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EWN Daybook for Saturday, April 17th

July 8, 2010 Updated Jul 8, 2010 at 3:36 PM EDT

By WKBW News


EWN Daybook for Saturday, April 17th

July 8, 2010 Updated Jul 8, 2010 at 3:36 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY-(WKBW-TV)

Game On!

The 2nd Party in the Plaza kicks off at 11am today...with the Sabres and Bruins facing off at 1pm. The Buffalo Sabres encourage everyone to visit HSBC Arena and share in the excitement, even if you do not have a ticket to the game. The party is underway, and will continue even after the game is over. The Buffalo Sabres ask that everyone enjoy the experience responsibly.

The Sabres won the first game of the series 2-1. Stellar goal tending by Ryan Miller and a game winning slap shot by Craig Rivet in the Thursday night contest put the Sabres up 1-0 in the seven game series.

Eyewitness Sports Director Jeff Russo and reporter/anchor Shawn Stepner will have all the action and post game interviews.

Kendra Eaglin will have the game day excitement from the 'Party in the Plaza" tonight at 6pm.

Road work may snarl traffic for the Game-

The New York State Thruway Authority announced construction on I-190 southbound will interrupt traffic from Exit 14 (Ontario Street) to Exit 9 (Peace Bridge-Canada-Porter Avenue) throughout the weekend - including during today's game at HSBC Arena.

Southbound lanes were closed at 7 p.m. on Friday April 16 and will remain closed until 6 a.m. on Monday April 19.

According to NYSTA “motorists traveling southbound on I-190 must exit at Exit 14 (Ontario Street) and proceed south on Rte 266 – Niagara Street, where they will then reenter I-190 southbound at Exit 9 (Peace Bridge-Canada-Porter Avenue).”

Gametime is at 1 p.m. Fans should give themselves extra time while heading to the game to account for any backs.

For a complete list of road closures and construction, go to "news links" at the top of

The Past, Present, and Future Converge at Broderick Park-

Broderick Park has been documented as the last American stop of the Underground Railroad. On this day, the park is being cleaned up and spruced up by nearly 200 volunteers--from Rich Products, WNY Americorps, Buffalo United Front, Niagara River Anglers and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper--who will be cleaning up trash, removing graffiti, and landscaping. This is the signature site for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's semi-annual shoreline sweep underway at 36 sites throughout Erie County. The time has come to honor this landmark and part of the program includes slave narratives and impressions by professional storytellers.

Old Fort Niagara hosts Patriots Weekend-

The British are coming as Old Fort Niagara marks the opening day of the American Revolution with Patriots Day Weekend, today and tomorrow. Major Hoisington's New York Rangers, representing the colonists and Brant's Volunteers who remained loyal to the British crown, unite for the annual commemoration of the "shot heard round the world." Patriots Day commemorates the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775. Hands-on activities are scheduled from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and include storytelling of the American Revolution and opportunities to meet the soldiers to find out what life was like while the United States was fighting for its independence. Kids and their parents can also sign up with either the Patriots or with the British forces to participate in infantry exercises and musket firings.

Green Expo-

NYS Senator Antoine Thompson invites you to the Walden Galleria Saturday to participate in the GREEN EXPO. Meet area exhibitors, businesses, and community action organizations who want to bring urban farming to Buffalo. The event is free, fun, friendly, and co-sponsored by WKBW Channel 7.

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