club of Buffalo and the event will include an open bar with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a full dinner and dessert. 

Missing Amherst Girl Found Safe


AMHERST, NY – Amherst police say calls and tips from the public led them to a girl with Asperger Syndrome who went missing Thursday night.

An NY Alert was issued for 12-year-old Grace Pesarehick after she went missing around 8pm Thursday, but they were able to find her at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lafayette Square just after one in the morning. 

She is safe and has been taken home.


The Timing is Right to Invest in Real Estate Through a Custodial IRA

The Timing is Right to Invest in Real Estate Through a Custodial IRA

 

The recent stock market “correction” had a lot of people checking their 401K statements and rethinking their short- and long-term investment plans. Yet one unique investment strategy — investing in real estate through a self-directed custodial IRA — continues to provide an outstanding return and, perhaps more importantly, peace of mind for cautious investors.

“Finding sound investment properties in the Western New York marketplace is quite possible with the correct planning and execution,” said Michael Olear, licensed broker with The Olear Team/MJ Peterson Real Estate. “There are many great opportunities right now for smart investors to purchase real estate, build a stable retirement portfolio and amass wealth.

Daemen Launches First Annual Town/Gown Celebration

Daemen Launches First Annual Town/Gown Celebration

Daemen College will host on Sept. 19 the institution’s first-ever Daemen Day in Amherst, an exciting new annual celebration designed to engage the college community with Main Street’s vibrant business community and to showcase all there is to offer near campus.

“For nearly 70 years, Daemen has been an integral part of Amherst, and we are proud to call this area home to our campus,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “Daemen Day in Amherst is meant to familiarize our faculty, staff, and students with the many businesses and services along Main Street, from Getzville Road to Evans Street and beyond.”

Throughout the day, the college will operate a trolley from the campus up and down Main Street, enabling all college constituents to shop, enjoy good food, hear live music, and visit the various establishments that they might not have visited in a long time.