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No Frills to release ‘When the Lights Go Out’ by Michael Farrell on November 10

No Frills to release ‘When the Lights Go Out’ by Michael Farrell on November 10

 

A barroom guitarist strumming between two lives. A faded bluesman drunk on his own legend. A rock pianist who responds to a higher calling. These compelling characters clash to drive the drama of author Michael Farrell’s second Buffalo-set novel, “When the Lights Go Out,” set for release by No Frills Buffalo on Nov. 10.

Farrell — whose debut novel “Running with Buffalo” was released in 2007 — returns to introduce readers to local musician Johnny “Nighthawk” Nolan, a downtown Buffalo favorite who spent his evenings exhaling covers and originals, all while basking in the adulation of devoted revelers. To Nolan, those nights under the lights meant everything — until he needed to walk away.

Community comes together to support paralyzed teen


ALBION, NY - The community is coming together to help a teenage girl who was left paralyzed from the chest down in a terrible boating accident this summer.

Benefit for teen paralyzed in boating mishap


ALBION, NY - You have a chance this weekend to help a young lady and her family after a terrible accident.

Ashley Weigele, 17, was in a boating accident that left her paralyzed from the chest down. The life-changing event has left Ashley with limited mobility, not only in her home, but when it comes to getting outside. So her family and friends, led by her former high school guidance counselor, are planning a fund-raiser on Saturday to help.

"We got together and we said, 'Let's do this for Ashley,' " he said. "I don't think we'll have enough to buy a van, obviously, that's quite a bit of money, but we're trying to get as much as we can so, hopefully, they can put some away and maybe use some of it to … help out with their own living conditions."

Rock 'n Roll for Ashley" fundraiser

Live music, raffles, and other events for adults and kids

Noted Expert to Reflect on Legacy of Nuremberg Trials at Daemen Lecture

Noted Expert to Reflect on Legacy of Nuremberg Trials at Daemen Lecture

The 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials will be commemorated with a special lecture by renowned legal scholar John Q. Barrett, scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct 21 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center Social Room.

“The 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials: What Happened Then and Why It Matters Now” will be addressed by Barrett, a noted expert on Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, the chief prosecutor of Nazi war criminals in Germany. The Daemen Paralegal Studies Speaker Series lecture is free and open to the public.

Fifty years after Jackson’s death, Barrett discovered and edited Jackson’s now acclaimed memoir, “That Man: An Insider’s Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Barrett, a professor of law at St. John’s University, is currently writing a biography on Jackson, a Western New York native who is considered one of most revered lawyers in U.S. history.

Guilty plea in comic book theft death


MEDINA, NY - There's been a guilty plea in a crime that shocked the small Village of Medina five years ago.

Police say 77-year-old Homer Marciniak died of a heart attack when several people broke into his home in July of 2010, beat him, and tied him up so they could steal his valuable comic book collection.

One of those accused thieves, 37-year-old Donald Griffin of Rochester, pleaded guilty on Thursday to "committing murder in aid of a racketeering enterprise."

He could get life in prison when he's sentenced in February.

M.E.D.X Introduces Highly Secure Patient Health Information Communications System

M.E.D.X Introduces Highly Secure Patient Health Information Communications System

 

Western New York-based Mobile Encrypted Data Xchange (M.E.D.X) recently launched a HIPAA-compliant mobile app serving the healthcare industry. The product utilizes the latest advances in technical securities, encryption and device safeguards to ensure the highest levels of security while enhancing clinical decision-making and workflows within the healthcare system. 

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

AT&T, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, University at Buffalo, dig Buffalo, InfoTech WNY and Buffalo Open Data partner to host a civic hackathon challenging teams to create innovative software and/or hardware solutions that will serve the community

 WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T, the first ever daylong hackathon dedicated to solving local civic issues in the region, will challenge teams to face off to deliver the best civic technological solution in a 13 hour period for the following local issues; Housing/Property Blight, Transportation, and Advocacy/Public Policy. Cash prizes totaling $3,500 will be awarded, with a grand prize of $2,000, followed by a second place prize of $1,000 and $500 for third place.