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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Civil War Author David Smeltz

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Civil War Author David Smeltz

David Smeltz, author of “The Adventures of Sidney Sawyer: Missouri Yankees,” will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café for a book-signing event from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.

Amelia Press Releases ‘Different or the Same?’ Children’s Book

Amelia Press Releases ‘Different or the Same?’ Children’s Book

Amelia Press, the children’s book division of No Frills Buffalo publishing company, has released “Different or the Same?” by local author and Orchard Park resident Kathleen Mancuso.

“Different or the Same?” is an amazing mix of what childhood brings. Young children will adore the beautiful, repetitive language that lends itself to an important message about diversity, through understanding differences. Illustrated by Monica Gartler, the book’s artwork is very unique! Loose, textural handling of the media lends itself well to the text, and the simplistic and repetitive text allows children to not only enjoy the book, but join in on the fun! The illustrations are soft, detailed and lifelike.

Mary Queen of Angels School Welcomes New Principal

Mary Queen of Angels School Welcomes New Principal

Kristen Hada, a resident of Cheektowaga, has been named principal at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga.

A parishioner of St. Andrew Church in Sloan, Hada most recently served as assistant principal in the high school and elementary school of the Southwestern School District in Jamestown. Previously, she served as curriculum coordinator for the Cattaraugus Little Valley Central School District through Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES, and as the response to intervention specialist and administrative intern (Pre-K-12th grade) for the Pioneer Central School District.

‘Marshall’ Scenes With Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown Filmed at Daemen’s Presidential Residence

‘Marshall’ Scenes With Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown Filmed at Daemen’s Presidential Residence

AMHERST, N.Y. – Filming in the Buffalo Niagara region for “Marshall,” a legal thriller starring Chadwick Boseman as a young Thurgood Marshall, a future Supreme Court justice, was recently on location at Daemen College’s presidential residence, where scenes were shot for the new movie.

“We are thrilled and honored to have Daemen House selected as a location for a major motion picture that will bring national attention to the Western New York region,” said President Gary A. Olson. “To be a part of a production of this magnitude was a unique opportunity to showcase the college.”

Author of Buffalo-based Crime Novel to Visit Dog Ears Bookstore

Author of Buffalo-based Crime Novel to Visit Dog Ears Bookstore

Mark Hannon, author of “Every Man for Himself,” a crime novel about racketeering set in Buffalo during the early 1950s, will take part in a book-signing event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

Decorated Veteran is First to Receive New Daemen Scholarship

Decorated Veteran is First to Receive New Daemen Scholarship

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College student veteran Nicholas Pilozzi has been selected as the first recipient of the new Karamanoukian Scholarship established with a generous gift from board trustee Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian and his wife, Karen Karalus Karamanoukian.

“As a strong supporter of our veterans and our country’s military, I’m pleased to award this scholarship to a veteran as inspiring as Nick and to offer him financial assistance so he may achieve his educational goal at Daemen,” said Karamanoukian, a vein specialist and director of the Vein Treatment Center. “This gift will also add to Daemen’s commitment to provide student veterans the resources and support they need at the college, which has been a key focus of President Gary Olson and Vice President Michael Brogan.”

Seriously Ill Student Receives Nursing Degree

Seriously Ill Student Receives Nursing Degree

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Daemen College President Gary A. Olson conferred a bachelor’s degree in nursing to student Paula Williams, who is seriously ill with breast cancer, at a private on-campus ceremony held Dec. 16 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. She completed the academic requirements in the fall semester to receive her nursing degree, which was presented in advance of the college’s annual commencement ceremony in May.

“We are all very proud of Paula for persevering through her illness to receive her degree,” said Olson. “She is courageous, tenacious, and an inspiration to everyone at Daemen.”

A graduate of the former Buffalo General Hospital School of Nursing, Williams held various staff and leadership positions at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. In recognition of her professional excellence, she was awarded a scholarship from the Kaleida Health Foundation.