Weekly Feature

2009-12-23 / Lifestyles

Author to hold signings for ‘Lake Erie’ book

Buffalo native and author Tom Langmyer will sign copies of his new book at two Christmas weekend appearances at Borders stores in the area.

On Saturday, Dec. 26, Langmyer will sign “Lake Erie: History and Views” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cheektowaga Borders, 2015 Walden Ave., and from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Orchard Park Borders, 3480 Amelia Drive.

“Lake Erie: History and Views” combines flowing narration, factual summaries, historic images, maps and antique postcards from Langmyer’s extensive collection, as well as the author’s photography. Starting with the creation of Lake Erie during the Ice Age, the story describes the lake’s discovery by Europeans, the battles for its control, how people settled and developed the region around the lake, and how the population grew along its shores.

Langmyer was born in Buffalo and has read about the Great Lakes, traveled around them and spent much of his life near them.

Langmyer began his broadcasting career in Buffalo and was known as “Captain Tom” when he was an airborne traffic reporter for WGR Radio. He is currently vice president and general manager of WGN Radio in Chicago and serves on the board of directors of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and several other organizations.

The 312-page hard cover book sells for $45 and is available at www. lakeeriehistory. com, www.EvangelPress.com and www. Amazon. com.

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