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Scouting air show in NT
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:00 pm
The fourth annual North Tonawanda Scouting Air Show is from 12:45 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at Gratwick Park on River Road in North Tonawanda.
First Niagara helps Habitat for Humanity change lives with homes
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 05:55 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Habitat for Humanity will work together to build a new home at 118 Fox St., Buffalo. Employees of the bank will work at the house this month to help a local single mom and her children make their dream of home ownership a reality.

Habitat for Humanity ensures everyone has a decent place to live by providing affordable housing to families that might not otherwise be able to own a home. The houses are sold to pre-qualified families at no profit and with no interest charged while Habitat holds the mortgage.

The home on Fox Street is expected to be complete in late 2014. The First Niagara Foundation is providing $15,000 in funding for Habitat for Humanity to complete the project.

The Woods at Bear Creek celebrates grand opening July 18-19
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 07:05 am
The Woods at Bear Creek will celebrate the grand opening of its "glamping" resort Friday, July 18, from 2 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, July 19, from noon until 10 p.m. at 3510 Bear Creek Road, Franklinville (just 15 minutes from the Village of Ellicottville).
Niagara Catholic to hold annual alumni weekend
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host its annual alumni weekend July 18-21. The weekend includes a variety of events, many open to the public, as well as alumni.
'Stand Up To Cancer' returns to primetime Friday, Sept. 5, for its fourth star-studded broadcast
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 11:55 pm
Building on three historic fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, the groundbreaking grassroots movement "Stand Up To Cancer," a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, will return to primetime television Friday, Sept. 5 (8 p.m.).
WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen announces new board members
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 11:55 pm
The Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has named Gina Fedele, Janet Owczarczak and Kathryn Gill as new members of its board of directors.
Street HockeyFest returns Aug. 24
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 11:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced registration is open for Street HockeyFest 2014. The popular street hockey tournament is scheduled this year on Sunday, Aug. 24.
24th annual Olde Sanborn Days is a great family event
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 07:00 am
As we begin the month of July and with summer now in full swing, the Rotary Club of Niagara County-Central is busy preparing for its 24th annual Olde Sanborn Days festival, featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts and food vendors.
DEC reminds New Yorkers of state law restricting use of lawn fertilizers containing phosphorus
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding New Yorkers not to use lawn fertilizers that contain phosphorus.
Tops Friendly Markets to purchase Budwey's Market in Newfane
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:50 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, announced the company has entered into an agreement with Budwey's Market and, upon closing, will assume operation of the grocery store located at 2555 N. Main St., Newfane.

There are approximately 74 total employees at the Newfane location; each of whom has the option of applying for continued employment with Tops Markets.

"Budwey's has been an important part of the Newfane community for many years, and we plan to continue the tradition of providing shoppers with an outstanding shopping experience," said Frank Curci, Tops Markets president and CEO.

Cornerstone CFCU acquires naming rights for new ice arena in Lockport
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:25 pm
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union has announced a 12-year agreement with Lockport Ice Arena & Sports Center Inc. for the naming rights to the new 93,500-square-foot facility under construction at 34 Chestnut St. Slated to open in September, the facility will be called Cornerstone CFCU Arena.
Higgins: More than $340,000 for Daemen College nurse training program
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins today announced a federal grant totaling $340,800 for the Daemen College advanced education nursing traineeship program. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will help train, educate and employ new primary care providers.
State Parks marks Invasive Species Awareness Week
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is celebrating New York's first Invasive Species Awareness Week to encourage park visitors to help prevent the spread of potentially harmful invasive plant and animal species throughout the state.
ECHDC holding three public outreach meetings
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Chairman Robert Gioia today announced the agency plans to hold three community meetings to seek public input for the Outer Harbor blueprint due this fall.
U.S. Brig Niagara arrives at Canalside
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
The historic U.S. Brig Niagara arrives at Canalside at 3 p.m. Thursday. The Brig Niagara will come into port firing her 32-pound carronades, and carrying as much sail as conditions permit.
Happily 'Ever After': New Consignment boutique opens in Lewiston
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
A hip new clothing store with old-school d├ęcor debuted Wednesday in Lewiston.

Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique owner Jamie Symmonds opened Ever After Consignment Boutique at 402 Center St.

1812 Legacy Council, Treaty of Ghent delegation to plant peace rose 200 years after War of 1812
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara 1812 Legacy Council, in cooperation with the Niagara Parks Commission, Parks Canada, Old Fort Niagara, and its many other 1812 partners, is pleased to welcome the Treaty of Ghent Association from Ghent, Belgium, to the Niagara region from July 15-17.
Niagara USA nail polish line launching at 'Mini Mani's' on Old Falls Street
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 04:55 pm
The first-ever Niagara USA nail polish line will launch at "Mini Mani's." The Old Falls Street event takes place Saturday, July 12, in downtown Niagara Falls. The public is invited to join NTCC and Gridlock Lacquer for the unveiling of new nail polish products showcasing the iconic heritage, natural beauty and romantic ambience of Niagara USA.
Summerfest sponsors announced
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 04:55 pm
Porter on the Lake Summerfest, a family event to benefit the park, is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, from 3-10 p.m. at Porter on the Lake Park, Dietz Road (off Route 18) in Youngstown.
MDA invites public to vote for favorite telethon moment
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 04:00 pm
For the first time, the Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast "MDA Show of Strength Telethon," one of America's longest-standing and most beloved fundraising and entertainment events, will invite America to help shape the content of the show that airs this Labor Day weekend.
Village of Lewiston: Machelor to lead Planning Board
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 12:50 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano has appointed a new chairman for the municipality's Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board, and taken steps to replace two departed members.

