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Students Present Valentines To Vets At Jacobs’ Outreach

Students Present Valentines To Vets At Jacobs’ Outreach

Veterans that attended Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” event received more than a discount card

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs has hosted over 50 community outreaches throughout Erie County issuing “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Cards to eligible Veterans. The identification card provides valuable discounts at over 600 Erie County Businesses.

Thursday’s “Thank-A-Vet” outreach at the Leonard Post in Cheektowaga was very special to the over 100 veterans that attended. In addition to receiving their “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card, veterans were also given a hand-made valentine created by students from Cheektowaga Central Middle School.

Prior to this event, Chris Jacobs coordinated an effort with Cheektowaga Central Middle School, where over one hundred 5th graders participated in making valentines to be handed out to veterans at the Clerk’s “Thanks-A-Vet” outreach.

Memorial Service to Remember 3407 Victims


CLARENCE CENTER, NY - The Families of Continental Flight 3407 gathered to remember their loved ones who died five years ago.

A public memorial service was held at Zion Lutheran Church at 8 p.m. followed by a candlelight procession to the Long Street crash site where the victims' names where read.

A bell was rung 51 times - once for each of the victims, including the unborn child of one of the victims.

The Families of Continental Flight 3407 group was formed immediately after the crash. It's a support network whose members are also fighting for airline safety reform.

Eight of 25 National Transportation Safety Board recommendations have been addressed, including pilot fatigue, additional flight time for pilots, and training for loss-of-control.

Memorial Service to Remember 3407 Victims


CLARENCE CENTER, NY - The Families of Continental Flight 3407 gathered to remember their loved ones who died five years ago.

A public memorial service was held at Zion Lutheran Church at 8 p.m. followed by a candlelight procession to the Long Street crash site where the victims' names where read.

A bell was rung 51 times - once for each of the victims, including the unborn child of one of the victims.

The Families of Continental Flight 3407 group was formed immediately after the crash. It's a support network whose members are also fighting for airline safety reform.

Eight of 25 National Transportation Safety Board recommendations have been addressed, including pilot fatigue, additional flight time for pilots, and training for loss-of-control.

New Form, Instructions for Naturalization

New Form, Instructions for Naturalization

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced changes to Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. For anyone unfamiliar, naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

USCIS announced the change to this form on Feb. 4, 2014. However, the current form can still be used until May 5, 2014. After this date the new N-400 will have to be used when filing for naturalization. 

JACOBS HOSTING FREE TAX PREP EVENT AT NORTHTOWN AUTO BUREAU

JACOBS HOSTING FREE TAX PREP EVENT AT NORTHTOWN AUTO BUREAU

County Clerk Offers Valuable Service to Residents

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will host FREE tax preparation assistance to help working families and individuals filing tax returns who are claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits. This FREE event will be held on Wednesday, February 26th, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at the Erie County Auto Bureau-Northtown Office, 3095 Sheridan Drive in Amherst.

“The time to begin filing tax returns is now, taxpayers should not wait until the last minute.” said County Clerk Jacobs. “I am pleased to take part in offering this essential service and assist taxpayers in filing accurate state and federal tax returns to ensure they receive the necessary deductions and Earned Income Tax Credit.”

Daemen Lecture Series to Launch With House Majority Leader, Prominent Congressman

Daemen Lecture Series to Launch With House Majority Leader, Prominent Congressman

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Congressman Brian Higgins will be the first featured speakers in the newly established Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, which will bring top government and public officials to campus to share their unique perspective on critical state, national and international issues.

Higgins will deliver the inaugural lecture, “From the Ground Up: Building a Stronger Western New York and Nation,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the college’s Wick Campus Center Social Room.

“This lecture series will give prominent leaders in the political and public service sectors the opportunity to share their experiences and insight on timely key topics,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “By featuring speakers diverse in thought, perspective and leadership style, we will be fostering important discussions on varied issues impacting our region and country.”

Emergency Relief Account Established to Aid Elma Family Displaced by Fire

Emergency Relief Account Established to Aid Elma Family Displaced by Fire

 

A house fire on Rice Road in Elma on Feb. 4 left one family with nothing but the clothes on their back. And now the family is appealing to the community for assistance.

“The support of family, friends and strangers has been a godsend,” said Timothy Panicali, who barely escaped the fast-moving early morning blaze with his wife and their two young sons. “People have been very generous with things like clothes and shoes. We were very blessed to get out safe.” The Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross is also assisting the family.