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Coast Guard conducting drill along Buffalo waterfront


BUFFALO, N.Y.- If you see a lot of police activity along Buffalo's waterfront Thursday morning, don't worry. It's all part of a drill.

First responders and military personnel will be participating in an active scenario drill involving an active shooter on Fuhrmann Boulevard adjacent to the Skyway.

People nearby should expect to hear gunshots from blanks being fired, emergency announcements, yelling from exercise players and an overall increase of police officers and emergency personnel in the area.

The drill is expected to start at 9 a.m. and will be over by 11:30 a.m.


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City shuts down third bar since December over violence


BUFFALO, NY - For the third time in two months the City of Buffalo has closed down a club due to violence.

This time, the city served a Cease and Desist Order to Impulse Nightclub on Washington Street.

In each of these cases, the city has acted immediately following incidents at these bars and nightclubs. In two of these cases, police confirmed shootings outside the bars, after things had gotten out of hand inside.

Two On Your Side's Danny Spewak talked to Murray Holman, executive director of the Stop The Violence Coalition, who says bars need to take more responsibility.


Grand Marshal of St. Patrick's Day Parade Announced


BUFFALO, NY - A proud "Irish Lassie" will be in the leading role at this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Buffalo. Denice Morrison of Darien Center has been selected as the Grand Marshall for this year's procession down Delaware Avenue. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, March 15.

Morrison has served for the past 15 years as a division marshal in the parade and as part of the executive committee of the United Irish American Association which runs it.

She'll be joined by her husband, John, who was grand marshal back in 2007, and other family members as deputy marshals, for the parade.

This is the 75th anniversary of the parade.


Explore Buffalo Plans Social Event to Celebrate First Anniversary

Explore Buffalo Plans Social Event to Celebrate First Anniversary

Explore Buffalo has completed one full year of tours, events and programs that celebrate all things Buffalo – which means it’s time for a party! 

Join Explore Buffalo from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at historic First Presbyterian Church on Symphony Circle in Buffalo for their Landmark Social Event. Guests will celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and look forward to the many exciting new ways to experience Buffalo in the works for 2015.

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Art Event, Music to be Featured at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

Art Event, Music to be Featured at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

 

An art show featuring the work of local artist Fred Fielding will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. The public is invited to attend the event, which will also feature music by HEARsay, featuring Dave Kane and Michael Miskuly.

Fielding, a practicing dentist with Southtowns Dental and a self-taught artist from a family of artists, has been awarded signature status with the Pastel Artists of Canada. To view examples of his work, please visit www.fredfieldingfineart.com.

Unique Places: A Look Inside the Marine Trust Building


BUFFALO, NY - Before HSBC, before Marine Midland, there was Marine Trust. A century ago the bank, led by then-board chairman Seymour Knox I, built a new headquarters. It's a building many of us in Buffalo are familiar with, but have never set foot inside.

2 On Your Side reporter Steve Brown and photojournalist Scott May walk us through the old Marine Trust building on Main Street in this week's Unique Place.


Winter Market on Hertel Continues on January 31

Winter Market on Hertel Continues on January 31

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. The market will run every Saturday through early April.

In addition to The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, vendors taking part in the market on a full 20-week schedule include Alpine Made/First Light Farm & Creamery, Biscotti for Everybotti, Plato Dale Farm, Prudom Farms, Public Espresso & Coffee/BreadHive Worker Cooperative Bakery and White Cow Dairy! Participating on a 10-week rotating schedule are JJ’s Jams, Sandy’s Dandies, Chateau Buffalo, Fetch! Dog Treats and T-Meadow Farm.