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Annunciation School Nurse Earns Excellence in School Nursing Award

Annunciation School Nurse Earns Excellence in School Nursing Award

 

Debbie Kampff, RN, the school nurse at Annunciation School in Elma, was recently awarded the 2013 Excellence in School Nursing Award by the New York State Association of School Nurses. Kampff, who also serves as zone representative for the Western New York Association of School Nurses, was nominated by the local organization.

At Annunciation, Nurse Debbie is involved in everything from putting bandages on playground scrapes to helping develop classroom curriculum for the school’s innovative Center for Health Science. She has served as school nurse at Annunciation for 18 years.

MQA’s Michael Wojcicki to Receive Diocesan Award

MQA’s Michael Wojcicki to Receive Diocesan Award

 

Michael Wojcicki, athletic director, physical education teacher and coach at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, has been named the recipient of the annual Tim Russert/Sister Lucille Socciarelli/Father John Sturm Making a Difference Award. The honor, presented by the Diocese of Buffalo, will be awarded to “Coach Mike” at the 2014 Making a Difference Dinner taking place on Jan. 30 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The Making a Difference Dinner is a celebration of Catholic schools and an opportunity to honor those who serve Catholic school students in Western New York. Wojcicki was nominated for the award by Mary Queen of Angels Principal MaryAlice Bagwell.

Buffalo Native and Piano Great Mike Jones Releases ‘Plays Well With Others’

Buffalo Native and Piano Great Mike Jones Releases ‘Plays Well With Others’

 

Buffalo native Mike Jones is what used to be called a “two handed pianist.” Not as obvious as it sounds, the term actually applies to jazz pianists who make full use of the entire range of the instrument and whose left hand prowess matches that of their right. 

Pre-war jazz styles such as Stride and classic Swing are prime meat for such virtuosic pianists, and, when it comes to most effectively demonstrating the durable beauty of these idioms, Jones might well be the modern day master.

Jacobs to deliver over $8.5 Million to Local Municipalities

Jacobs to deliver over $8.5 Million to Local Municipalities

Says Mortgage Tax Collections up 8.9% Over Same Period Last Year

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced local governments will soon receive their share of the Erie County Mortgage Tax collections based off of real estate transactions recorded in the Clerk’s Office.  The total to be distributed on November 15th is $8,623,740.49 and covers the six month period April 1, 2013-September 30, 2013.  This amount is 8.9% higher than the same period last year.

“Record low interest rates earlier this year fueled both refinancing and home purchases throughout Western New York.  This is a positive development for Erie County’s municipal governments since mortgage tax distributions are a major source of revenue for many of the County’s cities, towns and villages,” stated County Clerk Jacobs.

Jacobs to End Long Held Perk of County Clerk License Plates

Jacobs to End Long Held Perk of County Clerk License Plates

Will post all “Clerk Plates” on county website and make available for all citizens

Erie County, NY - A long-held traditional perk of County Clerk’s has been the ability to dole out a limited number of “Clerk Plates” with such desirable prefixes as “EC or ER.”

County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to end this practice and plans on listing all available plates on the county website with a simple request form. “Plates will then be awarded on a first come first serve basis,” stated Jacobs. “My goal here is to remove any perception of favoritism in awarding these plates.”

Prefixes other than “EC” and “ER” that the Clerk has available are “B, BF, BL, BU, CE, and E” and are the same cost as a typical license plate which is $28.75. Approximately 70 of these plates are currently available. The “Clerk Plates” can only be issued for passenger vehicles and are not obtainable for commercial vehicles, motorcycles or trailers.

Jacobs and Dunn Tire Encourage Motorists to “Renew Local"

Jacobs and Dunn Tire Encourage Motorists to “Renew Local"

Registration Renewal Envelopes Now Available at all Dunn Tire locations

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and Dunn Tire announced today that motorists will now be able to find the signature green “Renew Local” envelopes at any of the Dunn Tire locations throughout Erie County.

The Clerk’s Office is asking motorists to “Renew Local” when renewing their auto registration in order to keep 12.7% of vehicle registration fees here in Erie County rather than sending 100% to Albany. Taxpayers should know that when they renew their registration locally, at any of the Erie County Auto Bureaus or mail their renewal directly to the County Clerk’s Office, the financial impact to the County would be upwards of an additional $1.5 million in revenue per year. 

Jacobs Issues Warning on County Executive's 2014 Budget Estimates

Jacobs Issues Warning on County Executive's 2014 Budget Estimates

Says Poloncarz is projecting faulty revenues for Auto Bureau

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is sounding an alarm after seeing the County Executive’s revenue estimates for the Erie County Auto Bureau for the 2014 budget year. “I am very concerned about these estimates, they are half a million more than my office projected for the Auto Bureau in our submission to the County Executive’s budget office,” said Jacobs. “I have put my concerns in writing to Comptroller Mychajliw, who is charged with reporting to the Legislature on the validity of the County Executive’s revenue estimates.”

“The Erie County Legislature needs to know that from the moment they receive the County Executive’s proposed 2014 budget that it is out of balance more than $550,000 because there is no way the Auto Bureau will hit the revenue amount the County Executive has put in his budget,” stated Jacobs.