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New Dunkin' Donuts restaurant opens in Amherst near University at Buffalo campus
Sat, May 17th 2014 11:45 am
Dunkin' Donuts recently announced the opening of its newest Buffalo-area restaurant at 1280 Sweet Home Road in Amherst. A grand opening celebration offering gift baskets, giveaways and prizes for guests will be held Saturday, May 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.
'Girls Night Out' fundraiser benefits WNY Ovarian Cancer Project
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
On Friday, June 6, Dr. Juliana Marciniak is hosting the second annual "Girls Night Out" fundraiser, from 6-9 p.m. at Peak Performance Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 2625 Delaware Ave. This event will benefit the work of the WNY Ovarian Cancer Project.
Lew-Port presents $41.2 mil budget
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education will present a $41.2 million spending plan to the voters of the district Tuesday, May 20.
Youngstown Police reinstate ride-along program
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
For years, police officers in departments throughout Western New York have been struggling to build positive relationships with the public. By incorporating a ride-along program, many are hopeful, including Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds, that police can void the gap between what people think happens on a typical shift on patrol and what actually happens.
Bridgewater senior housing plan back to stage one
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston is taking a wait-and-see approach following Thursday's determination in State Supreme Court that now places the Bridgewater senior housing proposal back into the hands of the town.
Village of Lewiston: Collesano seeks re-election as mayor
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
Terry C. Collesano has announced his candidacy as mayor for the Village of Lewiston.
Lewiston-Porter seeking host families
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter High School is in need of host families for its International Student Diploma Program.
Town of Niagara: Town clerk becomes deputy supervisor
Fri, May 16th 2014 05:00 pm
Town of Niagara Town Clerk Sylvia Virtuoso was unanimously chosen Wednesday by the Town Board to be deputy supervisor and oversee town business in the absence of Supervisor Steve Richards.
'Click It or Ticket' campaign to begin
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
The number of fatal crashes doubled on Niagara County roadways from 2012 to 2013. One out of 10 drivers still refuses to buckle up.
Search continues for Lewiston resident
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Area law enforcement agencies are continuing their search for a Lewiston resident who was reportedly fishing in a boat in Lake Ontario Wednesday and failed to return.
Armed Forces Day at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
On Saturday, May 17, Armed Forces Day, Old Fort Niagara will offer free family admission to all active duty military and veterans from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On both days, visitors will see musket firings, 18th century skills demonstrations and have the chance to take a guided tour of the fort.
'Spring into Summer' raffle
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of Pekin Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a "Spring into Summer" raffle, Sunday, May 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn (one-quarter mile east of Schimschack's Restaurant).
Voting? For the birds?
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Audubon Society is launching an online contest that will allow supporters to vote on a locally inspired species of bird to feature in its new identity logo.
Alzheimer's Association offers free workshop
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia.
Niagara-Wheatfield residents vote Tuesday on $64.6 million budget
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's annual budget vote and school board election will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Adult Learning Center at the high school, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.

On the ballot will be the district's proposed budget for 2014-15, a transportation proposition and a choice of six candidates for three open board of education seats.

Running for three-year terms on the board will be Dana Andrews, incumbent Christopher Peters, incumbent Richard Halleen, Gina Terbot, Dr. Daniel Haick and Darren Sneed. Previously announced candidate Danny Maerten recently withdrew from the race for personal reasons.

Thumbs down for Quasar's equate in Wheatfield
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday gave residents a chance to comment on the first draft of a local law amendment to ban equate, as well as a chance to meet and question both the environmental attorney and environmental consultant hired to help create the law.
Medical auxiliary plans chicken/rib fundraiser
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:35 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold a dinnertime fundraising event at The Bakery Restaurant on Monday, May 19, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes employees
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:20 pm
More than 300 people attended the Mount St. Mary's employee recognition dinner Wednesday at Antonio's. The dinner was held to recognize those employees who have 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40-year anniversaries from Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Our Lady of Peace and the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center.
Emmylou Harris to perform at Kleinhans Music Hall
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:20 pm
BPO Nation welcomes American musical legend Emmylou Harris to Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris' contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Village of Lewiston accident triggers power outage
Fri, May 16th 2014 03:30 pm
Lewiston police responded with Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. late Thursday night to a one-vehicle accident at Center and North Fifth streets. Upon investigation, patrol reported a 21-year-old male operator struck an electrical pole.
'German Sommerfest' to highlight June events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Fri, May 16th 2014 07:00 am
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village's popular "German Sommerfest" returns on June 21, highlighting several family activities scheduled throughout the month. BNHV is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.
U.S. labor secretary to speak at UB School of Public Health and Health Professions commencement ceremony
Fri, May 16th 2014 07:00 am
Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will speak at the 2014 commencement ceremony for the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions. The 12th annual SPHHP commencement will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the UB Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus.
Higgins, Weinstein present Amherst WWII veteran with Bronze Star
Thu, May 15th 2014 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Town of Amherst Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein recently presented the Bronze Star and additional military commendations to World War II veteran Bruno Yetto.
Niagara Cerebral Palsy golf tournament honors James Catanese
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is holding its 22nd annual "Matthew J. Murphy Jr. On the Tee fore NCP" golf tournament, June 13 at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, 4560 Creek Road, Lewiston. Registration and lunch are at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit NCP's adult vocational program.

