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Youth Services Fair on Aug. 19 is Chance for Service Providers, Youths to Learn about Opportunities

Youth Services Fair on Aug. 19 is Chance for Service Providers, Youths to Learn about Opportunities

Youth service providers, as well as adolescents and family members seeking youth-specific assistance are invited to attend a free Youth Services Information Fair on Aug. 19 from 1-3:30 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Community Center, 389 Peckham St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities’ Education and Workforce Development Department is hosting the event designed to encourage networking among service providers, explore youth service opportunities and learn about other providers, allowing interaction and relationship building among Buffalo and Erie County agencies which work with youth. The agencies help youth overcome the social, psychological and environmental barriers impacting their economic and educational success.

More than 20 providers will participate and provide displays, including Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network, Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children nutrition program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Neighborhood Legal Services and Compass House.

Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen’s ‘Great College’ Designation

Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen’s ‘Great College’ Designation

The Town of Amherst Board honored Daemen College today with a proclamation in recognition of the institution recently being named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as a “Great College to Work For,” a designation that places the Amherst college as one of the top 10 small four-year institutions to work for in the country.

Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette officially presented the proclamation to Daemen President Gary A. Olson at the Aug. 4 town board meeting.

“Daemen prides itself on being a devoted member of the Amherst community, and we are extremely honored that the town has recognized Daemen for earning this national distinction,” said Olson. “The dedicated, collective efforts of our faculty and staff have created an exceptional workplace at Daemen, and I’m immensely proud to serve as president of such an exemplary institution.”

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). 

Downed Power Lines Spark Fire in Clarence


CLARENCE, N.Y - Downed power lines sparked a shed fire and set several pine trees on fire Saturday evening.

Firefighters were called to a home on David Drive around 6 p.m. but it took several hours to put out the flames because of live wires.

Firefighters say they called NYSEG when they got to the scene, but crews didn't show up to cut electricity until 10:45 p.m.

Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Department Chief Nick Radlich said that delay put nearby homes at risk.

"We had emergency services tied up for five hours. We understand they have a job to do, too, but when it's an emergency so do we," said Radlich.

Firefighters were able to fully extinguish the flames once the electricity was shut off.

U.S.-India Ties, Country’s Global Growth Emphasized in Lecture

U.S.-India Ties, Country’s Global Growth Emphasized in Lecture

Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, consul general of India in New York, presented valuable insight into the country’s impressive emergence as an independent nation and underscored the importance of strong U.S.-India relations in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held on July 25.

As the first international speaker in the lecture series, Mulay discussed India’s rich ancient history to offer an intriguing perspective on its evolution to the country that exists today. India’s success, he explained, comes from a blend of history, cultural values and commitment to economic growth.

“India is a land of great aspirations and prosperity and is a country that strives to serve as an example of peace,” said Mulay. “Since its independence (from Great Britain) in 1947, India has embraced working as a unified nation and is focused on living by its affirmations as a democratic society.”

Conner Road Crusaders Want County to Fix Road Now


Clarence, NY - Neighbors who live on Conner Road in Clarence have fought for more than ten years to get the county to fix their road. Now, they are renewing their plea to the Erie County Executive.

We asked both the town and the county what's taking so long as the finger pointing as to who is responsible for overhauling the road continues.

Joseph Muranyi does not live on Conner Road, but his front yard faces it.

"It's getting worse by the day," Muranyi says.

Muranyi just moved into his new home last fall, and it did not take him long to join the Conner Road Crusaders.

"The potholes are numerous. The culvert ditches, they're clogged," he says.

The group formed eleven years ago when neighbors originally wrote to their county legislator to complain.

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of August events.