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Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, an Iraq War veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, will discuss the Middle East and other national security issues at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

In his lecture, Gibson will address national security policy issues facing the U.S. Congress and the nation. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by emailing officeofthepresident@daemen.edu.

At age 17, Gibson enlisted in the New York National Guard and later earned an ROTC commission at Siena College. He went on to complete a 24-year Army career, rising to the rank of colonel and was deployed seven times, including four combat tours to Iraq, deployments to Kosovo and Haiti, and deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border region to participate in counterdrug operations.

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Two New Books

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Two New Books

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company recently announced the release of two new books, “Ratsy,” written by Corky Robert and illustrated by Cory Jasper, and “Crows Nest: A Collection of Poems” by Jamestown resident Marc Savett.

Mary Queen of Angels School Achieves STREAM Academy Status

Mary Queen of Angels School Achieves STREAM Academy Status

 

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga is proud to announce that it has been designated as a STREAM Academy School by the Diocese of Buffalo. STREAM is an extension of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) academic program, and includes emphasis on Religion and Arts.

“STREAM is not a new curriculum, but rather a creative framework for teaching a given concept across a variety of subjects integrating traditional textbooks with technology — iPads, SmartBoards and laptops — to access the internet to explore, process and learn,” said Mary Queen of Angels Principal MaryAlice Bagwell. “Students will have increased exposure to relevant, hands-on activities relating to a specific topic.” 

Actress Mary Kate O’Connell to Emcee Style Show Fundraiser Sept. 26 for Ladies of Charity

Actress Mary Kate O’Connell to Emcee Style Show Fundraiser Sept. 26 for Ladies of Charity

Mary Kate O’Connell, award-winning Buffalo actress and founder of O’Connell & Company theater company, will provide commentary for the annual style show fundraiser for The Diocese of Buffalo Ladies of Charity, an affiliate organization of Catholic Charities on Sept. 26.

The Dress for Less Style Show and Theme Basket Auction will be held at The Columns Banquets, 2221 Transit Road, Elma starting at 11 a.m. with opportunities to browse the clothing and accessories for sale during the event. A luncheon featuring Almond Chicken Dijon is included.

Tickets are $35 if purchased by Sept. 11 or $38 by Sept. 18. For more information or to make a reservation please call (716) 895-4001.

The event is one of two primary fundraisers conducted yearly by the Ladies of Charity to benefit their programs.

WNY Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

WNY Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.

“The Land Conservancy’s accreditation demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation that benefits the entire community,” says Nancy Smith, executive director. “Many people have helped shape the organization over the past decades. Our land trust is a stronger organization today having gone through this rigorous accreditation program.”

Woman charged with DWI following rollover


BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Police have charged a woman with DWI following an overnight rollover crash in South Buffalo.

The incident happened around 4 a.m. Saturday on Seneca Street.

Police say the 33-year-old woman crossed the double yellow line and hit two parked cars. They say she then got out of the car and ran off but was found by officers a short time later.

A passenger in her car had minor injuries.

The driver's name has not been released.


'Bank shaming' campaign launched in Buffalo


BUFFALO, NY - A state lawmaker says his so-called "bank shaming" campaign is all about improving the quality of life in the Queen City.

Assemblyman Mickey Kearns placed the first lawn sign on a property in Buffalo that's been vacant and in foreclosure since 2010.

Kearns says the signs will be used to expose which banks are preventing properties across the city from going to auction.

Said Matthew Fisher, Development Coordinator in the Old 1st Ward: "They're deciding to hold onto this house. This house has been in the process for five years. Many of the bankers will say, well, New York State has the longest laws, the most liberal laws, it takes us forever to foreclose. And what they'll say is maybe 18 months. This is a lot more than 18 months. So shame on them for their behavior and for not being a good neighbor."