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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. 

Jacobs Reminds Snowmobilers to Register their Sleds in Erie County

Jacobs Reminds Snowmobilers to Register their Sleds in Erie County

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to remind snowmobilers to register their sleds “locally” and avoid the registration rush by mailing in their snowmobile registrations using the signature green “Renew Local” envelope or doing so at any of the Erie County Auto Bureaus.

“Snow has already begun to fly and we do not want any snowmobiler to be delayed in being properly registered”, said Jacobs. “Winter in Erie County is more fun on a snowmobile and we want riders ready to enjoy the season.”

Members of a snowmobile club will save money on their registration, as the registration fee is only $45.00. Non-members will pay the full registration fee of $100. Snowmobilers are encouraged to contact the Erie County Federation of Snowmobile Clubs by visiting www.wnysnowtrails.com for information on joining local clubs.

Local Pastor Hopes to Share His Inspirational Message Across WNY

Local Pastor Hopes to Share His Inspirational Message Across WNY

 

“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can.”

It’s a simple, yet powerful message. It’s also a message that Reverend Christopher Wylie has learned firsthand through a lifetime of overcoming a multitude of serious health issues and other seemingly insurmountable obstacles. And, it’s a message that he now hopes to share both in his churches and in the broader community as an inspirational speaker.

A MESSAGE FROM COUNTY CLERK JACOBS: A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON IS A SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON

A MESSAGE FROM COUNTY CLERK JACOBS: A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON IS A SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON

the message is simple: don’t make the dangerous decision to Drink and Drive

As your Erie County Clerk, responsible for overseeing Auto Bureau operations, it is time to remind everyone not to drink and drive this holiday season and not to ride with anyone who has had too much to drink. If you have had too much to drink, for everyone’s sake, please do not get behind the wheel of your car.

We all look forward to celebrating this time of year with our family and friends, but if those celebrations include alcohol, you, as a driver, need to plan ahead and arrange for a safe ride home. People who make the dangerous decision to drink and drive will find that local law enforcement is serious about cracking down on reckless behavior.

JACOBS TO HOST PASSPORT OUTREACH AT NORTHTOWN AUTO BUREAU

JACOBS TO HOST PASSPORT OUTREACH AT NORTHTOWN AUTO BUREAU

Clerk’s Office provides convenience for travelers

Erie County, NY- As a service to Erie County residents, County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reminding travelers that his office is offering additional “Passports on the Move” outreach events the second Tuesday of every month. The next event will be held on Tuesday, December 10th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erie County Auto Bureau, located in the Northtown Plaza, 3095 Sheridan Drive in Amherst.

“The Clerk’s Office is pleased to make this service available in order to meet the growing demand for passports,” said County Clerk Jacobs. “I want to make County government more customer-centered, including offering convenient alternatives for our customers to obtain passports.”

Jacobs Completes an Independent Risk Assessment of Finances

Jacobs Completes an Independent Risk Assessment of Finances

Institutes Best Practices to Protect $60 Million in Receipts

ERIE COUNTY, NY – Chris Jacobs called for and now has received an Independent Risk Assessment of the Clerk’s Registrar Division. 

Last year Jacobs retained the certified public accounting firm of Tronconi Segarra & Associates to complete an assessment of the financial management of the cash receipts and financial reporting processes of the Division and make recommendations to implement best practices.

JACOBS SUBMITS RESOLUTION OPPOSING UNFUNDED MANDATE CAUSED BY NY SAFE ACT

JACOBS SUBMITS RESOLUTION OPPOSING UNFUNDED MANDATE CAUSED BY NY SAFE ACT

Urges New York State to provide funds to cover costs to local government for implementing law

Erie County, NY – Although his term as Chair of the eight County Western Region of the New York State County Clerks Association (NYSACC) does not begin until January, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is already working on behalf of the  Western Region County Clerks who have been financially impacted through the NY SAFE Act.

“Albany repeatedly said this new gun law would not be an unfunded mandate on local governments, unfortunately that is not the case,” said Jacobs.  Jacobs is delivering a resolution approved by the Western Region Clerk’s to the Statewide County Clerk’s Association meeting next week in Lake Placid stating that the Western New York Counties alone have incurred over $100,000 in additional costs because of the Safe Act.