Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino Hosts Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, April 22

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino will host its annual Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, Apr. 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca, located at 777 Seneca Allegany Boulevard – directly at Exit 20 of Interstate 86. Recruiters will be available to meet with job-seekers for more than 100 full-time, part-time and casual positions at the AAA Four Diamond Award–winning resort.

Department managers and human resources representatives will be available to meet with candidates to learn more about careers in gaming, food and beverage, marketing, hotel operations, spa and salon, retail, facilities and security. Available positions range from entry-level to experienced.

Job-seekers can also apply to become table games dealers at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino. Successful candidates will be offered an opportunity to enroll in 10 weeks of free blackjack training classes toward earning an operating license. No experience is necessary, and classes begin in early May. Three different training-session times will be offered to accommodate candidates’ schedules.

Prospective employees are encouraged to bring copies of a resume, dress professionally and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews. Team members of Seneca Resorts & Casinos receive generous benefits, such as access to a free Team Dining Room and Fitness Center, both open 24 hours a day. The progressive company has many additional healthy initiatives, such as diabetes prevention and smoking cessation programs, as well as a health office with services offered free-of-charge and no need for co-payments or insurance.

For more information about current job opportunities and to learn about career experiences with Seneca Gaming Corporation and its three casino properties in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Salamanca, please visit www.SenecaCasinos.com and click on “Careers.”

About Seneca Resorts & Casinos

Seneca Resorts & Casinos is one of the largest private sector employers in Western New York, with 4,000 employees at its three locations. The company operates world-class facilities and offers more than 6,400 slot machines, 140 table games, 1,000 hotel rooms, a championship golf course and other related amenities. Seneca Resorts & Casinos was recently selected as one of Western New York’s “Healthiest Employers” and was chosen last year as one of the region’s “Most Admired Companies” by Buffalo Business First. For more information, visit www.SenecaCasinos.com.

Peace Walkers for a Nuclear-Free Future Grace WNY April 10-16

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Peace Walkers from near and far join together to walk, pray, chant, vigil and educate in WNY on their way to the UN’s review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), which happens every five years. Students, Japanese, and indigenous people make up a good proportion of the 35 walkers from outside WNY. They will be joined by locals April 10-16, 2015, walking to West Valley and gathering in an urgent prayer to prevent nuclear disasters and to build public awareness of the nuclear threat and costs, e.g., Fukushima’s dire state; the radioactive plume at West Valley headed toward Cattaraugus Creek and 20% of the world’s fresh water supply; the threat of drones crashing into nuclear power plants here and elsewhere; etc. 

Local sponsors include the Indigenous Women’s Initiatives (IWI), Burning Books, Friends of the Japanese Garden, the Global Justice Ecology Project, the Interfaith Peace Network, Nekanehsakt, the Peace Education Fund, Seneca Nation of Indians, WNY Drilling Defense, WNY Peace Center, and others. All support and appreciate the walk leadership from the Nipponzan Myohoji Grafton Peace Pagoda. 

The WNY Schedule is as follows: 

Friday April 10 - 3-6:30 PM  WNY Peace Center www.wnypeace.org  invites you to a POTLUCK to greet and meet the Japanese NPT Walkers at the Foundry info@thefoundrybuffalo.org , 298 Northampton St near Jefferson in Buffalo NY. Dr. Charley Bowman will speak. Public Invited to walk 71 miles for Peace.  For more information contact Vicki Ross victoryross9@gmail.com

Saturday April 11 - 8 AM  RALLY at Buffalo NY City Hall at Niagara Square sending the NPT Walkers off on their 15 mile WALK to through downtown Buffalo to South Park Avenue all the way to 116 Union St, Hamburg NY.  Bring your prayers for peace, banners, flyers to hear Jules Orkin julesorkin@yahoo.com with the NPT walkers. For more information, contact Nate Buckley  natebuckley1@gmail.com . Public Invited to walk.

Sunday April 12 - 8 AM  NPT walkers begin 15 mile WALK from 116 Union St, Hamburg  thru Boston NY to Genesee Rd on Rt 228 where they will be shuttled to  37 North Buffalo Street in Springville NY 14141 for a PUBLIC EVENT at 6 pm Springville Center for the Arts Theater. Ayumi Temlock of NJ Peace Action AyumiTemlock@gmail.com will speak on the UN Nuclear NonProliferation Treaty Review Conference; Native Salamanca High School Students ( contact Sue.blacksnakejohn@sni.org) will speak on the UNIPPF; and the UPitt at Bradford PA college students (contact Don Ulin@pitt.edu) will also present. For more info, contact springvillecenterforthearts@gmail.com.

Monday April 13 - 8 AM NPT Walkers begin 8 mile WALK  from Genesee Rd/Rt 228 Boston Springville Rd to West Valley Nuclear Services, 10282 Rock Springs Rd, near West Valley NY 14172 where the NPT Walkers will continue to chant and pray for a NUCLEAR FREE FUTURE at the site.  Public invited. NPT Walkers will be shuttled back to stay place in Springville NY.

