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Buffalo, NY
Reporter — Buffalo News
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211 hotline lends an ear as well as help

buffalonews.com — The 211 hotline manned around the clock to help people with social service quandaries had a sharp, new focus this week. Instead of fielding questions about which agencies to call for things like food, shelter and counseling, Kelly Dodd's job was to listen. People wanted help shoveli...

A month with Jazzpurr & the kitten seems more like...

tumblr.com — A month with Jazzpurr & the kitten seems more like a cat everyday...

Firefighter loses out on professional job because of volunteer service here

buffalonews.com — Michael Carey, a volunteer firefighter in Orchard Park, thought he had a decent shot as a professional firefighter in North Carolina. Until the storm hit last week. He responded to the fire call in Orchard Park at 1 a.m. Tuesday as the epic storm began here, and he has been on the job ever...

He loses out on professional job because of volunteer service here

buffalonews.com — Michael Carey, a volunteer firefighter in Orchard Park, thought he had a decent shot as a professional firefighter in North Carolina. Until the storm hit last week. He responded to the fire call in Orchard Park at 1 a.m. Tuesday as the epic storm began here, and he has been on the job ever...

Storm lessons from Oz at 211 call center: There’s no place like home.

buffalonews.com — The 211 hotline manned round-the-clock to help people with social service quandaries had a sharp, new focus during the snowstorm known as "Knife."Instead of inquiries about which agencies to call for information on food, shelter and counseling, Kelly Dodd's job was to... - The Buffalo News

News Neediest kicks off holiday giving season

buffalonews.com — The News Neediest holiday fundraising and gift drive, looking for extra help for those struggling to cope with this week's storm, started its annual drive Friday morning near the Christmas tree in the Buffalo News lobby. Volunteer ballerinas, dressed in "Nutcracker" tu... - The Buffalo News

Orchard Park Day 2: Checking on 120 abandoned cars

buffalonews.com — More than 120 abandoned vehicles were checked in Orchard Park. Three vehicles hit by plows were abandoned at intersections. Three snowplows got stuck for a while. And town employees braced for a second round of lake-effect snow. A driving ban remains in place. "We're going to get it again," said Supervisor Patrick Keem.

Travel ban in Orchard Park as tourists remain stranded

buffalonews.com — After a clean up that included carefully checking more than 120 abandoned vehicles and three temporarily stuck snow plows, Orchard Park braced for round two of the snow storm with a driving ban and state of emergency."We're going to get it again tonight," said Supervis... - The Buffalo News

Tom Donnelly, Turkey Trot organizer, dies at 61

buffalonews.com — Tom Donnelly, a devoted father of four, avid runner, good friend and running community organizer credited with leading the annual Turkey Trot race to its current popularity - including this year's registration sell-out of 14,000 - was found dead by his wife in his Buffalo home S...

Making science pop with bubbles

buffalonews.com — Iridescent bubbles spewed from a machine and techno music thumped as children danced, popped bubbles and ignored their parents, who stood by smiling at the Buffalo Science Museum's eighth annual Bubblefest Saturday. "I can't get her out of here," said Mark Thomas as his four-year-old daughter, Jordyn, alternately jumped to the music and examined the contraption shooting bubbles toward the black lights on the ceiling.
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Nov 22, 2014

Photo: A month with Jazzpurr & the kitten seems more like a cat everyday… tmblr.co/ZPpKOx1WF7PWo

Nov 18, 2014

I just wish there was more snow for people in Kenmore.- Austin Velarde, 15, off from St. Joe's @ the Kenmore Library. pic.twitter.com/jMFuXYPAKy

Nov 18, 2014

Ben&Fiona Kelly, 12, finished unfinished homework on a snow day @ the YMCA. Ben: "I would have gotten a detention." pic.twitter.com/e8qm9nY99X

Nov 18, 2014

Dwhanee Tucker, 9, spends his birthday off from school at the YMCA's Snow Day Vacation Club. "I'm happy for it." pic.twitter.com/zGI2HWADye

Nov 16, 2014

10 Healthiest Frozen Foods You Can Buy at Trader Joe’s tak.pt/i/qXxQdJAe via @TakePart

Nov 11, 2014

Photo: Comfy couch in need of a home…anyone? Message me @ jmichellekearns at yahoo….

Nov 04, 2014

House-guest surprise, Strykersville: Deer left thru window Monday when police arrived &found it in livingroom&trapped homeowner in bedroom .

Nov 03, 2014

Photo: Wanted: weekend art tutor. Family of four — two high schoolers, two grownups — with artistic roots... tmblr.co/ZPpKOx1UiIoEq

Nov 01, 2014

Photo: Heading out to a Halloween party, as a fork…hmmm. Maybe I can borrow…Turkey Trot? tmblr.co/ZPpKOx1UZUbq9

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