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Health & Fitness: Expiration dates can impact health and wallets
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 07:00 am
Expiration date labeling on food products is a source of confusion for consumers according to a recent survey from NSF International, a global public health and safety organization.
Niagara USA on 'Let's Make a Deal'
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 07:00 am
One lucky "Let's Make a Deal" contestant could walk away with a grand prize trip to Niagara USA next week. Niagara will be featured Tuesday, Sept. 2. "Let's Make a Deal" airs locally at 10 a.m. on CBS (WIVB-TV).
Kelly Clarkson to perform rescheduled concert at Shea's Performing Arts Center in celebration of Walden Galleria's Microsoft retail store
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 04:45 pm
In celebration of the opening of Microsoft's retail store at Walden Galleria last November, Microsoft is sponsoring a special rescheduled performance by Kelly Clarkson on Saturday, Oct. 25, for the customers that attended the grand opening on Nov. 16, 2013.
AAA urges drivers to stay alert and distraction free as kids return to school
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 04:45 pm
AAA is kicking off its annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season is about to be in full swing. The campaign, launched nationwide in 1946, reminds drivers to engage in safe behavior in school zones and residential neighborhoods in an effort to help reduce the number of school-related pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
Niagara University names 2014 teaching award winners
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 04:25 pm
Two Niagara University faculty members were recognized for the outstanding quality of their teaching. Ed Hutton, assistant professor of finance, was presented with the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award, while Stefanie Wichhart, Ph.D., associate professor history, received the Innovation in Teaching Award.
Destino's offers great food specials this weekend to celebrate 10 years of business
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 03:30 pm
Destino's Pizza & Pasta is observing its 10-year anniversary at 3909 Creek Road, next to the Lewiston-Porter campus. Frank Destino, the owner, credits his family: wife, Francine; daughters, Jamah and Dana; and stepson, Anthony; with helping make the restaurant a success.
Higgins, City of Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls School District mark opening of new Gill Creek playground
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 08:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Cynthia Bianco and other community partners gathered to officially celebrate the opening of a new playground at Gill Creek Park.
State Department of Health awards county cancer services program to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 08:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been selected by the New York State Department of Health to administer the Niagara County Cancer Services Program.
Wheatfield Family Picnic memories
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Family Picnic on Sunday started out with a few tears.

After the flag-raising ceremony, the signs that will be placed at the Niagara Falls Boulevard and Lockport Road ends of Walmore Road naming that section of the road the Spec. Alan N. Dikcis Memorial Highway were unveiled.

Dollar day at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a special dollar day for Labor Day.
Dog Days at SPCA
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 07:00 am
People who love their dogs found plenty of kindred spirits at the Niagara County SPCA's annual Dog Days of Summer event last weekend.
Residents protest Cobblestone Creek development
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:45 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board, already besieged by Quasar opponents, faced a new group in Town Hall on Monday as residents who live near the proposed Cobblestone Creek development came to voice their flooding concerns.
Applications available for Niagara Electric Lights Parade
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:40 pm
The Niagara Electric Lights Parade committee is seeking bands, civic groups, businesses, schools, elected officials, candidates, first responders, churches, etc., to participate in this year's 10th annual parade on Military Road in the Town of Niagara.
Veterans' tax exemption discussed at school board meeting
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:40 pm
A Wheatfield veteran promoted the Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption at the Aug. 20 Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting at Niagara-Wheatfield High School.
Grisanti names Jason Jaskula 'Veteran of the Month'
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 01:30 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently named Jason Jaskula as "Veteran of the Month."

A resident of the Town of Hamburg who served in the Army with the 165th MP Company and later with Criminal Investigation Command at Fort Knox, Jaskula is the eighth recipient of the monthly honor presented by Grisanti.

"I am pleased to recognize Sgt. Maj. Jaskula for his passion not only for serving our country, but for supporting other military veterans," said Grisanti, a member of the State Senate's veterans, homeland security and military affairs committees. "His tour and military career is filled with various awards and honors, and his work with the Buffalo City Court veterans program and the Department of Veterans Affairs location in Buffalo is to be commended."

Eternal Brothers Motorcycle Club supports Niagara Hospice
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 01:30 pm
The Eternal Brothers Motorcycle Club stopped by Niagara Hospice recently to donate proceeds from its recent motorcycle run and basket auction to benefit Niagara Hospice patients and their families.
HARBORCENTER unveils retail plan
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 01:30 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel unveiled the project's retail plan, which will create upward of 10,000 square feet of new space by the end of the calendar year, and as much as 20,000 square feet of additional retail opportunity in the adjacent First Niagara Center over the next several years.
Mount St. Mary's to hold 5th annual 'CardioCraze' Saturday, Sept 13
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will conduct its fifth annual "CardioCraze" Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8-11 a.m. at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. The wellness walk incorporates Artpark, the neighborhood streets in the village, and Center Street. The event is open to the public and a fundraiser for the hospital's cardiology department.
Top 5 products for portable water for pups
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 07:00 am
Dogs are generally easygoing and fun-loving travel companions, and they don't usually require much in the way of coddling on trips. However, people who are constantly on the go with their pooches know that one must-have is a good source of fresh water - especially if they plan to spend a great deal of time outdoors with their pets.
NYPA fishing pier at Niagara Power Project's Robert Moses Plant reopens Sept. 5
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will reopen the popular free fishing pier and fish cleaning station at the base of its Niagara Power Project's Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, with restrictions, on Friday, Sept. 5.
Higgins presents family of WWII Army veteran Edward J. O'Donnell with military service medals
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
WWII Army Staff Sgt. Edward Joseph O'Donnell passed away Nov. 30, 1960, but his service to his country will always be remembered.
Convocation, concert, comedians, talks on tap for NU's new student orientation
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
Niagara University is going to great lengths to ensure its freshman class of students remembers its first week on campus for a long time.
Roster unveiled for 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
USA Hockey announced today the 42 players who will compete in the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 25 at First Niagara Center, home to the NHL's Buffalo Sabres.
New York Power Authority energy-efficiency projects in first half of 2014 to save taxpayers $4 million annually
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
During the first half of 2014, the energy-efficiency projects completed by the New York Power Authority at public facilities in various parts of New York will result in a savings to taxpayers of $4 million annually.

