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NTCC debuts EXP Niagara at second annual Day of Appreciation; photo gallery
Wed, May 4th 2016 03:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. unveiled the EXP Niagara program Wednesday at a gathering of more than 400 tourism employees. The training curriculum is designed to bolster workers' knowledge of the Niagara USA region to enhance customer service and create a better visitor experience.
River otter pups born at Buffalo Zoo
Wed, May 4th 2016 11:15 am
The Buffalo Zoo has welcomed a litter of North American river otter pups.
Community Missions launches 11th annual Parents' Day Campaign
Tue, May 3rd 2016 08:20 pm
Community Missions launches its 11th annual Parents' Day Campaign this week, giving Niagara residents a chance to honor their fathers and mothers with a gift to support their neighbors in need.
Summer concert schedule announced at Canalside
Tue, May 3rd 2016 07:50 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced, with the support of its sponsors, the Canalside summer 2016 concert lineup. Canalside will host 12 free Thursday concerts from June 9 to Aug. 25.
Aquarium of Niagara hosts 'Seasonings' fundraiser May 12
Tue, May 3rd 2016 03:00 pm
"Seasonings," a premier food and wine-tasting event held at the Aquarium of Niagara, returns Thursday, May 12. The event begins at 6 p.m. at 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls.
Poloncarz, Erie County DSS announce opening of HEAP cooling assistance program
Tue, May 3rd 2016 02:50 pm
Under the federally funded cooling program, eligible households (those meeting HEAP requirements and with at least one member having a documented medical condition) will receive installation of one window air conditioner.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to host 2016 Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival June 17-19
Tue, May 3rd 2016 02:45 pm
Officials from Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and organizers from the Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival announced the fourth annual Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival will take place in Seneca Square, in front of Seneca Niagara, June 17-19.
Village of Lewiston hosts ribbon-cutting for new Morgan Lewis Boardroom
Tue, May 3rd 2016 02:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board cut a ribbon Monday celebrating the grand opening of the new boardroom inside the Red Brick Municipal Building.
'Safety and Health in the Art Studio' workshop at Lockside Art Center
Tue, May 3rd 2016 09:45 am
Lockside Art Center, as part of its community service programs, presents the "Safety and Health in the Art Studio" workshop, a six-hour training session for area artists, art teachers and students.
Erie County: Hazardous household waste drop-off event happens Saturday
Tue, May 3rd 2016 09:40 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in cooperation with the Northwest and Northeast Southtowns solid waste management boards, Erie Community College and the Town of Amherst, are preparing for a household hazardous waste drop-off event to be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 7.
Adoption STAR hosts annual 'Birth Mother's Day Celebration'
Tue, May 3rd 2016 09:40 am
Adoption STAR is hosting its annual "Birth Mother's Day Celebration" from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the at the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, Buffalo.
Lewiston Lions support Camp Duffield
Tue, May 3rd 2016 09:00 am
It was another full house at the Lewiston Lions April dinner meeting as Mary and Bill Owens spoke to the membership about an organization close to their hearts: Camp Duffield.
Poloncarz, county health commissioner, community partners announce 'Reap Program' to help combat opioid abuse epidemic
Mon, May 2nd 2016 04:40 pm
The REAP Program - which stands for rapid evaluation, appropriate placement - is modeled after a concept used in Gloucester, Massachusetts, that helped to see that community's property crime rate decrease 31 percent after it was implemented.
Higgins announces bill to include rail disaster preparedness in federal fire grant program
Mon, May 2nd 2016 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced introduction of the Fire Department Proper Response and Equipment Prioritization Act (H.R.4765), a bill aimed at better equipping emergency personnel responding to train derailment accidents.
Undergraduate research conference highlights work of Niagara University students
Mon, May 2nd 2016 04:35 pm
Korinne Thorne investigated the use of curcumin-mediated photodynamic therapy in the treatment of cervical cancer.
Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service: U.S., Canada agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Mon, May 2nd 2016 02:05 pm
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty will be honored at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the 19th annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
Volunteers invited for May 7 'I Love My Park Day' event at Reinstein Woods
Mon, May 2nd 2016 02:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation invites the public to "Cache In, Trash Out" Saturday, May 7, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in the Town of Cheektowaga, as part of "I Love My Park Day" events.
Buffalo Philharmonic honors veterans at Memorial Day concerts
Mon, May 2nd 2016 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic celebrates the American spirit and honors the men and women who have served this country at "Star Spangled Pops" on May 27-28.
Ortt's bill to improve school emergency plans signed into law
Mon, May 2nd 2016 02:00 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced Monday a provision of his legislation to require mandatory lockdown drills in school districts across the state has been signed into law as part of the recently enacted $155.6 billion New York state budget.
Memorial's ER1 Emergency Department registers patient wait time improvements
Mon, May 2nd 2016 02:00 pm
Team members at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently gathered to celebrate reductions in the time it takes to render care to ER1 Emergency Department patients.
