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Niagara University President to Hold Town Hall Meeting with Niagara Falls Community

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, will participate in a “town hall” meeting Feb. 13, 2014, at 6 p.m. in the Governor’s Room at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls (101 Old Falls St.).

Members of the public are invited to participate in this event to hear from Niagara University’s 26th president regarding his preliminary vision for Niagara University. Father Maher, who came to NU in August 2013 after 23 years at St. John’s University, will present brief opening remarks, followed by conversation among meeting participants.

Justin Bieber’s Deportation: Will Pop Star Have to Face the Music?

Justin Bieber’s Deportation: Will Pop Star Have to Face the Music?

 

It’s no secret that the possibility of Justin Bieber’s deportation has been a hot topics in the news lately. The Canadian pop star’s recent arrest for DUI has infuriated thousands across the country. So much so in fact, that a petition to the White House titled, “Deport Justin Bieber and Revoke His Green Card,” was signed by over 240,000 people. As a rule, the White House must address any petition signed by over 100,000 people.

The question at hand in this case is can the United States actually deport Justin Bieber? In this blog we will take a look at some of the criteria that qualify a person for deportation.

Local Pastor Hopes to Share His Inspirational Message Across WNY

Local Pastor Hopes to Share His Inspirational Message Across WNY

 

“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can.”

It’s a simple, yet powerful message. It’s also a message that Reverend Christopher Wylie has learned firsthand through a lifetime of overcoming a multitude of serious health issues and other seemingly insurmountable obstacles. And, it’s a message that he now hopes to share both in his churches and in the broader community as an inspirational speaker.

Roadtrip Nation Makes Stop at Newfane H.S.

Roadtrip Nation Makes Stop at Newfane H.S.

Earlier this month, "Roadtrip Nation" stopped at Newfane High School in Newfane, N.Y. The students who participated in the event, in grades 7 through 11, are enrolled in Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). Roadtrip Nation is an organization dedicated to helping students explore potential careers. The organization has a TV show on PBS that follows groups of young people who travel the country in green RVs and interview people whose lives inspire them.

"fifty' by Ryki Zuckerman [In Honor of JFK]

"fifty' by Ryki Zuckerman [In Honor of JFK]

 

fifty

the crackle of the overhead speaker,
usually mute after morning announcements,
interrupted our lesson.
someone must have thought
we should know what had happened in dallas.

what happened in dallas
that sent us streaming into the halls,
sobbing and confused,
leaning against the shoulders
of teachers and friends,
pained and numb all at once.

pained and numb all at once
that he was gone, not yet
knowing it would all change now,
the bright future diminished, and our eyes
fixed on tv screens for days after,

tv screens during the day,
usually verboten until after dinner,
while history played out in front of us
inside the little black and white box:
the bloody pink suit, the riderless horse, the casket
lying in state

Lucky Lady Wins $500,000 Jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel

Lucky Lady Wins $500,000 Jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel

A lucky lady from Rochester, N.Y. hit it big yesterday at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, N.Y. – to the tune of half a million dollars. At 1:50 p.m., she reached the bonus round on the Geisha Millioni$er™ slot machine by Aristocrat and correctly unveiled the three “Grand jackpot” coins, winning $500,004.

The player, identified as Monica, played the maximum bet of $2 on the progressive penny slot machine, which is one of 4,000 slots at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. This lucky lady hit the life-changing jackpot after playing 10 minutes on the game.

Monica felt a state of disbelief upon winning the jackpot, especially since she selected the three correct coins by looking away from the screen. “I have two favorite machines, and Geisha is one of them that I always play,” she said. “When I won, I phoned my children and told them Christmas came early.”

Brookins Inn and Suites Honors Veterans with Free Rooms for Veteran's Day

Brookins Inn and Suites Honors Veterans with Free Rooms for Veteran's Day

 

            Each year, the Bed and Breakfast industry honors the sacrifices made by our courageous vets by offering free rooms on, or around, Veteran’s Day. This year, Brookins Inn and Suites is proud to once again take part in the B&B’s for Vets program, by offering a free, one-night stay in all the rooms with continental breakfast to these heroes.