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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.

Buffalo woman dies from gunshot wounds


BUFFALO, NY - A Buffalo woman who was shot early Friday morning on the city's East Side has died.

Glendyln M. Kinnett, 54, of Buffalo, was found shot just after 4:30 a.m. at a home on Riley Street near Wohlers Avenue. The victim, whose name has not been released, was rushed to Erie County Medical Center where she passed away late Friday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to call Buffalo Police.

Group prays to save St. Ann's Church


BUFFALO, NY - Friends of a 129-year-old architectural marvel on Buffalo's East Side are fighting and praying to save the church that's been closed due to safety concerns.

They gathered to pray outside St. Ann's, located at the intersection of Broadway and Emslie, on Friday. They are working to get the church restored and reopened.

It was closed in 2012 and fenced off due to fears that material could fall from the structure. The group will gather to pray again outside St. Ann's Saturday and Sunday night at 7 p.m.

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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.

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.