NU Family Business Center explains 'Understanding the Family Business'
Mon, May 2nd 2016 12:55 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center hosted a breakfast forum April 5 on the topic "Understanding the Family Business."
$50,000 national grant awarded to Niagara University community service initiative
Mon, May 2nd 2016 09:15 am
Niagara University is one of three postsecondary institutions in the country - and one of seven organizations of any kind - to receive a $50,000 grant through NobleCause, a grant competition mobilizing volunteers to address the greatest challenges facing their communities.
Marquette, Michigan, wins title of Kraft 'Hockeyville' USA 2016, Buffalo Sabres game
Sat, Apr 30th 2016 07:00 pm
Marquette, Michigan, has been named Kraft "Hockeyville" USA 2016 - the most passionate hockey community in America.
Higgins raises awareness of autism with House speech
Sat, Apr 30th 2016 10:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke about autism spectrum disorder in a speech on the House Floor as part of Autism Awareness Month. The month of April is used to shine light on ASD, increase knowledge of the condition, and embrace those who are affected by it.
2016 Rain Barrel Painting Contest showcases creativity, conservation
Sat, Apr 30th 2016 10:25 am
The fourth annual contest included entries from 57 schools and organizations throughout Erie and Niagara counties, an increase of five entries from 2015, with each group painting a retrofitted syrup concentrate barrel provided by Coca-Cola.
DEC issues guidance to avoid conflicts with coyotes
Sat, Apr 30th 2016 10:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued guidance on preventing conflicts between people and coyotes as spring temperatures approach and coyotes increase foraging.
Land Conservancy Speaker Series presents: Doug Tallamy in 'Rebuilding Nature's Relationships at Home'
Sat, Apr 30th 2016 07:00 am
As a follow-up to Earth Day, the Western New York Land Conservancy is bringing award-winning author Doug Tallamy to the UB Center for the Arts for a presentation on the critical importance of native plants for the ecology and vibrancy of this region.
Town of Lewiston: Residents' letter to board gets response
Sat, Apr 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board worked at covering a few of the bases at Monday's relatively short but active regular meeting.
Trane seeks Lewiston highway superintendent appointment
Sat, Apr 30th 2016 07:00 am
Dave Trane has announced he is seeking the Lewiston Town Board's appointment as town highway superintendent. Additionally, he is running for the office in the November election.
SCAP: Thanks for 20 years of support
Sat, Apr 30th 2016 07:00 am
What started out two decades ago on Love Road in Bud and Ella Abate's driveway has turned into the biggest garage on the Island.
Chamber Gala photo collage
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 10:55 pm
PHOTOS: The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, April 29, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Town of Grand Island concerned with deletion of files
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 06:45 pm
The orderly transition of power in town government in January wasn't so orderly, according to Islander Rus Thompson, who has told media outlets he filed a complaint with the Erie County District Attorney's Office about the deletion of files from the Town Hall computer during the changeover of town supervisor from Mary Cooke to Nathan McMurray.
In the end, Emmett, Levine and Moore Triumph
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 05:05 pm
They were a "Rock-n-Roll Machine" known for their annual stops at Kleinhans and later the Buffalo Aud. The Canadian power trio Triumph, featuring Rik Emmett, Mike Levine and Gil Moore, defined the arena rock era with a powerful stage show complete with lasers and a healthy dose of pyrotechnics.
Work begins on Nikola Tesla Monument at Niagara Falls State Park
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 05:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced preparations will begin next week for the special attention and reestablishment of the Nikola Tesla monument at Niagara Falls State Park.
NIMAC has Niagara Falls base's back
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 04:45 pm
Sometime next month, when a C-130 lifts into the air above the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, it will be the final deployment from the base by the 914th Airlift Wing using the huge military transport aircraft.
JB Aaron and the Brethren takes Smokin Joe's Native Center house band title
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 03:45 pm
JB Aaron and the Brethren won the top prize of $750 and the right to be Smokin Joe's Native Center's house band during the "Search for the Sound of Smokin Joe's" event in downtown Niagara Falls.
Town of Niagara Farmers market to debut Mother's Day
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 03:45 pm
Looking to wind down your weekends with a new Sunday tradition? On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8, the Town of Niagara will launch its first farmers market at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Votes welcome for Dumpster mural contest
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 03:40 pm
Four locally based community groups each hand-painted a Dumpster to demonstrate their vision of what Earth Day means to them. This year's participants included Girl Scout Troop 70072 of Ransomville, and students of Tonawanda High School, Ken West High School and the Charter School for Applied Technologies Middle School.
Village of Lewiston seeks funding for July 4 fireworks
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:30 pm
As summer approaches, the Village of Lewiston has begun planning for the annual July 4 fireworks display.
National Fuel files first rate increase proposal since 2007 for Western New York
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 11:05 am
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. announced it filed a request with the New York State Public Service Commission to increase utility base rates for the first time in more than nine years.