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Poloncarz joins in preparations for Armed Forces Week
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:15 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Kevin Nichols, public information officer for the 914th Airlift Wing (U.S. Air Force Reserve), in order to affix his signature to a proclamation being prepared in advance of Armed Forces Week and honoring all U.S. veterans.
KeyBank Foundation commits $1 million to PathStone to grow buffalo's minority-owned businesses by 5% in 5 years
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:15 am
The KeyBank Foundation recently committed $1 million to the PathStone Enterprise Center to enable business development and expand technical assistance services to entrepreneurs through the nonprofit's Buffalo Minority Business Assistance Project, which is committed to supporting and increasing the number of minority-owned businesses in the city by 5 percent over the next five years.
NCCC named second best community college in New York
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:15 am
Schools.com website has ranked Niagara County Community College as No. 2 on the list of the "Best Community colleges in New York."
Lewiston Public Library to get new roof
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:10 am
Work is expected to begin Tuesday, April 18, on a $160,000 project to replace the two main roofs on the Lewiston Public Library. Progressive Roofing Inc. of Buffalo, the low bidder on the project, anticipates completing the work in about three weeks.
Premier attendees support Health Home for Children
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:10 am
Premier 2017 co-chairs Dharshan and Shannon Jayasinghe, right, present a check for $30,333 to, from left, Judi Nolan-Powell, vice president for foundation and community relations at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, and Vicki Landes, Memorial's vice president for community care coordination and services.
Clearview Treatment Services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives New York state approval for expansion
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:05 am
The New York State Department of Health and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) have approved the plans by Mount St. Mary's Hospital to expand its inpatient chemical dependency rehabilitation service, known as Clearview Treatment Services.
Erie County, partners collaborate on Earth Day electronic waste recycling event
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:00 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant and Advanced Technology Recycling, has announced a collection and recycling event for various types of electronic waste. The event will take place on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant, 2995 River Road, Town of Tonawanda.
NU junior Ashley Groll receives NYCLSA's Promising Student Award
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 06:10 pm
Ashley Groll, a junior elementary education major at Niagara University, is the 2017 recipient of the New York College Learning Skill Association's Promising Student Award.
NU's annual Business Awards Banquet slated for April 20
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 06:10 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration will hold its 27th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet at The Conference Center Niagara Falls on April 20.
Niagara County: 4th annual Hospice Gran Fondo gears up for May 13 ride
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 06:05 pm
The Hospice Gran Fondo to benefit Niagara Hospice is back for its fourth year, bringing its "party on wheels" to Niagara County.
2018 cultural funding application release, applicant briefing scheduled
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 06:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the Erie County Arts and Cultural Advisory Board ("EACAB"), will kick off the annual arts and cultural funding program with an applicant briefing at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the WNED/WBFO Studios at 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo.
New seal, Medusa, at Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 06:05 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has acquired a 2-year-old gray seal named Medusa.
Local nonprofit organizations invited to apply for grants benefiting Niagara County
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 06:00 pm
The Yahoo Community Benefit Fund and the Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County, two grant funds administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, are now accepting applications from nonprofits serving Niagara County. Qualifying nonprofits are welcome to apply to both grant funds.
Unyts to host Bandits-themed blood drives April 15-22
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 06:00 pm
Unyts will host an ongoing Buffalo Bandits-themed blood drive from April 15-22 at all of its locations across Western New York. Over this time, all presenting donors who donate will be rewarded with a pair of tickets to an upcoming Bandits game, courtesy of Unyts.
In Buffalo, Cuomo announces Western New York highlights of state budget
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 06:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced the Western New York highlights of the 2018 state budget, which builds on the state's fiscal discipline over the last six years while strengthening the middle class, reducing taxes and making smart investments in New York's future. For the seventh consecutive year, the budget is balanced and holds spending growth below 2 percent.
Marc Scibilia returns to WNY for April Iron Works gig
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 05:30 pm
Fresh from national TV and print campaigns, Grand Island's Marc Scibilia will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, inside Buffalo's Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the all-ages show.
2 Niagara University Vincentian Scholars honored by Heart, Love & Soul
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 09:50 am
Niagara University students Justin Crawford and Gabriella Simoneit were recognized by Heart, Love & Soul during the food pantry and dining room's annual recognition dinner on April 6.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara presents photos to NU Police Academy directors
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 09:40 am
Individuals from Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara presented a collection of photos on Friday to Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy co-directors Lt. Aaron Schultz and Det. John Faso.
Empower offers free theater camp to kids with autism
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 09:40 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will offer a free theater camp to children with autism, beginning June 6. Up to 40 students who are between the ages of 7 and 15 and who have autism spectrum disorder, will be accepted.
2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES coming to Seneca Niagara Events Center
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 09:35 am
Rock icons Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman are proud to announce that, effective immediately, they will officially be known as "YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman," which is the name they will be touring under in North America during the latter half of 2017.
