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London’s TD Sunfest to Celebrate 20 Years of World Cultures

London’s TD Sunfest to Celebrate 20 Years of World Cultures

 

When TD Sunfest ’14 opens on July 3rd for four days in nearby London, Ontario, it will mark a major milestone for one of Ontario’s signature summer events – 20 years of celebrating world cultures through culturally diverse music and dance, food, crafts and visual art.

Making a Connection Between Your Pet and Your Date

Making a Connection Between Your Pet and Your Date

 

(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!)

When you’ve made a “love connection” and feel it’s time to introduce your two-legged companion to your four-legged friend, here are a few tips from PetSmart Charities and Match, the world’s largest dating website. They have teamed up to reveal the important role that pets play in our dating lives.

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Saudi Students Explore Global Health Issues in Daemen Program

Saudi Students Explore Global Health Issues in Daemen Program

A group of Saudi Arabian medical students are gaining a better understanding of global health issues and the U.S. health care field while also experiencing American culture through a three-week Summer Enrichment Program being held at Daemen College.

The third annual residential program, which is offered as part of a Daemen-Jazan University international education agreement, has brought 10 Saudi Arabian students to the Daemen campus to take part in this unique learning experience that started on June 9.

“This program is a tremendous opportunity for the students to learn about the U.S. health care system from a variety of highly skilled and experienced practitioners,” said Dr. Patricia Brown, vice president for enrollment management. “It also exposes them to a different culture and new experiences at Daemen and in our Western New York region.”

Nearby London’s Budweiser Gardens to Host Michael Bublé Concert

Nearby London’s Budweiser Gardens to Host Michael Bublé Concert

 

This year marks the triumphant return of Michael Bublé to Canada as he recently announced eight performances across the country kicking off today (June 19) in Vancouver. Bublé’s concert in London, Ontario’s Budweiser Gardens, located at 99 Dundas St., takes place at 8 p.m. June 30.
Bublé recently wrapped up a 40-date tour of the U.S. in support of his sixth studio album “To Be Loved,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Magazine’s Top 200 Pop Charts. Produced by Bob Rock, “To Be Loved” was recorded in Vancouver and Los Angeles and includes a mix of standards as well as four original songs co-written by Bublé.

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Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen College student Amy Grimes is gaining valuable experience this summer as the first-ever intern in the Village of Williamsville Mayor’s Office, a role that’s giving her the opportunity to assist with a historic preservation project and a major community development initiative.

“We are extremely pleased to have Amy on board and to be a part of enhancing her educational experience and professional development by engaging her in the work of village government,” said Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa. “In the few weeks she’s been with us, her contributions to our office have already had a positive impact.”

Dog Ears Bookstore Receives Award from Author James Patterson

Dog Ears Bookstore Receives Award from Author James Patterson

 

In February of 2014, best-selling author James Patterson announced an initiative to give away $1 million of his personal fortune to independent booksellers across the United States. The money is intended for smaller bookstores, which are under pressure from competitors such as Amazon and e-books. 

Patterson's own books are big sellers everywhere — he doesn't depend on small bookstores to succeed. But his giveaway is driven by a broader concern. "We're at a juncture right now where bookstores as we have known them are at risk," Patterson told NPR. "Libraries as we've known them are at risk, publishers are at risk, American literature as we've known it is at risk and getting kids reading is at risk. 

Americana Days to Highlight July Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Americana Days to Highlight July Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Americana Days, celebrated from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 12 and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 13, will highlight a busy July calendar at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

A celebration of America’s greatest pastimes, Americana Days will feature toys and games, live music, food vendors, a petting zoo courtesy of Kelkenberg Farms and a focus on the village’s historic buildings. Activities will include kite making, tin punching, blacksmithing, rope making, lace making, treadle machine demonstrations, cooking, Victorian dance performances, woodworking, Weavers' Guild of Buffalo demonstrations, silhouettes and croquet.