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Mary Friona

Following my heart with my husband and four daughters. An Emmy Award winning journalist lucky enough to work in television & radio for 20 years - seeing wonderful places, meeting great people and telling their stories.

Two incidents of Stranger Danger near Grand Island school

Yes, we love to share good news, positive stories and wonderful things about WNY and beyond – but we also have a responsibility of sharing important information the public needs to know about  and this is certainly one of those times. A few parents reached out to us and asked us to share this information. […]

ConnectLife helps those in need like 13-year-old Drake

January is National Blood Donation Month and the need is great – always. Thirteen-year-old Drake McKane of Chautauqua County is someone who has required blood products. Drake recently completed a two-year battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Throughout Drake’s treatment for ALL he received over 60 blood transfusions. Many of the transfusions took place at […]

Amsdell Ice Cream holding fundraiser for Luca S. Calanni Foundation

The kindness is contagious in WNY. A local business has stepped up with news of a fundraiser for the Luca S. Calanni Foundation. The foundation is named in honor of the 11-year-old Hamburg boy who died this past weekend from complications from the flu. Here’s what Amsdell Ice Cream posted: “🧡🧡🧡 In a world where […]