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Daemen Associate Athletic Director Named to 30 Under Thirty

Daemen Associate Athletic Director Named to 30 Under Thirty

Jessica Gorski , associate athletic director for sport administration at Daemen College, has been named a class of 2014 honoree in Buffalo Business First’s 30 Under Thirty. The annual program recognizes young professionals in Western New York who are performing at high levels in the early stages of their careers, both at work and in the community. She will be honored with the rest of the 2014 class at a cocktail party and awards ceremony from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the USS Little Rock at the Naval and Military Park in Buffalo.

"I am honored to have been selected for the 2014 Buffalo Business First 30 Under Thirty class," Gorski said. "I have been presented with a variety of opportunities at Daemen where I have the pleasure of working among highly talented colleagues from the department of athletics as well as other divisions. I have enjoyed these opportunities as a learning experience and a form of professional growth."

Book-signing Event to Celebrate Release of Ralph Galanti’s First Novel

Book-signing Event to Celebrate Release of Ralph Galanti’s First Novel


Lackawanna native Ralph J. Galanti Jr., retired athletic director at Erie Community College, will host a book-signing event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. 

His book, “City of Steel ... Hearts of Gold — My Lackawanna,” takes place in the city of Lackawanna during the 1930s. It is a story dedicated to the men and women of Lackawanna and is loosely centered around the life and times of one of its prominent citizens, Ralph J. Galanti Sr.

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.”