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Weber’s Brand Celebrates 90 Years of Mustard-making in Buffalo

Weber’s Brand Celebrates 90 Years of Mustard-making in Buffalo

The year 2012 marked a significant milestone for one well-known Buffalo business, a company now just 10 short years away from hitting the century mark!

Heintz & Weber Co., Inc., was founded in 1922 at the Broadway Market by Joseph C. Weber and John Heintz. Heintz, no relation to the H.J. Heinz Company of Pittsburgh, was bought out by Weber in 1926, and the company has remained family owned and operated in Buffalo ever since.

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Buffalo City Mission Serves Hundreds at Thanksgiving Community Meal

Buffalo City Mission Serves Hundreds at Thanksgiving Community Meal

The sight of hustling volunteers and contented diners filled the Buffalo City Mission on as they celebrated their Annual Thanksgiving Community Meal yesterday, November 13th. Nearly 280 of Buffalo’s poor and homeless residents were served meals of turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pie. WGRZ Channel 2 News personality Kevin O’Connell was the Mission’s Celebrity Volunteer. He joined dozens of caring Western New Yorkers who gave their time to make the Thanksgiving Community Meal a reality.

The Buffalo City Mission, founded in 1917, is a not-for-profit organization that provides preventative, emergency and long-term recovery services to thousands of people who are homeless or impoverished. The Mission includes: Women and Children’s Shelter (Cornerstone Manor); the Men’s Community Center; the Mission’s Vehicle Donation Program; and the Dick Road Thrift Store Location to better serve the community.  

Aurora Town Library Closed Wednesday-Friday for Roof Repairs

Aurora Town Library Closed Wednesday-Friday for Roof Repairs

A Statement Released by the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System

The roof of the Aurora Town Public Library, 550 Main Street in East Aurora, is currently under construction. As a result of the noise level and strong odor of the adhesives being used to apply the roofing materials (coupled with the need to now heat the materials due to the recent colder weather), the Aurora Town Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 14, Thursday, Nov. 15 and Friday, Nov. 16.  The library should be reopened for regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10a.m-3 p.m.

The project will be wrapped up, weather-permitting, in mid-November.  The bulk of the remaining work will be taking place over the children’s area, front entrance and community room.  

4-H Informational Meeting Wednesday at Hilbert College

4-H Informational Meeting Wednesday at Hilbert College

Erie County Legislators Lynne Dixon, Joseph Lorigo and John Mills, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Erie County, are pleased to announce that an informational meeting to highlight the many exciting programs available through 4-H will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at Hilbert College’s Swan Auditorium, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. 4-H families and coordinators will be available to answer questions and share their experiences about being a member of 4-H. With an extensive list of opportunities available to youths, ages 5-19, the informational meeting will discuss what programs are offered and how to get involved.

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Two Teens in Custody in Burned Puppy Case

BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Police say they have two teenagers in custody in connection with the case involving Phoenix, a puppy that was set on fire in the city late last month.

Charges are being finalized, but it's likely the teens will face felony animal cruelty charges. Their names have not yet been released.

Because both suspects are in their late teens, police say they will be charged as adults.

Their arraignments could come as early as Wednesday.

Buffalo Police would not comment on a possible motive and are expected to release more information once charges are official.

A police spokesperson said a weekend tip from the public helped officers get to the suspects, who were picked up for questioning late Tuesday afternoon.

Registration for YMCA Turkey Trot is Full

BUFFALO, NY -  If you're planning on running in the 117th Annual YMCA Turkey trot on Thanksgiving,  you're too late.

The remaining 500 spots were filled this week for the oldest, consecutive foot race in North America.

Fourteen thousand runners and walkers are expected to participate this year.

Proceeds from the race go towards YMCA programs to help families in need.

For more information on the YMCA Turkey Trot, log onto their website (http://www.ymcabuffaloniagara.org/turkeytrot.html).

Volunteers will be collecting canned goods and non-perishables for the Food Bank of WNY at the race, as well as any YMCA branch locations. 

Folks can also bring their donations to any YMCA location.

DeJac Reaches Settlement with New York State

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Two On Your Side has learned that Lynn DeJac has agreed to a $2.7 million settlement with New York State.

The settlement was reached on Friday.

DeJac sued over a wrongful conviction and imprisonment. DeJac was sent to prison for the death of her daughter - Crystallynn Girard, who was found dead in February of 1993. The mother from Buffalo insisted that she did not kill her daughter.

DeJac's conviction was thrown out after DNA evidence found inside Crystallynn, and in her bedroom, pointed to DeJac's boyfriend at the time, Dennis Donohue, as the killer.

DeJac and her attorney spoke at a press conference Tuesday morning.   DeJac has also sued former Erie County District Attorney Frank Clark and the City of Buffalo Police Department as part of her wrongful conviction.  She is hoping for a jury trial in those cases.