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Dog Ears Bookstore, Erie County Youth Bureau Team Up for Successful Camps

Dog Ears Bookstore, Erie County Youth Bureau Team Up for Successful Camps

 

Dog Ears Bookstore recently finished three weeks of reading and writing summer camps sponsored by the Erie County Youth Bureau. The camps were run by New York State-certified teachers and featured reading and writing activities, games and much more, all of which aligned with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. 

Each morning the children gathered at the bookstore to discuss the day’s activity which was followed by a related writing piece. At the end of the week, each participant had five publishable pieces of work in their portfolio. This is the first year Erie County has sponsored the camps that keep children engaged in learning throughout the summer months, ensuring a smooth transition to the next school year. 

The Timing is Right to Invest in Real Estate Through a Custodial IRA

The Timing is Right to Invest in Real Estate Through a Custodial IRA

 

The recent stock market “correction” had a lot of people checking their 401K statements and rethinking their short- and long-term investment plans. Yet one unique investment strategy — investing in real estate through a self-directed custodial IRA — continues to provide an outstanding return and, perhaps more importantly, peace of mind for cautious investors.

“Finding sound investment properties in the Western New York marketplace is quite possible with the correct planning and execution,” said Michael Olear, licensed broker with The Olear Team/MJ Peterson Real Estate. “There are many great opportunities right now for smart investors to purchase real estate, build a stable retirement portfolio and amass wealth.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Adult Literacy Classes to Improve Employment Opportunities

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Adult Literacy Classes to Improve Employment Opportunities

 

Free pre-training literacy classes for the unemployed and underemployed are now being offered at the nonprofit Dog Ears Bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. One-on-one sessions are available to individuals 18 and older who have a high school diploma or GED.

Winter Market on Hertel Seeks Vendors for Upcoming Season

Winter Market on Hertel Seeks Vendors for Upcoming Season

 

Vendors are currently being sought for the second annual Winter Market on Hertel to take place in the 3,000-square-foot home of The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, located at 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. The 16-week market will begin on Dec. 5 and continue through April 2. Market hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Dalia’s Bridal to Begin Offering Designer Dresses for All Occasions

Dalia’s Bridal to Begin Offering Designer Dresses for All Occasions

 

Dalia’s Bridal, which opened at 4558 Main St., Snyder, last December, is expanding its business and will begin offering designer dresses for all special occasions and social events — including beautiful dresses for mothers of the bride and groom — beginning the weekend of Aug. 28-29.

“We will have both long and short dresses, from cocktail to formal, in sizes 0 to 28,” said owner Dalia Nowak. “We will carry well-known designers such as Adrianna Papell, Jovani, Terani Couture, VM by Mori Lee and Cachet just to name a few, and all of our dresses will be sold right off the showroom floor.”

Daemen Among Best in Private Colleges For Return on Investment

Daemen Among Best in Private Colleges For Return on Investment

A Daemen College education has been ranked among the top 200 of private colleges in the country for best return on investment (ROI), according to PayScale’s 2015 ROI Report. The college is listed at No. 186 in the category for private colleges.

Daemen has also been recognized as one of Upstate New York’s most sound financial investments, ranking 18th on ROI. Daemen is ranked in the top 20 of 37 Upstate New York colleges, joining other prestigious private institutions in the state such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (No. 1), Colgate University (No. 7), and Skidmore College (No. 16).

The report examines the earning potential of graduates from public and private colleges and universities across the United States.

USCIS Issues Final H-1B Simeio Guidance

USCIS Issues Final H-1B Simeio Guidance

 

On Tuesday, USCIS issued final guidance on a recent decision requiring new H-1B petitions for workers who change job sites, stating the agency will generally not punish employers that don’t file new petitions based on location changes that occurred before April 9. According to the new guidance, if an H-1B employee was moved to a new location on or before April 9, which is the date the Administrative Appeals Office handed down its decision in the Matter of Simeio Solutions LLC, the agency will generally not pursue adverse actions, even if the employer doesn’t file an amended petition. 

However, USCIS will not cancel any adverse actions that it has already started or completed before July 21.