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Last Friday, I went to Connecticut to see my family and go to the choir reunion I wrote about last week.
This weekend, my high school choir is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary.
I've never really cared much for actress Angelina Jolie. And there are a number of reasons.
I've decided that I'd like to start running outside more instead of sticking to the treadmill.
This might sound weird, but I enjoy covering school board meetings.
Trashing our lives with roadside trash.
Bostonians are great people; Not exactly news to me.
I love being a reporter because I get to learn something new every day.
Recently I had the opportunity to present a session of the Media Day of the Western New York Student Press Association at SUNY Fredonia. It was a great experience with some student journalists.
It was back in 1994 and I was a new reporter here at Channel 2. My assignment was to interview Fillmore District Councilman David Franczyk about the East Side's iconic Central Terminal. My photographer and I met him there and did a walk-through.
Hi! I've been in Buffalo almost six weeks, and I'm having a great time! People keep asking me the same question: How do you like it here so far? Some people have asked me more than once, perhaps expecting that I'm going to change my answer. So far, I haven't.
Temperatures will finally warm above average into the week.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s on Sunday. The area hasn't felt this in about a week.
High temperatures will increase to the low 60s on Monday. These temperatures haven't been this high for nearly a month here.
Along with the above average temps, scattered rain will move through at times on Sunday with partly sunny skies at times.
More rain is expected to move in later Monday.
Today, I have the opportunity to visit with the Van Hauwaert family in West Seneca.
It was a warm Easter this year with rain showers, which isn't as rare as you may think.
The high temperature for Easter Sunday, 2013 was 58 degrees, well above the daily average of 48, in Buffalo. Rainfall was measured at the Buffalo Airport at 0.08".
Looking back at high temperatures for Easter over the past 12 years, about half of the Easter Sundays were at or above average, and half had precipitation, mainly in the form of rain.
However, take the data with a grain of salt since Easter can fall on a Sunday in March or even in late April.
Note: My current meteorology intern, Chase, helped me with these stats. Yes, he interned on Easter. That's how it is in this business. Work odd hours and most holidays. Have to really love what you do!
Risque billboards raise awareness about colorectal cancer.
Possible changes could be made to the NY SAFE Act by lawmakers and the governor.
I filled in today for John Beard, which meant getting up at 3 a.m. (I actually set my alarm for 2:58... I'm strange like that).
The temporal lobe is our lock to life's time machine. Some moments pick it, others have the key.
Athletes are not heroes. Let's make that abundantly clear.
In the latest edition of JavAudibles, Jonah Javad chats with Bleacher Report columnist Chris Trapasso about the NFL Scouting Combine, Bills draft prospects and spandex. Take a listen.
In the latest JavAudibles Podcast: Jonah Javad and Bleacher Report's Erik Frenz talk Manti Te'o draft stock, Bills draft prospects and overrated QBs. Take a listen.
Truth be told, I'm not much of an email/electronic organizer person. My desk is a mess of Post-its, and I'll take a desk calendar and reporter's notebook over my iPhone any day.
Daylight Saving time resumed Sunday, March 10th at 2am. The sunrise is now at 7:35am and sunset at 7:16pm! I know I love daylight longer in the evening. Motivates me to actually run later in the day. Spring is only a week and a half away, but it felt like spring this past weekend! Colder temperatures are expected though leading up to March 20th. This means St. Patrick's Day weekend this year will be much colder than last year's 70s. But at least this year's cooler temperatures won't harm the crops. Last year's early March warmth damaged many of our state's crops.