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Busy Winter Travel Season Expected to Delay Passport Processing Times

Busy Winter Travel Season Expected to Delay Passport Processing Times

 

With the busy holiday travel season right around the corner, the U.S. Department of State is encouraging U.S. citizens to apply for or renew their U.S. passports now if making plans for winter travel. The DOS is currently experiencing lower average passport processing times than it will once the winter season arrives. 

Applicants traveling in more than three weeks may apply at a passport acceptance facility, such as a post office, library or a clerk of court. Routine service averages a four- to five-week turnaround, while expedited service averages two to three weeks. Expedited service does require an additional $60 fee. 

East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

 

Steven Helmicki, an anti-concussion advocate and president of Primordial Strength Inc., a private gym located in Elma, announces the launch of his latest project, a lifestyle website for men — primordialman.com.  

Primordialman.com is an affiliate of Schott NYC, a premier USA-based manufacturer of leather goods. The website also features high-quality products such as Chanel Platinum, Omega Watches, Boston Whaler, Gustin Jeans and others.  

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

 

East Aurora resident Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc., a top-level private gym located in Elma, has launched www.anticoncussion.com and developed two USA-manufactured neck training machines and two field manuals that teach progressive, safe neck training. Helmicki has also developed a coaching certification program to reduce the number of concussions among athletes.  

Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

With the fall semester getting underway Sept. 2, Daemen College hosted a variety of campus activities for returning and incoming first-year students, including Fall Convocation to welcome more than 550 new students to the college community and to celebrate the start of the new academic year.

“The most important ability you will acquire in your college years is the ability to think critically and analytically about the world,” Daemen President Gary A. Olson said in his address to students at the all-campus event on Sept. 4. “As college-educated individuals, you will have the ability and the responsibility to always exercise your critical thinking skills.

NU President, Students Complete Ice Bucket Challenge

NU President, Students Complete Ice Bucket Challenge

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, along with a couple hundred NU students, Sunday afternoon at Niagara Field.

Father Maher was challenged by the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul University. DePaul, like Niagara, is a Vincentian institution. Father Holtschneider graduated from Niagara University in 1985, and later served as executive vice president of his alma mater from 2000-2004.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed two new members to its leadership team. Meichle Latham has been named Director of School Based Services and Maria Picone has been named Director of the Family and Community Services Department, formerly known as the Metropolitan District Service Department.

Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to promote Maria and Meichle to these leadership positions, and look forward to the expertise, passion, and energy they will bring to their new and increased responsibilities.”

As Director of School Based Services, Latham is responsible for overseeing the organization’s services currently delivered to Catholic, public and charter schools in Erie and Niagara counties. She also will establish and maintain connections with educational partners and work to expand services to schools not being served.

World-Traveled Culinary Expert Oliver Wolf Joins Seneca Resorts & Casinos as Executive Chef

World-Traveled Culinary Expert Oliver Wolf Joins Seneca Resorts & Casinos as Executive Chef

Germany native brings 25+ years of experience at Marriott International properties
throughout the U.S. and Germany, as well as resorts in Bermuda and Dubai