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Cornerstone CFCU acquires naming rights for new ice arena in Lockport
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:25 pm
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union has announced a 12-year agreement with Lockport Ice Arena & Sports Center Inc. for the naming rights to the new 93,500-square-foot facility under construction at 34 Chestnut St. Slated to open in September, the facility will be called Cornerstone CFCU Arena.
Higgins: More than $340,000 for Daemen College nurse training program
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins today announced a federal grant totaling $340,800 for the Daemen College advanced education nursing traineeship program. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will help train, educate and employ new primary care providers.
State Parks marks Invasive Species Awareness Week
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is celebrating New York's first Invasive Species Awareness Week to encourage park visitors to help prevent the spread of potentially harmful invasive plant and animal species throughout the state.
ECHDC holding three public outreach meetings
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Chairman Robert Gioia today announced the agency plans to hold three community meetings to seek public input for the Outer Harbor blueprint due this fall.
U.S. Brig Niagara arrives at Canalside
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
The historic U.S. Brig Niagara arrives at Canalside at 3 p.m. Thursday. The Brig Niagara will come into port firing her 32-pound carronades, and carrying as much sail as conditions permit.
Happily 'Ever After': New Consignment boutique opens in Lewiston
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
A hip new clothing store with old-school décor debuted Wednesday in Lewiston.

Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique owner Jamie Symmonds opened Ever After Consignment Boutique at 402 Center St.

1812 Legacy Council, Treaty of Ghent delegation to plant peace rose 200 years after War of 1812
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara 1812 Legacy Council, in cooperation with the Niagara Parks Commission, Parks Canada, Old Fort Niagara, and its many other 1812 partners, is pleased to welcome the Treaty of Ghent Association from Ghent, Belgium, to the Niagara region from July 15-17.
Niagara USA nail polish line launching at 'Mini Mani's' on Old Falls Street
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 04:55 pm
The first-ever Niagara USA nail polish line will launch at "Mini Mani's." The Old Falls Street event takes place Saturday, July 12, in downtown Niagara Falls. The public is invited to join NTCC and Gridlock Lacquer for the unveiling of new nail polish products showcasing the iconic heritage, natural beauty and romantic ambience of Niagara USA.
Summerfest sponsors announced
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 04:55 pm
Porter on the Lake Summerfest, a family event to benefit the park, is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, from 3-10 p.m. at Porter on the Lake Park, Dietz Road (off Route 18) in Youngstown.
MDA invites public to vote for favorite telethon moment
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 04:00 pm
For the first time, the Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast "MDA Show of Strength Telethon," one of America's longest-standing and most beloved fundraising and entertainment events, will invite America to help shape the content of the show that airs this Labor Day weekend.
Village of Lewiston: Machelor to lead Planning Board
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 12:50 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano has appointed a new chairman for the municipality's Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board, and taken steps to replace two departed members.

At Monday's reorganizational meeting, Collesano selected Norm Machelor to replace Ken Slaugenhoupt, who opted not to continue on the board.

Machelor was appointed to the Planning Board in 2013. Prior to that, he served 12 years on Grand Island's Planning Board.

"I like the way he is with people that come in looking to build, or for expanding or whatever," Collesano said. "He's got a level head."

