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Dożynki Festival Weekend at Corpus Christi Church

Dożynki Festival Weekend at Corpus Christi Church
The 35th annual Dożynki Polish Harvest Festival at Corpus Christi Church in Buffalo, New York will take place this weekend on August 15, 16 and 17.  The word Dożynki means a celebration of harvest and is a centuries old tradition by farmers in rural Poland. The weekend long celebration will include traditional Polish food, music and drink.  Festival highlights include music by the Melody Lane, Special Delivery, The Buffalo Touch and Phocus, the 7th Annual Buffalo’s Best Pierogi Contest on Saturday, August 16 at 4:30pm and the Harvest Mass on Sunday, August 17 at 11:30am. The festival opens on Friday, August 15 at 6:30pm and closes on Sunday, August 17 at 8:00pm. Corpus Christi Church was founded in 1898 and is located in the heart of East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia.

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Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

A fitness initiative for individuals with disabilities and specialized instruction for trainers will be offered at Daemen College through a $50,000 Inclusive Fitness Field-Related Grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC). Daemen is one of only three organizations statewide to receive the grant, which is renewable for an additional two years based on the program’s success.

“We are very excited about this project and grateful to the DDPC for providing the funding for such an important endeavor,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “With this grant, Daemen can have a real impact on promoting regular exercise as a key element to a healthy lifestyle among individuals with disabilities.”

Residents, Community Leaders Concerned About Shootings


BUFFALO, NY - On Wednesday, the basketball court at Roosevelt Park, which is near the Kenfield-Langfield projects was deserted.

It's usually a busy place with kids playing.

Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant of Buffalo has been meeting with some of the families impacted by Tuesday's Oakmont Avenue shooting.

"All the victims live in this general area and I heard too that the one who did the shooting is known in this community," Grant said.

The three surviving victims of the Oakmont shooting are all males in their teens. One boy injured says he was grazed by a bullet.

DOS and CBP May Waive Nonimmigrant Visa Requirements for Those Affected by CCD Outages

DOS and CBP May Waive Nonimmigrant Visa Requirements for Those Affected by CCD Outages

 

The U.S. Department of State’s Consular Consolidated Database (CCD), a system critical to visa issuance, is experiencing technical problems. This has limited the State Department’s visa processing capacity. In turn, there have been worldwide delays in nonimmigrant visa issuance all across the globe. 

In order to assist individuals affected by these problems, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will work in conjunction with the Department of State to exercise legal authority that will waive nonimmigrant visa requirements for admission on a case by case basis. 

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MQA Sports Boosters to Host Annual Meat Raffle

MQA Sports Boosters to Host Annual Meat Raffle

 

The Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Sports Boosters will host their second annual meat raffle on Friday, Sept. 26, at St. Andrew’s Church, 34 Francis Ave., Sloan. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the raffle beginning at 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cheektowaga school’s sports program. Tickets are just $5 pre-sale or $8 at the door and admission includes two slices of pizza and pop, beer or wine. Additional pizza slices will be available for purchase.

In addition to the meat raffle, there will also be multiple 50/50 raffles and a theme tray raffle. The event is open to the public, ages 21 and older.

Daemen Associate Athletic Director Named to 30 Under Thirty

Daemen Associate Athletic Director Named to 30 Under Thirty

Jessica Gorski , associate athletic director for sport administration at Daemen College, has been named a class of 2014 honoree in Buffalo Business First’s 30 Under Thirty. The annual program recognizes young professionals in Western New York who are performing at high levels in the early stages of their careers, both at work and in the community. She will be honored with the rest of the 2014 class at a cocktail party and awards ceremony from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the USS Little Rock at the Naval and Military Park in Buffalo.

"I am honored to have been selected for the 2014 Buffalo Business First 30 Under Thirty class," Gorski said. "I have been presented with a variety of opportunities at Daemen where I have the pleasure of working among highly talented colleagues from the department of athletics as well as other divisions. I have enjoyed these opportunities as a learning experience and a form of professional growth."

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 16 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 16 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Aug. 16. 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 Aug. 16 (weather permitting) will be the Nickel City String Band from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Porcelain Train from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. International experience and West Side Community Services will occupy the market’s community group tables.