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Funeral Held For Lockport Teen


LOCKPORT, NY – Hundreds of mourners attended funeral services at St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church on Thursday afternoon, for Michael Dmochowski, 18, a high school senior, who was killed in a car accident while on a college-recruiting visit at Ithaca College.

Many of the mourners were his classmates at Lockport High School.

Dmochowski was a member of the National Honor Society, the National Mathematics Honor Society and was also an Academic All-American swimmer.

Dmochowski's life revolved around swimming. He was on the 2013 and 2014 league championship swim teams at Lockport.

Among those delivering emotional eulogies were teachers, coaches, a teammate, and two of Dmochowski's sisters. "I think the range of opportunities for him were unlimited," said Michael's father, Thomas, when speaking with WGRZ earlier in the week. "My son leaves a rich legacy."

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Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of spring events. 

Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse
Join Explore Buffalo for a tour of the only boathouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright! Originally designed by Wright in 1905 for the University of Wisconsin, the Boathouse was never built until its construction in 2007 in Buffalo along the shore of the Black Rock Channel. This was one of Wright’s favorite designs, as evidenced by his inclusion of the Boathouse in his now famous Wasmuth Portfolio.

Challenge Gift to Help Create the Stella Niagara Preserve Will Match New Donations Dollar for Dollar

Challenge Gift to Help Create the Stella Niagara Preserve Will Match New Donations Dollar for Dollar

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the Stella Niagara Preserve announced that they received a $200,000 challenge gift from a local couple, Pamela and Joe Priest, to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve, a new nature preserve on the Niagara River in Lewiston. When this $200,000 challenge gift is matched by the Buffalo-Niagara community, the project’s fundraising goal will have been met. The Land Conservancy is now asking residents, businesses and foundations to donate and match this challenge gift by June 1, 2015, in order to complete the project on time and open the preserve to the public later this year. 

Niagara University Professor Donating Book Proceeds To Vietnamese Orphanage

Niagara University Professor Donating Book Proceeds To Vietnamese Orphanage

A disparity in earning power can make it more difficult for an English professor to financially support a cause than, say, a doctor, lawyer or C.E.O.

Nevertheless, Joseph Little, Ph.D., may have found a way to circumvent those economics.

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Berardi Immigration Law’s First Quarter Border Activity

Berardi Immigration Law’s First Quarter Border Activity

 

Berardi Immigration Law has had a busy first quarter at the U.S.-Canadian border. Since early January, we have appeared on behalf of at least 40 clients on 18 separate days at the Peace Bridge. Some of these appearances were entered on behalf of other attorneys, but most represent clients whose cases our office fully drafted and prepared. A sample of some of our interesting cases include:

Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2015 Opens with $7.43 Million Raised Toward $10.9 Million Goal

Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2015 Opens with $7.43 Million Raised  Toward $10.9 Million Goal

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, announced Tuesday, March 24, Catholic Charities’ 91st annual Appeal has raised $7,432,587.16 to date, representing 68 percent of the $10.9 million goal. The total includes monies collected and reported by parish volunteers during the opening weekend (March 21-22) of Appeal Week 2015, the period which marks the strongest push for parish donations.

The total reported is more than $500,000 short of where Catholic Charities’ officials and the Appeal leadership team hoped to be after the first Sunday.

Funds raised for Appeal 2015 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61 sites throughout the eight counties of Western New York, and the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith, which supports related ministries of the Diocese of Buffalo.
    

Lockport High School senior killed in car accident


LOCKPORT, NY - Lockport High School is mourning the loss of a student.

Micheal Dmochowski, 18, a high school senior, was killed in a car accident while on a college-recruiting visit at Ithaca College.

Dmochowski was a member of the National Honor Society, the National Mathematics Honor Society and was also an Academic All-American swimmer.

Dmochowski's life revolved around swimming. He was on the 2013 and 2014 league championship swim teams at Lockport.

"I think the range of opportunities for him were unlimited," said Michael's father, Thomas. "My son leaves a rich legacy based on the number of people who have reached out and commented, they're in the hundreds."

According to State Police, he crossed the center line on Route 96 in Tioga County and and hit an oncoming car. Troopers say alcohol and drugs were not a factor.