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Grand Island Town Board conducting advisory board interviews
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:45 pm
The Grand Island Town Board is happy with the turnout for candidates to help run its town government.
Lewiston Police quickly resolve standoff
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:25 pm
Lewiston Police officers responded to a check the welfare call Thursday on the 200 block of South Seventh Street that soon developed into a tense negotiation response.
Memorial wears red for women's heart health
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:20 pm
Team members from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Heart Center of Niagara gathered in the hospital's lower lobby Friday to show support for National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day. The annual observance is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to battle heart disease in women.
DEC advises caution to ice anglers and others recreating on ice
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:15 pm
Due to the late start of winter and the recent warm weather and rain, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is advising anglers and others who may want to be on the ice of water bodies to be cautious.
Buffalo Promise Neighborhood board member to keynote Memorial's Black History Celebration
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:15 pm
A leader in efforts to strengthen developmental and educational outcomes for children in the Buffalo area will be the keynote speaker Feb. 19 at the ninth annual Black History Celebration at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 Tenth St.
Panepinto stands with labor leaders to demand passage of Elevator Safety Act
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 10:00 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-60th, was joined by representatives from IUEC Local 14 and WNY Council on Occupational Safety and Health Thursday to call on the Senate Republican majority to pass the Elevator Safety Act (S.1945).
Grand Island's Judith Nolan Powell receives Bishop's Medal
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:00 am
Judith A. Nolan Powell, a retired executive from HSBC Bank and a long-time supporter of Catholic schools, received the Bishop's Medal Jan. 28 for her dedication to Catholic education.
Heart of Niagara Adoption event at Pet Supplies Plus
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 05:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Devers, Jack, Molly, Maddie, Darcy and Corey from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Pet Supplies Plus, 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.
'Conservation Saturdays' at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 05:10 pm
On Saturdays, Feb. 13 and 27, the Aquarium of Niagara will features two full days dedicated to conservation issues (and making lessons fun for children of all ages).
Buffalo to host world's largest youth Gaelic Games in 2017
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 05:10 pm
Buffalo has been named the host city for the 2017 Gaelic Games Association Continental Youth Championships. A weekend tournament of Gaelic football and hurling competitions involving more than 3,000 youth athletes and up to 250 teams will take place at the West Seneca Soccer Complex July 26-31.
First Niagara announces top 2015 mortgage producers
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 05:00 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. today announced five Western New York loan officers were the top mortgage producers for the entire organization across its Northeast footprint during 2015. They include Michael Kozlowski, Rocco Diina, Julie Symes, Ralph Basile and Stephen Pezzino.
HARBORCENTER announces Elite springtime hockey league
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:50 pm
HARBORCENTER Vice President and Director of Hockey Nik Fattey today announced the Buffalo Elite Hockey League, which will begin play this April at HARBORCENTER. The youth league will offer participants elite springtime competition under the guidance of high-level coaching instruction.
Erie County Foster Family Fair seeks open homes, open hearts for foster children
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services has announced the second annual Foster Family Fair will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Science Hall Commons at Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo.
DiPaola to join medical staff at Falls Memorial, UBMD Ortho & Sports Medicine
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:40 pm
Matthew J. DiPaola, M.D., will join the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine effective July 1.
Collins, Higgins announce expanded mission for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:20 pm
U.S. Reps. Chris Collins, R-NY-27, and Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, today released the following comments after receiving news eight KC-135 refueling tankers will be arriving at Niagara Air Falls Reserve Station to replace the base's aging fleet of cargo planes. The news will be made official in President Barack Obama's budget, which will be released on Tuesday.
Lewiston Film Festival debuting in April
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has partnered with organizers of the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival to create a satellite event in Lewiston. Committee members recently met to discuss plans for the Lewiston Film Festival, which will debut April 1-2.
Turning off Niagara Falls could yield insight on how waterfalls carve canyons, UB expert says
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 08:40 am
It's not every day that you get to turn off a major waterfall.
Higgins, Collins, Slaughter, Reed press transportation committee leadership to hold firm on flight safety
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 08:40 am
Congress members Brian Higgins (NY-26), Chris Collins (NY-27), Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Tom Reed (NY-23) are continuing their united fight against attempts to diminish flight safety progress as Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization legislation is introduced and now under consideration in Congress.
'Give Kids a Smile Day' bringing healthy grins to Buffalo youth for 15th year
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:55 pm
Tooth fairies and life-sized teddy bears can mean only one thing: the return of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine's "Give Kids a Smile Day."
