U.S. Senate endorses effort to name facility for Jackson
The campaign to name Buffalo's new federal courthouse for former Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson got a boost this week when the U.S. Senate endorsed the effort.
The Senate legislation, which passed the House in July, will now go to President Obama, who is expected to sign it into law and make the naming of the courthouse official.
Jackson began his legal career in Jamestown but later moved his practice to Buffalo before he went on to become solicitor general, attorney general, Supreme Court justice and later chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials.
Wampum belt talk, display set for Town Hall on Oct. 27
HANOVER – Handmade wampum belts will be on display at a talk about the belts and their history that will be held in Hanover on Oct. 27.
The lecture will begin at 2 p.m. in Hanover Town Hall, 68 Hanover St. It is free to the public. The event will feature the work of Rich Hamell, a Rush resident who has studied wampum belts and their history and who has made more than 75 of his own. Some of those belts will be on display at the event.
Erie County sites posted to dispose of old prescriptions
People will be able to dispose of prescription drugs during several drop-off events throughout Erie County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The National Prescription Drug Drop-Off events, in which the Erie County Department of Health is participating, will be held at: Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Lot C; Sisters Hospital – St. Joseph's Campus, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga; Twin District Volunteer Fire Company Hall, 4999 William St., Lancaster; Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 E. Main St., Springville; Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.
Also, Cattaraugus Reservation Health Center, 36 Thomas Indian School Drive, Irving; Grand Island Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road; Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda; Mercy Ambulatory Care Center, 3669 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park; Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road, Amherst; North Collins Police Department, 10543 Main St.; West Herr Collision Center, 5140 Camp Road, Hamburg; West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St.
For more information, contact the Health Department at 858-7690.
Keys to new van presented at Medical Center ceremony
Officers and members of David McKeever Post 64, American Legion, in South Buffalo presented the keys to a new van to the VA Western New York Healthcare System in a ceremony this week at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. The van will be used by the Disabled American Veterans Volunteer Transportation Network, which drives veterans to and from VA medical facilities.
Last year, Buffalo DAV Transportation drove 177,915 miles and carried 10,766 veterans. Drivers are always needed. To volunteer, call Bob McTighe at 862-7291.