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Mother's Day: The personal touch
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:30 am
Mother's Day is a perfect time to ask yourself how much you really know about your mother. It's a time to get to know the person that she is outside of her role as mother or wife.
Grand Island High School: Capital project work in auditorium progresses
Fri, May 9th 2014 03:10 pm
PHOTOS: The auditorium at Grand Island High School has been gutted as part of the ongoing capital project in the Grand Island Central School District. Work on the ceiling went on high above the aud floor on the platform.
Canalside: Summer 2014 concert schedule announced
Thu, May 8th 2014 07:50 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has announced a diverse lineup on Buffalo's waterfront. Thirty concerts will rock the park, including 10 free Thursday concerts and four ticketed concerts.

Canalside is bringing the likes of Buffalo favorite and lead singer of the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie & The Sadies; reggae fusion artist Shaggy; neo soul/indie pop group Fitz and the Tantrums; and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring the music of Earth, Wind and Fire and Michael Jackson.

Town of Tonawanda, Wilson among 17 WNY projects earmarked for $85 million in NYS clean water infrastructure
Thu, May 8th 2014 07:50 pm
New York state's clean water state revolving loan fund, the nation's premier loan program for local wastewater systems, is marking its 25th year of operation with a low-cost financing program available to virtually any local government in the state.
Dirty Smile moves on to represent Western New York in final round of 'Hard Rock Rising'
Thu, May 8th 2014 12:55 pm
Western New York's Dirty Smile has made it to the top 25 in the "Hard Rock Rising" global battle of the bands. Competing against other Hard Rock's worldwide, they finished with the third-highest number of votes received in the competition. It is now in the hands of industry judges to pick the top three winners.
Maid of the Mist to launch for 129th consecutive season on May 10
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:55 am
Celebrities, world leaders and tourists from Canada and around the world will once again have a chance to ride the iconic Maid of the Mist when the boats are launched in Niagara Falls, New York, beginning Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m.
Grisanti-sponsored bill would award diplomas to all veterans
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:50 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, announced the passage of legislation (S6292) he sponsored that would make all veterans eligible for "Operation Recognition," which allows veterans to be awarded a high school degree based on their knowledge and experience gained while in the military.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2014-15 season-ticket prices
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the prices for season-ticket packages for the 2014-15 season. The prices for season tickets have increased by 4 percent from 2013-14, which amounts to roughly $1 to $4 more per game, depending on seat location, but will remain among the most affordable in the NHL, officials said.

"We are grateful to our fans for their incredible loyalty and patience through a challenging season," said Sabres president Ted Black. "It's important to us to balance the affordability of our tickets against the opportunity to qualify for league revenue sharing."

Accordingly, as an added benefit this year, season ticket holders can earn up to a 6.5 percent rebate, which is added to their SabreBucks card, if their account is renewed by June 23.

