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SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT STUDENTS VISIT NIAGARA FALLS COURTS

SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT STUDENTS VISIT NIAGARA FALLS COURTS

The senior classes in the Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Security and Law Enforcement program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently made a field trip to the courts in Niagara Falls. In the Niagara Falls City Court the students visited the courtroom of the Honorable Diane Vitello. Students observed all aspects of a typical day in City Court from arraignments, pretrials, various dispositions and sentencings.  Students were fortunate enough to have a private meeting with Judge Vitello where she explained all aspects of what the students saw and what they might encounter the rest of the court docket. Teacher Bill Taczak said he had a hard time getting students to leave the courtroom.  “Many students did not want to move on from City Court due to the numbers of different cases and profiles of the different defendants.  They found it fascinating.” 

NIAGARA WHEATFIELD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HELP TO SAVE A LIFE

NIAGARA WHEATFIELD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HELP TO SAVE A LIFE

On March 20th, the Niagara Wheatfield High School Donate Life Club sponsored their second blood drive of the school year. Once again it was a huge success exceeding the goal of 66 blood donors.  Eighty-six students and staff donated a total of 73 units of blood. The blood drive potentially could save over 192 lives and all of the blood collected stays right here in Western New York. The Donate Life Club kicked off their campaign at the beginning of the week by having students answer questions about the importance of blood, organ and tissue donation. Students earned prizes donated by UNYTS and students who presented at the blood drive were entered in a raffle to win gift cards at local stores and restaurants.  School Counselors Mrs. Mary Graber and Mrs. Lisa Lindamer would like to thank the Donate Life Club members and the students and faculty members for their dedication to such a great cause.

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Continues on March 29

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Continues on March 29

 

The popular Winter Market at Horsefeathers will continue its successful run on Saturday, March 29. The indoor market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 3 and occupies portions of the first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side. 

Occupying the community group table on March 29 will be representatives of Backyard Orchards.

Bringing Back Bent's

Bringing Back Bent's

MEDINA'S CIVIL WAR ERA OPERA HOUSE ON ITS WAY BACK AS A WINE & CULINARY DESTINATION

By HOWARD BALABAN  Medina Journal Register 

howard.balaban@journal-register.com

MEDINA, NY - With spring around the corner — or at least supposed to be — work on the facade of Bent’s Opera House is set to resume soon. The Orleans Renaissance Group (ORG) has secured funding to fix the front of the building, and its leadership is anticipating moving forward with the work.

USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of Fiscal Year 2014

USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of Fiscal Year 2014

 

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that they have received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the first half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. 

Cantor Calls For Economic Reform, School Choice in Lecture

Cantor Calls For Economic Reform, School Choice in Lecture

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a leading proponent of school choice, addressed education, health care and other pressing national issues in the House Republican Party’s four-point policy agenda as featured speaker at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series held March 10.

Introduced by Congressman Chris Collins, Cantor emphasized an “American That Works” plan in response to major challenges being faced today largely by the middle class.

“Many have lost faith in our nation and in the American dream. The American people deserve better and that’s why the House Republican leadership’s number one issue is to restore an America that works,” said Cantor, a six-term Virginia congressman.

Cantor pointed to the “middle-class squeeze” brought on by minimal wage growth and rising costs in making it harder for middle-class families to make ends meet. “Three out of four Americans are living paycheck to paycheck,” he said.

Frank’s Sunny Italy Hosts Traditional St. Joseph Table to Benefit Catholic Charities of Buffalo

Frank’s Sunny Italy Hosts Traditional St. Joseph Table to Benefit Catholic Charities of Buffalo

The Frank Sclafani family, owners of Frank’s Sunny Italy restaurant in North Buffalo, will host its three-generation annual St. Joseph Table and asks only a free will contribution to take part in the feast; there is no other charge. All are invited to the traditional meal, celebrated on the Feast of St. Joseph, which will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 at the restaurant, 2491 Delaware Ave.

The restaurant has designated Catholic Charities of Buffalo as the recipient of all of the contributions this year.

Each year, the Sclafanis choose a local charity to benefit.

The St. Joseph Table is an Italian (more specifically Sicilian) event celebrating the principal Feast Day of St. Joseph, spouse of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The Sclafani family donates the food for the meal, their family and employees volunteer their time to prepare and serve the meal. Catholic Charities’ staff also will be on hand to greet and thank participants.