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'Snowvember': President declares disaster for New York
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 03:45 pm
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of New York to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm, snowstorm and flooding during the period of Nov. 17-26.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Pet Supplies Plus Saturday
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 03:45 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst (near Menne Nursery). Adoptable dogs Devers, Simon and Snoopy will be on site from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Holiday spirit at Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 03:45 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center volunteers have been in a giving mood.
Maintaining vascular health is critical for persons with diabetes
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 03:00 pm
Throughout the year, members of the Society of Vascular Surgery encourage people with diabetes or pre-diabetes symptoms to schedule a vascular screening.
St. Stephen School: Religion class lifts spirits of Utah girl
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 12:55 pm
St. Stephen students from Michele Fusco's religion class made Christmas cards for a little 6-year-old girl named Addie from Utah.
Grand Island Moose Lodge 180: Niagara Cerebral Palsy receives donation
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is the beneficiary of money raised by Grand Island Moose Lodge 180 from a fall fundraiser.
Breakfast with Santa at Aquarium of Niagara
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:30 am
On Saturday, the Aquarium of Niagara hosted its second annual Breakfast with Santa.
Buffalo Philharmonic reunites soldier with family at BlueCross BlueShield 'Holiday Pops' concert
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:05 am
For the Bauman-Moyer family, holidays have long meant togetherness and music at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Erie County parks ready for winter recreation
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:05 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry is prepared to offer a full slate of family-friendly winter activities at county parks once measurable snow arrives and dipping temperatures provide the consistent cold and freezing conditions necessary to support winter fun.
New York Air National Guard will help NORAD track Santa Christmas Eve
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:05 am
New York Air National Guardsmen from the Eastern Air Defense Sector will play a key role Wednesday night as the North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa Claus and his reindeer.
Daemen earns fourth top school distinction from Military Advanced Education
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:05 am
Daemen College has been selected as a top school in the 2015 Military Advanced Education's Guide to Colleges and Universities, making it the fourth time the college has received this national designation.
Castellani Art Museum closed for Niagara University holiday recess
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:05 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed to the public during NU's holiday break, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 24. The museum reopens with regular hours Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Autism Awareness program focuses on resources
Sat, Dec 20th 2014 08:35 am
The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary sponsored a "Rotary Day" Autism Awareness Program last Saturday at Niagara University.
'Cozy Cottage' takes top honors at Tour of Homes
Sat, Dec 20th 2014 08:00 am
Two creative Lewiston residents and a local business won "Best in Show - The People's Choice Award" at the Lewiston Historical Association's annual Tour of Homes, Dec. 6 and 7.
Village of Lewiston approves WPCC funds
Sat, Dec 20th 2014 08:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees voted Monday to send $43,120.54 to the Town of Lewiston for Water Pollution Control Center refurbishments.
Tuscarora Heroes Monument: Never forget
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 08:10 pm
Neil Patterson Sr. from the Tuscarora Nation, members of the Historical Association of Lewiston, and local elected leaders gathered Friday morning at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument to place a wreath in remembrance of the 201st anniversary of the burning of Lewiston.
NYPA trustees approve 2 percent increase for 2015 operating budget
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The New York Power Authority trustees have approved a 2 percent increase for the statewide public power utility's operating budget in 2015 that will help continue to transform New York's electric power system to one that is more intelligent and flexible in responding to the needs of customers.
First Niagara lends a helping hand to The Foundry
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and The Foundry are working together to make improvements to The Foundry's business incubator and creative community space located at 298 Northampton St., Buffalo.
Obit: Raymond R. Walter
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Raymond R. Walter, 52, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2014.
SBA offers disaster assistance to residents of New York affected by severe winter storms in Erie County
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:55 pm
New York businesses and residents affected by severe winter storms last month can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced.
Trauma institute honored for service to HIV and AIDS treatment
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:55 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Social Work's Institute on Trauma and Trauma Informed Care has received the 2014 Ronald Gonzalez Red Ribbon Community Award presented by the AIDS Network of Western New York.
