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Meet Kitty Bird, the Aquarium of Niagara's newest animal
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 02:45 pm
A sulfur-crested cockatoo, named Kitty Bird because he likes to meow like a cat, recently joined the Aquarium of Niagara.
Self-made billionaire John Catsimatidis to share business success story at Daemen lecture
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 02:45 pm
Self-made billionaire John Catsimatidis, chairman/CEO of the Red Apple Group and United Refining Co., which owns more than 300 Kwik Fill gas stations, will be the next speaker in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, scheduled for 4 p.m. May 9 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.
AAA shares motorcycle safety tips for bikers, drivers
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 07:00 am
With the warmer weather comes more motorcycles on the road.
Village of Lewiston approves budget
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 08:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston approved the fiscal year 2016-17 budget at a special meeting Monday. The property tax rate remains at $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
Niagara USA to host 2018 CIPS Conference
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 05:00 pm
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. announced Niagara USA will host the Confédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive (aka International Confederation of Sport Fishing) for its annual congress in 2018.
Higgins announces House approval of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the bipartisan congressional Great Lakes Task Force, announced approval of H.R. 223, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act (GLRI) of 2016, in the House of Representatives.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum offers 3-D printing on Mother's Day
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 04:40 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will host a Mother's Day celebration from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, May 8.
Buffalo native supports one of Navy's most versatile combat ships
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 04:25 pm
A 2006 Depew High School graduate and Buffalo native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a team supporting one of the country's most versatile combat ships.
Hopkins Road reconstruction project receives APWA Award
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 04:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works was honored recently by the state chapter of the American Public Works Association with a 2015 Transportation Award for the Hopkins Road slope stabilization and road reconstruction project, a $2.3-million project completed in three phases and funded fully with local Erie County funds.
Schneiderman finds toxic toys with high lead content sold by K-Mart, Target, Toy-R-Us stores across New York
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 03:55 pm
Over the weekend, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office discovered high lead levels in parts of several children's jewelry-making kits supplied by LaRose Industries and sold in K-Mart, Target and Toys-R-Us stores in Long Island, New York City and the Syracuse and Buffalo areas.
NYSERDA recognizes UB among higher ed. leaders in New York
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 03:45 pm
For the second day in a row, the University at Buffalo has been recognized as a sustainability leader in higher education.
Ceretto to host forum for seniors
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 03:45 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto will host a forum on programs available to local seniors. Several topics will be covered, and Ceretto encouraged members of the community to join him.
NU's 26th annual business banquet honors community leaders
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 03:45 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration recognized four area business leaders during its 26th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held April 25 at the Conference Center Niagara Falls.
Nonprofit projects sought for 24th annual Day of Caring
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 07:00 am
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is accepting project submissions from nonprofit organizations in Erie County for the annual Day of Caring, Western New York's largest one-day volunteer event that will connect thousands of volunteers with projects to assist area nonprofit organizations.
Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association hosts first 'Derby Day Sweepstakes' fundraiser
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 06:35 pm
A Niagara Falls prize package valued at more than $5,000 is being raffled off by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association on Saturday, May 7, the day of the Kentucky Derby.
Higgins, Niagara Falls Community unveil National Register of Historic Places signage at Oakwood
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 05:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Monday by Niagara Falls leaders and representatives from the Oakwood Cemetery Association and Niagara Falls National Heritage Area to officially unveil a National Register of Historic Places designation sign at Oakwood Cemetery.
Poloncarz, officials participate in Holocaust commemoration
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, members of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, and leaders of the Jewish community in a candle-lighting ceremony commemorating Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Memorial Day.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends funding for Niagara University, NFIA Stakeholders Group
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 04:50 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted to recommend $590,000 in funding to Niagara University and NFIA Stakeholders Group Inc.
Brady 'all but done' from a legal perspective, UB sports law expert says
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 04:40 pm
It might have taken awhile, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday reinstated the suspension of Tom Brady, and it is highly likely this decision will stick, said Nellie Drew, University at Buffalo sports law expert.
