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Dune buggy inventor visits ship that saved his life in WWII


BUFFALO, NY - Despite the rainy weather Saturday, Buffalo was feeling some good vibrations from the Golden State this weekend. That's because of one historical vehicle and the man behind who was in town to explore a historical connection he has to this area.

The vehicle is the Meyers Manx dune buggy, the iconic beach buggy that captured America's heart in the wild and wooly 1960s. Bruce Meyers of California is the man who came up with the idea of applying the brightly painted fiberglass bodies to the welded steel buggies used in sand and surf communities.

The 89-year-old artist is obviously proud of his fun cartoon-type creation that symbolized his breakin'-all-the-rules attitude.

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Ride for Roswell raises record $4.5 million


AMHERST, N.Y. -- Saturday's 8,000 Ride for Roswell cyclists powered through the late morning rain.

"They all have a story to tell. They all have been touched. They're all here for a reason," said Roswell CEO and President Dr. Candace Johnson. "It's an overwhelmingly incredible sort of event."

It's those feelings that pushed Western New Yorkers to finish their 12, 30, 40, and 60 mile bike rides, despite the weather.

They are feelings that Tina Hassler, who rides with Team Momentum, is all too familiar with.

"A few years ago my grandm

other died from cancer, I thought that was hard, then two years ago, my mom died from cancer," Hassler said.

Roswell Park 'Celebration of Hope'


BUFFALO, NY – Friday was Roswell Park Cancer Institute's "Celebration of Hope" and 2 On Your Side was proud to join the staff, patients and thousands of volunteers from the world-renowned research and treatment center in the fight against cancer.

The event this year collected a record $4.5 million.

More than 8,000 riders joined the Ride for Roswell. More than 2,000 volunteer contributed their time to make the celebration a success, and 30,000 donors have pitched in, altogether helping to raise more than $30 million in the last two decades to support cancer research and treatment.

Over the years, the Ride for Roswell has grown to become the largest single-day cycling event in North America. Roswell says close to 30 research projects have been able to get up to speed through ride funding alone.

Medical campus attracts four new businesses


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Four new businesses are moving into Buffalo's medical campus.

The start-ups will occupy the Cleveland building across from Buffalo General, but there is plenty of space to go around as more business moves into the area.

The four businesses moving into 73 High Street are related to the medical field, and that building will be for life science businesses. However, your start up business doesn't have to be related to that field in order to get a space here at the medical campus. The idea is simply to promote growth.

"We're providing education, access to mentors, access to service providers, access to investors for entrepreneurs who are in any kind of business," said Vic Nole, Director of Business Development at BNMC.

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Buffalo Public Schools condom program starts in January


BUFFALO, NY - High school students in Buffalo Public Schools will soon be able to get condoms from the school nurse.

The district approved the program Wednesday night.

It will start in January. To participate, students must enroll in a social interaction program that teaches them about relationships as well as abstinence. If parents choose to opt out of the program, their kids will not be able to get condoms in school.

The district says 200 students a year are either pregnant or parenting, so there's a need for the program.

Small fire during an event at Shea's


BUFFALO, NY - One of our viewers sent us video of a fire that broke out during an event at Shea's Performing Arts Center Tuesday night in Downtown Buffalo.

No one was hurt when a curtain behind a food station caught fire in the theater's lobby.

Workers quickly brought a fire extinguisher over and put out the fire.


The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

 

The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with fun, food, fireworks, friends and family. But celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking. Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst, is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day and designate a sober driver! 

“The Fourth of July festivities can be so much fun,” said Farrar. “People make plans for the partying, but too many drivers don’t plan ahead to get home safely.”