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WNY'ers gather to watch eclipse


WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.- Thursday was the second time just this month that Western New Yorkers were able to see an eclipse in our skies.

A free public viewing of the partial solar eclipse was held at Williamsville North High School's football field, complete with telescopes and special glasses to look at the sun.

"The moon will be covering the edge of the sun just slightly and we also have some pretty massive groups of sun spots to look at while were waiting," Mark Percy, Planetarium Director of Williamsville Schools said. "An event like this you can't look at without proper solar filters. We advertise widely, don't try this at home."

The eclipse occurred at dusk, with the setting sun appearing to have a small slice taken out of it by the moon on its right side.

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Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

 

Sports Collectors Corner, located at Fashion Outlets Niagara, 1690 Military Road, Niagara Falls, N.Y., will host an autograph signing event with Sammy Watkins from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Watkins was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. The talented rookie wide receiver was a standout at Clemson before turning pro.

Explore Buffalo Announces Lockport Tour of Homes

Explore Buffalo Announces Lockport Tour of Homes

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo and Western New York’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, will host a Lockport Tours of Homes from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Tickets are just $25. Pick up your tickets, which will be your passport guide to the wonderful homes on the tour, at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport, on the day of the tour.

A boomtown during the Erie Canal days, Lockport has many magnificent mansions that were built by its leading citizens in the 1800s. Guests on the tour will stroll through some of these historic homes as part of the Light Up Lockport holiday kickoff festivities on Nov. 29.  

Saving or Investing: Is There a Difference?

The terms "saving" and "investing" may be used interchangeably, but understanding how they are different may help you in working toward financial goals for you and your family.

Financially speaking, the terms "saving" and "investing" are often used interchangeably. But the concepts behind these terms actually have some important differences. Understanding these differences and taking advantage of them may help you in working toward financial goals for you and your family.

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WNY Charities Highlighted at 30th Annual Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market

WNY Charities Highlighted at 30th Annual Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market

 

A favorite Western New York tradition, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 30th season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 6-9. And as it has done every year since its very first year of existence, Christmas in the Country will provide a grand platform for local charities to raise money.  

Throughout the 30-year history of Christmas in the Country, giving back to the community has always been an integral part of the event. This year, participating non-profit groups will include Gerard Place, Churches in Action, Hamburg Eden Animal Rescue Team (H.E.A.R.T.), Variety — The Children’s Charity of Buffalo, and the Hamburg Presbyterian Church.

Small Employers Should Check Out the Health Care Tax Credit

 

New and existing small employers who do not yet benefit from the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit should look into whether the credit can help them provide insurance to their employees.

For tax years beginning in 2014 and after, the maximum credit is 50 percent of premiums paid for small business employers, and 35 percent of premiums paid for tax-exempt small employers, such as charities.

Beginning in 2014, a small employer may qualify for the credit if:

East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

 

Steven Helmicki, an anti-concussion advocate and president of Primordial Strength Inc., a private gym located in Elma, announces the launch of his latest project, a lifestyle website for men — primordialman.com.  

Primordialman.com is an affiliate of Schott NYC, a premier USA-based manufacturer of leather goods. The website also features high-quality products such as Chanel Platinum, Omega Watches, Boston Whaler, Gustin Jeans and others.