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WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors

WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors


Baseball, football and basketball legends — including several Hall of Fame members — will take part in the Western New York Sports Card Expo Sept. 20-21 at Batavia Downs Gaming, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. Also taking part in this unique event, presented by The Sports Corner, will be professional wrestling great Ric Flair and four actors from the HBO hit series “The Sopranos.” 

Kicking off the autograph lineup from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, will be NBA Hall of Famer and former Syracuse University star Dave Bing, along with former Syracuse standouts John Wallace, Roosevelt Bouie, Lawrence Moten and Pearl Washington. 

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Heed Immigration Rules When Hiring Foreign Employees

Heed Immigration Rules When Hiring Foreign Employees


A recent influx of jobs into the Western New York marketplace has left Buffalo area businesses in an interesting position — trying to find enough qualified employees to fill those openings. As a result, a number of companies, especially those needing to fill high-tech positions, may expand their search beyond U.S. borders.

That, however, can create unanticipated problems for companies not familiar with the process for filling positions with foreign nationals. In a nutshell, the process can be both complicated and expensive.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 23 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 23 Highlights


The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Aug. 23. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Aug. 23 (weather permitting) will be Acousticopia from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by the Kathy Moriarty Trio from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The market will also feature this season’s second Wellness Lane sponsored by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.

Ceremony honors, Louis Palma, veteran of three wars

BUFFALO, NY - Lawmakers and veterans in Buffalo offered honors Saturday to a local veteran of three wars who died earlier in the week.

The annual Veterans Appreciation Tribute Awards at the Naval and Military Park were centered around Louis Palma, who died Thursday after a long life spent serving his country.

Using his late brother's birth certificate, Palma joined the Navy and age 15 and fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, and spent his later years working to make life better for Western New York veterans.

His son, Hank Palma, accepted the award on his behalf, saying: "I really don't know what he would have said. But this much I do know. He loved his country. He loved the military, he loved his veterans, he loved this park. And I also know that he will definitely love and cherish this award, and he's watching us up above today."

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Sabres to make 'major announcement' tomorrow

BUFFALO, NY - There's big news coming from the Buffalo Sabres Monday. The team sent out a statement Sunday night scheduling the mysterious "major announcement" for First Niagara Center at 1 p.m.

They aren't saying what it is yet, but attendees include one of the top officials in the entire NHL, Sabres President Ted Black, Harbor Center President John Koelmel and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

Stu Boyar has a theory on what we'll be hearing. He'll have more coming up in sports on Channel 2 News Tonight at 10 and 11.

Thank you WNY for making '2 Pack a Backpack' a huge success

BUFFALO, NY - Volunteers from 2 On Your Side and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo teamed up again this year to collect backpacks and school supplies to distribute to children throughout Western New York.

Tents were set up today at nine Walmart locations in Western New York all day Friday to collect the supplies, which were then transported by bus to be sorted and distributed.

Now all of these supplies will go to Western New York Boys and Girls Clubs where they will be distributed to more than 4,000 schoolchildren in need.

Chief Development Officer at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo Tim Brennan told us the need keeps growing every year. He also says the kids that benefit make the drive all worth it.

Thanks to everyone in WNY who pitched in to make this year's 2 Pack a Backpack drive a big success.

Flowers for Roswell Park staff from patient

BUFFALO, NY - You can usually find flowers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. But on Friday they were in abundance as a real parting gift and a tribute for, and from, a young man.

He taught us all a lesson in his outlook on life even as he passed away last month.