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On the Record / Aug. 9, 2016


Jean Sidor of Pendleton returned to MJ Peterson after a short retirement. Sidor is now the property manager of Brewster Mews Apartments.


The Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center elected the following officers at their annual meeting held at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum: president, Maryanne Saccomando Freedman; vice president, Mark Evans; secretary, Kelley Culmer; and treasurer, Leigh Balcom. The mission of the Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center is to encourage the study, exploration, interpretation and public awareness of Buffalo and Western New York’s contribution to the presidency and national affairs.


The Rotary Club of Amherst installed Gerry DeSimone as the club’s new president. DeSimone accepted the club gavel and the bell from outgoing president Isadore DeMarco. Donald Lawrence, Carolyn Yurtchuk, Gabriel Maddalena and Mike Randall were also installed as club officers. Amherst Rotary belongs to Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional men and women that provides humanitarian service by developing community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues.

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Remarkable Opportunities – Campaign for SEM, the fundraising campaign for Buffalo Seminary, surpassed its $8.5 million goal, having raised $9,079,136. Exterior renovation of the Bidwell Parkway building and restoration of its chapel will be completed this summer.


The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently presented a check for more than $49,000 to benefit the medical center’s Cardiac/Stroke Unit Campaign. The check represents the Auxiliary’s final payment on its $100,000 pledge to the new facility. The modern 25-bed facility will be built on the now-vacant third floor and feature all private rooms, including six higher acuity step-down rooms for patients who require a more acute level of care and monitoring.


Astronics Corp., supplier of technological solutions to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries, announced it has been awarded a contract to provide night vision compatible lighting systems for an undisclosed country’s fleet of F-16 aircraft. The award covers both design and development as well as product production. The contract is being administered through the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program.

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