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Gas Prices Rising, But Slower Than National Average

Gas Prices Rising, But Slower Than National Average

BUFFALO, N.Y. - As of Monday, February 28, average retail gasoline prices in Buffalo have risen 13.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 17.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website BuffaloGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Buffalo during the past week, prices yesterday were 60.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 16.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 25.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 64.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

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Historic East Aurora Hockey Game In Jeopardy?

EAST AURORA, N.Y. - The rink made history once, but it may not have a chance to do it a second time.

The same rink that hosted the 2008 NHL Winter Classic game at Ralph Wilson stadium is now at an outdoor pavilion in East Aurora.

Aurora Ice Association, the youth hockey not-for-profit group which owns the historic rink, is planning to host a 25-hour hockey game next month to raise money for the community rink, which is self-financed. Organizers said the marathon game would be the first ever 25-hour-game in the United States.

But that game may never happen.

"And quite frankly, I think the complaints are exaggerated," said Aurora Ice Association President Tony DiFilippo IV.

The rink sits a few hundred yards away from a small neighborhood, where reaction to news of the planned marathon game, and the noise it could cause through the night, isn't all positive.

Kiwanis Club Tries to Catch Fish Fry Record

Kiwanis Club Tries to Catch Fish Fry Record

by Kaitlyn Duthie

The Kiwanis Club of East Aurora and BW’s Smokin’ Barrels BBQ are out to make history. On Fri., March 4 they will partner together to present what is commonly known as the “World’s Largest Fish Fry.”

The number of fish fries sold by the Kiwanis Club of East Aurora has not yet reached the Guinness World Records, but this year’s planning encouraged many of the members that they are bound for success. The current record-holding number of fish fries sold took place on May 3, 2008, at the Polish Heritage Festival. The event sold 2,552 fish at the Erie County Fairgrounds.

WNY Chamber Alliance Hosts Legislative Forum

WNY Chamber Alliance Hosts Legislative Forum

HAMBURG, N.Y. - The WNY Chamber Alliance (WNYCA), an organization of 27 local chambers of commerce working together to represent and promote the interests of their chambers and the business community of Western New York State, will be holding a legislative forum on Friday, March 11, 2011, 7:30 – 9:30am at Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd. in Hamburg.

The Alliance is inviting 18 NYS senators and assembly members from the 8 county region represented by the Alliance members, to a question and answer session of topics that will include but are not limited to Medicaid reform, state pension reform, prevailing wages, workers comp, unfunded mandates, property tax cap, sales tax audits and UB2020. These issues are key to turning NYS around to grow business and create jobs!

The WNYCA is inviting its 20,000 members and other interested business and community leaders to attend.

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Blogger Raves about Local Cool Gel 'n Cap Product

Blogger Raves about Local Cool Gel 'n Cap Product

Cool Gel ‘n Cap, invented and brought to market by Western New York resident Timothy Panicali, was recently reviewed by “Shop With Me Mama,” a website for moms featuring product reviews, online giveaways and much more. Here’s what they had to say about this unique first aid cap for kids:

“It is horrible enough that your little ones have to experience headaches, bumps or bruises! One way to help your kids with these ‘owies’ is a cool wash cloth on their foreheads. But why not make it fun, too? With Cool Gel ‘n Cap you can at least get a smile out of your child when they are not feeling well!

Village OKs Plan for Main Street Enhancements

Village OKs Plan for Main Street Enhancements

by Jeremy Morlock

New banners for Main Street, better parking on the Roycroft Campus, new signs welcoming visitors to East Aurora, improvements to local alleys—the East Aurora Village Board recently heard about these changes, which are to be paid for through the federal Transportation Enhancement Program. If all goes according to plan, the work will be completed by the fall.

Disco Party Returns on March 5

Disco Party Returns on March 5

EAST AURORA, N.Y. - Disco is making a comeback… for one night at least. On Sat., March 5, the Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora will host East Aurora’s Largest Disco, an annual fundraiser that gives local residents a chance to take platform shoes, leisure suits and other 70s paraphernalia out of the attic.

Visitors will boogie to disco beats, but can also enjoy beverages, food from local vendors, participate in dance and costume contests, as well as try their luck with raffle tickets.

Admission is $25 per person or $40 per couple. The event is for guests 21 and over only. Contact the Boys & Girls Club for ticket information at 652-4180 or email choffman@bgcea.org.