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WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T set to address community issues through technology
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:45 pm
WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T, the first ever daylong "hackathon" dedicated to solving local civic issues in the region, will challenge teams to faceoff to deliver the best civic technological solution in a 13-hour period for the following local issues: housing/property blight, transportation and advocacy/public policy.
Higgins invites Response to Love Center's Sister Johnice and Niagara University President Maher to DC for events with Pope Francis
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins will be joined this week by Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., as he travels to Washington, D.C., for a visit by Pope Francis to the U.S.
P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids opens
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
Area women have a new resource for health management, education, referral and advocacy as Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center opens its new P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids.
Domestic violence workshop planned as part of tribute garden opening
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
Lisa Regina, an actress, educator, filmmaker and founder of A Write To Heal Inc., will address domestic violence in dramatic monologues during a workshop Sept. 25 and also during the opening ceremony of the WNY Tribute Garden in Isle View Park on Sept. 26.
Plasterers recruit apprentices
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Plasterers, Local Union No. 9, will conduct a recruitment from Oct. 7 through Sept. 7, 2016, for five plasterer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced.
Higgins: $6.6 million contract for Cleveland BioLabs
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced Buffalo biopharmaceutical company Cleveland BioLabs Inc. has been awarded a grant of up to $6.6 million from the Department of Defense. This award will fund a clinical study designed to support a biologics license application for entolimodas, a medical radiation countermeasure.
Retail therapy for you and Rover: Chain stores you probably didn't know allowed pets
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:35 pm
For many pet lovers, bringing a furry friend along on a shopping trip would be the perfect way to spend a day. While many big-name chain stores do have a "service dogs only" policy, you may be surprised to know a number of them will, in fact, allow you to shop with your shih-Tzu or browse with your bulldog.
Pieces of the Past: Cambria Historical Museum
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 12:10 pm
For those focusing on local history in the Town of Cambria, there's an awful lot of ground (and years) to cover.
Pet blessing set for St. Martin's
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 11:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host its fourth annual pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, on Saturday, Oct. 3.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 21
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
The fourth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities will take place Saturday, Nov. 21.
One Island, One Team to receive award
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
One Island, One Team Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has been chosen to receive the Community Partnership Award at the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse's annual meeting luncheon.
Flu, pneumonia shot clinic set
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
The Visiting Nurses Association will be at the North Tonawanda Senior Center, 110 Goundry St., from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 for a flu and pneumonia shot clinic.
Plaza: Residential exits remain a concern as Paladino pitches 'beautiful' 'gateway' to Village of Lewiston
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
What poses a bigger threat to community safety: Cars and trucks exiting onto Center Street, or onto residential roads?
Business grows in Youngstown
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
Anyone driving through Youngstown's Main Street business section recently has seen construction fences and vehicles on the river side of the street.
Apple Harvest Festival in Newfane
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:10 pm
The Newfane Historical Society presents its Apple Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Country Village, 2685 West Creek Road.
A dream come true: Partnership breaks ground on The Niagara community center
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:10 pm
When he was a child, Gary Hall spent a lot of time playing with his friends at parks, schools and other facilities in Niagara Falls, taking advantage of the Boys & Girls Club on 17th Street and other programs. But there wasn't a dedicated recreation site for them to attend.
Enjoy the Harvest: Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show celebrating 32 years
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 11:35 am
One of the River Region's favorite fall festivals of the year will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
Buffalo Sabres: Injuries Sideline Ristolainen, McCormick
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 11:25 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen will miss the first 7-10 days of the team's training camp with an upper-body injury.
Pieces of the Past: Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:45 am
Over the course of its time in North Tonawanda, more than 3,000 carousels pranced out of the Allan Herschell Co. factory to homes around the world. However, not a single one stayed in the city that produced so many of the attractions -- until 1983, when the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum was born.
Another year of art on Oliver
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:40 am
When she opened Project 308 Art Gallery in North Tonawanda in 2012, Natalie Brown wanted to bring art to a neglected portion of the city where she'd grown up.
Bicycle racks installed in Falls area
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:20 am
On Sept. 8, the Niagara Falls Department of Public Works installed bicycle racks funded by the Creating Healthy Places program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County.
Deb Billoni recognized
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:20 am
Deborah Billoni, chair of the Town of Grand Island Ethics Committee and treasurer of the Grand Island Republican Committee, received a 2015 Business First Woman of Influence Award as a Community Supporter on Sept. 17 during a luncheon in Depew. Billoni has been the director of finance and operations at the International Institute of Buffalo since 2009.
