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Land Conservancy Celebrates Outstanding Contributions From Members at Annual Meeting and Reception

Land Conservancy Celebrates Outstanding Contributions From Members at Annual Meeting and Reception

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy held its 22nd annual Membership Meeting and Reception on Friday, June 7, at the Main House on the grounds of the beautiful Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora. With more than 150 people from throughout Western New York attending, it was one of the most successful events in the history of the Land Conservancy. 

The event began by honoring the outstanding contributions of two Land Conservancy members, Michael B. Powers and Edward Fuchs. 

Peace Corps Adventure Leads Former Volunteers to the WNY Land Conservancy

Peace Corps Adventure Leads Former Volunteers to the WNY Land Conservancy

To say that the newest additions to the staff at the Western New York Land Conservancy — Jajean Rose-Burney and his wife Ana Hernández Balzac — have interesting resumes would be a dramatic understatement. While volunteers in the Peace Corps, Jajean and Ana spent 27 months in Puebla, Mexico, successfully tackling problems that often seemed insurmountable. 

Among other things, Jajean helped protect a globally important wetland twice the size of the city of Buffalo from rapid and unplanned urban development, while Ana enabled nearly 100 schools throughout the state of Puebla to become certified “Green Schools.”

Catholic Charities Service Corps Offers Grads Try at Job Force, Chance to Help Others

Catholic Charities Service Corps Offers  Grads Try at Job Force, Chance to Help Others

Are you, or do you know, a young adult searching for an exciting, meaningful way to jump into the job force? Perhaps post-graduation plans are still unclear or a current career is unfulfilling. Catholic Charities Service Corps (CCSC) offers college graduates a year-long chance to develop and share their gifts, education and faith in a unique manner.

CCSC is now accepting applications from graduates of all faiths who are at least 21 years old and willing to challenge themselves by committing to service/social justice, community living, simplicity and spiritual growth for one year, beginning in August.

Service Corps members work full-time with marginalized populations in various non-profit agencies in Buffalo and surrounding areas involving education, legal aid, advocacy, social services, medical field and counseling, while living together in community with other volunteers.

Jacobs Invites You to “Passports On The Move” Event

Jacobs Invites You to “Passports On The Move” Event

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced that his office is hosting a special “Passports on the Move” Outreach on Wednesday, June 5th, at the Eastern Hills Mall from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Clerk’s Office will be set up in the Center Court Commons, between Bon-Ton and Macy’s.  Appointments are required and can be made by contacting the Erie County Clerk’s Office directly at 716-858-8866.

Passport Acceptance Agents from the Clerk’s Office will be available to accept and process passport applications for U.S. citizens during this special community outreach as well as provide passport information. “I encourage anyone planning their upcoming summer vacation or a college student planning their next semester abroad to come to our outreach and apply for their passport,” said County Clerk Jacobs. 

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs encourages residents to make time this Memorial Day to Honor Veterans

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs encourages residents to make time this Memorial Day to Honor Veterans

From the Desk of Erie County Clerk Chris Jaocbs....

JACOBS MAKES BOATER’S SAFETY GUIDE AVAILABLE AT CLERK'S OFFICE

JACOBS MAKES BOATER’S SAFETY GUIDE AVAILABLE AT CLERK'S OFFICE

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced that the New York State Boater’s Guide is now available through his office. The guidebook is made possible by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The guide provides a summary of the more important laws, registration and training requirements, as well as suggested safety information governing recreational boating within New York State.

“Just like there are ‘rules of the road’ for vehicles, there are ‘rules of the waterway’ that govern the safe maneuvering of watercrafts”, said County Clerk Jacobs. “I encourage all recreational boaters and jet skiers to know the risks, learn the rules and be prepared before taking the helm this boating season.”

Jacobs to Deliver Nearly $8 Million to Local Governments

Jacobs to Deliver Nearly $8 Million to Local Governments

Says Mortgage Tax Collections up 16.8% Over Same Period Last Year

Erie County, NY-Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced his office will soon distribute to local governments throughout the County 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 May 15th is $7,896,969.86 and covers the six month period October 1, 2012-March 31, 2013.  This amount is 16.8% higher than the same period last year.

“Record low interest rates have 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.