YouTube sensation bringing music sign language interpretation workshop to NU
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 09:35 am
Amber Galloway Gallego, the pink-haired YouTube sensation who brought American Sign Language music interpretation into the mainstream, will present a free workshop at 6 p.m. April 19 at Niagara University's Clet Hall Dining Commons.
Castellani Art Museum closed for Niagara University Easter recess
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 09:35 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed to the public during Niagara University's holiday recess: Thursday, April 13, through Monday, April 17. The museum reopens with regular hours on Tuesday, April 18.
Kickstarter campaign successful: Artpark to reinstall 'Niagara 1979' ('The Painted Parking Lot')
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 08:10 pm
After two months of vigorous fundraising, Artpark & Company has met its $20,000 Kickstarter campaign goal. Starting May 1, staff at the Village of Lewiston performing and visual arts venue will reproduce "Niagara 1979" - late artist Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
DEC denies permits needed for Northern Access Pipeline Project
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 04:30 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has halted National Fuel's proposed Northern Access Pipeline Project by denying water quality permits necessary for the project's approval.
YMCA exceeds 2017 annual campaign goal
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 11:00 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara leadership, volunteers, and staff gathered late last week at the Westin Buffalo to celebrate the successful completion of the 2017 annual campaign.
Corps of Engineers to repair Black Rock Lock operating gates
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:55 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, has issued a $200,000 contract to Clark Rigging and Rental Corp. for the repair of the lower west operating gate at the Black Rock Lock in Buffalo.
Buffalo Zoo preparing for spring break week
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:50 am
The Buffalo Zoo is gearing up for a beautiful spring break that is bound to bring crowds.
Deadline approaching in New York for SBA working capital loans due to July 2016 drought
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:50 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that May 8 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in New York as a result of the drought that began on July 12, 2016.
Common tax season myths debunked
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:50 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has set the record straight to counter common tax season myths about how tax returns are processed and refunds issued. Some New York taxpayers subscribe to a variety of tax-related misconceptions, including ones about how to receive refunds faster.
Jacobs announces passage of state budget; Ortt calls budget 'responsible'; Morinello 'pleased' with process
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:30 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced the passage of the 2017-18 New York state budget, saying the $153 billion spending plan resulted in the state living within its means and prioritizing spending to ensure equity for all New Yorkers.
WNY celebrities help HART
Sun, Apr 9th 2017 02:10 pm
The Lewiston Event Center was packed to its rafters on Saturday night, as the community came out to support the annual Home Assistance Referral Team at a celebrity bartending fundraiser.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Nickel City Hardwood opens in brownstone office building
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 11:00 am
Great customer service doesn't hold hours of business, it's 24/7, said Eric Fiebelkorn, president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Saturday during a ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the newest Island business.
Island of Hope: Island pharmaceutical company holds successful basket raffle for Relay For Life
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 10:00 am
Fresenius Kabi, the Grand Island pharmaceutical company that was awarded Relay For Life's Crystal Award for sponsoring the survivors' tent and the Emerald Award for fundraising efforts, raised $19,075 at its annual basket raffle, held March 31 at the German company's Staley Road plant.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: Relay For Life receives $500 gift
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 10:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island continued its long support for the Grand Island Relay For Life by making a $500 donation to the Missy Stolfi, community manager for the American Cancer Society; Zonta Club of GI members Andrea Moreau, Lana Redell, and Barbara Nowakowski, all members of the Zonta Service Committee; and GI Relay For Life tri-chairs Candy Mye, Becky Sommer-Stufkosky and Lynn Dingey. Not pictured is Zonta Service Committee member Joann Hall.
Chamber Awards Gala: Claudia Fleckenstein & Ellie Murphy named Town of Porter Citizens of the Year
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 09:00 am
Claudia Fleckenstein and Ellie Murphy have been chosen by Supervisor Merton Wiepert and the Town of Porter Council as the 2017 Town of Porter Citizens of the Year. This year, two recipients were chosen, because of their unwavering support and volunteer hours given to the Care-n-Share Food pantry that serves our local community.
Porter's waterfront future discussed
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 09:00 am
Porter residents learned more on "what's involved" in the particulars of planning the future for the town's waterfront areas, in an informative session Monday at Porter Town Hall.
Town of Grand Island: New art studio opens at Nike Base
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Grand Island High School Art Club, has a new art studio on the drawing board.
Poloncarz announces first phase of road projects to be completed in 2017
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz on Friday announced the first phase of the Erie County Department of Public Works' Division of Highways' 2017 schedule of highway, drainage and culvert projects.
Higgins announces details for annual Congressional Art Competition
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting local high school students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. All artwork submitted from students in Higgins' district will be featured in a public gallery and available for viewing online. The winning piece will be displayed in the tunnel to the U.S. Capitol.
CEO Magazine: Niagara University's MBA program among best in world
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:40 pm
Niagara University's MBA programs are among the best in the world, according to rankings released this week by CEO Magazine.