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2015 Niagara County Peach Festival pre-sale ride tickets can be used in 2016
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:20 pm
Due to the two days of inclement weather preventing thousands from enjoying the 2015 Niagara County Peach Festival at Academy Park last weekend, Amusements of America Ride Co. has agreed to allow discount pre-sale tickets purchased for the 2015 festival to be used at the 2016 Peach Festival.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:05 pm
The Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks has announced the annual permit lottery for the 2015 pheasant-hunting season will take place Monday, Oct. 5. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Wesleyan professor to speak about religious intolerance during Sept. 30 address at NU
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:05 pm
Dr. Peter Gottschalk, a professor of religion at Wesleyan University, will deliver an address Sept. 30 at Niagara University as part of the Henry and Grace McNulty Lecture Series on Religion in the Modern World.
Give for Greatness 2015 grant applications now being accepted
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:05 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced grant applications are now being accepted for its Give for Greatness program.
With $169 million in improvements along Buffalo River underway, Higgins outlines next steps for Buffalo's waterfront
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 10:15 am
In a detailed report highlighting investments leading to the quiet renaissance along the Buffalo River, Congressman Brian Higgins outlined his vision for next steps of action to maintain waterfront momentum and capitalize economically on significant federal resources supporting the environmental revitalization of the Buffalo River.
Robert Moses Parkway: Officials unveil 'build alternative'; view images
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:55 am
Paul Tronolone, senior project manager for the USA Niagara Development Corp., and Thomas Donohue of Parsons presented the "build alternative" plan for the Robert Moses Parkway North at a public information session Tuesday.
Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is 'In The Zone' with Robert Woods live tonight on WBBZ
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 05:25 pm
Chris Musial, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, "Your Hometown MeTV Station," has announced "In The Zone" with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods will debut on the station live tonight at 7 p.m. WGRF-FM 97 Rock personality Dave Jickster will co-host with Woods, welcoming guests to the "Player Zone."
Lewiston man pleads guilty to tax charge
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 05:05 pm
U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced Friday that Jon DiBernardo, 51, of Lewiston, pleaded guilty to tax evasion before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $100,000 or both.
Protecting waterways from microbeads a part of summit's healthy living focus
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 05:05 pm
Safeguarding the Great Lakes from the dangers of microbeads, which were recently banned in products sold in Erie County, and other efforts to protect water quality in the Buffalo Niagara region will be explored at the 11th annual Western New York Environmental Summit that will take place Sept. 26 at Daemen College.
Jacobs family makes historic $30 million gift to University at Buffalo medical school
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 04:55 pm
Jeremy M. Jacobs, his wife, Margaret, and their family have given $30 million to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, a historic gift as the school undergoes an ambitious period of expansion that will enable it to pursue innovative medical education, research and patient care.
Niagara University set to celebrate Vincentian Heritage Week
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 12:05 pm
Vincentian Heritage Week, an annual celebration of Niagara University's rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, will take place Sept. 21-27. Its theme this year is "Living Vincentian Locally & Globally."
Erie County, partners to hold orientation for seniors interested in volunteering in local classrooms
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 11:35 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services and community partners including the Buffalo Public Schools are currently seeking individuals interested in volunteering at local schools to provide one-on-one tutoring to children in the classroom.
Host, co-creator of 'Serial' podcast Sarah Koenig to speak at UB Center for the Arts
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 11:35 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo presents "Sarah Koenig - Binge-Worthy Journalism: Backstage with the Host & Co-Creator of 'Serial' " at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2016. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18.
Video, photos: Lindsey Clark named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 13th 2015 10:45 pm
History was made Sunday night, at the end of the 58th annual Niagara County Peach Festival, as Lindsey Clark was named Peach Queen. She will receive a $4,000 college scholarship, courtesy of the Lewiston Kiwanis Club.
Rochester Amerks sign Patrick Kaleta to AHL contract
Sat, Sep 12th 2015 04:20 pm
The Rochester Americans announced today the team signed forward Patrick Kaleta to a one-year American Hockey League contract. Kaleta will attend Buffalo Sabres training camp on a professional tryout (PTO).
Lewiston Country Fair charms anew
Sat, Sep 12th 2015 07:20 am
It's right there tickling at the edge of your mind. You know you've seen this object before, part of a Lewiston building or landmark. But where?
Can You Help? Craig Burns fundraiser
Sat, Sep 12th 2015 07:00 am
Friends and family of Craig Burns announced a benefit will be held in his honor from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Shawnee firehall, 3747 Lockport Road in Sanborn.
Arctic Edge exhibit opens at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:40 pm
There's a lot to see in the Buffalo Zoo's new Arctic Edge exhibit ... but its star is one particular 450-pound diva: Luna.
