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Foreign National Students Must Proceed With Caution When Volunteering or Accepting Unpaid Internship

Foreign National Students Must Proceed With Caution When Volunteering or Accepting Unpaid Internship

 

With the fall semester coming to a close for college students, many will begin packing up and heading home to spend the holidays with their loved ones. But what about foreign nationals here in the U.S. on a student visa, who may not want to travel back to their home country for the break? Some may consider spending their free time volunteering or engaging in an unpaid internship. However, they must proceed with caution as the Department of Labor has set strict rules for both. 

 

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Do Your Holiday Shopping at the Winter Market on Hertel

Do Your Holiday Shopping at the Winter Market on Hertel

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. The market runs every Saturday through early April.

 

Looking for a unique holiday gift? You’ll find it at the Winter Market. Be sure to check out the beautiful gift baskets offered by several of the vendors, not to mention the wide variety of stocking stuffers!

 

Shooting on Theodore Street


BUFFALO, NY – A man in his 40s was hit by gunfire on the first block of Theodore Street at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Buffalo Police are saying. He was treated and released from Erie County Medical Center.

The man's name has not been released and there's no word on what led to the shooting or whether anybody has been charged at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Buffalo Police Confidential Tipcall Line at (716) 847-2255.


Homeless Memorial and Candlelight Vigil Set for Dec. 21

Homeless Memorial and Candlelight Vigil Set for Dec. 21

 

A memorial service remembering Western New York’s homeless who have passed away during 2014 will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Lt. Colonel Matt Urban HOPE Center, 385 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo. Presented by the WNY Coalition for the Homeless, the event is purposefully scheduled on the first day of winter, the longest day of the year, to bring greater attention to the plight of the homeless.

The event, free and open to the public, will feature guest speakers, music by the Buffalo City Mission Choir, a performance by Harvey Brice and a candlelight vigil, followed by refreshments. Information about local resources for the homeless will also be available during the event.

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From Fossils to Handmade Jewelry, Many Discoveries Await at Past & Present Store and Museum

From Fossils to Handmade Jewelry, Many Discoveries Await at Past & Present Store and Museum

 

Every town and village throughout Western New York seems to have a business or attraction that many consider to be a “hidden gem.” In the Village of Blasdell, that unique place just waiting to be discovered by a new generation of visitors is Past & Present Store and Museum.

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge winners announced

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge winners announced

Western New Yorkers will be able to turn to their smartphones for information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics, thanks to creativity and innovation that emerged from the 2014 AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.

The winners of the two-month “virtual hackathon” were announced Dec. 4 by AT&T, along with community partners including the University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs Technology Incubator, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo and Hack Upstate.

The contest challenged local developers, entrepreneurs, designers and technologists to leverage open data to build smartphone apps that serve community needs. The competition aimed to connect and engage citizens with government and demonstrate how mobile technologies can lead to the next generation of tech jobs and investment.  

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $50,000 Grant from Houston-based Gallogly Family Foundation

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $50,000 Grant from Houston-based Gallogly Family Foundation

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy was recently awarded $50,000 from the Gallogly Family Foundation to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve, a new, publicly accessible nature preserve along the Niagara River in Lewiston, N.Y. The Land Conservancy has now received more than $2.7 million of the more than $3.2 million needed to create the Stella Niagara Preserve. Additional donations from the community are needed soon if the Stella Niagara Preserve is to become a reality.