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Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

 

On Oct. 11, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) commenced screening for the Ebola virus at select U.S. airports. Starting with New York’s JFK Airport, all travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will now undergo enhanced entry screening in an effort to detect overt signs of the deadly illness. This week, Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago O-Hare and Atlanta International airports will follow suit. These five airports receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations. 

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Metro Rail service switching tracks today


BUFFALO, NY – If you regularly use the above-ground section of the Metro Rail then you've probably gotten used to single-track service on the eastern (ordinarily outbound) side of Main Street in the past few months.

Now it's time to get used to catching trains on the western (inbound) side only.

Beginning Tuesday, all inbound and outbound passengers in the above-ground section will board and exit the rail cars using inbound stations on the west side of Main Street.

It's all due to construction work from the City of Buffalo's project to return cars to Main Street, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority officials say.

Downtown Hilton Garden Inn opens Next Week


BUFFALO, N.Y.- The new Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Buffalo will hold its soft opening early next week.

The new hotel, which is located in the old Tishman Building on Main Street near Lafayette Square, also has apartments and houses the corporate headquarters for developer Mark Hamister.

The grand opening for the hotel will be November 19.


Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 18 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 18 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Oct. 18. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Oct. 18 (weather permitting) will be Brian & Peg from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Porcelain Train from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be Border Community Services of Niagara University and Yelp Buffalo. Additionally, Weiss Farms will be bringing their popular pumpkin wagon to the market on Oct. 18 and 25!

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Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

In light of the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Daemen College will host a panel discussion of experts and also offer a personal perspective on the crisis from a native Liberian at the event scheduled for Oct. 20.

The panel discussion, which is part of the Daemen History and Political Science Speakers Series, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

“In addition to the health care threat of this deadly disease, the Ebola epidemic involves many political, cultural and government policy issues,” said Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science/African affairs and panel chair. “The range of expertise from the panelists will help put the public health impact of the Ebola outbreak into perspective and examine the broader implications of the virus as we face this international crisis.”

Panelists will include:

Honoring the first 'Charlie the Butcher' century


BUFFALO, NY – Thursday marked the 100th anniversary of a Buffalo success story powered by beef on weck.

Charles E. Roesch -- you know him as "Charlie the Butcher" -- arrived at Buffalo City Hall in a very early Ford to be honored by city leaders. Back in 1914, Charlie's grandfather, Charles W. Roesch, opened the first "Charlie the Butcher" shop at the Broadway Market.

Years later, the first "Charlie" was elected mayor of Buffalo, and he was first to serve inside the brand-new City Hall.

How does a business stay successful over a century? The current Charlie says you have to listen to your customers and be ready to change. It also helps if you have a good product, a fair price, and great customer service.

It's fair to say that Charlie the Butcher has had that for generations.


Diversity Visa Program Registration Now Open

Diversity Visa Program Registration Now Open

 

Each year, the Department of State allows 50,000 immigrant visas to become available through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, a lottery program catered to foreign nationals from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. One can apply for a Diversity Visa electronically during an annual registration period. The 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016) registration period opened Oct. 1, 2014, and closes on Nov. 3, 2014. Beginning in May 2015, winners will be randomly selected through a computer-generated program. There is no cost to register for the lottery.