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Migrant Worker dies in Farm Accident in Albion


ALBION, N.Y.- A migrant worker died after a farm accident Friday afternoon in the town of Albion, according the Orleans County Sheriff's Office.

Luis D. Larios-Hernandez was a member of work crew on-loan to Kirby Farms to irrigate a field of tomato plants. Authorities say Larios-Hernandez was standing next of a parked truck when a second parked struck rolled down a hill and hit him, pinning him between the two vehicles.

The second vehicle was unoccupied, the sheriff's office says.

Larios-Hernandez was transported to Strong West Emergency Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.


Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed two new members to its leadership team. Meichle Latham has been named Director of School Based Services and Maria Picone has been named Director of the Family and Community Services Department, formerly known as the Metropolitan District Service Department.

Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to promote Maria and Meichle to these leadership positions, and look forward to the expertise, passion, and energy they will bring to their new and increased responsibilities.”

As Director of School Based Services, Latham is responsible for overseeing the organization’s services currently delivered to Catholic, public and charter schools in Erie and Niagara counties. She also will establish and maintain connections with educational partners and work to expand services to schools not being served.

Annual Colden Arts & Music Festival Returns in October

Annual Colden Arts & Music Festival Returns in October

 

Coming off its most successful year in 2013, the annual Colden Arts Festival & Belle Star Music Festival makes its return from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4-5. A celebration of community, art and music, the festival also celebrates the beautiful fall foliage decorating the Colden landscape.

The arts festival, located in downtown Colden, will feature a variety of local exhibitors and artists selling their wares and competing for awards and prizes. Other highlights will include art created by Colden Elementary School students, a Saturday morning  farmers’ market, rummage sale, Wendel’s chicken barbecue and food vendors.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 30 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 30 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Aug. 30. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Aug. 30 (weather permitting) will be violinist David Adamczyk from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Rob Falgiano from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and the Echo Art Fair.

Buffalo’s Economic Resurgence Focus of Mayor’s Daemen Lecture

Buffalo’s Economic Resurgence Focus of Mayor’s Daemen Lecture

Mayor Byron W. Brown, a staunch advocate for economic development in Buffalo, will discuss the city’s economic resurgence and revitalization efforts as featured speaker in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series that will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

Currently serving a third term as mayor of New York State’s second largest city, Brown’s talk, “Buffalo on the Move: For Our Region, Our State,” will focus on the city’s economic development initiatives over the past decade and the positive impact this growth has had both regionally and statewide.

Taste of East Aurora to Showcase Village’s Culinary Creations

Taste of East Aurora to Showcase Village’s Culinary Creations

 

The third annual Taste of East Aurora, featuring numerous restaurants with ties to the Greater East Aurora community, returns from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, on Main Street, from Olean Road to Riley Street.

“Last year’s event attracted approximately 10,000 visitors, and we expect a large crowd again this year,” said Gary Grote, executive director of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce. “Our goal is to focus on the food and restaurants that help make East Aurora a popular destination.”

WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors

WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors

 

Baseball, football and basketball legends — including several Hall of Fame members — will take part in the Western New York Sports Card Expo Sept. 20-21 at Batavia Downs Gaming, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. Also taking part in this unique event, presented by The Sports Corner, will be professional wrestling great Ric Flair and four actors from the HBO hit series “The Sopranos.” 

Kicking off the autograph lineup from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, will be NBA Hall of Famer and former Syracuse University star Dave Bing, along with former Syracuse standouts John Wallace, Roosevelt Bouie, Lawrence Moten and Pearl Washington.