Ring in the new year with appreciation
I hope 2013 brings great things to so many people.
This past year has been a tough one for many of us. As a Nation, we have seen mass destruction as a result of Hurricane Sandy; experienced true sadness after learning of the loss of the 26 Newtown victims; and most recently, have seen what heartache real hatred can cause when we heard of the Webster blaze and the loss of two first responders.
Enough is enough.
Heading into 2013, I hope we can all take a look around us and hug our loved ones just a little bit tighter this year, and appreciate the fact that they are still here with us.
This year is going to be different. I truly believe that every storm runs out of rain eventually, and that the American people have had enough bad news for once.
Lets head into Jan. 1, 2013 with a positive attitude, speak kind words to one another, and attempt to make it to 2014 together.
With that, I hope to see many faces at the 2013 New Years Eve Ball Drop celebration held on Sweeney and Webster Streets in North Tonawanda.
This celebration is a close second to the ball drop held in the City of Buffalo.
Over the past few years it has grown into quite a memorable event.
With a live band under a tent on Sweeney Street, and the downtown strip right around the corner - ringing in the new year is made easy when doing it with friends and family at Gateway Harbor.
Grab some hot cocoa and brave the snow for a night you will always remember.
And when you wake up Wednesday morning, try to keep those resolutions you may have made and be appreciative of the things you have heading into the new year.
I hope everyone had a merry Christmas and enjoyed time with their families, and I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.