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Daemen’s New MSW Degree First One at Private WNY College

Daemen’s New MSW Degree First One at Private WNY College

Daemen College will begin offering courses next spring for a new master of social work (MSW) degree, which will include a concentration in the high-demand practice area of children and families, making it the first MSW program offered at a private college in Western New York.

The New York State Department of Education has granted approval for Daemen to offer the MSW degree that’s designed to provide advanced training for experienced professionals and students with a background in liberal arts who are looking to further or begin their education in the field.

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New Winter Market on Hertel to Open on Nov. 22

New Winter Market on Hertel to Open on Nov. 22

 

 

A new indoor farmers’ and food producers’ market will open inside the new 3,000-square-foot home of The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, located at 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, on Saturday, Nov. 22. The 20-week market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 4.

6 rescued from burning home


MEDINA, NY-- Two adults and four children had to be rescued from their burning home early Friday morning.

Firefighters were called to 413 Prospect Avenue in Medina around 3:30 a.m. They found two adults and four children on the roof. Police officers were able to help get the family down safely.

Two more people who lived downstairs were able to get out of the house on their own.

The cause is still under investigation, however, firefighters believe the fire was suspicious nature. The landlord of the building said, "I think this was a terrible crime. I hope whoever did it gets caught and brought to justice."

Health Care Infrastructure, Global Response Needed to Fight Ebola, Daemen Expert Panel Says

Health Care Infrastructure, Global Response Needed to Fight Ebola, Daemen Expert Panel Says

A strong public health infrastructure and international aid are crucial to containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a panel of experts said at a discussion held last week at Daemen College.

“The appropriate infrastructure and control strategy to contain this disease is not in place where the outbreak is at its worst in West Africa,” said Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein. “The level of global response will determine how quickly the disease can be kept from spreading or stopped and we must make sure the intensive medical care required reaches these patients.”

A capacity crowd turned out for Daemen’s timely Ebola panel discussion, which also included Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science and African affairs, and Anthony Saysay, a native Liberian.

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Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Literacy Program to Be Part of Documentary

Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Literacy Program to Be Part of Documentary

 

The Literacy Program at Orleans/Niagara BOCES has been getting a lot of attention lately.  Not only is it the largest provider of adult literacy in two counties in Western New York State, this year the National School Boards Association presented the program with its prestigious Magna Award for taking bold and innovative steps to advance public education.  The honor caught the attention of the Digital Promise Foundation, an independent, bipartisan nonprofit, which was authorized by Congress in 2008 as the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies. 

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

 

Sports Collectors Corner, located at Fashion Outlets Niagara, 1690 Military Road, Niagara Falls, N.Y., will host an autograph signing event with Sammy Watkins from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Watkins was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. The talented rookie wide receiver was a standout at Clemson before turning pro.

Explore Buffalo Announces Lockport Tour of Homes

Explore Buffalo Announces Lockport Tour of Homes

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo and Western New York’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, will host a Lockport Tours of Homes from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Tickets are just $25. Pick up your tickets, which will be your passport guide to the wonderful homes on the tour, at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport, on the day of the tour.

A boomtown during the Erie Canal days, Lockport has many magnificent mansions that were built by its leading citizens in the 1800s. Guests on the tour will stroll through some of these historic homes as part of the Light Up Lockport holiday kickoff festivities on Nov. 29.