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Catholic Charities Children’s Services to Host Free Session on Foster Parent Process Nov. 18

Catholic Charities of Buffalo invites parents, families and individuals residing in Erie County who are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent to attend an introductory information session Nov. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. at 525 Washington St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities provides foster care services to children of all ages, racial and ethnic groups who cannot live safely in their own homes or need to be placed in the permanent care of a loving family. The children under foster care may have special physical, emotional or psychological needs, and may include siblings who should be placed together. There is currently a specific need for homes to foster adolescent children ages 12-18.

Financial support, a clothing allowance and medical coverage are provided to families.

The final information session for 2014 will take place on Dec. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.

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Primordial Strength Offers Instruction in SYSTEMA Martial Arts

Primordial Strength Offers Instruction in SYSTEMA Martial Arts

 

Primordial Strength Inc., a private gym in Elma, has announced that it is now offering SYSTEMA, a Russian method of martial arts. Primordial Strength’s owner Steven Helmicki is a SYSTEMA instructor who trained under Vladimir Vasiliev, Black Belt Magazine’s Instructor of the Year. Helmicki has instructed and taught SYSTEMA to the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team comprised of former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Marines.

Daemen’s New MSW Degree First One at Private WNY College

Daemen’s New MSW Degree First One at Private WNY College

Daemen College will begin offering courses next spring for a new master of social work (MSW) degree, which will include a concentration in the high-demand practice area of children and families, making it the first MSW program offered at a private college in Western New York.

The New York State Department of Education has granted approval for Daemen to offer the MSW degree that’s designed to provide advanced training for experienced professionals and students with a background in liberal arts who are looking to further or begin their education in the field.

New Winter Market on Hertel to Open on Nov. 22

New Winter Market on Hertel to Open on Nov. 22

 

 

A new indoor farmers’ and food producers’ market will open inside the new 3,000-square-foot home of The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, located at 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, on Saturday, Nov. 22. The 20-week market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 4.

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Buffalo Police Underwater Unit searches for missing Buffalo man


BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Police Department officials are asking for your help finding Timothy Borden, 51, of Watson Street who has been missing since about 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Police say he is 6' tall and weighs 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing black sweatpants, a black hoodie and red and black Adidas jacket.

The family says he has a medical condition which makes verbal communication difficult.

A passerby found the red Adidas jacket Watson that was last seen wearing, and his wallet, near the Bailey Avenue bridge over the Buffalo River Saturday morning. The Buffalo Police Underwater Recovery Team was called at about 10:30 a.m. and searched the river unsuccessfully for four hours.

If you have information about where he can be found, you're asked to call 911.


Health Care Infrastructure, Global Response Needed to Fight Ebola, Daemen Expert Panel Says

Health Care Infrastructure, Global Response Needed to Fight Ebola, Daemen Expert Panel Says

A strong public health infrastructure and international aid are crucial to containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a panel of experts said at a discussion held last week at Daemen College.

“The appropriate infrastructure and control strategy to contain this disease is not in place where the outbreak is at its worst in West Africa,” said Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein. “The level of global response will determine how quickly the disease can be kept from spreading or stopped and we must make sure the intensive medical care required reaches these patients.”

A capacity crowd turned out for Daemen’s timely Ebola panel discussion, which also included Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science and African affairs, and Anthony Saysay, a native Liberian.

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

 

Sports Collectors Corner, located at Fashion Outlets Niagara, 1690 Military Road, Niagara Falls, N.Y., will host an autograph signing event with Sammy Watkins from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Watkins was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. The talented rookie wide receiver was a standout at Clemson before turning pro.