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London Welcomes Return of Popular Western Fair

London Welcomes Return of Popular Western Fair

 

Adventures await you in nearby London, Ontario, with the return of the popular Western Fair from Sept. 5-14! The Western Fair is rated one of the Top 100 events in Ontario, so don't miss out on the excitement!

Held in the Western Fair District at 900 King St., Western Fair features great music,  adult and kids’ rides, games and a bigger Kiddy Land. And what would a fair be without food ... including a Deep Fry It Contest!

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I'm purchasing a new laptop. Should I also purchase an extended warranty to go along with it?

I'm purchasing a new laptop. Should I also purchase an extended warranty to go along with it?

If you've ever purchased an electronic device or major appliance, chances are you've been asked if you also wanted to purchase an extended warranty or service contract. Extended warranties are offered by retailers for an additional cost to customers and provide repair or product maintenance for a specific period of time.

For many retailers, selling extended warranties makes up a large part of their business. It's an easy way for them to make money because they get to keep a percentage of what they charge for the service contracts.

Before you purchase an extended warranty for your laptop, consider the following questions.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed two new members to its leadership team. Meichle Latham has been named Director of School Based Services and Maria Picone has been named Director of the Family and Community Services Department, formerly known as the Metropolitan District Service Department.

Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to promote Maria and Meichle to these leadership positions, and look forward to the expertise, passion, and energy they will bring to their new and increased responsibilities.”

As Director of School Based Services, Latham is responsible for overseeing the organization’s services currently delivered to Catholic, public and charter schools in Erie and Niagara counties. She also will establish and maintain connections with educational partners and work to expand services to schools not being served.

I just learned that my credit- and debit-card information was part of a data breach.

What should I do?

Now, more than ever, consumers are relying on the convenience of credit and debit cards to make everyday purchases, such as gas and groceries, and to make online purchases. With this convenience, however, comes the risk of having your account information compromised by a data breach.

In recent years, data breaches at major retailers have become commonplace across the United States. Currently, most retailers use the magnetic strips on the backs of credit and debit cards to access account information. Unfortunately, the account information that is held on these magnetic strips is also easily accessed by computer hackers.

While many U.S. banks and financial institutions are in the process of replacing the older magnetic strips with more sophisticated and secure embedded microchips, it will take time for both card issuers and retailers to get up to speed on these latest card security measures.

Explore Buffalo Lists September Events; Special Tours will Focus on Art

Explore Buffalo Lists September Events; Special Tours will Focus on Art

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an exciting schedule of September events!

Tomorrow’s Youth Today Receives $610,000 Grant from Buffalo, Erie County Workforce Investment Board

Catholic Charities Education and Workforce Development Department has received a one-year $610,000 grant from the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (WIB) to support its Tomorrow’s Youth Today (TYT) Program, which helps Erie County residents obtain their High School Equivalency certificate and gain employment skills free of cost.  

Erie County WIB, which has supported Catholic Charities’ workforce programming since the agency began offering it in 1975, works to bring together representatives from business, labor, community-based organizations, education, human services, economic development and other critical groups to rethink and restructure the way local workforce development services are planned and delivered.

Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

 

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, regional sales manager from Beckett Grading Services, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.