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He Shoots, He Scores a New 2012 Ford Focus in Hockey Shootout

He Shoots, He Scores a New 2012 Ford Focus in Hockey Shootout

BUFFALO, NY – Today, David Dale of Buffalo scored an all-new 2012 Ford Focus, courtesy of the Western New York Ford Dealers. Ten finalists competed in the 2012 Ford Focus Hockey Shootout, the second annual event that took place at the Labatt Blue Buffalo Street Hockey Tournament. Contestants each received a chance to shoot a ball through a mouse-hole shaped target from 100 feet away. Mr. Dale was the first person to score, claiming him the grand prize.

“I knew it was going to take one very luck shot. I haven't picked up a hockey stick in 35 years,” said David Dale. “Thank you so much to the Western New York Ford Dealers. My wife isn't going to believe this - we won a new Ford Focus!”

WNY Ford Dealers Announce 2012 Ford Friendship Express Recipients; Reveal Voter's Choice Program

WNY Ford Dealers Announce 2012 Ford Friendship Express Recipients; Reveal Voter's Choice Program

BUFFALO, NY – Earlier today at the 2012 Buffalo Auto Show, two local nonprofit organizations, Schiller Park Community Services, Inc. and The Franciscan Center, joined a list of more than 65 groups to receive new Ford passenger vans, compliments of the Western New York Ford Dealers and its Ford Friendship Express program.

“Every day, the people who work at Schiller Park Community Services, Inc. and the Franciscan Center  make an overwhelming difference in our community by providing essential services to Western New Yorkers in need,” said Scott Bieler, chairman of the Ford Friendship Express Selection Committee. “Through the Ford Friendship Express program, the Western New York Ford Dealers are able to give back to those who work tirelessly to provide for others.”

South Buffalo Set to Welcome Brick Oven Bistro & Deli

South Buffalo Set to Welcome Brick Oven Bistro & Deli

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli, offering a unique mix of artisan brick oven pizzas, delicious entrees served in new and exciting ways, gourmet deli sandwiches and much more, is set to open at 3 p.m. Monday, February 13. South Buffalo’s newest restaurant is located at 910 Abbott Road and breathes new life into a former neighborhood market that stood vacant for several years.

The behind-the-scenes team that has been busy creating this new eatery includes South Buffalo natives Charlie Goodspeed and John Glavey, with Goodspeed bringing more than 30 years of restaurant experience to the table. Overseeing the kitchen is Boston, N.Y., native Andrew Murtha. Chef Murtha built his fine dining resumé in both Buffalo and Philadelphia.

USFL Book, Poetry Anthology Available Exclusively at Dog Ears Bookstore

USFL Book, Poetry Anthology Available Exclusively at Dog Ears Bookstore

Dog Ears Bookstore, a unique nonprofit bookstore and literary arts center located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, is the only store in the United States where consumers can purchase two very unique books — one about the defunct United States Football League and the other an anthology of poetry compiled by local poets.

USFL: The Rebel League the NFL Didn’t Respect but Feared, was written by Mike Damergis, designed and edited by Carolyn A’Hearn and published by Pennylane Productions, Inc. Available in limited quantities and priced at $29.95, each book available at Dog Ears is personally autographed by the author. Included in this full-color, 144-page in-depth look at the USFL are stories on Buffalo football greats Jim Kelly, Doug Flutie, Marv Levy and Ray Bentley. It is a must for any football fan or sports memorabilia collector.

Annual Fowlers Chocolate Sale

Annual Fowlers Chocolate Sale

A statement from People Inc.

Join us in our annual Fowlers Chocolate sale happening now through February 10. Please consider ordering chocolate (or Easter candy) for your kids, sweetie, family or for yourself through this event. Ask a few friends and family members to do the same! 100 percent of the proceeds will be recieved by People Inc. Ordering online through our pre-sale ensures the best selection and provides extra time to package your order personally.

All orders can be placed by visiting the People Inc. website and completing a secure online check out between now and February 10. It’s simple: just visit www.people-inc.org, click on the Chocolate Sale button and choose that chocolate you have been craving all year.

First Niagara Survey Finds Buffalo Business Leaders See Better Outcomes Ahead in 2012

First Niagara Survey Finds Buffalo Business Leaders See Better Outcomes Ahead in 2012

Local Executives’ Expectations for Revenues, Profits, New Hires Exceed Others Upstate

Farmers & Artisans Hosts Unique ‘Meet the Sausage Maker’ Event 

Farmers & Artisans Hosts Unique ‘Meet the Sausage Maker’ Event 

John Kudla from Avenue Boys Smokehouse was the featured guest as Farmers & Artisans in Williamsville hosted a unique “Meet the Sausage Maker” event on Thursday, January 26. The store, which offers a mix of local produce and products, is located at 78 East Spring St.

Kudla offered samples of his smoked and fresh sausages. Approximately 20 guests at the event were also treated to a selection of New York State farmstead cheeses and Flying Bison Beer.