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'Jazz and Pasta' fundraiser for Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival set for May 4
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:35 pm
Carol Calato, board chairwoman of the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, has announced the organization will host its annual fundraiser Sunday, May 4, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. The "Jazz and Pasta" event will begin at 1 p.m. and continues through 7 p.m. All proceeds support the Jazz Festival.
Schneiderman announces distribution of e-book settlements totaling $166 million
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:35 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced consumers of electronic books (e-books) will be receiving compensation this week pursuant to settlements entered into by the New York attorney general and the attorneys general of numerous other states with five of the six largest publishers of electronic books.
'Niagara Frontier Trivia Championship' cancelled
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
The Niagara County Rotary Club has cancelled its trivia night due to a lack of teams.
Plentiful Partnership of Niagara to host annual workshop and farm-to-table dinner
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
Plentiful Partnership of Niagara invites farmers, area institutions and anyone with a vested interest in keeping Niagara County produce local to its annual workshop and farm-to-table dinner on Thursday, April 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Training Center, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport.
DEC invites hunter input on fall 2014 waterfowl seasons
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
Through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "NY's Open for Fishing & Hunting" initiative, hunters are invited to submit recommendations to regional waterfowl hunter task forces for the dates of the fall 2014 duck hunting seasons by April 4, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced Tuesday. DEC will evaluate the task force recommendations in setting waterfowl seasons, which must comply with federal rules.
Western New York Ovarian Cancer Project hosts geranium sale
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
The Western New York Ovarian Cancer Project announces the start of its annual geranium sale. Organizers need several hundred volunteers for this event.
Families being recruited by UB weight-loss researchers for study on memory and attention training
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
University at Buffalo researchers are recruiting 40 parents and their 8- to 12-year-old children to test new memory-training programs.
Gallivan supports job opportunities for veterans
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
The New York Senate approved the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act, which will create a 6 percent state contract set-aside for service-connected disabled-veteran-owned small businesses. This builds upon new tax credit legislation passed by the Senate last year to encourage employers across the state to provide job opportunities to New York's courageous veterans.
Conrad takes oath in Town of Lewiston
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 01:50 pm
William Conrad of Sanborn took his oath Monday as the newest member of the Lewiston Town Board. Conrad, the former chairman of the Town of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals, was the top choice of Supervisor Dennis Brochey. He won unanimous approval from Town Board members to fill the seat vacated by Ernie Palmer.
Volunteer registration now open for 'I Love My Park Day' at Artpark
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 01:40 pm
With spring just around the corner, Artpark and Parks and Trails New York are seeking community volunteers to lend a hand tidying up the Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park for the upcoming summer season of events and family fun.
NYPA 'Eggstravaganza' returns to Power Vista April 5
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual "Eggstravaganza" - featuring free photos with the Easter Bunny - on April 5 at its admission-free Power Vista, the visitors center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, located at 5777 Lewiston Road.
Castellani Art Museum will be closed April 4 for the inauguration of Niagara University's new president
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed to the public on Friday, April 4, for the inauguration ceremony and events honoring Niagara University's new president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M.
Hospitals face off to raise money for cancer research
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 05:55 pm
Skaters from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center faced off Friday at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion in a spirited contest to raise money for cancer research.
First Niagara provides funding for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 05:45 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. are partnering to provide food for local families in need through the community soup kitchen. The kitchen opens its doors six days a week for a well-rounded, nutritious lunch.
Friends of Niagara University Theatre celebrate 50 years of NU Theatre at annual gala
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 05:45 pm
On May 3, the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will celebrate 50 years of Niagara University Theatre and the contributions of the theater program's late co-founder, Brother Augustine Towey, C.M., when they host the 29th annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala.
Ten students inducted into President's Society at Niagara University
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 05:45 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., will officially be inaugurated as Niagara University's 26th president on Friday, April 4. Last night, 10 high-achieving students were inducted into a prestigious society bearing his office's name.
NU Theatre presents award-winning murder-mystery musical 'Curtains'
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 03:00 pm
Talk about ending Niagara University Theatre's 50th anniversary season with a bang! From April 24 through May 4, the theater will present the award-winning John Kander, Fred Ebb and Rupert Holmes murder mystery musical, "Curtains."
Niagara County Health Department to conduct informational sessions to promote free chronic disease prevention workshops
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 10:10 am
A representative of the Niagara County Department of Health Division of Nursing will speak to seniors in the Town of Pendleton about free six-week chronic disease self-management workshops scheduled this spring.
Niagara University among founding members of Hotel Schools of Distinction
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 10:10 am
Dr. Deborah T. Curtis, CMP, director of Niagara University's Center for Events and Management Development, announced the official founding of Hotel Schools of Distinction during the organization's first meeting March 18 in Helsinki, Finland.
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.
 


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