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Literary Scholar, Academic Excellence to be Featured at Daemen Festival

Literary Scholar, Academic Excellence to be Featured at Daemen Festival

Literary and legal scholar Stanley Fish will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 Daemen College Academic Festival, an annual celebration of academic excellence showcased through student and faculty presentations, poster sessions, panel discussions, performances and other activities.

Considered one of the century’s most original and influential literary theorists and public intellectuals, Fish will give his address, “What Are Academics Free to Do?,” at 7 p.m. April 15 in the Wick Campus Center Social Room. Due to limited seating, reservations for the keynote address are encouraged by April 1 to speaker@daemen.edu.

The Resource Training Center to Host Mother Who Lost Son to Texting While Driving

The Resource Training Center to Host Mother Who Lost Son to Texting While Driving

 

Kelly Cline, a mother who lost her son A.J. Larson in a fatal texting-while-driving accident in 2007, will be the guest speaker at The Resource Training Center’s “Alive at 25” class to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12. The Resource Training Center is located in the Harlem Road Community Center at 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst.

Two Local Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Two Local Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Nearly 130 high school seniors representing 20 school districts from across the region were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). The ceremony celebrated the academic accomplishments of students from Erie 1 BOCES' three career and technical centers: Harkness, Kenton and Potter.

Christ the King Seminary to host permanent diaconate information sessions

Christ the King Seminary to host permanent diaconate information sessions

Men interested in discerning a vocation to the permanent diaconate are invited to information sessions in April and May.  As members of the clergy, permanent deacons serve the faithful through the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and can officiate at weddings, baptisms, funerals and wakes as well as preach.
 
Christ the Seminary will host sessions on Saturday, Apr. 5, at 9 a.m., and Saturday, May 3, at 9 a.m. in the Classroom building.  Another session will be held at St. Joseph-University Parish in Buffalo in the Parish Center on Wednesday, Apr. 16, at 7 p.m.
 

Community Sponsors

WNY Federal Credit Union to Sponsor New Outdoor Marketplace

WNY Federal Credit Union to Sponsor New Outdoor Marketplace

 

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s new farmers’ market that will take place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings beginning May 15, has reached an exclusive sponsorship agreement with a town-based organization for the 2014 season.

Sponsoring the market, to take place on the grassy hill at Union Road and Main Street, will be the Western New York Federal Credit Union. Located at 1937 Union Road, the credit union has served the community since 1964 and moved to its current location in 2010. For more information, please visit their website at https://wnyfcu.com.

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Continues on March 29

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Continues on March 29

 

The popular Winter Market at Horsefeathers will continue its successful run on Saturday, March 29. The indoor market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 3 and occupies portions of the first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side. 

Occupying the community group table on March 29 will be representatives of Backyard Orchards.

Give Your Furry Friend the Best Health Possible

Give Your Furry Friend the Best Health Possible

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

To pet owners, our furry friends are people too.

We go through the joys of raising them much like we do our children—and in return, they bring us endless happiness and unconditional love. We learn our pets' individual characters and adore them for their quirks and unique personalities.