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The Resource Training Center, S.E.R.V. Niagara Announce Scholarship Recipients

 

Two local veterans have been awarded scholarships through the Gary L. Valeri Scholarship Program by The Resource Training Center of Amherst and S.E.R.V. Niagara. The scholarship, named after the former husband of S.E.R.V. Niagara’s founder who lost his long battle with addiction, will help train veterans to work as Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC). 

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen College student Amy Grimes is gaining valuable experience this summer as the first-ever intern in the Village of Williamsville Mayor’s Office, a role that’s giving her the opportunity to assist with a historic preservation project and a major community development initiative.

“We are extremely pleased to have Amy on board and to be a part of enhancing her educational experience and professional development by engaging her in the work of village government,” said Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa. “In the few weeks she’s been with us, her contributions to our office have already had a positive impact.”

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Announces Two New Releases

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Announces Two New Releases

 

Two new books published by No Frills Buffalo recently hit bookstore shelves, including “Shadow Boxing: A Tom Donovan Mystery” by David Coleman, and “Post-Mortem Depression and Other Maladies of English” by Jimmy Neureuther.

New Daemen Partnership Opens Doors for Colombian Students

New Daemen Partnership Opens Doors for Colombian Students

Graduate-level students in Colombia will have the unique opportunity to earn a master’s degree in global business from both Daemen College and Ceipa University in Sabaneta through a new academic partnership between the two institutions.

A Memorandum of Agreement for this international collaboration, which is the first of its kind Daemen has established with a Colombian university, was formally signed June 5 by Dr. Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, who represented Daemen President Gary A. Olson, and Diego Mauricio Mazo Cuervo, dean of Ceipa University.

Never Leave Children or Pets in Vehicles, Even on Mild Days

Never Leave Children or Pets in Vehicles, Even on Mild Days

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Leaving young children and pets unattended inside a vehicle, even on relatively mild days, can be very dangerous, even fatal. According to Health Canada, outside air temperatures as low as 23ºC/73ºF can climb to more than 50ºC/122ºF inside a vehicle. Imagine how hot it could get during an actual heat wave. Every spring and summer in the U.S. and Canada there are reports of babies, toddlers and pets dying after being left unattended inside vehicles.

Author to Visit B is for Books

Author to Visit B is for Books

Author Tyler Benson visits B is for Books (6562 E Quaker St in Orchard Park) on Wednesday, June 4, from 6pm to 7pm, to sign books and read from his adventure books for children.

 

Benson has authored three books for children about The Adventures of Onyx, the morale dog who was part of his US Coast Guard Unit. Benson created the series to help explain his stint in the Coast Guard to his three daughters.  The first book Guardians of the Straits, (published in 2012) is dedicated to his daughters and "all the Coastie kids" to help them feel closer to their parents when the parents are away in service to their country.  The second book, The Gales of November, followed in 2013, as did book three The Fight Against the Falls, which was set in Buffalo and Niagara Falls.

 

Benson hopes his books will help children understand the importance honor, respect, and devotion to duty, the Coast Guard's core values.

Appeal Week 2014 Culminates with $8.88 Million Raised for 90th Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

Appeal Week 2014 Culminates with $8.88 Million Raised for  90th Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 15, 2014 – The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, provided his second report on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal today, revealing $8,886,816.65 has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2014.

Today’s total represents 82.3 percent of the final goal, which is trending slightly ahead of last year at this time when 80.2 percent of goal was reached. Funds raised for Appeal 2014 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61 sites throughout the eight-county region. The annual campaign runs through June 30 and carries a goal of $10.8 million.

During Appeal Week, which ran from April 6-13, parish volunteers and pastors across Western New York led a concerted effort to gather donations, and participated in fundraising activities in order to bring the Appeal closer to its final goal.