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Hornblower Niagara Cruises launches first ever evening cruise
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
History was made when the first evening cruise in Niagara Falls' history shoved off from the dock at Hornblower Niagara Cruises earlier this month.
Union members ratify labor agreement at Memorial's Schoellkopf Health Center
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:25 pm
Employees at the Schoellkopf Health Center have unanimously approved a three-year wage and benefit agreement covering licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, unit clerks and laundry aides.
WNY Regional Economic Development Council, DePaul Properties announce opening of Riverside Apartments in Buffalo
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:15 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council has joined DePaul Properties to celebrate the opening of Riverside Apartments in Buffalo. The 68-unit affordable housing development is completed on the strength of a $3.25 million award it received as part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Council initiative. The project created more than 350 local construction jobs and 40 new, permanent jobs. Funds awarded by the WNYREDC will help generate more than $21 million in economic activity for the region.
Mount St. Mary's earns re-accreditation for CT scanning
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.
Two Seneca Casino resorts earn TripAdvisor award for third straight year
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:10 pm
For the third year in a row, TripAdvisor - known as "the world's largest travel site" - has bestowed its prestigious Certificate of Excellence upon both Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls and Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca.
Senate passes CPR in Schools bill
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:00 pm
The New York State Senate passed legislation today, sponsored by Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, that would enable high school students to be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated defibrillators.
Multimillion-dollar cars could set world records at Mecum Seattle Auction this weekend on NBCSN
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:50 pm
NBCSN will present more than 15 hours of Mecum Auctions coverage this weekend, including a pair of multimillion-dollar cars that could set world records at auction, starting Friday at 8 p.m.
Niagara County GOP chair: 'It's time to review county ethics and disclosure policy'
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:50 pm
Niagara County Republican Chairman Scott Kiedrowski said this week it is time for the County Legislature to review its ethics and disclosure policies with the goal of increasing public transparency and accountability.
Memorial Medical Center recruits four physicians to staff
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will welcome four talented physicians to its staff during the next several months.
Seneca Casinos offers two fireworks displays for the public this July
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:40 pm
Seneca Casinos will host some of the most extravagant fireworks displays in Western New York to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day holiday. Each of the two Seneca Casino resort properties, in Niagara Falls and Salamanca, will host these exciting and memorable events, which are free and open to the public.
Higgins amendment ensures preclearance at northern border remains unaffected
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, successfully passed an amendment to H.R. 3488, a bill that sets forth conditions for the Department of Homeland Security to establish preclearance facilities and operations outside of the country. Higgins' amendment clarified the new provisions would apply only at airports and not land ports of entry, such as the Peace Bridge.
Higgins wins approval for amendment to protect community development block grant funds to Niagara Falls
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:35 pm
Earlier this week, Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, won approval in the House of Representatives for an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill that will protect more than $2.2 million in federal funding to the City of Niagara Falls. The Higgins amendment was included in the final bill approved.
Community Missions golfs 'Fore' a cause
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:15 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier will host its 13th annual "Par Fore a Mission Golf Classic" Wednesday, June 18, at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston.
Niagara University's Golisano Center earns LEED Gold Certification
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:15 pm
Niagara University's B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification - Gold Rating from the United States Green Building Council.
Grisanti passes 'Phoenix's Law' in State Senate
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:15 pm
Republican State Sen. Mark Grisanti has announced the passage of "Phoenix's Law" in the State Senate. This legislation would increase certain penalties for aggravated cruelty to animals.
The Peacemaker makes a return visit to Canalside
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:10 pm
The Peacemaker makes its return to Canalside this week following last September's successful Buffalo Maritime Festival. Public tours of the 140-foot barquentine will be available this weekend.

The Peacemaker is an American barquentine owned by the Twelve Tribes.

NCIDA approves application from Praxair
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:10 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors approved applications for assistance from Praxair Inc., Niagara Lodging Inc. and Niagara Falls Hospitality Inc. (Microtel) at its board meeting.

"The manufacturing base in the City of Niagara Falls is critically important to the local and regional economy, and retaining good paying manufacturing jobs is a high priority of our agency," said Henry M. Sloma, chairman of the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency. "In this instance, Praxair is making a significant capital investment that not only retains jobs, but creates new jobs. But just as importantly, this investment shows that the company is making a long term commitment to maintain its operations in Niagara Falls."