Improving energy-efficiency and reducing demand on the electric power grid are critical elements to achieving goals championed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to create a more resilient and flexible power grid, lower the state's carbon footprint and promote a cleaner and healthier environment for all New Yorkers.

The NYPA-completed energy-efficiency projects, from January through June of this year, were undertaken at 100 state and municipal facilities.

Niagara University ROTC cadets assist American Legion Boys State program
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
Eight individuals affiliated with Niagara University's ROTC program, including six cadets, spent a week in June assisting the American Legion Boys State program at SUNY Morrisville.
UB Center for the Arts announces 2014-15 20th anniversary season
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces its 2014-15 performance schedule. This season marks the center's 20th anniversary and will once again offer a wide variety of programming.
Empire State Development approves $20 million to fund projects generating economic opportunity across New York
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:20 pm
The Empire State Development board of directors met Wednesday in New York City and approved $20.4 million in funding for 30 projects that are spurring economic growth and opportunity in all 10 regions of New York. The projects will directly create 30 new jobs and enable the creation of hundreds more while also retaining more than 2,200 existing jobs.

These targeted investments will leverage more than $41.3 million in private and other public funding to support business expansions and regional tourism efforts, and projects designed to build a strong foundation for future economic growth and job creation.

Toto, Michael McDonald close 'Tuesdays in the Park' season tonight
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 01:20 pm
Toto and Michael McDonald will close the 2014 "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series tonight at Artpark in Lewiston.
The Niagara Area Foundation hosts 'Niagara County Solutions Forum: On-Ramps to Success'
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 01:15 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation is convening a community forum on Sept. 18. The "Niagara County Solutions Forum: On-ramps to Success" will bring together residents, local funders, as well as business and civic leaders to discuss the connection between educational preparation and workforce outcomes - known as the "cradle to career pipeline."
Higgins not pleased about Buffalo Bills blackout
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 01:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in response to the news the Buffalo Bills preseason game will be blacked out this Thursday and instead will be aired Friday:
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue in Lewiston Peach Festival Parade
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 01:15 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue volunteers will be walking in the Lewiston Peach Festival Parade on Saturday, Sept. 6. The parade begins at 11 a.m. near the Red Brick Municipal Building and proceeds down Center Street to the base of Academy Park.
NTCC welcomes student tour operators with an 'Up Close & Powerful' look at Niagara USA
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 11:45 am
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. will host a "Post-SYTA (Student and Youth Travel Association) FAM tour" for tour operators attending the SYTA annual conference in Toronto this week. Immediately following the annual conference, Niagara USA will become the classroom for SYTA student tour operators from around the country Aug. 26-28.
Shakespeare comes to Old Falls Street
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 11:45 am
A live performance of "E Tu Shakespeare?" will be presented on Old Falls Street's middle block Sunday, Aug. 31, beginning at 5 p.m. The play will be performed by the Shakespeare in Delaware Park Players of Buffalo. It is free and open to the public.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 11:30 am
The Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks has announced the annual permit lottery for the 2014 pheasant hunting season will take place Friday, Oct. 3. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Duff's Famous Wings make debut appearance at National Buffalo Wing Festival
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 04:20 pm
Thanks to one of downtown Buffalo's newest hotspots for entertainment, a cherished provider of chicken wings will take part in one of the country's most popular food festivals. Duff's Famous Wings, with support from Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, will make its debut at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, held Aug. 30-31 at Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo.
Sheriff's Office honors K9 partners
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 03:15 pm
A K9 memorial dedication will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26, to honor K9 partners killed in the line of duty and those that served the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced.
Lockport: Newly remodeled retail store will shine spotlight on Goodwill brand
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 12:05 pm
Goodwill Industries of Western New York announced remodeling is underway on its Lockport retail store located in the Lockport Plaza at 282 S. Transit Road. The store is temporarily closed as Goodwill staffers complete the project in preparation for a grand re-opening on Thursday. The day will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m.
Niagara University accepting registrations for fall continuing education courses
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its fall schedule of courses. Professional studies, certificates and credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
NU volleyball team serves NC
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara University women's volleyball team volunteered their time Thursday at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School. The girls, joined by assistant volleyball coach Eric Buggs, helped with various tasks to get the school ready for its Sept. 4 opening.
World-traveled culinary expert Oliver Wolf joins Seneca Resorts & Casinos as executive chef
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 07:00 am
A dash of world flavor is coming to the culinary offerings at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo. Oliver Wolf, a recognized chef in the industry with more than 25 years of experience around the globe, joins Western New York's award-winning casino resorts as executive chef.