Archives for January 2018

McCoy Feeling a Little Better

The Bills received some good news about LeSean McCoy yesterday. Buffalo’s star running back took part in team stretches, returning to the field for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
As for his chances to play against the Jaguars this Sunday, “we’ll see” was the common refrain from both McCoy and McDermott. McCoy said, “People that know me know I want to be out there.”

A Rededication in Springville

A ribbon-cutting on Wednesday helped celebrate the rededication of the Springville Trading Post Community Care Center. The ownership may have changed, but new director Peggy Austin assured those in the community that their outreach will remain the same. The Food Pantry, soup kitchen and free lunches on Wednesday will all continue to operate just as they always have.

Holiday Valley Celebrates 60 Years

This month, Holiday Valley celebrates 60 years of operation since the first T-bar and slope opened to the public on Jan. 4, 1958. On Saturday, Jan. 6, the resort will celebrate its anniversary at 1 p.m. on the Champagne Sundeck outside Yodeler Lodge with cake and champagne. I still remember my first trip to Ellicottville…we’re just not revealing how long ago that was.

Car & Semi Collide in Lakewood

An accident late yesterday, involving a car and a semi, at the corner of Baker and Big Tree in Lakewood, sent the driver of the vehicle to UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. No names were released by police.

If Your Pipes Freeze

If your pipes freeze, here are some things you should do and one thing you should NOT do:
” You should keep the faucet open. As the frozen area starts to melt, water will flow and running water will help melt ice in the pipe.
” Apply heat until full water pressure is restored.
” If you cannot find the frozen area, if the area is not accessible, or if you cannot thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber.
” DO NOT use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame device.

Wind Chill Watch

Show of hands. who’s wearing their long johns? Wind Chill Watch in effect from tonight at 10:00 PM until Saturday, 6:00 PM. Behind this storm will be another punch of arctic air. Highs Friday and Saturday will be in the teens and overnight lows will be in the single digits and wind chills this weekend could get down in the -20 degree range.

Bill Flanagan Ice Rink

The Buffalo Sabres lost in overtime 3-2 to the Rangers in overtime yesterday in the 2018 NHL Winter Classic. Well let the Salamanca winter classic begin! The weather has cooperated recently, so the Bill Flanagan Ice Rink at the end of Fawn Avenue is open fopr the first time since 2013. Department olf Public Works Superintendednt Rob Carpenter said that they’re happy to have the opportunity to open it.

National Fuel

During some of the coldest weather of this young winter, National Fuel is asking its residential and small business customers to turn down the thermostat. A spokesperson said the request is for customers in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties to dial back the heat by five degrees. BTW…the hi today will be 13.

Buffalo Bills

Several months ago, guys you work with, the girls where your wife gets her hair done, the kids in your class…everyone was talking “tanked season” for the Bills. Well, everyone but Coach McDermott that is. After a victory on the road against the Dolphins, and some help from Andy Dalton and the Bengals, our Buffalo Bills will be in the playoffs for the first time since 1999. They’ll travel to Jacksonville to play Doug Marrone and his Jaguars this Sunday. The journey begins.

Weather is the News

The weather is the news…Many people will be returning to work and school today to some of the coldest temperatures in a while. Temps will rise throughout the day to around 13 after single digits before breakfast. Remember, extreme cold can be dangerous for outdoor activities. If you haven’t already…check on your elderly neighbors, cover that outside faucet of yours and bring those pets of yours indoors. This weather won’t be leaving us any time soon.