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Amherst Drug Court to host support group


AMHERST, N.Y.- The Amherst drug court is preparing to debut a new emotional support group for the loved ones of those who are dealing with substance abuse.

The group, called The Family and Loved Ones Support and Educational Group, will be open to anyone who has either a family member, friend or someone addicted to drugs or alcohol, according to Timothy Logsdon, the owner of Inner Quest Drug Services, who partnered with Amherst to help form the group.

Logsdon has experience working with the Amherst drug court to help parents and loved ones deal with substance abuse problems.

"Addictions are so misunderstood in our culture, it's a way to clear it up and find answers to that," Logsdon said.

Catholic Charities Volunteers from Erie County Gather for First 2015 Appeal Workshop

About 50 parish and community volunteers, local clergy and lay leaders, and staff of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, gathered Wednesday, Jan. 15 for a  volunteer training workshop to help kick off the 2015 Appeal for Catholic Charities in Erie County.

The event was held at Christ the King Seminary on Knox Road in East Aurora in preparation for the 91st annual campaign, which carries a goal of $10.9 million and officially began Jan. 7. The patron saint for the 2015 Appeal is Saint Francis of Assisi.

Working under the theme “Find Good Within,” Appeal volunteers from Erie County will begin reaching out to individuals and businesses in the community to encourage their support of the 2015 Appeal, which helps fund Catholic Charities’ 70 myriad programs across 61 sites in Western New York, along with a number of ministries through the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Receives Go! Grant

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Receives Go! Grant

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village would like to announce that it has received a $500 Go! Grant that allowed the museum’s executive director, Herbert Schmidt, to attend the annual Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore in the Adirondacks. 

Daemen’s Economic Impact on Region Reaches Nearly $132 Million

Daemen’s Economic Impact on Region Reaches Nearly $132 Million

Daemen College’s economic impact on the Buffalo Niagara region in 2013 reached nearly $132 million, representing a $17 million increase for the Amherst-based institution, according to a new study released today, Jan. 15, by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU).

“This substantial figure illustrates Daemen plays a key role in the region’s economic vitality and has emerged as a significant contributor to Western New York’s long-term economic well-being,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “For almost 70 years, Daemen has been actively engaged in this area and we will continue our commitment to growing and thriving with the community.”

Northtowns Socked In Latest Storm


AMHERST, NY -Rare is the case during a lake effect storm, that the suburbs north of Buffalo get more snow than their neighbors south of the city.

But that was the case on Friday morning when the latest snow storm came to Western New York.

Residents of Amherst, parts of which picked up a foot of new snow, recalled the wind howling and the snow falling to create white out conditions during the early morning hours, to be followed by sunshine toward the middle of the day, allowing many a chance to dig out.

Click on the video player to watch our story from 2 on Your Side Reporter Dave McKinley and Photojournalist Dooley O'Rourke.




Daemen Receives Prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Daemen Receives Prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Daemen College has been selected as one of 240 institutions nationwide to receive the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, making it the second time the college has received this prestigious designation. Daemen is one of only two private institutions in Western New York of the five local colleges and universities to receive the classification.

“Being selected for this esteemed Carnegie national honor underscores Daemen’s campus-wide commitment to community partnerships, civic engagement and outreach in Western New York and well beyond our region,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This distinction is a significant credit to our students, faculty and staff and their exceptional efforts to strengthen and enrich the well-being of our communities.”

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Book-signing Event with Rosanne Higgins

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Book-signing Event with Rosanne Higgins

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo will host author Rosanne Higgins for a book-signing event at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.

Born in Enfield, Connecticut, and raised in Buffalo, Higgins has authored two books, “Orphans and Inmates” and “A Whisper of Bones.”