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Hamburg Fairgrounds to Host Buffalo Warriors; Jim Brinson to Call Games

Hamburg Fairgrounds to Host Buffalo Warriors; Jim Brinson to Call Games

The Buffalo Warriors of the IBA-PBL basketball league have chosen an exciting suburban location for their 2013 home games: The Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds!

The selection of the Event Center was an easy choice, according to Ed Bednarz, owner of the Buffalo Warriors. “The Event Center has everything we need, including seating for up to 5,000 fans, a climate-controlled environment, ticket offices, concession stands and plenty of free parking. It also has the added draw of the busy casino and racetrack, so bringing our basketball games there is a natural fit.” 

Jacobs Will Not Release Pistol Permit Data to Buffalo News

Jacobs Will Not Release Pistol Permit Data to Buffalo News

County Clerk Believes Matter of Public Safety

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs stated he will not provide to the Buffalo News the records of over 75,000 pistol permit holders in Erie County. Late last week Jacobs received a request from the Buffalo News for “all active pistol permit holders in Erie County, including but not limited to name and address.”

The Freedom of Information request came soon after a downstate paper obtained and published, in the form of an interactive Google map, all pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester Counties.

“I will exhaust every legal avenue available to keep the records of registered gun owners private, because I believe such disclosure could endanger the life and safety of our citizens,” said Jacobs. “As an elected official, that will always be my first priority.”

Buffalo Warriors Games to Air on WECK The Breeze

Buffalo Warriors Games to Air on WECK The Breeze

The Buffalo Warriors of the newly formed IBA-PBL basketball league, who will begin play in March, will have their home games broadcast locally on WECK AM 1230 and FM 102.9 The Breeze.

The joint announcement was made today by Warriors owner Edward Bednarz and Dick Greene, owner of Culver Communications. WECK is also the home of University at Buffalo football and men’s basketball games, while sister station WLVL 1340 AM carries UB women’s basketball games.

Eleven Athletes to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Eleven Athletes to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Eleven current and former professional football and baseball players will sign autographs at the Sports Collectors Expo taking place Feb. 9 and 10 at the Clarion Hotel, 8250 Park Road, Batavia. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Scheduled to appear on Saturday, Feb. 9 are Buffalo Bills Fred Jackson and TJ Graham from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., former Buffalo Bill Bryce Paup and former MLB player and coach Joe Altobelli from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and former MLB pitching great Jack Morris from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

World’s Greatest Figure Skaters to Compete in Nearby London, Ontario

World’s Greatest Figure Skaters to Compete in Nearby London, Ontario

Figure skating fans from around the world will be heading to nearby London, Ontario for the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Joining them will be 200 of the best figure skaters in the world, from over 50 different countries, who will compete at the event from March 11-17 at the Budweiser Gardens in London.

Tickets are available online at www.budweisergardens.com, by phone at 1-866-455-2849 and in-person at the Budweiser Gardens (formerly the John Labatt Centre) box office. 

Follow the R-I-C-E Strategy When Treating Aches, Pains and Strains

Follow the R-I-C-E Strategy When Treating Aches, Pains and Strains

The end of December saw some significant snow accumulations throughout Western New York. So, are you feeling some aches and pains associated with shoveling snow or pushing your snowblower?

Generally speaking, it is beneficial to use the R-I-C-E strategy — Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation — after suffering an injury such as spraining your ankle or wrenching your back, according to physical therapists Anthony Goode and Jeff Kirchmyer, co-owners of ProActive Sports Rehab in Hamburg and Orchard Park.

Rest: Rest and protect the affected area.

Filming Begins for Reality TV Show Based on Buffalo Warriors Basketball Team

Filming Begins for Reality TV Show Based on Buffalo Warriors Basketball Team

Filming of a reality television show based on a new minor league basketball team — the Buffalo Warriors — and its owner, Ed Bednarz of Buffalo, began Monday at Antoinette’s on the Hill in West Seneca. The basketball team will make its debut in March 2013 as part of the expanding Premier Basketball League, and will play its home games at a Southtowns venue to be announced in the near future.