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Household hazardous waste collection event comes to ECC South
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in cooperation with the Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management Board and Erie Community College, are preparing for a household hazardous waste collection event to be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the ECC South Campus in Orchard Park.
First Niagara, Jericho Road Community Health Center partner to support local immigrant families
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:25 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $10,000 in grant funding for Jericho Road Community Health Center's Vive Shelter to provide temporary shelter, food and access to legal assistance to people who have fled persecution in their home countries to seek asylum in the U.S.
Aquarium of Niagara fundraiser this weekend; new programs, hours for summer
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
On Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, the Aquarium of Niagara will feature two events to raise awareness for rescued marine mammals.
Erie County: Need remains for 'angels' to help combat opioid abuse
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
Erie County needs more "angels."
Poloncarz appoints Karen King executive director of Erie County Commission on Status of Women
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced his appointment of Karen King to the position of executive director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women.
Child fatality review team to welcome international expert for local training
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 12:55 pm
The Niagara County Child Fatality Review Team is bringing an internationally recognized expert in child abuse pediatrics here to train local professionals to recognize and respond to child abuse-related fatalities.
Civil War Garrison Weekend at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, Jun 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Civil War Garrison Weekend event offers an interactive Civil War history experience for visitors who will have the opportunity to witness Fort Niagara as a staging area during the Civil War for men and groups that were transitioning either from the battlefield to home, or from home to the battlefield.
DeGlopper Memorial expansion plans presented
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 10:55 am
During Memorial Day ceremonies at DeGlopper Park on Monday, hundreds of Islanders who paid their respects during the town's annual event heard the official unveiling of the DeGlopper Memorial expansion plans.
Grand Island: Friends purchase carts for library, bikes for raffle
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Friends of Grand Island Memorial Library have purchased three new book carts for the library, as well as two bikes that will be raffled to lucky summer readers.
Island of Hope: Meet honorary survivors/caregivers Sarah and Natalie Stanczyk
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Natalie Stanczyk, 47, and her daughter Sarah, 22, readily express optimism. Even cancer could not dampen their enthusiasm for living. After Sarah was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, stage 3B, she told her mother, "Don't worry. It's the best cancer to have."
Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year honored
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Twelve students from Grand Island High School were honored Tuesday at the Buffalo Launch Club as the Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year.
Get ready, get set, get fit for free
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
With summer approaching, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has expanded Fitness at Canalside to feature a variety of 25 free fitness classes at Buffalo's waterfront.
'Jamboree in the Falls' with Amanda Hansen Foundation to be held June 11
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Amanda Hansen Foundation is hosting its first "Jamboree in the Falls" concert from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Rapids Theatre on Main Street in Niagara Falls.
Village of Lewiston appoints HPC members, ZBA rescinds appeals
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees appointed people to its new stand-alone Historic Preservation Commission at Tuesday's year-end meeting. Each person will serve for a different period of time, as the village codebook has a provision for rotating members on and off the HPC.
Youngstown: Zastrow, Lockhart sworn into office
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
At the Village of Youngstown organizational meeting Thursday evening, Tim Lockhart and Stephen Zastrow were sworn into office. Lockhart is taking on another term as deputy mayor. Zastrow, meanwhile, replaces Steven Suitor, whose second term ended after he held the trustee position for eight years.
Mark Daul: Meet Bill Cockayne and his Crosleys
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
All readers of this column won't remember some of these things from the past, but some of you "youngsters" may enjoy reading what your fathers and grandfathers had in the "old days."
Ceremony honors Doug Janese
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston held a celebration of life memorial service Wednesday in memory of Highway Superintendent Doug Janese, who passed away Feb. 16 following a battle with cancer.
Interviews: Country stars Dolly Parton, The Band Perry kick off Artpark's summer season
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston performing and visual arts venue confirmed country music living legend Dolly Parton would perform the first outdoor concert of the 2016 season.
Niagara University breaks ground on renovated dining facility
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 06:25 pm
Niagara University broke ground Friday on an $8 million renovation and expansion of its dining facility located at Clet Hall.
NHL, prospects join Sabres alumni to improve Buffalo Park
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 06:25 pm
As part of the National Hockey League's commitment to preserve and support the local environments of host cities for NHL events, NHL Green and the Buffalo Sabres Green Team announced today a legacy tree project to commemorate the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo.