County leaders recognize water quality leadership of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:30 pm
Local leaders have recognized Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for his efforts to improve water quality.
Fourth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference explores social change
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:30 pm
The Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, along with Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care, and Niagara University, will host the fourth annual Poverty Conference on Friday, March 4.
Buffalo Sabres, Roswell Park unite to inspire cancer cures
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:20 pm
United behind the shared vision of reducing cancer's impact in Western New York, the Buffalo Sabres and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have launched a collaboration that will see the NHL franchise and the National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center teaming up to arm fans and supporters with important guidance on cancer risk, prevention and research.
Higgins, Poloncarz applaud $1.1 billion federal commitment to fighting nation's opioid epidemic
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 10:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz welcomed the announcement President Barack Obama is proposing $1.1 billion in new funding to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic in the U.S.
43North $1m winner ACV Auctions expands in Syracuse, Albany
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 10:35 am
ACV Auctions, a live wholesale marketplace for dealer-only auto auctions, today announced its expansion in the Albany and Syracuse markets with the addition of three new team members. The announcement reflects the company's latest growth in upstate New York.
The Fairgrounds to award $20,000 in scholarships
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 07:10 pm
The Erie County Fairgrounds continues to seek ways to foster education in local students. From the award-winning "Farm 2 Table" program to the Erie County Fair, the events held on The Fairgrounds strive to connect students with agriculture, business and volunteerism.
Adell's School of Dance raises over $4,000 for Niagara Hospice
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 07:10 pm
Dancers from Adell's School of Dance performance/competition team recently held a fundraiser that raised money for their team while supporting their community.
Microsoft, Eric Wood Foundation donate Xbox Ones to Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 07:10 pm
While Eric Wood was traveling back from his first Pro Bowl in Hawaii, The Eric Wood Foundation was hard at work in Buffalo.
Sabres to host Unyts blood drive at First Niagara Center
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 01:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will host a Unyts blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at First Niagara Center.
Buffalo leads the league, as 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game is NBCSN's most-watched on record
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 01:35 pm
Fueled by a new 3-on-3 tournament format and a two-goal performance by Pacific Division captain and All-Star Game MVP John Scott, the 2016 NHL All-Star Game on NBCSN was the most-watched and highest-rated all-star game in the network's history.
WNY concert dates set for David Cassidy, Los Lobos
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 01:25 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center announces "An Evening With David Cassidy" at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16. The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present "Fiesta Mexico-Americana: Los Lobos with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3.
Niagara County Department of Health, Office for the Aging offer free diabetes self-management workshops in Niagara Falls
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends funding for General Mills, Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 03:55 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board today voted to recommend nearly $900,000 in funding to General Mills Operations LLC and the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology.
Higgins hails $1 billion federal investment in cancer research
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 03:35 pm
Today, the White House announced plans for a $1 billion investment toward the National Cancer Moonshot initiative aimed at the elimination of cancer, as we know it.
YMCA announces second year of 'Togetherhood' team projects
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 03:25 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has announced its volunteer projects for the 2016 "Togetherhood" season.
Erie County opiate epidemic task force meets
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 03:10 pm
The Erie County opiate epidemic task force, created by Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz through an executive order last month, met today for the first time to organize participants into committees focused on addressing the county's epidemic of opioid abuse.
Former Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Terry W. Kuehn dies
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 02:20 pm
Terry W. Kuehn, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at his residence following an extended illness.
'Shepherd's Closet' bus to visit St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral's 'Garden of Warmth'
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 01:20 pm
From noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, the "Shepherd's Closet" bus will visit St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral's "Garden of Warmth." The bus will be parked near Buffalo's "Homeless Jesus" sculpture. Those in need of clothing and winter gear are encouraged to visit.
John Scott, Jack Eichel among NHL 'Three Stars' of the week
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 12:35 pm
Montreal Canadiens left wing John Scott, Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson and Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 31.
NFP's annual fish fry contest is now open
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 12:25 pm
Vote for your favorite fish fry as part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest. The place with the most votes will receive a full write-up in the Tribune, Dispatch and Sentinel, plus additional photos and a video online at www.wnypapers.com.
Health care providers' familiarity with military culture critical to improving care for veterans
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 12:05 pm
Health care systems and providers need to understand the unique realities of military culture in order to work effectively with veterans and military families, according to the findings of a study by a University at Buffalo research team.