Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 19, 2023
There is a winter weather advisory in effect for Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties till 3 this afternoon. Freezing rain can cause ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch on the roads and other surfaces. Plan for the roads to be slippery mostly in the morning. Slow down especially on turns and give extra room for stopping between vehicles.
The 12th Annual Shooting for a Cure event at the Pembroke High School is set for February 3rd at 7pm. The girls basketball team has raised over 227,000 dollars in support of Roswell Park in their past 11 games. Admission is free for the Pembroke, Oakfield Alabama game and the money will be raised by selling raffle tickets, concessions sales and apparel. You can also make donations through their website by following the link at WBTAi.com. http://give.roswellpark.org/goto/shooting-for-a-cure-12
In addition to the apparel sale, Can Jam Redemption Center in Corfu has partnered with Shooting For A Cure! From today, up through February 3rd, you can donate your bottle and can return slips in support of cancer research at Roswell Park. When you bring in your returns, just let them know that you’d like to donate your slip to our Shooting For A Cure! Mission. All of the proceeds will benefit cancer research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The 19th Annual Agriculture Dinner at the Alexander Fire Hall will take place on March 25th at 6pm. The dinner will be made by Culinary Arts students from the Batavia Career and Technical Education Center using ingredients from 10 local farms. This annual event is a celebration of Genesee County’s #1 Industry. The dinner is open to the public but there are only 400 tickets. The tickets cost 30 dollars each or a table of 10 for 275. To get the registration information go to www.geneseeny.com.
The state’s Office of Fire Prevention and Control is beginning new outreach efforts to protect firefighters and their families from the threat of cancer. One goal of this initiative is to raise awareness among members of the fire service about how they can develop protocols for cancer prevention. Data shows firefighters are at a higher risk of getting cancer due to the toxins they are exposed to at the scene of emergencies. If their gear is not decontaminated properly, they might expose family members to harmful chemicals.
Staff of the Western New York Independent Living Family of Agencies are among the presenters at the virtual LiveOn NY’s 33rd Annual Conference on Aging and Sponsor Expo, “Building the Future Together” On the opening Day, Wednesday January 25, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, Independent Living of the Genesee Region Director Rae Frank will lead the first of 14 workshops: “Workshop 1: Impacting the Community and Adapting to the Times”, featuring presenters from ILGR in Batavia, Mental Health Peer Connection and the Independent Living Center, both in Buffalo. People interested in attending can follow the link on WBTAi.com: https://www.tfaforms.com/5016662 The cost to participate in this three-day virtual event is $90 for LiveOn NY members, $140 for non-members.
The Monthly Batavia Sports Card and Collectible Show is back at Quality Inn starting on January 22nd. The show runs from 10 am to 3pm and is free to attend. About 60 vendors with sports cards, autographs, supplies, hobby boxes and other collectibles will be there with their wares. If you have questions you can call 585 694 0111.
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott says Damar Hamlin has been visiting the team’s facility in Orchard Park on an almost daily basis. Hamlin is still recovering after going into cardiac arrest during a game between the Bills and Cincinnati Bengals earlier this month. McDermott says Hamlin has been focused on trying to get back into a routine so he can continue his road towards being himself again. There’s no word if Hamlin will be at the Bills’ home playoff game against the Bengals on Sunday.
The Buffalo Sabres are going to retire the number of goaltender Ryan Miller ahead of the team’s game against the New York Islanders tonight. A sold-out crowd is expected and fans who are going to the contest at KeyBank Center are urged to be in their seats before the ceremony starts at six p-m. Miller was a member of the Sabres for over a decade and is the franchise’s all-time leader in games played by a goaltender as well as wins and saves. Face-off for the game between the Sabres and Islanders is set for seven-30 p-m.