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Rural Outreach Center Provides Backpacks and School Supplies

Rural Outreach Center Provides Backpacks and School Supplies

 

In cooperation with the Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora, the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) distributed 120 backpacks filled with school supplies to local children. Children were participants in other ROC activities or were identified by schools as needing assistance.

Backpacks and supplies were donated by a variety of community groups and individuals. Many were donated as part of WGRZ’s “2 Pack a Backpack” promotion.

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Winter Market on Hertel Seeks Vendors for Upcoming Season

Winter Market on Hertel Seeks Vendors for Upcoming Season

 

Vendors are currently being sought for the second annual Winter Market on Hertel to take place in the 3,000-square-foot home of The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, located at 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. The 16-week market will begin on Dec. 5 and continue through April 2. Market hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, an Iraq War veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, will discuss the Middle East and other national security issues at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

In his lecture, Gibson will address national security policy issues facing the U.S. Congress and the nation. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by emailing officeofthepresident@daemen.edu.

At age 17, Gibson enlisted in the New York National Guard and later earned an ROTC commission at Siena College. He went on to complete a 24-year Army career, rising to the rank of colonel and was deployed seven times, including four combat tours to Iraq, deployments to Kosovo and Haiti, and deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border region to participate in counterdrug operations.

WNY Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

WNY Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.

“The Land Conservancy’s accreditation demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation that benefits the entire community,” says Nancy Smith, executive director. “Many people have helped shape the organization over the past decades. Our land trust is a stronger organization today having gone through this rigorous accreditation program.”

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: National Crackdown on Impaired Driving is Underway

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: National Crackdown on Impaired Driving is Underway

 

As summer winds down, law enforcement organizations across the country are ramping up enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. This high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to curb impaired driving and save lives. 

From Aug. 21 through Sept. 7 (Labor Day), law enforcement partners nationwide will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of driving drunk, coupled with checkpoints and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce the toll of drunk driving. 

Canalside to Host New Boat & Auto Show

Canalside to Host New Boat & Auto Show

 

The very first Canalside Boat & Auto Show, free and open to the public, will take place Aug. 29-30 at the popular waterfront destination in downtown Buffalo. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 

The show will feature a dynamic display of more than 120 new cars, trucks and RVs. There will also be more than 100 powerboat, sailboats and jet skis on display – both on land and in the water! Food and drink offerings will also be available.

Daemen Earns National Honor As College of Distinction

Daemen Earns National Honor As College of Distinction

Daemen College has been selected for the eighth consecutive year as a College of Distinction as one of the best colleges in the nation for students to learn, grow and succeed.

“We are pleased to receive this prestigious national distinction again this year,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This award underscores that Daemen is among the best colleges in the country in its dedication to students’ success and to providing an engaging, active college environment at an affordable price.”

As a 2015-16 College of Distinction, Daemen has been honored for its exemplary commitment to student engagement, great teaching, creating a vibrant campus community, and successful outcomes.