2010-09-23

Traveling labor history display visits West Seneca Senior Center



A traveling labor history display that’s going around Western New York will be on exhibit through Friday, Oct. 1, at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. The display chronicles the 100-year history of CSEA, the Civil Service Employees Association. The union has grown from a small association of state employees in 1910 to become one of New York’s […]

‘ReValue America’ lecture scheduled for October



‘ReValue America,’ a free, two-hour lecture, will be given by Dr. Shanon Brooks, author and former president of George Wythe University, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at the Gateway Building, 3556 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg. The event will be hosted by 912 Project Buffalo and ReValueNY. Topics will include: the proper role of government; solutions for a nation […]

Financial experts to speak at UB North Campus



Financial experts Robert L. Goecks and Thomas P. Mullen will speak at the University at Buffalo School of Management on anti-money laundering initiatives and mergers and acquisition at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Center for Tomorrow on UB’s North Campus. Reservations are required by Thursday, Oct. 7, for this free lecture and can be made by […]

Buffalo Central Library to host business event



SCORE Buffalo, along with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Buffalo Central Library, will conduct a “Star ting and Managing Your Own Business” one-day workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Buffalo Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. Topics to be discussed include: introduction to services provided by the SBA and SCORE; how to create a business plan; reading […]

Tips offered to protect Social Security numbers



To mark the 75th anniversary of the Social Security Program, the New York State Consumer Protection Board is reminding consumers of the importance of safeguarding their Social Security number, which can be used by scammers to commit identity theft and as a gateway to access other personally identifying information. Identity theft affects more than 10 million Americans each year. “For […]

People in the news



John Brown, a 2009 graduate of Buffalo State College, has been appointed to a full-time position with Tuxedo Junction of New York/Pennsylvania/Ohio as a Web assistant and social media manager. Brown, who holds a bachelor’s degree in media production from Buffalo State College, helped Tuxedo Junction become one of five finalists in an international competition to win an information technology […]

Lily’s Place sets grand opening



Lily’s Place will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at 1320 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. The new senior living community is a project of Young Development Inc. and is named for President Bryan Young’s mother in- law. According to information from Lily’s Place, the facility is designed for adults 55 and older who […]

Deadline approaching for First Niagara essay contest



The Oct. 1 deadline is approaching to enter First Niagara’s first student mentoring essay contest. which kicks off the bank’s 2010 Mentoring Matters program. Mentoring Matters provides critical funding and volunteer support for mentoring efforts conducted by nonprofit organizations in Western New York and throughout Upstate New York. Student essay contest winners in each region will receive $5,000 for their […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month



This is a reminder to Western New Yorkers that the month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and they should take the time to schedule a doctor’s appointment for a mammogram. Most women are familiar with the statistic “one in eight” when referring to breast cancer, and some studies even say this number is now one in seven. It […]

Paladino prevailing in primary provokes political ponderings



As the campaign for New York governor shifts into high gear following last week’s stunning win by Buffalo’s Carl Paladino in the Republican primary, there are literally dozens of opinions, observations and items of interest floating around in my head. Here are just a few of these random thoughts that you can read, digest and then discuss amongst yourselves: • […]