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Thanksgiving dinner for veterans
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
Thanksgiving dinner will be served to homeless and other needy veterans and their families, Sunday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.
NCCC celebrates anniversary of The Gettysburg Address
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
Gettysburg wasn't the only place celebrating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's delivery of The Gettysburg Address on Tuesday.
Town of Niagara: Budget approved after lengthy meeting
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:00 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board approved its 2014 budget Tuesday, one day before its Nov. 20 deadline.
Grisanti calls on Assembly to bring MMA legislation to a vote
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 06:50 pm
"Today's economic impact study of mixed martial arts in New York state reaffirms the need to pass legislation to legalize MMA."
Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals plan 2013 holiday fundraiser
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 06:50 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals annual holiday fundraiser will be held at the Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Niagara University men's club rugby claims first state championship
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 06:50 pm
The feeling was all too familiar to Niagara University junior Dennis Virtuoso. The heretofore-suppressed memory of losing a heartbreaker to Colgate University in last year's Division II club rugby playoffs had returned, dictated by the circumstances.
Sabres' third jersey debuts Nov. 24
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 05:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will debut its new third jersey Sunday, Nov. 24, during its 5 p.m. game against the Detroit Red Wings at First Niagara Center. The third jersey will be worn for 10 Sabres home games in 2013-14 and will be available for purchase at the Sabres Store beginning Nov. 24.
2014 Premier to honor Dr. Addagatla, Nancy Gara
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 07:00 am
A longtime Western New York banking industry leader and a beloved local physician will be honored by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center at The 2014 Premier.
Memorial Medical Center celebrates renovation of women's pavilion
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 07:00 am
Think of it as an "Extreme Makeover: Hospital Edition."
92.9 JACK FM offers free turkeys in an effort to save Thanksgiving
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 07:00 am
As part of 92.9 JACK FM's "Coalition to Save Thanksgiving," JACK will be out this Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., with free turkeys for the first 50 cars that line up in the parking lot in front of the Sears store at the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville.
'Shop Small' Nov. 30 in Niagara River Region
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has been busy promoting "Small Business Saturday" with the hope of making the date the biggest local shopping day of the year. "Small Business Saturday" is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (right after "Black Friday").
Higgins urges consumer relief in Direct Air case
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is asking the bankruptcy court judge overseeing the case involving Direct Air to consider relief for consumers financially impacted by the company's sudden shut down.
Ceretto informs constituents of home heating assistance as winter approaches
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, in an effort to make sure families stay warm this winter, is informing his constituents of home heating assistance available through the New York State Department of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
Updated: Help fight hunger, score a ticket to see 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' with 96.1 JOY FM
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 06:55 am
The new 96.1 JOY FM wants to give Western New Yorkers an opportunity to be one of the first to see the biggest holiday blockbuster of the season: "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
Adell's takes first
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 10:50 pm
Adell's School of Dance took first place in the dance segment of the Niagara Electric Lights Parade, hosted by the Town of Niagara Business Association. The parade routine was presented by the studio's performance competition team, pictured, which is comprised of 70 dancers from the region.
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers helps Kiss 98.5 with food drive
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 10:30 pm
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers, a leading education-based child care organization in Western New York, makes it a priority to help teach children about the importance of generosity and thankfulness through the activities in its curriculum. However, staffers also practice what they preach.
Sabres, Entercom Buffalo partner for turkey drive
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 10:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will partner with Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive this Thursday, Nov. 21, to benefit local food pantries. The turkey drive will take place from 7-9 a.m. in the parking lot at the Entercom Buffalo offices, located at 500 Corporate Parkway, Buffalo.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $2.1 million in funding for projects
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 05:00 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board has recommended $2.115 million in funding to seven Western New York enterprises, including $1 million to Ford Motor Company to train its workforce on the next generation of technologies that will allow it to compete as a world-class stamping manufacturer.
Schneiderman: $17 million multistate settlement with Google over tracking of consumers
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 05:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office has entered into multistate a settlement agreement with Google Inc. concerning its unauthorized placement of cookies on computers using Apple Safari Web browsers during 2011 and 2012. Of the $17 million in settlement money, New York will receive $899,580.
ESD board approves funding for projects leveraging more than $674 million in investments, creating and retaining 3,800 jobs
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 05:00 pm
Empire State Development's board of directors met and approved $40,142,296 in funding for projects that will create more than 1,430 new jobs and retain more than 2,350 jobs throughout the Empire State. This funding will leverage $674-plus million in additional investments to support business growth and lay the groundwork for future economic growth and job creation.
Schneiderman offers tips for charitable donations in aftermath of Midwest tornadoes, Philippines' Typhoon Haiyan
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 05:00 pm
In the aftermath of the devastating and deadly natural disasters in the American Midwest and the Philippines, millions of New Yorkers and individuals across the country are looking for ways to aid victims in rebuilding their lives.
Bryan Wittman named honorary chairman of 175th Erie County Fair
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 05:00 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society has named Bryan C. Wittman honorary chairman of the 175th Erie County Fair, set for 2014. Wittman, a native of Hamburg, is currently vice president of global special events for Disney Parks and Resorts.
DiNapoli: State agency overtime tops $462 million; could hit record $600 million by year's end
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 05:00 pm
State agencies spent more than $462 million on overtime in the first nine months of 2013, a jump of $65 million over the same period in 2012, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today.
Higgins urges support for oral chemotherapy parity legislation on House Floor
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 05:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke from the Floor of the House of Representatives to advocate for orally administered chemotherapy drugs to be covered by insurance companies at an equal cost to more traditional intravenous chemotherapy drugs.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents Japanese tea and Ethiopian coffee ceremonies
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 09:00 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is hosting Japanese tea and Ethiopian coffee ceremonies in its Main Gallery Thursday, Nov. 21, from 12:40-2 p.m.
Niagara Wine Trail USA raises more than $9,700 for charities with 'Share the Bounty' event
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 01:10 pm
The wine was not the only "spirit" to be seen along the Niagara Wine Trail USA last weekend. The spirit of giving back was the theme of the trail's "Share the Bounty" event, held Nov. 8-11. The 19 wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail, USA, raised funds and nonperishable food items for local charities and food banks.
Sen. Grisanti statement regarding extended air quality monitoring around Peace Bridge
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 01:10 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti offered the following comments Friday:
Verni to lead restaurant and sports bar at HARBORCENTER
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 01:10 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel announced today that Dominic Verni has been named general manager of its restaurant and sports bar.

