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Ceretto shows appreciation for seniors with fourth annual 'Valentines for Seniors' program
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto recently continued his "Valentines for Seniors" program for the fourth straight year.
National Grid urges extreme caution around electricity services when clearing ice, snow
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:25 pm
As the region prepares to hunker down for another severe cold snap, and the icicles hanging from gutters and eaves get longer and heavier, National Grid is urging its customers to be particularly cautious around wires, meters and connections that bring electricity to the home.
Niagara Now: Itinerary, pintinerary ... let's pack our bags
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:25 pm
As February is the month of love, Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is hosting "A Perfect Day in Niagara USA" contest, awarding someone a romantic getaway in Niagara USA.
Big additions eyed for Village of Lewiston
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:25 pm
It could be a busy spring in the Village of Lewiston.
Thruway Authority discusses response recommendations following November storm
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:10 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt, local lawmakers and town officials met Thursday with members from the New York State Thruway Authority and the Department of Transportation to discuss what measures they are taking to be better prepared in a weather event similar to November's lake-effect snowstorm.
Residents asked to keep hydrants clear
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:10 pm
Niagara County's fire coordinator urged county residents to ensure fire hydrants are dug out, noting the extra time firefighters spend shoveling their way to buried hydrants can prove disastrous during a fire.
Sabres, UNYTS team up for blood drive Monday, Feb. 16
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will partner with Unyts, Western New York's only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center, to host a blood drive Monday. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Niagara Center.
IHOP restaurants celebrate a decade of giving with free pancakes on National Pancake Day
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 07:00 am
IHOP restaurants are celebrating the 10th anniversary of National Pancake Day March 3, once again offering one free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes to guests to enjoy in IHOP restaurants in the hopes they will pay it forward by making a voluntary donation to their local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospital for Children, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or other local charities.
Sanborn Mill is anything but run of the mill
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 07:00 am
The Sanborn Mill Co-op is the sort of store where a customer can walk in with no expectations and somehow still leave with the last thing they expected, be it an old stepladder, a Ziploc bag of wine corks or a bottle of homemade skin cream.
Girl Scouts cookie sale begins
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:05 am
It's cookie time! The Girl Scout troops of the NICOWE service unit, located in the towns of Wheatfield and Niagara, have started their annual cookie sale.
Niagara County Police Academy holding information session April 14
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will hold an information session for interested individuals at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Dunleavy Hall (Room 127) on the Niagara University campus.
'A Celebration of Irish Music & Dance' at Castellani Art Museum
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University invites readers to "A Celebration of Irish Music & Dance" from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Part of the Castellani's Spring Folk Arts Series, the event offers people a chance to experience the culture and fun of Irish music and dance such as ceílí, set, step and sean nos.
Wheatfield seeks home rule legislation
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield will reach out to local politicians in the interest of enacting a home rule law to ban the use of biosolids, the Town Board decided Monday night.
Wheatfield: Stevenson to run for Town Board
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Wheatfield resident Tom Stevenson announced he will run for a seat on the Town Board in November, when both councilmen Larry Helwig's and Gil Doucet's seats will be up for election.
Town of Niagara to benefit from Seneca Niagara Casino funds
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislator Jason Zona addressed the Town of Niagara Town Board Tuesday to announce an update on the distribution of money received from Seneca Nation casinos.
Northgate recognizes employee excellence
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Residents from The McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield recently joined with administration to recognize 60 employees for their conscientious commitment to perfect and near-perfect attendance during 2014.
Grand Island Town Board: R-2 zoning moratorium vote pushed to March
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board will wait until its March meeting to enact a local law establishing a moratorium on development in R-2 zoning.
Spaghetti dinner at VFW
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. (or until sold out) Saturday, Feb. 14, at the post, 2121 Grand Island Blvd.
Town of Grand Island: Deadline approaching for all property tax exemptions
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
March 1 is the deadline for all Basic STAR, Enhanced/Senior STAR and veterans property tax exemptions to be added to the assessment roll for school tax year 2015-16 and town/county tax year 2016. There will be no courtesy telephone calls made.
First Niagara provides funding for Horizon Village Terrace House improvements
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:15 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing a $10,000 grant to help Horizon Health Services construct a new withdrawal services waiting area at Horizon Village Terrace House.
