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Northgate celebrates Mardi Gras parade
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:25 am
Residents and employees at Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield donned masks for a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras parade last week.
Olcott Lions Polar Bear Swim for Sight
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:25 am
The Olcott Lions Club reports that, despite the continuing spate of rough winter weather, its 46th annual Polar Bear Swim for Sight will go on as scheduled this Sunday, March 1, at Krull County Park in Olcott Beach. It starts at 11 a.m.
Delicious fun at Aquarium of Niagara's annual 'SEAsonings' fundraiser
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:05 am
Winter may still be looming in Western New York, but the party is warming up for the Aquarium of Niagara's annual "SEAsonings" event.
Falls to 'Go Blue' for colorectal cancer awareness
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 10:50 am
The scenic cataracts of Niagara Falls will be lit up in blue March 1-7 to support "Go Blue," a state and national effort to raise awareness about colorectal cancer.
Smell gas? Act fast!
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 10:50 am
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. reminds readers to call its 24/7 emergency line at 1-800-444-3130 if they smell natural gas indoors or outdoors.
Super Sunday XXXI scheduled for Monday
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 10:50 am
Western New York's top high school hockey teams will face off for the 31st annual Super Sunday High School Federation Hockey Championships, scheduled to occur Monday, March 2, at First Niagara Center.
IMPACT Sports Performance to host Woodway Curve Challenge at HARBORCENTER
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 10:50 am
IMPACT Sports Performance Director Jason Jerome has announced plans for the 2015 IMPACT Sports Performance Woodway Curve Challenge, a unique treadmill-based race.
Ceretto: Double down on TAP instead of passing DREAM Act
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 10:45 am
Republican Assemblyman John Ceretto voted Thursday for legislation to increase funding for the state's tuition aid program, known as TAP. The legislation was offered as an amendment to replace the controversial DREAM Act, which uses taxpayer dollars on financial assistance for illegal immigrants.
Ortt: Senate passes nine bills to close loopholes in sex offender laws
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 04:20 pm
The New York State Senate today passed a total of nine bills that would close loopholes in sex offender laws.
Higgins: Western New York chosen as 1 of 13 sites in the nation for coordinated traffic information system
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $200,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration to include Western New York as one of 13 sites across the nation chosen to implement an integrated corridor management system to help combine technology and real-time travel information on local highways.
Collins: FCC votes to 'saddle' Internet with 'big government regulations'
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 04:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission voted to reclassify the Internet as a Title II utility:
Ceretto welcomes Independent Living of Niagara County to Albany
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 04:10 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto today welcomed advocates from Independent Living of Niagara County to the Capitol.
Chris Musial named VP, general manager of WBBZ-TV
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 04:00 pm
WBBZ-TV owner Phil Arno announced Chris Musial is the new vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Boulevard Mall Saturday
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 04:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 28, at The Boulevard Mall.
NYPA approves low-cost hydropower for Niagara County plastics firm
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 04:00 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved a new allocation of low-cost hydropower to Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics for an expansion project at its Niagara County facility. The $4.5 million project will lead to the creation of seven new jobs at the location.
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. marks 10 years as Lewiston's go-to pub, eatery
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 08:15 am
Little did Brickyard owners Ken Bryan and Eric Matthews know 10 years ago that bringing southern food to the north side of Center Street would be a resounding success.
Niagara Falls nets national coverage for snow, ice
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 04:35 pm
Though the snow and ice in Niagara Falls has grown tiresome for residents, it's drawn the amusement of people around the country. The frozen falls was featured across a series of national news outlets last week, including "Today" and "Nightly News" on NBC and "Good Morning America" on ABC.
Panepinto reminds seniors of nearing deadline for Enhanced STAR exemption
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 04:25 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto released the following statement on the upcoming deadline for the Enhanced STAR school property tax exemption:
Collins fights to find cures faster with new legislation
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 04:25 pm
Congressman Chris Collins has released the following statement after introducing the Clinical Trials Modernization Act legislation to streamline clinical trials and expedite the discovery of disease cures:
Buffalo Sabres partner with PUCCS for concussion awareness program
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team is partnering with the Program for Understanding Childhood Concussion and Stroke and for a concussion awareness program Feb. 25-26.
