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Daemen to Celebrate Rosary Hall’s Historic Landmark Designation

Daemen to Celebrate Rosary Hall’s Historic Landmark Designation

Daemen College’s Rosary Hall, recognized for its Italian Renaissance Revival architecture and designed by one of most prominent Buffalo architects of the early 20th century, will be officially designated a historic landmark at 3 p.m. July 1.

The college will host a celebration in Rosary Hall in honor of this distinguished designation by the Amherst Historic Preservation Commission. Daemen President Gary A. Olson, Amherst Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette, commission representatives, and members of the college community are expected to be in attendance.

“We are honored to have Rosary Hall receive historic landmark status in Amherst, which has been home to the Daemen campus since it was founded,” said Olson. “This beautiful building stands as a visible representation of Daemen’s past and for it to receive such as significant designation is a testament to its preservation as part of the rich history of the college and town.”

Saudi Students Explore Global Health Issues in Daemen Program

Saudi Students Explore Global Health Issues in Daemen Program

A group of Saudi Arabian medical students are gaining a better understanding of global health issues and the U.S. health care field while also experiencing American culture through a three-week Summer Enrichment Program being held at Daemen College.

The third annual residential program, which is offered as part of a Daemen-Jazan University international education agreement, has brought 10 Saudi Arabian students to the Daemen campus to take part in this unique learning experience that started on June 9.

“This program is a tremendous opportunity for the students to learn about the U.S. health care system from a variety of highly skilled and experienced practitioners,” said Dr. Patricia Brown, vice president for enrollment management. “It also exposes them to a different culture and new experiences at Daemen and in our Western New York region.”

Ransomville dad delivers baby in car

AMHERST, NY - One little girl's arrival into the world has people talking. Ryan Avery was born on Wednesday and it wasn't in a hospital, but in her parents minivan.

It was an early delivery with a couple of twists and turns.

Mike and Marissa Newman live in Ransomville. When Marissa realized she needed to get to the hospital, her husband packed up and dropped their oldest daughter off at a babysitter. The drive time from Ransomville to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville is about fifty minutes at speed limit.

The Newman's literally had to race to the hospital during the wee hours of the morning because Marissa was getting close to delivering the baby.

En route, the baby started coming and Mike had to pull over and deliver his daughter. Meanwhile, an Amherst Police officer on a nearby traffic stop noticed the Newman's car speeding by on Hopkins.

Secretary of Homeland Security Announces Process for DACA Renewal

Secretary of Homeland Security Announces Process for DACA Renewal


The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, recently announced that there will be a process for individuals to renew enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. USCIS has released the updated Form I-821D, which allows DACA recipients to renew their deferral for a two-year period. At the direction of the secretary, USCIS will begin accepting renewal requests immediately. 

North Amherst Fire Company Celebrating Significant Anniversaries

North Amherst Fire Company Celebrating Significant Anniversaries


The North Amherst Fire Company, celebrating its 85th anniversary of service in 2014, recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of their popular Father’s Day breakfast by serving more than 800 members of the community!

Located at 2200 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst, the fire company features spacious indoor and outdoor banquet facilities and frequently serves the Erie and Niagara County communities by hosting events such as weddings, showers, parties, reunions, business meetings and much more. The four-hour Father’s Day event — an all-you-can-eat, farmers’ style breakfast — was hosted by the fire company’s ladies auxiliary.

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen College student Amy Grimes is gaining valuable experience this summer as the first-ever intern in the Village of Williamsville Mayor’s Office, a role that’s giving her the opportunity to assist with a historic preservation project and a major community development initiative.

“We are extremely pleased to have Amy on board and to be a part of enhancing her educational experience and professional development by engaging her in the work of village government,” said Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa. “In the few weeks she’s been with us, her contributions to our office have already had a positive impact.”

PSC Seeks Opinions on Proposed Cable Merger

Amherst, NY – The New York Public Service Commission held the first of three hearings on the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable Monday night.

While Time Warner Cable has about 2.6 million subscribers statewide, only a handful of people showed up to the meeting on Monday. The hearing at UB North also ended much earlier than expected.

If the proposed merger goes through, Time Warner customers would become Comcast customers. Both companies rank near the bottom of the Consumer Reports customer service survey.

The PSC has the ability to stop the merger from happening in New York, and the commissioner tells us he has seen that kind of thing happen before in telecom mergers.