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IBHS offers consumer resources on responding to flooding due to snow and ice melting
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 12:30 pm
Snow and ice have been causing significant disruptions throughout the country this year, and as temperatures begin to rise, flooding due to snow and ice melting could cause costly property damage.
Contemporary Catholicism expert speaking at Niagara University March 12
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 12:30 pm
The Rev. James L. Heft, S.M., founder of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California, will deliver an address at Niagara University March 12 as part of the Henry and Grace McNulty Lecture Series on Religion in the Modern World.
Free pancakes at IHOP March 4
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 12:30 pm
For the ninth consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise $3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals programs nationwide.
Geraldo Rivera to host 'Putting Buffalo Back to Work' career expo
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 12:30 pm
Cumulus Radio (Buffalo's 97 Rock, 103.3 The Edge, Classic Hits 104.1 and Sports Radio 1270) will host a career expo with 44 local businesses at the Millennium Hotel Buffalo, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 10. From WABC in New York City, Geraldo Rivera will be a special guest speaker and conduct a live broadcast.

From WABC in New York City, Geraldo Rivera will be a special guest speaker and conduct a live broadcast. In addition, all four Cumulus Buffalo stations will be broadcasting from the Millennium Hotel Buffalo. All on-air personalities will be on hand.

Warm up with 'SEAsonings' at Aquarium of Niagara
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 12:30 pm
Had enough slipping and sliding, sneezing and freezing? No need for cold medicine, just drop by the Aquarium of Niagara Thursday, March 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. It's time for the annual winter fundraiser "SEAsonings - The Original Taste of Niagara."
'BAND Against Bullying' competition returns to UB, sending abuse-prevention and 'dignity for all' messages
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 12:20 pm
Students from seven area high schools will use their musical and artistic skills to send an anti-bullying message during the second "BAND Against Bullying" school competition to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in "the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts.
21st annual 'Baskets O'Plenty Auction' to benefit people with developmental disabilities
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 07:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 21st annual "Baskets O'Plenty Auction" is scheduled for Thursday, March 13, at BPO Elks Lodge No. 346.
Polar vortex to once again grip Midwest, Northeast
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 05:15 pm
AccuWeather.com reports last week's thaw was a mere tease for the Midwest and Northeast with the polar vortex set to make an encore performance this week.
Flanagan, Nguyen, Chiampou named to Niagara University board of trustees
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 04:40 pm
The Rev. Patrick Flanagan, C.M., Ph.D., Class of 1987; the Rev. Michael M. Nguyen, C.M.; and Charles W. Chiampou, C.P.A., J.D., '76, were named to the board of trustees at Niagara University. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university, announced their elections.
NBC wraps up Sochi Olympics coverage with broadcast primetime's No. 1 and No. 2 shows on Sunday
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 04:40 pm
NBC concluded its coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, with its two primetime telecasts - the closing ceremony and the special "Nancy & Tonya" documentary - ranking No. 1 and No. 2 on broadcast television in household rating and average viewership.
DiNapoli: Gov. Cuomo's proposed budget continues fiscal progress
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 02:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive budget continues efforts to control costs while tackling tough issues, according to a report released Monday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The report also points out details are lacking on spending changes required for balance in the coming years.

"New York state is in its strongest fiscal position in years, and Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature deserve credit for putting us on the right path. The executive budget holds the promise that New York can achieve ongoing balance after decades of structural gaps," DiNapoli said.

House Majority Leader Cantor to speak at Daemen lecture series
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 01:30 pm
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a leading voice on the economy and job creation, will speak at 2 p.m. March 10 in Daemen's College Wick Campus Center Social Room as part of the college's newly established Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series. Congressman Chris Collins will introduce him.
Lenten fish fry dinners to be served at Hilbert
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 01:25 pm
Fish fry dinners will be served on two Fridays during Lent from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Hilbert College's Campus Center Dining Hall. Take-out and sit-down dinners will be available March 7 and April 4. The Hilbert College Alumni Association sponsors the dinners.
Carol Miller presents 'World Rock Art from The Paleolithic to The Present' at Niagara County History Center
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 01:25 pm
Rock art is more complex and more widespread than just the painted caves of Europe. Speaker Carol Miller will offer a series of presentations on open-air rock art, which is every bit as impressive and even more prolific.
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village plans three March events
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 01:25 pm
A volunteer open house, student art show and the popular "Museum After Hours" event will take place in March at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.
Genesee Community College hosts annual spring health careers job fair
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 01:25 pm
Genesee Community College will host a job fair dedicated to careers in the health industry on Thursday, March 20, from noon until 2 p.m. at the college's centrally located William Stuart Forum.
WNY's largest St. Patrick's Day party returns to Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 01:25 pm
More than 2,500 guests will fill The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls (101 Old Falls St.) for the 32nd annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration, hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Monday, March 17, beginning at 5 p.m.
Buffalo top market as Team USA-Canada Olympic men's hockey semifinal highest-rated ever on NBCSN
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 10:05 pm
Canada's 1-0 victory over Team USA in Friday's Olympic men's hockey semifinal (Noon-2:30 p.m. ET) posted a 2.7 household rating/8 share to rank as the highest-rated hockey game in NBCSN history, according to live plus same day fast national data released Saturday by The Nielsen Company.
'Doctor with a Heart Day' another big success
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:45 am
Dr. Glenda R. Rose, D.C., Dr. Thomas G. Barba, D.C., C.C.S.P, and the staff of Rose Chiropractic in Lewiston held their 24th annual "Doctor with a Heart Day."
Village of Lewiston updates sign law
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:45 am
Say goodbye to the sandwich board.

