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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. 

High Winds Cause Damage and Power Outages

BUFFALO, NY-- The high wind gusts of the past several hours left many without power and damage throughout WNY.

WEB EXTRA:  Check out a photo gallery of pictures from the snow storm.

In fact, the winds were so high that they caused damage to the roof of Southtowns Catholic School in Lakeview, forcing school officials to cancel classes for the rest of the week.

In the Town of Alden, winds also knocked over a gas pump at the Sunoco gas Station at the corner of Walden Avenue and Genesee Street. 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Program at Batavia V.A

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Program at Batavia V.A

Jim Mandelaro

Democrat and Chronicle

She had seen the horrors of war and undergone therapy to deal with it.

But when doctors suggested Donna Li Puma enroll in the post-traumatic stress disorder program at the Batavia Veterans Affairs facility, she balked.

"Everyone said 'Go to this program. It will help you,' " the Buffalo native said. "I went unwillingly, and it was the best thing I have ever done for myself."

The Batavia facility is one of 10 nationally that treats and houses female veterans dealing with PTSD, and it soon will be new and improved. Ground was broken last month on a 9,000-square-foot building that will be handicapped-accessible and include 12 private bedrooms, each with its own bathroom.

Woman Charged With Being Three Times Over the Legal Limit

ATTICA, NY-- A Lancaster woman is charged with DWI after Troopers say her blood alcohol content was over three times the legal limit.

Troopers say they received a report Saturday evening of a vehicle operating erratically on Exchange Street in Attica.  Troopers located the vehicle in a snow bank on Exchange Street.

Troopers say the driver, Lisa A. Ciezki, 45, had a blood content level of  .28%.  She was charged with aggravated DWI and moving from a lane unsafely.

She was released to a family member.

Ciezki's will appear in Town of Attica court on January 26th.

 

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery to Host Several Creative Events

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery to Host Several Creative Events

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, a unique West Seneca shop featuring a wide variety of artwork and gifts created by local artisans, will host several events during the month of February.

The popular Wine, Women & Art series, a “girls’ night out” with friends during which participants create a piece of art to take home, continues from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, February 2, with artist Andrea Oswald. Participant are asked to register by January 31 by calling 675-0204. The cost of the class is $25.

Appearance by MLK’s Nephew Highlights MLK Day Activities at NU

Appearance by MLK’s Nephew Highlights MLK Day Activities at NU

Niagara University will present a full slate of activities on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Morgan Freeman Honored at the Golden Globes 2012

Morgan Freeman Honored at the Golden Globes 2012

Morgan Freeman the actor, film director, narrator and aviator who is most noted for his distinguishing voice was honored at the 69th Golden Globes award for his work in the film Industry with the Cecil B. Demille award. Since the 1950’s this award is given for outstanding contributions that made a huge impact to the world of entertainment. The winner is chosen each year by the HFPA boards of directors. At age 74 Morgan Freeman is one of Hollywood top A-list actors he received academy awards nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus. He took home the award in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He also received Golden Globe and Screen actors Guild awards.