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WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors

WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors

 

Baseball, football and basketball legends — including several Hall of Fame members — will take part in the Western New York Sports Card Expo Sept. 20-21 at Batavia Downs Gaming, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. Also taking part in this unique event, presented by The Sports Corner, will be professional wrestling great Ric Flair and four actors from the HBO hit series “The Sopranos.” 

Kicking off the autograph lineup from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, will be NBA Hall of Famer and former Syracuse University star Dave Bing, along with former Syracuse standouts John Wallace, Roosevelt Bouie, Lawrence Moten and Pearl Washington. 

Quilt Seminar, 5K Run Headline September Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Quilt Seminar, 5K Run Headline September Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

From quilt-making and woodworking to a fun run through the country, September at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will offer something for everyone!

Heed Immigration Rules When Hiring Foreign Employees

Heed Immigration Rules When Hiring Foreign Employees

 

A recent influx of jobs into the Western New York marketplace has left Buffalo area businesses in an interesting position — trying to find enough qualified employees to fill those openings. As a result, a number of companies, especially those needing to fill high-tech positions, may expand their search beyond U.S. borders.

That, however, can create unanticipated problems for companies not familiar with the process for filling positions with foreign nationals. In a nutshell, the process can be both complicated and expensive.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 23 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 23 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Aug. 23. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Aug. 23 (weather permitting) will be Acousticopia from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by the Kathy Moriarty Trio from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The market will also feature this season’s second Wellness Lane sponsored by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.

Choosing a Beneficiary for Your IRA or 401(k)

Selecting beneficiaries for retirement benefits is different from choosing beneficiaries for other assets such as life insurance. With retirement benefits, you need to know the impact of income tax and estate tax laws in order to select the right beneficiaries. Although taxes shouldn't be the sole determining factor in naming your beneficiaries, ignoring the impact of taxes could lead you to make an incorrect choice.

In addition, if you're married, beneficiary designations may affect the size of minimum required distributions to you from your IRAs and retirement plans while you're alive.

Paying income tax on most retirement distributions

Most inherited assets such as bank accounts, stocks, and real estate pass to your beneficiaries without income tax being due. However, that's not usually the case with 401(k) plans and IRAs.

Buffalo councilman has plan to counter violence


BUFFALO, NY - Recent multiple shootings involving Buffalo teenagers has prompted a common council member to take action.

Rasheed Wyatt announced on Friday he's opening a new University District office on Bailey Avenue in an effort to prevent future violence.

Wyatt says he feels being more accessible out in the community rather than downtown. The office will make it easier for neighbors in his district to come to him with their concerns, he said.

Wyatt also announced the formation of a district youth council.

Pastor Al Wilson, who runs the Martha Mitchell Community Center -- closest to where the shootings happened -- says he's hoping it will help.

He says he's already seen a change in his neighborhood.

Sudden Wealth

Sudden Wealth

What would you do with an extra $10,000? Maybe you'd pay off some debt, get rid of some college loans, or take a much-needed vacation. What if you suddenly had an extra million or 10 million or more? Whether you picked the right six numbers in your state's lottery or your dear Aunt Sally left you her condo in Boca Raton, you have some issues to deal with. You'll need to evaluate your new financial position and consider how your sudden wealth will affect your financial goals.

Evaluate your new financial position