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Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States

Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States

 

Each year in the United States we celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. We celebrate each year on Sept. 17, as this was the day the Founding Fathers signed the Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787. 

The origin of this day is said to date back to 1911 when several Iowa schools first celebrated Constitution Day. Constitution Day received its first national recognition with help from a committee known as “The Sons of the American Revolution,” formed to promote the Constitution. The committee included well-known figures such as Calvin Coolidge, John D. Rockefeller and General John Pershing. 

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Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen College’s newly refurbished Veteran’s Center, which provides a welcoming campus space devoted to students who have served in the military, has been named in honor of alumna Nancy Haberman Gacioch, a long-time supporter and friend of the college.

The 500-square-foot Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Veterans was officially dedicated at a Sept. 12 ribbon-cutting celebration attended by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, veterans and others from the college community. Bill Gacioch, who surprised his wife with the event, was also in attendance along with their three children and family friends at the dedication for the center.

 

DEC Beginning Air Quality Study Near Peace Bridge


BUFFALO, N.Y.- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is beginning a year-long study investigating the air quality of neighborhoods near the Peace Bridge.

On Monday, residents attended a community meeting to discuss the study, and found out they will be involved with collecting samples. The study will look at periods of high traffic congestion on the bridge, such as holidays and Bills and Sabres games.

Residents have long complained about the congestion, saying it creates high pollution levels and leads to cases of respiratory illness.

"We understand people are concerned, hopefully everything we and others do will improve the neighborhood and make it a better place to live," Randi Walker, a scientist with the DEC said Monday.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Spine-chilling October Events

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Spine-chilling October Events

 

You know Halloween is right around the corner when events such as the Victorian Séance Series, Halloween Trick or Treat, and Tales of Terror on the Niagara Frontier start popping up on the schedule at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village!

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AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge

The challenge - Solve Local!

Technology giant AT&T along with University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo &Erie County and Hack Upstate today announced the AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge—a two-month “virtual hackathon” in which developers are encouraged to “Solve Local” by building smartphone apps that serve Western New Yorkers. Winners will receive cash prizes totaling $18,000.

The challenge, facilitated by Hack Upstate, was launched at d!g Buffalo (pronounced ‘dig’) on September 10, the newly opened co-work space on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and will run until November 10. Coders, designers and technologists can register for the challenge and get more information at attwny.hackupstate.com

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Sept. 20 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Sept. 20 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Sept. 20. 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 Sept. 20 (weather permitting) will be Don Z. from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Monica Huntz from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be the Lexington Cooperative Market and West Side Community Services. Unyts will also host a blood drive at the market.

25-year-old killed in car accident near Central Terminal


BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo police are investigating a car accident early Saturday that killed 25-year-old Jamiel Mitchell-Hall of Buffalo.

Police say the accident happened just after 2:30 a.m. on Memorial Drive near Paderewski Drive on the city's East Side. They say the driver failed to negotiate a roundabout and crossed a grassy area before hitting a tree.

Mitchell-Hall was declared dead at the scene. He was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Police are investigating whether speed was a factor in the crash.