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Barbara Malinowski of Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives Community Leadership Award
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 10:00 am
Barbara Malinowski, coordinator of the parish nurse program at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, was recently recognized by the National Federation for Just Communities with a Community Leadership Award for Healthcare.
Niagara Escarpment talk
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 07:00 am
The 450-mile long Niagara Escarpment has been designated as a World Biosphere Preserve in Canada, but is just beginning to get some attention in the U.S.
Lewiston: Niagara Marketplace & Bistro receives public support
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 12:15 pm
Lewiston residents spoke in favor of the proposed Niagara Marketplace & Bistro at a public hearing Monday. The business would operate at 400 Plain St., at the corner of South Fourth Street, and serve vegan and vegetarian dishes.
Lewiston finalizes attorney-funding agreement with county
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 09:00 am
The Town of Lewiston moved Tuesday on finalizing its agreement with Niagara County to fund the legal services of environmental attorney Gary Abraham.
Sanborn Area Historical Society antique show, basket auction
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 07:00 am
Members of the Sanborn Area Historical Society's basket committee are getting ready for the 11th annual Antique Show and Sale. In the photo from left are Bonnie Bagwell, Joan Shaw, Fran Haskell, Hilda Snyder, Glenn Wienke, Jane Schultz, chairman, Lynn Hoffman, and Valerie Dumpleton.
Elected leaders congratulate Tops on 50th anniversary
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 07:00 am
Local and regional leaders presented citations to Anthony DiMino, owner of the Lewiston Tops supermarket, as part of Monday's Village Board meeting. The business is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.
State Parks still seek partners
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has extended the deadline to April 4 for those interested in responding to a request for proposals for a camp store operator at Four Mile Creek State Park in Youngstown, and for a food and beverage concession at Wilson-Tuscarora in Wilson.
Western New York celebrates first day of spring with $114,531 raised through 'Spring It On'
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 05:05 pm
Western New York celebrated the first day of spring Thursday by giving generously through "Spring It On," a 24-hour online fundraising event. More than $114,000 was raised to benefit a diverse group of nonprofit organizations that posted and tweeted about the unique one-day event.
Lewiston community assists St. Peter's gala
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 04:30 pm
The Lewiston community is fortunate to have escaped the latest round of diocesan cuts to Catholic schools throughout Western New York. Now, it is rallying around St. Peter R.C. School on Center Street.
Guard marksmanship team finishes second in South Africa
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:55 pm
Ten members of the New York Army and Air National Guard who represented the United States at a marksmanship competition in South Africa this month took two second-place awards during the competition held March 4-15.
Edward Town students add sparkle to Gliding Stars
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:45 pm
The students at Edward Town Middle School are lending their artistic talents for decorations for the annual Gliding Stars skating show on March 28 and 29 at the Northtown Ice Center (formerly Pepsi Center).
Town of Niagara gets $154,000 'windfall'
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:45 pm
The Town of Niagara got a pot of gold at the end of its St. Patrick's Day rainbow with the announcement at Tuesday's Town Board meeting of an unexpected $154,000 coming to the town.
Six Niagara University students inducted into communication honor society
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:35 pm
Six Niagara University students became lifetime members of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for undergraduate communication students, during an induction ceremony held Wednesday in Dunleavy Hall.
Job fair at OUN Wheatfield location April 5
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:35 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will hold open interviews to educate potential employees about available job opportunities working with individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities at locations throughout Niagara County.
IRS has nearly $51 million for New York taxpayers who have not filed a 2010 income tax return
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:35 pm
Refunds totaling nearly $51 million may be waiting for an estimated 57,400 New York taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2010, the Internal Revenue Service announced. However, to collect the money, a return for 2010 must be filed with the IRS no later than Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

The IRS estimates that half the potential refunds due New York taxpayers for 2010 are more than $623.

Nationally, refunds totaling almost $760 million may be waiting for an estimated 918,600 taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2010. The IRS estimates that half the potential refunds for 2009 are more than $571.

