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Peace Bridge to honor Blessed Mother Teresa

Peace Bridge to honor Blessed Mother Teresa

A well-known international landmark will be aglow on the evening of August 26 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Mother Teresa.

The Peace Bridge, which spans the Niagara River between Buffalo and Fort Erie, will be illuminated in blue and white, the colors of Blessed Mother Teresa’s order of women religious, the Missionaries of Charity.

Blessed Mother Teresa traveled the world, helping the poorest of the poor. During her lifetime, she brought her message of love and compassion for the destitute to Ontario and Western New York. The sisters of her order continue to minister where there is the most need. They are in Canada, the United States, and around the world, working in homes for the dying, in orphanages, and in hospitals.

The Vatican is currently considering Blessed Mother Teresa for sainthood.

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, bishop of Buffalo, and Monsignor Wayne Kirkpatrick, administrator of the Diocese of St.

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Local Woman Celebrates 102 Years

BUFFALO-Buffalo nursing home resident Daisy Miles celebrated a big milestone on Tuesday: her 102nd birthday.

Residents at the Waterfront Health Care Center got together in Daisy's honor to sing and have cake.

Her family members describe her as warm, caring and affectionate as well as a woman with an affinity for embroidery and TV shows.

The family also appreciates the amount of significant events Daisy has seen, from wars to the Great Depressions to the construction and fall of the Berlin Wall.

Daisy was born in Virginia in 1908, and she was one of eight children. She wasn't the only person in her family to live a long life, as she had a sister that lived to be 104.

 

Tank Problem Causes Water Damage to City Hall

BUFFALO, NY - A giant holding tank that sits inside on top of City Hall caused a big mop up job on the 25th floor, which started leaking over the weekend.

The gusher sent water dripping down several flights of stairs and did some minor damage.

City Hall's observation deck will be closed through the end of the week so workers can plug the leak and get rid of the water.

Mayor's Son To Attend Stop Shoplifting Class

BUFFALO, NY--  The teenage son of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown appeared in Buffalo City Court Monday morning on a petit larceny charge.

Byron Brown, III, 19, was ordered by Judge David Manz to stay out of trouble for the next six months, not go into A.J. Wright stores and attend a Stop Shoplifting Education Program. It is a four hour course where students learn about the societal and person effects of shoplifting.

Buffalo Police arrested young Brown last weekend for attempting to steal nearly $60 worth of clothing and electronics from the A.J. Wright store on Delaware Avenue.

An aquaintance of young Brown, Xavier Jemison, 20, was working the cash register and apparently did not ring up all of the items. Jemison was charged as well.  He was also in court on Monday and received the same punishment.

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West Buffalo Charter School Board Meets

BUFFALO, NY-The next meeting of the West Buffalo Charter School Board of Trustees is set to take place on Monday, August 16th at 4 PM.

They will gather in the second floor meeting room of the school at 50 East North Street. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information, call 923-1534.

Opening Celebration at Burchfield Penney

Buffalo State College invites the public to join them as theycelebrate the recent openings of four new exhibitions at the Burchfield Penney art center - "Dominance and Affection: New Work by (Buffalo State College alumna) Bethany Krull," "The Art and Life and James C. Litz," "George William Eggers" and "Colorful Quilts That Bind Us Together" (in the Community Gallery)

The opening celebration will take place on Friday, August 13th from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the Burchfield Penney website: http://www.burchfieldpenney.org/ 

ASPCA's $100K Challenge

BUFFALO, NY - This Sunday marks the official start to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals $100K Challenge to Save More Lives.

Back in April, shelter contestants across the country started working tirelessly to save at least 300 hundred more animals than they did over the same three month period in 2009.

The shelter that achieves the greatest increase in lives saved during that three-month period over the last year will receive a $100,000 grant from the ASPCA to continue its life-saving work. A second grant of $25,000 will be awarded to the shelter that does the best job of engaging its community in helping to save more lives.