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Annual Opportunities Unlimited Celebrity Bartending Night fundraiser at Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 01:15 pm
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. is hosting Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's annual Celebrity Bartending Night from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. The event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities the agency serves.
DEC: Pool owners sought to participate in citizen science survey to identify invasive beetle
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 01:00 pm
Pool owners are invited to join in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation fifth annual Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) swimming pool survey now through Aug. 30 to help keep watch for these exotic, invasive beetles before they cause serious damage to forests and street trees.
Billoni: Recognizing America, Russell Salvatore
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 11:15 am
On Monday, July 4, America recognized its 240th birthday. Independence Day is a celebration in the United States to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which was signed on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress.
KeyCorp closes acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 11:00 am
KeyCorp announced Friday that closed its acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group Inc. Systems and client conversion is expected during the fourth quarter of 2016, subject to pending regulatory approval by the office of the comptroller of the currency for the merger of First Niagara Bank into KeyBank.
Buffalo Zoo bids farewell to Sulawesi crested macaque
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 11:00 am
The Sulawesi crested macaque will be leaving the Buffalo Zoo on Thursday, Aug. 4.
Alan Hastings named 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival chairman
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 11:00 am
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President the Rev. Tom Mason announced Alan Hastings was named chairman of the 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival. The 59th annual Lewiston event will take place Sept. 9-11 at Academy Park on Center Street.
DEC announces improvements to brownfield cleanup program
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 10:40 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted amendments to the brownfield cleanup program, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Unique events at Niagara County Fair
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:15 am
Mid-summer has hit Western New York, and with it comes Cornell Cooperative Extension's annual Niagara County Fair, running all day from Wednesday, Aug. 3, to Sunday, Aug. 7. The fair will feature an array of activities from mountain bike stunt shows to barnyard Olympics in addition to live music, rides, contests and food.
Erie County Legislature OKs local law to revise charter
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Erie County Legislature approved a local law that includes more than 50 revisions to the county charter that change how government operates.
Knights present scholarships
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 has announced the recipients of four $250 scholarships to Grand Island students.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church youth group makes pilgrimage to France
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
A church youth group has returned from a pilgrimage that served to help them grow in their faith and connect to an Island hero who is honored 5,000 miles from home.
Polarized politics is the result of representing polarized Americans
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
"America is polarized. Our political parties are highly polarized and the American electorate is highly polarized," writes University at Buffalo political scientist James E. Campbell.
Brewed and Bottled set to open in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Chris Budde and his wife, Jessica, will open Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop Friday in the Grandpaws plaza on the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Spirit of the Eighties to include young musicians
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
The mission of the Spirit of the Eighties at Lewiston's Academy Park is "Celebrating the music of the past. ... Supporting the music of the future."
Chamber donates to NRAA
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Paul Jackson, president of the Niagara River Anglers Association, visited the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce office to accept a check donation presented on behalf of the chamber's board of directors. Proceeds came from this year's Lewiston Smelt Festival.
Battle of La Belle Famille marker dedicated in Youngstown
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Through the efforts of the Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee, Town of Porter Historical Society, Niagara County Historian Catherine Emerson, and Old Fort Niagara, a new historic marker was dedicated July 24 at the intersection of Main, Water and Lockport streets in Youngstown.
Town of Lewiston approves voluntary water use ban
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Water use is becoming more restrictive in Lewiston.
ECHDC, Outer Harbor Management Group reveal unique new benches created for Wilkeson Pointe
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 02:40 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the new Outer Harbor Management Group today showed off the six new benches created by students at The Foundry in Buffalo.
Community Papers closing a loss for WNY; NFP stands ready to assist
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 02:15 pm
Community Papers of Western New York announced Monday that its local newspapers would cease publishing, as the parent company shuts its doors.
In honor of National Chicken Wing Day, National Buffalo Wing Festival announces inaugural Chicken Wing 5K Run
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 02:10 pm
In honor of National Chicken Wing Day, the National Buffalo Wing Festival is proud to announce the first-ever Chicken Wing 5K Run in downtown Buffalo on Sept. 4 (11 a.m.). The event is sponsored by BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York.
