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Tomorrow’s Youth Today Receives $610,000 Grant from Buffalo, Erie County Workforce Investment Board

Catholic Charities Education and Workforce Development Department has received a one-year $610,000 grant from the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (WIB) to support its Tomorrow’s Youth Today (TYT) Program, which helps Erie County residents obtain their High School Equivalency certificate and gain employment skills free of cost.  

Erie County WIB, which has supported Catholic Charities’ workforce programming since the agency began offering it in 1975, works to bring together representatives from business, labor, community-based organizations, education, human services, economic development and other critical groups to rethink and restructure the way local workforce development services are planned and delivered.

What is the Visa Bulletin?

What is the Visa Bulletin?

 

In several of our previous blogs, you may have noticed the term “visa bulletin.” This is a term that pops up quite frequently when discussing immigration matters. The visa bulletin is a monthly online publication issued by the United States Department of State containing detailed information on the availability of immigrant visa numbers. It is typically issued in the second or third week of each month. 

Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

 

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, regional sales manager from Beckett Grading Services, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Annual Colden Arts & Music Festival Returns in October

Annual Colden Arts & Music Festival Returns in October

 

Coming off its most successful year in 2013, the annual Colden Arts Festival & Belle Star Music Festival makes its return from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4-5. A celebration of community, art and music, the festival also celebrates the beautiful fall foliage decorating the Colden landscape.

The arts festival, located in downtown Colden, will feature a variety of local exhibitors and artists selling their wares and competing for awards and prizes. Other highlights will include art created by Colden Elementary School students, a Saturday morning  farmers’ market, rummage sale, Wendel’s chicken barbecue and food vendors.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 30 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 30 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Aug. 30. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Aug. 30 (weather permitting) will be violinist David Adamczyk from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Rob Falgiano from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and the Echo Art Fair.

Elmwood Ave. Festival of the Arts is Underway


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Elmwood Avenue Arts Festival is underway.

More than 170 artists line the streets this weekend.

The craftspeople taking part are not only selling their work, but also engaging people in conversation and putting on demonstrations.

They say their goal is to bring awareness to the endless variety of arts and culture that exists right here in Western New York.

"We like to facilitate other people making the art. We like to give an experience to people that they get to create their own art with their own colors and their own design, and we just kind of walk you through the process," said artist David Deibler, who makes silk scarves.

Unique to the Elmwood Arts Festival is a section called "Kidsfest."

South Buffalo Alive to Host Bricks in the Bowl Celebration

South Buffalo Alive to Host Bricks in the Bowl Celebration

 

South Buffalo Alive will hold a Bricks in the Bowl Celebration at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, next to the Frederick Law Olmsted Shelter House in Cazenovia Park. The event will honor all those who participated in the success and completion of the organization’s Brick Garden memorial in Cazenovia Park.

“The final 24 bricks will be etched for this occasion,” said Marge Ryan, president of the nonprofit organization. “We invite anyone who has contributed to the success of the Brick Garden to participate in the festivities.”