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Gov. Cuomo: New York state to close funding gap for planned polar bear exhibit at Buffalo Zoo
Mon, Nov 11th 2013 09:20 am
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sunday that, with New York state's assistance, the Buffalo Zoo will close its current funding gap and move forward with an $18 million new entry complex and state-of-the-art habitat for polar bears and other Arctic species.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School to host vendor and craft show
Mon, Nov 11th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, 520-66th St., Niagara Falls, will host a vendor and craft show Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
'Customer Appreciation Day' at The Village Bake Shoppe
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 12:45 pm
To celebrate their eatery's second anniversary, The Village Bake Shoppe owners Mike and Lindsay Fiore invite patrons to stop by today for free cookies and hot chocolate. "Customer Appreciation Day" is their way of thanking the community for its support.
Ballet breakfast a blast
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 12:40 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. held its most successful "Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy" to date on Saturday. Families packed Antonio's Banquet & Conference Center in Niagara Falls. There, they enjoyed a meal, took pictures with GNBC dancers and bid on a bevy of basket auction items. Young children took part in a dance lesson and heard a holiday story.
Name change for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
The agency previously known as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara County will continue to provide the same services under a new name, Youth Mentoring Services of Niagara County Inc. Youth Mentoring Services is a prevention program that enables in-risk children and youth to achieve their full potential as adults by providing a variety of mentoring services.
Rapids Theatre to host Community Missions celebrity bartender event
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. will hold a celebrity bartending event Tuesday, Nov. 19, at The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls. The event runs from 5-9 p.m.
Operation Christmas Child: Buffalo area set to open collection sites for global Christmas project
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
Buffalo resident Ida Sanger remembers the day in 2006 when she heard a radio announcement explain she could make a difference in a child's life half way across the world. From that moment on, Sanger has been an unstoppable local force in spreading kindness through the giving of simple gifts. This year, she will have packed more than 1,800 shoeboxes full of gifts to needy children through Operation Christmas Child.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School offers Chinese language and culture program
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School began a Chinese language and culture program this school year in collaboration with the Confucius Institute of WNY, University at Buffalo and Hanban Agency in China.
What's with all the construction in Lewiston?
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
PHOTOS: Construction work in the Village of Lewiston has people wondering what's happening. Here's an explanation:
Local re-enactors invited to participate in 'Flames Through Lewiston'
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
Local citizens of all ages are invited to participate in this year's "Flames Through Lewiston" program, which will coincide with the unveiling of the new Tuscarora Heroes Monument on Thursday, Dec. 19. Prizes will be awarded to the actors who best portray the citizens who ran for their lives when the British invaded and turned Lewiston into a pile of ashes exactly 200 years ago to the day.
Lewiston presents 'trimmed' 2014 budget
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
A realistic budget with a cautious eye on the future summarizes the approach the Town of Lewiston has taken with regard to its 2014 spending plan.
River Region: 'Autumn Beautiful' contest winner named
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 07:35 pm
The Dory Trading Post has announced the top winner of its first-ever "Autumn Beautiful" contest in a presentation held at the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce in Lewiston.
Wound Center of Niagara celebrates opening
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 06:40 pm
The Wound Center of Niagara celebrated its grand opening Thursday with a ribbon-cutting and open house at 620 10th St., Suite 700 - directly across the street from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. The center was developed by Memorial and RestorixHealth, one of the nation's leaders in comprehensive wound care and wound management programs.
Celebrating our veterans: Special recognition planned at Heart, Love & Soul
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 06:25 pm
Heart Love & Soul Food Pantry & Dining Room, 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls, will hold a special lunchtime program to honor veterans on Mon., Nov. 11, at 11:45 a.m. Niagara University Junior ROTC will be on hand to present the colors after which veterans will be called forward to be honored.
Buffalo Zoo offers military discount on Veterans Day
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 06:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave., is offering a "High Five For the Military" discount on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
Opportunities Unlimited gives back to United Way
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 06:25 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara supported the United Way by raising almost $300 through a series of bake sales coordinated by employees and program participants.
Wound Center of Niagara announces medical team at opening ceremony
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 06:25 pm
The Wound Center of Niagara introduced a multidisciplinary team of nine physicians who will direct patient care at the new comprehensive wound care facility during ribbon-cutting ceremonies held Friday.
Niagara USA Chamber to host free energy workshop
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 06:10 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce will host a free "Lunch and Learn" energy workshop for small business and not-for-profit organizations on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. The event is intended to help businesses learn about incentives to save money on energy bills and improve facilities and fleets.
Lerch Kelly, Jensen and Sebastiano receive Key4Women Achieve Awards
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 06:00 pm
KeyBank has announced Kathleen Lerch Kelly, owner of Precision Landscaping, and Bonnie Jensen and Donna Sebastiano, owners of Tresses, received Key4Women Achieve Awards during the Northtowns and Southtowns fifth annual Key4Women Achieve Award receptions.
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Knights of Columbus Council No. 14622 hosts sixth annual spaghetti dinner
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 06:00 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 23, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Knights of Columbus Council No. 14622 will host its sixth annual spaghetti dinner. The event will run from 3-7 p.m. in the Shrine cafeteria, 1023 Swann Road, Lewiston.
Bernina dealer to host workshop with Elaine Cibelli and Elva Mungai in East Aurora
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 06:00 pm
Bernina of America, a premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, has announced Aurora Sewing Center, a Bernina dealer with two locations in upstate New York, is hosting a two-day "Software Bonanza" with Bernina educators Elaine Cibelli and Elva Mungai.
Brown, Collins push ECIDA to keep Delaware North in Buffalo
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 08:55 am
Buffalo Mayor Bryon Brown, a Democrat, and Republican Congressman Chris Collins have co-signed a letter urging the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to do what is necessary to keep Delaware North headquartered in downtown Buffalo.
Town of Niagara Lions plan annual Veterans Day ceremony
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 04:00 pm
On Monday, Nov. 11, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness clubs will host their annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at Veterans Heights Park, located at the intersection of Lawson and Bellreng drives in the Town of Niagara.
Niagara Electric Lights Parade winners announced
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:50 pm
The winners were announced for the Niagara Electric Lights Parade held along Military Road in the Town of Niagara. The parade was judged by NY-PENN Judging Association Inc.
Niagara County Builders Association to elect officers
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:45 pm
The Niagara County Builders Association will hold its November meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Hideaway Grille in North Tonawanda.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office dispatches State Police
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:40 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office 911 center has begun dispatching for the New York State Police barracks in both Lockport and the Town of Niagara.
15th International Survivors of Suicide Day program scheduled
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:40 pm
The 15th annual International Survivors of Suicide Day program, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will take place from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in the Buffalo Psychiatric Center's Butler Rehabilitation Center Auditorium on the center's main campus, 400 Forest Ave., Buffalo.
NCCC to honor veterans at annual ceremony
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:40 pm
Niagara County Community College will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at NCCC's Veterans Memorial Park, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
First Niagara's building renovation shows commitment to Niagara County and efficiency initiatives
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:35 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. has announced the completion of the renovation and efficiency upgrades to its administrative center at 6950 S. Transit Road in Lockport.
Ceretto promotes 'Veterans Information Day' with Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co.
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto is working with the Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. to promote a "Veterans Information Day." The event will take place at the Lewiston No. 2 Fire Co. firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road, on Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m.
Ceretto's office available to help constituents re-register for STAR recipients
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto is making his office available to constituents to help them with STAR re-registration.
Basic STAR recipients urged to register to continue to receive tax breaks
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:35 pm
State Sen. George D. Maziarz and Assemblyman John Ceretto urge Basic STAR recipients to re-register for the school tax savings program in order to continue receiving benefits.
Heading off the beaten path: Top 10 dog-friendly hidden gems that are too good to miss
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 07:00 am
America is a dog-friendly place, and there are fun places to take your favorite pooch everywhere you look. However, tucked just out of view on the road not traveled, there are some wonderful places that don't just welcome dogs - they go above and beyond to make them a true part of the whole experience.
Seneca Casinos salutes military with gaming and buffet offers this Veterans Day
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 07:00 am
This Veterans Day, for active and retired members of the military, all three Seneca Casinos in Western New York will offer rewards in honor of their services. All those with a valid military or veterans ID card may stop by any property Monday, Nov. 11, to receive $10 in free slot play.
Cuomo announces re-opening of Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 02:05 pm
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of Phase 1 of the restoration of Prospect Point, which is one of the most popular areas of Niagara Falls State Park. The ribbon-cutting took place at the same time that ground was broken for Phase 2 of the restoration project. The project is part of Governor Cuomo's NY Works program.

"Niagara Falls State Park is one of Western New York's most valuable tourism assets - a stunning natural wonder that attracts millions of visitors from all across the world each year," Cuomo said. "Under our NY Works program, we have completed the first phase of restoring Prospect Point as part of an ongoing project to improve the state park and enhance the experience of those who come to visit. Coupled with our efforts to revitalize the community of Niagara Falls, this investment in the park will help attract more visitors, boost tourism in the whole region, and grow the local economy."

DiNapoli: $4 million available for veterans to expand their businesses
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 01:00 pm
With Veterans Day coming, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today spotlighted the availability of $4 million in competitive fixed-rate small business loans for military veterans through the New York Business Development Corp.
Next-generation crystallography: UB and partner institutions awarded $25 million to develop new X-ray imaging of biomolecules
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 01:00 pm
The University at Buffalo, representing a national consortium of eight research universities and institutes, has been awarded a prestigious $25-million Science and Technology Center grant from the National Science Foundation to transform the field of structural biology, including drug development, using X-ray lasers.
UB's anti-bullying expert says bystanders can make a difference
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 12:45 pm
The Miami Dolphins scandal raises questions about the role bystanders who may witness bullying can play, said Amanda B. Nickerson, Ph.D., director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo.
NU alumna credits undergraduate training for life-saving actions
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 12:45 pm
On May 5, Samantha Elliott, while working the overnight shift as a night auditor at the Renaissance Del Monte Lodge Hotel & Spa in Pittsford, responded to the room of a guest who had suffered an apparent heart attack. Upon her arrival, she took immediate and lifesaving actions by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, until she was relieved by responding personnel.
Affordable Care Act forum to be held at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 12:45 pm
A public forum on the Affordable Care Act will be held at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from noon to 2 p.m. The public forum will be presented by members of the Bene-Care Agency and hosted by the Niagara Falls New York Chamber of Commerce. All individuals and businesses with questions about upcoming changes to health care are encouraged to attend this free forum to have their questions answered.
 


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