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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.

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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! 

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.  

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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.” 

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli Plans Special Easter Sunday Brunch

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli Plans Special Easter Sunday Brunch

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli will once again offers its popular Easter brunch on Sunday, April 20, at the restaurant, located at 904 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

The brunch buffet will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and reservations are highly recommended. 

The Resource Training Center and S.E.R.V. Niagara Plan Scholarship Program for Veterans

The Resource Training Center of Amherst and S.E.R.V. Niagara are teaming up to offer a unique scholarship for veterans of the United States armed forces. Through the Gary L. Valeri Scholarship Program, veterans will be trained to work as Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC). The scholarship is named after the former husband of S.E.R.V. Niagara’s Founder, who lost his long battle with addiction.

The training program, offered two nights per week over an 11-month period, will qualify veterans to work with other veterans in a wide variety of settings such as clinics, hospitals, veterans facilities, halfway houses and the court system.