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Funeral for Niagara County Firefighter

LEWISTON, NY - Firefighters in Niagara Country were mourning the loss of a young volunteer Saturday morning. A funeral for Youngstown firefighter Thomas Burley took place at Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Church on Center Street.

Burley, a five-year member of the department, was killed in a crash in the Town of Cambria Tuesday night.

Riding His Bike For 80 Years

AMHERST, NY - Growing up on a farm, Robert Klingebiel loved the outdoors, playing baseball and riding his bike.

Now, at the age of 89, those loves have not diminished. 

After retiring as a Lutheran Minister, Robert moved to Amherst where he discovered the Ellicott Creek bike path.

Today, Robert still gets on his bike to explore the beauty outside his back door.

2 On Your Side Photojournalist Dooley O'Rourke rode along with Robert to see what he's talking about.

Watch the story in the viewer above.

Lockport Teen Awarded Congressional Medal

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A young Lockport man has received one of the highest honors given to American young people.

18-year-old Jonathan Gidley, a senior at Christian Central Academy, received the Congressional Award Gold medal at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.  It was presented to him by Congressman Chris Collins.

Gidley performed over 400 hours of community service and 200 hours of both personal development and physical fitness activities.

He'll attend Texas A&M on a Naval ROTC scholarship in the fall.

Having a Garage Sale? List It Here!

BUFFALO, NY--   Are you having a garage sale this weekend?  Maybe you're looking for a good deal at a yard sale?

2 On Your Side is creating a map with a listing of garage sales in WNY.  You can list your sale, or find a sale near you!

For those looking to list their sale, please fill out the form below and to the left.  You must fill out the entire form.  Incomplete entries will not be included.  Names and phone numbers are used for verification only and will not be listed on the map. The form is also on the right hand side of the Garage Sale Map Page.  (www.wgrz.com/garagesales)

Once you submit your information, it needs to be approved.  It could take 1-2 days before it shows up on the map, so get your sale in early!!

Waking Up on Wild Side With Watercraft Rental

It's the only personal watercraft rental in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York area. Waikiki Watercraft Rentals invited you to ride a WaveRunner on the picturesque Niagara River. Calling and
reserving a rental is recommened. Walk-ins are welcomed, however.

Watercraft Rentals is located in the River Oaks Marina next to the
Holiday Inn Grand Island Resort. The street address is:
101 Whitehaven Rd.
Grand Island, New York 14072

Phone: 716-773-5862


Website is here.

Lockport to Honor Fallen Heroes After Long Wait

LOCKPORT, NY - For two Lockport natives, it's been quite a struggle to get their fallen heroes and loved ones honored.

On Wednesday, Lockport City Council finally agreed to look at the idea of creating a memorial for all of those who have served and fallen to protect our freedom and are from the City of Lockport.

"I feel great about it, this whole thing started by trying to honor Patty," said Joe DiPasquale, who's been fighting for the recognition of Buffalo police officer Patty Parete. They were classmates together at Lockport High in the 1980s.

Parete died in February from her injuries she suffered seven years ago, when she was shot and paralyzed after responding to a robbery.

Recently, Lockport City Council denied naming a park in her name saying it wanted to honor other people who have served as well.