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LIVE from the 2017 Buffalo Greek Festival

I had such a blast going live from the Buffalo Greek Fest all Friday afternoon! I did 6 + live shots and each one showed viewers something different about Greek heritage and culture. From Greek dancers to Greek pastries and even saganaki cheese up in flames! I I’m 100% Greek and proud of it, it […]

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Emceeing the 4th Annual Night for Independence Gala

This weekend, I emceed the 4th annual Night for Independence at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens in Depew. The event was organized by Western New York Independent Living, which is one of several agencies in the WNY area that provides services for people with disabilities. Proceeds raised from the event benefit Independence Express, which is an effort […]

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Emceeing Buffalo premiere of ‘Life, Animated’

I enjoyed Friday night’s Buffalo premiere and post film discussion of the Oscar-nominated ‘Life, Animated’ at the North Park Theatre. The Museum of disABILITY History and Autism Services, Inc. hosted this Oscar nominated documentary to shine a light on what it’s like to have autism. It moved me to tears! Life, Animated tells the story […]

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Speaking to students at Buffalo State

  On Monday morning I spoke to students at Buffalo State with my colleague Jenn about working in the TV News business. It’s part of the Peer 2 Peer Speakers tour  through the Buffalo Broadcasters Association. We talked about our careers, how we got into the business, and some tips. We went over things like […]

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People Inc. Recruitment Event

Yesterday I was a VIP Media Guest at the KeyBank Center, where People Inc. teamed up with the Buffalo Sabres to host a Recruitment Rally. People Inc. has various employment opportunities to help people with developmental disabilities and special needs move closer to their life goals and dreams. Attendees had a chance to learn about […]

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Working with Kyle

Meet Kyle Tilley! He’s a happy go lucky 20-year-old from Lake View NY. Kyle has down syndrome, and his twin Justin has autism. Both boys are very sweet, but his twin Justin struggles with severe behavioral issues. I have done a story before on the challenges the Tilley family faces with Justin: http://wivb.com/2016/12/29/lakeview-family-struggling-to-get-services-to-care-for-son-with-severe-autism-behaviors/ I met […]

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Advocating for the developmentally disabled

This Monday, I will be at the Lexus Club in the KeyBank Center for People Inc. Recruitment Rally with the Buffalo Sabres. You can learn more about working with people with developmental disabilities, and how it hits close to home for me.  There’s a great need for human services support staff. (I  actually work with […]

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Emceeing VolunteerWNY Why Not You Awards

As a local TV personality, I am sometimes asked to speak at local events and be an advocate for a variety of causes. Earlier this week, I emceed the first annual Volunteer WNY Why Not You Awards at Buffalo Riverworks. I presented awards to winners of several categories for their dedication to service. The following are […]

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