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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Man charged with felony DWI and AUO

All WNY News     Thursday, February 22, 2018    

DELEVAN -- A 59-year-old Farmersville man was charged Wednesday with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation. 

According to New York State Police, Robert J. Baily Jr. was stopped on State Route 16 for failure to keep right. Baily was placed under arrest after failing multiple SFSTs and was transported to SP Machias for processing. Baily was also found to be operating with a revoked driver's license. 

Baily was arraigned at the town of Yorkshire Court and released on his own recognizance with a return date in March 2018. 

Schneiderman continues to fight against rollback of net neutrality

All WNY News     Thursday, February 22, 2018    

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led a coalition of 23 Attorneys General in filing a petition today to formally commence their lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission's illegal rollback of net neutrality. The coalition filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit after the FCC published the final rule rolling back net neutrality in today's Federal Register.

"Today, the FCC made official its illegal rollback of net neutrality – and, as promised, our coalition of Attorneys General is filing suit," said Attorney General Schneiderman. "An open internet, and the free exchange of ideas it allows, is critical to our democratic process. Repealing net neutrality will allow internet service providers to put corporate profits over consumers by controlling what we see, do, and say online. Consumers and businesses in New York and across the country have the right to a free and open internet, and our coalition of Attorneys General won't stop fighting to protect that right."

Click here to read the petition. The lawsuit is led by Attorney General Schneiderman, and filed by the Attorneys General of New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.
The repeal of net neutrality would have dire consequences for consumers and businesses in New York and across the country that rely on a free and open internet – allowing internet service providers to block certain content, charge consumers more to access certain sites, and throttle or slow the quality of content from content providers that don't pay more.

As the Attorneys General will argue in their suit, under the Administrative Procedure Act the FCC cannot make "arbitrary and capricious" changes to existing policies, such as net neutrality. The FCC's rule fails to justify the Commission's departure from its long-standing policy and practice of defending net neutrality, while misinterpreting and disregarding critical record evidence on industry practices and harm to consumers and businesses (which were detailed in Attorney General Schneiderman's comments submitted last year). Moreover, the rule wrongly reclassifies broadband internet as a Title I information service, rather than a Title II telecommunications service, based on an erroneous and unreasonable interpretation of the Telecommunications Act. Finally, the rule improperly and unlawfully includes sweeping preemption of state and local laws.

AMHERST TIMES: Stroll the Village…

All WNY News     Thursday, February 22, 2018    

Originally published on Amherst Times. Republished with permission.

Red Wings invite wedding vow renewals at May 18 game

All WNY News     Thursday, February 22, 2018    

Come out and celebrate your marriage Friday, May 18 at our inaugural Renew Your Vows Nightpresented by Nolan's Rentals! Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer and founder of the The Diamond Club Ministry, Bernie Carbo, along with Red Wings ordained, on-field host Grant Anderson will officiate a pre-game ceremony for all couples who wish to reaffirm their wedding vows. 
This $50/couple package includes:
- Pre-game, Group Vow Renewal ceremony on field*
Two tickets of your choice on May 18. Subject to availability.
- Two Renew Your Vows Night koozies
- Vow renewal certificate
Commemorative photo - Each couple will have their photo taken and emailed to them after the game.
If you already have tickets to the May 18 game - including Red Wings Season Seat Holders - you will receive 20 Diamond Dollars with this purchase (no exceptions).
You can purchase this package online at or over the phone by calling (585) 454-1001. Once purchased, couples will be sent an email with further details about their BIG night.

Our Vow Renewal Planner will reach out to each couple about purchasing additional tickets for friends and family at the group rate ($10.50/premium, $9.50/upper, $7/reserved).
All couples who purchase this package will be entered to win a "Honeymoon with the Wings" which includes dinner for two at The Street Craft Kitchen & Bar, two tickets to another Wings game and a room at the Hyatt Regency Rochester which includes a bottle of champagne and complimentary breakfast. We will announce the winner during the game on May 18.
All couples must RSVP by purchasing this package before May 4. A limited number of packages will be sold.
Bernie Carbo, the Reds' first-round pick in 1965, played 12 years in the Major Leagues with six different teams - including the Red Sox from 1974-78. Carbo hit the two-out, three-run, pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series that paved the way for Carlton Fisk's game-winning home run in the 12th inning. Carbo will sign autographs that night from 7:15-8 pm in the Red Wings Hall of Fame.
The Diamond Club Ministry provides evangelistic baseball camps and revival services for youth and their families. Grant Anderson is an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church.
Whether you're planning a wedding, corporate meeting, or just a small party, Nolan's Rentals has what you need to make it a success!
*This is a RAIN OR SHINE event. If the weather does NOT permit us to use the field, the ceremony will be held under the concourse. You know what they say about rain on your Vow Renewal Day???

