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Yoga festival comes to Canalside

BUFFALO, NY – It's no stretch to say that Canalside has adopted a new posture on the waterfront this summer.

Dozens of Western New Yorkers attended The "Budding Tree Yoga festival" at Canalside Sunday afternoon.

People were invited to take part in free yoga classes and workshops to learn about the lifestyle that surrounds the practice of yoga.

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WNY families dedicate new war memorial

BUFFALO, NY - More than a year-and-a-half of hard work paid off on Saturday, and will continue to pay dividends for generations to come.

A brand new war memorial was dedicated to the 72 Western New York soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since September 11, 2001. Many of their family members attended the dedication ceremony at Buffalo's Naval Park.

Two On Your Side's Erica Brecher has the story.

Lack of federal grant money won't delay Main Street project

BUFFALO, NY – The ongoing project to return motor vehicle traffic to downtown Buffalo's Main Street did not make the cut for millions of dollars in federal grant money to pay for the next phase of the project.

However, Mayor Byron Brown and Congressman Brian Higgins told us on Sunday that the lost grant won't cause significant delays.

Two On Your Side's Andrea Marvin has the whole story.

Ralph Wilson Remembered at Private Shea's Event

BUFFALO, NY - This Sunday, the Buffalo Bills will play a regular season game at Ralph Wilson Stadium for the first time since the death of the man it's named after. These past few days may have been all about the Bills' future ownership, but this weekend the focus is on the man who brought the team to Buffalo and left a permanent mark on this city.

Friday, about 300 invited guests including NFL owners, former players, family and close friends attended a tribute to Ralph Wilson's life and legacy at an event held at Shea's in downtown Buffalo. Jim Kelly and Bills Hall-of-Fame wide receiver Andre Reed were among the many who attended.

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Traffic return to lower Main Street likely delayed

BUFFALO, NY - The "Cars Sharing Main Street" project in downtown Buffalo hit a road block on Friday.

The U.S. Department of Transportation just released the list of projects set to benefit from the latest round of grants and Buffalo did not make the cut.

"Everybody sees the great progress at the waterfront. You see the work starting on Niagara Street. You see the work that's occurring on Main Street. All of it is a direct result of federal funding," says Congressman Brian Higgins.

But $28 million in federal funding is still needed to open the rest of Main Street back up to cars.

Friday, the U.S. Transportation Secretary announced the latest recipients of $600 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. The "Cars Sharing Main Street" project wasn't on the list.

Higgins says this means there could be delays.

Weekend events honor legacy of Ralph Wilson

BUFFALO, NY - One of the big draws at Sunday's game is going to be the tribute to late owner Ralph Wilson Jr. It's part of a weekend of remembrance events that started Friday night in downtown Buffalo.

The event at Shea's wasn't open to members of the media or the general public, but a who's who of luminaries from pro football, and of course the Bills, were in attendance.

They included ESPN's Chris Berman, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy and Russ Brandon, Bills team president and chief executive officer.



The Valley Community Association will hold their annual “Chinese Auction” Basket Raffle on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at the Valley Community Center, located at 93 Leddy Street, near the junction of South Park Avenue and Elk Street in downtown Buffalo. 

Doors will open at 2pm for viewing and entering chances.  The drawings will start promptly at 7pm.  There is no admission charge and one sheet of twenty-five chances is just $5 and five sheets (125 chances) are $20.   You do not need to be present to win.

There will be over 150 prizes up for raffle including gift certificates to many local restaurants and stores, theme baskets, arts and crafts, sports memorabilia, holiday decorations, and much more!!  In addition the kitchen will open at 5pm and will be serving refreshments and food.

For more information on the VCA’s “Chinese Auction” or to donate a prize call 716-823-4707 ext. 4.