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Buffalo Stars Introduce State-of-the-Art Media Center at Holiday Rinks

(Cheektowaga, NY) - The Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey organization will, for the second consecutive season, telecast their home games from Holiday Twin Rinks live on the internet at www.fasthockey.com.  Only this year, they’ll do it from their all-new high-tech media center and press box.

Constructed and just completed this summer, the Buffalo Stars Media Center will house a small webcasting studio, state-of-the-art sound system for music and in-house announcements and internet access for the purpose of relaying live scores and stats to their leagues’ statisticians.

The Stars have made a significant investment into this new high-tech venture, which is part of the organization’s overall strategy to advance itself into one of the elite junior teams in the northeastern USA.

Blue Light Refreshment Duo Makes Labor Day Weekend Visit to Buffalo

The Blue Light Refreshment Duo will soon leave Refreshment Headquarters for their next mission: Buffalo, New York, hometown of Labatt USA. They’re prepared and ready to visit Buffalo’s most popular downtown destinations on their way to the Buffalo Wing Festival on Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5.

Fans of the famous pair will have a chance to meet the Duo in-person at the Wing Festival, where they will set up their satellite headquarters near the Blue Light Tent.

 Details of their trip plans will be revealed at www.facebook.com/LabattBlueLight over the next week.

“Our Buffalo fans have been asking us to come for a visit,” said the Duo. “As the guardians of refreshment and protectors of good times, we plan on making sure that everyone at the Buffalo Wing Festival has a great time.”

Buffalo Stars Preseason In Full Stride (video) / Gift Card Collection To Benefit Military Families

The Buffalo Stars are offering free tickets to our Opening Night Doubleheader on Saturday, September 11, 2010, as part of our “Salute to the American Troops” and 9/11 Remembrance Weekend.

As part of this weekend we are collecting Gift Cards to benefit the National Guard 107th Family Support Group.  We will offer 40 FREE Opening Night Passes to any person or team that can generate $100 worth of gift cards.

Our goal is $5000 in value of gift cards.  Please consider gift cards including grocery cards, department store gift cards and others that will directly benefit local families whose loved ones are taking time away from their families and jobs to answer their nation’s call.


Here is the schedule for Saturday, September 11th. 

(Both games at Holiday Twin Rinks, 3645 Broadway, Cheektowaga):

Continental Hockey Association Junior B League

Buffalo Stars vs. New England Huskies

Electric Tower joins effort to honor Blessed Mother Teresa

Iskalo Development’s Electric Tower in downtown Buffalo has joined the Peace Bridge in honoring Blessed Mother Teresa on the evening of August 26 to mark the 100th anniversary of her birth. The downtown landmark will be illuminated in blue and white, the colors of Blessed Mother Teresa’s order of women religious, the Missionaries of Charity.

“Iskalo Development is pleased to illuminate the Electric Tower in blue and white in honor of the 100th birthday of Blessed Mother Teresa, as requested by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo,” said Paul B. Iskalo, president and CEO, Iskalo Development Corp.

Local Soldier to Receive Purple Heart

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Army Specialist Earl Eisensmith, a resident of Orchard Park, NY, will receive the Purple Heart Medal of Honor for injuries he suffered when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan. 

Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Legislator John Mills and Aurora Town Councilman Jeffrey Harris will present the decoration in a special ceremony at the Purple Heart monument in Buffalo. 

The Western New York Purple Heart Monument is located at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park (near the corner of Marine Drive and Erie Street) by the submarine. The ceremony will be conducted Monday, August 16 at 10 a.m.

Buffalo Brewfest to Take Place at HSBC Arena

Several different types of beer will be available under one roof on Friday, August 6th at the HSBC Arena.

The Buffalo Brewfest will feature beers from all over the world. You will be able to enjoy tastings and see how beer is included in several different types of meals.

In addition to the good time, all proceeds will benefit a good cause.

"All of the money from this event goes to our foundation and throughout the year, we will use the funds generated from the Buffalo Brewfest for scholarships to our literacy program and our Autism intervention program," said Joseph Cozzo, President of the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center. "We like to tell people that they are coming down and drinking for a good cause."

The event runs from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. tickets cost $25 and will be $35 at the door.