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Emergency Relief Account Established to Aid Elma Family Displaced by Fire

Emergency Relief Account Established to Aid Elma Family Displaced by Fire

 

A house fire on Rice Road in Elma on Feb. 4 left one family with nothing but the clothes on their back. And now the family is appealing to the community for assistance.

“The support of family, friends and strangers has been a godsend,” said Timothy Panicali, who barely escaped the fast-moving early morning blaze with his wife and their two young sons. “People have been very generous with things like clothes and shoes. We were very blessed to get out safe.” The Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross is also assisting the family.

JACOBS LEADS STUDENTS IN VALENTINES FOR VETS PROJECT

JACOBS LEADS STUDENTS IN VALENTINES FOR VETS PROJECT

Special cards created for local veterans thanking them for their service

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs helped lead a Valentines for Veterans project with 5th grade students at Cheektowaga Middle School. Jacobs worked closely with Principal Gretchen Sukdolak to coordinate this event where middle school students created hundreds of
hand-made Valentine’s Day cards for veterans both locally and overseas.

“This was an opportunity to share with the students what it means to be a veteran and explain why veterans, both past and present, should be honored for their service and for protecting the freedoms we enjoy in this country,” stated Jacobs. “This is a great community service project.”

County Clerk Jacobs will be delivering these cards, just in time for Valentine’s Day, to area veterans during an upcoming “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach at the Leonard Post in Cheektowaga.

Justin Bieber’s Deportation: Will Pop Star Have to Face the Music?

Justin Bieber’s Deportation: Will Pop Star Have to Face the Music?

 

It’s no secret that the possibility of Justin Bieber’s deportation has been a hot topics in the news lately. The Canadian pop star’s recent arrest for DUI has infuriated thousands across the country. So much so in fact, that a petition to the White House titled, “Deport Justin Bieber and Revoke His Green Card,” was signed by over 240,000 people. As a rule, the White House must address any petition signed by over 100,000 people.

The question at hand in this case is can the United States actually deport Justin Bieber? In this blog we will take a look at some of the criteria that qualify a person for deportation.

Jacobs' “Thank-A-Vet” And EG Tax Service Partner Up For Veterans

Jacobs' “Thank-A-Vet” And EG Tax Service Partner Up For Veterans

EG Tax offers 10% discount benefit to Veterans participating in Discount Program

Erie County, NY—Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs welcomes EG Tax Services to his “Thank –A-Vet” Discount Program.  This program has grown from 27 businesses to over 600 and growing, offering valuable discounts on goods and services, making it a real benefit to our veteran community.

“I want to thank Esther Gulyas and EG Tax for joining our program and offering discounted tax preparation services to our veterans,” said Jacobs.  “With tax season quickly approaching this is the perfect time for veterans to put their “Thank-A-Vet” card to work for them.”

JACOBS EXPANDS AUTO BUREAU SERVICES

JACOBS EXPANDS AUTO BUREAU SERVICES

County Clerk now offering motorists additional locations and hours

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is proud to announce that the Erie County Auto Bureau is offering additional locations and hours through the On-Site Mobile Unit. Jacobs has successfully teamed up with the AAA of Western and Central New York and Supervisor Sheila Meegan, Town of West Seneca, to make auto bureau services more convenient.

“I pledged to restructure and improve the hours and location sites of the Erie County Auto Bureau”, said Clerk Jacobs. “We are working with our partners in government and the private sector to expand office operations and enhance hours for area motorists.”

JACOBS SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO KEEP PISTOL PERMIT INFORMATION PRIVATE

JACOBS SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO KEEP PISTOL PERMIT INFORMATION PRIVATE

Makes motion for vote at statewide County Clerk's Meeting

Erie County, NY - Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs made a motion at the New York State County Clerk's Association (NYSACC) meeting calling for the State Legislature to pass legislation to keep the information of pistol permit holders protected from public disclosure.

"The SAFE Act kept the State Police Pistol Permit Database protected from public disclosure yet county pistol permits are not; we are asking for consistent protection of our citizens across-the-board,” said Jacobs. The vote of the statewide County Clerk's Association, representing Clerks from the 62 Counties across the State, was nearly unanimous at today's meeting which laid out the 2014 Legislative Agenda for NYSACC.

Social Media, Used Responsibly, Brings Worldwide Attention to Local School

Social Media, Used Responsibly, Brings Worldwide Attention to Local School

 

We’ve all heard tragic stories involving schools, students and social media. However, there are times when social media can have a positive impact, and students at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School recently learned that lesson firsthand.

The story began when students at the Cheektowaga elementary school were asked by their art teacher, Mary Saternus, to paint a beautiful mural for the National “Water Is Life” Mural and Art Challenge sponsored by Wyland Foundation. The Wyland Foundation was created by marine life artist Robert Wyland. As part of the competition, students were asked to depict how we interact with rivers, lakes, streams or wetlands, and how water shapes our world.