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.. UNCERTAINTY – As we are approaching the Thanksgiving holiday, we prepare ourselves to give thanks for the many things we have. But how many of us are doing this by rote? How many of us actually feel the gratitude? Life has become very busy, and we lose sight of things as we get distracted with the attention demanded by […]

Out of the Past

25 Years AgoNov. 19, 1997 “Maybe I have Down’s syndrome and maybe I have disabilities but I have the ability to be your friend.” Wearing his famous Marshall High School jacket, Chris Burke, better known as “Corky” from the hit television show “Life Goes On,” performed Friday before an audience of enthusiastic students at Hoover Elementary School. Burke now visits […]

Erie County offering assistance with high heating costs

The Erie County Department of Senior Services is working hard on behalf of senior citizens throughout Erie County by providing advice and guidance to address higher-than-expected heating bills in the upcoming cold months. Assistance is available to help defray those costs for qualified persons. In addition, there are also opportunities for homeowners on a fixed income to take advantage of […]

Welcoming the holiday season

Another year has passed by, and the holiday season is upon us once again. As we enter the season of giving and gratitude, it’s easy to get swept up in the chaos. It can be difficult to juggle your day-to-day responsibilities with the added pressure of the holidays. What if you forget a gift or party? What if family members […]

Fond memories, and a big ‘thank you’ to the constituents of District 3

As you may have heard, earlier this month I accepted an appointment to become Erie County’s deputy county executive. I officially took office on Nov. 7. While I look forward to this next chapter of public service, I first wanted to take the opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation for the great community I was honored to represent during my […]

Be prepared and stay safe during winter driving

Every start to the winter season, we promise ourselves that this year will be different, that we’ll be ready for whatever blizzard Mother Nature sends us. Yes, our weather this fall season has been extraordinary and without any early winter weather events as in years past. However, our weather can change quickly, and we can be hit with snow, ice, […]


In the Gift Guide special section that was published on Nov. 16 and 17, an incorrect date for a promotion offered by the Tavern at Windsor Park was provided. The correct date to purchase a $100 gift card and get a free $20 gift card is Nov. 25 through Dec. 18.

The origins of Veterans Day

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Throughout the year, we have a few different observances for those who have served our country. We have Memorial Day to celebrate those who gave their lives, Armed Forces Day to honor those currently serving, the birthdays of different military branches, and even Military Spouse Appreciation Day to acknowledge their spouses’ sacrifices. This Friday, we have Veterans Day, honoring every […]

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.. PLANNING YOUR TRIP – For those of you who are planning to visit Universal Studios this winter, you may want to know that Universal Orlando Resort announced last week that they will be closing several longtime attractions at the park starting Jan. 16, 2023, to make way for a project that is “bringing exciting new family entertainment,” that will […]

Out of the Past

25 Years AgoNov. 12, 1997 With only one resident questioning its adoption, the Tonawanda Town Board Thursday night adopted the 1998 budget totaling $61,242,060. The newly adopted budget shows an increase of 1.9 percent over last year’s budget of $60,080,177. The tax levy, the amount of money needed to be raised by taxes, stands at $29,525,924. the exact amount from […]

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