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Make a Designated Driver Part of Your Fourth of July Plans

Make a Designated Driver Part of Your Fourth of July Plans

 

With backyard parties, cookouts and fireworks, the July 4th holiday is a favorite time of year for many Americans. But the celebrating can turn deadly when people drive after drinking alcohol.  

“Impaired driving can turn celebrations into tragedy in an instant,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center Drinking Driver Program. “With July 4th approaching, we’re reminding people of the cost of impaired driving. In 2012, 179 people were killed in crashes over this holiday period. Of those deaths, 44 percent were in crashes that involved alcohol.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists June 28 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists June 28 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on June 28. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on June 28 (weather permitting) will be violinist David Adamczyk from 9:30 to 11 a.m., followed by the Kathy Moriarty Trio from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The market also welcomes two community groups this Saturday — Community Music School and GObike Buffalo. 

ORLEANS/NIAGARA BOCES MULTI-OCC CLASS BUILDS STOOLS TO FIT TO A “T”

When North Tonawanda Learning Center teacher Sandy Reagan asked Niagara Career and Technical Education Center teacher John Vogt if he  and his Multi-Occupation students could build some T-stools for her elementary classroom he had no idea what she was talking about.  He learned that Orleans/Niagara BOCES used to have a number of stools that rest on a single leg but now there was only one left.  These stools provide for greater attention and better learning by keeping a focus on balance and not allowing for distracted behavior for the North Tonawanda Learning Center students.

Using the one remaining stool as a pattern Mr. Vogt’s class went to work designing and creating enough stools for her entire class.  The sturdy stools are made of wood with a padded seat covered in a durable canvas material.

Saudi Students Explore Global Health Issues in Daemen Program

Saudi Students Explore Global Health Issues in Daemen Program

A group of Saudi Arabian medical students are gaining a better understanding of global health issues and the U.S. health care field while also experiencing American culture through a three-week Summer Enrichment Program being held at Daemen College.

The third annual residential program, which is offered as part of a Daemen-Jazan University international education agreement, has brought 10 Saudi Arabian students to the Daemen campus to take part in this unique learning experience that started on June 9.

“This program is a tremendous opportunity for the students to learn about the U.S. health care system from a variety of highly skilled and experienced practitioners,” said Dr. Patricia Brown, vice president for enrollment management. “It also exposes them to a different culture and new experiences at Daemen and in our Western New York region.”

Secretary of Homeland Security Announces Process for DACA Renewal

Secretary of Homeland Security Announces Process for DACA Renewal

 

The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, recently announced that there will be a process for individuals to renew enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. USCIS has released the updated Form I-821D, which allows DACA recipients to renew their deferral for a two-year period. At the direction of the secretary, USCIS will begin accepting renewal requests immediately. 

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen College student Amy Grimes is gaining valuable experience this summer as the first-ever intern in the Village of Williamsville Mayor’s Office, a role that’s giving her the opportunity to assist with a historic preservation project and a major community development initiative.

“We are extremely pleased to have Amy on board and to be a part of enhancing her educational experience and professional development by engaging her in the work of village government,” said Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa. “In the few weeks she’s been with us, her contributions to our office have already had a positive impact.”

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Welding Students Receive Scholarship

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Welding Students Receive Scholarship

Orleans Career and Technical Education students Steven Brewer and Alex Wall are the 2014 recipients of the Rick Hand Welding.  Their teacher Eric Farrell and family members of Mr. Hand set up the annual scholarship to honor someone Mr. Farrell remembers as a teacher, business owner, family man and friend.  “He was very caring and dedicated to skilled trade education, his business associates and employees and too many people, young and old, which he helped along the way.  He gave me my first capstoning job when I was a student and he became a member of my advisory committee when I became a teacher and hired many of my students at his company Empro Niagara, Inc.”