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Grisanti Names Joseph Pasek ‘Veteran Of The Month’

Grisanti Names Joseph Pasek ‘Veteran Of The Month’

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti recently named Joseph Pasek as the sixth recipient of his “Veteran of the Month” recognition program.

A resident of the City of Tonawanda who served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, Pasek is the sixth recipient of a monthly honor presented by Senator Grisanti following an application and nomination process coordinated by staff members in Grisanti’s veterans liaison office.

“I am pleased to recognize Joseph with this honor,” said Senator Grisanti, a member of the New York State Senate’s Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committees. “I commend him for his career of distinguished service and applaud him for his work as an active member of the Vietnam Veterans of America chapter in Tonawanda, where he serves on their board of directors. His community involvement is admirable, especially what he has done over the past two years with the ‘Come Fly A Kite For Homeless Veterans’ event.”

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen College student Amy Grimes is gaining valuable experience this summer as the first-ever intern in the Village of Williamsville Mayor’s Office, a role that’s giving her the opportunity to assist with a historic preservation project and a major community development initiative.

“We are extremely pleased to have Amy on board and to be a part of enhancing her educational experience and professional development by engaging her in the work of village government,” said Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa. “In the few weeks she’s been with us, her contributions to our office have already had a positive impact.”

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Announces Two New Releases

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Announces Two New Releases

 

Two new books published by No Frills Buffalo recently hit bookstore shelves, including “Shadow Boxing: A Tom Donovan Mystery” by David Coleman, and “Post-Mortem Depression and Other Maladies of English” by Jimmy Neureuther.

New Daemen Partnership Opens Doors for Colombian Students

New Daemen Partnership Opens Doors for Colombian Students

Graduate-level students in Colombia will have the unique opportunity to earn a master’s degree in global business from both Daemen College and Ceipa University in Sabaneta through a new academic partnership between the two institutions.

A Memorandum of Agreement for this international collaboration, which is the first of its kind Daemen has established with a Colombian university, was formally signed June 5 by Dr. Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, who represented Daemen President Gary A. Olson, and Diego Mauricio Mazo Cuervo, dean of Ceipa University.

Mary Queen of Angels Teacher Earns Media and Technology Certification

Mary Queen of Angels Teacher Earns Media and Technology Certification

 

Lisa Nau, media arts and technology teacher at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, was recently named a “Common Sense Media Certified Educator” by Common Sense Media, an organization “dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.”

Senator Grisanti Names Joseph Ruszala ‘Veterans Hall of Fame’ 2014 Inductee

Senator Grisanti Names Joseph Ruszala ‘Veterans Hall of Fame’ 2014 Inductee

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced that Joseph Ruszala of Hamburg was honored in Albany  this week, as part of a ceremony that recognizes military veterans of New York being named to this year’s class of the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall Of Fame.

“I am thrilled to honor Joe based on his dedication and hard work in our community,” said Senator Grisanti.”Joe is a role model and I am proud to nominate him for this honor because of the many contributions have made and continues to make in the community. I gladly acknowledge the work that he has done as we celebrate our military veterans in New York State.”

Lucky Kenmore, N.Y. Player Wins $712,784 Jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel

Lucky Kenmore, N.Y. Player Wins $712,784 Jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel

It was a Mother’s Day miracle at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel this past weekend. A player from Western New York won a progressive jackpot of $712,784 on Sunday, May 11 on an International Game Technology (IGT) MegaJackpots® Wheel of Fortune® Double Diamond® dollar slot machine. The lucky pull occurred at 5:29 p.m. just outside STIR, the casino’s new high-energy feature bar and lounge.

 

The player, identified as Frank C. of Kenmore, N.Y., placed a maximum bet of $3 and hit three Wheel of Fortune symbols on the payout line. The large progressive amount is linked to games at multiple Native American-owned casinos in the Northeast region.