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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.

Marriage Licenses Up in NF With Same Sex Couples

Niagara Falls, NY - The July 23rd, 2011 wedding of Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd marked a watershed of weddings in that proverbial Honeymoon Capital and Niagara Falls has basked in the glow of same sex marriage ever since.

Michelle Blackley of Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation  says "During the past two years we've seen an increase in marriages up to about 35 percent. And we receive calls at the visitor center specifically from same sex couples who maybe can't get married in their state. They wanna come up here to Niagara Falls., still the Honeymoon Capital of the world." 

The numbers from the Niagara Falls City Clerk's office do bear it out with a marked increase in marriage licenses.  There were 741 in 2010...then a jump to 952 in 2011 when same sex marriage was legalized in the Empire State...then 937 in 2012. Niagara Toursim estimates about 300 of those in 2012, about a third, were same sex marriages.

June 2013 Live Regional Musical Acts at Seneca Casinos

June 2013 Live Regional Musical Acts at Seneca Casinos

Some of the best live musical acts from Western New York, Southern Ontario and beyond can be seen for free at Seneca Casinos.  Club 101 at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls and Casino Bar at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca are the places to be for intimate, live music while enjoying drinks and gaming.

Club 101 features an elevated circular lounge at the center of Seneca Niagara Casino’s gaming floor, while Casino Bar offers a vibrant gathering place in the heart of Seneca Allegany Casino’s gaming floor, near the table games.

Upcoming acts in June at Club 101 in Niagara Falls include:

Date / Music (Genre) / Time

Niagara Falls Police Search for Missing 17-Year-Old Girl

NIAGARA FALLS, NY--  Niagara Falls Police are searching for a missing 17-year-old girl who went for a walk with her dog and never came back home.

Detectives say Breana Rose Schram was reported missing on Monday.  They say she was last seen walking her dog in the area of 27th and Niagara streets.

The dog was found the next day wandering by itself.

Police do not believe there is any foul play at this time, but her family is concerned that she has not been seen in two days.

Breana is described as a white female, 5'4" tall, about 110 lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to notify Niagara Falls Police Department at 286-4711.

Canadian Snowbirds Soar over Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - The Canadian Aerial Demonstration team, the Snowbirds, visited Niagara Falls Wednesday.

The Snowbirds did several flyovers at the falls on the sunny summer evening, wowing their audience with their impressive tricks and aerial formations.

The precision flying team performed aerobatic maneuvers over the Horseshoe Falls for about 20 minutes, while crowds gathered and watched in amazement on both sides of the falls.

A total of nine Snowbird planes soared overhead in their famous red and white Tutor jets.

The Snowbirds are made up of members of the Canadian Forces. This year the team is celebrating its 70th anniversary since the Squadron's founding during World War II. It's also the 50th anniversary of the team flying the Tutor aircraft.

Main Entrance of Old Fort Niagara Reopens After Fire

YOUNGSTOWN, NY - The Gate of the Five Nations, the historic main entrance of Old Fort Niagara, reopened Wednesday after it was damaged by a fire around 11 pm Saturday.

The main entrance to the Fort has been closed since Sunday, but sustained minor damage from the fire and is now open.
The fire was said to be caused by embers carried by the wind from a small nearby fire lit by re-enactors staying at the Fort overnight.

A couple of re-enactors staying on the grounds were firefighters and attempted to put out the fire with extinguishers, but were only able to maintain it until multiple fire companies arrived to put it out.

The fire did not cause any injuries.

Niagara Catholic's Lawson Signs with Schreiner

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.-Earlier this month Niagara Catholic senior Shannon Lawson signed to play volleyball at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas.

Shannon was the 2013 MVP of the Niagara Catholic volleyball team. She was first team All Catholic in the Monsignor Martin large school division this past season.

Last year she was chosen by the Maxpreps American Volleyball Coaches Association as the New York State player of the week for the week of 10/31/11 to 11/6/11 for her play during the playoffs.

Shannon made it official at a ceremony at Niagara Catholic with her friends and family and coach Jerrry Zasowski looking on.