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Hello Yesterday! An 80's Festival

Celebrate all the best of the 80's at Hello Yesterday! An all-ages, all-day 80's Festival featuring A Flock of Seagulls, When In Rome, Animotion, Dramarama and Gene Loves Jezebel.  The festival includes a LipSync contest, 80's Guitar Hero and much more!

Dress totally 80's for the best 80's costume contest and win a new iPad!   Tickets are available for purchase online at helloyesterday.net or at both Record Theatre outlets in Buffalo (1800 & 3500 Main Street).

General Admission on-line tickets are $35 (plus applicable fees). Tickets the day of the event are $45.  Children 13 and under are free.

Portions of the proceeds will benefit Hunter's Hope. Festival attendees will have an opportunity to contribute to the community and help Hunter's Hope by participating in the silent auction. The tent will be open all day with two auctions going on during the festival.

Erie County Introduces Garbage Totes in Parks

New totes include smoke-free message

 

Erie County Executive Chris Collins and Parks Commissioner Jim Hornung, in conjunction with the Erie Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, are pleased to announce the County has added garbage totes inscribed with a non-smoking message to park shelters in several County parks.  The totes will make it easier for parks crews to remove debris, while also delivering an important message.  The Erie Niagara Tobacco Free Coalition contributed to the purchase of 400 totes that carry the request, “Help us keep Erie County parks smoke free and litter free.  Please no smoking.”

 

The totes are already at shelters in Chestnut Ridge, Como Lake and Ellicott Creek parks.  All other County parks should have them by mid-September.

 

County Executive Chris Collins said, “Keeping our parks clean and accessible is a p

Buffalo Housing Market Ranked One of Most Affordable in Country

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Home prices in Western New York are some of the most affordable in the country, according to cnnmoney.com.

The website released a new list ranking the most and least affordable housing markets in the country. Buffalo was ranked as the fifth most affordable.

Syracuse, N.Y. was ranked the most affordable.

CNN Money praised the Western New York area for having affordable homes in suburban communities like Amherst.

Amherst Standoff Ends Without Incident

AMHERST, NY - Residents of a small neighborhood in Amherst were told to stay indoors Sunday evening, after SWAT team members and Police surrounded a nearby home.

The incident took place at a house on Brynstone Court; a cul-de-sac in the French Landings/Lake Forest subdivision in Northwest Amherst. Police blocked off Landings Drive near the entrance to the street, rerouting residents who lived in the area.

In a press release, the Amherst Police Department said the incident began around 7:15 Sunday evening, and ended peacefully around 11 p.m.

Police were called by an out-of-town relative, who said she had spoken to the 40-year-old resident on the phone and he sounded distressed.  Police say he had a riffle.

At first, the man, who has not been identified, refused to make contact with police, sparking the standoff.

When police were able to get inside, he was taken to ECMC for a mental health evaluation.

Pint-Sized Picassos Paint Their Own Pottery

In Williamsville, there is a new "paint your own pottery" studio with a catchy name. 'Oh Clay By Me' features an amazing array of bisque (unglazed china), which can be painted by artists of all ages.

Perfect for a birthday party, making a gift for Grandma, or a rainy afternoon, Oh Clay By Me is open six day a week! The website is right here for you.

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Arrest Made in Attempted Bank Robbery

AMHERST, NY - Amherst Police have made an arrest from a Saturday attempted robbery of the Citizens Bank on Sheridan Drive.

The suspect was described as a heavy set black female, approximately 30-years-old, 5'7", 160 lbs. She was wearing a red wig, black shirt, denim jacket, black pants, and a dark blue baseball hat.

The suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note requesting money. Before receiving any thing, the suspect grabbed the demand note and fled the bank.

Marlo E. Mcgee, 41-years-old, was taken into custody early Sunday and is held to see the judge. She has been charged with Attempted Robbery and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Suspect has be arraigned and sent to Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.