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Four fifth-grade students from Windermere Elementary School in the Amherst School District raised over $500 for the American Red Cross general disaster relief fund by participating in a "readathon." Three students from Heather Rogers’ class and one student from Sara Mazurek’s class combined to read over 40 books in four weeks. The students received pledges from family…

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, is just an hour drive from Avalon Lakes and about four hours from Buffalo. It’s a must-do, if you have the time. In fact, make the time. Once you are there, you won’t want to leave. There is so much to explore. It’s been about 25 years since my last visit to this football lover’s shrine and it’s grown immensely. Fr…

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Leaves are piling up, temperatures are dropping and Christmas songs soon will be playing on the radio, whether you like it or not. Before you know it, we will be saying hello to a new year. Time to start thinking about – and planning – our vacations for next year. Whether you are the guy who organizes the golf getaway weekend for you and your buddies, or the person w…

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Need a break from your everyday routine? Looking for a spark to get you fired up for that long, dreary winter season? Or are you tired of working hard and need a place to play hard? Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa could be the place for you. This luxury adult playground, nestled in the mountains in Southwestern Pennsylvania 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, is close e…

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If you haven’t been to Turning Stone Resort recently, you don’t know what you are missing.This world-class luxury resort located 30 miles east of Syracuse in Verona, is spectacular, and it’s getting better every day.Turning Stone is much more than a hotel with a casino and a few golf courses. It features top-tier amenities, including four hotels, three nationally rec…

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ELLICOTTVILLE – Holiday Valley has long been noted for its winter activities – super snow skiing featuring plenty of trails for all levels of skiers.But with more than $8 million of improvements made over the last two years, this recreation destination is now a year-round playground for all ages.From the redesign of the Double Black Diamond Golf Course and the recently…

There's nothing quite like a golf vacation. Those stay-and-play golf weekends with your buddies provide a lifetime of memorable moments.Ahh, the stories! Everyone has his favorite: the buddy who indulges just a little too much and has a meltdown before your eyes, or the time you drained a big-money putt on the 18th hole, a putt that gets even longer with time.Pro…

Western New York lost a great man Monday when Lou Reuter, a longtime educator and coach in the Ken-Ton School District, passed away after a long battle with cancer.I had the pleasure of playing football for Coach Reuter back in the mid-1970s and the opportunity to coach with him over the past few years.Reuter will always be an influential person in my life. He is a man of …

There's nothing like winning. Whether it's nailing down that big promotion at work or hitting the home run that wins your bar-league softball championship, the thrill of victory is sweet.I have enjoyed some athletic accomplishments in my life, but nothing compares to winning the Brighton Men's Golf Club A Flight championship in 1997.As an 11-handicapper at the time, I co…

The golf season in Western New York usually extends into mid-November and sometimes longer if the weather cooperates. This year may be different.Thursday's devastating storm has caused so much tree and water damage that several area courses, private and public, are considering shutting down operations for the rest of the season.Dean Jewart, the PGA professional for Erie Co…

The Williams brothers are a two-headed monster in the Colgate secondary.Chris is known as the "interceptor," while Cody is the "tackler."Four years after playing together at Orchard Park High School, Chris and Cody Williams are the starting cornerbacks for Division I-AA Colgate of the Patriot League.Chris, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound senior, is tied for fourth in the nation in …

Take a quick scan of the credentials of the student-athletes on the 2004 spring sports All-Western New York Scholar/Athlete team and it's easy to see why their coaches use words like "amazing" and "special" to describe them.Kevin Choo, Williamsville East's leading goal scorer in lacrosse this season, scored a 1,580 on his SATs (1,600 is perfect), ranks No. 2 in his class, …

Maintaining a 90-plus grade-point average while playing a high school sport is difficult for the average student-athlete. Throw in some volunteer work and other extracurricular activities and the task gets even tougher.The members of the 2004 winter sports Paddock Chevrolet All-Western New York Scholar/Athlete team are clearly not your average student-athletes.Canisius …

Crossing the borderThe Toronto Maple Leafs make the 90-mile trek to Buffalo Sunday to battle the Sabres at 7:05 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium (local cable). The Sabres will be completing a busy week with their fifth game in seven days.The Maple Leafs, struggling in the basement of the Norris Division, are the worst team on the road in the NHL. Toronto is led by All-Star Game…

This is definitely the weekend you'll want to view rather than do. Sunday is the big day, of course, with our Bills in Super Bowl XXV. But there are plenty of other sporting activities this weekend on the tube. Here are the highlights: Things To View: Super SundayIt's been an exciting week for Buffalo Bills fans. Literally hundreds of banners proclaiming "Go Bills" have…