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Labatt Announces Details for 7th Annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Labatt Announces Details for 7th Annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament Slated for Feb. 21-22 at New Location

7th Annual Buffalo tournament features new location with refrigerated ice rinks over two days
 

BUFFALO, NY – Labatt Blue beer today announced details for the seventh annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament, which will shift to a new location for the first time since the tournament’s inception. The 2014 Tournament will move to 333 Ganson Street, where 120 teams will descend on refrigerated ice rinks for two full days of pond hockey play, Feb. 21-22, 2014. More than 800 pond hockey players will compete across 10 divisions with seven player rosters.  

NYS Senator Tim Kennedy to Host Climate Change Action Event

NYS Senator Tim Kennedy to Host Climate Change Action Event

On Monday, July 29th, New York State Senator Timothy Kennedy and various waterfront recreational tourism operators and enthusiasts will gather for a press conference and photo opportunity at 1 p.m. at the Central Wharf at Canalside to highlight the impacts of extreme weather and climate change in Buffalo Niagara and New York State.

State Senator Kennedy and others will offer remarks at the press event and rally, which follows President Obama’s historic action on climate change. The President’s plan includes the nation’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants, as well as other strategies to prepare America for the effects of climate change.

Keep Warm and Keep Well During Cold Weather

Keep Warm and Keep Well During Cold Weather

A Message from Kenmore Mercy Hospital

As temperatures in Western New York drop to the single digits this week, physicians at Kenmore Mercy encourage people to stay safe.

People living with lung conditions are at particular risk for feeling the cold more. Michael S. Gough, MD, a pulmonologist at Kenmore Mercy Hospital said, “These cold snaps lead to an increase in wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath that can be frightening and sometimes even dangerous to individuals with respiratory diseases such as COPD or sever asthma.” 

He offers suggestions to these individuals to avoid the worsening of their condition. Such tips are also good practice for otherwise healthy individuals.  

˙   Only go outside if necessary and don’t stay out long

˙   Keep a stock of medications so you don’t have to go out during very cold weather

The Lake Erie Seiche Disaster of 1844

The Lake Erie Seiche Disaster of 1844

Tremendous Gale!  Awful Destruction of Lives and Property!

October 21 & 22, 1844  Buffalo Morning Express & The Commercial Advertiser

    This flood (*Seiche) occurred October 18, 1844.  It was the most disastrous that has ever occurred since the city was founded. It came without warning, an avalanche of waters upon a sleeping community, many of whom were drowned and many of whom had narrow escapes from a similar fate.  For several days before the occurrence of the flood a strong north- east wind had been driving the water up the lake, but on the evening of the 18th a sudden shift of the wind took place, and it blew from the opposite direction with a tremendous force never before or since known to the inhabitants of Buffalo. It brought with it immense volumes of water in a tremendous wave, which overflowed the lower districts of the city and vicinity, demolishing scores of buildings, and spreading ruin along the harbor front, playing havoc with shipping, and causing an awful destruction of human life. 

Foggy Morning Commute

Foggy Morning Commute

A shot of the Skyway Thursday morning as fog settled in thick and fast from the lake.

Send Us Snow Photos of Your Town

Send Us Snow Photos of Your Town

The plows were all lined up and ready to go before this spring storm got started. Now that the snow has begun to fly, we're asking WGRZ viewers to send us photos of the snow from your town. 

Email your photos to WGRZ-2 Your Town or download them to our photo gallery page.

No Sign of Winter......

No Sign of Winter......

...only 24 inches of snow (so far) for the season in and around Buffalo looks and feels more like early spring than the swan song of our winter season. The ice-boom that was put in last December seems a moot point for this winter season.