Poloncarz: Reduction in Erie County's long-term retiree health care liability signals more than $136 million in future savings
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 01:30 pm
Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Erie County is poised to save hundreds of millions of dollars in long-term health care insurance costs, according to the most recent valuation report issued pursuant to Government Accounting Standards Board Pronouncement 45.
At-home hospice care for pets
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 11:25 am
Cherree Wakeman of Wheatfield knew it was time to say goodbye to her miniature dachshund, but she didn't want to take her chocolate and tan pet out into the winter cold to face the added stress of an animal hospital.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes baby giraffe
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:50 am
The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the birth of a female giraffe.
Smile Education Day to reach 15,000 kids
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:50 am
Twenty-five years ago, faculty in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine learned parents were brushing their children's teeth with Comet, a cleaning powder more suited for a bathroom sink. They immediately realized they needed to raise the "dental IQ" in the community.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Chiavetta's chicken barbecue fundraiser
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:40 am
Join the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum for its first Chiavetta's chicken barbecue fundraiser.
Panepinto unveils 'Fair New York' investment plan for state surplus
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:40 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, unveiled the details behind the investment plan, "Fair New York" Tuesday.
Old Fort Niagara to honor volunteers at breakfast
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:40 am
Old Fort Niagara's corps of volunteers and re-enactors logged 35,011 hours at the historic landmark in 2014, which the venue values at more than $550,000 in comparable wages.
Empire State Beef Classic at The Fairgrounds
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:40 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society, Crystalyx and Shamel Milling Co. are sponsoring the third annual Empire State Beef Classic April 10-12 in the Agriculture Discovery Center on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Niagara Power Vista will hold sun safety and solar power program
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 05:25 pm
The New York Power Authority will host a program called "Sun Safety-Solar Power" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Niagara Power Vista in Lewiston.
Memorial, Kaleida, ECMC announce joint effort to reduce cardiac care disparities
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 05:25 pm
Erie County Medical Center, Kaleida Health and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced a three-point plan to bring lifesaving cardiac care closer to home for Niagara County residents while directly addressing disparities in the availability of that care to African-Americans and people living in poverty.
Capt. Kathy Thorp a vital part of Navy Reserve
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 04:55 pm
Not only does Capt. Kathy Thorp support military service members as the founder of Operation Welcome Home Maryland, she also cares for them as a Navy nurse in the United States Navy Reserve where she is assigned to Navy Operational Support Center, Baltimore.
Seventh annual Penguin Days amateur photo contest
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 04:55 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating the 24th annual Penguin Days Celebration March 21-22 with a penguin photography contest.
Fire at Faery's
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 04:50 pm
Tuesday morning, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported receiving several 911 calls of a structure fire at Faery's Nursery, 3170 Ridge Road, Ransomville.
Martin's Fantasy Island to debut two new rides
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 02:45 pm
Martin's Fantasy Island has announced a $1 million expansion, with a brand-new ride and a new version of a classic to be ready for the 2015 season.
NYSDOT reminder: Don't plow snow into roads
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:35 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation reminds property owners that, during the winter months, snow and ice should not be pushed into the road or piled on or along highways. This action is potentially hazardous for pedestrians and motorists, and is against state law.
Allstate offers tips to prevent frozen and bursting pipes during frigid winter
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:10 pm
Arctic air is bringing record lows and hard freezes across much of New York, including many areas not accustomed to the winter chill. But there are things one can do to protect home and property during cold weather.
Program for jump-starting small businesses focus of Daemen lecture
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:10 pm
"Straight Talk," which for nearly 20 years has provided education, training, counseling and networking opportunities to local small business owners and entrepreneurs, will be highlighted at the Daemen College Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series at 5 p.m. March 5 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.
Celebrating 25 years of smoke-free US flights, American Lung Association calls for comprehensive smoke-free laws
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:05 pm
Through the passage of groundbreaking legislation championed by the American Lung Association and its partners, U.S. airline passengers have been breathing smoke-free air for the past 25 years.
DEC announces state of Lake Ontario meetings
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
The public will have the opportunity to learn about the state of Lake Ontario fisheries at public meetings held in Monroe, Niagara and Oswego counties in March.
Ortt: Protect victims, schools from sexual predators
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
State Sen. Robert Ortt has announced legislation (S.2069) that will prohibit sex offenders from living near schools or in close proximity to their victims.
 

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