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Senator Grisanti Nominates Loraine O’Donnell For NY Senate’s 15th Annual Women of Distinction Award

Senator Grisanti Nominates Loraine O’Donnell For NY Senate’s 15th Annual Women of Distinction Award

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced his nominee for the NY Senate’s Women of Distinction Award is Loraine O’Donnell.   The award recognizes a distinguished woman from our area who contributes to making our community better, our families stronger and serves as an example to others.

Loraine O’Donnell has been chosen for all that she does to support the arts, fight for equal rights for all, protect children from bullying and volunteer to support important groups in our community.  Her work on stage and in radio and TV has given a voice to those who do not have a microphone.   She has demonstrated that she can rally people behind a cause and get things accomplished whether it is by signing a petition or getting people to attend an event.  Never one to shy away from a fight, Loraine is a bull dog for the arts and artists in our area.

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Quintana Case: What Took So Long?

BUFFALO, NY - What took so long? That's the burning question which remained after the arrest of a former city police officer and Common Council member, who federal prosecutors allege was scamming benefits he wasn't entitled to for seven years....and during which time the city continued to compensate him to the tune of more than a half- million dollars.

But the case against Robert Quintana reveals insight to the lengthy processes and sometimes cumbersome hurdles to clear, in order to determine if someone collecting benefits while claiming they are injured is, in fact, goldbricking.

Buffalo State Commencement 2012: Saturday, May 12

Buffalo State Commencement 2012: Saturday, May 12

Buffalo State will confer degrees on more than 1,960 undergraduate and 630 graduate students during its 140th Commencement celebration, Saturday, May 12, in the Sports Arena.

President Aaron Podolefsky will welcome degree candidates and guests at the morning (10:00 a.m.) and afternoon (2:00 p.m.) baccalaureate ceremonies and the evening (6:00 p.m.) master’s hooding and C.A.S. ceremony.

Support Team 2 in the Susan G. Komen WNY Race For The Cure

Support Team 2 in the Susan G. Komen WNY Race For The Cure

A Statement from "Team 2" in the Komen Race for the Cure

Ch. 2 is a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen WNY Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 9th at Delaware Park. Over the past 12 years the WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has invested over 3 million dollars to local organizations to provide outreach and save lives.

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Volunteers Needed for Ombudsman Program

Training Scheduled for June 11-14

 

BUFFALO, NY, May 11, 2012 - The American Red Cross, Serving Erie & Niagara Counties is currently seeking volunteers for its Ombudsman Program.  The Ombudsman Program provides advocacy services responsive to the complaints and problems of residents living in long term care facilities.

 

Feel Like a Kid Again at Victoria Park Kids Expo

Feel Like a Kid Again at Victoria Park Kids Expo

Family fun for kids of all ages is guaranteed this summer at nearby London, Ontario’s, annual Victoria Park Kids Expo, taking place from June 15-17. Festivities will include live entertainment, carnival rides, the Win Wheel Game Show, 40 food booths, exhibits, crafts and more. And best of all, admission is free.

Approximately 50,000 people attend the event each year, where kids can enjoy a fun game of darts, ring toss or the ever-popular duck pond. Top off this family adventure with the savory and sweet goodness of a candy apple, candy floss or an old-fashioned elephant ear. It’s a summer vacation event that you and your family won’t soon forget!

Celebrate Spring at the Buffalo Zoo

Celebrate Spring at the Buffalo Zoo

Buffalo, NY – Celebrate mothers from a variety of species and enjoy the Buffalo Zoo’s “Celebrate Spring” event, which is taking place on Sunday, May 13. Visitors will have the opportunity to witness sheep shearings at the Zoo’s Delta Sonic Heritage Farm, enjoy keeper talks and animal enrichment and learn more about the Zoo’s animal mothers and babies. The event runs from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and is free with Zoo admission.

The event schedule is as follows:

12:00 p.m.         Meet the Buffalo Zoo’s new hyena pup, Kanzi (Gazebo Lawn)

12:15 p.m.         Gorilla feeding and baby gorilla keeper talk (Gorilla exhibit)

12:30 p.m.         Sheep shearing (Delta Sonic Heritage Farm)