Falcon Fall Fling planned for N-W alumni
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:10 am
All alumni of Niagara-Wheatfield High School are invited to attend the Falcon Fall Fling on Sept. 25 at the Niagara Active Hose fire department hall at 6010 Lockport Road in the Town of Niagara.
M&T Bank to accept school taxes
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:05 am
Taxpayers in the Starpoint Central School District may find it more convenient to pay their school taxes again this year as a result of an agreement between the district and M&T Bank.
Residents sound off about Wheatfield development
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:05 am
Growth seems to be running rampant in the Town of Wheatfield, with developments popping up all over the place. And for many residents, enough is enough.
Debates planned in Twin Cities
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will host two separate candidate debate events, one for each city, this autumn.
Assembly required: Kaegebein playground construction begins
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 08:00 am
Approximately 20 volunteers unloaded numerous pieces of equipment from a large trailer Sept. 11 at Kaegebein Elementary School in the final stages of a long effort to upgrade the school's playground.
Erie County earns credit rating upgrade
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
Wall Street rating agency Fitch Ratings has upgraded Erie County's credit rating from "A" to "A+" and commented favorably on the county's fiscal management. Fitch's announcement follows a three-step rating upgrade by Standard & Poor's in September 2014.
Ortt delivers $85,000 to Niagara County libraries
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $85,000 Thursday to public libraries throughout Niagara County.
Crescendo Campaign announced at BPO opening night
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:55 pm
At the BPO's Opening Night Gala concert, Louis P. Ciminelli, board of trustees chairman, announced the Crescendo Campaign. It's a comprehensive fundraising initiative designed to provide financial stability for the BPO for years to come.
State Parks: $500,000 available to help grassroots groups improve state parks, trails and historic sites
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:55 pm
The state's Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced $500,000 in grants are now available to help organizations to improve state parks, trails and historic sites. The grants are available to Friends Groups of State Parks. The program will be administered by State Parks and Parks & Trails New York.
Buffalo Sabres: 2015 training camp opens
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team will open its training camp on Thursday, Sept. 17, when veteran players are expected to report for testing and physicals. Beginning Friday, Sept. 18, the team's practice sessions at First Niagara Center will be open to the public, with practices being broken down into multiple sessions throughout each day.
NTCC names Michelle Blackley to global media relations role
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:40 pm
Michelle Blackley has been appointed to a newly created position of global media relations for Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp., the tourism and promotion agency for Niagara County. Blackley will be responsible for managing domestic and international travel media coverage for Niagara USA.
Children's mental health outreach program to host free health fair in Niagara Falls
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:20 pm
The Children's Mental Health Outreach Program at New Directions Youth & Family Services will host a free health fair from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. A variety of educators and vendors will be present, and a complementary dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.
2015 Niagara County Peach Festival pre-sale ride tickets can be used in 2016
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:20 pm
Due to the two days of inclement weather preventing thousands from enjoying the 2015 Niagara County Peach Festival at Academy Park last weekend, Amusements of America Ride Co. has agreed to allow discount pre-sale tickets purchased for the 2015 festival to be used at the 2016 Peach Festival.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:05 pm
The Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks has announced the annual permit lottery for the 2015 pheasant-hunting season will take place Monday, Oct. 5. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Wesleyan professor to speak about religious intolerance during Sept. 30 address at NU
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:05 pm
Dr. Peter Gottschalk, a professor of religion at Wesleyan University, will deliver an address Sept. 30 at Niagara University as part of the Henry and Grace McNulty Lecture Series on Religion in the Modern World.
Give for Greatness 2015 grant applications now being accepted
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:05 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced grant applications are now being accepted for its Give for Greatness program.
With $169 million in improvements along Buffalo River underway, Higgins outlines next steps for Buffalo's waterfront
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 10:15 am
In a detailed report highlighting investments leading to the quiet renaissance along the Buffalo River, Congressman Brian Higgins outlined his vision for next steps of action to maintain waterfront momentum and capitalize economically on significant federal resources supporting the environmental revitalization of the Buffalo River.
Robert Moses Parkway: Officials unveil 'build alternative'; view images
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:55 am
Paul Tronolone, senior project manager for the USA Niagara Development Corp., and Thomas Donohue of Parsons presented the "build alternative" plan for the Robert Moses Parkway North at a public information session Tuesday.