No surprises in Lewiston primary
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
Unofficial primary election results from Lewiston:
Village of Lewiston: Paladino plan update, public hearing Monday
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
In drawings submitted Thursday to the Village of Lewiston, portions of Ellicott Development's proposed plaza have changed significantly. The northern building, No. 3, is now a two-story unit. The third floor is gone and, instead of 26 apartment units spread over two floors, the sketch calls for 13 two-bedroom dwellings on the second floor.
Village of Lewiston, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours owner eye floating breakwall to counter wakes
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
Though Village of Lewiston residents have noticed less wake turbulence on Water Street, there is still room for improvement.
Traffic pattern changes in Falls
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:15 pm
Traffic pattern changes started Friday on the Robert Moses State Parkway in the City of Niagara Falls, Niagara County, the state Department of Transportation announced recently.
Wheatfield: Residents pack meeting on compressor station
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:15 pm
Health, noise, wildlife issues and more have been major concerns for Pendleton residents about a 22,000-horsepower gas compressor station that National Fuel is looking to build in the town, and close to the Wheatfield border. That has a lot of people from both communities furious and looking to fight to send National Fuel's idea far away.
Grand Island: Gus Macker happy about Gus Macker tourney
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:10 pm
Gus Macker himself was pleased with Grand Island's first hosting of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament.
Two more rabies clinics offered in September
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health, in collaboration with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, the Medaille College Veterinary Technology program and the SPCA serving Erie County, is holding two more free rabies vaccination clinics in September.
Education leader visits O/N BOCES
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:55 pm
The state's top education official returned to her Western New York roots last week with a visit to a number of local school districts - capped off with a stop at Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Career and Technical Education Center in Sanborn.
Domestic Violence Tribute Garden nears completion
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:20 pm
The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women ("ECCSW") and the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry ("Parks"), in conjunction with local domestic violence agencies and service providers, have announced the official opening of the Domestic Violence Tribute Garden at Isle View Park will take place with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Erie County social services to launch SNAP call center
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:20 pm
Erie County Department of Social Services Commissioner Al Dirschberger has announced the launch of a new supplemental nutrition assistance program ("SNAP") call center designed to help families on nutrition assistance to resolve service issues more quickly. Residents are now directed to call 716-858-7239 to get quick assistance with their SNAP case.
Aquarium of Niagara: Riding the Wave
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara scored with its16th annual Winds Waves and Wines fundraiser at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls Thursday night.
Niagara Small Business Development Center offering free business workshops
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:15 pm
The Niagara Small Business Development Center, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and the North Tonawanda Library are sponsoring free business workshops for local business owners.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon attracts global runners
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:15 pm
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon has gone global. Runners from countries around the world including England, Ireland, Mexico, Germany, Austria and Ethiopia, will soon travel to Western New York to "run with the river" in this one-of-a-kind race that has grown tremendously since its 2009 inception.
Niagara Falls: Golisano Center taking shape on 10th Street
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:15 pm
The walls are going up fast and interior electrical work has begun as the future Golisano Center for Community Health takes shape on the 10th Street side of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
SBA recognizes SBDC's 35th anniversary, contributions to nation's small businesses
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:20 am
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet of the U.S. Small Business Administration commended the Small Business Development Center program, the largest SBA-supported counseling and training network, on its 35 years of service to the American people.
Office of Mental Health receives $1.4 million grant for suicide prevention services in Western New York
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:20 am
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced Thursday it received a $1.41 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to reduce suicide in Western New York.
Cuomo announces nearly 10-percent increase in summer state park and campground attendance
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced New York state parks, historic sites and campgrounds hosted another successful season, with nearly 38.6 million estimated visits from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The state park system saw a 9.6-percent increase in attendance from the same summer period in 2014.
Higgins: $2.97 million for American Apprenticeship Initiative of Western New York
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $2,975,884 in federal funding for Western New York through the U.S. Department of Labor's American Apprenticeship Grants Program. The grant will support the American Apprenticeship Initiative of Western New York under the leadership of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
Higgins: $640,000-plus for NFTA's Amherst-Buffalo corridor study
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will receive a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation totaling $640,765 for its Amherst-Buffalo corridor study.
Buffalo Sabres sign Cody Franson
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Cody Franson to a two-year contract.
BBB says look before you buy tickets to Sunday's sold-out Bills game
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
With the continued excitement of a new coach, new quarterback and several new players, Buffalo Bills fans wasted no time buying up season and single tickets, passing the 60,000 season ticket sales mark for the first time in franchise history.
Tops Markets signs on as official sponsor of 'The Rex Ryan Show'
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 04:40 pm
The unusual pairing of Tops CEO Frank Curci with Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan in a television commercial is just one of the many interesting features associated with the naming of Tops Friendly Markets as the presenting sponsor of the "The Rex Ryan Show" - the newest Buffalo Bills-themed television series.