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Niagara University hosting free CERT training
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:45 pm
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free Community Emergency Response Team training course this fall on the NU campus.
Higgins, Brown, Ryan, Rivera announce start of construction on Ferry Street Bridge
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan and Buffalo City Councilman David Rivera announced the start of a major reconstruction project on the Ferry Street Bridge connecting Niagara Street to Squaw Island.
State Comptroller DiNapoli set for WNY visit
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 07:00 am
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will visit Lockport next week and will be honored at a reception sponsored by the Niagara County Democratic Committee.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops names Laura Jacobs 2015 chairwoman
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Laura Jacobs, senior account executive, e3communications, has been elected 2015 chairwoman of the 32nd annual Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS. The Taste, the nation's largest two-day food festival, is set for July 11 and 12, 2015, along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
A.G. Schneiderman announces agreements with major hospitality companies to protect New Yorkers from misleading timeshare practices
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced he has reached a pair of agreements with two leading hospitality companies - Hilton Resorts Corp. and Wyndham Vacation Resorts Inc. - that will help protect purchasers of timeshares from potential deception and confusion.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Becker Farms
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday at Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3760 Quaker Road, Gasport. Heart of Niagara's adoptable dogs Sierra, Sassy, Snoopy, Gina, Bandit, Rocky and Ringo will be there to meet and greet the public.
Unique Productions, Ujima Theatre Co. present 'The Process'
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Unique Productions (UP!), in collaboration with Ujima Theatre Co., announces the Western New York premiere of "The Process." It is a play that is part whimsical, part reality, and shows how a small group of writers, some with disabilities, come to process a full-length play, and how writing stories reveals what they wish would happen.
Daemen among top military friendly schools
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 07:00 am
For the sixth consecutive year, Daemen College has been selected by Victory Media for the Military Friendly Schools list, a designation awarded to only the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that have demonstrated a commitment to supporting student veterans on campus and in their careers.
Pinktober celebrated in Niagara Falls
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 05:30 pm
On Oct. 10, The Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, hosted their 15th annual Pinktober event.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission announces 4th annual 'Feed the Falls'
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 05:00 pm
The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will celebrate its fourth annual "Feed the Falls" events again this Thanksgiving and Christmas days. Organizers anticipate delivering up to 1,800 traditional holiday dinners with all the trimmings to needy individuals, shut-ins and families throughout area neighborhoods.
LCTV orientation
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 04:50 pm
Lockport Community Television will hold its final 2014 orientation session at 7 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 21, at the LCTV studio, 293 Niagara St., Lockport. This session is free of charge and is an opportunity to learn about LCTV and sign-up for upcoming video production workshops.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos hosts culinary job fair Wednesday
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 04:50 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casino will host a culinary job fair from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Hawk Conference Room at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. Recruiters will be available to meet with job seekers for positions in the culinary field throughout all three casino properties in Western New York.
Traveler advisory for Lewiston, Town of Niagara
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 04:50 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced work is continuing on the project to reconstruct the Interstate 190 bridges over the Niagara Power Project in the towns of Niagara and Lewiston.
Higgins says parks not parking lots for NYPA funds
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 03:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is calling on the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. to amend the general project plan for Canalside to immediately transfer a minimum of $15 million currently proposed for parking structures to instead be used on development of parks and public improvement projects along the Outer Harbor.
October is National Health Care Proxy Month
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 03:40 pm
Do you know who will make health care decisions for you if you can't? Or why everyone age 18 and older should have a health care proxy? October is National Health Care Proxy Month, making it the perfect time to learn what you can do now to ensure your health care wishes are known by your family and physician.
NU to debut new 'Power Path' with 'Zombie Run' fundraiser for Special Olympics
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 03:40 pm
In the name of a good cause, Niagara University will turn its new running path into "Zombieland" for a few hours this Oct. 25.
Summit Life Outreach Center hosting fall open house
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 03:35 pm
Summit Life Outreach Center, located at 1622 Pine Ave., in the heart of Niagara Falls, is opening its doors to the community and its supporters from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.
NYS Tax Department reminds taxpayers of Oct. 15 filing deadline
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded New Yorkers who requested a filing extension Oct. 15 is the deadline to file their state income tax return. Of the 740,000 taxpayers who requested an extension, 400,000 (54 percent) have yet to file.
UB's Gifted Math Program accepting applications for another class of future achievers
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 07:00 am
UB's Gifted Math Program is accepting nominations of outstanding sixth-grade mathematics students submitted by schools and parents for its fall 2015 entering class.
