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MQA Teacher’s Act of Kindness is Going Viral

MQA Teacher’s Act of Kindness is Going Viral

 

Jackie Sandel, the AIS reading teacher at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, has always been a big fan of the band Def Leppard and has seen them in concert several times. But on July 12, when the band visited Darien Lake, it was the very first time she was able to obtain meet-and-greet tickets that would provide a brief opportunity to meet members of the band prior to their local performance.

Sandel, who has a knack for making people feel welcomed and appreciated, decided to present the band with a gift bag welcoming them to Buffalo. One of the items was a “Campbell Tough” T-shirt that she personally designed and created for one of the band members, guitarist Vivian Campbell, who is currently battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Daemen Unveils New Academic and Wellness Center

Daemen Unveils New Academic and Wellness Center

An important milestone in the growth of Daemen College was marked Sept. 17 with the official opening of its new Academic and Wellness Center, a $5.6 million refurbishment project that provides state-of-the-art learning facilities for health-related academic programs and fitness and recreational space for the college community.

The opening event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the completely refurbished building at 4433 Main St., located across the street from Daemen’s main campus.

“This is an exciting time at Daemen as we augment our exceptional facilities with the completion of this ambitious renovation project, which is a major step in expanding the college’s campus footprint,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are excited to open the doors to this new building and to provide our students a world-class facility that exemplifies excellence on our campus.”

Fall Events Will Lead to Anniversary Celebration at Exit 2 Bar & Grille

Fall Events Will Lead to Anniversary Celebration at Exit 2 Bar & Grille

 

A wide variety of events and specials are planned during the fall months at Exit 2 Bar & Grille, located at 3191 Eggert Road in Tonawanda. The autumn festivities will culminate with the restaurant’s second anniversary celebration in November.

“There’s certainly a lot going on, including the introduction of a new menu in November,” said owner Lisa Galus. “In the meantime, we’re offering great specials during Monday night and Thursday night NFL football games with 50-cent wings. We also have dinner-for-two specials on Tuesdays, select bottles of wine priced at just $10 on Wine Down Wednesdays, and our famous prime rib dinner is back the first Saturday of every month!”

Western New York Land Conservancy to Host Inaugural Gala

Western New York Land Conservancy to Host Inaugural Gala

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting its first annual gala from 6 to 9 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Saturn Club. The Saturn Club was founded in 1885 and is housed in an elegant mansion in Buffalo on Delaware Avenue. There will be live gypsy jazz music by The Hot Club of Buffalo and the event will include an open bar with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a full dinner and dessert. 

The Timing is Right to Invest in Real Estate Through a Custodial IRA

The Timing is Right to Invest in Real Estate Through a Custodial IRA

 

The recent stock market “correction” had a lot of people checking their 401K statements and rethinking their short- and long-term investment plans. Yet one unique investment strategy — investing in real estate through a self-directed custodial IRA — continues to provide an outstanding return and, perhaps more importantly, peace of mind for cautious investors.

“Finding sound investment properties in the Western New York marketplace is quite possible with the correct planning and execution,” said Michael Olear, licensed broker with The Olear Team/MJ Peterson Real Estate. “There are many great opportunities right now for smart investors to purchase real estate, build a stable retirement portfolio and amass wealth.

Daemen Launches First Annual Town/Gown Celebration

Daemen Launches First Annual Town/Gown Celebration

Daemen College will host on Sept. 19 the institution’s first-ever Daemen Day in Amherst, an exciting new annual celebration designed to engage the college community with Main Street’s vibrant business community and to showcase all there is to offer near campus.

“For nearly 70 years, Daemen has been an integral part of Amherst, and we are proud to call this area home to our campus,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “Daemen Day in Amherst is meant to familiarize our faculty, staff, and students with the many businesses and services along Main Street, from Getzville Road to Evans Street and beyond.”

Throughout the day, the college will operate a trolley from the campus up and down Main Street, enabling all college constituents to shop, enjoy good food, hear live music, and visit the various establishments that they might not have visited in a long time.

Land Conservancy to Present Initial Concepts from ‘Vision Plan’ for the Stella Niagara Preserve

Land Conservancy to Present Initial Concepts from ‘Vision Plan’ for the Stella Niagara Preserve

 

After a $3.6 million fundraising campaign, the Western New York Land Conservancy recently purchased a 29-acre property on the Niagara River in the Town of Lewiston. This property, called the Stella Niagara Preserve, is incredibly scenic, ecologically important and culturally significant. The Land Conservancy has already opened this new nature preserve to the public with walking trails, fishing and kayak access, and plans to restore and enhance wildlife habitat, protect the property’s historic structures and art, and steward the property into the future.