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Dog Ears to Host Third Class for Aspiring Screenwriters

Dog Ears to Host Third Class for Aspiring Screenwriters

 

John Szablewski, a screenwriter and filmmaker from Buffalo, will be holding a screenwriting workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 2, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. This class is the third of a regularly scheduled bimonthly class aimed at helping aspiring screenwriters write a full-length screenplay or television pilot. The cost of the class is $15.

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The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

 

  • Explore Buffalo's historic grain elevator district. This two hour presentation by the  Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.,  aboard the Miss Buffalo II, takes you down the City Ship Canal and through the Buffalo River Grain Elevator District.  
  • The history, architecture, and technology of the grain elevators, flour mills, and other industries on the Buffalo River and City Ship Canal are explained, along with a general history of the Erie Canal, inner harbor area, and more. Photographs, maps and video further enhance this educational experience suitable for all ages.
  • This is the original tour created 30 years ago by the IHC.

USCIS Issues Final H-1B Simeio Guidance

USCIS Issues Final H-1B Simeio Guidance

 

On Tuesday, USCIS issued final guidance on a recent decision requiring new H-1B petitions for workers who change job sites, stating the agency will generally not punish employers that don’t file new petitions based on location changes that occurred before April 9. According to the new guidance, if an H-1B employee was moved to a new location on or before April 9, which is the date the Administrative Appeals Office handed down its decision in the Matter of Simeio Solutions LLC, the agency will generally not pursue adverse actions, even if the employer doesn’t file an amended petition. 

However, USCIS will not cancel any adverse actions that it has already started or completed before July 21. 

Catholic Charities Breastfeeding Walks, Healthy Baby Festivals set for July 31, Aug. 5

Catholic Charities Breastfeeding Walks, Healthy Baby Festivals set for July 31, Aug. 5

Family fun walks, children’s activities, games, education, community resource tables and prizes are all part of the annual Breastfeeding Walks & Healthy Baby Festivals hosted by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program. The events will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 31 in Delaware Park in Buffalo and on Wednesday, Aug. 5 in Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.

The Buffalo walk and festival will be at the Colvin Avenue and Amherst Street entrance of Delaware Park, and the Niagara Falls event will be held in Hyde Park near the splash pad at Hyde Park Boulevard and Pine Avenue.
All are invited to attend, especially families, caregivers and anyone in support of a healthy start for babies or who would like to learn more about breastfeeding.

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Reading and Writing Camps at Dog Ears Offer a Fun Summer Learning Experience

Reading and Writing Camps at Dog Ears Offer a Fun Summer Learning Experience

 

Dog Ears Bookstore recently finished three weeks of free reading and writing summer camps sponsored by South District Councilman Chris Scanlon. The camps were run by New York State-certified teachers and featured reading and writing activities, games and much more, all of which align with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. 

Students Invited to Free Reading and Writing Camp at Dog Ears Bookstore

Students Invited to Free Reading and Writing Camp at Dog Ears Bookstore

 

Applications are still being accepted for a Summer Reading & Writing Camp for students ages 12 and 13 to be held Aug. 3-7 at Dog Ears Bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road. 

This free camp, sponsored by Erie County Youth Services, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature reading and writing activities, games and much more, all of which align with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. Each session is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions Set for Aug. 2

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions Set for Aug. 2

 

Eight of the top drum corps in the world will visit Western New York on Sunday, Aug. 2, for the annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions taking place at 7 p.m. in Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. Scheduled to compete at the event are the Blue Devils, Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment, Blue Stars, Santa Clara Vanguard, Cavaliers, Bluecoats and Cadets!

“After a one-year hiatus from ‘The Ralph’ due to stadium renovations, we are pleased to be back,” said Jack Gaylord Jr., organizer of the musical event. “The stadium has a rich history, not only in name but for hosting drum corps events, as three Drum Corps International World Championships and four Drums Along the Waterfront events have taken place at the Orchard Park facility.