At least for now.

Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Tuesday to amend a portion of the municipal law dealing with sign regulations. The most notable changes include prohibition of A-frame or "sandwich board" signs, and stronger language banning flashing electronic and neon lights.

Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. banquet hall worth a look
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:30 am
With its North Sixth Street firehall renovations complete, Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. wants to get the word out that among the many improvements is a newly furbished banquet hall, complete with a choice of two top-notch caterers, that's available for use in the community.
NU Family Business Center hosts March breakfast forum
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:30 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center will hold its next breakfast forum Tuesday, March 4, at Giancarlo's (Tony Walker Plaza), 5110 Main St., Williamsville. The event begins at 7:30 a.m.
Apex Personal Fitness offers new training concept
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:30 am
If your new year's resolution to get up and get in shape got up and went back to the couch, Anthony Kukovica might have the answer.
Falls pastor honored at Black History celebration
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:25 am
It was standing-room-only Friday as Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center held its seventh annual Black History celebration luncheon and wellness fair.
Grisanti calls on Assembly to immediately pass Public Assistance Integrity Act
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:25 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, called on New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver late Friday to bring the Public Assistance Integrity Act to the floor for a vote immediately or risk losing $120 million in federal aid.
Waterfowl permits to be available for state parks
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:20 am
Permit distribution for the Canada goose hunting season, which runs from March 1-10 for Fort Niagara, Wilson Tuscarora and Golden Hill state parks, will be done by lottery. The lotteries for hunting during these times will be held Feb. 26 for hunting March 1-5, and March 5 for hunting March 6-10.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives chest pain center re-accreditation
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:10 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has received full accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care as a "chest pain" center. Mount St. Mary's is the only hospital in Niagara County with this prestigious accreditation and one of only two in all of Western New York.
Awards bestowed, new program announced during NU's 24th annual Business Banquet
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:10 am
Niagara University's College of Business Administration presented awards to four area business leaders and alumni during its 24th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held Feb. 19 at the Conference Center Niagara Falls.
Cuomo announces $9 million in broadband grants to expand services across upstate New York
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:00 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday Empire State Development has approved more than $9 million in New York state broadband grants to support five projects that will expand access to broadband services for approximately 33,000 households, 4,500 businesses and 55 community anchor institutions across upstate New York, including in the Capital Region, Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central New York, North Country and Mohawk Valley regions.
Ceretto circulates 'Kids Before Cons' petition against free tuition for convicts plan
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, who came out against the plan to give free college tuition to convicts this week, is now circulating a petition against the plan.
Välkommen till Lewiston
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston welcomed two unique visitors last weekend: Christel Jönsson and Lennart Persson of Höganas, Sweden.
Just imagine
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 07:00 am
Colonial Village Elementary School held its annual Invention Convention earlier this month.
Oogie wants in on Military Road
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 07:00 am
Oogie Games, "Everything Video Games," believes business would be good on Military Road in the Town of Niagara.
Free. Fish. Fry. Want one?
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 06:25 pm
Niagara Frontier Publications is hosting its third annual "Your Favorite Fish Fry" contest. From Feb. 25 through April 19, an entry ballot will be included in our "Fishy Deals" special section and online at www.wnypapers.com. Use it to vote for the restaurants that serve delicious fish dishes.
Grisanti petition against college classes for prisoners surpasses 5,000 signatures
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 04:10 pm
New York State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, announced this afternoon that his petition in opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to give free college to state prison inmates has reached 5,000 signatures.
IBHS' four steps for consumers to prevent roof damage caused by heavy snow and ice
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 02:20 pm
With winter storms coming almost continuously in some areas this season, heavy snow and ice strains roofs and puts one at risk of significant property damage.
Buffalo among TCM cities chosen for March 4 screening of 'Casablanca'
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 02:15 pm
Turner Classic Movies has unveiled the complete list of 20 cities that will be treated to a free theatrical screening of the classic "Casablanca" (1942) on Tuesday, March 4.
Counties call on state lawmakers to include all kids in universal pre-K program
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 02:15 pm
Counties yesterday called on state lawmakers to include all preschool children in any effort to expand universal pre kindergarten in New York state.
Congressman Collins seeks to block federal dollars for criminal college program
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 02:15 pm
Congressman Chris Collins will introduce legislation to prohibit the use of federal taxpayer dollars to provide a college education to convicted criminals. The pending legislation is in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announced plan to use taxpayer dollars to fund college degree programs for convicted criminals in New York state prisons.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons provides states with funding for educational and other programs at state prisons and correctional facilities. Collins' legislation would ban states from using the federal taxpayer dollars to fund college degree programs for convicted criminals.

PSC urges increased gas safety efforts
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 02:15 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission, as part of its continuing effort to improve natural gas safety, has directed gas utilities in New York to conduct a risk assessment of their distribution systems, focusing primarily on areas where third-party excavations might have occurred after the installation of gas pipes.
 


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