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Tomorrow’s Youth Today Receives $610,000 Grant from Buffalo, Erie County Workforce Investment Board

Catholic Charities Education and Workforce Development Department has received a one-year $610,000 grant from the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (WIB) to support its Tomorrow’s Youth Today (TYT) Program, which helps Erie County residents obtain their High School Equivalency certificate and gain employment skills free of cost.  

Erie County WIB, which has supported Catholic Charities’ workforce programming since the agency began offering it in 1975, works to bring together representatives from business, labor, community-based organizations, education, human services, economic development and other critical groups to rethink and restructure the way local workforce development services are planned and delivered.

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Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

 

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, regional sales manager from Beckett Grading Services, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Annual Colden Arts & Music Festival Returns in October

Annual Colden Arts & Music Festival Returns in October

 

Coming off its most successful year in 2013, the annual Colden Arts Festival & Belle Star Music Festival makes its return from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4-5. A celebration of community, art and music, the festival also celebrates the beautiful fall foliage decorating the Colden landscape.

The arts festival, located in downtown Colden, will feature a variety of local exhibitors and artists selling their wares and competing for awards and prizes. Other highlights will include art created by Colden Elementary School students, a Saturday morning  farmers’ market, rummage sale, Wendel’s chicken barbecue and food vendors.

What Is the Federal Reserve and What Does It Do?

If you follow financial news, you've probably heard many references to "the Fed" along the lines of "the Fed did this or that," or "market watchers are wondering what the Fed will do next." So what exactly is the Fed and what does it do, anyway?

What is the Federal Reserve?

The Federal Reserve--or "the Fed" as it's commonly called--is the central bank of the United States. Generally speaking, a central bank is a large, centrally controlled bank that's in charge of a country's interest rates, money supply, and banking system. Most countries have a central bank.

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Annunciation Youth Faith Formation to Host Open House, Concert

Annunciation Youth Faith Formation to Host Open House, Concert

 

The Youth Faith Formation team at Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host an open house and concert from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12.

The open house, taking place in the school gym, will offer information on upcoming social events (movie nights, dances, outdoor activities, etc.) and community service events (caroling at nursing homes, March for Life, etc.). Each room in the school will also host a game or activity for the enjoyment of those in attendance.

Vet-approved Tips for Keeping Your Pet Out of the ER

Vet-approved Tips for Keeping Your Pet Out of the ER

 

(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!)

Picture this: It's late in the evening when you realize that something is very wrong with your dog. Your normal veterinary clinic is closed, but you're not sure if the problem can wait until tomorrow. You rush your pet to the closest ER and hope for the best.

Buffalo’s Economic Resurgence Focus of Mayor’s Daemen Lecture

Buffalo’s Economic Resurgence Focus of Mayor’s Daemen Lecture

Mayor Byron W. Brown, a staunch advocate for economic development in Buffalo, will discuss the city’s economic resurgence and revitalization efforts as featured speaker in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series that will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

Currently serving a third term as mayor of New York State’s second largest city, Brown’s talk, “Buffalo on the Move: For Our Region, Our State,” will focus on the city’s economic development initiatives over the past decade and the positive impact this growth has had both regionally and statewide.