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Tri-Five Car Club holds 40th, and final, car show


CLARENCE, NY - Fans of classic cars all flocked to Clarence on Sunday, all in the name of a good cause.

Tri-Five Western New York Car Club held its annual car show at the grounds of the Great Pumpkin Farm. The event featured 800 classic cars, with food and drinks and other entertainment for guests.

Proceeds from the event go to the Association of Research for Childhood Cancer -- a cause that the car show has been supporting for years.

Organizers hoped to raise around $8,000 this year, bringing their total contribution to $140,000 over the years. They say that although this is the 40th year of the event it's also going to be their last.

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K9 has special talent for finding lost people


CLARENCE, N.Y. -- There's a one-of-a-kind rescue resource in Western New York you might not have ever heard about.

He's an air-sniffing dog named Jackson. Unlike some K9's who are trained to find specific scents in the ground, Jackson picks up human scent in the air.

His skills are a volunteer service at no charge to you.

Jackson is a member of the Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue Team. The six-year-old Australian Shepherd was adopted from a shelter and trained from just eight weeks old to help find missing people.

Jackson sniffs the air to help find humans, not the ground. He's also different from other search dogs because he is trained not to touch people.

ABLE Accounts: A New Savings Tool for Individuals with Disabilities

If you or a family member has a disability that began before the age of 26, you may be able to benefit from a new type of savings account called an ABLE account. This savings option was made available through the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 that was signed into law in December as part of the tax extenders bill. The ABLE Act authorized the establishment of private tax-advantaged savings accounts that can help you save for long-term expenses without sacrificing eligibility for public benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Are stock dividends reliable as a source of income?

Dividends can be an important source of income. However, there are several factors you should take into consideration if you'll be relying on them to help pay the bills.

An increasing dividend is generally regarded as a sign of a company's health and stability, and most corporate boards are reluctant to cut them. However, dividends on common stock are by no means guaranteed; the board can decide to reduce or eliminate dividend payments. Investing in dividend-paying stocks isn't as simple as just picking the highest yield; consider whether the company's cash flow can sustain its dividend, and whether a high yield is simply a function of a drop in a stock's share price. (Because a stock's dividend yield is calculated by dividing the annual dividend by the current market price per share, a lower share value typically means a higher yield, assuming the dividend itself remains the same.)

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2 Bridges to be replaced in Clarence


CLARENCE, N.Y. -- After a report released last month said that rural bridges in New York State are among the worst in the country, there are plans in the works to replace two bridges in Clarence.

The Erie County Department of Public Works Highways' Division held a meeting at the Clarence Public Library to discuss the replacement of two bridges crossing Beeman Creek on Salt Road Monday night.

The first bridge is located over Beeman Creek is near the intersection of Salt and Keller Road. The second bridge is just South at Salt Road and Delaware Road.

These two bridges are just a couple of more the more than two-thousand bridges across the state that were considered "structurally deficient."

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 4. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

The “Double Up Food Bucks” program is back for a second season and will be available at the market from July 4 through the end of October. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match (up to $20) to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Elmwood Village Association table at the market for details. 

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

 

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions is excited to bring the top eight drum corps in the world to Western New York. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, and all of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event.