This week in pictures: Nov. 26- Dec.2, 2016, highlights news, entertainment and sports images taken by Buffalo News photographers. Bringing you a visual recap of the week through pictures and stories - from a salute to the military at New Era Field - to soulful stews. We hope you enjoy our favorites.
Military Escort - Buffalo Bill Marquise Goodwin is introduced prior to playing the Jacksonville Jaguars at New Era Field. He is escorted on the field by a U.S Coast Guard reserve member. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)
Soulful Stews - Kaydara Noodle Bar at 777 Main St. in Buffalo, serves bamboo stew. The seasonal special is made with pork, bamboo, dill, chilies, collard greens, beech mushrooms, pork chitterling and spinach. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)
He's Back - Buffalo Sabre Jack Eichel celebrates his first goal of the game against the New York Rangers during third-period action at the Key Bank Center. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)
Over the Top - Buffalo Bill Corey Graham cannot tackle Jacksonville Jaguars' Chris Ivory during first quarter action at New Era Field on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016.(Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)
Star-Spangled Salute - Military servicemen wait on the field as part of the salute to the military at the Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville game at New Era Field in Orchard Park. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)
Touchdown - Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) beats Jacksonville Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny (51) for a touchdown in the third quarter at New Era Field Orchard Park. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)
Food Drive - Mike Perri, a 26 year veteran of the City of Niagara Falls, fire department, solicits donations to their annual toy and food drive for the needy at the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard and Military Road in Niagara Falls. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)
A Closer Look - The Michael J. Dillon U.S. Courthouse at 68 Court Street served as Buffalo's federal courthouse from 1936 until 2012. Lighting on the first floor. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)
Thankful Refugees - Eidah Al Suleiman, 54, and her husband Mohammed Ay Toghlo, 67 are refugees from Syria who now reside on Buffalo's West side. They talk about how they came to the United States and how happy they are to be here. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)
Ice Artist - Tajana Rauker works on an ice sculpture with teammate Aaron Costic as they sawed, chiseled and crafted huge ice chunks into art during the Great Lakes International Ice Carving Competition. There were 22 competitors representing Georgia, Ohio, New York, Alaska, Colorado, South Carolina and Kentucky. Countries included were United States, Philippines, Canada, Croatia and China. The National Ice Carving Association held the event at Family Entertainment Complex (The Igloo) at the Erie County Fairgrounds, in Hamburg. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)
Catching Air - Snowboarder Jake Lamb, 17, of Grimsby, Ontario, hits a jump on Mardi Gras as snowboarders and skiers hit the slopes on opening weekend at Holiday Valley, in Ellicottville. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)
Light Show - The Niagara Falls Illumination Board flipped the switch to turn on the new $4 million LED lighting, illuminating Horseshoe Falls. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)
Carte Blanche - The beet salad is made with beet pudding, bresaola, pickled Inca berry and house made plum vinegar. Carte Blanche is at 61 Buffalo St. in Hamburg.. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)
Mild Reflection - November turned out to be above-average for mild temperatures with daytime highs in the 50s as the month drew to a close. Colder days are coming with a return to average in the low 40s predicted. (Cathaleen Curtiss/Buffalo News)
See previous - This Week in Pictures: Nov. 19- 25, Nov. 12-18, Nov. 5-11, Oct. 29-Nov. 4, Oct 22-28, Oct. 15- 21, Oct. 8-14, Oct. 1-7, Sept. 24-30, Sept. 17- 23, Sept. 10- 16, Sept. 3-9, Aug. 27-Sept. 2,Aug. 20-26, Aug. 13-19, Aug. 6 - 12, July 30 - Aug.5, July 23-29, July 16 -22, July 9-15, and July 2-8.