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NFADA Plans Annual Buffalo Auto Show Poster Contest

NFADA Plans Annual Buffalo Auto Show Poster Contest

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association announced that the organization will host its annual poster competition in conjunction with the 2017 Buffalo Auto Show. The Buffalo Auto Show will return Feb. 9-12, 2017, to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo.

The poster contest is open to all students enrolled in art classes in Western New York schools. Entries must be submitted by participating schools and must be original work. Complete details can be found on the NFADA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BuffaloAutoShow.

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Local Artisans Inspire Holiday Shopping at 22nd Annual Yuletide in the Country

Local Artisans Inspire Holiday Shopping at 22nd Annual Yuletide in the Country

Western New Yorkers can complete their holiday shopping and buy local on Dec. 3 and 4 as the 22nd annual Yuletide in the Country Holiday Artisan Market returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Region’s First Prescribed Burn a Success for the Land Conservancy

Region’s First Prescribed Burn a Success for the Land Conservancy

The Western New York Land Conservancy conducted a prescribed burn on Nov. 7 at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve on Leete Road in Lockport. The preserve contains a beautiful 10-acre grassland — one of the most threatened natural communities in New York State. This grassland is very healthy and brimming with tall native grasses, giving wildlife a place to hide, eat, rest and nest. One of the best ways to keep a grassland healthy is to burn it periodically.

Daemen Opens New Section of Campus

Daemen Opens New Section of Campus

Daemen College formally opened a new section of campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Nov. 22 to celebrate the completion of a footbridge that connects with the original part of campus grounds.

Set in an attractive wooded area on the south end of Daemen’s campus, the approximately 30-foot bridge is accessible from a recently installed parking lot located by Alumni House, which opened this fall for the Division of Institutional Advancement, and the college’s Honors House. The bridge spans a small culvert and leads to a walking path behind Schenck Hall.

“This new bridge connects our newest facilities with the rest of campus and both symbolically and physically bridges the new and older parts of our beautiful and growing campus," said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. "It signals a new era for Daemen College.”

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Laura’s Critter Care, LLC Hosts Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive to Benefit The Pet Food Pantry

Laura’s Critter Care, LLC Hosts Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive to Benefit The Pet Food Pantry

Laura’s Critter Care, LLC Hosts Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive to Benefit The Pet Food Pantry at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension at Good Shepherd

 

 

What:   As part of an international effort spearheaded by Pet Sitters International (PSI), the largest educational association for professional pet sitters, the Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive was created to collect pet food for local shelters and pet-rescue groups across the globe.  Proceeds from Laura’s Critter Care’s drive will go to The Pet Food Pantry at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension of Good Shepherd.

 

Who:    The Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive in Erie County is being hosted by Laura’s Critter Care, LLC.

 

Substitute Teachers Needed at Mary Queen of Angels School

Substitute Teachers Needed at Mary Queen of Angels School

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga, is accepting resumes for substitute teacher positions at all grade levels, from Universal Pre-K through Grade 8.

Requirements include a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, New York State Certification and completion of student teaching. Applicants must possess the ability to work collaboratively with others, along with good time management and organizational skills. Individual must be flexible and able to communicate with school staff. 

This is a per diem position that pays $10 per hour. You must be available during school hours, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Should I accept my employer's early-retirement offer?

The right answer for you will depend on your situation. First of all, don't underestimate the psychological impact of early retirement. The adjustment from full-time work to a more leisurely pace may be difficult. So consider whether you're ready to retire yet. Next, look at what you're being offered. Most early-retirement offers share certain basic features that need to be evaluated. To determine whether your employer's offer is worth taking, you'll want to break it down.

Does the offer include a severance package? If so, how does the package compare with your projected job earnings (including future salary increases and bonuses) if you remain employed? Can you live on that amount (and for how long) without tapping into your retirement savings? If not, is your retirement fund large enough that you can start drawing it down early? Will you be penalized for withdrawing from your retirement savings?