North Tonawanda: Ortt announces opening of Meadow Drive extension
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 12:35 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt, Congressman Brian Higgins, State Sen. George Maziarz, City Attorney Shawn Nickerson and other local officials participated in a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday for the long-awaited Meadow Drive extension, which will expand from west to east between Nash Road and Erie Avenue.
Buffalo Zoo: Rhino calf now on exhibit for public view
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:20 am
The Buffalo Zoo's rhino calf is now on exhibit. Visitors to the Buffalo Zoo can view Monica the rhino calf during limited viewing hours every day from 10 a.m. until noon in the Indian rhinoceros exhibit yard.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Bluhm presented Purple Heart
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:15 am
In a formal ceremony at the Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial in Hyde Park Monday, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Bluhm was presented with the Purple Heart military service medal awarded for wounds sustained in action while serving in Afghanistan.
Niagara University names Mostiller director of human resources
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:15 am
Donna Mostiller has been appointed as Niagara University's director of human resources. Mostiller comes to Niagara from the Girl Scouts of Western New York Inc., where she has served as senior vice president of human resources since 2011.
Niagara County Fair welcomes back 'K-9s In Flight'
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:00 am
Returning to the Niagara County Fair this year with a new show is "K-9s In Flight - Frisbee Dog and High Jump Show." "K-9's In Flight" is the ultimate canine sports show, offering the best in high-flying, acrobatic, wholesome family entertainment.
Community Missions' ducks are ready to swim
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:45 am
Community Missions Inc. will hold its annual "Duck Race" at Canal Fest of the Tonawandas on Saturday, July 19, at 3 p.m. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.
WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen chooses new executive director
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:40 am
The Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen named Elizabeth Kahn its new executive director.
Niagara University finance professor scales South American volcano
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:40 am
While many were reveling in the yearly celebration of America's birthday, a Niagara University assistant professor was climbing one of the world's tallest active volcanoes.
Mayor Ortt announces opening of Meadow Drive Extension
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:00 am
Mayor Robert G. Ortt and other local officials will be holding a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday at 10 a.m. for the long awaited Meadow Drive Extension, which will extend from West to East between Nash Road and Erie Avenue.
Nik Wallenda honored in Niagara Falls with high wire plaque
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 03:55 pm
A plaque honoring Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," was installed Monday in Niagara Falls, New York. The monument sits near the spot where Wallenda mounted his tightrope to cross the falls into Canada June 15, 2012.
Action, adventure, history splash together on a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours ride
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 10:00 am
For centuries, Niagara Falls has attracted visitors from around the world. In the past two decades, however, it's had genuine competition from the Niagara River.
Residents' survey responses may dictate future of Youngstown Post Office
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 10:00 am
The U.S. Postal Service is looking for community input on the hours of the Youngstown Post Office.
Equi*Star celebrating 20th anniversary
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
Equi*Star is a therapeutic riding center dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities through equine related activities. On July 27, Equi*Star will hold an open house to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Dive into free summer family fun at Artpark
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:05 am
Get the kids outside and get creative at Artpark's "Free Family Saturdays" this summer. Families can enjoy a variety of weekly themed "make and take" hands-on art activities, the costume closet, paint space, pottery wheel and live performances.
Artpark 'Music in the Woods' free concert series begins
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
Artpark & Company will present six concerts on a newly constructed stage in the Emerald Grove area of the lower park (enter park at South Fourth Street), just outside of the art gallery and information center. Concerts in the new "Music in the Woods" series start at 4 p.m. and are free to the public.
ECHDC to hold three public outreach meetings
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Chairman Robert has today announced the agency plans to hold three community meetings to seek public input for the Outer Harbor blueprint due this fall.
New Zealand rugby team to play exhibition match at Niagara University
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The St. Peter's College rugby team of New Zealand will take on the RugbyNY Western Boys All-Stars in an exhibition match scheduled for July 8 at Niagara University.
CWM facility siting board holds pre-hearing conference
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The state Department of Environmental Conservation held its first organizational meeting of the CWM siting board Wednesday afternoon at the Red Brick School Village Center in Youngstown.
Lewiston Council on Arts releases schedule of events
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has announced its 2014 schedule of events.
Golf under the stars to support Aquarium of Niagara penguins
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 05:15 am
"Putting for Penguins," an annual event to benefit the Aquarium of Niagara, will take place Friday, July 18, at the Newfane Pro-Am course, 2501 N. Main St. (Route 78).
Grand Island Lions Club: GI Lions to collect used eyeglasses, hearing aids during July 4th parade
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:45 am
The Grand Island Lions Club is asking Independence Day parade-goers to step forward and donate their used eyeglasses and hearing aids to benefit the millions of people worldwide who cannot afford them.
Buy lunch for Buffalo Zoo's animals this month
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:30 am
The Buffalo Zoo invites patrons to show support for the animals by buying them lunch this month.
Dunkin' Donuts partnering with Muscular Dystrophy Association on 'Make a Muscle, Make a Difference' campaign
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:30 am
Dunkin' Donuts has announced it will support the efforts to cure muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by collecting donations in its Buffalo-area restaurants to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association's "Make a Muscle, Make a Difference" campaign.
Higgins, Caruana present Lawrence Titzler with Bronze Star
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and Supervisor Anthony Caruana presented Town of Tonawanda resident Corporal Lawrence P. Titzler with the Bronze Star and other medals he earned for his service in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Energy-efficient lighting shines on Niagara Veterans Memorial
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:25 am
In anticipation of Independence Day celebrations, New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones (lower right) gathered with (clockwise from lower left) State Sen. George Maziarz, Assemblyman John Ceretto, City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, and David Fabrizio, Niagara Falls Veteran Memorial Committee, to visit the recently completed lighting project for the Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial in Hyde Park.
Butterflies and memories take flight
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:25 am
On Saturday, July 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Niagara Hospice will hold its 11th annual Memorial Butterfly Release in the Memorial Gardens located at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
Wallace to run for supervisor in Town of Niagara
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
Lee S. Wallace has announced his candidacy for supervisor in the Town of Niagara.

Wallace is a lifetime resident of the town and an employee for more than 40 years, currently serving as town recreation director.

Wallace, a registered Democrat, stated, "I am truly excited about the opportunity to once again serve the people of the Town of Niagara. My experience in town government gives me the credentials, leadership and understanding needed to provide the services the public requires."

The election will be Nov. 4 for the supervisor seat.

Town of Wheatfield: Greinert flags salute America
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
More than 100 flags of various sizes are part of the annual Fourth of July display at the home of Paul Greinert, 6962 Errick Road, Wheatfield.
Send up fireworks for USA
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 11:30 am
Crash! Sparkles! Bang! Light up the sky! It's time for Fourth of July fireworks.
 


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