Public comment on CWM expansion underway; state lawmakers call for 60-day extension
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:50 am
State Sen. George Maziarz, Assemblyman John Ceretto and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin have sent a letter to the commissioner of the New York State Department of Conservation urging the 60-day public comment period on the CWM hazardous waste landfill expansion that began Wednesday be extended to 120 days.
Niagara Hospice program illustrates how hospice patients live longer and better
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:50 am
Niagara Hospice will hold several programs throughout Niagara County beginning next week where the public is invited to learn the benefits of early hospice referrals.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:45 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee (State Parks Standing Committee) will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 12, to vote on funding for projects proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks.
Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce mixer
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:45 am
The Niagara Falls (New York) Chamber of Commerce invites readers to attend a business and social mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Wine on Third, 501 Third St. Niagara Falls.
Higgins announces winners of Congressional Art Competition
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced the winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition. Aniyah Brown took first prize. The top piece from each congressional district is displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the Capitol Building.
Lemke awarded books for students
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:45 am
Jessica Lemke, pre-kindergarten teacher at St. Peter R.C. School, was one of 20-plus grantees of the national "BE INSPIRED" Disney/ABC Television Group and First Book Literacy Campaign selected to receive free books for every student in his or her school.
Niagara University appoints Kevin Creagh VP for university mission and ministry
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:45 am
The Rev. Kevin G. Creagh, C.M., has been named vice president for university mission and ministry at Niagara University, effective immediately. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university, announced the appointment.
Medical Center Auxiliary to hold chicken and rib fundraising event
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:45 am
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold a dinnertime fundraising event at The Bakery Restaurant on Monday, May 19, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Ceretto announces sponsorship of Animal Abuser Registration Act
Tue, May 6th 2014 04:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto today announced he is cosponsoring the Animal Abuser Registration Act (A.2905), legislation that would require convicted animal abusers to register with the sheriff of the county in which they are located.
ZZ Top with Jeff Beck outdoor concert headlines additions to Seneca Casinos' 'Summer Rush Series'
Tue, May 6th 2014 04:15 pm
Survivor, Air Supply, Scott Stapp, Los Lobos also join the entertainment lineup; Brian Regan and Kellie Pickler booked for September.
CBS Cares, National Stroke Association create PSA campaign to help identify risk factors for strokes and highlight susceptible demographics
Tue, May 6th 2014 12:15 pm
CBS Cares and National Stroke Association have partnered to create three PSA messages to raise awareness on the risk factors commonly associated with strokes and to highlight the groups most susceptible to strokes overall.
Dr. Tim Downs named provost and chief academic officer of Niagara University
Tue, May 6th 2014 12:15 pm
Timothy M. Downs, Ph.D., has been named provost and chief academic officer at Niagara University. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university, announced the appointment.
Niagara 1812 Legacy Council wins Bi-National Beacon Award
Tue, May 6th 2014 12:15 pm
The Niagara 1812 Legacy Council received the Bi-National Beacon Award at Monday's Travel & Tourism Beacon Awards presented by Visit Buffalo Niagara. The awards ceremony took place at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in conjunction with National Travel & Tourism Week, which runs from May 3 to 11.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council to hold consolidated funding application workshops
Tue, May 6th 2014 12:10 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council will hold two consolidated funding application workshops for potential applicants to learn more about the fourth round of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's initiative to stimulate job creation and economic growth through the Regional Economic Development Councils. The workshops will be held May 13 in Amherst and May 29 in Fredonia.

In 2014, up to $750 million in economic development resources from 33 state agency funding programs will be available to applicants through the CFA.

Register by visiting http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/content/western-new-york or by calling 716-846-8206.

Annual 'Run with the Rapids' 5K race scheduled for May 17
Tue, May 6th 2014 12:10 pm
The sixth annual "Run with the Rapids" 5K race will be held Saturday, May 17, in downtown Niagara Falls. This USA Track & Field-sanctioned race benefits the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association. Race registration and the post-race party will be held on Old Falls Street, USA.
Free 'Safety and Health in the Art Studio' workshop at Castellani Art Museum
Tue, May 6th 2014 12:10 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is hosting a free workshop for artists and art teachers, "Safety and Health in the Art Studio," from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 31.
Roxanne Cardone named Outstanding Employee of the Quarter at NU
Tue, May 6th 2014 12:10 pm
Roxanne Cardone, office coordinator for the Center for Events & Management Development at Niagara University, was named NU's Outstanding Employee of the Quarter. Cardone, a Lewiston resident, was presented with the award by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president (as pictured).
A.G. Schneiderman applauds assembly passage of first-in-the-nation ban on plastic microbeads in commonly used cosmetics
Tue, May 6th 2014 12:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman praised the State Assembly Monday for passing first-in-the-nation legislation banning a form of plastic pollution he said is an emerging threat to New York's Great Lakes and other bodies of water.
Cinco de Mayo: You could've had a free taco
Tue, May 6th 2014 07:10 am
Cinco de Mayo translates to May 5. ... Unless you're in Lewiston. In the village Monday, Cinco de Mayo meant a free taco at The Spicey Pickle. Photos, video.
Help Meghan Ebert compete at rodeo event
Tue, May 6th 2014 07:00 am
Meghan Ebert, a junior at Lewiston-Porter High School, is raising funds to attend a competition unlike anything her classmates compete in during the year. Meghan competes in the sport of rodeo and has qualified to go to the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyo., this summer.
60-day public comment period begins on applications for CWM landfill
Mon, May 5th 2014 02:45 pm
The public is now invited to review and comment on CWM Chemical Services LLC's proposal for its facility in Model City, Niagara County, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced today.
Castellani Art Museum presents sixth annual 'Meet Me at the CAM' series 'ART CITY'
Mon, May 5th 2014 02:00 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will present its sixth "Meet Me at the CAM" art history series on five consecutive Thursdays starting May 15.
A.G. Schneiderman announces guilty plea of Town of Niagara supervisor Steven Richards
Mon, May 5th 2014 01:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the conviction Monday of Steven C. Richards and his immediate retirement as Town of Niagara supervisor. Richards, 61, of Lawson Drive in Niagara, pleaded guilty to official misconduct, a class A misdemeanor, before the Hon. Christopher J. Burns in Niagara County Court. Sentencing is scheduled for July 14.

