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Grand Opening to Celebrate Daemen’s New Alumni House

Grand Opening to Celebrate Daemen’s New Alumni House

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College’s Alumni House, which serves as the new central location for the college’s institutional advancement operations, will officially be unveiled at a grand opening celebration scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. March 21.

The Daemen community and the public are invited to attend the grand opening at Alumni House, located adjacent to Lot L, across the street from the Business Building. The event will begin with a welcome given by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, followed by a reception with refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres, and tours of the facility.

“We are pleased to continue to expand our campus in meaningful ways that are beneficial to our college community,” said Olson. “The opening of Alumni House has allowed us for the first time to headquarter our entire institutional advancement team in one facility, which, in turn, created space for all of enrollment management to be housed in Rosary Hall.”

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Early Withdrawals from Retirement Plans

Many people find it necessary to take out money early from their IRA or retirement plan. Doing so, however, can trigger an additional tax on top of income tax taxpayers may have to pay. Here are a few key points to know about taking an early distribution:

Benefit to Help 5-year-old ‘Wolfman’ Take Bite Out of Leukemia

Benefit to Help 5-year-old ‘Wolfman’ Take Bite Out of Leukemia

Edward Carias was nicknamed "Wolfman" by his Uncle Joe from the first time he saw him because Edward had tufts of hair on his ears, and that name stuck. Now at the age of 5, "Wolfman" is fighting for his life.

On Dec. 8, 2016, Edward was diagnosed wth B-cell Acute Lymphoblatic Leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells. After spending 23 days at Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo, Edward now faces two to three years of traveling from his home in Eden to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo to undergo chemotherapy.

To assist Edward and his family in taking a bite out of leukemia and the resulting medical expenses, family and friends will hold a benefit from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the River Road Fire Hall, 39 Kaufman Ave., Town of Tonawanda.

Tickets available for 20th anniversary Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event

Tickets available for 20th anniversary Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event

The 20th annual Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions, Western New York’s premier “music in motion” event featuring eight of the top drum corps in the world, returns to New Era Field in Orchard Park at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.

Sanctioned by Drum Corps International (DCI), Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions will have a noticeable “blue” theme this year. Drum corps scheduled to compete include the reigning world champion Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio, along with the 17-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils of Concord, California. Also participating are the Blue Knights of Denver, Colorado; Blue Stars of La Crosse, Wisconsin; The Cadets of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Carolina Crown of Ft. Mills, South Carolina; Phantom Regiment of Rockford, Illinois; and Santa Clara Vanguard of Santa Clara, California. This colorful lineup has captured a total of 41 DCI World Champion titles!

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Choosing the Correct Filing Status

When taxpayers file their tax return, it’s important they use the right filing status because it can affect the amount of tax they owe for the year. It may even determine if they must file a tax return at all. Taxpayers should keep in mind that their marital status on Dec. 31 is their status for the whole year.

Sometimes more than one filing status may apply to taxpayers. When that happens, taxpayers should choose the one that allows them to pay the least amount of tax.

When filing their tax return, taxpayers have IRS e-file as the easiest and most accurate way to file. Its tax software helps them choose the right filing status. Most people can use tax software and e-file for free with IRS Free File. This is a free service only available on the IRS website. Visit IRS.gov and click “Free File” on the home page.

Here’s a list of the five filing statuses:

No Frills Buffalo Publishes New Book by Michael Burns Haggerty

No Frills Buffalo Publishes New Book by Michael Burns Haggerty

“Sweet Cheeks and More Stories from the Nickel City,” a poignant and vibrant collection of short fiction from author Michael Burns Haggerty whose characters have deep roots in Buffalo and Western New York, is the latest release from No Frills Buffalo publishing company. 

In “Sweet Cheeks,” a down-and-out carpet cleaner masters the art of Blackjack so he can earn enough money to move himself and his prostitute girlfriend to Costa Rica. In “Coming Home,” a young man returns home to learn the mysteries of his mother’s suicide, and in “Pedro on the Street Corner,” a young thief tries to break free from a life of crime. These comically dark and frighteningly real stories give the reader an uncompromising understanding of the hard-hitting, determined and flawed characters that live and die in Buffalo and Western New York.

Metzelaars, McKeller and Bentley added to Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo

Metzelaars, McKeller and Bentley added to Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo

Western New York’s next Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring over 100 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road, Depew.

Former Buffalo Sabres great Rob Ray will be on hand to sign autographs at the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 per autograph on any item. Additional guests just added to the lineup include former Buffalo Bills Pete Metzelaars, Keith McKeller and Ray Bentley. Metzelaars and McKeller will sign autographs from noon until 2 p.m. at a cost of $15 per item, while Bentley will sign for free with a purchase at his table throughout the show.