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Holidays can be hectic, having to make plans, gather the family and occasionally host a gathering. WYRK understands your pain, and we’re here to support with useful tips and the lowdown on what’s happening in Buffalo for the holidays.

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Gunshots Rumors Sent People Running at Buffalo’s Canalside Fireworks

The fireworks were already delayed downtown at Canalside Monday night by about 40 minutes due to some electrical issues, but another issue came about later in the night...

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Country Proud: See Artists Wearing the American Flag

While a few country artists only wear the American flag on special occasions, others will pull out a patriotic jacket, tank top or guitar whenever the mood strikes them. Country music leads all genres in terms of patriotism, so it's not surprising to find many pictures of the biggest artists wearing the American flag over the last ten years.

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What Kinds of Fireworks Are Legal in NY State And Where Are They Legal?

Things just got a little more confusing about the legality of fireworks in New York state. You see billboards all over the place advertising big sales on them, but aren't they illegal in NY state? No, they're not illegal – kind of.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fourth of July

The legend of America’s birth is only 236 years old. However, in that short amount of time, a number of legends that would normally take centuries to grow and multiply in any other civilization have sprung up. 

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20 Patriotic Country Songs for Your Fourth of July Party

Country music and American pride go hand in hand.  We've got you covered this Independence Day Weekend as you're blasting tunes.  Here's a list of 20 patriotic country songs to turn up for the neighbors to hear...

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10 America-Themed Songs for the Fourth of July

American popular music has been around since before America even declared its independence. 'Yankee Doodle,' anyone? That classic was sung by Colonial American soldiers as early as the French and Indian War.

Here’s a list of 10 to add to your Fourth of July playlist:

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Enjoy Your Fourth of July With These Fireworks-Safety Tips

Independence Day is perfect for outdoor family fun. It's also the one time of year when it’s seems to be okay to play with matches. Family fun and playing with matches may seem like an unlikely combo, but hey, so is America, right?

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Pierce Arrow Museum Welcomes Dads for Free

Here's an idea for Father's Day. Take dad to the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum for free. Dads get in free with one paid admission.

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You Won’t Believe Who Designed the 50-Star American Flag

As we celebrate Flag Day today I thought you might be interested to find out who is credited with designing the flag that we're currently using and have been since 1959.

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Want Justin Moore to Perform for Your Dad?

You think your dad is the best dad in the world? Justin Moore wants to perform live at your house for you and your dad!

Upload and share a video explaining why your dad is the best,and enter for a chance to have Justin perform at your home...

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WNY Heroes – Thank a Local Veteran Family This Independence Day

This season WYRK has joined forces with WNY Heroes, Inc. for their Thank a Local Veteran Family This Independence Day Drive.

WNY Heroes is the leading local veteran organization dedicated to helping local military veterans and their families...

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Top Fourth of July Fireworks Displays in WNY

With our fighting men and women overseas protecting our freedom and risking their lives, the fourth of July means a little more to America. The sound and feeling of a fireworks show on Independence day can't help but give you goose bumps and a feeling of national pride. Here are some of the best places to view Fireworks in the Buffalo, New York area.

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