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Registration opens for 5th annual 'Spring It On' campaign
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 03:55 pm
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County has opened registration for its successful "Spring It On" campaign for interested nonprofit organizations. Now in its fifth year, the annual campaign is a 24-hour fundraising event designed to raise awareness and funds for not-for-profit organizations throughout Western New York with a unique one-day focus.
Niagara University accepting registrations for winter/spring 2017 continuing education courses
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 03:55 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its winter/spring 2017 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
Kenan Center to launch 50th anniversary celebration
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 02:40 pm
In 2017, the Kenan Center celebrates 50 years of enriching lives in the community through cultural, educational and recreational opportunities for all ages.
Lighthouse Café reopens Saturday
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 08:45 pm
Brian and Christa Yak with special guest Ben Tagg return to The Lighthouse Café at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. It will be a night of "music with a message," with various hot beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Cuomo proposes extension of state film tax credit program through 2022
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 06:00 pm
Recognizing the impact of the New York state film tax credit program, leaders of the film and television production industry in New York applauded Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2017-18 executive budget proposal, which includes a full extension of the program, at $420 million per year, through 2022.
Sabres to host students from Future Goals program
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 06:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will once again host more than 2,500 local students as part of the NHL and NHLPA Future Goals program at KeyBank Center on Jan. 19. Future Goals focuses on using the game of hockey to teach science, technology engineering and mathematics.
Kleinhans Music Hall Management Inc. elects new members, officers
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 06:00 pm
At its annual meeting Tuesday, the board of directors of Kleinhans Music Hall Management Inc., the nonprofit established in 1940 to operate the famous venue, elected Tania Werbizky and Jeremy Oczek to serve three-year terms as members.
Morinello: Capitol halls are silent on ethics reforms
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 05:55 pm
The silence is so noticeable you can hear a pin drop.
State of the County: McNall says redouble budget efforts
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 09:40 am
Comparing County Manager Rick Updegrove to a marksman, Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, praised the 2017 county budget while making clear he expects a continuation of fiscally conservative policies.
Cordish Companies donate 333 Prospect Street to Niagara County Community College Foundation
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 05:30 pm
Niagara County Community College President James P. Klyczek on Tuesday announced the Cordish Companies donated the land at 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls, to the NCCC Foundation.
Buffalo Sabres Alumni Wine Festival returns
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association is hosting the 13th annual Sabres Alumni Wine Festival from 6-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at KeyBank Center.
Gino's Italian Bakery creates Summit signature cupcake
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 04:55 pm
Gino's Italian Bakery of Buffalo is creating signature cannoli cupcakes for The Summit Federal Credit Union Wine & Chocolate Festival in Buffalo.
January rabies vaccination clinic coming to North Buffalo Community Center
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 04:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Health, in conjunction with the SPCA Serving Erie County, the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, and the Veterinary Technology Program at Medaille College, has announced a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets to be held from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the North Buffalo Community Center.
Lockport: Nominate a recipient for 12th annual 'Key to the Locks' award
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 04:50 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center and Niagara History Center are seeking nominees for the 12th annual "Key to the Locks" award.
Sunnking Inc. purchases heavy-duty machinery to automate processing
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 04:50 pm
Duane Beckett, CEO of Sunnking Inc., has announced the purchase of equipment to shred and separate electronic devices to maximize materials recovery. With improved efficiency, Sunnking can process high volumes of end-of-life electronics at its R2-certified facility, and have cleaner streams of reusable commodities.
Civil rights icon visits Lewiston
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 04:05 pm
Lee Simonson, Susan Geissler, Pete Henderson and Tim Henderson (aka Josiah Tryon) welcomed Dorothy Counts-Scoggins to the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday. Almost 60 years ago, at the age of 15, Counts-Scoggins was the first black student to attend Harding High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Ten Lives Club gears up to host 8th annual chili cook-off contest
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 05:15 pm
Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption Group announced its eighth annual chili cook-off will take place from 12:30-3 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 22, at J's White Elephant, 1404 Abbott Road, Lackawanna.
'Powerful Tools for Caregivers' event in Youngstown
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 02:50 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown will hold an informational event on caring for elderly/disabled. Venture Forthe will present "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at 100 Church St. Representatives will cover all aspects of being a caregiver and where to gain assistance.
11th annual Sweet Charity to benefit Food Bank of WNY
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 02:40 pm
Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy food and drink selections from more than 40 Western New York establishments during the 11th annual Sweet Charity to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
Lewiston Garden Club meeting
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 11:35 am
The Lewiston Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. The guest speaker will be John Farfaglia from the Cornell Cooperative Extension, who will discuss how to identify insects on plants and how to treat them.
