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Catholic Charities to Host Domestic Violence Training Focusing on New York Model for Batterers

Catholic Charities to Host Domestic Violence Training  Focusing on New York Model for Batterers

The National Training Institute on the New York Model for Batterer Programs will host “Domestic Violence Offender Accountability ~ What, Why and How to Get it Done” May 4 and 5 at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Presented by Catholic Charities of Buffalo Domestic Violence Program for Men and VCS, Inc. Domestic Violence Program for Men of New City, the two-day training will discuss essential elements and requirements needed to achieve offender accountability, as well as how and why New York Model programs support the work of local, state and national battered women’s advocates. Social workers, advocate representatives, batterer program staff, and judiciary and domestic violence court personnel are urged to attend. This is the fifth New York Model conference held in Orchard Park.

WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $59,600 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $59,600 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state on April 20. Representatives of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Land Trust Alliance unveiled the grantees at an event at Teatown Lake Reservation in Westchester County. 

Public hearing date set for Sonic


CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A public hearing to talk about a proposed Sonic Drive-in in Cheektowaga will be held next month.

A local businessman wants to move the popular chain into the old Perkins restaurant location on Union Road. The Cheektowaga Planning Board has already approved the plan. But the town board still needs to give it the green light.

A public hearing to discuss changing the zoning from a restaurant to a drive-thru is scheduled for Monday May 4th at 6:45 p.m. at Town Hall.


Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Three to Leadership Positions

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Three to Leadership Positions

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed three new members to its leadership team. Judette Dahleiden has been named Director of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, Beverly Eagan has been named Corporate Compliance Officer and Joseph Farrauto has been named Director of Human Resources.
      
Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities chief executive officer, said, “We are pleased to promote Beverly to her new position, and welcome Judette and Joe into two critical leadership roles. I look forward to the expertise, energy and passion all three will bring to their new and increased responsibilities.”

Daemen Establishes Partnership With LMU to Offer Veterinary Medicine Degree

Daemen Establishes Partnership With LMU to Offer Veterinary Medicine Degree

Daemen College and Lincoln Memorial University have formed a unique educational collaboration that will pave the way for Western New York students to earn a doctor of veterinary medicine, making it the only program of its kind available at a Buffalo Niagara institution and one of only three in the Northeast. It is the first formal agreement like this LMU has established with another institution.

A memorandum of agreement was officially signed April 20 by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, Dr. Glen F. Hoffsis, dean of the LMU College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. The accelerated program will be launched in fall 2015.

Love for Layla benefit


CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- Meet Layla.

She's a sweet, cuddly, lovable 11-month old baby girl.

But, this sweet little girl has already battled some big struggles in her life.

Layla is Megan and Tim Johnson's first child.

Layla's mom said she had a normal, healthy pregnancy, until she was involved in a car accident. At the time she was 20 weeks pregnant. At 26 weeks, Layla was born premature. She weighed only 2 lbs., 6 oz.

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She spent the first five months of her life in the hospital in neonatal intensive care before she was allowed to come home.

More than 175 attend 'Jump For Roswell'


CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - An all-day bouncing extravaganza raised money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute Sunday.

More than 175 people participated in Jump for Roswell at Sky Zone's indoor trampoline park.

All of the money raised will benefit a research project that focuses on a type of cancer called esophageal adenocarinoma. The event was organized by a local woman named Ruth Lipsitz, whose husband was diagnosed with esophagael cancer.

Assemblyman Ray Walter attended today's event and presented Lipsitz with a proclamation declaring that April is Esophagael Cancer Awareness Month in New York State.