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ECMC Opens New On-Campus Nursing Home

ECMC Opens New On-Campus Nursing Home

Erie County Medical Center Corp. recently dedicated its new $103 million, 390-bed nursing home on the ECMC Health Campus on Grider Street, and began receiving patients Saturday.

Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility, named for the design feature of multiple terraces providing outside areas for residents, replaces the 87-year-old Erie County nursing home in Alden. Terrace View also combines in one location existing long-term care beds from ECMC.

Patients will be transferred from Alden into the new facility today and from the Skilled Nursing Facility at ECMC on Sunday.

WNY Ford Dealers Announce 2013 Ford Friendship Express Van Recipients at Buffalo Auto Show

WNY Ford Dealers Announce 2013 Ford Friendship Express Van Recipients at Buffalo Auto Show

BUFFALO, NY – Earlier today at the 2013 Buffalo Auto Show, three local nonprofit organizations - Buffalo Museum of Science, Cantalician Center for Learning, and The Family Help Center - joined a list of more than 68 groups that have received new Ford passenger vans, compliments of the Western New York Ford Dealers and its Ford Friendship Express program.

Wine-tasting Event to Benefit Veterans Group

Wine-tasting Event to Benefit Veterans Group

Members of Vets H.E.R.D. (Helping Empower Returning and Disabled Veterans) are hoping that area businesses and individuals will assist them in their mission of helping Western New York veterans.

The group is planning its Wine Tasting and Chocolate Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Avezzano’s, 204 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. The evening will feature Lindt Chocolate, a selection of area wines, refreshments and entertainment by Ray Wood, with proceeds going to the organization. While tickets will be $25 each, other sponsorship opportunities also exist for those who hope to donate toward the production of the event.

Businesses and individuals may sponsor the event for $50, and for each $50 sponsorship, the supporter will receive one ticket to the event ($25 value), along with being acknowledged during the event. Donations of wine and basket raffle items also are being sought.

No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ Examines the Early Days of Rock ’n Roll in Buffalo

No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ Examines the Early Days of Rock ’n Roll in Buffalo

No Frills Buffalo is proud to announce the release of its latest book, No Stoppin’ This Boppin‘ — Let the Good Times Roll, by Bob and Terri Skurzewski.

No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ takes a look back at the music scene in Buffalo from 1950 through 1964, when AM radio was king! Buffalo was home to many great DJs, and each interview in this book takes readers behind the scenes and shows how the broadcast industry worked, and how these DJs entertained with their on-air antics.

BMHA Hosts Public Workshop on Thursday

BMHA Hosts Public Workshop on Thursday

On Thursday, January 31 at 6 p.m., the public is invited to attend a workshop to review preliminary recommendations and offer feedback on a retail marketing study and commercial revitalization plan for the Perry Choice and First Ward Neighborhood. The meeting will be held in the Perry Auditorium at 416 Louisiana Street.

The workshop is free and is being held by the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, Seneca Gaming Corp, the Perry Choice Planning Initiative and the University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies.

Event organizers hope this workshop will generate ideas for storefronts, attract investors and spur new development for the neighborhood.

Southwest Key Programs Awards $1.1 Million Grant to Catholic Charities to Help Youth Gain Job Skills

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 25, 2013 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo Department of Workforce Development and Education has received a $1.1 million grant from Southwest Key Programs to provide Project Jump Start, an initiative designed to assist juvenile offenders ages 14-21 develop work readiness skills and gain employment.

The “Serving Juvenile Offenders in High Poverty, High Crime Communities” grant, distributed through the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, will be distributed over a two-year period. Similar funding was also awarded to just three other organizations across the country – Houston, Texas, Atlanta, Ga., and Milwaukee, Wis.

Canisius College Center for Professional Development Holds Workshops

Canisius College Center for Professional Development Holds Workshops

A Statement Released by Canisius College 

The Center for Professional Development presents a variety of different professional workshops including American Payroll Association (APA) PayTrain Fundamentals, Mastering Professional Communication Skills, American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Certified Professional in Learning Performance and a ten-week long Mini-MBA program. Attached are four releases with further workshop information.

American Payroll Association (APA) PayTrain Fundamentals course

Saturdays, February 2 – March 23

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.