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45th Annual 100 American Craftsmen Takes Place May 29-31

45th Annual 100 American Craftsmen Takes Place May 29-31

It’s the 45th year of the Kenan Center’s 100 American Craftsmen, and the key words for this year’s show are fresher, giftier, and craftier than ever!

The show takes place May 29, 30 and 31 at the Kenan Center Arena, 195 Beattie Ave. Hours for the event are: Friday, May 29, 6-9 pm; Saturday, May 30, 10 am-6 pm; and Sunday, May 31, 11 am-5 pm. Admission is $6.00 with children age 12 and under free. Active duty military personnel and students will be admitted for half price with ID. A special tradition of 100 American Craftsmen continues with every patron receiving a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the dozens of craft objects donated by the artisans. Returning to co-chair the 2015 show are Michelle Brockman, Selena Truax Morello, and Brenda Wendt.

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Police identify body found in Lockport


LOCKPORT, NY – Police released more information about a body that was found in Lockport on Thursday week.

The body discovered behind Widewaters Drive-In Restaurant on Market Street has been identified as that of Brian McMaster. Police say the 25-year-old died of natural causes and there is no sign of foul play.

Police say his family reported him missing on May 19. They had not heard from him for several weeks.


Man killed in Lewiston ATV accident


LEWISTON, N.Y.- Lewiston Police are saying a man lost his life early Sunday when he was thrown from the ATV he was riding and hit his head.

David A. Cleveley, 46, lost control of his ATV in a friend's backyard and was ejected from the machine. He hit his head on a piece of equipment in the yard, suffering severe head trauma. Emergency responders declared him dead at the scene when they arrived, Lewiston Police are saying.

The accident happened at about 1 a.m. Sunday morning at 1199 Saunders Settlement Road. The victim, was visiting friends with his wife when the accident happened. Police say he was not wearing a helmet.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Memorial Day Commemoration in Niagara Falls


NIAGARA FALLS, NY - Parades and ceremonies to mark Memorial Day in the Falls on Saturday put the focus on local soldiers who died to protect Americans and their freedoms.

The annual Niagara Falls Memorial Day parade stepped off on Pine Avenue with veterans and various other units in the line of march. People turned out to watch the passing sights and sounds of the parade which ended at the Niagara Falls Veterans Monument in Hyde Park.

There, residents conducted a memorial service to honor veterans and fallen soldiers.

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Person shot during robbery at Smokin' Joe's


SANBORN, NY - Niagara County Sheriff's Office deputies tell 2 On Your Side they were called to Smokin' Joe's Trading Post on Saunders Settlement Road at around 4 p.m. Wednesday where a male victim was shot in the leg during a robbery.

The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center.

Two suspects fled on foot into a wooded area north of the store. Police are currently searching for two men. One of them is armed, possibly with a rifle.

The first suspect is described as being 5'9" to 5'10" tall, about 310 lbs., with reddish-brown hair, 27 to 28 years of age. He was wearing a red T-shirt with the word "Echo" on it, beige shorts and black sneakers. The second suspect has a thin build, about 5'6" tall, and he was wearing a camouflage-colored hoodie and dark pants.

If you see these individuals do not approach them. Call 911.

Major Food Service Company to Distribute Weber’s Products to Restaurants

Major Food Service Company to Distribute Weber’s Products to Restaurants

 

Heintz & Weber Co., Inc. of Buffalo announced this week that the Sysco Foods New York Division in Syracuse has added Weber’s Brand Horseradish Mustard to its lineup and will now supply the legendary mustard to restaurant accounts in New York and Pennsylvania. This marks the first time that a major food service company has taken on Weber's products for widespread distribution. 

Initially, Sysco Foods New York Division has taken on Weber's Horseradish Mustard in the 12-ounce squeeze size. Additional Weber’s products will also be made be available to restaurants upon request. 

Enlisting ‘Dreamers’ into the United States Army

Enlisting ‘Dreamers’ into the United States Army

 

The House of Representatives last week voted to remove a measure from the National Defense Authorization Act that asked the Secretary of Defense to review policies on whether certain undocumented young people, often called “Dreamers,” can join the military if they have work authorization. During the last five months, the Pentagon has enlisted 81 of these “Dreamers,” individuals who arrived in the U.S. as children and qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona inserted the provision into the 2016 defense policy bill with the hope that the Secretary of Defense would consider qualified illegal immigrants as “vital to the national interest.”