UB engineers explore new ways to extend smartphone battery life
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 07:00 am
Charger-toting smartphone users have reason to rejoice. Three University at Buffalo research groups have received $1.3 million in combined funding to improve energy management in smartphones.
Buffalo Sabres to host 2016 NHL Draft
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will host the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center, the Buffalo Sabres and National Hockey League announced today.
National Grid reminds customers to be aware of carbon monoxide dangers
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 04:55 pm
National Grid said now is the time to start thinking about staying safe from the potentially deadly effect of carbon monoxide poisoning.
National Fuel forecasts utility customers will likely see a 20 percent reduction in heating bills this winter
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 04:55 pm
Officials at National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. have been thinking about, and preparing for, the upcoming winter for months.
Buffalo: Pegulas introduced to Bills fans in emotional ceremony
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 02:35 pm
"One team; one goal; One Buffalo" Those six words set the theme Sunday to the close of one of the most historical periods in Buffalo sports history - the $1.48 billion purchase of the Buffalo Bills by Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula.
Buffalo Museum of Science to open 'Pandas: The Journey Home' in National Geographic 3D Cinema
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 11:50 am
The giant panda is one of the rarest species on this planet. Shy, elusive and gentle creatures, they once ranged in great numbers between Beijing and the Himalayas. But now, after centuries of human expansion and destruction of their habitat, the giant pandas are on the brink of extinction, with fewer than 1,600 remaining.
Blood drive, health fair at Elderwood at Grand Island
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 11:50 am
Elderwood at Grand Island, 2850 Grand Island Blvd., will sponsor a blood drive, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The blood drive will be conducted through Unyts Mobile Express bus. Unyts brings both a significant savings to area hospitals and assurance to Western New York donors that blood donations remain local.
DeVantier selected to chair ECMC's annual fashion show Nov. 1
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 11:20 am
Lewiston resident Vicki DeVantier will chair ECMC's annual fashion show, this year themed "Fashion On A Budget." The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.
NYSETA fall conference hosted by NCCC
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, Oct. 16, Niagara County Community College will host the New York State Engineering Technology Association conference at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute on Old Falls Boulevard in Niagara Falls.
OUN holds open interviews
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 07:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will hold open interviews to educate potential employees about available job opportunities working with individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities at locations throughout Niagara County.
One Buffalo
Sun, Oct 12th 2014 02:10 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment President and CEO Kim Pegula announced the launch of PSE's One Buffalo campaign. The campaign will serve as a representation of teamwork, and a deeper connection between Buffalo sports teams, fans and the community.
Coffee for good
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 08:00 am
Purchase any size cup of coffee now through Oct. 18 at Grandpaws Café for Good, and the proceeds will be donated to the Niagara County SPCA.
We know Jack's scarecrow
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:15 am
Do you like what you read each week in the Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune, Lewiston-Porter Sentinel and Island Dispatch and online at www.wnypapers.com? Then "Like" us on Facebook!
Lew-Port seeks winter garments
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:05 am
The Lewiston-Porter School District's collection of winter garments to aid the needy is underway. Area residents are asked to bring coats, jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves to one of the Lewiston-Porter school buildings and place them in the donation boxes set up by the Key Club, Builders Club, IEC Multi-Age and PEC.
Kloosterman reviews 2015 budget: No town tax, but cut to Artpark possible
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:00 am
So summarized Town of Lewiston Director of Finance Paul Kloosterman Monday as he presented the tentative 2015 Town of Lewiston budget to Supervisor Dennis Brochey and Town Board members for their initial discussion and review.
Farm to table dinner meeting
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:00 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension-Niagara County is holding a farm to table event as part of its annual meeting and dinner.
Is your boat protected for winter?
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:00 am
Fall is an important time for boat owners to knock out some annual maintenance on their boats before they put them away for winter months. Allstate wants New York boat owners to know it's also a great time for an insurance coverage check-up with an agent to ensure they are maintaining appropriate coverage during the off-season.
Pumpkin-carving contest
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 07:30 pm
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins, and display these works for friends and neighbors. Now, your most decorative, scariest, funniest or kookiest pumpkin designs can win you one of three great prizes in the Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
Ceretto: Independent Health expanding into Niagara County
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 06:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced Independent Health is expanding Child Health Plus coverage into Niagara County.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital goes pink for breast health
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 06:30 pm
Part of the staff of the diagnostic imaging department at Mount St. Mary's Hospital dressed in pink Friday to bring awareness to breast health as part of October's recognition of Breast Health Awareness Month.
NTCC awards Vespa
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 06:20 pm
Members of Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. presented the organization's "90 Days of Summer" contest winner with a to a brand new Vespa GTS 300 at Buffalo Scooter Co.