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Catholic Charities 2014 Appeal Reaches $10.3 Million; Less than $500,000 Remaining to Reach Goal

With only six weeks remaining before the close of the 2014 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the annual campaign has raised $10,313,211 in cash and pledges, representing 95 percent of its $10.8 million goal. Appeal leaders are asking the community for their help in raising the remaining $486,789 still needed in order to reach the final goal by June 30.

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, said the Appeal team is grateful for all the support Western New Yorkers have shown so far. He also encouraged those who have not yet donated – or are in a position to give a little more – to please do so.

Does Your Nonimmigrant Status Require an Employment Authorization Document?

Does Your Nonimmigrant Status Require an Employment Authorization Document?

 

U.S. employers must check to make sure all employees, regardless of citizenship or national origin, are authorized to work in the United States. If you are not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, you may still be eligible for employment authorization.

Canterbury Woods Unveils Website for $28 Million Gates Circle Project

Canterbury Woods Unveils Website for $28 Million Gates Circle Project

Individuals can now secure apartments for expected 2016 opening

BUFFALO, NY – Canterbury Woods has taken its next step toward redefining retirement in the City of Buffalo. The region’s premier retirement living community has unveiled a website, www.cwgatescircle.org, to showcase its planned Canterbury Woods Gates Circle project, which will be developed at the site of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle hospital. The $28 million campus will feature 50 independent living and assisted living apartments, and will be prominently featured on Gates Circle facing Chapin Parkway.

Daemen is First Recipient of New Arts Award

Daemen is First Recipient of New Arts Award

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Daemen College has been selected as the first recipient of the Business Supporter Award presented as part of the Town of Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board’s newly created program to celebrate contributions to the arts in the community.

The honor was presented at the inaugural Amherst Awards for the Arts event held May 13 in MusicalFare Theatre on the college’s campus. The awards program recognizes organizations and individuals who provide outstanding service to local art and display excellence within the arts discipline.

“Daemen has a longstanding dedication to fostering visual and performing arts as well as in nurturing the artistic, creative and intellectual potential of our students in an array of programs,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are proud to receive this honor and be recognized as a vital center of arts and cultural development in Amherst and throughout the region.”

Wasserman Schultz Gives View of Political Landscape

Wasserman Schultz Gives View of Political Landscape

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida shed light on the national political scene and her personal path to public service at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held May 13.

In an engaging and conversational style, Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, started off speaking before the overflow crowd about her introduction to politics in 1992 when she ran for the Florida State Legislature.

“The opportunity to work in public service was inspiring and presented an opportunity for me to help people, particularly young families, improve education and work on making quality, affordable health care available to everyone,” she said. “However, most of all, I knew my voice could speak for other women like me who are not represented in a political capacity.”

Ralph Wilson Awarded Top UB Honor Posthumously


AMHERST, NY - Just as new UB graduates may now look to the future, Bills fans may have looked for any potential hints for the future of the franchise as Mary Wilson was called upon at this year's commencement to receive an award on behalf of her late husband. The Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal is the university's highest honor.

It was presented by another prominent Western New York businessman and sports franchise owner: Delaware North President, Boston Bruins owner and long-time UB supporter Jeremy Jacobs.


Kellman's Holocaust Survivor Documentary Debuts


AMHERST, NY - While you sometimes see senior correspondent Rich Kellman reporting on Channel 2, he's also a documentary film-maker.

One of his works had its premiere in Buffalo Sunday night. "Blue Tattoo: Dina's Story, Joe's Song" opened at the Dipson Amherst Theater.

It's the story of a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor and her friendship with a songwriter from Ithaca, and their common purpose.

There's another screening this Wednesday at the Amherst Dipson Theater at 5:30 p.m.