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AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data to Host Civic App Symposium

AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data to Host Civic App Symposium

Andrew Nicklin, director, Open NY, to present with other open data experts on Saturday, September 27th, 9am – 2pm at d!g Buffalo

Mobile and web apps are changing the world and local communities, and Western New York is no exception.  To further grow the technology and start up communities in Western New York as well as promote social entrepreneurship, AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data have teamed up to host a civic app symposium entitled, Opportunities in Open Data. The event will be held on September 27th, 9am – 2pm at d!g Buffalo, 640 Ellicott Street. 

Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen’s ‘Great College’ Designation

Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen’s ‘Great College’ Designation

The Town of Amherst Board honored Daemen College today with a proclamation in recognition of the institution recently being named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as a “Great College to Work For,” a designation that places the Amherst college as one of the top 10 small four-year institutions to work for in the country.

Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette officially presented the proclamation to Daemen President Gary A. Olson at the Aug. 4 town board meeting.

“Daemen prides itself on being a devoted member of the Amherst community, and we are extremely honored that the town has recognized Daemen for earning this national distinction,” said Olson. “The dedicated, collective efforts of our faculty and staff have created an exceptional workplace at Daemen, and I’m immensely proud to serve as president of such an exemplary institution.”

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. 

Medina: Canal Basin cruise-ins begin Friday

Medina: Canal Basin cruise-ins begin Friday

Virginia Kropf, Batavia Daily News   http://news@batavianews.com

MEDINA — Summer in Medina wouldn’t be complete without the weekly cruise-ins which take place every Friday night but two in the Canal Basin, beginning this week. The exceptions are June 27, when it moves to the Orleans County Marine Park, and July 25 when it moves to the Orleans County 4-H Fair.

The event, which has been a tradition for 18 years, will feature all of the traditional attractions — music by disc jockey Hank Nevins, Rotary’s popcorn stand, Tito’s Tacos and Treats, ice cream and 50-50 raffles.

Weekly attendance averages upwards of 90 cars, which come from all over the area and represent a wide variety of interests...

Medina Lions ready for Community Yard Sale

Medina Lions ready for Community Yard Sale

Virginia Kropf - Batavia Daily News

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Medina's Downtown Historic District receives interpretive signs

Medina's Downtown Historic District receives interpretive signs

Medina, NY- Almost one year after the idea was hatched, Medina's efforts to install interpretive signage throughout the Downtown Historic District are complete. 

Jimmy Swain of The Print Shop in Medina installed the finished panels today, and the results are remarkable. 

"This is one of the best projects I have ever been associated with", said Chris Busch who headed up the project with the help of Ken Daluisio, owner of The Print Shop. 

Catholic Charities 2014 Appeal Reaches $10.3 Million; Less than $500,000 Remaining to Reach Goal

With only six weeks remaining before the close of the 2014 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the annual campaign has raised $10,313,211 in cash and pledges, representing 95 percent of its $10.8 million goal. Appeal leaders are asking the community for their help in raising the remaining $486,789 still needed in order to reach the final goal by June 30.

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, said the Appeal team is grateful for all the support Western New Yorkers have shown so far. He also encouraged those who have not yet donated – or are in a position to give a little more – to please do so.