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Daemen Launches New Certificate in Executive Leadership

Daemen Launches New Certificate in Executive Leadership

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College will launch in January a new advanced certificate program in executive leadership and change (ELC), which is designed to prepare working professionals for leadership positions in business, health professions, higher education, and nonprofit organizations.

“This new advanced certificate program will offer students a great opportunity to develop essential leadership skills and build competencies in areas that will be beneficial to career advancement,” said Dr. John S. Frederick, executive director of the Daemen Center for Executive Leadership and Change. “With this advanced training, students will be better positioned to take on leadership roles and be more marketable in the workplace.”

Rural Outreach Center Offers Veterans’ Services Through Veterans One-stop Center

Rural Outreach Center Offers Veterans’ Services Through Veterans One-stop Center

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), located at 730 Olean Road, East Aurora, is now offering a variety of services for veterans of all branches of the U.S. military and their spouses. The Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York (VOC of WNY) will administer the program.

“The VOC of WNY offers everything from benefits counseling, case management, and educational and employment services to financial counseling, housing and emergency services, legal services and much more,” said Frank Cerny, board chairman of the ROC. “They are very good at navigating a complex system and assisting our veterans and their families, and we are very pleased to extend their outreach into the rural areas of Western New York through the ROC.”

Dr. Robin Kimmerer Plans Buffalo Presentation on ‘The Honorable Harvest’

Dr. Robin Kimmerer Plans Buffalo Presentation on ‘The Honorable Harvest’

Today’s news reports are full of buzzwords about the environment. Climate resiliency. Sustainability.

And it’s no surprise why. Humankind has left quite a mark on our land in the last couple hundred years. While we celebrate our new technological advancements, many of them separate us from the land even further. The scientific community analyzes our impacts and suggests ways to best manage our land. We struggle to find ways to lessen our footprint.

But not so long ago, indigenous peoples were sustained by this land for countless generations. What can we learn from native peoples as we look to the future?

Dr. Robin Kimmerer believes that the scientific community can apply traditional ecological knowledge in a way that respects and protects indigenous knowledge to reconnect people with the land.

Christmas in the Country is Ready to Feed Your Holiday Spirit

Christmas in the Country is Ready to Feed Your Holiday Spirit

When you make your way to Christmas in the Country Nov. 5-8 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, make sure you bring your Christmas gift-buying list, your holiday spirit ... and your appetite! 

This year, Western New York’s most-anticipated holiday event is adding local distillers, brewers and wineries who will be on hand sampling their crafts inside “The Tavern” at Christmas in the Country. The Tavern will also include indoor seating for patrons of the numerous food trucks and mobile food stands.  

“Food and beverages are becoming a significant part of the new craft movement,” said Dan Kaczynski from Premier Promotions, organizers of the event. “Local breweries and distilleries have joined wineries and are becoming more and more popular with a discerning buying public who see the value in keeping their dollars in the community.” 

Drug Epidemic Increases Need for Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors

Drug Epidemic Increases Need for Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors

 

The facts are clear, and very disturbing — the region’s drug epidemic is worsening by the day. In fact, during a recent 24-hour period, 10 heroin overdoses were reported in Western New York. 

“With the increase in drug addiction comes the need for more qualified healthcare professionals to help handle the problem,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. The nonprofit organization offers the 350 hours of chemical dependency education required by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to become a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). They also offer individual classes for those who are re-credentialing.

No Frills to release ‘When the Lights Go Out’ by Michael Farrell on November 10

No Frills to release ‘When the Lights Go Out’ by Michael Farrell on November 10

 

A barroom guitarist strumming between two lives. A faded bluesman drunk on his own legend. A rock pianist who responds to a higher calling. These compelling characters clash to drive the drama of author Michael Farrell’s second Buffalo-set novel, “When the Lights Go Out,” set for release by No Frills Buffalo on Nov. 10.

Farrell — whose debut novel “Running with Buffalo” was released in 2007 — returns to introduce readers to local musician Johnny “Nighthawk” Nolan, a downtown Buffalo favorite who spent his evenings exhaling covers and originals, all while basking in the adulation of devoted revelers. To Nolan, those nights under the lights meant everything — until he needed to walk away.

Community comes together to support paralyzed teen


ALBION, NY - The community is coming together to help a teenage girl who was left paralyzed from the chest down in a terrible boating accident this summer.