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Catholic Teachers Fund: Hats Off Gala

Catholic Teachers Fund: Hats Off Gala

The Buffalo News recently ran an “Another Voice” column written by Bishop Richard Malone which focused on the recent Diocesan Revitalization.  “The closing of 10 schools will impact about 1,000 students,” said the Bishop. “To date, 639 have already registered at neighboring Catholic schools, and we fully expect that number to increase right up to the opening of the school year.”

Of course this is great news.

But…what about the teachers?

The Diocesan Revitalization leaves 195 teachers without jobs.

This past winter, after hearing the news of the projected school closings—and after hearing nothing about plans to re-employ teachers—Theresa Roma sprang into action. A proud graduate of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Orchard Park, now slated to close, Theresa attributes her life’s success in part to the Catholic education.

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Drums Along the Waterfront Announces New Venue; Tickets Now Available

Drums Along the Waterfront Announces New Venue; Tickets Now Available

The popular Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions drum corps event returns to Western New York on Sunday, Aug. 3, at a new venue! Tickets are now available for this musical spectacle, taking place at the University at Buffalo football stadium.

“Due to the major renovation project taking place at Ralph Wilson Stadium, we’ll be moving back to the University at  Buffalo where we held successful competitions in both 2003 and 2007,” said event organizer Jack Gaylord Jr. “We need the right setting and stage for the greatest corps in the world and the many thousands of fans who will be cheering them on, and the University at Buffalo can accommodate all of our needs.”

Bilingual Birdwalk to Take Place at Forest Lawn Cemetery

Bilingual Birdwalk to Take Place at Forest Lawn Cemetery

The Buffalo Audubon Society and the Western New York Land Conservancy will host their first ever bilingual birdwalk – offered in both Spanish and English – at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo. The event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, and is free and open to the public. Participants should meet just inside the main entrance of the cemetery at Delaware and Delavan.

Western New York Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo Yacht Club

Western New York Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo Yacht Club

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is very pleased to announce the 2014 Annual Meeting and Reception to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Buffalo Yacht Club at the foot of Porter Avenue in Buffalo. The historic building is right on Lake Erie, and the spectacular second floor dining area and outdoor patio boast views of passing sail boats and the summer sunset. 

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Local Artist Matt Schreiner Painting His Way Into the Hearts of Many

Local Artist Matt Schreiner Painting His Way Into the Hearts of Many

 

It’s quite an accomplishment when you can take a hobby and turn it into a career. It becomes a remarkable achievement when you can expand upon that career so that it will benefit countless others in your community and across the country.

But that’s exactly what 26-year-old Orchard Park resident Matt Schreiner has been able to accomplish, with amazing results. After graduating from Niagara Falls High School and Buffalo State College, where he majored in education, Schreiner decided to follow a different career path. This path focused on his artistic abilities and his love of sports and especially his hometown teams, the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills.

Need for H-1B Visa Lottery Reignites Call for Immigration Reform

Need for H-1B Visa Lottery Reignites Call for Immigration Reform

 

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that once again an H-1B visa lottery must be held to determine which H-1B cap-subject petitions filed for prospective H-1B workers will make it to the adjudication phase. USCIS confirms that on the first day it can count petitions, they received more than enough to reach the 85,000 maximum H-1B visas that are available in fiscal year 2015. This number is comprised of 65,000 “regular” cap visas and an additional 20,000 “master cap” visas set aside for foreign nationals who have earned a U.S. master’s degree or higher.  

Saving through Your Retirement Plan at Work? Don't Let These Five Risks Derail Your Progress

As a participant in your work-sponsored retirement savings plan, you've made a very important commitment to yourself and your family: to prepare for your future. Congratulations! Making that commitment is an important first step in your pursuit of a successful retirement. Now it's important to stay focused--and be aware of a few key risks that could derail your progress along the way.

1. Beginning with no end in mind