BRI-NK Foundation lecture on Terrapin Tower

BRI-NK Foundation will present a lecture on Terrapin Tower - a 19th century monument - at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Earl Bridges Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls (second floor auditorium). Lewis Buttery, founder of the BRI-NK Foundation and a researcher of the history of the Niagara Frontier, will present on the history of Terrapin Tower.

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HAL presents 'De-Mystifying The Upper Landing'

The Old Stone Chimney, the oldest stone structure on the upper lakes, marked the southern end of the Niagara Portage. Lewistonians know the legacy of the Portage and the Lower Landing as well as anyone, yet the Old Stone Chimney, virtually hidden since 1962, is shrouded in mystery.

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Niagara launching poverty-focused social entrepreneurship program

Niagara University is launching a poverty-focused social entrepreneurship program that aims to address some of the most significant problems facing Niagara Falls-area residents.

For its inaugural competition, "EntrepreNU2015," a Vincentian community enterprise project, challenges NU students to become directly engaged in finding new, self-sustaining, innovative solutions to the poverty-related issues of food, hunger and nutrition that confront so many Niagara Falls residents.

A recent community report commissioned by The John R. Oishei Foundation found approximately 15 percent of Niagara Falls' most vulnerable residents have urgent concerns around food.

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Announcing 'AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge'

Technology giant AT&T, along with University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County and Hack Upstate have announced the "AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge," a two-month "virtual hackathon" in which developers are encouraged to "solve local" by building smartphone apps that serve Western New Yorkers. Winners will receive cash prizes totaling $18,000.

The challenge, facilitated by Hack Upstate, was announced today at d!g Buffalo, the newly opened co-work space on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. It will run until Nov. 10. Coders, designers and technologists can register for the challenge and get more information at

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WNY Power Proceeds Allocation Board: $1 million in funding for projects

The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board has recommended $1 million in funding to four Western New York enterprises: City Labs Inc., Cobey Inc., Higher One Inc. and the WNY Women's Foundation Inc. In total, the latest projects recommended for funding awards are expected to create 158 jobs, result in investments by project applicants of more than $14 million, and ensure the long-term economic success of entities in Western New York.

The recommendations are expected to be considered by the New York Power Authority board of trustees at its Oct. 15 board meeting.

WNYPPAB members also heard a presentation with updates from 43North.

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Fall foliage forecast: Exceptional year in the offing for Northeast

by Jillian MacMath

AccuWeather reports leaf-peepers, get set: Experts say the summer season has set the stage for potentially exceptional fall colors in the Northeast, though the weather through mid-October will ultimately determine how stellar of a display will emerge.

The Northeastern states have had a good to excellent growing season without any major disturbances, said Dr. Michael Day, University of Maine research professor of physiological ecology.

"In addition, adequate precipitation and lack of wind disturbances has resulted in trees with an exceptional amount of foliage still attached," he said.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

NFP is offering readers the opportunity to honor loved ones by placing either a tribute ad for survivors or a memorial ad that will run in the Island Dispatch, Niagara Wheatfield Tribune and Lewiston-Porter Sentinel.

Click here to download a PDF.

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