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Ortt bills signed into law
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 05:25 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced three bills he introduced earlier this year have been signed into law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the pieces of legislation late Monday night dealing with support of people with disabilities, easier access to mental health records and stricter sex offender laws.
Cataract City Classic returns
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 03:50 pm
On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, the Niagara Falls Education Foundation will present the 17th annual boys basketball Cataract City Classic at Niagara Falls High School.
Downtown Niagara Falls corridor to be lit for season
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 03:00 pm
The community is invited to attend Friday's Seneca Niagara holiday tree lighting ceremony (in sequence with Old Falls Street, USA) set to take place at Seneca Square (in front of Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino), 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
Niagara University honors 5, raises scholarship dollars at President's Dinner
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 02:55 pm
Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of five extraordinary individuals - while raising critical funds for student scholarships - during its 2016 President's Dinner, which was held Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
Assemblyman Ceretto: HEAP can help cut heating costs this winter
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 02:40 pm
Winters in Western New York are notoriously harsh, making preparation essential to surviving the cold months ahead. For many families, the rising cost of heating can be a serious concern. Unfortunately, some have to choose between turning on the heat or putting food on the table.
UPDATE: Collins introduces legislation to blow back wind turbines
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 02:35 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, has introduced legislation that would curb the installation of wind turbines in close proximity to military installations, such as the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in Niagara Falls.
Complete My One Buffalo app now available for download
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 02:25 pm
The complete My One Buffalo mobile app is now available for download. Individual features of My One Buffalo have previously been available through both the Bills and Sabres apps, and are now accessible in one location.
Memorial adds physician assistant to its primary care medical team
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 02:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced physician assistant Heather Glose will join its primary care medical team effective Monday, Dec. 5.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents CAM's 10th annual 'Holiday Bash'
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 02:20 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host its 10th annual "Holiday Bash" from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.
DEC reminds hunters to follow safety rules this hunting season
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 02:10 pm
In the wake of a number of recent hunting-related shooting incidents, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is reminding hunters to follow basic hunter safety rules when going afield this hunting season.
Niagara University formalizes partnership with China's Hunan University of Commerce
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 01:50 pm
Niagara University entered into a formal partnership with the Hunan University of Commerce, a provincial institution located in the historically and culturally renowned city of Changsha, China, on Nov. 15.
Safe Harbour Project conference to address child trafficking, exploitation
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 01:50 pm
More than 150 youth-serving professionals will convene Thursday at the Conference and Event Center in Niagara Falls to address the issue of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children.
#GivingTuesday celebrated in Niagara Falls
Tue, Nov 29th 2016 03:50 pm
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster welcomed local agencies, educators and restaurateurs to City Hall today to proclaim #GivingTuesday in Niagara Falls.
Celebrating the season
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 11:30 am
Lewiston seniors were treated to a Thanksgiving lunch last week at the Lewiston Senior Center.
Memorial posts online survey to identify community health care needs
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center seeks the public's help in identifying community health care needs.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County pledges to help families avoid homelessness through #GivingTuesday and #NYGivesDay
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 11:20 am
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is focusing on alleviating homelessness for at least 10 families this holiday season through its participation in #NYGivesDay, a 24-hour online fundraising event.
4 Niagara Falls Memorial primary care offices earn national recognition for patient-centered care
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 11:20 am
The National Committee for Quality Assurance has announced four primary care medical offices operated by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and longā€term, participative relationships.
Marsha McWilson to perform at Niagara Catholic
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 11:20 am
Entertainer Marsha McWilson will stage a benefit concert for Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink taking shape
Sat, Nov 26th 2016 07:00 am
Overcoming budget problems, the Lewiston Family Ice Rink is now a go and starting to come together at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Grand Island Town Board: NY looking at Share the Road option for parkway
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 07:00 pm
Grand Island Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said when he saw Monday's Town Board meeting agenda, "I spent the whole day and the whole weekend preparing for war, preparing for bloodshed."
Grand Island Chiropractic & Notaro Chiropractic donate to Community Missions
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 09:00 am
Tuesday afternoon, Grand Island Chiropractic and Notaro Chiropractic donated two big turkeys for the needy at the Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc.
