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Look for Black Friday Bargains in Amherst

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Channel 2 On Your Side’s resident Ways 2 Save big game bargain hunter Matt Granite has prepared a powerful array of tools for you to track down and land the biggest and best Black Friday bargains, including jaw-dropping deals at the following Amherst-area retailers:

- Best Buy

- Bon-Ton

- Dick’s Sporting Goods

- JCPenney

- JoAnn Stores

- Lowe’s

- Macy’s

- Michael’s

- Naturalizer Shoes

- Office Depot

- Old Navy

- Sears

- Target

- Toys R Us

Go to the Shop Ready page and click on Find It Fast for a list of all the stores in Western New York that have Black Friday bargains Matt has pre-screened for you.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I recently drove through a huge puddle of water. The car made it through the puddle but shut down afterwards. I own a 2003 Mercedes c240 with low mileage. All the lights turn on and everything works when I put the key in the ignition, but the car won't start. Any thoughts?

Steven from Jacksonville, FL


Amherst Chamber of Commerce to Hold Event for Emerging Business Leaders

Leaders should be trained like corporate athletes.  This is the theory behind The Athletic Leader: Train Like an Olympian, a workshop that will be held by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business Leaders.  Dr. Dionne Kress will present this informative workshop at the Miller Tennis Center, 5959 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville, on December 2, 2010.  There will be a half hour of informal networking from 5:30pm – 6:00pm.  The Athletic Leader presentation will begin promptly at 6:00pm and end at 7:30pm.

Local Fitness Instructor Named Ambassador to Sports Legacy Institute

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki of East Aurora was recently named a Sports Legacy Institute Ambassador. The mission of the Sports Legacy Institute is to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. SLI was founded in 2007 to “Solve the Sports Concussion Crisis,” and in 2009, SLI launched programs to also serve military veterans. 

Dr. Peter Gambacorta Appointed Medical Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine

Peter L. Gambacorta, D.O., has been appointed Medical Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

A native of Western New York, Dr. Gambacorta graduated cum laude from SUNY at Buffalo, during which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He subsequently earned his Master of Science degree at Roswell Park Cancer Institute from SUNY at Buffalo. Dr. Gambacorta earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and his internship and orthopedic surgery residency training at South Pointe Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System.

Pet Connection Releases Holiday Wish List

You can add a little joy to the holidays this season by making a donation to Pet Connection Programs Inc. from their holiday wish list. Pet Connection, founded in 1984, is a special care and maternity animal shelter located at 12935 Williston Road in Marilla.

Items on the wish list include the following:

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2006 Ford F150 pickup truck. A while ago you answered my question about the fuel gauge sticking. I'm now having the same problem. If I rock the truck and put it back into park, then the gauge works. If I am correct, you said this was a result of too much sulfur in the gas and there is an additive that can used to resolve the problem. I can't remember what additive to use. Can you help me out?

Don from Jasper, IN