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Daemen Flag Installation, Appreciation Event to Honor Veterans

Daemen Flag Installation, Appreciation Event to Honor Veterans

Daemen College will honor Western New York veterans at its annual appreciation breakfast and a special Veterans Day installation ceremony that will include nearly 100 small flags being placed on campus on Nov. 11.

“On Veterans Day, all of us at Daemen will thank the men and women who have served in our armed forces and reflect on the many sacrifices they have made for our country,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “These events also symbolize Daemen’s ongoing commitment to our student veterans, who are a vital part of our college community.”

The day will start with a continental breakfast for veterans and their families at 8 a.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. President Olson will speak at the event, which is free and open to local veterans and student veterans in the college community. It is being hosted by the Daemen Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services.

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Dog Ears to Host Author of Allergy Friendly Recipe Book

Dog Ears to Host Author of Allergy Friendly Recipe Book

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café will host local author Elizabeth Cosgrove Feeney for a book-signing event at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

The author received a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Geneseo and an associate’s degree from Trocaire College in Buffalo. A wife and stay-at-home mom with two sons, her youngest son was born with food allergies. In her new book, “Mommy Can I Have That” published by No Frills Buffalo, she has taken family recipes and converted them into safe, delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy!

Fundraising Event to Celebrate Matt Urban Hope Center’s Service to Those in Extreme Poverty

Fundraising Event to Celebrate Matt Urban Hope Center’s Service to Those in Extreme Poverty

 

The Matt Urban Hope Center, a nonprofit organization that assists the homeless as well as East Side residents who suffer from extreme poverty, will host a fifth anniversary celebration and fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Pearl Street Grill, 76 Pearl St., Buffalo. 

Tainted candy alert: Buffalo PD investigating an incident in Houghton Park area


BUFFALO, NY – Buffalo Police officers are investigating a report of Halloween candy being tampered with in Kaisertown.

On Halloween Night, the police posted the following alert to the department Facebook page:

Police alerting residents of tainted candy. The Buffalo Police Department is investigating an incident last night of Tootsie Pops containing glass being handed out in the Houghton Park area. Police strongly advise residents to check all candy their children receive and to report any candy that has been tampered with.

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USCIS Declares ‘Mother’ and ‘Parent’ No Longer Requires Genetic Relationship

USCIS Declares ‘Mother’ and ‘Parent’ No Longer Requires Genetic Relationship

 

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy on Oct. 28, 2014, that has altered the definitions of “mother” and “parent” so that gestational mothers using assisted reproductive technology (ART) may be able to transfer their U.S. citizenship to their children. An example of such ART would be a woman who became pregnant through an egg donor. Previously, a genetic relationship with a U.S. citizen parent was required in order for a child born abroad to acquire citizenship at birth through his or her parent.

Residents say Fire Officials Told Them Not to Evacuate


BUFFALO, NY - Smoke clouds were billowing out of the city's Eastside Tuesday evening. 2 On Your Side is learning more about the investigation into the cause of a fire that officials say could have been intentionally set there.

The flames tore apart a warehouse on Howard Street. The owner of the warehouse tells 2 On Your Side that the fire was intentionally started by someone he knows, but that hasn't been confirmed by police.

Officials say a cause is all part of their ongoing investigation.

Also on Tuesday, we're learning that some residents who live near the warehouse weren't allowed to leave their homes. According to some residents, we spoke to they were forced to actually inhale smoke from that fire, while they were still in their homes.

Eastside Fire Under Investigation, Arson Not Ruled Out


BUFFALO, NY - It's possible that the massive fire on Buffalo's east side Tuesday, may have been intentionally set. From a distance, the only thing people could see was a warehouse engulfed in smoke and flames shooting out of the building.

"Over here it was all smoky, you couldn't see a house or nothing over here, only thing you could see was the building on fire," said Lamar Rucker, a Buffalo resident who lives two doors down from the warehouse.