Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas...

Season's greetings.  Enjoy your holiday celebration.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Begins...

Today is the first official day of winter.  The National Weather Service has appropriately issued a Winter Storm Watch in WNY.  Rain is washing away the few feet of snow pack we already had but freezing temps and flooding potential could cause problems for Saturday and Sunday.  What remains after the thaw, and maybe a light dusting, could be all that's left for a white Christmas by Wednesday.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Pearl Harbor...

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day honors those who died from the attack on December 7th, 1941.  The Hawaii naval base was attacked by Japan and killed over 2,400 Americans.  The next day, FDR declared war on Japan and the USA entered World War II.  The president stated "a date which will live in infamy",  it also lives in our memory.  Read the official Whitehouse release here.


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sabres Win Nolan Return...

The Buffalo Sabres defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 at FNC Friday night.  It was the debut of Ted Nolan as interim coach and Pat LaFontaine as President of Hockey Operations.  The team, organization and fans were noticeably upbeat and the change looks good for now.  Hopefully the confidence and compete level remain high as the two teams meet again tonite in Toronto, at 7PM.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Salute to Veterans...

Celebrate and thank all in our military on Veterans Day for their service.  Many workers and students will have the federal holiday off.  Government offices, banks and the post office will be closed.  Retail stores and restaurants will be open.  Several events and observances will be held in WNY, and nationally, today in honor of veterans.


Friday, November 01, 2013

Fall Back...

Daylight Saving time ends on Sunday, November 3rd.  Remember to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night before you go to bed.  Yes, you will get an extra hour of sleep.  However, sunset will now be near 5PM starting Sunday.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Vanek Traded...

The Buffalo Sabres traded their best player, goal scorer and captain to the New York Islanders.  Thomas Vanek (2005-2013) scored 254 goals, 243 assists for 497 points in 598 games played as a Sabre in eight seasons.  The team will get a Moulson beer and two draft picks!  The Regier rebuild project has hit rock bottom.  The Sabres have the worst record in the NHL, an unproven coach and the youngest roster.  The suffering fans are not watching or attending games anymore.  Until owner Pegula can translate some wins in the standings, many like me are off the hockey bandwagon.  Is Miller next, and what veteran players will want to come here and play now?

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Sabres Opener...

  The NHL Buffalo Sabres were defeated 2-1 at the Detroit Red Wings, on Wednesday night, in their season opener.  The team has gone with a youth movement of new players and fans will likely continue to endure growing pains.  It looked like a potential blowout early as the Wings scored twice within a minute in the first period.  The special teams had two key 5 on 3 power plays in the game, plus other man advantage opportunities they failed to capitalize on.  Very similar to last year, the lack of firepower and offense attack needs development.  One highlight was the rookie Girgensons scoring in his NHL debut.  The Sabres return for their home opener Friday night when the Ottawa Senators visit First Niagara Center at 7PM.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Labor Day Weekend...

Millions of Americans will travel this holiday weekend, many on the road.  The high traffic volume increases the need to be aware for safety concerns.  Gas prices are still too high, around the $3.80 per gallon range in WNY.  It will also be the last chance for many students to enjoy the time off as many will be back to school next week.  The summer is fading fast.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Summer Fun...


The 174th annual Erie County Fair begins today at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg.  It continues thru Sunday the 18th.  There are many entertainment options including concerts, rides, food, contests, attractions, and many events.  The Agricultural Society mission is to promote the historical traditions, talent and heritage of agriculture in New York State.  Adult gate admission is $10.