"Steven Richards has admitted that he misused his position and used town resources to benefit himself personally, abusing both his office and the trust placed in him by the public," Schneiderman said. "He has vacated his office and submitted his retirement papers last week. With Richards' retirement and guilty plea, we have ensured that hardworking Niagara families will no longer have to pay for their town supervisor's personal use of town property and resources."

Make history at 'Hands Across Buffalo'
Mon, May 5th 2014 01:25 pm
They are lines that often divide, but on May 17 at 11 a.m., Western New Yorkers will cross the lines of race, ethnicity and poverty to show that Buffalo stands for a more united future.
OUN nature trail project a finalist for national grant
Mon, May 5th 2014 09:00 am
Enhancements to the nature trail at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's Wheatfield site have been selected as a finalist project in the "Green America Awards" competition.
Higgins announces extension for submissions in Congressional Student App Challenge
Mon, May 5th 2014 09:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced the deadline for submitting entries to the Congressional Student App Challenge has been extended to May 30.
$6 million sports and educational complex welcomed by Niagara Catholic
Mon, May 5th 2014 08:25 am
The City of Niagara Falls will soon be home to a $6 million sports and educational facility, which will offer a number of programs and services for members of the community. Once built, The Niagara Community Center (run as a nonprofit organization) will be located next to Niagara Catholic Junior-Senior High School at 520 66th St.
15th annual Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake coming up
Mon, May 5th 2014 07:00 am
Whether you love to sail, or like to keep your feet on solid ground, the 15th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for everyone. The Cruise and Clambake is scheduled for July 11, rain or shine, at the Youngstown Yacht Club.
Town of Niagara Supervisor Steven Richards resigns
Sat, May 3rd 2014 08:30 pm
News outlets learned Friday that Town of Niagara Supervisor Steven Richards resigned his position, effective immediately. It was reported Richards told his fellow board members he was "retiring."
Chamber Awards Gala: Water Street Landing is Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, May 3rd 2014 07:05 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Water Street Landing as the recipient of the Lewiston Business of the Year Award.
Be safe when biking with your dog
Sat, May 3rd 2014 07:00 am
When you think about the activities that you can do with your dog, your list might look like this: walk, run, play fetch. With such a short list, you probably cycle through these pretty quickly. Why not shake things up a bit and introduce your dog to something new?
Sisters of Mercy: Have 'Fun with the Nuns'
Sat, May 3rd 2014 07:00 am
Celebrate the Sisters of Mercy with the second annual "Fun with the Nuns" event at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Join Emcee Danny Neaverth Sr. Wednesday, May 21, from 6-9 p.m. for an evening of "Fun with the Nuns," which includes a "Raffle with a Twist."
 


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