Cornell University Hosting Emergency Drill this Weekend:
Cornell University will host over 100 first responders and 40 volunteer “victims” this weekend as part of a simulated emergency. The exercise will start Sunday at 10 a.m. and last until about 1:30 on the university’s Schoellkopf Field.
Applebee’s and Law Enforcement Raise Funds for Special Olympics:
Thursday night the Painted Post Applebee’s restaurant teamed with area law enforcement to raise funds for the state Special Olympics. The state police, Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, and Village of Painted Post police all participated in the event, in which customers were handed an envelope that they could fill out to make a donation. Some 1,000 athletes in the Southern Tier take part in the Special Olympics.
Food Bank, First Heritage, Area Auto Dealers Team Up to “Drive Away Hunger”:
The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is teaming up with several area auto dealerships and First Heritage Federal Credit Union to help “Drive Away Hunger.” Now through the end of May, First Heritage will donate $10 to the food bank for each new auto loan financed. The participating auto dealers will match the donation. Additionally, First Heritage customers can receive a rate reduction on their new auto loan by donating $10 at any branch. Each donation equals 30 meals for food-insecure families across the area. Last year the “Drive Away Hunger” campaign raised $11,500 and provided more than 33,000 meals. Participating dealerships are Simmons-Rockwell, Blaise Alexander, Elm Chevrolet, Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep, All Wheels Driven, Chilson-Wilcox, Elkland Chevrolet, Fox Auto Group, and Mansfield Motors.
St. Bonaventure Uni. to Become Smoke-Free July 1st:
St. Bonaventure University will become a smoke-free campus, effective July 1st. The university has prohibited smoking indoors – including in university-owned vehicles and all residence facilities – and within 30 feet of entrances to buildings for years, but starting July 1st, smoking will also be prohibited in all outdoor areas on the main campus property. This applies to all smokable products, including, but not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, and vaping, and it applies to all members of the university community (faculty, staff, and students) as well as anyone visiting.