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Today's forecast: Rain with temperatures falling

Scott Leffler     Wednesday, February 21, 2018    

The National Weather Service calls for rain today, mainly before 2 p.m. and patchy fog before 9 a.m. with the temperature falling to around 38 by 5 p.m. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 28.

Thursday: A chance of snow, mainly between 7am and 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Northeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of snow before 11pm, then a slight chance of freezing rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. East wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: A chance of rain and snow before 9am, then rain. High near 44. East wind 6 to 16 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday Night: A chance of rain before 4am, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.

Saturday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Breezy.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

DAILY DEAL: All WNY Anniversary: $7

All WNY News     Wednesday, February 21, 2018    
BUFFALO -- It's no joke. All WNY Radio is turning 12 on April 1. 

Come celebrate the 12th anniversary of All WNY Radio (and the second anniversary of All WNY News) with live music from Kennedy CarpoolBreaking Solace, and Exham Priory beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Mohawk Place!

Tickets for the 18+ show are $10 at the door. BUT we have them on All WNY Deals for just $7! 

It's a show you don't want to miss ... and with $7 tickets, you don't have to.

Buff State grad launches first Skype-based cooking class company

All WNY News     Wednesday, February 21, 2018    

What if you knew how to make Italian pasta from scratch, had the perfect fried chicken recipe, or could roll your own sushi like a pro?

Technically you can—with a little help—and all without having to leave your kitchen.

Jenn Nicken, a 2002 graduate of  Buffalo State, founded the Chef & the Dish, a Toronto-based company that offers private cooking classes via Skype with chefs all over the globe. Culinary enthusiasts can choose from nearly 40 unique dishes—everything from Southern to Spanish to Singaporean cuisine—and learn from a renowned expert in real time.

“There are so many flavors that reflect unique traditions and cultures,” said Nicken, who has taken cooking courses in over 10 countries—including Australia, China, Germany, Italy, and Thailand. “Not everyone has the opportunity to experience authentic dishes firsthand.”

Her business idea officially sparked while she was eating pasta Bolognese in Bologna, Italy. After one bite, she realized that it tasted quite different from the “Italian” pasta with meat sauce she’d eaten at home.

“You can truly taste the difference with the right approach, techniques, and ingredients,” Nicken said. “My company grew from wanting to bring these flavors into more people’s homes and reinvent the ‘night in.’”

Bringing people together through food is at the heart of the Chef & the Dish experience, according to Nicken.

“Through one-on-one coaching, our clients are able to connect with chefs who are literally making the same dish as you,” she said. “They are genuinely passionate about the food and want to share it with others. And you can ask your chef anything food-related and beyond. So you’re also learning about the history and culture of the regional dish.”

Before leaving a steady career to travel the world, Nicken worked in marketing for the entertainment, technology, and restaurant industries for almost 15 years. Her career journey started the same day as her undergraduate Commencement ceremony at Buffalo State.

“I actually missed graduation to pack up my car and move to Los Angeles and start a job,” said Nicken, who studied public communication.

Her first full-time position at an ad agency allowed her to work with entertainment giants like Apple, ABC, NBC, and Lifetime television. Ever since, Nicken has sought work that promotes creativity and innovation.

She was later hired by one of her former clients, Apple, to head up marketing for iTunes Canada. During her seven years at the company, Nicken worked on teams that oversaw several global campaigns.

“Regardless of whether I was at a small agency or a global organization, I’ve always been encouraged to have an entrepreneurial spirit,” said Nicken, who left Apple in 2016. She traveled for three months and started the Chef & the Dish about a year after returning to Toronto.

While Nicken doesn't have a formal culinary background, she has learned under world-class chefs: “I’ve taken several semesters of culinary school and more cooking classes than anyone I know.”

She also believes the company’s success has as much to do with technology as it does with food.

“We are very much a technology company. The user experience and use of Skype impact our success,” she said.

At Buffalo State, Nicken first learned how to deliver a message and to overcome inevitable challenges.

“I am responsible for getting my company out there every day,” she said. “Buffalo State gave me a strong foundation and the communication skills that I still use as an entrepreneur. The Creative Studies Department taught me that every problem has a solution—sometimes you just have to pivot.”

For Nicken, a trip to Italy ignited her interest in food in its most authentic form; however, the native Buffalonian grew up with an appreciation for regional cuisine.