"Dom brings tremendous experience and notable success in the food and beverage industry to HARBORCENTER," Koelmel said. "We are very excited to have him leading the team that will make our restaurant and sports bar one of downtown Buffalo's most enjoyable and notable entertainment venues."

The yet-to-be-named establishment will be owned and operated by HARBORCENTER.

Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce takes part in 'Share The Bounty' wine tour
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 01:10 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce coordinated its first "Share the Bounty" wine tour in conjunction with the Niagara Wine Trail "Share the Bounty" event.
Niagara University reaches out to world
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 07:00 am
Last year, Niagara University welcomed Dr. Abdiwelli Ali to campus to talk about his time as prime minister of Somalia, and his experiences in rebuilding his nation.

This year, Niagara is upping the ante, with plans to showcase the campus community's Vincentian impact throughout the entire world.

Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee sets Jan. 27 deadline for project applications
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee has set Jan. 27, 2014, as the deadline for submission of projects to be considered in the next round of funding.
'Black Friday' returns to Lewiston
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 11:00 am
Come "Black Friday," Lewiston retailers hope shoppers skip the "big-box" stores in favor of small businesses.
Tickets now on sale for 2013 Lewiston Tour of Homes
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are now on sale for the ninth annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, at select addresses in the Lewiston area.
Obamacare: 10 FAQs from Americans who got dreaded cancellation letter
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
You'd love to spend the next month and a half decking the halls, enjoying festive parties, and shopping for gifts for your family and friends. Unfortunately, if you're one of the millions of Americans who buy their own health insurance, the "silver and gold" that will dominate your thoughts this holiday season is the silver and gold (and bronze and platinum) designations of the Obamacare health plans.
Can You Help? Synor benefit is Sunday
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
On July 7, Wheatfield resident Tim Synor underwent successful heart transplant surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester and was given the gift of life.
New playground equipment at Porter on the Lake Park
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
Last month, the Porter on the Lake Park committee joined with area elected officials and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting to mark the completion of new updated playground at the park.
German Christkindl Market returns
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
Holy Ghost Lutheran School Parent Teacher League is sponsoring a Christkindl Market, Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 6630 Luther St., Niagara Falls. This event will feature a Christmas craft show with about 50 crafters and a German-themed lunch with sausage, sauerkraut, and other homemade favorites.
LOOW CAC, Corps to meet on NFSS
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
The Lake Ontario Ordnance Works Community Action Council will meet with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public, the session will be held in the Alumni Room of the Lewiston-Porter School District's Community Resource Center on the Creek Road campus.
Farmers seize opportunity with trans-fat solution
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
High oleic soybeans deliver innovation in every pod harvested. It's innovation that provides solutions to some of U.S. soy's biggest customers and helps build demand for U.S. soybean oil. But, these varieties don't stop there - they also perform in farmers' fields.
Sabres annual 'Fan Food Drive' underway
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced they will hold a "Fan Food Drive" at select home games during the month of November to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.

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