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Winter Market at Horsefeathers Continues on April 12

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Continues on April 12

 

The popular Winter Market at Horsefeathers will continue its successful run on Saturday, April 12 — a run that will last just four more Saturdays! The indoor market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 3 and occupies portions of the first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side. 

Recently joining the market through the end of the season is Dan Tower Farm. Occupying the community group table this week will be representatives from Earth Spirit Educational Services.

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First Candidate Files for Buffalo School Board Race


BUFFALO, NY - With the Buffalo City Schools in crisis there's plenty of attention on the upcoming school board elections. And while there could be more than a dozen candidates, there's only one who has officially filed the papers to enter the race.

The race is for three at-large seats, which means the candidates will be looking for votes city-wide. The first candidate to submit the required petitions was former local FBI Office Special Agent In Charge Bernie Tolbert.

Tolbert has political experience. He ran unsuccessfully for city mayor last year. And he hopes to tap into his supporters from that contest.

Investigative Reporter Steve Brown has the rest.


Two Western New York AT&T Employees Awarded A President’s Volunteer Service Award

Two Western New York AT&T Employees Awarded A  President’s Volunteer Service Award

They join more than 4,000 other AT&T employees being nationallyrecognized for their volunteerism

AT&T is proud to announce that Anthony Ottomano and Lori Valenti of Western New York are two of the 4,031 members of its dedicated workforce to receive a President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), the nation’s premier volunteer awards program, encouraging United States citizens through presidential recognition, to live a life of service.

Dog Ears Gala to Feature Music by BackBeat ’64

Dog Ears Gala to Feature Music by BackBeat ’64

Beatles tribute band BackBeat ’64 will headline the annual gala to benefit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café. The event will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. 

The 6th annual gala will also feature a “Taste of the City” showcasing 20-plus local restaurants, along with a basket auction featuring Beatles era memorabilia. Among the highlights of the auction will be a signed item by original Beatles drummer Pete Best! 

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HEALTHeLINK offers syndromic surveillance reporting service to NYS Department of Health

HEALTHeLINK offers syndromic surveillance reporting service to NYS Department of Health

In partnership with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s clinical information exchange, launched an automated syndromic surveillance reporting service for its hospital partners.  Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville became the first facility to submit its syndromic surveillance data to NYSDOH via this method. Syndromic surveillance data is used to detect outbreaks and monitor disease developments. This project is the result of a Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law (HEAL)-supported initiative to enhance the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) for electronic information exchange between Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) and NYSDOH.

H-1B Petitions are in the Hands of USCIS … So Now What?

H-1B Petitions are in the Hands of USCIS … So Now What?

 

These last few weeks of “H-1B season” have been a particularly busy time for immigration practitioners. As of Tuesday, April 1, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting H-1B petitions for the 2015 fiscal year.  

No Frills Buffalo Publishes New Novel, Book of Poetry

No Frills Buffalo Publishes New Novel, Book of Poetry

Buffalo-based publishing company No Frills Buffalo recently released two new books, “In Accord” by Kristen Chambers and “My Hyacinth Mountain” by Antonino Monti.

Chambers, a former professor of social work, worked for many years as a youth and family counselor in Buffalo. Before that, she worked as a counselor and advocate with at-risk youth and families in rural school districts in northern New York. Presently, she designs curriculum at the Center for Development of Human Services at Buffalo State College. In addition, she is the author of two plays, “Tuesday’s Child” and “North to Freedom.”