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Fatal accident on Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park


ORCHARD PARK, NY – A 15-year-old boy died in an accident on the Eternal Flame Trail of Chestnut Ridge Park Thursday at around 6 p.m.

Officials say the teen, Joshua Kuebler, was hiking with family members but may have become separated from them when the accident occurred. Details are sketchy but it appears he may have fallen 50 to 75 feet into the ravine that leads to the trail.

Erie County Sheriff's Office deputies and Orchard Park fire and police personnel were at the scene. A nurse who was in the park attempted CPR but, he could not be saved.

This was the second time in the same day that emergency crews were called to the park. Earlier, a man was hurt when he slipped and fell from a rope swing. That accident happened just before 3 p.m. The victim walked out on his own with first aid personnel.

Cheektowaga Native Rose Rustowicz Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

Cheektowaga Native Rose Rustowicz Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

 

Rose Rustowicz, a member of the Maryvale High School Class of 2011 and Rochester Institute of Technology Class of 2015, has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Iceland in physical sciences. This announcement was recently made by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fewer than 2,000 students in the nation receive this prestigious award each year.

 

Mercy Hospital Teams with Dog Ears Bookstore to Bring Books to Waiting Rooms

Mercy Hospital Teams with Dog Ears Bookstore to Bring Books to Waiting Rooms

 

A partnership between Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Dog Ears Bookstore & Café has resulted in numerous books being delivered to the hospital’s Margaret L. Wendt Family Center waiting room. The first delivery of approximately 50 new books occurred on June 12.

Rural Outreach Center’s health care program moving to new location

Rural Outreach Center’s health care program moving to new location

 

Thanks to the acquisition of a new 70- by 38-foot trailer made possible courtesy of the TLC Health Network and New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan’s office, the Rural Outreach Center’s Health Care Service program is moving to a new location at 730 Olean Road, East Aurora. The goal is to begin offering services at the new location on Wednesday, July 1.

Health services will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month. The service is staffed with licensed volunteer nurse practitioners, an on-call physician, RNs, a medical assistant, trained volunteers and students from various health professions. 

Client Success Story: Fichman Furniture

Client Success Story: Fichman Furniture

 

Toronto-native Erran Fichman came to Berardi Immigration Law just three years ago wondering how he could expand his furniture business to the United States. Fichman owns Fichman Furniture (www.fichman.com), a company that designs and manufactures custom radiator covers. After successfully running his business for seven years in Canada, the demand for his product grew exponentially. It was time for Fichman Furniture to branch out. 

Exit 2 Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for SPCA

Exit 2 Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for SPCA

 

Exit 2 Bar & Grille will hold its first annual golf tournament to raise funds for the SPCA Serving Erie County on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Sheridan Park Golf Course in Tonawanda.

The tournament will feature a 10 a.m. shotgun start, contests and prizes on the course, lunch at the turn and a Southern BBQ cookout dinner with a three-hour call bar at Exit 2 following the event. The cost is $100 per person and the event is limited to 24 foursomes. Please visit www.exit2bar.com or contact the restaurant for more information.

Man rescued after falling at Chestnut Ridge Park


ORCHARD PARK, NY - Emergency personnel were called to Chestnut Ridge Park Saturday afternoon to rescue a hiker on the Eternal Flame Trail at the park's southern edge.

Hillcrest Fire Company officials tell us a man in his 60s tried to climb out of the ravine that leads to the popular attraction when he slipped and fell. He was caught in a tree. The tree stopped his fall but he was unable to get back to the top of the cliff without help.

It took rescue crews about 20 minutes to get him down once they arrived on scene with ropes and equipment.

The victim said he wasn't hurt and refused medical aid.

Rescuers say they had a little difficulty getting to the victim because the incident happened on the far side of the falls, on the opposite side of their usual staging area.