First Niagara provides financial support for Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:15 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled are partnering to provide vocational and career readiness skills for people living with developmental disabilities in the City of Buffalo.
On six-year anniversary of Flight 3407 crash, Collins, Higgins, Slaughter lead letter to ensure continued aviation safety
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:10 pm
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY-27), Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25) today released the following statements after leading a letter sent to Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster and Ranking Member Rep. Peter DeFazio asking to retain the safety standards put in place after the crash of Flight 3407.
New York launches new social media campaign to raise awareness of teen dating violence
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
New York has announced a new social media campaign designed to educate teens, young adults and others about teen dating violence, which national research has shown affects one in four teens, regardless of their gender.
Navy Seaman Scott Ferer serves aboard USS Comstock (LSD 45)
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
Cryptological Technician (Technical) Seaman Apprentice Scott J. Ferer of Buffalo hoses down a chaff launcher aboard the dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during a fresh-water wash-down.
BlueCross BlueShield of WNY to assist uninsured with looming ACA deadline
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
There is an important Affordable Care Act deadline approaching and only 17 percent of uninsured individuals know when it is according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation Poll.
Navy Warrant Officer Mott reaches career milestone
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
Chief Warrant Officer Shane D. Mott was commissioned under the chief warrant officer program Jan. 29 at Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific located on historic Ford Island, Hawaii.
Higgins announces approval of bill awarding Congressional Gold Medal to Selma foot soldiers
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined members of the House of Representatives in approving H.R. 431, legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the foot soldiers who participated in "Bloody Sunday," "Turnaround Tuesday," or the final Selma to Montgomery voting rights march in March of 1965, which served as a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Attention 2nd Infantry Division veterans
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
The Mid Atlantic Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will have its annual reunion in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, May 1-3 at the Continental Inn.
Catholic Charities receives two grants totaling $200,000 for creation of hospitality and tourism training program
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:55 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo's immigration and refugee assistance program recently received two grants totaling $200,000 to develop a hospitality and tourism training institute, in partnership with Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Schneiderman, London Mayor Johnson, D.A. Gascón welcome dramatic drop in smartphone thefts following introduction of 'kill switch'
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, London Mayor Boris Johnson and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón have released new crime data showing smartphone thefts and robberies declined dramatically in New York City, London and San Francisco since the wireless industry began to implement "kill switches" on their devices.
Project to bring new look, upgrades to Schoellkopf Health Center
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
The Schoellkopf Health Center is getting an extreme makeover.
NYPA wins utility-industry Technology Transfer Award from Electric Power Research Institute
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
The New York Power Authority has received an award from the Electric Power Research Institute for its efforts to advance a comprehensive computer model to interpret how carbon-reduction strategies by utilities could affect New York.
Valentine's Day: Staying safe on the first date
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 07:00 am
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love for some, and a time to look for that special someone for others. Americans are increasingly looking for love online, which makes Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity for The National Crime Prevention Council (Home to McGruff the Crime Dog) and AlertID to share useful tips about online dating that will help keep people safe when looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER federal fire grants
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the application window for grants provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services program is now open.
Niagara USA Chamber elects new board members
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:45 am
The Niagara USA Chamber has elected a new chairman and new members to its board of directors.
Free bowling game or cup of coffee for OUN basket donation
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:20 am
The Lewiston Event Center and Tim Hortons will provide a "thank you" gift to each customer who donates an item for the upcoming Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Baskets O'Plenty Auction.
New program for young onset Alzheimer's
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:20 am
Although it is more prevalent and more likely to be medically recognized in those over the age of 70, Alzheimer's disease can be diagnosed in those who are much younger.
'Pin to Win' a 'Perfect Day in Niagara USA'
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:20 am
To celebrate February as the month of love, Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is hosting "A Perfect Day in Niagara USA" contest for a romantic getaway in Niagara USA.
Celebrity chefs to face off for healthy hearts
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
"Hell's Kitchen" contestant and chef Bobby Anderson will face off against Tenth Street Café executive chef Lamont Singletary in a "Healthy Pizza Showdown" from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, to see who can make the healthiest yet most delicious pizza using gourmet ingredients with heart-healthy benefits.
DiNapoli: Proposed budget holds the line on spending, gives executive wider discretion
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
The executive budget holds down spending and boosts state reserves, according to a report released earlier this week by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.