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Niagara University lacrosse adds special member to program
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:35 pm
The Niagara University lacrosse program made one of its most significant signings in program history with the addition of Caralyn Renyolds, an 11-year-old girl from Grand Island, through its partnership with Team IMPACT.
UB researchers: Discovery puts designer dopamine neurons within reach
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 11:00 am
For decades, the elusive Holy Grail in Parkinson's disease research has been finding a way to repair faulty dopamine neurons and put them back into patients, where they will start producing dopamine again.
FASNY provides life-saving holiday tips
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 07:00 am
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York would like to remind all New Yorkers of the safety hazards associated with festivities this time of the year, and to follow a few simple tips to ensure a happy and safe holiday.
Lewiston Christmas Walk: The most wonderful time of the year; photo gallery
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 01:55 pm
Children and families hustled and bustled to the Village of Lewiston Saturday for the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, hosted by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Youngstown: Christmas in the Village a community affair
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 10:00 am
The weather may not feel like it, but the spirit of the Christmas season is surely at hand.
On to the next chapter: Grand Island library director to retire after 32 years
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:05 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library is a gathering place for people ranging in age from 6 months to 100 years. They come for story hour, computer training, book club meetings, a community gathering, or to borrow books and videos and more.
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross to host Scottish program
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross, in conjunction with Brookside Banquets of Newfane, will host an evening to honor the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns in what is traditionally known as a "Burns Supper" on Saturday, Jan. 23.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Extra patrols net DWI arrests, summonses
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the extra holiday weekend patrols made five arrests for driving while intoxicated and issued approximately 175 tickets for various traffic violations.
Grand Island: Osinski re-elected fire chief
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2016 firematic and administrative officers during elections held Wednesday, Dec. 2, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
Grand Island Fire Co: New rescue vehicle placed into service
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that a new 2015 rescue vehicle, No. 7-1, was recently placed in service to replace a 1987 rig that had previously received a body remount in 2001.
Oakwood observes 'Wreaths Across America'
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
The Oakwood Cemetery Association proudly announces its annual "Wreaths Across America Remembrance Ceremony 2015" and wreath sale. The ceremony will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 12, in the historic Oakwood Cemetery at the Veterans Garden, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.
Youngstown Lions announce Holiday Lighting Contest
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
The Youngstown Lions Club's annual Holiday Lighting Contest will take place in the Village of Youngstown and the Town of Porter the evening of Friday, Dec. 11.
State snowmobile course offered
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Learn about snowmobile safety in a free state course being offered from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
Buffalo Sabres: 'Tux and Pucks' returns on New Year's Eve
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the return of "Tux and Pucks" for the team's home game against the New York Islanders on Thursday, Dec. 31. The night offers fans an opportunity to dress up in formal wear to celebrate New Year's Eve while attending the 6 p.m. game at First Niagara Center.
Niagara University professor trades lecture hall for learning community
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 04:30 pm
Mitchell Alegre, professor of management at Niagara University, has developed a whole new way to teach a college course. And it involves a circle.
Higgins, Collins, Slaughter, Reed: Congress must stand strong on pilot training requirements
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 04:20 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), Chris Collins (R-NY-27), Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25), and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) released the following joint statement in response to the news regional airlines are continuing the fight to reduce existing pilot training requirements, including elimination of the 1,500-hour flight time standard:
USA Hockey selects Buffalo Sabres as host of 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 04:15 pm
USA Hockey announced today it has selected the Buffalo Sabres, along with First Niagara Center, HARBORCENTER and Ralph Wilson Stadium, as host for the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-20 Championship (commonly referred to as the IIHF World Junior Championship).
Funeral home operator Denton E. Hardison passes
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 02:15 pm
Denton E. Hardison, age 86, a lifelong resident of Ransomville, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family at his home.
10th annual Operation: Rock Out Hunger sets record in turkey donations for Food Bank of WNY
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 12:10 pm
The 10th annual Operation: Rock Out Hunger, presented by 97 Rock and co-sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, collected a record 4,000 turkeys during its seven-day promotion for the Food Bank of Western New York. The number of turkeys donated nearly doubled the previous record of 2,508 turkeys in 2012.
Business honored for commitment to workforce diversity
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:30 am
People Inc. has recognized an Island business for creating what it calls "an inclusive workforce."
Sirk TV, The Inside Reel editor visits Niagara County
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 05:50 pm
Tim Wassberg paid a visit to Niagara County this week, making stops at the Niagara Culinary Institute, Old Fort Niagara and the Niagara Wine Trail, among other locations.
Elmwood Historic District East added to State and National Registers of Historic Places
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 04:40 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, Assemblyman Sean Ryan, Common Council Majority Leader David Rivera and Common Council Member Joel Feroleto announced the addition of the Elmwood Historic District East to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Buffalo Zoo will celebrate polar bear birthdays during 'Zooper Saturday' event
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will celebrate Luna the polar bear's birthday during a "Zooper Saturday" event this Saturday, Dec. 5.
Higgins leads effort to extend renewable energy tax credits
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, led a coalition of more than 90 members of the House of Representatives in calling for the extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit as a means to advance economic opportunity and support the growth of clean energy.
10,000 Maniacs to perform at Sportmen's Tavern
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
10,000 Maniacs will perform at Sportsmen's Tavern at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.
House passes highway legislation aimed at improving nation's infrastructure
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today released the following statement after passage of H.R. 22, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act:
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents 9th 'Holiday Bash'
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host its ninth annual "Holiday Bash" from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11.
Burning of Lewiston recalled
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
A Tuscarora Heroes Remembrance will be held on the 202nd anniversary of the War of 1812 British attack on Lewiston at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston.
GNBC Chiavetta's fundraiser
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:40 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company will hold a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue fundraiser from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. The will coincide with the Christmas Walk.
Niagara University gives back as part of national #GivingTuesday movement
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:40 pm
In congruence with Niagara University's Vincentian mission to support those in need, students, alumni and friends collected over $3,500 and more than 1,000 pounds of food and nonperishable goods Dec. 1 in association with #GivingTuesday.
Affidavit ballots confirm Janese as Lewiston highway superintendent
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:30 pm
The final ballots in a tight race between incumbent Lewiston Highway Superintendent Douglas Janese and challenger David Trane were opened Thursday morning in State Supreme Court. Nine newly accepted affidavits confirmed Janese would continue on for another term.
Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel joins Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 02:25 pm
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop announced today Buffalo Sabres rookie center Jack Eichel has "joined the Tims team" and will serve as a celebrity spokesperson and ambassador for the brand over the next two years.
Home or away for the holidays, pet parents are including the whole family
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
With the holiday season upon us, it's time to start shopping, planning and getting excited for all that much-needed family time and love. Some of the most deserving of this family time are none other than the family pets, of course!
Local fire departments encouraged to apply for FEMA grant funding
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Congressman Chris Collins is encouraging local fire departments and emergency medical service providers to apply for federal Assistance to Firefighter Grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Buffalo Zoo will host first holiday tree lighting
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will offer reduced admission rates for its first ever holiday tree lighting event, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 5. Guests who enter the Buffalo Zoo after 3 p.m. that day will receive a reduced admission rate of $5 per person.
18th annual 'Christmas at Hilbert' set for Dec. 6
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
A live nativity will bring the Christmas story to life during Hilbert College's 18th annual Christmas celebration from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The celebration will include a children's Christmas party, complete with a visit from Santa, following the nativity.
Clyde's Feed & Animal Center hosts 'Rein in the Holidays' and Purina Check-R-Board Days
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 06:55 am
Clyde's Feed & Animal Center, located at 351 Union St., Hamburg, has announced its 2015 Purina Check-R-Board Days lineup.
Niagara County Department of Health receives national award to promote HPV vaccine
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 06:50 pm
The National Association of County and City Health Officials notified Niagara County Department of Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton it awarded his department $35,000 to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates.
Arts Services Initiative announces 2015 'Give for Greatness' grant awards
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) announced the recipients of the 2015 "Give for Greatness" grants. Thirty grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each were awarded to cultural organizations across ASI's entire five-county service area thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Aquarium of Niagara's 'Conservation Conversation' series continues Dec. 5
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:05 pm
Last month, the Aquarium of Niagara instituted a new three-part conservation lecture series titled "Conservation Conversation." The second talk, to be given by Dr. Sherri Mason, is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

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