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Saraceni Pools & Spas celebrates 30 years
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
Now that school is winding down for the year, everyone is thinking about summer, going to the beach and swimming in their pools. If you don't have your own pool, now is the perfect time to get one.
Pikas inducted into Veterans Honor Society
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
Bohdan Pikas, professor of marketing, was inducted as an honorary inductee into the SALUTE honor society, Niagara University chapter, at a ceremony held April 29.
Town of Niagara: Wallace seeks re-election
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:15 pm
Lee S. Wallace has announced his re-election bid for the position of supervisor in the Town of Niagara this year. Wallace is a lifetime resident of the town and, prior to being elected supervisor, was an employee of the Town for over 40 years.
North Tonawanda History Museum announces new hours
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:30 pm
Beginning Monday, June 1, the North Tonawanda History Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday (except July 3 to July 6) through Aug. 31. It will also be open Sunday, July 19, the first day of Canal Fest. The rest of the year, the history museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Mark Kelso headlines youth football symposium
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:30 pm
Former Buffalo Bill Mark Kelso and the Niagara Erie Youth Sports Association will host a youth football symposium at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at LaSalle Preparatory, 7436 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
'Making of a Dancer' takes stage Saturday
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:05 pm
The Feder School of Classical Ballet presents a ballet demonstration, "Making of a Dancer," at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center auditorium (second floor), 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Andres announces bid for re-election
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:20 pm
Rich Andres of North Tonawanda has announced his candidacy for a second term in the Niagara County Legislature.
James H. Cummings Foundation to underwrite rehab facility at Memorial's new Cardiac/Stroke Care Center
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:05 pm
The James H. Cummings Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant to underwrite an onsite rehabilitation therapy facility at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Kenan Center to present 45th annual 100 American Craftsmen show
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:05 pm
One of the region's longest-running juried craft shows that remains devoted exclusively to fine, contemporary craft art, 100 American Craftsmen traditionally features a mix of veteran and new artisans in clay, metal, wood, leather, glass, paper, jewelry, wearable fiber and textiles, and mixed media.
Public meeting scheduled for input on Red Jacket Natural Habitat Park
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning has announced a public meeting to receive public input on concept designs for river and shoreline restorations at Erie County's Red Jacket Natural Habitat Park at the foot of Smith Street in Buffalo.
Rob Bilson announces bid for Niagara County Legislature
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:00 pm
First-time candidate Robert Bilson, a resident of Niagara Falls, has announced his candidacy for the 3rd District of the Niagara County Legislature. Bilson will challenge Mark J. Grozio, D-Niagara Falls, a one-term incumbent.
Agencies partner to provide mental health services at Lockport's Peer Recovery Respite Center
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:00 pm
The Peer Recovery Respite Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can be reached at 716-433-6543.
Poloncarz announces modest county budget surplus anticipated for 2014
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the County Division of Budget and Management is projecting Erie County will end fiscal year 2014 with a modest surplus of approximately $2.5 million following specific expenditure amendments to address immediate areas of need.
Lewiston interfaith memorial service honors officers killed on duty
Thu, May 14th 2015 02:50 pm
As part of National Police Week, law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Poloncarz, Hoak honor Rose Marie Hall as 2015 Erie County Senior of the Year
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak and members of Senior Services department as well as family members of Ms. Rose Marie "Ro" Hall as he recognized Hall as Erie County's Senior of the Year for 2015.
ESD: $12 million in Market NY tourism grants available in round V of Regional Economic Development Councils
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:30 pm
Empire State Development has announced that up to $12 million in Market NY grants, to fund projects that will increase tourism and create job opportunities, are available to businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and other entities through round V of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
To protect college education, Collins and Farenthold introduce PACT Act
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:25 pm
Congressmen Chris Collins, R-NY-27, and Blake Farenthold (Texas) released the following statements after introducing the Protecting All College Tuition Act.
50 years later, Vietnam veteran set to earn Niagara University degree
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 pm
The straight line Kevin Macaulay will walk across stage to receive his associate's degree from Niagara University this Saturday will be in stark contrast to the long and winding road that led him to that moment.
Down Dog Yoga: Rychlik combines heart, head knowledge at yoga studio
Wed, May 13th 2015 05:25 pm
Annie Rychlik was trained at the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo and recently opened Down Dog Yoga in the Cayuga Street mini-plaza in Lewiston.
43North to host 'Think Big' networking event
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 am
43North announced it will host a networking event titled "Think Big with 43North" from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 21 at the Design Innovation Garage ("dig") within the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Innovation Center.
