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Buffalo’s NAVY Week Reveals The True Celebrities

Last Friday, I had a chance to take a walk around NAVY Week in Downtown Buffalo along the waterfront. Besides the fact that it was gorgeous day, I am so glad I decided to wander that way and take a tour of the ships and meet some of the dedicated NAVY crews.

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Live Hose Company #4 North Tonawanda
Live Hose Company #4 North Tonawanda
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Congratulations To This Week’s Volunteer Fire Company Of The Week: Live Hose Company #4 Of North Tonawanda

Every Thursday we salute more of our hometown heroes with the "Volunteer Fire Company of the WeeK'. This week's honors go to Live Hose Company #4 of North Tonawanda. member Rebecca Ruppel shares their story:

Our fire company was founded in 1887, and consists of a half paid and half voluteer fireighters

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It’s Navy Week In Buffalo!!

This week we are saluting the men and women of the U.S. Navy.  Buffalo N.Y. will be in the spotlight during “Navy Week” as the nation commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812.  Western New Yorkers

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Village of Farnham Volunteer Fire Company
Village of Farnham Volunteer Fire Company
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The Village Of Farnham Volunteer Fire Company Is This Week’s Volunteer Fire Company Of The Week

Congratulations to this week's Hometown Heroes: The Village of Farnham Volunteer Fire Company. Here is their story:

The Village of Farnham Fire Department was founded August 7, 1923 and incorporated May 1, 1959

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William C. Edmund Fire Company
William C. Edmund Fire Company
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The William C. Edmund Fire Company Is This Week’s Volunteer Fire Company Of The Week

Time to salute some more of Western New York's Hometown Heroes: The William C. Edmund Fire Company. Firefighter Heather Hyde shares their story:

Our company was established in 1936 by William C

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Remembering Two Fallen Buffalo Firefighters

It was three years ago today, August 24, 2009, that two Buffalo firefightes were killed in the line of duty when the floor of a deli on Genesee Street fell in on them. Lieutenant Chip McCarthy and firefighter Jonathan Croom were searching for someone reported trapped inside.  Turns out, there was nobody inside. 

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Bennington Volunteer Fire Company
Bennington Volunteer Fire Company
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Congratulations To This Week’s Volunteer Fire Company Of The Week: The Bennington Volunteer Fire Company

Congratulations to this week's Volunteer Fire Company of the Week: The Bennington Volunteer Fire Company. Personally, I go back a long time with this fire company. I used to host a lot of country jamborees there back in the late 1980's

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Saint Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Company
Saint Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Company
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This Week’s Volunteer Fire Company Of The Week Is The Saint Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Company

Congratulations to this week's hometown heroes: The Saint Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Company. Here is their story:

Our department was founded in 1926 by a group of concerned citizens that felt there was not enough adequate fire protection in the Town of Wheatfield, NY

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Rapids Volunteer Fire Department
Rapids Volunteer Fire Department
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The Rapids Volunteer Fire Department Is This Week’s Volunteer Fire Company Of The Week

Congratulations to this week's Volunteer Fire Company of the Week: The Rapids Volunteer Fire Department.

Rapids Volunteer Firefighter Chris Furlong shares their story with us:

Hello, I'm a Fire Fighter at Rapids Vol

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U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kristoffer
U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kristoffer
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Chris Young Reunites With Wounded Warrior Pal During Visit to Air Force Base

Chris Young had the chance to catch up with an old friend during a visit to Minot Air Force Base last week. The singer stopped by the base for a CD signing with some of our country’s finest airmen as part of his work with Stars for Stripes and the Minot Exchange. While there, he was reunited with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley, whom he first met in 2009 while working with Stars for Stripes.

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Sheldon Volunteer Fire Company
Sheldon Volunteer Fire Company
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VFCOTW: The Sheldon Volunteer Fire Company

Congratulations to this weeks Hometown Heroes: The Sheldon Volunteer Fire Company.

 The Sheldon Volunteer Fire Company  has been active since the year 1922 and has
approximately 30 members that give their all when the alarm sounds and
at our fund raisers

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3-Year-Old Fiona Needs Your Help

Fiona Cross is a three-year-old girl from Kenmore who has been diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a very serious blood cancer. She is a brave little fighter who needs your help with her high medical costs

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