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Visa Fees Waived for 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Visa Fees Waived for 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

 

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will take place in Los Angeles, California, from July 25 through Aug. 2, 2015. This year, foreign participants have something new to look forward to: There will be no visa application fee or visa issuance fee required. In 2014, the State Department announced that the fees would be waived for both the 2014 Special Olympics Summer Games Invitational and this year’s main event. Consular posts worldwide have been authorized to issue multiple-entry "B-1/B-2" visitor visas to qualifying applicants.

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Opinions Differ About Niagara Falls Water Board


NIAGARA FALLS, NY - After a winter of water outages across Niagara Falls, the City Council is considering dissolving the water board to retake control of its water and sewer services.

The proposal, however, isn't sitting well with everyone.

The idea was first brought up two weeks ago, but the water board chairman said Monday that the city hasn't contacted the board about any of this. The water board chairman also says disbanding the water board would cause considerable rate hikes and financial burdens for taxpayers.

Councilman Charles Walker says both sides need to sit down and talk.

Vandals hit playground in Niagara County


LEWISTON, N.Y. - Police in Lewiston are asking the public for help in finding the vandals who damaged a playground.

The graffiti was found on a playground in Sanborn and on a building on Niagara Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lewiston Police at (716) 754-8477.

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.

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Niagara University’s Program For Undeclared Students Receives National Advising Award

Niagara University’s Program For Undeclared Students Receives National Advising Award

Niagara University’s innovative program that helps undeclared students find a major that best suits their needs and talents – while making sure they graduate on time – is being honored by the National Academic Advising Association.

NU’s Academic Exploration Program, or AEP, is one of only four programs nationwide to receive NACADA’s Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award.

Land Conservancy to Host Wildflower Hike at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve

Land Conservancy to Host Wildflower Hike at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve

 

Spring is finally here and the Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting a wildflower hike at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve to celebrate its arrival. The hike will take place on Saturday, May 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. The Niagara Escarpment Preserve is a 36-acre property on Leete Road in Lockport, protected by the Land Conservancy in 2011. It is rich in flora and fauna because of its location on the Niagara Escarpment, a unique rock formation that extends 750 miles across Ontario and into Wisconsin. 

Two Local Healthcare Agencies to Offer Overdose Recognition and Narcan Training Session

Two Local Healthcare Agencies to Offer Overdose Recognition and Narcan Training Session

 

To help combat the increasing number of opioid-related overdoses in Western New York, The Resource Training Center (TRTC) is teaming up with Horizon Health Services to offer a free overdose recognition and Narcan administration training session. 

Professional training will be offered to students currently enrolled in The Resource Training Center’s Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) program, and interested community members. Training will be offered beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at The Resource Training Center, located in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. A Narcan kit will be given to attendees who successfully complete the training.