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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Earns Get Set! Grant

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Earns Get Set! Grant

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is pleased to announce that it has received a $3,000 Get Set! Grant. The grant is designed to help retain the services of a museum specialist or group. 

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How Does Alcohol Abuse Effect Inadmissibility to the United States?

How Does Alcohol Abuse Effect Inadmissibility to the United States?

 

Visa applicants can be found inadmissible to the United States due to physical or mental disorders with associated harmful behavior to themselves, others, or property. Alcohol abuse is considered to be one such mental disorder. However, the abuse does not need to rise to the level of addiction or alcoholism. A person is considered to abuse alcohol if its use has begun to interfere with his or her life. According to the Foreign Affairs Manuel (FAM), Title 9, 40.11 N11.2, alcohol abuse by itself is not enough to cause a finding of inadmissibility. An associated harmful behavior must also be present, such as driving while intoxicated. 

Coast Guard conducting drill along Buffalo waterfront


BUFFALO, N.Y.- If you see a lot of police activity along Buffalo's waterfront Thursday morning, don't worry. It's all part of a drill.

First responders and military personnel will be participating in an active scenario drill involving an active shooter on Fuhrmann Boulevard adjacent to the Skyway.

People nearby should expect to hear gunshots from blanks being fired, emergency announcements, yelling from exercise players and an overall increase of police officers and emergency personnel in the area.

The drill is expected to start at 9 a.m. and will be over by 11:30 a.m.


Chateau Buffalo Plans ‘Wine Down Wednesday’ Happy Hour Events

Chateau Buffalo Plans ‘Wine Down Wednesday’ Happy Hour Events

 

Chateau Buffalo, Buffalo’s urban winery specializing in wines and craft hard ciders, will begin offering “Wine Down Wednesday — Happy Hour at the Ciderhouse,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings beginning Feb. 4. Chateau Buffalo is located at 175 Niagara Frontier Food Terminal (1500 Clinton St.), Buffalo.

Guests of the events will enjoy wine and hard cider by the glass and delicious snack offerings. A $5 admission charge will include one free drink.

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Daemen Named Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

Daemen Named Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

Daemen College has been designated a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite, the highest level awarded, by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the college’s efforts to help employees eat better and be more physically active.

This is the second consecutive AHA distinction received by Daemen, which last year was named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite. The Fit-Friendly Worksites Program is intended as a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping workplaces make their employees’ health and well-being a priority.

National Visa Center (NVC) Now Accepting Nonimmigrant Visa Inquiries

National Visa Center (NVC) Now Accepting Nonimmigrant Visa Inquiries

 

The National Visa Center, or NVC, previously only handled inquiries in regards to immigrant visas, for example employment- or marriage-based green card applications. However, beginning on Jan. 12, 2015, the NVC also became the domestic point of contact for nonimmigrant visa cases such as a visitor visa (B-1/B-2) or intra-company transferee visa (L). 

The NVC reports that this change has been made in order to improve the efficiency and consistency of responses to the public. In this same effort, the NVC has also upgraded its phone system to provide better service to customers. 

Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop it Announces Region’s First All-Female Hackathon

Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop it Announces Region’s  First All-Female Hackathon

The Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It is hosting the region’s first all-female hackathon, GDI Hacks. The event, which will take place on Saturday, February 7th, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., will be one of the first events to take place in the newly constructed 43North incubator, 640 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY.  During the hackathon, teams of women developers, entrepreneurs, technologist, web developers and marketing experts will be challenged to provide several area non-profit, women and minority-owned businesses with new or updated websites.

Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization created to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn web, software and mobile application development through mentorship and hands-on instruction.