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Nichols School Offers Wide-Ranging Summer Programs

Nichols School Offers Wide-Ranging Summer Programs

This summer, Nichols School will be offering a wide variety of summer programs for students ages 7 – 17 from the Western New York area.

For the athletic student, Nichols offers Girls’ Hockey Camp (ages 9-18), Developmental Hockey Camp (ages 7-12), and Golf Camp (ages 9-14). These camps aim to keep athletic students training during the summer months and to aid them in honing their skills and knowledge of the game. All three camps will be held at different points of the summer, each for a five-day period, making it easier for students who enjoy hockey and golf to try their hand at both. For those not interested in a specific sport, the G.O.A.L.S. (Go Out and Live Strong) Camp offers an alternative for ages 7-12 that includes a variety of indoor and outdoor games and sports.

BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta joins Buffalo Chamber Players for Performance

BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta joins Buffalo Chamber Players for Performance

Though renowned as an internationally acclaimed Grammy-winning conductor, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta is also an accomplished guitarist. On Wednesday, April 23, Falletta puts down her baton and picks up her guitar for a rare Western New York appearance on her original instrument in a performance with the Buffalo Chamber Players. The program, "Arrangements & Transcriptions," takes place at 7:30pm at Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, NY. 

Buffalo Chamber Players Artistic Director Janz Castelo says of the program, "Arrangements and transcriptions have existed for as long as music has been around and composers have created them for varied reasons including artistic, educational and at times financial. Our concert celebrates the art and skill of arranging and we are thrilled JoAnn Falletta is joining us for the program." 

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Continues on April 26

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Continues on April 26

 

The popular Winter Market at Horsefeathers will continue its successful run on Saturday, April 26. The indoor market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and occupies portions of the first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side. 

Occupying the market’s community table this Saturday will be representatives of Backyard Orchards.

Unannounced Workplace Site Inspections Expanded to Include L-1 Employers

Unannounced Workplace Site Inspections Expanded to Include L-1 Employers

 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security division has announced it is expanding unannounced workplace site inspections to include employers of L-1 intra-company transfers. Previously reserved only for companies that employed H-1B workers, this expansion of the program to include the L-1 category means that any company that employs workers in either H-1B or L-1 status may now be subject to an unannounced workplace site visit.

Worksite visits are designed to detect fraud in the immigration system. Since their introduction in 2009, tens of thousands of unannounced site inspections have been completed at companies that employ H-1B workers.
 

Council Approves Elmwood Hookah Bar


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A very unique business in Buffalo will open its doors in just a couple weeks.

The Habibi Sheesha Lounge got final approval from the City. The owner says it will be the largest hookah lounge in all of New York State. He's importing statues as part of the decor... and will offer a huge variety of flavors.

In fact, he says you'd have to travel all the way to South Beach in Florida to get the experience you'll find here. The lounge will not sell alcohol.

It will have a four-day grand opening starting May 1st and will be located on Elmwood in the old Ambrosia Restaurant near Hodge Avenue.


Becoming a U.S. Citizen Carries Numerous Advantages

Becoming a U.S. Citizen Carries Numerous Advantages

 

The laws of the Constitution grant rights to both citizens and non-citizens who reside within the United States. However, becoming a U.S. citizen carries with it several benefits unavailable to non-citizens. According to the United States Custom and Immigration Services’ Guide to Naturalization, the following are some of the advantages of becoming a citizen:  

Voting and Participation in the Electoral Process

Appeal Week 2014 Culminates with $8.88 Million Raised for 90th Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

Appeal Week 2014 Culminates with $8.88 Million Raised for  90th Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 15, 2014 – The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, provided his second report on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal today, revealing $8,886,816.65 has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2014.

Today’s total represents 82.3 percent of the final goal, which is trending slightly ahead of last year at this time when 80.2 percent of goal was reached. Funds raised for Appeal 2014 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61 sites throughout the eight-county region. The annual campaign runs through June 30 and carries a goal of $10.8 million.

During Appeal Week, which ran from April 6-13, parish volunteers and pastors across Western New York led a concerted effort to gather donations, and participated in fundraising activities in order to bring the Appeal closer to its final goal.