Breakthrough in tinnitus research could lead to testable model
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 am
Tinnitus is the most common service-related disability for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Often described as a ringing in the ears, more than 1.5 million former service members - one out of every two combat veterans - report having this sometimes-debilitating condition, resulting in more than $2 billion in annual disability payments by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
'Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt' participants cover Lewiston to raise money for Mount St. Mary's
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 am
More than 150 people participated in the second "Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt" Saturday, May 9, in the Village of Lewiston. The event, coordinated by the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, raised more than $7,000 for the creation of a helipad at Mount St. Mary's.
Niagara University: 'Silver Jubilee' celebrates 25 years of priesthood for Father Maher
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 am
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus at NU, offered the homily during Saturday's special Mass.
Abbagail's Law seeks to close impaired driving loophole
Tue, May 12th 2015 07:30 pm
A bill sponsored by State Sen. Rob Ortt could now put certain car passengers under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the hot seat.
Higgins announces more than $1.17 million for North Tonawanda City School District
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by North Tonawanda City School Superintendent Gregory Woytila and District Director of Student Services Ron Barstys to announce a federal grant totaling $1,171,650. The district will receive $390,550 each year over a three-year period.
Niagara Open looking for golfers
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:40 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host its annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament Monday, June 8, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown. The format is a four-person scramble and includes lunch, dinner, drinks, giveaways for all golfers, contests and auction.
Poloncarz proclaims Women's Lung Health Week in Erie County
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Deputy Erie County Executive Maria Whyte, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, and Erie County Commissioner of Public Advocacy Sawrie Becker to proclaim "Women's Lung Health Week" in Erie County.
Daemen to hold undergraduate, graduate commencement ceremonies May 16
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
Daemen College President Gary A. Olson will confer degrees to nearly 850 undergraduate and graduate candidates in the Class of 2015 at the college's 64th annual commencement, which, for the first time, will include two ceremonies scheduled for May 16 at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Hard Rock Cafe Niagara announces lineup for first 'World Burger Tour'
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
For the first time ever, Hard Rock Cafe Niagara gives guests a backstage pass to sample "Local Legendary Burger" offerings, showcasing the flavor and ingredients at Hard Rock locations across the globe as part of the new "World Burger Tour" menu.
Empire State Development announces new 'I Love New York' representation in Australia
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
Empire State Development has announced the appointment of Global Group by JG, an international marketing firm specializing in travel, tourism and lifestyle brands, as New York state's tourism promotion agency in Australia.
Panepinto renews push for S.3612 on 50th anniversary of Gov. Rockefeller's Pure Waters Bond Act, U.S. Clean Water Act
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:20 pm
Recognizing the anniversary of two historic pieces of environmental legislation, State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, renewed his push for the passage of his Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Bond Act - S.3612.
Caitlin Jones of North Tonawanda honored with 2015 PACES Scholarship
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:20 pm
Caitlin Jones of North Tonawanda was among six SUNY Potsdam students who were recently awarded a 2015 PACES Scholarship by Potsdam Auxiliary and College Educational Services.
Erie County Department of Social Services monthly legislative report shows decreases in CPS caseloads
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:20 pm
In an encouraging sign, the Erie County Department of Social Services' monthly report to the Erie County Legislature for April shows a substantial decrease in both the total Child Protective Services caseload size across the department as well as in the number of cases carried by individual caseworkers.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Elmwood-Bidwell Farmer Market in Buffalo
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 16, at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, located at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo.
State Senate: Flanagan takes over for Skelos
Mon, May 11th 2015 09:30 pm
Monday afternoon, the New York State Senate elected Sen. John J. Flanagan of Long Island as the temporary president for the remainder of the 2015-16 term. The new majority leader replaces Sen. Dean Skelos, the long-tenured lawmaker who resigned his leadership post following his arrest on corruption charges last week.
Aquarium of Niagara raises funds with Alex and Ani
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara and Alex and Ani are teaming up for a charity event from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Wheatfield arrest
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:30 pm
Friday afternoon, Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour announced the arrest of Dominic Passanisi, 22, of the Town of Wheatfield, in connection with a burglary and an attempted burglary on Kelsey Lane in the Town of Wheatfield.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue ice cream social at May volunteer meeting
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold an ice cream social at its May 13 volunteer meeting. The event also will include a visit by one of HON's adoptable dogs. The meeting runs from 6:30-8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Niagara University, Niagara County Bar Association form Niagara Law Center
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:20 pm
On May 1 - Law Day - the provost of Niagara University and the president of the Bar Association of Niagara County met at the Niagara Falls Country Club to officially establish the long-awaited Niagara Law Center.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital's EmStar Emergency Department to hold 12th annual salute to local EMS personnel
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:20 pm
The EmStar Emergency Department of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will recognize local emergency medical service professionals at a 6:30 p.m. awards dinner Wednesday, May 20, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.