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Albright-Knox introduces interactive game app


BUFFALO, NY- The Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Thursday unveiled a project today that they say will help visitors of all ages enjoy the museum more.

The gallery is adding an interactive mobile art education game app for kids and art students.

The idea for the app emerged from the gallery's "innovation department." The Albright-Knox is one of the only museums in the world that has such an idea factory with its own budget and board committee.


H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin on April 27

H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin on April 27

 

USCIS has announced that it will begin premium processing for cap subject H-1B petitions requesting premium processing, including petitions seeking an exemption for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher, on April 27, 2015. USCIS also announced that it would temporarily adjust its premium processing practice due to the historic number of premium processing cases received and also due to the cap being met in the first five business days of the filing season. 

USCIS Receives Record Number of H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2016

USCIS Receives Record Number of H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2016

 

On April 7, 2015, USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to satisfy the statutory cap of 65,000 visas and also the extra 20,000 visas allotted for individuals with advanced degrees (the “master’s cap”). At that time, USCIS gave no figure for the total number of H-1B petitions received, but expectations ran high; USCIS received 124,000 petitions in 2013 and 172,500 petitions in 2014. Yesterday, USCIS announced that the agency had received a record-shattering 233,000 H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2016!

WIC Program Celebrates Expansion of Seton Professional Building Site with Open House April 14

WIC Program Celebrates Expansion of Seton Professional Building Site with Open House April 14

Catholic Charities and Catholic Health System officials and staff, as well as partners and supporters, gathered this morning for an open house and reception to celebrate the recently completed renovations to expand its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office inside the Seton Professional Building at Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2121 Main St., Suite 14, Buffalo.
      
The expansion nearly doubles the original size of the site, which has operated out of the Seton Professional Building since July 2009. The Catholic Health System provided funding, planning and design support for the renovations.

Arco Loft tenants to move in May 1


BUFFALO, NY - North Buffalo is where the city's next hot spot for living will soon open. Workers are putting the finishing touches on developer Rocco Termini's newest project, the Arco Lofts.

The lofts are on Elmwood Avenue near Hertel Avenue, in the old American Radiator Company Offices and Research Center building.

Arco will have 38 units, half singles and half doubles. Rents run from $1,050 to $1,450. The first 16 tenants will move in on May 1.

Termini says a third of the units at the Arco Lofts are spoken for, and it's all been through word of mouth.

Farmland Protection Roundtable Draws Large Crowd to East Aurora

Farmland Protection Roundtable Draws Large Crowd to East Aurora

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, and the Erie County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board cosponsored a Farmland Protection Roundtable on April 8 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in East Aurora. Nearly 100 people from five counties in Western New York came to investigate the different tools that can be used to protect farmland. 

Former Colleagues Team Up to Create Story and Activity Book for Children

Former Colleagues Team Up to Create Story and Activity Book for Children

 

Three former colleagues who once worked together in Western New York media recently teamed up to create a story and activity book for children titled “Maggie’s Adventure: I’m Going Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel,” and have scheduled two events related to the release of the book.

Lyndsey D’Arcangelo, a freelance writer from Eden, developed the idea for the book, a fictional story starring her adventurous daughter Maggie, and wrote the copy. The book is interactive, encourages coloring and features several age-appropriate activities related to the book’s story.