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WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $59,600 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $59,600 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state on April 20. Representatives of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Land Trust Alliance unveiled the grantees at an event at Teatown Lake Reservation in Westchester County. 

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ROC ’n to Spring to Benefit Rural Outreach Center

ROC ’n to Spring to Benefit Rural Outreach Center

 

ROC ’n to Spring, an event to benefit the nonprofit Rural Outreach Center (ROC), will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Elm Street Bakery, 72 Elm St., East Aurora. The ROC serves the rural poor in southern Erie County, working with individuals and families to help them become self-sustaining.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Three to Leadership Positions

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Three to Leadership Positions

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed three new members to its leadership team. Judette Dahleiden has been named Director of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, Beverly Eagan has been named Corporate Compliance Officer and Joseph Farrauto has been named Director of Human Resources.
      
Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities chief executive officer, said, “We are pleased to promote Beverly to her new position, and welcome Judette and Joe into two critical leadership roles. I look forward to the expertise, energy and passion all three will bring to their new and increased responsibilities.”

Daemen Establishes Partnership With LMU to Offer Veterinary Medicine Degree

Daemen Establishes Partnership With LMU to Offer Veterinary Medicine Degree

Daemen College and Lincoln Memorial University have formed a unique educational collaboration that will pave the way for Western New York students to earn a doctor of veterinary medicine, making it the only program of its kind available at a Buffalo Niagara institution and one of only three in the Northeast. It is the first formal agreement like this LMU has established with another institution.

A memorandum of agreement was officially signed April 20 by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, Dr. Glen F. Hoffsis, dean of the LMU College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. The accelerated program will be launched in fall 2015.

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Convention brings 'Santas' to Albion


GAINES, NY - Consider it Christmas in April, complete with hundreds of Santa impersonators.

Some 300 people dressed as Santa Claus came to the Town of Gaines this weekend for a conference that brings together plenty of red coats, black boots and bellies that shake like a bowl full of jelly.

This area hosts the event because it was the original home of the first-ever school for professional Santa Clauses in nearby Albion.

There will be more events that are open to the public throughout the weekend.


Rachel Chrostowski Joins WNY Land Conservancy as Community Engagement Director

Rachel Chrostowski Joins WNY Land Conservancy as Community Engagement Director

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy welcomed Rachel Chrostowski as the newest member of their staff on April 6, 2015. As community engagement director, Rachel will increase the public’s engagement with the Land Conservancy’s work. 

Rachel has a degree in geography and environmental studies from SUNY Geneseo; however, her education in earth science started at a much earlier age. She credits her geologist mother with her deep love of the natural environment, appreciation for open space and strong conservation values.

Month-long Adventure at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Will Benefit Hospice Buffalo

Month-long Adventure at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Will Benefit Hospice Buffalo

 

A small art gallery in West Seneca has big plans throughout the month of May. Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road, has events planned nearly every day of the month, with a portion of the proceeds from each event earmarked to benefit Hospice Buffalo.

Behind this massive endeavor are three dedicated artists: Gallery owner Paulette Krakowski, resident artist Heidi Zanelli, and member artist Lauren Fratantonio, all of West Seneca.