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East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men


Steven Helmicki, an anti-concussion advocate and president of Primordial Strength Inc., a private gym located in Elma, announces the launch of his latest project, a lifestyle website for men — primordialman.com.  

Primordialman.com is an affiliate of Schott NYC, a premier USA-based manufacturer of leather goods. The website also features high-quality products such as Chanel Platinum, Omega Watches, Boston Whaler, Gustin Jeans and others.  

Plaques honor American lives lost in Korea and Vietnam

DEPEW, NY - Veterans and dignitaries from Depew, Lancaster and Cheektowaga braved the morning rain on Saturday for a special ceremony dedicating two new war memorial plaques at Veterans Park.

The plaques honor local soldiers who died in the Korean and Vietnam wars. They join World War I and II plaques already placed there.

The Korean War memorial lists six local names and the Vietnam memorial lists 13.

A fifth plot set aside but not yet created will honor lives lost in more recent wars.

"That is going to be for Middle East conflicts – the Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq," said Jacob Schu, American Legion Commander. "Unfortunately, those conflicts are not over yet, so it's undetermined when we're going to have a plaque made. But we're going to proceed with that sometime in the near future."

Lancaster Football Team Surprises Metz Family With Donation

Lancaster, NY – Before Friday night's big rivalry football game between Lancaster and Depew, the family of James Metz was honored on the field.

James passed away last month in a plane crash, and his little brother is honoring him by raising money for memorial basketball courts.

The football team had a surprise for Donovan Metz, 12, as the Metz family gathered in the rain on Lancaster's football field wearing James' favorite color, blue.

As the team got ready to play football, a Marine told the players, "You guys are gonna do amazing tonight."

But what that Marine may not have known was that these teenagers also did something amazing that had nothing to do with being star athletes and everything to do with being good people.

They wanted to let Donovan know that he has their support in his efforts to honor his late big brother.

Tractor-trailer causes hazmat situation in Alden

ALDEN, NY - Walden Avenue in Alden was closed most of the day Thursday due to a hazmat situation.

Hazmat crews were called when a tractor-trailer hauling 4,300 gallons of roofing tar split and begin to leak.

No one was hurt and there was no danger to any nearby neighbors. But it took hours to get the tar transferred to another tanker and mop up that mess.

Rosanna Berardi to Present at AILA’s 6th Annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Conference

Rosanna Berardi to Present at AILA’s 6th Annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Conference


The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will host the 6th annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Fall Conference in Buffalo, N.Y., on Oct. 17, and among this year’s presenters will be Berardi Immigration Law’s Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi. The AILA conference gives leading immigration lawyers and other professionals the opportunity to discuss and analyze substantive and practical issues in Canadian and U.S. border immigration.  

Lancaster Boy Raising Money to Remember His Big Brother

LANCASTER, N.Y. -- Donovan Metz was at the Lancaster Airport for a youth flying event when he found out his brother James was in one of the planes that collided head-on.

"I was sad," Donovan said, thinking of his big brother.

James was 14, Donovan 12. They were close.

In those immediate moments after the crash, Donovan wanted to find a way to honor James.

"I [said] I wanted to raise money and renovate or make new basketball courts in honor of James," Donovan recalled.

He wanted to do something similar to the new skate park that family and friends built in memory of 14-year-old Bryce Buchholz.

"James loved basketball," Donovan said.

So Donovan decided to raise money to repair the courts at Keysa Park, which isn't far from where the Metz family lives. James would sometimes play there.

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports


On Oct. 11, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) commenced screening for the Ebola virus at select U.S. airports. Starting with New York’s JFK Airport, all travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will now undergo enhanced entry screening in an effort to detect overt signs of the deadly illness. This week, Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago O-Hare and Atlanta International airports will follow suit. These five airports receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations.