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Grand Opening to Celebrate Daemen’s New Alumni House

Grand Opening to Celebrate Daemen’s New Alumni House

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College’s Alumni House, which serves as the new central location for the college’s institutional advancement operations, will officially be unveiled at a grand opening celebration scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. March 21.

The Daemen community and the public are invited to attend the grand opening at Alumni House, located adjacent to Lot L, across the street from the Business Building. The event will begin with a welcome given by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, followed by a reception with refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres, and tours of the facility.

“We are pleased to continue to expand our campus in meaningful ways that are beneficial to our college community,” said Olson. “The opening of Alumni House has allowed us for the first time to headquarter our entire institutional advancement team in one facility, which, in turn, created space for all of enrollment management to be housed in Rosary Hall.”

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Early Withdrawals from Retirement Plans

Many people find it necessary to take out money early from their IRA or retirement plan. Doing so, however, can trigger an additional tax on top of income tax taxpayers may have to pay. Here are a few key points to know about taking an early distribution:

Benefit to Help 5-year-old ‘Wolfman’ Take Bite Out of Leukemia

Benefit to Help 5-year-old ‘Wolfman’ Take Bite Out of Leukemia

Edward Carias was nicknamed "Wolfman" by his Uncle Joe from the first time he saw him because Edward had tufts of hair on his ears, and that name stuck. Now at the age of 5, "Wolfman" is fighting for his life.

On Dec. 8, 2016, Edward was diagnosed wth B-cell Acute Lymphoblatic Leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells. After spending 23 days at Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo, Edward now faces two to three years of traveling from his home in Eden to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo to undergo chemotherapy.

To assist Edward and his family in taking a bite out of leukemia and the resulting medical expenses, family and friends will hold a benefit from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the River Road Fire Hall, 39 Kaufman Ave., Town of Tonawanda.

Tickets available for 20th anniversary Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event

Tickets available for 20th anniversary Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event

The 20th annual Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions, Western New York’s premier “music in motion” event featuring eight of the top drum corps in the world, returns to New Era Field in Orchard Park at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.

Sanctioned by Drum Corps International (DCI), Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions will have a noticeable “blue” theme this year. Drum corps scheduled to compete include the reigning world champion Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio, along with the 17-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils of Concord, California. Also participating are the Blue Knights of Denver, Colorado; Blue Stars of La Crosse, Wisconsin; The Cadets of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Carolina Crown of Ft. Mills, South Carolina; Phantom Regiment of Rockford, Illinois; and Santa Clara Vanguard of Santa Clara, California. This colorful lineup has captured a total of 41 DCI World Champion titles!

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Choosing the Correct Filing Status

When taxpayers file their tax return, it’s important they use the right filing status because it can affect the amount of tax they owe for the year. It may even determine if they must file a tax return at all. Taxpayers should keep in mind that their marital status on Dec. 31 is their status for the whole year.

Sometimes more than one filing status may apply to taxpayers. When that happens, taxpayers should choose the one that allows them to pay the least amount of tax.

When filing their tax return, taxpayers have IRS e-file as the easiest and most accurate way to file. Its tax software helps them choose the right filing status. Most people can use tax software and e-file for free with IRS Free File. This is a free service only available on the IRS website. Visit IRS.gov and click “Free File” on the home page.

Here’s a list of the five filing statuses:

Housing Fair Set for April 8, 2017

Housing Fair Set for April 8, 2017

The Amherst Center for Senior Services presents their 3rd Annual Housing Fair on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM—12:00 Noon. Come & learn more about:

● senior housing & adult living options
● aging in place services
● legal & financial issues
● community services

This free event will also include vendor giveaways, refreshments and book sale. There will also be a special program from 9—11AM from The New York Citizen Preparedness Training Program designed to teach residents to have the tools & resources to be prepared for any type of disaster. For additional information, visit www.prepare.ny.gov

The Amherst Center for Senior Services is located at 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst NY 14228.

Amherst Center Camera Club Holds 2017 Print Show

Amherst Center Camera Club Holds 2017 Print Show

The Amherst Center Camera Club is holding their 2017 Print Show at The Amherst Senior Center from March 1 thru April 28, 2017 in the Center’s Art Gallery. The opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:00 AM. The Art Gallery is sponsored by Asbury Pointe, an affiliate of Beechwood Continuing Care. There are 69 photographs on display including Animals, Architecture, Creative, Historical, Nature, People and Pictorial categories. The exhibit is open to the public during Center hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM in the Gallery. The Amherst Center Camera Club meets twice a month from September through May. Each meeting includes a presentation by a guest speaker. Membership is $35 for singles, $50 for couples and $15 for non-Amherst residents who are currently members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services. For more information, please contact Ron Storfer at 716-633-5203 or visit: www.nfrcc.org/clubs/am-center.