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Anny Kim


Buffalo

As summer comes to a close, deaths on local waterways have continued this year. Just within the past nine days, two men lost their lives in separate incidents while riding personal watercraft and a fisherman died after a boat capsized. A 51-year-old Lackawanna man died Aug. 26 after he was knocked off  his watercraft and into the path of a cabin cruiser off Niawanda Pa…

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After almost a decade since its establishment, the Health Sciences Charter School welcomed a new member to its leadership last month. Wendy Richards, the new head of school, assumed her role on July 1. She will welcome students for the new school year on Tuesday. Richards, a North Tonawanda native, received her bachelor's degree in elementary and special education …

Buffalo

Richard Arendt relives his wartime memories every time he guides visitors on naval ship tours. The 85-year-old Korean War veteran is a docent at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park at Canalside. He was one of 30 docents honored Saturday with the Organization Award at the 7th Annual Louis R. Palma Veterans Appreciation Tribute Awards Ceremony at the…

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Evette Phillips overcomes the rain, storm and blizzards if it means one thing — feeding the homeless. She has fed more than 1,000 people since 2012 as part of We R Buffalo Strong, a self-funded program that provides food and clothes for the homeless. The program held its monthly cookout under the tunnel at the Central Library on Sunday. It served hot dogs and burge…

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Memories of World War II are still crystal-clear for James W. Hooper Sr. even after seven decades have passed. And the 95-year-old North Tonawanda resident has written a memoir to preserve his war stories. Each page of the book includes pictures of Hooper handsomely smiling back at the camera with detailed accounts of his experiences and travel across the United Stat…

Education

When students return to classes next month, they can expect to have more counseling services at their disposal as well as trained teachers keeping a closer eye on their mental health.  A new state law requires it. The law, signed on July 1, requires New York State elementary, middle and high schools to provide mental health education as part of their health curriculu…

Festivals

The Chautauqua Institution Food & Film Festival is returning for the second year this Sunday. Continuing through Friday at Bestor Plaza, it will feature film screenings, food events and talks by documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, among others. It kicks off with a 1800s Bavarian garden theme, where guests can enjoy homemade pretzels, brats and a …

Erie County

Recycling is anything but a tedious task for John Pirrung and Lauren Allan. Pirrung and Allan, both 15, have created a game out of organizing dozens of bags filled with recycled waste from the Erie County Fair and sorting them into collections of cans, bottles and garbage. “It’s basically like a carnival game,” Pirrung said. “Tossing the bottles and cans in the corr…

Erie County

Trevor Beats is not your average kid attached to his phone. His source of attachment: a pig named Gordy. The 11-year-old from Marilla spent the summer mastering the skills of nurturing a pig, from twice-a-day feedings to evening walks to nighttime baths. The bond between Trevor and Gordy began in April, with an 80-pound pig and a commitment to the 4-H swine p…

Crime

A Sinclairville man was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated after speeding, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. George E. Harmony III, 54, was pulled over for driving over the 55 mph speed limit on Rood Road in the Town of Charlotte at around 5:27 p.m. After further investigation, deputies found Harmony was allegedly in an intoxicated state.…

A Lakewood woman who hit two parked cars was charged Saturday night with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Theresa M. Marsh, 24, drove across two lanes  and hit the cars parked on the opposite side of the road in the 1000 block of  East 2nd St. at 9:40 p.m, Jamestown Police Department officers said. Further investigation found that Marsh was impaired by drugs.…

Education

Eita Nanda arrived in the United States five years ago as a refugee from Burma with no knowledge of American culture. In a matter of weeks, the 18-year-old will start college. So she knows the challenges of adjusting to the differences between her homeland and America in the classroom.  "There were a lot of changes when I first moved here, especially having to mov…

Attractions

A new $18 million Seneca-Iroquois National Museum will open today with more exhibits in a building that's three times as large as the museum's home for four decades. The 10,000-square-foot museum is moving into a 33,000-square-foot cultural center with a state-of-the-art climate control system to improve preservation efforts, said Todd Gates, president of the Seneca Nat…

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The annual Eden Corn Festival is celebrating its 55th anniversary next week. The four-day event will start at 11 a.m. on Aug. 2 and end at 10 p.m. on Aug. 5, and will take place on American Legion Post 880 grounds on Legion Drive. The event attracts around 100,000 people throughout the four days. Visitors will be able to enjoy freshly served corn, along with other fo…

A blood drive in honor of the late Brandon Kupiec will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company, on 3747 Lockport Road, organizers said. The blood drive, hosted by the Kupiec family, Unyts and the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company, has been held annually for the past five years in memory of Brandon, who died in 2013. He was 20. The bloo…