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Provision brings changes to 2014 Income Tax Returns

 

When filing your 2014 federal income tax return, you will notice some changes related to the individual shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act.

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Art Project Introduces MQA Students to the Work of Norman Rockwell

Art Project Introduces MQA Students to the Work of Norman Rockwell

 

Social media played a prominent role in an interesting and creative student art project currently under way at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga.

It started in January when a member of the school’s faculty spotted an ad on Craigslist offering approximately four dozen Norman Rockwell collectible plates free to a good home. The Boston, N.Y., resident who donated the plates just wanted them to go somewhere where they would be appreciated.

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Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Winter Market on Hertel

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Winter Market on Hertel

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day! The market will run every Saturday through early April.

In addition to The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, vendors taking part in the market include Alpine Made/First Light Farm & Creamery, Biscotti for Everybotti, Chateau Buffalo, Fetch! Dog Treats, House of Olives, JJ’s Jams, Plato Dale Farm, Prudom Farms, Public Espresso & Coffee/BreadHive Worker Cooperative Bakery, Sandy’s Dandies, White Cow Dairy and Wrafterbuilt Salvage & Reclaimed LLC! 

Good News for 529 Plan Savers: More Investment Flexibility

Call it a holiday gift. Thanks to legislation passed in December, beginning in 2015, owners of 529 accounts will be able to change the investment options on their existing plan contributions twice per calendar year instead of just once. This increased flexibility is a welcome option for parents and grandparents who use 529 plans to save for their children's or grandchildren's college education.

Previously, if an account owner had exhausted his or her once-per-year investment change allowance, the only way to change investment options again on existing contributions in the same year was to change the beneficiary of the account, which may not have been desirable or feasible.

Concert to Raise Funds and Awareness for the Matt Urban Hope Center

Concert to Raise Funds and Awareness for the Matt Urban Hope Center

 

A concert featuring five bands to benefit the Matt Urban Hope Center, a nonprofit organization that assists the homeless as well as East Side residents who suffer from extreme poverty, will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at The Forvm, 4224 Maple Road, Amherst.

Performing at the event will be Sic Sin, Harvey Brice, Albert the Fish, Destiny of Knowhere and Skinbound. Admission is $10, and guest must be 18 or over unless accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.theforvmbuffalo.com. A basket raffle will also be held during the event.