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Rachel Chrostowski Joins WNY Land Conservancy as Community Engagement Director

Rachel Chrostowski Joins WNY Land Conservancy as Community Engagement Director

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy welcomed Rachel Chrostowski as the newest member of their staff on April 6, 2015. As community engagement director, Rachel will increase the public’s engagement with the Land Conservancy’s work. 

Rachel has a degree in geography and environmental studies from SUNY Geneseo; however, her education in earth science started at a much earlier age. She credits her geologist mother with her deep love of the natural environment, appreciation for open space and strong conservation values.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes 14 long-time physicians

Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes 14 long-time physicians
Ten long-time active physicians in the Niagara community will be recognized on Thursday, April 16 at the 3rd Founder’s Reception of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center for providing more than 35 years of service to the community. In addition, four physicians who are still active and have reached 50 years of service will be cited.

Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Judith Maness said the event is being held to recognize the dedicated efforts of long-time physicians who have served Mount St. Mary's Hospital and are still active in medicine.  Together, the physicians being recognized have more than 350 years of experience.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mount St. Mary’s Foundation’s “Helipad Campaign” which is raising funds to bring a new helipad on the hospital campus.

Dr. Kurt Stahura Named Dean at Niagara University

Dr. Kurt Stahura Named Dean at Niagara University

Dr. Kurt A. Stahura has been appointed dean of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University, effective June 1.

Dr. Stahura succeeds Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, who retired last May after 35 years at Niagara, including 13 as dean of its world-renowned College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. (Dr. Praetzel continues serving the university as a special assistant to the president and provost.)

Appeal Week 2015 Culminates with $8.54 Million Raised for 91st Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

Appeal Week 2015 Culminates with $8.54 Million Raised for  91st Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, provided his second report on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal Tuesday, March 31, revealing $8,546,086.80  has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2015.
    
Today’s total represents 78.4 percent of the final goal, which is trending slightly behind last year at this time when 82.3 percent of goal was reached. Funds raised for Appeal 2015 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61sites throughout the eight-county region, and the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith, which supports related ministries of the Diocese of Buffalo. The annual campaign runs through June 30 and carries a goal of $10.9 million.
    

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.

Earth's Daughters at Fourth Friday Series at Dog Ears Bookstore

Earth's Daughters at Fourth Friday Series at Dog Ears Bookstore

 

The editors of Earth's Daughters magazine (Kastle Brill, Jennifer Campbell, Joyce Kessel, Janna Willoughby-Lohr, and ryki zuckerman) will read from their work on Friday, March 27, at 7 pm in the Fourth Friday Reading Series at Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Rd., in South Buffalo. The series is hosted by Fred Whitehead.  Admission is $4. Long time sponsor, Bella Pizza, will provide pizza and beverages will be available.

Earth's Daughters is both name of the magazine, which has been publishing for 44 years, and the name of the collective, comprised of the editors, each of whom is an accomplished poet.  Earth's Daughters magazine is the longest continuously published feminist literary arts periodical in the US.