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Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

 

Would it shock you to know that nearly 20 percent of the rural population of Western New York lives in poverty? 

It not a surprise to Frank Cerny, executive director of the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) and pastor of Pathways Christian Fellowship in South Wales. That’s because Pastor Cerny and the staff and volunteers at the ROC work every day to offer free medical care for the uninsured, home appliances and furniture for those without the means to pay for such “luxury” items, a Weekend Snack Pack program for students who may not receive a nutritious meal at home, and much more. They also supply the basic necessities of life — such as toiletries — to those who often do without.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Announces New Adopt-a-House Initiative

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Announces New Adopt-a-House Initiative

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is proud to unveil its latest development campaign, the Adopt-a-House Program. 

On Sept. 16, BNHV and the Amherst Women’s Interclub Council unveiled many updates that were made to one of the museum’s 11 historic buildings located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. These updates were made with funds raised at the Interclub Council’s annual fundraising luncheon and raffle. 

Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen College’s newly refurbished Veteran’s Center, which provides a welcoming campus space devoted to students who have served in the military, has been named in honor of alumna Nancy Haberman Gacioch, a long-time supporter and friend of the college.

The 500-square-foot Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Veterans was officially dedicated at a Sept. 12 ribbon-cutting celebration attended by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, veterans and others from the college community. Bill Gacioch, who surprised his wife with the event, was also in attendance along with their three children and family friends at the dedication for the center.

 

East Aurora woman killed in collision at Sheridan and Harris Hill


CLARENCE, NY – A fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Sheridan Drive and Harris Hill Road on Sunday morning.

New York State Police say a 58-year-old woman ran a red light while traveling east on Sheridan and t-boned a vehicle driven by Kathleen Dake, 47, of East Aurora. Dake's vehicle was traveling north on Harris Hill and it was hit in the driver's side door. Her vehicle ended up in the parking lot of Ohlson's Bakery and Café, about 50 feet from where the collision occurred.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Erie County medical examiner.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken by ambulance to Millard Fillmore Suburban hospital for minor injuries. Her name hasn't been released at this time.

Police say charges are pending as the investigation continues.


WNY Environmental Summit to Include Speaker From SolarCity

WNY Environmental Summit to Include Speaker From SolarCity

Developments over the past decade in the region’s sustainability efforts will be explored at the 10th annual Western New York Environmental Summit that will take place from 8:30 to noon Sept. 27 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center.

“A Decade of Progress: Sustainability Comes of Age in WNY” will include a keynote address, “The Was, Is and Will Be of Solar Power,” at 9 a.m. by Ian Diamond, senior manager of commercial project development at SolarCity. The company has announced plans to build an expanded solar panel manufacturing plant in Buffalo that will be one of the biggest in the world and bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area.

“We are delighted to have Ian Diamond as keynote speaker given SolarCity’s planned investment in the RiverBend clean energy hub in South Buffalo,” said Cheryl Bird, executive director of the Daemen Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement (CSCCE).

Catholic Charities to Host Health and Wellness Fair on Sept. 25

Catholic Charities to Host Health and Wellness Fair on Sept. 25

Individuals, families and those looking to learn more about health-related services and benefits information are invited to attend a Health and Wellness Fair hosted by Catholic Charities on Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 128 Wilson St., Buffalo. Parking is available in a lot off Fillmore Avenue.

More than 30 vendors will provide displays and offer products for purchase, including the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, Tastefully Simple, Lawley Insurance and D’Avolio Olive Oils, Vinegars and More. Attendees can also have their blood pressure measured, receive a back massage from Chair Massage Pit Stop for $1 per minute or sit-in on a Tai Chi demonstration.

Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

With the fall semester getting underway Sept. 2, Daemen College hosted a variety of campus activities for returning and incoming first-year students, including Fall Convocation to welcome more than 550 new students to the college community and to celebrate the start of the new academic year.

“The most important ability you will acquire in your college years is the ability to think critically and analytically about the world,” Daemen President Gary A. Olson said in his address to students at the all-campus event on Sept. 4. “As college-educated individuals, you will have the ability and the responsibility to always exercise your critical thinking skills.