Buffalo Maritime Festival: A celebration of all things nautical

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. invites the public to experience a celebration of all things that have made the Buffalo community a historic lakefront destination.

The Buffalo Maritime Festival at Canalside begins Friday at 3 p.m. with a boat parade and the arrival of the majestic U.S. Brig Niagara, which will serve as a centerpiece for three full days of events and activities that run through Sunday. Tug DeWitt Clinton and the Spirit of Buffalo, a U.S. Coast Guard Response Boat, plus dozens of other classic boats will join the brig.

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AAA: new partnerships, more savings with local auto repair facilities

AAA Western and Central New York has announced details of a renewed partnership with more than 80 auto repair facilities participating in the AAA Approved Auto Repair program. AAA's AAR program offers members a way to identify reliable repair shops they can trust.

Starting this month, local AAR locations will offer new and improved standard discounts and benefits to AAA members, including: a 10 percent discount on repair labor; a two-year/24,000-mile guarantee on parts and labor; a free multi-point inspection; preliminary diagnosis within one hour of tow arrival; and member-preferred pricing on select maintenance services.

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Community forum Thursday at NCCC

"The Niagara County Solutions Forum: On-ramps to Success" will bring together residents, local funders, as well as business and civic leaders on Sept. 18 at Niagara County Community College to discuss the connection between educational preparation and workforce outcomes.

Through presentations, panel discussions and a facilitated dialogue, attendees will identify and prioritize opportunities to collectively strengthen the county's cradle-to-career pipeline.

The Niagara Area Foundation recognized an opportunity to ignite a community conversation about Niagara County's economic prosperity, which is directly tied to the education and skills of its residents.

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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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Quick Takes

Buffalo Harbor State Park seeks partner


Local firefighter David Schmidt elected VP at FASNY Firemen's Home


Office of Mental Health: More than $199,000 for Orleans and Niagara counties


Kaleida Health to host 'Heart to Heart' seminar


McDonald's perks up Buffalo with free coffee


 


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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