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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Mayor Byron W. Brown's Daily Update 12-21-21

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Buffalo, NY - Mayor Brown and the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets, in partnership with

the Police Athletic League of Buffalo, is once again offering a training program for City residents interested in becoming

American Red Cross-certified lifeguards.

Registration is now open for the upcoming 9-week Lifeguard Certification and Training Program in Buffalo, and training

starts Saturday, January 8, 2022.

Upon successful completion, participants will be certified as lifeguards and can apply to work at the City of Buffalo outdoor

pools during the summer of 2022, earning $15 to $16 an hour. Youth who can swim with proficiency are encouraged to

apply. Preference will be given to youth who reside in the City of Buffalo and attend a Buffalo Public School.

Pre-registration is required, and all applicants must provide a $25.00 deposit to attend the course. This deposit is fully

refundable after completion of the 9-week course.

Classes will be offered on Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Class dates are: January 8, 15, 22 and 29, February 5,

12, 19 and 26, and March 5. Trainees must be able to commit to the full 9-week course – ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY.

The course will be offered at the following locations: Lovejoy Pool, 171 East Lovejoy St., Cazenovia Pool, 626 Abbott Rd.,

and Resource Council of WNY, Inc., 347 East Ferry St. The City of Buffalo is looking to hire American Red Cross Certified

Instructors to teach the upcoming course.

To apply visit:

Wrap up your holiday shopping at the Broadway Market

The Broadway Market is open today through Thursday, December 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday, Christmas Eve,

from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering holiday favorites and special gifts to help you complete your gift list.

The Market will be closed Friday, December 25 and Saturday, December 26.

White light to mark the Winter Solstice

The dome of Buffalo City Hall and the 28 BuffaloLIT participants will be glowing in white tonight to mark the Winter

Solstice. On this first official day of winter, the Earth’s North Pole reaches its maximum tilt away from the sun. That tilt results

in the shortest period of daylight in the northern hemisphere.

Many cultures celebrate the Winter Solstice with festivals of light on this darkest day and look forward to the increasing

daylight, with each day getting a little bit longer and brighter. Just 182 days to go until the first day of summer!

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