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Ice at Canalside a Big Hit


BUFFALO, N.Y. - It's only been open a few days, but it's already downtown's hottest destination.

The Ice at Canalside opened up last Thursday night. Over the past few days, the site has been packed with people looking to skate on the site where Memorial Auditorium once stood, or just to see the new gathering spot.

There is open skating at the rink every day this week, even on Christmas Day.


Boys host party for homeless


BUFFALO, NY - Two brothers, ages 7 and 9, from Rochester are in town to help spread some holiday cheer.

Joshua and Jeramiah West held a Christmas Party For The Homeless at the downtown Central Library in Lafayette Square Saturday afternoon.

The brothers collected a number of donations and wrapped the gifts to hand out to those in need.

Last year, they created the event in their hometown of Rochester. This year they expanded to multiple locations, in addition to their other philanthropic activities.

Two On Your Side's Ron Plants tells us their story.


Designated Drivers Hold the Key to a Safe and Successful Holiday Season

Designated Drivers Hold the Key to a Safe and Successful Holiday Season

 

The holidays are upon us — a time to celebrate with family and friends and prepare to ring in the New Year. And during this hectic season, there’s one thing we simply cannot forget, and it’s far more important than any gift. 

“When we’re out celebrating the holidays, we cannot forget to designate a sober driver who will get us home safely at the end of the night,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “Nothing can kill the buzz of the holidays quicker than a buzzed or impaired driver out on the road.”

Tips to Help Prepare for Your Biometrics Appointment

Tips to Help Prepare for Your Biometrics Appointment

Many applications filed with USCIS require that a comprehensive record check be conducted on the individual applicant prior to adjudication and/or interview. USCIS accomplishes this by capturing an applicant’s biometrics via electronic fingerprinting, which is then followed by a criminal and immigration records search.

Canalside rink set to open


BUFFALO, NY - Another attraction will become a part of Buffalo's burgeoning waterfront Thursday evening when the ice skating rink at Canalside officially opens.

Crews have spent the last week preparing the pop-up shacks that will house vendors and making finishing touches to the ice, which is four times the size of the rink at Rockefeller Center.

In addition to skating, which costs $5 and is free to children 5 and under, there will also be broom ball and curling leagues, and ice bikes for rent.

The rink sits on the site of the Memorial Auditorium, and an insignia on the rink pays tribute to it.

The grand opening ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m.


Re-entry Permit Basics: How to Preserve Your Green Card During Long-term Travel

Re-entry Permit Basics: How to Preserve Your Green Card During Long-term Travel

 

Lawful permanent residents and conditional residents (green card holders) are required to physically reside in the United States, except for brief trips abroad. However, some lawful permanent residents may have continuing needs (such as family, employment or business) to reside abroad and enter the U.S. infrequently. In such a circumstance, the lawful permanent resident needs to ensure that their green card does not become invalid. One way to do this is to obtain a re-entry permit. Below we will answer some frequently asked questions regarding re-entry permits:

Eagle Scout Project Enhances the Mill Road Scenic Overlook

Eagle Scout Project Enhances the Mill Road Scenic Overlook

 

Thanks to the efforts of Quinn Schwab and members of Boy Scout Troop #238, the Mill Road Scenic Overlook has had a cleanup. For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Schwab led the cleanup of debris that was the last remnant of a long-ago farm dump that had been hidden in a ravine on the property.