Fallsview Casino celebrates a decade of gaming in Niagara
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:05 pm
Fallsview Casino turned 10 on June 10. The 24-hour casino resort, overlooking the mighty Niagara Falls - one of the top vistas in the world - celebrates a decade of gaming and strong community partnerships in Niagara.
Heart of Niagara's 'Cruisin' On The Canal' is Saturday
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:05 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's major fundraiser, "Cruisin' On The Canal," is Saturday, from 6-10 p.m. at Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises. The event is open to the public; a limited number of tickets are still available.
Artpark: June 16 Morrissey concert cancelled
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 01:10 pm
The Morrissey concert, scheduled for Monday June 16 at the Artpark Mainstage Theater, has been cancelled.
Patrick P. Lee Foundation provides support to Community Missions' soup kitchen
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 07:35 am
In 2013, Community Missions provided 75,980 meals to those in need in Niagara County. With demand again increasing in 2014, the Patrick P. Lee Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant, covering a year's worth of food purchases within agency's soup kitchen.
First responder disability awareness training program receives state award
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 07:30 am
The Niagara University first responder disability awareness training program received the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council 2014 Forging Pathways Award during an awards luncheon in Saratoga.
John Oates talks Artpark
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 04:30 pm
By now, Artpark fans know the venue has an all-star lineup booked this year. All summer long, patrons can listen to the likes of Ringo Starr, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Sarah McLachlan and Lorde.

The most popular act might be the opening one. Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall & John Oates headline tonight's "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.

Big Guys opens in Lewiston
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 10:10 am
Big Guys Pizzeria and More opened Monday at 105 Portage Road, in the Village of Lewiston.

The restaurant gets its name from its signature "Big Guy," a 28-inch, made-to-order pizza pie.

12th annual Mount St. Mary's 'River Run' set for June 21
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 09:45 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its 12th annual "River Run" Saturday, June 21. The USATF-sanctioned 5K run/2-mile walk starts at 9 a.m. The course starts and ends at the Red Brick Municipal Building in the Village of Lewiston, with a main portion of the course following Lower River Road in Lewiston.
NHL Draft viewing party planned for June 27
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 09:45 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced plans to host an NHL Draft viewing party Friday, June 27, at First Niagara Center.
Maher presents keynote address during Interreligious Conference in Turkey
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 09:40 am
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, was set to present the keynote address during a conference Monday in Istanbul, Turkey, that aimed to contribute to the dialogue between religions, especially Islam, Christianity and Judaism.
Niagara County repairs 25-plus miles of highway to date
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 09:40 am
Niagara County Public Works crews have worked an aggressive and early schedule to repair and repave county roads after one of the roughest winters in recent memory, repairing more than 25 miles to date, Public Works Chairman John Syracuse, R-Newfane, said Monday.
Our Lady Peace to perform at Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 12:45 pm
Canadian superband Our Lady Peace will make its only U.S. concert stop this summer Friday, Aug. 15, at the Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. The show begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.).
Guitarist from Ukraine wins 2014 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 10:00 am
Following Saturday's final round performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Marko Topchii of the Ukraine swept the top prizes in the sixth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.
NBC posts viewership milestones for 'Championship Saturday'
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 10:00 am
NBC Sports' "Championship Saturday," featuring California Chrome's attempt at a Triple Crown in the 146th Belmont Stakes and Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, registered viewership milestones, according to fast national data provided by The Nielsen Company, and streaming records, according to Adobe Analytics.
Higgins supports federal transportation grant to continue 'Cars Sharing Main Street' project in Buffalo
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is supporting efforts by the City of Buffalo to secure additional federal transportation funding for the "Cars Sharing Main Street" project.
NCIDA to consider three applications for assistance at June board meeting
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 10:00 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors will consider three applications for assistance at its board meeting Wednesday, June 11, at 9 a.m.
Open house at Alzheimer's Association
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 07:00 am
Questions related to dementia can be addressed during a confidential, one-on-one consultation at an open house of the Alzheimer's Association WNY Chapter on Wednesday, June 11.
Learn about primary care for seniors
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will present a free luncheon program, "Get Well/Stay Well: A New Approach to Primary Care for People 55+" on Tuesday, June 10.
Artpark season kicks off with country star, fairy houses, Latitude 43 and even a Beatle
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:10 am
The first weekend of Artpark & Company's summer season boasts a country music superstar and a fourth annual family tradition.
Latitude 43 Music Festival debuts at Artpark
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:00 am
Upon its debut in 2009, PubFest became a fixture at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. Locals came to know this annual summer happening as an enjoyable community affair and a source of some decent entertainment.

For 2014, PubFest has a new name - the Latitude 43 Music Festival - and a new venue - Artpark.

Purple Heart vets aid WNY VA's homeless
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
The Niagara Falls John Paul Bobo Chapter 264 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart recently donated nearly $300 of clothing and toiletries to the Western New York VA Medical Center's Homeless Veterans Program.
'The Brass Ring Thing' returns
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
The 14th annual Renaissance Festival presented by the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 7, will awaken interest in medieval games, arts and crafts, and entertainment.
Second-grader raising funds, supplies, awareness for Dog Tags Niagara
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
Errick Road second-grader Kyle Stoddard is at it again - getting classmates, friends and families involved in a lesson on giving.