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Village of Lewiston Planning Board finalizes project variances
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 07:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board met Thursday with Department of Public Works Superintendent Terry Brolinski, Engineer Mike Marino, Building Inspector Ken Candella and Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. director Barry Beebe to confirm the required variances for Ellicott Development's Center/North Eighth/Onondaga streets plaza proposal and James Jerge's Onondaga Street apartment complex/Fairchild Place lots.
Can You Help: Benefit fundraiser for the Summit Center
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:45 pm
Denise Plennert and Debbie Wilson, parents of two autistic children, have announced plans for a basket auction fundraiser to benefit the Summit Center in Getzville.
Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show set for April 2-3
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:40 pm
The Buffalo Geological Society will host its 48th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on April 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Teresa Lawrence recognized for impact on community
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:40 pm
Teresa Lawrence, Ph.D., superintendent of the Grand Island Central School District, has been selected to receive the 2016 Graduate School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award.
Tax preparer arrests prompt state to issue alert
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:25 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Division of Consumer Protection issued a consumer warning to the 7 million taxpayers who have yet to file income tax returns.
Family and friends celebrate Dyngus Day tradition in NT
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:20 pm
Generations of Polish families and friends and Polish "wannabes" celebrated Dyngus Day Monday evening at North Tonawanda's Dom Polski social club, 576 Oliver St.
Wheatfield Lions honored at March meeting
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:20 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club honored two of its members at its meeting on March 3.
Mayor's annual Snowflake Ball benefits Nor-Ton Jacket Club
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:20 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife, Linda, hosted the Mayor's annual Snowflake Ball on Feb. 20 at the Knights of Columbus at 755 Erie Ave.
NCCC Alumni Association 5K run/walk
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:20 pm
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will host its annual NCCC Alumni 5K Run/Walk on Friday, May 6, on the NCCC campus in Sanborn.
Applications available for Ruth and William O. Sass nursing scholarship
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 04:10 pm
Applications are now being accepted for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing.
Maid of the Mist ready for earliest launch in history
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 04:05 pm
Thanks to a milder than usual winter, Maid of the Mist will launch its boats at 9 a.m. tomorrow from its Niagara Falls landing, the earliest start to the season in Maid of the Mist history. The season runs through Nov. 6.
Nurse practitioner Cristina Virtuoso to join Memorial's primary care team
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:55 pm
Cristina E. Virtuoso, F.N.P., will join the clinical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial's Summit Family Health Center and Lewiston Primary Care Center effective April 12.
Red Nose Day, national fundraising movement and live NBC broadcast, returns for 2016
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:55 pm
Red Nose Day announced the return of its second annual campaign, inviting the American public to come together on May 26 to have fun and make a difference for kids who need our help the most - those at home and around the world.
Ortt's amended casino funding formula included in state budget
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:45 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today announced lawmakers agreed to include a portion of his proposal to alter and extend the 99-h law outlining slot profits for the Seneca Niagara Casino in the final 2016-17 state budget.
Higgins, ReNU Niagara invite public to visit volunteer fair, stay for progress
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Niagara University's ReNU Niagara invite the public to a unique dual event evening at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center featuring information and opportunities to engage in important programs and projects making a difference in the City of Niagara Falls.
UB projects aim to help refugees locally and globally
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:35 pm
Ghalia Ajouz and her classmates don't see an abandoned silk mill on Buffalo's East Side.
Spirit of the Eighties: '80s Dance Party set for April 2
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:25 pm
Some of us on the Spirit of the Eighties planning committee decided that we couldn't wait until August to get into the groove.
ESL camp coming to Niagara University this summer
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 12:05 pm
Niagara University's College of Education is offering a summer camp designed to teach non-English-speaking children in grades K-5 the fundamentals of writing and speaking the language.
YWCA cash raffle dinner fundraiser set
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 11:45 am
The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier will host its ninth annual cash raffle dinner and fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Cambria Volunteer Fire Co., 4631 Cambria Wilson Road, Lockport. This year's event will be sports-themed and casual.
NIOGA Library System launching campaign aimed at engaging young adults
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 01:50 pm
NIOGA, a nonprofit cooperative library system, is launching a new campaign aimed at young adults in Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties to call their attention to the vast resources available at their local library, including free Wi-Fi, video games, music and video streaming, and eBook downloads.