“I still joke that the farther you get from Buffalo, the worse the chicken wings taste,” she said. “They always have too many ingredients or stray too far from the original recipe. Our classes introduce you to not just authentic dishes but real people who love and are proud of where they’re from. Maybe that’s part of my inspiration, as well. Buffalo is the City of Good Neighbors, after all, so maybe it’s that friendly spirit that’s inspired me to connect people all around the world.”

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Zollie Mae Pearl -- Feb. 18, 2018

All WNY News     Tuesday, February 20, 2018    
Wake, Memorial Temple COGIC, 800 Sycamore Street, Buffalo, NY on Saturday, February 24th from 11-12 noon, funeral to follow at noon. St. Matthew's cemetery.

Baby Nawgayjku Shee -- Jan. 28, 2018

All WNY News     Tuesday, February 20, 2018    
Visitation, Lombardo Funeral Home, 102 Linwood Ave, Buffalo, NY on Thursday, February 22nd from 9-11 am, then procession to Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Pastor Casper C. Farrow -- Feb. 19, 2018

All WNY News     Tuesday, February 20, 2018    
FARROW - Pastor Casper C. Of Buffalo, entered into rest February 19, 2018. Relatives and friends may visit the Eastern Hills Church, 8445 Greiner Rd., Williamsville, on Saturday from 9-11 o'clock. Funeral service will immediately follow. Arrangements by LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Northtowns Chapel).

Joel A. Coughlin -- Feb. 19, 2018

All WNY News     Tuesday, February 20, 2018    
Gathering in Joel's memory, Lombardo Funeral Home, 885 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY on Saturday, February 24th from 12-3 pm.

Stelcie Schwegler -- Feb. 19, 2018

All WNY News     Tuesday, February 20, 2018    
SCHWEGLER - Stelcie "Texas" (nee Cooper) age 58, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones February 19, 2018. She was born June 13, 1959 in Amarillo, TX. She is survived by her longtime companion, Albert; children and grandchildren, Jennifer, Lisa, Sarah, Christopher, Rebekah, Jessie Jr., Alicia, Maya, Milciades Jose III and Armando; siblings, Brenda and Clarence Jr; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Doris Cooper; and siblings, Lester, Sylvia and Darryl.

Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Northtowns Chapel), 885 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, on Wednesday, February 21, from 3-7 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, February 22 at Dayspring Church of God of Prophecy, 2628 Bailey Ave., Buffalo, at 10 a.m. (please assemble at church). Interment Ridge Lawn Cemetery.

Antoinette Neal -- Feb. 18, 2018

All WNY News     Tuesday, February 20, 2018    
NEAL - Antoinette (nee Niedzwiecki) of West Seneca, entered into rest February 18, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Clifford J. Neal; devoted mother of Denise (Michael) Brents, Richard (Donna) Neal, and Jason Neal (Laura); cherished grandmother of Kaitlyn, Bethany, Joshua, and Dillan; loving daughter of the late Chester and Lorraine Niedzwiecki; dear sister of David (Vicki) Niedzwiecki; fond sister-in-law of Carlton Neal, Doug (Kathy) Neal, Sharon (Fred) Leudeman, and Daniel (Judy) Neal.

Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd., near Lake Ave., on Friday from 3-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John Vianney Church, 2950 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park on Saturday morning at 11:30 o'clock. (Please assemble at church).

Joan M. Hillock -- Feb. 19, 2018

All WNY News     Tuesday, February 20, 2018    
HILLOCK - Joan M. (nee Damba) of Hamburg, entered into rest February 19, 2018; beloved fiance of Rodger Wozniewski; devoted mother of George (Jennifer) Hillock; cherished grandmother of Ashley and Emily Hillock; loving daughter of the late Frank and Freda Damba; dear sister of Raymond Damba, Dolores Ivon, Larry Damba, David Damba and the late Frank Damba and Alice Shattuck.

Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd., near Lake Ave., on Friday from 3-8 p.m. Funeral service will be celebrated at Northpoint Free Will Baptist Church, 321 Columbia Ave., Depew, on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock (please assemble at church).

Dr. Anthony F. Lorenzetti -- Feb. 19, 2018

All WNY News     Tuesday, February 20, 2018    
LORENZETTI - Dr. Anthony F. Of Orchard Park, entered into rest February 19, 2018; beloved husband of the late Eva M. (nee Gianadda) Lorenzetti; devoted father of MaryJo (Michael) Tomasik; cherished grandfather of Zachary, Emily, Alex and Luke; loving son of the late Anthony and Adeline Lorenzetti; dear brother of Rev. Msgr. Dino Lorenzetti and Alda (late Aldo) Beltrami.

Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd., near Lake Ave., on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where prayers will be held Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John Vianney Church at 9:30 o'clock. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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