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The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

 

The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with fun, food, fireworks, friends and family. But celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking. Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst, is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day and designate a sober driver! 

“The Fourth of July festivities can be so much fun,” said Farrar. “People make plans for the partying, but too many drivers don’t plan ahead to get home safely.” 

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Visa Issues Continue as Experts Try to Restore System

Visa Issues Continue as Experts Try to Restore System

 

As we reported last week, the Bureau of Consular Affairs continues to face technological issues with its visa systems. The Department of State (DOS) posted a statement yesterday that it endeavors to have the system fully reconnected this week. As of noon yesterday, 22 posts around the world have been reconnected. This represents approximately half of the global nonimmigrant visa volume. 

The agency stated that it has made good progress as it processes the large backlog of cases created by the system shutdown. Some posts were able to handle visa interviews as well as some visa printing by the end of last week. Several posts have also begun rescheduling visa appointments. 

Berardi Immigration Law Names Gabriella Agostinelli Associate Attorney

Berardi Immigration Law Names Gabriella Agostinelli Associate Attorney

 

Berardi Immigration Law is pleased to announce that Gabriella Agostinelli has been promoted to the position of Associate Attorney.

Agostinelli joined Berardi Immigration Law as a Law Clerk in 2014. She received her Juris Doctor from the SUNY Buffalo Law School in 2014 and Bachelor’s Degrees in International Business and International Relations from Canisius College in 2011. 

”Taste of the Fair” Back by Popular Demand at the Erie County Fair!!!

”Taste of the Fair” Back by Popular Demand at the Erie County Fair!!!

Food is one of my favorite things at the Fair.  I love all kinds of Fair foods!  But this is the deal.... no matter how long you have been going to the Fair, there have to be some things that you have never tried.  Sometimes you just run out of “Fair Time” to try them all.  Last year, our friends over at the Fairgrounds launched a quite unique idea.  Many Fair vendors were offering one or more of their specialty items at a special Fair price.  I thought it was a really great idea.

Sometimes you would like to try some Fair food item that you have never had, but maybe the size is too big, or maybe you are almost out of money, and can’t spend your last for a food item, but this “Taste of the Fair” gives you the opportunity to try the food for the special Fair price of just $2.  This is a great way to check out many of the stands that you haven’t explored yet.  You will have all day on Thursday, August 20th to do just that!

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Annunciation Raffle to Feature Handcrafted Items Created by St. Joseph Workers

Annunciation Raffle to Feature Handcrafted Items Created by St. Joseph Workers

 

The Church of the Annunciation’s annual summer picnic has always been a highly anticipated event for those living in and around the Elma area, but this year’s event features some new attractions that already have people talking!

Three handcrafted items built by the parish’s dedicated volunteers called the St. Joseph Workers will be featured in a special raffle to be managed by the parish’s Ladies Sodality. The wooden items include a beautiful rocking horse, glider and wall cabinet.

Mercy Hospital Teams with Dog Ears Bookstore to Bring Books to Waiting Rooms

Mercy Hospital Teams with Dog Ears Bookstore to Bring Books to Waiting Rooms

 

A partnership between Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Dog Ears Bookstore & Café has resulted in numerous books being delivered to the hospital’s Margaret L. Wendt Family Center waiting room. The first delivery of approximately 50 new books occurred on June 12.

Rural Outreach Center’s health care program moving to new location

Rural Outreach Center’s health care program moving to new location

 

Thanks to the acquisition of a new 70- by 38-foot trailer made possible courtesy of the TLC Health Network and New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan’s office, the Rural Outreach Center’s Health Care Service program is moving to a new location at 730 Olean Road, East Aurora. The goal is to begin offering services at the new location on Wednesday, July 1.

Health services will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month. The service is staffed with licensed volunteer nurse practitioners, an on-call physician, RNs, a medical assistant, trained volunteers and students from various health professions.