Ceretto: NYPA fire illustrates need to continue compensating volunteer firefighter companies
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto issued the following statement in the wake of the New York Power Authority fire this week.
Higgins, local safety leaders sound alarm on region's exclusion from Urban Area Security Initiative program
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 09:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour and public safety leaders serving the Buffalo, Erie and Niagara regions in calling for Western New York to be reinstated as eligible for federal Homeland Security funding through the Urban Area Security Initiative program.
Community Missions' ministry and community partnerships busy in 2013
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 09:20 am
In 2013, Community Missions' ministry and community partnerships offered 118 opportunities for faith and spiritual development for those it serves, and totaled 83 community partners, according to information released by the agency Thursday. The total equates to offering an activity or opportunity for engagement once every three days to Niagara's most vulnerable.
YMCA exceeds campaign goal, raising $697,741
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 09:20 am
YMCA staff and volunteers were feeling the luck of the Irish as they celebrated exceeding their annual campaign goal of $677,000 by raising $697,741 for YMCA financial assistance.
Castellani Art Museum Shop announces spring clean-out sale
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 09:20 am
The Castellani Art Museum will hold a spring clean-out sale starting Wednesday, March 26, at noon, and running through Wednesday, April 2, at 5 p.m. Prices have been slashed to rock bottom, with most items going for just $1, $2 or $3.
National Association of Distinguished Professionals selects Dave Reed as Honored Member
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 12:50 pm
Dave Reed, vice president of operations at Trans American Customs and Logistics, has been selected as an Honored Member of the National Association of Distinguished Professionals. The selection recognizes his commitment to excellence in customs, logistics and consulting.
Aquarium of Niagara penguins take center stage
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 12:50 pm
Come celebrate with the Peruvian penguins at the Aquarium of Niagara from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29-30.
NYPA transformer fire: No injuries or power service disruptions
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:35 pm
Harry Francois, Western New York regional manager of the Niagara Power Project, released this statement Wednesday night on the extinguished transformer fire:
Higgins credits community with Tonawanda Coke verdict
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is crediting an engaged, enraged and educated community with Wednesday's sentencing decision in federal court, which brought some justice to a community he said has suffered extensively as a result of Tonawanda Coke's criminal neglect.
Higgins presents family with Bronze Star earned by PFC Doral E. Cummings
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:35 pm
Private First Class Doral E. Cummings fought in World War II and earned 11 medals, including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Unfortunately, HE passed away in 1997 and never received his Bronze Star.
Ceretto votes on first budget bill
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, began the process of finalizing the New York state budget Wednesday by voting on the first budget bill. Ceretto noted that, throughout budget negotiations, he is still fighting to restore education funding that was cut in 2011.
DiNapoli finds veterans are not informed of health benefits options
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:35 pm
Poor coordination of health benefits for veterans by the state Department of Health and local social services departments resulted in many veterans being placed in the state's Medicaid program rather than federal programs, according to an audit released Wednesday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
First Niagara teaches financial literacy to refugee youth
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 12:20 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Jericho Road Community Health Center are partnering to provide afterschool program support for local refugee students and create education opportunities that will enrich their academic and social skills.
IAAP hosts Arbor Day tree fundraiser at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 12:20 pm
The International Association of Administrative Professionals is teaming up with Schichtel's Nursery Oregon to host the 2014 Arbor Day tree fundraiser this spring. Proceeds will benefit the IAAP Buffalo Chapter.
NYSDOT confirms new West Seneca bridge will feature flood resistant design
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 12:20 pm
In a letter to Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, the New York State Department of Transportation confirmed the Harlem Road bridge in West Seneca will be reconstructed with design features that will be more resistant to ice jam flooding.
Artpark reveals first 'Tuesday in the Park' and 'Wednesday' headliners, debuts new logo
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 10:05 am
Artpark rings in spring a day early, giving a sneak peek at who is coming to the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" (Daryl Hall & John Oates, Widespread Panic, Boston), and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series (Sublime with Rome).
World War II Air Force veteran Everett Fitchlee discusses '390th Bomb Group,' presents B-17 Bomber mission film
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 07:00 am
World War II Air Force veteran Everett Fitchlee will share his experience as part of the 8th Air Force 390th Bombardment Group at the Niagara History Center, Thursday, March 27, at 2 p.m. Fitchlee will show film of an actual mission by the B17 bombers, made by a photographer assigned to the Bomb Group.
Niagara University seeking youth camp counselors
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University is looking for motivated, dynamic individuals to help with its Summer Youth Camp. Camps are held June 30 through Aug. 15. Participants are between ages 6 and 12.
Earth Day sculptures sought for exhibit at NYPA's Power Vista
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Power Vista, the visitors center for the New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Project, is seeking submissions for its "Every Day is Earth Day" sculpture contest.
Canalside hosts meeting for corporations, organizations and certified minority vendors
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 07:00 am
Global Spectrum, the management company operating Canalside, is hosting a meeting to better acquaint themselves with certified minority corporations, organizations and vendors, on Thursday, March 27, at 4:30 p.m., within the fifth floor conference room at 95 Perry St., Buffalo.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: Zonta Fashion Fling is April 6
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island is holding its annual Spring Fashion Fling at a new venue with brand new fashion designs. The event will take place at noon on Sunday, April 6, at River Oaks, 210 Whitehaven Road.
As snow and ice begin to melt, be on the lookout for what winter weather may leave behind
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:30 pm
Worn out by the winter weather? We all are. But don't let your guard down just yet. Now that the snow and ice are beginning to melt, turn your attention to your roof.
National Fuel warns customers of utility scams
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:30 pm
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. cautions customers to be aware of scammers acting as utility representatives, threatening service shutoff and demanding immediate payments. Utility customers should not respond to these calls, and they should contact National Fuel immediately to verify their account statuses.
Schneiderman, I-STOP allies call on federal government to rescind FDA approval of Zohydro ER
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to overturn the Food and Drug Administration's approval of Zohydro Extended Release (Zohydro ER).
Ceretto advocates for better services for developmentally disabled at Mental Hygiene Budget Conference Committee
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto worked with his Assembly and Senate colleagues on the Legislature's Joint Mental Hygiene Budget Conference Committee to follow-up on a commitment to deliver better services to the developmentally disabled and others in need.
 


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