Greater Niagara Ballet Co. hosts 'Trivia Night'
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 07:00 am
Unlike other productions of "The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s version provides local dancers an extraordinary opportunity to be featured in the lead dance roles.
'The Nutcracker' is a family-friendly holiday tradition
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. will present "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road.
Volunteers sought for Lewiston's Tour of Homes
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 07:00 am
Leandra Collesano, volunteer coordinator for the upcoming 2016 Tour of Homes in Lewiston, seeks volunteers to assist in the Historical Association of Lewiston's key fundraising event.
Culinary arts students help Salvation Army at Thanksgiving
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 07:00 am
Robert Ihle's culinary arts students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently participated in a holiday tradition that helps out the community.
Sabres to renew 'Sabres Holiday Angels' program for upcoming holiday season
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will once again be partnering with Catholic Charities of Buffalo for the "Sabres Holiday Angels" program throughout the upcoming holiday season.
Bishop Darius G. Pridgen, Colvin Cleaners desperately need coats, hats, gloves & scarves for 'Coats for Kids' distribution
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 07:00 am
Bishop Darius G. Pridgen of True Bethel Baptist Church and Paul A. Billoni, president of Colvin Cleaners Inc., have a wish for all Western New York families before they say grace on Thanksgiving Day.
'Deposits for Food' spreads holiday cheer to area food pantries
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:25 am
Angelo Sarkees of Lewiston has begun his fourth year of "Deposits for Food" (D4F), a collection of returnable container and scrap metal to benefit three Niagara County food pantries: Community Missions, Heart, Love and Soul, and Care and Share of Ransomville.
Polar bears on the move
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:20 am
On Monday, three polar bears from three different zoos traveled a combined 1,600 miles to their new homes. The Buffalo Zoo teamed up with the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin, as part of a species survival plan recommendation to support polar bear conservation.
#GivingTuesday is back
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:00 am
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier has big plans for Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday), which is Nov. 29. More than 100 volunteers will visit the agency as part of the event, while many collections throughout the area are also planned.
Red Kettle campaign underway
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:50 pm
The Salvation Army Tonawanda Corps recently began its Red Kettle campaign at Budwey's Supermarket, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda.
Celebration of art: Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara members share their creative works
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:45 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara and the Niagara County Chapter of the New York State Council on the Arts hosted an art exhibition and reception on Nov. 16, which featured works created by individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through the agency's fine arts program.
Gateway Cities Winter Walk offers family fun, shopping specials
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:40 pm
North Tonawanda's Webster Street will become home to a host of holiday festivities as local businesses and organizations come together to offer the annual Gateway Cities Winter Walk beginning Friday, Dec. 2, and running until Sunday, Dec. 4.
Living with multiple sclerosis: How one couple continues to fight it together
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:35 pm
Multiple sclerosis, a chronic illness, creates a constant battle with exhaustion, body aches and muscle spasms.
Rhoney appointed coroner
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:15 am
A retired Niagara County Sheriff's deputy was appointed 3rd District coroner on Tuesday at a short meeting of the Niagara County Legislature.
Shop Niagara: Local spending keeps taxes low
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 04:05 pm
County economic development officials and municipal leaders have a simple message for local shoppers ahead of Black Friday: Spend locally, and you'll see a return on your investment.
Niagara University senior Jennifer Gallo earns PRSA scholarship
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:55 pm
Jennifer Gallo, a senior communication studies major at Niagara University, received the May C. Randazzo Memorial Scholarship from the Buffalo/Niagara chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Buffalo/Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark elected to Association of Film Commissioners international board
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:45 pm
The Association of Film Commissioners International has announced Buffalo/Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark was elected to the organization's board of directors.
PSE to host One Buffalo community blood drive for Unyts Nov. 29
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:45 pm
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, Pegula Sports and Entertainment will join Unyts to host the One Buffalo community blood drive in the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center.
Niagara Law Center's expanded mission means more toys for local kids
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:45 pm
Last year, the Niagara Law Center combined a unique recipe of holiday party, legal seminar, swearing-in ceremony and toy drive. The goal was to collect as many toys as possible for the children of Niagara County.