Evening News Brief

Written by on August 24, 2021

There will be a heat advisory in effect for Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties starting tomorrow at 11am and running till 7pm.  Heat indexes as high as 100 are expected with temperatures in the 90s and high humidity.  Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

As Cuomo left office Monday he used his last speech to call on business to require their employees to get vaccinated or be fired.  President Biden has said the same thing.  Local Grocery Chains have said that while they encourage their employees to get the shot, they won’t require it.  Tops, Wegmans, and Target have all said they are not requiring employees to be vaccinated.

Starting tomorrow, August 25th, the UMMC is instituting new anti covid protocols.  There will be no visitation to COVID positive patients, the emergency room, or cancer infusion center patients with exceptions for pediatric patients, patients with intellectual or developmental disabilities and those with end of life care or dementia.  Check out the visitation hours and specifics at our news partner the Batavian.

Darien Lake Amusement Park has announced its plans for the winter holiday season and they involve lots of lights.  The Magic of Lights, a 1.25 mile drive through holiday light display extravaganza will start November 18th and run through January 2nd.  They plan to put up nearly 1 million lights.  This will be free to all members and season pass holders and others can purchase tickets which will be available this fall.

How much would you pay for a raspberry pie?  10 dollars?  15 dollars?  How about 4000 dollars?  A 6 year old girl who sold a pie at a 4-h auction at the Wyoming County Fair got a big surprise when bidding went from 25 dollars up by hundred dollar increments to a whopping 4 thousand for the fruit confection.  Jane Hull, who is in her first year at 4-H, tells reporters that she was there for the animals and also showed a rabbit which won 2nd place.  The winning bidder, Bobby Burt, is her grandfather.  The money raised by the Auction goes to the 4-H Family Fund and several scholarships and workshop funds.

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