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Bauth Brings Home the Gold

AMHERST, N.Y.-It was quite a first trip to Europe for 14 year old Jordan Bauth. She won an Olympic Gold MEdal in the Team Figure Skating Event at the first ever 2012 Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.

Bauth represents the Amherst Skating Club. Two On Your Side's Stu Boyar caught up with her Monday afternoon at the Northtown Center in Amherst. She described her trip to Europe and winning the gold medal as "the most awesome thing I've experienced in my life."

Jordan described for Stu what it was like when she was announced as the Gold Medal Winner. "I didn't believe it was happening like it was so cool and I didn't think I would ever hear that or just saying United States like representing USA. I'm really proud to be from the United States and be able to represent my country doing something I love."

St. Mary's 73-Timon 71

BUFFALO, N.Y.-St. Mary's beat Timon on the Tigers home floor Tuesday night 73-71.

The game was a thriller as both teams hit shots in the final ten seconds of the first half. When the teams went to the locker room at the half the game was tied at 33.

St. Mary's had a nine point lead with two minutes remaining but the Tigers were able to close the gap but couldn't overcome the Lancers lead.

The game's high scorer was Timon's # 2 Kyle Kobis who finished with 25 points. For St. Mary's the top scorer was # 23 Devon Redden who had 21. Two others scored in double figures for St. Mary's, # 1 Erik Simmons had 14 and # 21 Nate Meyers had 10.

Lancers head coach Dan Gill told Two On Your Side's Stu Boyar "it was a great atmosphere. Anytime you walk into their building you're going to have to be at least six points better. I'm proud of the way our boys played tonight. "

Ring in Valentine’s Day at Faith United Methodist Church

Ring in Valentine’s Day at Faith United Methodist Church

If you enjoy love songs and valentines, you will want to attend the annual Valentine Luncheon at Faith United Methodist Church, 5505 Broadway, Lancaster.

The event will begin with a silent auction at noon Saturday, Feb. 11, and feature a performance by the Ringmasters Hand Bell Choir after lunch.  The choir, led by Gloria Werblow, is known for its variety of techniques and includes several musicians from the Buffalo area.

Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the United Methodist Women’s local missions, which include Church Women United, Central Café, Beechwood Continuing Care and Gateway Longview.

The Valentine’s Day Luncheon is a long-standing tradition in the Lancaster community. 

Eight NFL Greats Scheduled to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo 23

Eight NFL Greats Scheduled to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo 23

Sports Collectors Expo 23, featuring eight former NFL greats and sponsored by Five Star Promotions and The Sports Corner, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 11, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, February 12, at Batavia Downs Casino, 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Scheduled to appear and sign autographs for fans on Saturday are Denver Broncos Hall of Famer Floyd Little from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Buffalo Bills greats Andre Reed and Steve Tasker from noon to 1:30 p.m., and former New York Giants superstar Rodney Hampton from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Organizers Cooking Up Buffalo Soup-Fest

Organizers Cooking Up Buffalo Soup-Fest

Now that the snow has finally arrived, it's time to get cozy with a Western New York favorite – the Buffalo Soup-Fest.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Admission is $5 per person, and children younger than 10 will be admitted free.

Once at the event, attendees may purchase “Soup Bucks” for $1 each, and vendors will sell 2- and 4-ounce samples. Quarts of soup also will be available for takeout. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

More than 30 area restaurants are expected to participate, and attendees will judge soups in dozens of categories, from best chili to best taste to overall winner.

“We have decided to gather some of the area’s best restaurants in one arena to sip, slurp, and sample some of the finest soups we have to offer,” according to the Soup-fest’s website.

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Lancaster YMCA Wraps Up Plans for Re-gifting Auction

Lancaster YMCA Wraps Up Plans for Re-gifting Auction

That unwanted present you received last month could be the gift that keeps on giving for several area children.

The Lancaster Family YMCA will hold its fourth annual Re-gifting Auction from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Elk’s Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster.

YMCA representatives are collecting not only donations of unwanted gifts, but anything that residents and businesses may want to offer. The items will form baskets that will be raffled off, and special large items also will be available for bidding.

Tickets for the event are $10 presale and $15 at the door, and the price includes finger foods, one drink and one door prize entry to win tickets to the Sabres vs. Canadiens game March 12.

The bands Triple Threat and Island Doom each will play one and a half hour sets, and a magician will perform between bands and travel around the room performing magic and making balloon animals.