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On the Record: Dec. 12, 2015


Family Law Attorney Harvey F. Siegel was recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys with the 2015 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction for exceptional performance. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state.


Maureen Millane, associate vice president for community engagement, creativity and career development at Daemen College, was elected to a two-year term as treasurer of the Washington Internship Institute. The organization’s semester-long academic internship program provides college students, recent graduates and graduate students from across the U.S. and abroad the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience in Washington, D.C.


The Graycliff Conservancy appointed Bryan LeFauve and Mark Wendel to its board of directors. LeFauve is chief operating officer of Farm, formerly the SKM Group. He is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Wendel is associate principal at Flynn Battaglia Architects in Buffalo. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.

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Pinky Sweets Candy Shoppe recently opened inside Windsor Village, 43 Stevens St. in Lockport. Owners Mary Jo Pinkert and Laura Kociolowicz, mother and daughter, offer old-fashioned candy, retro chocolate and candy of today, including salt-water taffy, candy sticks, licorices, taffy bars and novelty candies.


Picone Construction Corp. was chosen as general contractor for administration and pharmacy renovations at Lifetime Health Medical Group. Interior renovations to the pharmacy department and waiting area will include removal of existing partitions, ceilings, millwork, finishes, mechanical ductwork and electrical. Picone Construction Corp. specializes in general contracting, construction management, and design/build services.


Mayor Byron W. Brown and the City of Buffalo presented Say Yes Buffalo with 500 BAK Board tablets, manufactured by Buffalo-based BAK USA. The tablets will be distributed to college students who are the recipients of Say Yes Buffalo scholarships and grants. Say Yes Buffalo provides tuition scholarships to Buffalo public and charter school graduates to attend college and postsecondary programs. In addition to providing scholarships and grants, the Say Yes Buffalo partnership collaborates with various community stakeholders to increase the likelihood that Buffalo students graduate from high school and make it to and through college.


Title: Ice Cream scoop

No.: 9,173,527

Inventors: Ulrich, Karl T. (Philadelphia, Pa.); Salazar, Jeffrey Allen (Palo Alto, Calif.); Cook, Alan J. (Chicago, Ill.); Smith, Jeff (San Francisco, Calif.); Augustyniak, Kevin John (Elma); Furbershaw, Gerard (Menlo Park, Calif.); Wood, Kenneth D. (Portola Valley, Calif.)

Assignee: Belle-V LLC (Chicago, Ill.)

Date issued: Nov. 3, 2015