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Seven Local High Schools to Host Drums Along the Waterfront Corps

Seven Local High Schools to Host Drums Along the Waterfront Corps

 

The top seven drum corps in the world will begin arriving in the very early hours of Sunday, Aug. 3, for the annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event taking place at 7 p.m. that evening at Robert E. Rich, Sr. All-High Stadium, located at 2885 Main St., Buffalo. All of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event. 

“Upon their arrival in Western New York they live a life of luxury,” joked event coordinator Jack Gaylor Jr. “Actually, they will be sleeping on gym floors trying to catch a few hours of sleep before getting up to rehearse all day. Corps are known to practice for up to 10 hours a day in preparation for a big show like the one coming to Buffalo.”

What are My Options if I Can’t Attend My Biometrics Appointment?

What are My Options if I Can’t Attend My Biometrics Appointment?

 

Most applicants seeking immigration benefits must undergo a records check. This records check is often initiated through a scheduled biometrics appointment held at a USCIS Application Support Center (ASC). During the appointment, your fingerprints will be taken and electronically submitted to various government agencies’ databases. Your biometric information is captured in order to conduct a criminal background check and to also ensure that you are the same person who submitted the application for immigration benefits. 

Catholic Charities Awarded $100,000 Grant from Ralph C. Wilson Foundation

Catholic Charities Awarded $100,000 Grant from  Ralph C. Wilson Foundation

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a $100,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation to support case management service coordination for military members and their families throughout the eight counties of Western New York. The grant reflects a commitment of $100,000 over the next three years.

The Ralph C. Wilson Foundation provides support to charitable and educational purposes with a mission to support non-profit organizations that make a tangible positive impact on people's lives.

Catholic Charities sought the funds in its effort to ensure that the organization is responding to the needs of the many current and past military members and their families in our communities. A Vision Military committee was begun more than a year ago and this support will help to further the group’s goal that clients and the community see Catholic Charities as responsive to the needs of servicemen and servicewomen.

Rural Outreach Center Volunteers Tackle Numerous Home Repair Projects

Rural Outreach Center Volunteers Tackle Numerous Home Repair Projects

 

Volunteers from the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) and Pathways Christian Fellowship in South Wales recently assisted six individuals with much-needed home repair projects as part of the group’s 2014 mission trip. The church group has faithfully visited local communities for the past seven years, performing projects such as household repairs, painting porches and constructing handicapped ramps for those in need. 

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions Event Announces Venue Change

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions Event Announces Venue Change

 

A previously unscheduled field construction project at the University of Buffalo football stadium will cause the relocation of the Sunday, Aug. 3, Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event. 

The competition will be moved to Robert E. Rich, Sr. All-High Stadium, located at 2885 Main St., Buffalo. The event will offer a lineup featuring the top seven of drum corps in the world with 40 DCI world championship titles among them, including the Blue Devils, Cadets, Cavaliers, Carolina Crown, Troopers, Bluecoats and Santa Clara Vanguard.

NEWFANE LEARNING CENTER USES SEWING SKILLS TO HELP CHILDREN

NEWFANE LEARNING CENTER USES SEWING SKILLS TO HELP CHILDREN

The Orleans/Niagara BOCES students at the Newfane Learning Center have been putting their sewing skills to good work.  The students have been in a sewing club all school year taught by Mary Kuhn.  “We have been making stuffed animals and backpacks and we decided to give back to the community.  We reached out to the Miller Hose Fire Company in Newfane and we ended up making Boo Boo Bears for them to give to children who are in need in an emergency situation.” 

 

The students worked on cutting the pattern for the bears and along with Ms. Kuhn and teacher aides Janelle Dengate, Carol Mahler and Janelle Sepian they used a sewing machine and stuffed the bears.  “An icepack can be inserted in the small slit in the back of the bears,” says Ms. Kuhn.  “We hope they will come in good use.” 

What the World Cup is Teaching Us About Citizenship

What the World Cup is Teaching Us About Citizenship

 

Soccer is the sport played most consistently around the world. It's not sectioned off or dominated by one particular country. According to FIFA's most recent survey, there are 265 million players actively involved in soccer around the world, or roughly 4 percent of the world's population.