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South Buffalo Charter School Goes Bald for Bucks in Support of Roswell Park

South Buffalo Charter School Goes Bald for Bucks in Support of Roswell Park

Students, staff embrace opportunity to help others

BUFFALO, NY – With the buzz of hair clippers and grins a mile wide, students and teachers at South Buffalo Charter School made life a little less this afternoon. It was all in good fun and all for a good cause. The school took part in its annual “Goin’ Bald for Bucks” fundraising event today, generating support for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Michael and Maureen Pratt Named Chairs of Catholic Charities’ 2014 Appeal

Michael and Maureen Pratt Named Chairs of  Catholic Charities’ 2014 Appeal

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, and Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF, diocesan director of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, have announced Michael and Maureen Pratt will serve as chairs, and Jake and Katie Schneider will serve as vice chairs, for the 2014 Catholic Charities Appeal.

The 90th annual campaign extends through June 30, the end of the fiscal year, and seeks to raise $10.8 million to help fund Catholic Charities’ 70 programs across 61 sites in the eight counties of Western New York. The many services benefiting from the Appeal include education and employment assistance, behavioral health services, food pantries, basic relief services, and immigration and refugee assistance.

This year’s Appeal Week will be held April 6 through April 13. The theme of Appeal 2014 is “Heart at work.”

Daemen’s New Master of Public Health Program to Begin This Fall

Daemen’s New Master of Public Health Program to Begin This Fall

Daemen College has received New York State Department of Education approval to offer a master of public health degree beginning this fall, making it the only MPH program available at a private college in Western New York.

The new 45-credit graduate program, which will include specialty tracks in epidemiology and community health education along with a generalist track, is geared to working professionals and recent bachelor-level graduates looking to further their education in the growing field of public health. MPH graduates will be prepared for a myriad of opportunities at community-based, global health and managed care organizations, hospitals, health departments, and in public health research.

On St. Patrick’s Day, be a Saint and Drive Sober

On St. Patrick’s Day, be a Saint and Drive Sober

 

The statistics are sobering: Every 53 minutes in 2011, a person was killed in a drunk-driving crash in the United States, and most of the drunk drivers involved had blood alcohol concentrations nearly double the legal limit of .08. 

“For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day and the days leading up to it have become synonymous with drinking,” said Monica Farrar, program director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “Unfortunately, that means that drunk drivers have made the holiday very dangerous.”

Learn the Difference Between 'Natural' and 'Organic' Pet Food

Learn the Difference Between 'Natural' and 'Organic' Pet Food

 

(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!)

As more and more pet parents are giving careful consideration to better nutrition, natural and organic pet foods are becoming increasingly popular choices. Amid the buzz whirling around these green diets, it can be easy to use the two terms interchangeably, so Dr. Simon Starkey, a veterinarian with PetSmart Canada, explains the difference between natural and organic pet foods and gives us the key benefits:

School Raises $21,000 through 'Bald For Bucks'


HAMBURG, NY - Avenue Elementary in Hamburg provided evidence on Friday that little ideas can make a big difference.

Thirty-six kids and staff members raised more than $21,000 in their Bald for Bucks drive.

Fourth-grader Maeve Margerum came up with the idea to fit her school's theme this year: "I make the difference."


Hamburg Man Cited for Fence Banner


HAMBURG, NY-- A Hamburg man will have to wait a while longer, to find out if he will have to remove a sign on his property, which he put up in protest of the New York SAFE Act.

The case is attracting attention, particularly from those opposed to the state's tougher gun control laws, which went into effect last year.

Citing a potential conflict of interest, the second of two Hamburg Town Judges has now recused himself from the case, during a brief court session on Friday.

It will now be re-assigned to a judge in an adjoining town for proceedings on a future date.

When it comes to the SAFE Act, there has been a lot of debate regarding the Second Amendment.

However, this controversy, in the eyes of some, is centered, more on the first amendment.