At Monday's reorganizational meeting, Collesano selected Norm Machelor to replace Ken Slaugenhoupt, who opted not to continue on the board.

Machelor was appointed to the Planning Board in 2013. Prior to that, he served 12 years on Grand Island's Planning Board.

"I like the way he is with people that come in looking to build, or for expanding or whatever," Collesano said. "He's got a level head."

North Tonawanda: Ortt announces opening of Meadow Drive extension
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 12:35 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt, Congressman Brian Higgins, State Sen. George Maziarz, City Attorney Shawn Nickerson and other local officials participated in a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday for the long-awaited Meadow Drive extension, which will expand from west to east between Nash Road and Erie Avenue.
Buffalo Zoo: Rhino calf now on exhibit for public view
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:20 am
The Buffalo Zoo's rhino calf is now on exhibit. Visitors to the Buffalo Zoo can view Monica the rhino calf during limited viewing hours every day from 10 a.m. until noon in the Indian rhinoceros exhibit yard.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Bluhm presented Purple Heart
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:15 am
In a formal ceremony at the Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial in Hyde Park Monday, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Bluhm was presented with the Purple Heart military service medal awarded for wounds sustained in action while serving in Afghanistan.
Niagara University names Mostiller director of human resources
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:15 am
Donna Mostiller has been appointed as Niagara University's director of human resources. Mostiller comes to Niagara from the Girl Scouts of Western New York Inc., where she has served as senior vice president of human resources since 2011.
Niagara County Fair welcomes back 'K-9s In Flight'
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:00 am
Returning to the Niagara County Fair this year with a new show is "K-9s In Flight - Frisbee Dog and High Jump Show." "K-9's In Flight" is the ultimate canine sports show, offering the best in high-flying, acrobatic, wholesome family entertainment.
Community Missions' ducks are ready to swim
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:45 am
Community Missions Inc. will hold its annual "Duck Race" at Canal Fest of the Tonawandas on Saturday, July 19, at 3 p.m. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.
WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen chooses new executive director
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:40 am
The Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen named Elizabeth Kahn its new executive director.
Niagara University finance professor scales South American volcano
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:40 am
While many were reveling in the yearly celebration of America's birthday, a Niagara University assistant professor was climbing one of the world's tallest active volcanoes.
Mayor Ortt announces opening of Meadow Drive Extension
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:00 am
Mayor Robert G. Ortt and other local officials will be holding a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday at 10 a.m. for the long awaited Meadow Drive Extension, which will extend from West to East between Nash Road and Erie Avenue.
Nik Wallenda honored in Niagara Falls with high wire plaque
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 03:55 pm
A plaque honoring Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," was installed Monday in Niagara Falls, New York. The monument sits near the spot where Wallenda mounted his tightrope to cross the falls into Canada June 15, 2012.
Action, adventure, history splash together on a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours ride
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 10:00 am
For centuries, Niagara Falls has attracted visitors from around the world. In the past two decades, however, it's had genuine competition from the Niagara River.
Residents' survey responses may dictate future of Youngstown Post Office
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 10:00 am
The U.S. Postal Service is looking for community input on the hours of the Youngstown Post Office.
Equi*Star celebrating 20th anniversary
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
Equi*Star is a therapeutic riding center dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities through equine related activities. On July 27, Equi*Star will hold an open house to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Dive into free summer family fun at Artpark
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:05 am
Get the kids outside and get creative at Artpark's "Free Family Saturdays" this summer. Families can enjoy a variety of weekly themed "make and take" hands-on art activities, the costume closet, paint space, pottery wheel and live performances.
Artpark 'Music in the Woods' free concert series begins
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
Artpark & Company will present six concerts on a newly constructed stage in the Emerald Grove area of the lower park (enter park at South Fourth Street), just outside of the art gallery and information center. Concerts in the new "Music in the Woods" series start at 4 p.m. and are free to the public.
ECHDC to hold three public outreach meetings
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Chairman Robert has today announced the agency plans to hold three community meetings to seek public input for the Outer Harbor blueprint due this fall.
New Zealand rugby team to play exhibition match at Niagara University
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The St. Peter's College rugby team of New Zealand will take on the RugbyNY Western Boys All-Stars in an exhibition match scheduled for July 8 at Niagara University.
CWM facility siting board holds pre-hearing conference
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The state Department of Environmental Conservation held its first organizational meeting of the CWM siting board Wednesday afternoon at the Red Brick School Village Center in Youngstown.