Editorial: 'No excuses - get your breast cancer screening'
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 11:35 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is now one of the greatest crusaders for breast cancer screening in the nation since the announcement in May 2015 that his longtime partner, Sandra Lee, was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Multiple burglaries on Grand Island
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:45 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard is warning residents of Grand Island to secure their residences and vehicles after a string of break-ins over a 24-hour period.
State to protect bald eagles at Strawberry Island
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:40 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation have enacted a plan to protect bald eagles that are nesting on Strawberry Island in the Niagara River.
Cuomo signs expanded 'Move Over Law'
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation July 21 expanding New York state's "Move Over Law" to include volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.
SABAH introduces kickball festival
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:15 am
Spirited Athletes Bold at Heart, an organization providing adaptive recreation and physical education for disabled individuals, will host its first kickball festival.
Town of Wheatfield: Board votes to borrow funds for 2 sewer projects
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:15 am
The Wheatfield Town Board approved the issuance of up to $600,000 in serial bonds Monday night for two sewer projects in the town, including a new pump station at Jagow Road and Rebecca Drive, and a replacement generator at the Clescent Road lift station.
Town of Niagara: Master developer sought for former U.S. Army Reserve site
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:15 am
The Town of Niagara is looking for a master developer to operate and maintain the former Niagara Falls United States Army Reserve site at 9400 Porter Road.
National Fuel Northern Access Project: FERC study finds no significant impact
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:15 am
National Fuel's Northern Access Project, which includes the construction of a natural gas dehydration facility on Liberty Drive in the Town of Wheatfield, does not have a significant impact on the environment, so said the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in its recent environmental assessment.
TNBPA to hold 'Steak out' in Veterans Memorial Community Park
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:10 am
The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association will hold its annual "Steak out" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
NCCC to offer noncredit course on drones
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:10 am
The Federal Aviation Administration recently released regulations that pave the way for expanded commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones. As part of the new guidelines, drone pilots are now required to pass the FAA's initial aeronautical knowledge test.
Niagara County Central Rotary welcomes new members
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:10 am
Rotary International chartered the Rotary Club of Niagara County Central on June 23, 1987. Twenty-nine years later, the club is still active and supportive in the community.
Medicine is the one item you should never buy online, says UB pharmacy practice expert
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 09:50 am
When it comes to purchasing medicine online, the convenience does not outweigh the risks, says Karl Fiebelkorn, senior associate dean for student, professional and community affairs at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
NU: Community garage sale raises $2,300 in support of mission programs
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 09:50 am
"2 Good 2 Toss," a Niagara University service program intended to keep reusable items out of landfills, raised $2,334.20 this May for the office of campus ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Olcott Beach reopens
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 06:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has rescinded a beach advisory at Olcott Beach. Water quality is once again suitable for recreational swimming.
Artpark presents new public art installations; ''Bower,' 'Earthsong' and 'Percussion Garden' now open
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:45 pm
Each year, Artpark offers a variety of public art experiences for visitors of all ages. This year's new installations each include an interactive element and are free to experience during park hours (dawn-dusk daily).
Higgins announces FDA action to examine gay blood donation ban
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced a step toward the goal of a change in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy banning gay blood donations.
Popular former Apple Granny proprietor John G. Roberts Jr. dies
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 12:40 pm
John G. Roberts Jr. was ushered into heaven encircled by the tender devotion of family and in the loving arms of the woman he called "my beautiful wife," Dawn Guild Roberts, on Friday, July 22, 2016.
DEC seeks participants for summer turkey survey
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 12:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Commissioner Basil Seggos are encouraging New Yorkers to participate in a survey for wild turkeys this summer.
Social media study by NU dean earns Paper of the Year Award from major international journal
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 12:25 pm
A scholarly article co-published by the dean of Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management has been chosen as the 2015 Paper of the Year by one of the world's foremost academic journals.
Beloved St. Peter's pastor Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri passes
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 11:55 am
The Rev. Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri, 92, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016. "Monsignor" was pastor at St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston from 1977 until his retirement in December 1999. He was designated pastor emeritus.