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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.

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First Annual Erie County Fair Held in Buffalo Courthouse

First Annual Erie County Fair Held in Buffalo Courthouse

The Ladies were a bit reluctant to attend the first Erie County Fair, in 1841, so officials announced: "Constables will be on grounds to preserve order and the visits of the ladies will be welcomed to the exhibition."

Thus reassured, the ladies tied on there bonnets, and sallied forth. They even attended the plowing matches, one of the main attractions of early fairs, and it was reported "more than 2,000 people gathered in carriages and on horseback. A great many ladies, lured by delicious weather and the interest of the occasion, graced the attendance, adding interest and brilliancy to the scene." Even in those days the ladies did not like to miss any of the fun.

Ray Bentley Releases Football Novel, Plans Four WNY Book-signing Events

Ray Bentley Releases Football Novel, Plans Four WNY Book-signing Events

 

Ray Bentley, the former Buffalo Bills linebacker (1986 to ’91) and preseason TV play-by-play announcer now in his 13th season with ESPN as a college football game analyst, is releasing the hardcover edition of his debut fiction novel, “Driftwood,” in late August. Bentley has scheduled several appearances in Western New York Aug. 27-29 to sign copies of his book and meet with fans.

When a Homeowner Dies, Survivors Can be Left With a Huge Burden

When a Homeowner Dies, Survivors Can be Left With a Huge Burden

 

Dealing with the death of a parent, close friend or family member — and having to make funeral arrangements at the same time — can be both emotionally and physically draining. Now imagine also being asked to help settle the affairs of the deceased, especially when a house is involved!

Unfortunately, this highly stressful scenario is not uncommon, and it will likely happen to every one of us at some point during our lives. Not only are you faced with selling a house, but the entire contents of the house as well.