The event will celebrate the agency's 60th anniversary, in addition to unveiling a new award, "The Chairman's Award." This year's recipient is James Catanese.

New York state jobless rate falls to lowest level in more than 5 years
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
New York state's unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percent to 6.7 percent, its lowest level since December 2008, according to preliminary figures released by the New York State Department of Labor.
Mount St. Mary's sponsors annual 'A Father's Day Gift of Love and Life' prostate cancer screening
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
In celebration of Father's Day and National Men's Health Month, the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center is sponsoring the annual "A Father's Day Gift of Love and Life" free Prostate Cancer Screening June 9-14.
National Fuel offers flooding precautions
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:50 pm
National Fuel offers customers the following information should they experience flooding in their basements:
Animal welfare advocates urge New York lawmakers to protect pets at 'Voices for Animals Day'
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:50 pm
New Yorkers concerned about animal welfare converged on the State Capitol in Albany for New York "Voices for Animals Day" on Wednesday to lobby for stronger state laws to protect pets across the state.
Niagara Catholic welcomes new National Junior Honor Society members
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School recently welcomed several new grade seven members to the National Junior Honor Society.
Niagara Catholic presents donation to Bishop Richard Malone
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
During a recent visit to Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Buffalo Diocese, was presented with a sizable donation to benefit Catholic Charities.
International Tourism Association awards NU student, names NU professor president
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara University was well represented at a conference held in Las Vegas for an international association of hospitality and tourism educators.
Jim Kelly reflects on his cancer battle; future of Buffalo Bills
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
As Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly returned home to continue his battle with mouth cancer, he took time Wednesday to meet with WBBZ-TV Vice President and General Manager Bob Koshinski for a television interview to update everyone in Western New York and across #BillsNation on his health, family and involvement with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the sale of the Buffalo Bills.
New York Lottery announces winning TAKE 5 ticket sold in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:35 pm
The New York Lottery has announced a top prizewinning ticket for the May 12 TAKE 5 drawing was sold at the Tops Markets at 7200 Niagara Falls Blvd., in Niagara Falls. The ticket is worth $16,055.50.
NY Sea Grant offers clean and safe boating tips with 2014 'Water Mouse' exhibit
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:45 pm
New York Sea Grant shares clean and safe boating tips as the new "Discover Clean & Safe Boating" educational vessel travels to venues throughout upstate New York through the 2014 boating season. The top 10 list of tips from New York Sea Grant is designed to help boaters be safe, environmentally friendly and legal on New York's recreational waters:
Lewiston Community Lions receive beautification grant
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:00 pm
Lewiston Community Lions Club member Lori Caso, public affairs spokeswoman for Waste Management, presented Lion's Club President Ron Craft a check for a Waste Management/Keep America Beautiful grant. The money will assist the Lions Club in cleanup and beautification efforts in the Lewiston/Sanborn community.
Cancer survivor Wasserman Schultz joins Higgins, Roswell Park to highlight progress, next steps in cancer prevention, treatment
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:30 pm
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and WNY Congressman Brian Higgins recognized National Women's Health Week with a tour of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Center for Personalized Medicine and a discussion about the future of cancer treatment and prevention.
'Vines & Wines' to benefit OUN
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Tickets are now on sale for the May 21 event "Vines & Wines" to benefit the horticulture program and its participants with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Pet Supplies Plus Saturday
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will visit Pet Supplies Plus Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Meet adoptable dogs Loree and Joey. Photos and information on these and all their animals are available online at www.heartofniagara.org.
Niagara University: 26 inducted into Sigma Alpha Sigma honor society
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Sigma Alpha Sigma, the undergraduate honor society of Niagara University, inducted new members during its 81st annual tapping ceremony on April 26 at the Castellani Art Museum.
Higgins welcomes GSA initiative on reuse of Dillon Courthouse
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, welcomed an announcement by the U.S. General Services Administration that it is issuing a "request for information" seeking ideas for the reuse of the Dillon Courthouse building, which sits vacant along Niagara Square in Buffalo.