16th anniversary of 'Tony n' Tina's Wedding'
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 11:00 am
Actors Anonymous Theatre Co. is celebrating its 16th season of "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," one of the longest-running interactive shows in Western New York. The staging takes place at the Lancaster Country Club, 6061 Broadway St.
WNY dance students work with Christine Cali
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 10:55 am
Students from The Lewiston Dance Center and the Grand Island Dance Center recently had a workshop with Christine Cali. She is the artistic director of the dance company CALI & CO in San Francisco, and also a dance professor at Sonoma State University in California.
Dr. Matthew DiPaola to present program on shoulder arthritis
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 10:55 am
Although shoulders are less likely to be involved with arthritis than hips or knees, shoulder arthritis is quite common. But, its not always as straightforward as one might think.
Mixed news at pump with gas prices; some motorists getting a break this holiday
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 10:55 am
Gas prices are finally retreating. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.34 per gallon, down 3 cents from last week, but up 43 cents from one year ago. The New York state average is $2.54 per gallon, no change from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.16.
Martino & Bradberry lead Wheatfield comeback over Lewiston-Porter
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 12:40 pm
In front of a packed house at Lewiston-Porter High School on Friday, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons defeated the Lew-Port Lancers by a score of 65-62.
Collesano, Broderick and co. discuss town tax
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 07:05 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano expressed concern last week over the re-enacted Town of Lewiston town tax. He suggested some residents might not be aware of their new obligation.
Herschell Carrousel to offer spring woodcarving classes
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has announced its spring woodcarving class schedule. Both beginner and intermediate/advanced woodcarving classes will be offered Saturdays, March 4-25.
Niagara County Genealogical Society event Jan. 21
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will hold a "Beginning Genealogy" workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the community room of the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave.
Getting down to business: YBPA recognizes members, plans for the future
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 07:00 am
It was an appreciation for the past and present, and optimism for the future, as the Youngstown Business and Professional Association got "down to business" with its annual membership meeting, held Tuesday at the Mug and Musket Tavern.
Town of Lewiston reorganizes for 2017
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 07:00 am
Without much fanfare, the Town of Lewiston officially set 2017 in motion with its annual reorganization meeting on Monday.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board approves Fairchild second submission, 'Paladino Plaza' exterior
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved a second submission from Orchard Park developer James Jerge for his 765 Fairchild Place proposal, and members approved Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino's exterior plan for his multiuse plaza.
PHOTOS: Casa Antica debuts new lounge
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 11:05 pm
Everybody and their brother was at the debut of the Casa Lounge, the new bar and night spot located adjacent to Casa Antica.
New name for Salon Semir
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 06:05 pm
Those walking up the stairs at 421 Center have recently noticed some changes. Oh, sure, it's still the same, world-famous Semir Huzmeli styling hair, but, within the business, many things have changed.
Tech Wars: VCMS, GIHS both take down titles at NCCC technology competition
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 06:00 pm
Grand Island Central School District students continued their domination in technology competition Wednesday by winning the 21st annual Tech Wars competition at Niagara County Community College.
Wheatfield Winterfest slated for Jan. 28
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 06:00 pm
Family and friends will have a chance to participate in a slew of activities at the second annual Wheatfield Winterfest, to be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Wheatfield Town Hall Complex.
Louie's Texas Red Hots celebrates 50 years
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 05:55 pm
Since opening its doors in 1967, Louie's Texas Red Hots has proudly been serving its Sahlen's hot dogs, special sauce, Greek favorites and more.
Driver acquitted of reckless driving charge in Shawnee Road double fatal crash
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 05:50 pm
The woman whose vehicle struck and killed two teen pedestrians on Shawnee Road in August was found not guilty of reckless driving last week.
Cut-N-Shop donates to Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 05:50 pm
Cut-N-Shop Family Haircare owners David and Lindsey D'Avolio, along with stylist Nicole Syposs, hand over a check to Lisa LaTrovato of Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo during their annual holiday "Cuts for a Cause" fundraiser.
Cornell Cooperative Extension receives $69k through state 'Farm to School Grant'
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 05:50 pm
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County has been awarded $69,000 in funding for the Niagara County Farm to School program, which aims to increase the use of healthy, locally grown foods on school menus.
Golden Age Center volunteers help out town
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 05:40 pm
Volunteers from the Grand Island Golden Age Center visited Town Hall to sort tax bills and stuff envelopes, continuing a twice-yearly tradition.