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Remembering the Jay Treaty on Native American Day

Remembering the Jay Treaty on Native American Day

 

In the United States, we celebrate Native American Day on the fourth Friday of September. This is a day set aside to honor and celebrate Native Americans as the first to settle in the U.S., and people are encouraged to spend the day learning more about Native American history and culture. In honor of Native American Day on Sept. 26, we will be discussing the Jay Treaty in today’s blog. 

The Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, Between His Britannic Majesty and The United States of America (otherwise known as the Jay Treaty) was a 1795 treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain. This treaty was credited with averting war, resolving previous disputes and facilitating 10 years of peaceful trade between the two countries. 

Catholic Charities Receives $40,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

Catholic Charities Receives $40,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2014 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a $40,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program to provide supplemental food, hygiene and cleaning products to its five food pantries across Western New York and its Ladies of Charity Fresh Start program, which provides basic household goods for displaced individuals.
      
The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program supports organizations across the United States that create opportunities for people to live better lives. Last year, the program awarded more than $20.5 million to local organizations.
      

Two-year-old boy dies in Southern Tier house fire


CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY - An intense fire ripped through a home in the Town of Busti early Thursday. On the third floor was a two-year-old boy firefighters were unable to reach.

The Busti Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 4835 Kortwright Road at about 2 a.m. A dozen mutual aid fire departments and the Chautauqua County Tech Rescue Team arrived to help. Flames were visible on the top floor of this three-story home belonging to an Amish family.

They learned that two-year-old Eli J. Shelter was unaccounted for, and that he was believed to be on the third floor. That's where investigators later found his body.

They said the fire was started by children playing with matches.

The investigation is continuing but no criminal charges are expected.


Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

 

Would it shock you to know that nearly 20 percent of the rural population of Western New York lives in poverty? 

It not a surprise to Frank Cerny, executive director of the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) and pastor of Pathways Christian Fellowship in South Wales. That’s because Pastor Cerny and the staff and volunteers at the ROC work every day to offer free medical care for the uninsured, home appliances and furniture for those without the means to pay for such “luxury” items, a Weekend Snack Pack program for students who may not receive a nutritious meal at home, and much more. They also supply the basic necessities of life — such as toiletries — to those who often do without.

Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen College’s newly refurbished Veteran’s Center, which provides a welcoming campus space devoted to students who have served in the military, has been named in honor of alumna Nancy Haberman Gacioch, a long-time supporter and friend of the college.

The 500-square-foot Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Veterans was officially dedicated at a Sept. 12 ribbon-cutting celebration attended by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, veterans and others from the college community. Bill Gacioch, who surprised his wife with the event, was also in attendance along with their three children and family friends at the dedication for the center.

 

New York's Smallest Town Still Holding On


RED HOUSE, N.Y. – The state park destroyed most of it. Then came the dam, then the Interstate, and, eventually, the bulldozers. In Red House, even the red house is gone.

Sure, there's still a town hall in Red House. It's a small, unremarkable white structure, hidden at the bottom of the same mountains once used by Native Americans as a burial ground. A smattering of classical, nostalgic farmhouses, spaced comfortably along a one-mile stretch of Bay State Road, still remain, too, including the childhood home of a former NFL running back.

But not much of Red House is man-made anymore. The post office, the schoolhouse, the inn, the chemical plant and the lumber railroad have all been erased from memory, without even the slightest bit of remaining evidence to suggest they ever existed.

On Monday, the demise continues. Contractors will demolish one of the oldest homes in the town.

Lorrie Morgan, Deana Martin Celebrate the Holidays at Seneca Resorts & Casinos

Lorrie Morgan, Deana Martin Celebrate the Holidays at Seneca Resorts & Casinos

Seneca Resorts & Casinos will get in the holiday spirit with five days of holiday concerts at each of its Events Centers this December. And with tickets starting at just $10, the performances will not only be festive but also very affordable. Lorrie Morgan will take the stage at Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca, N.Y. from December 3 through 7, while Deana Martin performs at Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y. the following week from December 10 through 14.