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45th WNY Volunteer Deploying to Assist in Sandy Relief Efforts

45th WNY Volunteer Deploying to Assist in Sandy Relief Efforts

A Statement Released by the American Red Cross

BUFFALO, NY, January 11, 2013 – Volunteer Janet Bartee of Kenmore, NY will be deploying on Saturday to assist in the American Red Cross response to Superstorm Sandy. Bartee will be going to New York City to work in Disaster Mental Health, providing emotional support for those recovering from the devastating storm.

Bartee is the 45th volunteer from the eight-county Western New York region who has deployed to assist in the Red Cross relief efforts since Sandy devastated the East Coast in late October, nine of whom have returned for multiple assignments. When Bartee arrives, she will be the fourth Western New York volunteer among the nearly 1,000 Red Cross workers still on the ground supporting survivors as longer-term recovery efforts begin.

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Winter Market at Horsefeathers Adds New Vendors

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Adds New Vendors

Building on the success of its grand opening on Jan. 5, the Winter Market at Horsefeathers continues from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday with a growing list of vendors.

Located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side, the Winter Market will see the addition of several new food vendors this week, including Buffalo Cookie Company, Plato Dale Farm and Native Offerings. Martin Cooks will also be on hand to cook up some tasty treats for guests of the market.

The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will also be on hand with free information and resources on physical activity to help folks keep their New Year’s resolutions.

Sabres to Hold 'Fan Appreciation Sale'

BUFFALO, NY-- The Buffalo Sabres want to show their gratitude to fans who stuck by them during the lockout.

The Sabres announced they will be holding a 'Fan Appreciation Sale'.

The sale, which will offer fans 50% of all merchandise in the Sabres store, will be during the length of training camp.

"Our fans showed tremendous patience and loyalty during the past few months," said Buffalo Sabres President Ted Black. "Nothing will erase the pain of a lockout and cancelled games but we wanted to give back to our fans in this way to get them excited for what is sure to be a fast-paced and thrilling 2012-13 season."

The Sabres Store at First Niagara Center will have extended hours throughout the Fan Appreciation Sale.

In addition to its normal hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the store will be open for all training camp practices that are open to the public.

Fundraiser for Mayor Brown

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The election is still months away and Mayor Byron Brown has not officially declared he's running for a third term, but it certainly looks like he will.

On Thursday night, the Brown for Buffalo campaign group held a fundraiser at Pettibone's Grille on Washington Street.

The event was $100 a person and not open to the media.

Brown has a website that is up and running listing fundraising events and his accomplishments during his two terms in office.

No Republican or Democrat has officially announced that they will challenge Brown, though there is speculation that former FBI Agent in Charge, Bernard Tolbert, is considering a run.

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Home and Community Based Services Waiver

Home and Community Based Services Waiver

Home and Community Based Services Waiver

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Parent Network of WNY  
                1000 Main Street 
                Buffalo, NY 14202

Fight That Flu With This Easy Soup!

Fight That Flu With This Easy Soup!

As I sat on the couch shivering and sniffling for the fourth day in a row, I decided to take my health into my own hands. I went into my pantry and concocted a soup that had me back on my feet before I could say, "I hate you, Flu!" Being sick is not fun, but a cup or two of this yumminess will have you laughing at your favorite sitcom in no time.

“I Hate You, Flu!” Chicken Soup:

1 cup pre-cooked chicken (I used frozen grilled chicken strips)

1 large onion, roughly chopped

2 large carrots, thinly sliced

½ tsp thyme

½ tsp rosemary

3 cloves garlic, minced or grated

½ cup each of any frozen veggies you got on hand (I used spinach and shiitake mushrooms)

Await Safe Ice as Ice Fishing Season Approaches

Await Safe Ice as Ice Fishing Season Approaches

A Statement Released by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

A Minimum of Three To Four Inches of Solid Ice Is Usually Safe For Anglers on Foot

With the onset of winter, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reminded ice anglers to enjoy the ice responsibly.  DEC cautions that the presence of snowmobile tracks or footprints on the ice should not be taken as evidence of safe ice conditions. Individuals are strongly encouraged to check ice conditions for themselves and avoid situations that appear to present even a remote risk.