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Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Niagara, Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition announce openings at free tax prep sites
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:55 pm
In 2013, Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) launched the Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition (NCFLC) in to provide free opportunities for financial education and awareness. It is designed to help low-income Niagara County residents, with access to volunteer income tax assistance a central focus.
Work underway at Buffalo River Landing
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined executives from Savarino Companies and the Frontier Group of Companies Monday to highlight the construction underway at Buffalo River Landing. The new five-story building will be home to 78 residential units as well as commercial space on the ground floor.
Career Expo set for March 31 at Niagara University
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:40 pm
Niagara University is hosting a Career Expo from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Gallagher Center gym. More than 70 employers will be on campus looking to hire college students, new graduates and young professionals for full-time, part-time, internship and summer opportunities.
Sixth annual 'Cats Like Treats' fundraising event for SPCA
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:40 pm
In partnership with the SPCA Serving Erie County, Cats Like Us is again accepting donations of pet food, treats and other needed items March 10-12 as part of "Cats Like Treats." The event gathers food, treats and toys for the SPCA. In exchange for donated items, a discount in store is given.
DEC reminds ice anglers to remove fishing shanties by March 15
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:25 pm
All ice fishing shanties must be removed from ice on water bodies by March 15, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminded ice anglers today. Due to the warm winter and the forecasted early arrival of spring-like conditions, owners are advised to remove ice-fishing shanties early.
Clothes Mentor helps YWCA of Niagara Frontier
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:25 pm
Readers can support the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier by shopping at the Clothes Mentor at 9490 Transit Road in East Amherst or 1030 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, March 19.
Acting DA Flaherty asks for public's help in rooting out corruption in Erie County
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:10 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. is launching a new way to help crackdown on corruption among public officials.
Higgins, Dyster call on feds to expedite Robert Moses Parkway North Project
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster are calling on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to move swiftly on approval of the draft design report for the Niagara Gorge Corridor Project. They said the vital economic and community development project in the City of Niagara Falls is currently unnecessarily stalled.
UB Nursing awarded grant from Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to fund doctoral students
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 01:45 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Nursing will fund scholarships for three doctoral nursing students in 2016 with the help of a new grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare.
Ortt secures state funding for The College at Brockport
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 01:35 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today met with The College at Brockport president and students to announce $150,000 in state funds has been secured to renovate the Hazen Health Center.
Study finds three key factors to crowdfunding success
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 01:30 pm
For entrepreneurs using crowdfunding to bring new products to market, high-quality photos and video, previous crowdfunding success and positive comments from backers are the keys to a successful campaign, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Local Boy Scouts Council, AT&T collaborate to promote cyber safety, responsible online behavior
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 01:30 pm
Be prepared - it is the scouting motto. In efforts to better prepare Scouts and provide them the needed tools to navigate this new digital lifestyle safely and deal with the challenges of cyberbullying, online predators and trolls, identity theft and digital reputation, the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America and AT&T have announced a partnership to provide a joint cyber and digital safety educational program, "Cyber Chip 2.0."
Daemen named a 'Best Place to Work' in Western New York
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 01:30 pm
Daemen College has been named for the second time by Buffalo Business First as one of the "Best Places to Work" in Western New York. It is the only college to receive the regional distinction this year.
Sarah Koenig of acclaimed 'Serial' podcast to speak at UB Center for the Arts on April 11
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 01:25 pm
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. Tickets are $34.50 general admission and $24.50 for students (any school).
Artpark announces Ray LaMontagne, Styx, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark confirmed six additional concerts in its 2016 season lineup. These headlining acts will perform this summer on Artpark's outdoor stage at the award-winning "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" series and the popular "Coors Light Wednesdays" series. The concerts just announced will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 11.
Finishing trades recruit apprentices
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 09:50 am
The New York State Department of Labor announced the Finishing Trades Institute of Western and Central New York (Buffalo) will conduct a recruitment from April 5 through March 7, 2017, for 10 painter, decorator and paperhanger apprentices; five drywall taper (finisher) apprentices; and five glazier apprentices.
Niagara University CMAA student chapter best in nation for seventh straight year
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 09:50 am
Niagara University's student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America scored some impressive victories at the recent 89th World Conference on Club Management in San Diego.
Heron Pointe starting to worry school district trustees
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 10:55 am
The Heron Pointe project under construction on Grand Island Boulevard worries Grand Island Board of Education trustees who are concerned with class sizes at Kaegebein Elementary School.