'Picture Yourself on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus' attracts hundreds of students, families
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 12:15 pm
Hundreds of middle and high school students and their parents took part in the second annual "Picture Yourself on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Powered by AT&T" event Saturday.
Shedding light on the poor state of American Indian health
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 12:15 pm
The epidemic of health problems facing the nation's American Indian population is largely unknown.
Traveler advisory for Niagara Falls State Park
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 09:15 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced construction is resuming on the project to reconstruct the interchange of the Robert Moses Parkway with John B. Daly Boulevard in the City of Niagara Falls.
Ceretto: Global NY Fund offers local businesses expanded opportunities
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 09:15 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is encouraging local businesses and nonprofits to attend the Global NY Fund informational meeting from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper event engages 1,500 volunteers with more than 10 tons of litter removed from local shorelines, parks
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 09:15 am
More than 1,500 Western New Yorkers cleaned shorelines and picked up a winter's debris across the region Saturday for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's annual Spring Shoreline Sweep. The event targeted shoreline sites in need of stewardship and litter removal throughout Erie and Niagara counties.
Presentation set to discuss emerald ash borer
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 07:00 am
The emerald ash borer now has a very strong hold in Western New York, said Sharon Bachman of the Erie County Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Erie County Emerald Ash Borer Task Force.
Tire Rack Street Survival class coming
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 07:00 am
Car crashes are the leading killer of American teens from ages 15 to 20, with more than 5,000 teens involved in a fatal crash each year, nearly 2,000 teen drivers killed and an additional 180,000 teens injured.
'Lewiston never Smelt so good': Smelt Festival returns to village Friday, May 6
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 07:00 am
Plans are moving along nicely for a rite of spring on the lower river - the 2016 edition of the annual Lewiston Smelt Festival, Friday, May 6, on the waterfront in the Village of Lewiston.
Headliners Johnson, Stigers announced for 2016 Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival
Sun, Apr 24th 2016 04:45 pm
The headlining acts slated to take the main stage at this year's Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival were announced Sunday at "Jazz & Pasta," the festival's annual fundraising event.
Niagara University's Clet Dining Hall undergoing multimillion-dollar expansion
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
Niagara University has recently begun work on an $8 million expansion and renovation of Clet Dining Hall, the main dining hall for students on campus.
'Discover Niagara Shuttle' set to launch in May
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:05 am
A new trolley system is planned to transport visitors to points of interest in communities along and around the Niagara Gorge this tourist season.
Welcome summer: The Silo is back in business
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:05 am
It's cruel and unusual having to go an entire winter without a "Haystack."
Niagara County Central Rotary Club to host senior citizen breakfast
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The 33rd annual Roger W. Andrews Senior Citizen breakfast, hosted by Niagara County Central Rotary Club, will be held in the Niagara-Wheatfield High School cafeteria 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 7.
Citizen of the Year Awards: Chamber thanks Thermo Fisher
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner April 28 at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.
Island of Hope: Painting the Town Purple
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Committee members for the 2016 Relay For Life will bring the Town Commons alive with purple April 30 in preparation for the annual Paint the Town Purple event, which takes place nationally May 1.
Youngstown Library Friends' schedule spring book sale
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will host a spring book sale from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon, April 28-30, at the Red Brick School Village Center gym, 240 Lockport St.
Chamber Gala: Chairman's Award goes to Modern Corp.
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Modern Corporation has been chosen as the 2016 Chairman's Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Kristen Trunzo.
Pints for Progress has focus on community improvement
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Pints for Progress, a grassroots community happening spotlighting up-and-coming groups and attractions in the City of Niagara Falls, staged yet another successful event earlier this month at the Niagara Falls Arts and Cultural Center.
Frontier House parking lot closed - here's why
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Center Street passersby noticed the historic Frontier House parking lot is once again closed to the public.
DEC issues guidance to homeowners to avoid problems with bears
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 04:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued guidance on how to prevent negative encounters with black bears.
How does your garden grow?
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 03:40 pm
I used to be a serial plant murderer.