'Food 2 Families' set records in collecting foods and funds for Food Bank of WNY
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:55 pm
The ninth annual "Food 2 Families" drive, sponsored by Tops Friendly Markets and WGRZ-TV Channel 2, collected enough food and funds to give the Food Bank of Western New York the opportunity to distribute more than 1.1 million meals to families in need during this holiday season.
The Ice at Canalside pre-holiday activities include a visit from Santa
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:55 pm
Santa Claus is coming to town. Make that coming to Canalside.
Bank of America supports Community Missions' soup kitchen
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:50 pm
Barb Acee, Bank of America LaSalle Banking Center manager, presented community Missions Executive Director Robyn L. Krueger, left, a check Wednesday in the amount of $2,500. The funds will support of the agency's community soup kitchen.
Aalto joining OB/GYN Center at Falls Memorial
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:50 pm
The chief resident of the University at Buffalo's obstetrics and gynecology residency program is joining the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial's OB/GYN Center.
More restaurants added to Heart of Niagara's 'A Taste of the Niagara Region'
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:50 pm
Western New York's restaurant and culinary community continues to show support for Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's third annual Heart to Heart fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," which is planned for Saturday, Jan. 31, from noon to 3 p.m. at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
Maher presents Turkey Trot proceeds to Heart, Love & Soul
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:50 pm
Chalk up another $1,600 for Heart, Love and Soul, thanks to the athletic acumen of Niagara University's president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M.
Niagara Hospice House staff creates holiday cheer
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:50 pm
In the spirit of the holiday season, Niagara Hospice House staff adopted three families from Community Missions this December. The staff wanted to share their good fortune with those less fortunate.
Town of Niagara closes year with short meeting
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board closed out its last meeting of the year in what Councilman Danny Sklarski jokingly called "record time."
American Baptist Home Mission Society awards Community Missions
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 05:20 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. in Niagara Falls recently received a $5,000 grant from the One Great Hour of Sharing Domestic Emergency Food and Shelter fund, from the World Relief Committee of the American Baptist Churches USA, and facilitated by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announces The Ice at Canalside grand opening
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 05:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. invites the public to the grand opening of The Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.
GNBC recognizes Tuxedo Junction
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 04:55 pm
Prior to Friday evening's presentation of "The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. recognized Tuxedo Junction for donating a large portion of the show's formalwear.
Santa Claus is coming to town
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 04:40 pm
It was a very merry night in Bergholz Saturday when Santa Claus paid a visit to the DePlato home to meet local parents and their children.
New hydropower allocation will spur $130 million in capital investments in Western New York, create 101 jobs
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 03:45 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved an allocation of low-cost hydropower Tuesday to attract a new manufacturer to Western New York. WhiteRock Pigments is planning capital investments of $130 million for its construction of a facility in Tonawanda, which will lead to the creation of 101 permanent jobs.
Fresh Air Fund announces new local chairperson
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:45 pm
The Fresh Air Fund announces Melissa Harte of Buffalo is the new chairperson for the Northern Erie and Niagara counties area. Harte, her husband Caleb, and their children, Cameron, Landon and Alisha, started hosting through The Fresh Air Fund's volunteer host family program last summer.
Ice boom installation underway
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:45 pm
The Army Corps of Engineers reports the annual placement of 22 spans that comprise the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom began Monday.
BBB: Snowplow complaints pouring in, several businesses not showing up as contracted
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:40 pm
Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York reports dozens of consumers from Rochester and Buffalo have filed complaints after the recent snow fall, stating the plow companies they hired aren't showing up to do the job.
Wheatfield Seniors trip canceled
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:40 pm
The Wheatfield Senior Citizens group has canceled its February trip to see Lee Greenwood and Crystal Gayle at Seneca Allegany Casino.
Schneiderman investigation reveals major retailers illegally selling prohibited toy guns
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office sent cease and desist letters to several major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Amazon, K-Mart and others for allegedly selling prohibited toy guns online to residents of New York, and, in at least one case, in a K-Mart store in suburban Rochester.
Cuomo signs historic credit union field of membership expansion bill into law
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday signed into law a historic piece of pro-credit union legislation that will allow state-chartered credit unions to combine select employer groups, associational and community groups into a single field of membership.