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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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Winter Wonderland Project to be dedicated on Friday

LOCKPORT – A dedication ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Friday for the Lockport Winter Wonderland Project, a display of outdoor lights along Market Street.

The ceremony, to be held at Market and Exchange streets, will include a raffle for a $1,000 guitar donated by ELK Guitars of Lockport. Tickets for the drawing are $20.

Twelve wooden enclosures, donated by Homestead Designs of Lockport, are located amid the lighting displays for the use of not-for-profit agencies to sell items or offer literature. Four are still available, organizer Peter P. Robinson said.

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Queen City Roller Girls to hold tryouts for new members

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

All levels of experience are encouraged to try out. Recruits will be tested on fundamental skating skills. 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 ahead of time. The 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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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. For information, visit www.ddobny.com.