Erie County Fair announces 'Happy Together' Tour
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 12:10 pm
The Erie County Fair has announced the "Happy Together" Tour will perform inside the GUSTO Grandstand as part of the National Grid Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.
Researchers to study link between gastric bypass and alcohol abuse
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 12:05 pm
A new collaborative study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) and the Penn State College of Medicine will investigate why a significant percentage of people who undergo gastric bypass surgery develop alcohol abuse problems.
Furever Friends event in NT
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 07:00 am
Furever Friends Dog Rescue of WNY hosts a basket raffle, 50/50 split draw, bake sale and live music from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at American Legion Stephen Sikora Post 1322.
Buffalo Sabres: Robin Lehner undergoes season-ending surgery
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 05:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced goaltender Robin Lehner has undergone successful surgery on his right ankle and will be unavailable for the remainder of the team's games this season.
Buffalo Zoo to announce baby gorilla name at 'APE-ril' event this weekend
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will announce the winning name for the new baby gorilla during an "APE-ril" event this Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the gorilla exhibit.
'Golden Jubilee' gala to commemorate 50 years of Canisius College Regents Scholarship Ball
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 04:20 pm
The Canisius College Board of Regents will commemorate 50 years of the Regents Scholarship Ball when it hosts a "Golden Jubilee" gala on Saturday, May 7, at Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 3rd annual 'Spark' Cultural Awards
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 03:25 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced details of its third annual "Spark" Cultural Awards, presented by M&T Bank.
DEC: Zero hunting fatalities in 2015 season
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 03:00 pm
The 2015 New York hunting season proved to be one of the safest on record and yielded the first year without a hunting-related shooting fatality since the 1950s, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Heart of Niagara Adoption event at Tractor Supply Lockport
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:55 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Corey, Maddie, Mollie, Sugar, Tillie and Zandie from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Tractor Supply, 6015 S. Transit Road in Lockport (next to Lockport Athletic & Fitness and Flips Gymnastics).
UB Alumni Association to honor university alumni and friends at awards ceremony
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:50 pm
Frank Clement (BS, 1966) hasn't let a distance of 2,600 miles keep him from remaining close to the University at Buffalo.
Special Alzheimer's program
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:45 pm
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions.
Workshop scheduled for prospective school board members
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:40 pm
Has anyone ever said you would make a great school board member? The Erie County Association of School Boards will present a workshop for prospective school board candidates 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca.
New law doesn't spell the end of paper prescriptions for nursing homes, vets or emergency rooms, says UB pharmacy law expert
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:50 am
Despite the perception that medical prescriptions are now completely electronic in New York state, we haven't seen the last of paper prescriptions - or your doctor's bad handwriting - according to University at Buffalo pharmacy law expert Karl Fiebelkorn.
Spending your tax 'REFUND' wisely can improve your finances
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:50 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the state's Division of Consumer Protection are highlighting six ways the 7 million New Yorkers who receive tax refunds can make smart decisions with their money:
'Buffalo Unconference' powered by AT&T turns attendees into presenters
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:50 am
Returning for its second year by popular demand, Buffalo Unconference powered by AT&T is an interactive event built to bring together a diverse group of people, so they may share their knowledge on topics they are passionate about through presentations, demos and open discussions.
Poloncarz, health department announce free rabies clinics
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:45 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Gale R. Burstein announced five free rabies vaccination clinics have been scheduled this year for owners of dogs, cats and ferrets who want to protect their pets.
IHOP restaurants' National Pancake Day breaks fundraising records
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:40 pm
They came, they ate, they donated.
Artpark summer Art Camp, Rock Workshop now available for registration
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:40 pm
Registration is underway for Artpark & Company's annual summer Art Camp as well as its new Rock Workshop.
YWCA Niagara Frontier hosts 2nd annual Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:20 pm
It's not easy to walk a mile in her heels. It's also not easy to leave a relationship involving domestic violence or to heal from a sexual assault.
NU president discusses higher education opportunities for Vietnamese students with Catholic cardinal in Vietnam
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:15 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, met with Vietnamese Cardinal Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon during a trip to Hanoi this week.