Weekly Feature

2017-12-20 / Business


Free writing seminar set at NCCC

Niagara County native and award-winning retired Gannett columnist Valerie Zehl will offer her popular “Writing Your Own Life Story” seminar at Niagara County Community College during the professional development days in January. Two sessions are free and are scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, on the NCCC Sanborn Campus, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road. For more information about Zehl, visit www.valeriezehl.com.

WBFO begins Veterans News Desk

WBFO-FM 88.7 has established a new Veterans News Desk with funding from St. Bonaventure University. WBFO-FM 88.7 established its content-specific news desks in 2015 and now has five news desks: Education, Business & Economy, Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, and Veterans. Each desk provides an opportunity for radio journalists to address major issues and topics within the community that are often underreported by other media sources. Content from each news desk also appears on wbfo.org, and the website also expands on stories heard on WBFO with additional material.

ASI makes several new appointments

At the Nov. 7 board of directors meeting, Arts Services Initiative of Western New York appointed an interim executive director, Jen Swan, and two new directors, Lucille Dadd and David Wedekindt. Swan has been with ASI as its associate director since 2011. Dadd has an extensive background in both development and law, serving at the Major Gifts Office at the University at Buffalo School of Law since 2014. Wedekindt has been involved with a variety of arts organizations, including as director of marketing for UB’s Center for the Arts.

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