BPO and three choruses combine to present Bach's St. Matthew Passion
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 10:25 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Masterworks Chorus of SUNY Fredonia, the Chancel Choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and the Chautauqua Youth Chorus will join forces for a rare performance of J.S. Bach's epic masterpiece, the St. Matthew Passion.
Advertising Club of Buffalo announces 2016 ADDY Award winners
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 10:25 am
On Friday evening, The Advertising Club of Buffalo hosted the 2016 WNY American Advertising Award Show, honoring local advertising and communications professionals along with some of the best creative work from the previous year.
UB professors pledge $1 million to support creative arts students
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 10:25 am
University at Buffalo faculty members Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson are widely known for having multifaceted careers. They recently added a new role to their lengthy résumés: Philanthropists. The pair has pledged a $1 million bequest commitment to support students of creative and performing arts at UB.
Poverty Conference: Local agents of social change in Niagara County share ideas
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 10:20 am
The Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, along with Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care and Niagara University, hosted the fourth annual Poverty Conference, titled "Agents of Social Change: Community Engagement," on Friday.
Casa Antica hosts annual St. Joseph Day table
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 10:00 am
Casa Antica will host its annual St. Joseph Day table beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 20.
Grand Island BOE to review applications for new superintendent
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:05 am
The Grand Island Board of Education will review applications for its superintendent of schools position and conduct preliminary interviews for a new superintendent March 12.
St. Peter's R.C. School to host first 'Brunch With the Bunny'
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
The Easter Bunny will be hopping by St. Peter's R.C. School on Sunday, March 13, when the school will host its first "Brunch With the Bunny."
NT seeks nominees for Visual and Performing Arts Wall of Fame
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda City School District is seeking nominations for its Visual and Performing Arts Wall of Fame.
Catholic Academy School of Niagara Falls to hold annual basket raffle
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
The Catholic Academy School of Niagara Falls will host its annual basket raffle Saturday, March 12, at 1055 North Military Road.
Pasta Sauce-Off raises $6K for Carly's Club
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
The Pasta Sauce-Off was another big success for its teenage co-founders.
Relay For Life: Crafting for a Cause
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
Visitors to the Golden Age Center at the Nike Base on Whitehaven Road can support the Grand Island Relay For Life through the center's ongoing Crafting for a Cause.
Islander's spirit inspires Love Fest for young adults facing cancer
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
Kali Korzelius lived with the mantra, "I want to bring life to the people." An event in her memory will do both that and raise money for young people with cancer.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board IDs possible project variances
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston's Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board met in a work session Thursday to, as Chairman Norm Machelor said, "work out the ambiguities" related to variances for Ellicott Development's plaza proposal and James Jerge's Fairchild apartment project.
St. Bernard: Meeting focuses on church merger option
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
A merger of St. Bernard R.C. Church in Youngstown and St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston seems to be the favored option for the future of the two parishes.
Chamber Gala 2016: Niagara County Central Rotary Club honored as Sanborn Business of the Year
Fri, Mar 4th 2016 10:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced the Niagara County Central Rotary Club is the Sanborn Business of the Year.
State awards $4.9 million to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Fri, Mar 4th 2016 04:45 pm
The New York State Department of Health today awarded three grants totaling $4.9 million to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in support of a trio of community health care initiatives.
Poloncarz introduces local law prohibiting tobacco, e-cigarette sales in Erie County pharmacies
Fri, Mar 4th 2016 04:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced a local law regarding the prohibition of the sale of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in pharmacies and licensed health care institutions in Erie County.
Niagara Falls turns blue: Officials raise awareness for Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Fri, Mar 4th 2016 03:25 pm
Blue light will illuminate Niagara Falls at 10 p.m. tonight in recognition of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
Cuomo launches year three of 43North, $5 million startup competition
Fri, Mar 4th 2016 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced applications are now being accepted for the third year of 43North. The $5 million competition attracts entrepreneurs from around the world to compete for prizes that turn startups with high growth potential into funded enterprises in the Western New York region.
Niagara County Builders Association offers networking opportunity
Fri, Mar 4th 2016 02:25 pm
The Niagara County Builders Association will gather for a networking opportunity at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Wine on Third, 501, 3rd St., Niagara Falls.
Olcott Lions Swim for Sight returns
Fri, Mar 4th 2016 02:15 pm
What a difference a year makes.
North Tonawanda: Alexander announces run for city attorney
Fri, Mar 4th 2016 10:30 am
North Tonawanda City Attorney Katherine D. Alexander will ask voters to keep her in office this fall.