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Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

 

On Oct. 11, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) commenced screening for the Ebola virus at select U.S. airports. Starting with New York’s JFK Airport, all travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will now undergo enhanced entry screening in an effort to detect overt signs of the deadly illness. This week, Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago O-Hare and Atlanta International airports will follow suit. These five airports receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations. 

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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 18 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 18 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Oct. 18. 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 Oct. 18 (weather permitting) will be Brian & Peg from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Porcelain Train from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be Border Community Services of Niagara University and Yelp Buffalo. Additionally, Weiss Farms will be bringing their popular pumpkin wagon to the market on Oct. 18 and 25!

1903 synagogue on Buffalo's East Side demolished


BUFFALO, NY - Despite a rally by preservationists Saturday morning, crews went ahead and demolished a synagogue on Buffalo's East Side.

Preservationists told us the Jefferson Avenue shul was the oldest synagogue in the area and should have been protected as a recognized landmark. But city officials say the building posed a serious safety hazard.

Activists who chained themselves to a pillar inside the structure to prevent its demolition early Saturday were peaceably removed by Buffalo police officers.

Building and Inspections Commissioner James Comerford said that he gave the bulding's out-of-state owner ample time to make some changes but he says nothing was ever done.

It cost the city in excess of $80,000 to demolish the synagogue but they plan to go after the building's owner for that money.

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

In light of the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Daemen College will host a panel discussion of experts and also offer a personal perspective on the crisis from a native Liberian at the event scheduled for Oct. 20.

The panel discussion, which is part of the Daemen History and Political Science Speakers Series, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

“In addition to the health care threat of this deadly disease, the Ebola epidemic involves many political, cultural and government policy issues,” said Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science/African affairs and panel chair. “The range of expertise from the panelists will help put the public health impact of the Ebola outbreak into perspective and examine the broader implications of the virus as we face this international crisis.”

Panelists will include:

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22-year-old critical after shooting


BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo police are looking for the gunman involved in a shooting on Wiley Avenue on the city's East Side.

That's where police say a 22-year-old man was shot while sitting in a car. The victim was rushed to Erie County Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call or text the Buffalo Police confidential tipline at 847-2255.


Diversity Visa Program Registration Now Open

Diversity Visa Program Registration Now Open

 

Each year, the Department of State allows 50,000 immigrant visas to become available through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, a lottery program catered to foreign nationals from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. One can apply for a Diversity Visa electronically during an annual registration period. The 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016) registration period opened Oct. 1, 2014, and closes on Nov. 3, 2014. Beginning in May 2015, winners will be randomly selected through a computer-generated program. There is no cost to register for the lottery.

Christmas in the Country Returns to Fairgrounds with New ‘Return Pass’ Offer

Christmas in the Country Returns to Fairgrounds with New ‘Return Pass’ Offer

 

A favorite Western New York tradition, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 30th season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 6-9. And for the first time in its storied history, Christmas in the Country will offer complimentary return passes so patrons can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of this one-of-a-kind shopping experience all weekend long!  

“We have always felt our patrons needed more than just one day to properly enjoy this event,” said Daniel Kaczynski of Premier Promotions, organizers of the event. “Now everyone has the opportunity to come back as much as they would like at no additional cost.”