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Daemen Receives Prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Daemen Receives Prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Daemen College has been selected as one of 240 institutions nationwide to receive the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, making it the second time the college has received this prestigious designation. Daemen is one of only two private institutions in Western New York of the five local colleges and universities to receive the classification.

“Being selected for this esteemed Carnegie national honor underscores Daemen’s campus-wide commitment to community partnerships, civic engagement and outreach in Western New York and well beyond our region,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This distinction is a significant credit to our students, faculty and staff and their exceptional efforts to strengthen and enrich the well-being of our communities.”

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Bases Loaded to Host Signing Event with Dominik Hasek

Bases Loaded to Host Signing Event with Dominik Hasek

 

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, in conjunction with Schwartz Sports and Memorabilia, will be participating in a private signing with Buffalo Sabres legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Dominek Hasek. Items must be ordered or dropped off at Bases Loaded, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga, no later than 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10. The signing will take place in Buffalo during the week of Jan. 11 and Items can be picked up after Jan. 14.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market will hold its fifth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s upcoming 2015 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 6. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

Pendleton Lions Club Makes Holiday Wishes Come True for BOCES Students

Pendleton Lions Club Makes Holiday Wishes Come True for BOCES Students

For over 20 years the Pendleton Lions Club has been playing Santa to Orleans/Niagara BOCES students at the North Tonawanda Learning Center.  The tradition started when the class was originally housed in Pendleton and the Lions continue their holiday visit with the children in the program.  “It’s a real highlight for us,” says Lions member Marty Cicatello.  “We really look forward to seeing the children’s faces when they see Santa and open their gifts.” 

The Lions Club collects donations throughout the year and talk to the teachers to see what the students need and want and do their best to accommodate them.  Each teacher takes a turn bringing out their students to Santa and the reactions are priceless.  Most of students squeal with delight and one little one would not let go, telling Santa that he is his best friend. 

 

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CBP Launches Border Wait Time App

CBP Launches Border Wait Time App

 

Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched a free Border Wait Time app that makes it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. Among its features, the app provides estimated wait times and open lane statuses at land ports of entry. This allows travelers to make better-informed decisions of the time and place they should cross the border. Wait times for pedestrian, passenger and commercial vehicle crossings are broken down by lane type (standard, SENTRI, NEXUS, FAST, Ready Lane, etc.). You can download the app from Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

Winter Market on Hertel Named to Top 25 List!

Winter Market on Hertel Named to Top 25 List!

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27. The market runs every Saturday through early April.

And in case you missed it, the Winter Market on Hertel was recently named to the list of “25 New Experiences for Expats & Visitors” compiled by The Buffalo News. Please click here for details: http://galleries.buffalonews.com/default.aspx?id=3456#/45.

WNY Trainers to Learn About Inclusive Fitness in Daemen Program

WNY Trainers to Learn About Inclusive Fitness in Daemen Program

A specialized education program for area fitness trainers and instructors on modifying exercise programs to make them more open and inclusive to individuals with disabilities will be offered as part of a newly established project at Daemen College.

The comprehensive “train the trainer” four-week program, which is free for fitness and exercise instructors, will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 13, 20 and 27 and Feb. 3 in Daemen’s Wick Campus Center. This first component of a two-phase project, “Get Movin’ – Exercise, Nutrition and Wellness: A Fitness Initiative for Individuals with Disabilities,” is being funded by a $50,000 Inclusive Fitness Field-Related Grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Council (DDPC). Daemen was one of only three organizations across the state to receive the grant.