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Deejay is given two new bikes to replace one stolen at event

A 97 Rock deejay now has been presented with two new bicycles to replace the one that was stolen Sunday evening while he was hosting a charity event in Lancaster.

Adam Miller Toys & Bicycles in Batavia, where Dave Jickster had purchased his original bike, presented him with an upgraded black Transeo 3.0 Tuesday evening. Jickster, who goes by the name D.J. Jickster, said he was overwhelmed by the store's generosity.

Jickster, who is hosting the seventh annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York, has been living in a 48-foot trailer in the parking lot of Quaker Steak & Lube on Transit Road in Lancaster. His original bike was stolen sometime Sunday evening.

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York also donated a bike for Jickster to use for his daily exercise rides around the parking lot. Jickster said he plans to donate that one to a worthy child as a Christmas present.

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Designated Drivers beefs up fleet for Thanksgiving Eve

Designated Drivers of Buffalo is calling in extra drivers to answer additional calls from Thanksgiving Eve partygoers who have had too much to drink and need to get themselves and their vehicles home safely and without being arrested.

The service, which will be available from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., sends two drivers to a caller's location, one to drive the customer home in his or her own vehicle and the other to follow behind. To request service, call 713-7703. Fee is $25 plus $2.50 per mile for members of the service; $35 plus $3.50 per mile for non-members. For information, visit www.ddobny.com.

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Queen City Roller Girls set tryouts for new members

NORTH TONAWANDA – The Queen City Roller Girls will hold tryouts for women 18 and older at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in Rainbow Rink, 101 Oliver St.

All levels of experience are encouraged to try out. New skaters will participate in the league's training group, Queen's Court, on Sunday evenings. Gear requirements for the tryouts include quad speed roller-skates, kneepads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet and mouth guard.

A limited number of rental skates and equipment may be available for those who contact the league. Cost for one-day insurance coverage for the tryouts is $20.

Next Wednesday, league representatives will be available at Rainbow Rink's adult open skate from 8 to 10 p.m. to answer questions. For information, visit www.qcrg.net or email training@qcrg.net.

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History Museum to host more than 30 local authors

The Buffalo History Museum, at Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace, will offer its ninth annual local author book-signing event from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

About 30 authors will be on hand to greet readers and sign purchased copies. In addition, the Museum Shop will offer Buffalo-themed gifts, including jewelry and fine art prints.