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Gifted Painter Creates Artistic Glassware

Joan was always artistically gifted, but it took divine inspiration to point her in the right direction. According to her website:

" L&J Creations was started in 1999, after praying to the Lord about an idea that we could start up a simple, but fun home based business together."

The result is hand-painted glassware like you've never seen anywhere else. Click on the video to meet the remarkable artist herself. The website to see her wares is www.landjcreations.com


FoodBank of WNY: Rock in the Holidays: Babeville: Dec 14

FoodBank of WNY: Rock in the Holidays: Babeville: Dec 14

"Rock in the Holidays" with tunes4food on Wed, Dec. 14, 7pm, featuring Grace Stumberg, Pete Mroz and Free Henry, at the Ninth Ward in Babeville,

341 Delaware Ave, to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.

Buffalo Police Investigate City's Latest Homicide

BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place not too far from ECMC Monday night.

Officers were called to Marigold and Shawnee Avenues around 10 P.M. A man is his late 20s was declared dead shortly after the incident.

Police have released no other details at this time. 

Food 2 Families: Food Pantry Helps Feed Hundreds on the East Side

BUFFALO, N.Y.- Friday is restocking day at Urban Opportunities Food Pantry

"I get an order weekly, the food lasts weekly, said Pantry Coordinator Gloria Thomas.

Empty shelves are replenished with the food staples that are so in demand this holiday season.

Thomas says in just three days before Thanksgiving, the pantry, which is located on Williams Street, adjacent to Goodwill, served 130 households. Last month, she says the pantry served 360 households total. She said seeing the children are her weakness.

"During the holiday season it's more and more families that's coming in, because the children are out of school for the holidays, they need that extra help so the children can eat."

21-year-old single mom Jessica and her 2-year-old daughter make up one of those households that relies on Urban Opportunities for just about everything:

Suspect Pleads Guilty in Hit and Run Death

BUFFALO, NY-A North Tonawanda man faces 2 and 1/3 to 7 years behind bars in connection with a fatal hit and run accident on October 2nd.

Michael Held, 32, pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident without reporting, resulting in death. It's the highest charge Held could've been convicted of if he had gone to trial.

April Smith, 48, was killed when Held struck her on Broadway as she was walking home. Held fled the  scene and had his car repaired shortly after.

Investigator Scott Lawida with the Amherst Police Department is credited with locating the suspect's vehicle.

Sentencing is set for January.

Taste of Buffalo Presented by TOPS Launches Facebook Promotion to Benefit Buffalo City Mission

Taste of Buffalo Presented by TOPS Launches Facebook Promotion to Benefit Buffalo City Mission


One Facebook “like” equals a $1 donation this month as the Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS joins with Buffalo City Mission to help make a difference in the lives of those who need it most this holiday season.

Renew Your Marriage with 10 Great Dates

Renew Your Marriage with 10 Great Dates

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2011 – Remember when you first fell in love with your partner – the exhilaration and eagerness you felt? Through a fun, romantic and marriage-enriching program offered by Catholic Charities of Buffalo beginning Jan. 5, you can re-ignite that same spark, connection and creativity in your relationship.

“10 Great Dates” is an award-winning marriage education program that helps couples recharge the fun and conversation in their marriage. First, couples meet together as a group.