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No Frills Buffalo Publishes New Novel, Book of Poetry

No Frills Buffalo Publishes New Novel, Book of Poetry

Buffalo-based publishing company No Frills Buffalo recently released two new books, “In Accord” by Kristen Chambers and “My Hyacinth Mountain” by Antonino Monti.

Chambers, a former professor of social work, worked for many years as a youth and family counselor in Buffalo. Before that, she worked as a counselor and advocate with at-risk youth and families in rural school districts in northern New York. Presently, she designs curriculum at the Center for Development of Human Services at Buffalo State College. In addition, she is the author of two plays, “Tuesday’s Child” and “North to Freedom.” 

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli Plans Special Easter Sunday Brunch

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli Plans Special Easter Sunday Brunch

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli will once again offers its popular Easter brunch on Sunday, April 20, at the restaurant, located at 904 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

The brunch buffet will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and reservations are highly recommended. 

The Resource Training Center and S.E.R.V. Niagara Plan Scholarship Program for Veterans

The Resource Training Center of Amherst and S.E.R.V. Niagara are teaming up to offer a unique scholarship for veterans of the United States armed forces. Through the Gary L. Valeri Scholarship Program, veterans will be trained to work as Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC). The scholarship is named after the former husband of S.E.R.V. Niagara’s Founder, who lost his long battle with addiction.

The training program, offered two nights per week over an 11-month period, will qualify veterans to work with other veterans in a wide variety of settings such as clinics, hospitals, veterans facilities, halfway houses and the court system.

Energized from Electrical Work

Energized from Electrical Work

West Seneca, NY (March 31, 2014) - Ryan Niedermeier is only a senior in high school but already has a resume that looks like a seasoned electrician. Ryan, a Frontier High School student, recently took first place in the SkillsUSA electrical construction wiring regional competition and is looking forward to the state competition.

Historic West Virginia Mine Wars to be Explored in Show

Historic West Virginia Mine Wars to be Explored in Show

AMHERST, N.Y. -- The history and culture surrounding the West Virginia mine wars of the early 1920s will be explored through images and music of the era at a 7:30 p.m. performance on April 2 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center Social Room.

Activist, artist and folklorist Saro Lynch-Thomason will present the “West Virginia Mine Wars Show,” which will look at the 20-year battle for union and miners’ rights in West Virginia. The multi-media show will also examine the connection between traditional Appalachian culture, labor activism, coal mining, and the historical significance of Blair Mountain, where one of the largest civil uprisings in U.S. history took place and today is considered an endangered historic site.

Lynch-Thomason’s show will feature a narration of the story of the coal wars through first-person perspectives and period photographs. In addition, she will perform music from the era on a mountain dulcimer, a traditional instrument of Appalachia.

Daemen Receives Grant to Advance Skills of Workforce Serving Elderly

Daemen Receives Grant to Advance Skills of Workforce Serving Elderly

AMHERST, N.Y. – A $20,000 grant from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York to Daemen College will be used to help enhance the practical skills and experience of the future workforce serving the elderly.

The grant will be used to implement the Daemen Social Work Department’s initiative “Investing in an Elder-Competent Workforce: Relationship Building and Education for the Elderly in the Community Through Social Work Clinical Practice.” It builds on a $10,000 grant also from the Health Foundation for the development of enhanced geriatric education for social work students, an effort being overseen by Dr. Joanne Cannavo, associate professor of social work.

“This initiative is vital to advancing the skills of our students and giving them the opportunity to interact and work with an elderly population throughout their senior year of studies at Daemen,” said Cannavo.

How to Prepare Your Pet for Summer Fun and Beyond

How to Prepare Your Pet for Summer Fun and Beyond

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

The dark, cold days of winter are nearly behind us, and many people are looking forward to warmer weather and outdoor activities. Dogs also appreciate their time in the sun. So, it's important to keep in mind what you need to do to make sure your dog is ready to enjoy summer activities.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides important summertime pet care tips, including: