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'Battle for Empire' returns to Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:30 am
Old Fort Niagara will hold its 35th annual "French and Indian War Encampment" July 4-6. The event is the largest re-enactment of the year at the fort and features hundreds of authentically clad French, British and Native American participants.
Tour of Kitchens names 2014 winners
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:30 am
The annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens & Homes has named its 2014 winners. The event was held June 7-8 in the River Region.
Silver, Sweeney: Moratorium on hydrofracking approved
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 09:05 pm
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Environmental Conservation Committee Chairman Robert Sweeney today announced the Assembly passed legislation establishing a statewide, three-year moratorium to allow for further study of hydraulic fracturing, a horizontal drilling process used to extract natural gas and oil, and its potential to contaminate drinking water supplies and harm the environment.
Seneca Gaming Corp. hosts career fair June 19
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:50 pm
Seneca Gaming Corp. will host a career fair Thursday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, located at 1 Fulton St., in downtown Buffalo. Recruiters will be available to meet with job-seekers for hundreds of positions throughout all three casino properties in Western New York as well as for the corporation itself.
Higgins, Service Collaborative of WNY announce $1.3 million for program to provide tutoring in Buffalo schools
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced The Service Collaborative of WNY Inc. has been awarded $1,369,762 in AmeriCorps funding to sustain the "AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education" program by supporting 100 full-time and 64 minimum-time/summer "ABLE" members.
Explore & More announces its 'Summer Friday Family Fun' schedule for Canalside
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:45 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum will be returning to Canalside with free family outdoor fun every Friday, June 20, through Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Andrea Klyczek appointed board officer for American Chamber of Commerce in Canada
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:45 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency announced today Andrea Klyczek, NCIDA director of marketing, has been named an officer on the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada managing board.
Lewiston beautification continues
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:45 pm
Lewiston is already "hooked" on fishing, so it's fitting the fish sculptures near the "Welcome to Lewiston" sign at the Lewiston exit (25A) are getting a brand new look.
Grisanti blasts 'state citizenship' for illegal immigrants in New York
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:45 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60th, today strongly objected to a proposal that would allow undocumented immigrants to become New York state citizens. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Gustavo Rivera of the Bronx, would apply to approximately 2.7 million residents of New York.
Higgins asks State Parks to go back to drawing board on proposed police station
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is applauding a decision by New York state to halt preliminary site preparation work on a project to locate a new State Parks Police station on the Niagara Falls gorge.
YMCA makes $175,000 investment
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:00 pm
An investment of more than $175,000 will enhance the wellness centers at the Ken-Ton, Southtowns, William-Emslie and Delaware YMCA branches. Included in the upgrade are six new adaptive motion trainers, 13 upright bikes, 12 recumbent bikes and 31 cycling bikes.
Buffalo a top market for Stanley Cup clincher
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 03:50 pm
The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup Friday night with a double-overtime 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. The thrilling contest averaged 6.0 million viewers, making it the most-watched Game 5 in six years.
Grisanti legislation allows schools districts to raise additional revenue for classroom
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 12:00 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti announced today he has sponsored and passed legislation in the Senate that would allow the board of education of any school district to enter into a contract for the sale of advertising space on school athletic fields owned or leased by the school district. The school district would keep 100 percent of the revenue.
Grandpaws expanding; taking over Fourth and Center
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 10:00 am
It will be a pet lover's dream come true July 2 when Grandpaws Pet Emporium moves into its new location at 402 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. Owner Andrew Bell is renting the entire Fourth and Center streets property in order to expand his popular business, add more food, treat and toy lines, open a pet-friendly café, and adopt out cats to loving homes.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey seeks Mike Johnson's removal
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 09:45 am
You can say one thing about Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey since he has taken office: Once he sets his mind on something - good, bad or indifferent - he certainly acts on it.
Cancer survivors recognized at Lewiston/Niagara Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 08:00 am
Cheryl Martin, one of three co-chairs on the Lewiston/Niagara Relay For Life committee, has been an involved member of this American Cancer Society event for 14 years.

Cancer impacts the lives of some of the people closest to our hearts, and that is part of the reason for Martin's, as well as many other participants', involvement.

PRSA Buffalo Niagara hosts 25th annual Excalibur Awards
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 07:00 am
Broadway has the Tony's, Hollywood has Oscar and Emmy, and Buffalo has the Excalibur. King Arthur's legendary sword symbolizes outstanding achievement in the practice of professional public relations.
Canalside hosts meeting for micro-enterprises and Minority, women-owned businesses and organizations
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 07:00 am
Global Spectrum, the management company operating Canalside, is hosting a meeting to better acquaint micro-enterprises, as well as minority and women-owned corporations, organizations and vendors, with opportunities to do business at Buffalo's waterfront destination.
Officials: No traffic problems with first 'Tuesdays in the Park' concert
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 10:40 pm
Local leaders were pleasantly surprised the first "Tuesdays in the Park" concert at Artpark didn't run into any thruway construction-related traffic problems this week. Just one month ago, they had expressed serious concern motorists would experience long delays heading into and out of the Village of Lewiston on event nights as a result of I-190 lane restrictions in front of the New York Power Authority.
The NACC celebrates 10th annual 'Beyond the Barrel'
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:50 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center will host the 10th annual "Beyond the Barrel Art Exhibition" June 21-Aug 24.
Ceretto, Maziarz ask Parks Department to reconsider plan for Niagara Gorge police station
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, and State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-I-Newfane, today sent a letter to the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation asking the agency to reconsider a plan to place a new, 7,000-square-foot Parks Police station on the Niagara River Gorge.
Gillibrand, Higgins announce 5-year, $1.4m award for summer cancer research programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:35 pm
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins have announced $280,332 in 2014 funding for Roswell Park Cancer Institute's summer research experience programs in cancer sciences and oncology in Buffalo. This federal funding, part of a five-year, $1.4 million allocation, will be used to engage college and medical school students in research and clinical internships.
Anti-Quasar activists head to Albany
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
Wheatfield residents Monica Daigler and Julie Otto spent the day in Albany on Tuesday lobbying for legislation to require food produced with fertilizer made from sewage sludge to be labeled. They were hosted by Assemblyman John Ceretto (R-C-I-Lewiston), State Sen. George Maziarz (R-C-I-Newfane) and Assemblyman Ray Walter (R-C-I-Amherst).
Rabid raccoon confirmed in Lockport
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
Laboratory results for a raccoon found recently on High Street in the area of Beattie Road, Lockport, are positive for rabies. This confirmation is not a normal occurrence; the Niagara County Department of Health would like to advise the public of what they can do to protect themselves against rabies.
Niagara Falls Memorial receives OK to pursue Niagara-Orleans health care coalition
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received state approval to form a two-county coalition to help reform the state's Medicaid system.
Celebrate Flag Day 2014 on Buffalo's waterfront
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
Veterans and the public are invited to join the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park (One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo; and the Rotary Club of Buffalo Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m. for their annual Flag Day celebration at the 100-foot-tall Rotary flagpole.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes Indian rhino calf
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the birth of a female Indian rhino calf produced by artificial insemination.

The baby rhino, weighing in at 144 pounds, was born to mother Tashi on June 5 at the Buffalo Zoo.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises launches first ever evening cruise
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
History was made when the first evening cruise in Niagara Falls' history shoved off from the dock at Hornblower Niagara Cruises earlier this month.
Union members ratify labor agreement at Memorial's Schoellkopf Health Center
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:25 pm
Employees at the Schoellkopf Health Center have unanimously approved a three-year wage and benefit agreement covering licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, unit clerks and laundry aides.
WNY Regional Economic Development Council, DePaul Properties announce opening of Riverside Apartments in Buffalo
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:15 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council has joined DePaul Properties to celebrate the opening of Riverside Apartments in Buffalo. The 68-unit affordable housing development is completed on the strength of a $3.25 million award it received as part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Council initiative. The project created more than 350 local construction jobs and 40 new, permanent jobs. Funds awarded by the WNYREDC will help generate more than $21 million in economic activity for the region.
Mount St. Mary's earns re-accreditation for CT scanning
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.
Two Seneca Casino resorts earn TripAdvisor award for third straight year
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:10 pm
For the third year in a row, TripAdvisor - known as "the world's largest travel site" - has bestowed its prestigious Certificate of Excellence upon both Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls and Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca.
Senate passes CPR in Schools bill
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:00 pm
The New York State Senate passed legislation today, sponsored by Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, that would enable high school students to be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated defibrillators.
Multimillion-dollar cars could set world records at Mecum Seattle Auction this weekend on NBCSN
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:50 pm
NBCSN will present more than 15 hours of Mecum Auctions coverage this weekend, including a pair of multimillion-dollar cars that could set world records at auction, starting Friday at 8 p.m.
Niagara County GOP chair: 'It's time to review county ethics and disclosure policy'
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:50 pm
Niagara County Republican Chairman Scott Kiedrowski said this week it is time for the County Legislature to review its ethics and disclosure policies with the goal of increasing public transparency and accountability.
Memorial Medical Center recruits four physicians to staff
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will welcome four talented physicians to its staff during the next several months.
Seneca Casinos offers two fireworks displays for the public this July
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:40 pm
Seneca Casinos will host some of the most extravagant fireworks displays in Western New York to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day holiday. Each of the two Seneca Casino resort properties, in Niagara Falls and Salamanca, will host these exciting and memorable events, which are free and open to the public.
Higgins amendment ensures preclearance at northern border remains unaffected
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, successfully passed an amendment to H.R. 3488, a bill that sets forth conditions for the Department of Homeland Security to establish preclearance facilities and operations outside of the country. Higgins' amendment clarified the new provisions would apply only at airports and not land ports of entry, such as the Peace Bridge.
Higgins wins approval for amendment to protect community development block grant funds to Niagara Falls
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:35 pm
Earlier this week, Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, won approval in the House of Representatives for an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill that will protect more than $2.2 million in federal funding to the City of Niagara Falls. The Higgins amendment was included in the final bill approved.
Community Missions golfs 'Fore' a cause
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:15 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier will host its 13th annual "Par Fore a Mission Golf Classic" Wednesday, June 18, at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston.