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Annual Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale Comes to East Aurora on July 26

Annual Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale Comes to East Aurora on July 26


Doug Allen, national anthem singer for the Buffalo Sabres, will be joined by the American Legion Post #362 Color Guard to perform the Star-Spangled Banner at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the 45th annual East Aurora Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale. The event, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature more than 100 vendors, special guests and numerous fun-filled family activities along Main Street.

Make a Dragonfly Pendant at Audubon

Make a Dragonfly Pendant at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – You don’t need previous experience to learn to make an eye-catching dragonfly pendant from beautiful glass beads. 

On Saturday, July 19, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary is offering “Flight of the Dragonfly.”

At the 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. workshop, you can make a colorful pendant in the shape of a dragonfly using Swarovski crystals, seed beads, glass “dagger” beads for the wings, and tiny metal spacers between the crystals.

Beadwork artist and teacher Anne Jackson will instruct you in making this charming piece of jewelry that you will be proud to wear or give as a special gift. A member of the Chautauqua County Society of Artists, Jackson teaches beading privately and also at Imagine in Bemus Point, New York.

As a bonus, Audubon Program Director Jennifer Schlick will give a short presentation about local dragonflies.

Cost of the class is $50, $42 for Friends of the Nature Center, and includes all supplies.

Grants Allow Rural Outreach Center to Offer Expanded Community Services 

Grants Allow Rural Outreach Center to Offer Expanded Community Services 


The Rural Outreach Center (ROC) in South Wales has received a health care grant from the Maria M. Love Foundation and a large FEMA trailer that will be used to offer extended services. The ROC is a nonprofit Christian organization committed to helping individuals and families living in rural communities to overcome poverty through multiple strategies.

Hundreds Welcome Major Miller with Parade in Allegany

ALLEGANY, NY- Hundreds of people came out Saturday to celebrate the return of Western New York solider who was injured during the Fort Hood shooting in April.

Major Patrick Miller served as the grand marshal for the annual old home week parade in his hometown of Allgeany.

Miller was greeted by dozens of family and friends when he arrived back in Western New York Friday.

WEB EXTRA: Major Miller talks to 2 On Your Side about his recovery after the Fort Hood shooting.

The parade route is about a mile long, and will conclude at Miller's Alma Mater St. Bonaventure University.

Miller will also be honored with a plaque presented by a World War II veteran.

WNY soldier hurt in Fort Hood shooting returns home

BUFFALO, NY-- A Western New York solider injured in the Fort Hood, texas shooting earlier this year, has returned home for a visit.

Army Major Patrick Miller of Allegany arrived in Buffalo Friday afternoon to dozens of family and friends who were waiting for him at the airport.

Miller was shot in the abdomen during the April rampage, but was still able to lead seven people to safety by herding them into an office and locking the doors.

Miller told reporters on Friday that he got emotional as the plane touched down in Buffalo.

The Patriot Guard escorted Major Miller to his hometown of Allegany Friday afternoon for his first visit in years. For Miller, it was bittersweet.

Seneca Business Owner Sues the State Over Taxes

SALAMANCA, NY - A Seneca business owner of a store in Salamanca that sells cigarettes filed a lawsuit against New York State claiming that he should not have to pay the state sales tax.

Attorney Paul Cambria is representing the owner of Native Outlet in Salamanca who recently filed a lawsuit against the Attorney General and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

Cambria states that the courts need to recognize the Seneca territory as sovereign nation. His client, Eric White wants to be free of New York State sales tax the state is trying to impose on cigarettes and other things.

Eric White is a Native American and an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians. His convenience store is on the territory.

Matthew Eck held without bail

BUFFALO, NY – The man who allegedly shot at Erie County Sheriff Deputies on his property in the Town of Boston in March pleaded not guilty in court Thursday morning. Matthew Eck was arraigned before an Erie County Court judge.

The 48-year-old is accused of firing 60 rounds, hitting police cars, and hurting one deputy.

He is being held without bail.