Billoni: More good news in Buffalo
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 05:10 pm
Joining nearly 1,500 Western New Yorkers of all ages, we ended a wonderful Memorial Day weekend in spectacular fashion by participating in the weekly Slow Roll Buffalo 10-mile bike tour of city neighborhoods. Held each Monday, these free rides are open to everyone of all ages and all skill levels who are riding every type of bicycle.
Seniors get active at 16th annual Niagara County Senior Walk
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 04:10 pm
Roughly 350 seniors from across Niagara County took part in the 16th annual Niagara County Senior Walk in the Park Thursday at Veterans Memorial Community Park in the Town of Niagara. The free event offered seniors, 55 and up, a choice of four walking courses, each of them a different distance.
DEC prepares students for hunter and trapper education courses
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 12:25 pm
Beginning this year, all sportsman education courses will require students to review course materials and complete a homework sheet prior to attending the classroom and field sessions, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced.
Food Bank of Western New York awarded maximum 4-star rating from Charity Navigator
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 12:25 pm
The Food Bank of Western New York's sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned the organization a top four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator.
Lewiston Lions youth eye-screening a welcome event
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 10:50 am
The Lewiston Community Lions, with the assistance of the Town of Niagara Lions, held a successful eye-screening event on Monday, May 30, during the Memorial Day luncheon at Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co.'s firehall.
Taste of the Tonawandas returns
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 10:25 am
The annual Taste of the Tonawandas will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 5, on Sweeney Street between Main and Webster streets in North Tonawanda.
Family-owned construction company breaks ground in NT
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 10:25 am
Ivy Lea Construction broke ground Thursday for its new 10,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility at 765 Walck Road, North Tonawanda.
Dr. Chandra Foote named dean of education at Niagara University
Thu, Jun 2nd 2016 03:40 pm
Dr. Chandra J. Foote has been appointed dean of the College of Education at Niagara University, effective June 1.
Historic round boat highlights NY Sea Grant boating tips for 2016 season
Thu, Jun 2nd 2016 03:40 pm
Is it a spaceship? An amusement park ride? No, it is an historic 7-foot round boat, and it is the New York Sea Grant "Discover Clean and Safe Boating" educational vessel for 2016.
First Niagara, People Inc. partner to provide life-coaching mentoring program
Thu, Jun 2nd 2016 03:35 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $5,000 in grant funding for People Inc.'s "Girls Night Out Group," a unique mentoring program for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who need assistance in developing their strengths.
UB Center for the Arts concludes most successful season in its history
Thu, Jun 2nd 2016 03:35 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces its recently concluded 2015-16 season was the most successful in its 22-year history.
DEC: 'If You Care, Leave It There'
Thu, Jun 2nd 2016 03:20 pm
New Yorkers should not interact with newborn fawns and other young wildlife as the peak season for animals giving birth begins, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation cautioned.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital to host free 'Mommy & Baby Expo' Saturday, June 11
Thu, Jun 2nd 2016 03:15 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, in partnership with its Center for Women, is hosting the second annual free "Mommy & Baby Expo" from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at the hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
Niagara Falls: So Far So Good wins Hard Rock Rising
Thu, Jun 2nd 2016 02:50 pm
Wednesday night, polished pop-rock band So Far So Good took the top prize in the regional Hard Rock Rising showcase inside the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY launches 'Make Music Day' in Buffalo, Niagara Falls on June 21
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 05:05 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced Buffalo and Niagara Falls will join cities across the country and around the world in this year's "Make Music Day" on June 21.
Grand Island Boy returns from dream wish
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 05:00 pm
Grand Island's Matthew Eggers recently returned home from his dream wish: a vacation to California to meet his cousins for the first time, and explore the magical land of Disney.
M&T Bank's $500,000 gift leads new push for 'Crescendo Campaign'
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Crescendo Campaign is taking the next step to up the tempo in pushing toward the $25 million benchmark this summer.
Upstate Recording Studios, local businesses rally in support of music production tax credit in New York
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 04:45 pm
Supporters of New York is Music (NYIM), a coalition of more than 200 music-related organizations, gathered today at GCR Audio Recording Studio in Buffalo and Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Rochester to call on the New York State Senate and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to pass the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit (A10083A/ S7485A) and support the creation of good jobs in the music production and recording industry in New York.
Breakfast event at NU with Ortt to address first response center
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 10:10 am
New York Sen. Robert Ortt will speak about the proposed Western New York First Response and Preparedness Center during a June 4 breakfast event at Niagara University.