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Catholic Charities WIC to Host Breastfeeding Walk, Healthy Baby Festival Aug. 8 in Erie County

Catholic Charities WIC to Host Breastfeeding Walk, Healthy Baby Festival Aug. 8 in Erie County

Anyone in support of a healthy start for babies or who would like to learn more about breastfeeding – are urged to participate in Catholic Charities free Breastfeeding Walk and Healthy Baby Festival on Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Delaware Park at the entrance of Colvin Avenue and Amherst Street.  

Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, which serves all of Erie and Niagara counties, is hosting the event to raise awareness of the benefits and significance of breastfeeding. The walk, in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week taking place Aug. 1-7 in more than 170 countries worldwide, is also designed to create community support to friends, family and others who are or may be considering breastfeeding, or who have breastfed.

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Local public health efforts bolstered by use of health information exchange

Local public health efforts bolstered by use of health information exchange

By leveraging HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s clinical information exchange, for its epidemiology and disease surveillance, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is noticing significant improvements in tracking overall public health efforts, specifically as it pertains to sexually transmitted diseases (STD) surveillance, treatment, and prevention.

Support Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair

Support Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair

 

Animal lovers across Western New York are encouraged to visit the Pet Connection Programs Inc. booth at the Erie County Fair, Aug. 6-17, and pick up one of the shelter’s popular Doggy Bags or Tabby Totes packed with goodies for your favorite four-legged friend! Pet Connection will once again be located in the Fair’s Bazaar Building.

Daemen Receives National Distinction As a ‘Great College to Work For’

Daemen Receives National Distinction As a ‘Great College to Work For’

Daemen College has been named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as a “Great College to Work For,” an elite distinction that places the college as one of the top 10 small four-year institutions to work for in the nation. This marks the first time Daemen has been selected for this distinguished workplace recognition as one of the best colleges in the United States.

“The fact that Daemen has been named one of the nation’s top 10 small four-year colleges to work for is a tribute to our devoted faculty and staff, who together make Daemen a remarkably collegial workplace and an exceptional learning community for our students,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are honored to receive this prestigious national recognition.”

The results, which were released today (July 21) in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities across the U.S.

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Buffalo River Fest Park Hosts 3rd Annual “Wardstock”

Buffalo River Fest Park Hosts 3rd Annual “Wardstock”

The Valley Community Association will host their 3rd Annual “Wardstock”, presented by Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, on Saturday, August 2nd at the Buffalo River Fest Park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY from 3pm-11pm.

Musical acts Classic Jam (formerly known as The Trolls) and Leon & The Forklifts will headline the neighborhood celebration. Classic Jam is a local band who are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year.  They played in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s at Bishop Timon High School dances, parish events, and local taverns and have continued to entertain throughout the years in the WNY area.  Leon & The Forklifts play both original music and covering a variety of artists including Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Van Morrison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Pink Floyd, Sublime, and more.

Drums Along the Waterfront to Offer Free Shuttle Bus Service

Drums Along the Waterfront to Offer Free Shuttle Bus Service

 

First Student will provide free shuttle bus service from two locations for the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event taking place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, according to event organizer Jack Gaylord Jr. Featuring the top seven drum corps in the world, the event will take place at Robert E. Rich, Sr. All-High Stadium, 2885 Main St., Buffalo.

IRS.gov has information about the health care law and its effect on your taxes

There is a lot of information in the news and online about the health care law and its effect on your taxes. For the most current answers to questions you may have, visit IRS.gov/aca. http://www.irs.gov/uac/Affordable-Care-Act-Tax-Provisions-Home

From the individual shared responsibility provision to the definition of minimum essential coverage, the IRS website covers a wide range of health care topics and how they relate to your taxes.