Tuesday April 14 - SUNRISE 5:30AM  Water is Life Interfaith Ceremony at 10282 Rock Springs Rd Rt 85, near West Valley NY 14172. 6:30 AM begin 20 mile WALK along Rt 85 to local Rt 219, to route 39 west to to Rte 62 to Richardson Rd to END at Micky G’s on the Cattararaugus Indian Reservation near Collins NY (mariamaybee96@gmail.com) .  Walkers shuttled to the Cattaraugus Community Center (CCC) on Rt 438 near Irving NY 14081 for a Social from 6-9 PM. Public invited.

Wednesday April 15 - 7:30 AM NPT and Water is Life walkers will be transported back to Micky G’s on Richardson Rd.Public invited to 13 mile WALK  down Route 438 to Sunset Bay on Lake Erie, Irving NY 14081 for a Water Ceremony  (contact Maria Maybee mariamaybee96@gmail.com).  The NPT Walkers will then be shuttled to Gahadago on Route 20 in Irving, NY 14081 for a lodge, pipe and pot luck feast ceremonies (contact  Al White 1savageal@gmail.com).  Walkers shuttled to stay place at CCC Rt 438.

Thursday April 16 - 11 AM NPT walkers will be transported to Depew NY to the AMTRAK train station to continue on to the Grafton Peace Pagoda, 85 Crandall Rd, Petersburg NY 14138  Phone: 518-658-9301  cheythiya@gmail.com to rest then walk to United Nations in NYC for the Nuclear NonProliferation Treaty Review Conference (contact Jim Anderson NRCJim@aol.com 716-903-5648) where they will fast and pray for peace.

WGWE's 1st Annual Polar Plunge

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Take the Plunge! … Take the Challenge!

The 1st Annual WGWE Polar Bear Plunge will be held on Saturday April 18th from 11:30 – 1:30 at Allegany State Park, Red House area. The Challenge is On! WGWE wants YOU to put a team in the Plunge … all proceeds benefit Seneca Nation of Indians “Seneca Strong” – the campaign against drugs and alcohol.

It’s simple. Grab your co-workers, people who belong in a group or organization – organize a team. Then have each team member get pledges, with $25 minimum pledge per person  – to support their “Polar Plunge” efforts. All money raised will benefit SNI Seneca Strong.

On Plunge day, April 18th, registration opens at 10:30 a.m. Captains of your team should collect Team Members’ pledge sheets and money and turn in at registration desk. Each participant must register to participate.

Just contact Katie at WGWE, 716-945-5801; email: ktalbot@wgwefm.com or facebook/WGWE105.9FM. Register your team. Get your Polar Pledge packet with rules and pledge sheets.

WGWE’s Polar Bear Plunge is being co-sponsored by Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce & Allegany State Park.

TAKE THE PLUNGE! Challenge Others To Do the Same! Please see attached forms for full rules and forms.

HEAP Second Emergency Benefits Available & HEAP Closing Date

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Second Emergency HEAP Benefits are now available:

Effective immediately, there is a one (1) Second Emergency Benefit available for Heat (natural gas, electric heat, oil, etc.), and one (1) Second Emergency Benefit available for Heat–Related Electric (electricity that is needed to run primary heating equipment- thermostat, furnace, etc.), if client already received their First Emergency Benefit and has a current shut off notice or low fuel supply. 

Complete HEAP information, including application guidelines and methods, is available by visiting www.erie.gov, and clicking the HEAP link at the bottom of the page. 

Friday, March 27, 2015 is the closing date for all Regular & Emergency HEAP Benefits. 

The Regular Benefit is for a household’s main source of heat. A shut off notice or low fuel supply is not required. Walk in applications will be accepted until 4pm on 3/27. Mail in & on line applications will be accepted if postmarked or submitted on or before 3/27. 

Emergency Benefits are available for a household’s main source of heat (if service is off, or if there is a shut off notice or low fuel supply), and for “heat related” electric (if electricity is needed to run heating equipment, thermostat, furnace fan, etc.). For emergency assistance, clients are encouraged to visit the HEAP Office at 478 Main St., Buffalo, 8am-4pm, or call the HEAP Hotline at 858-7644. 

 The following HEAP components will remain open:

  • The HEAP hotline is available year round to assist with inquiries about applications filed during the season, and to provide information about other programsavailable to assist if HEAP is unavailable.
  • A HEAP Cooling Assistance (Air Conditioner) component is tentatively scheduled to open April 1, 2015 for households containing an individual with a medical condition exacerbated by extreme heat. You will receive an email with details and complete guidelines.
  • Weatherization Assistance Program, EmPower NY, and energy related home repair referral components remain open.
  • HEAP “early outreach” mail out of applications for the 2015-16 season, to select households, is expected to commence in August 2015.
  • HEAP Auto pay process for 2015-16, for households in receipt of SNAP or TA, is expected to commence in September 2015.
  • The Furnace Repair/Replacement component is closed, but is expected to re-open in the Fall. 

Silver Creek Boys Varsity Basketball Playoff Game

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The Catt. Education Department would like to wish the Silver Creek Boys Varsity Basketball Team GOOD LUCK at the playoff game vs. Tapestry scheduled to begin @ 8:15pm Friday, Mar. 6th at the Jamestown Community College.  The following students will be participating:

Seniors: Bill Books, Chance Gates, & Sherman Williams
Juniors: Trevon Thompson, Connor Gates, & Heron Snow
Freshman:  Chase Scanlan

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