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North Tonawanda High School Students Learn About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

North Tonawanda High School Students Learn About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Now that prom season is in full swing and summer break is nearing, more teens will be on the road. With Memorial Day marking the beginning of AAA’s 100 deadliest days of the year for U.S. teen drivers, schools across the country are re-enforcing lessons in driver safety. To help safeguard local youth drivers AT&T teamed up with North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas, North Tonawanda Police Department Captain Roger Zgolak, and North Tonawanda High School to educate students on the dangers of texting and driving. The special assembly was part of the school’s pre-prom assembly.

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, a New York State Designated Stroke Center, has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital’s EmStar Emergency Dpt holds annual salute to local EMS personnel

Mount St. Mary's Hospital’s EmStar Emergency Dpt holds annual salute to local EMS personnel

The EmStar Emergency Department of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital will recognize local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) professionals at an awards dinner on Wednesday, May 20 at the Niagara Falls Country Club.  The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Exigence/TeamHealth, the group of physicians that staff the hospital’s EmStar Emergency Department, the dinner is being held in conjunction with the hospital’s recognition of national EMS Week.  Dr. Lloyd Brown, chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine/EmStar, is the organizer of the event to salute EMS excellence.

“As EMS professionals are the first responders on the scene, the initial treatment and care assessment they provide to patients is extremely important and often life-saving,” said Dr. Brown.

Spring Concert of Healing and Rebirth : Cory James & Amy Gallagher 05/09/15

Spring Concert of Healing and Rebirth : Cory James & Amy Gallagher 05/09/15

 

Cory James Gallagher, Tenor Vocalist and Amy Gallagher, Writer-Poet, are excited to announce:

 

Spring Concert of Healing and Rebirth - A Musical-Poetic Journey of Hope



Please join Tenor Vocalist Cory James Gallagher and award-winning Poet Amy Gallagher on a journey out of the difficulty and darkness of winter, into the warm healing rays of spring.  

 

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, this journey will bring inspiration, clarity, and healing with soul-stirring music and poetry to guide you towards the onset of spring and rebirth out of the depths of winter and weight.

 

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $35,000 From Local Foundations

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $35,000 From Local Foundations

 

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has just approved a grant in the amount of $25,000 for the Western New York Land Conservancy for the creation of the Stella Niagara Preserve, a new, publicly-accessible nature preserve along the Niagara River in Lewiston. This news comes just days after the announcement that the M&T Charitable Foundation will contribute $10,000 toward the project! The Land Conservancy has now received more than $2.9 million of the more than $3.2 million needed to create the Stella Niagara Preserve. 

North Amherst Banquet Hall to Host Community Events

North Amherst Banquet Hall to Host Community Events

 

A craft show, sportsman’s raffle and Father’s Day pancake breakfast are among the upcoming events planned at the North Amherst Banquet Hall, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. All events are open to the public.

The craft show, sponsored by Traveling Vendors, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30. The event boasts approximately 40 vendors and a basket auction featuring items donated by the show’s vendors. Basket winners do not need to be present to win, and proceeds from the event will benefit Special Spaces Buffalo. Admission is free!

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.