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National Grid recognized by Tree Line USA for best arboriculture practices for 15th year in a row
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:35 am
National Grid has been honored by the Tree Line USA program of The Arbor Day Foundation for the 15th year in a row. National Grid, doing business in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island, was recognized for its non-stop commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in their service areas for more than a decade.
Family & Children's Service of Niagara announces 2014 award recipients
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:30 am
Celebrating 119 years of continuous service to the community, Family & Children's Service of Niagara will present several awards at its annual luncheon meeting Wednesday, June 11, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston. The event begins at noon.
Dedication held to commemorate completion of new hospice unit
Wed, May 28th 2014 02:10 pm
Niagara Hospice and the Schoellkopf Health Center held a dedication celebration Wednesday at David's Path, a dedicated hospice unit on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
Buffalo to host two world championships in 2015
Wed, May 28th 2014 01:35 pm
USA Hockey announced it would bring two major world championships to Buffalo in 2015, with both being staged at the soon-to-be-completed HARBORCENTER.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognized for clinical excellence
Wed, May 28th 2014 01:35 pm
Univera Healthcare has presented Mount St. Mary's Hospital with a certificate of excellence recognizing the hospital for the highest overall performance in the combined clinical process and surgical site improvement project measures.
Roswell Park to host 'Be the Match' bone marrow donor drive June 3
Wed, May 28th 2014 09:30 am
Each year, more than 30,000 children and adults will be diagnosed with diseases for which a bone marrow transplant is the only chance for a cure. Only 30 percent will find a matching donor within their family. Over the past 25 years, "Be The Match," operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world.
Ceretto votes to provide compassionate care for debilitated and terminally ill patients
Wed, May 28th 2014 09:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, voted Tuesday to give patients suffering from debilitating and terminal illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy access to medical marijuana to treat their symptoms.
Canalside hosts live broadcast of QVC's 'In the Kitchen With David' Wednesday
Tue, May 27th 2014 05:45 pm
In tribute to Armed Forces Week, the QVC network's popular television cooking program "In the Kitchen With David" will broadcast live from Canalside this Wednesday, May 28. The broadcast begins at 8 p.m. and will use the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park as its background.
Local businesses embrace Heart of Niagara's 'Cruisin' on the Canal' fundraiser
Tue, May 27th 2014 05:35 pm
The Western New York community continues to show love for homeless and abandoned animals. Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue Inc. reports an outpouring of support for the organization's "Cruisin' On The Canal" event Saturday, June 14, at Lockport Locks and Canal Cruises.
Boating industries ready for boating season with wave surfers, rentals and life jackets
Tue, May 27th 2014 05:35 pm
The Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York, and New York boat dealers and marina operators, are optimistic about the 2014 boating season and taking advantage of trends to attract buyers of all ages and lifestyles.
HANCI: Niagara County Head Start, SynchroNet and Robert Kazeangin Jr. among honorees
Tue, May 27th 2014 05:35 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. will present seven awards at its annual meeting and luncheon at noon June 12 at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston. The nonprofit agency will also conduct elections for its board of directors.
12 Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame inductees to be unveiled Wednesday
Tue, May 27th 2014 05:35 pm
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will introduce its 12-member Class of 2014 Wednesday afternoon in the ballroom of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo.
ASPCA recognizes Grisanti
Mon, May 26th 2014 04:20 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently received a Humane Leadership Award from the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Civic pride
Mon, May 26th 2014 04:20 pm
Troop 829 Scouts and their Scoutmaster teamed up with members of the Youngstown Lions Club Saturday to clean the big ditches at the corner of Carrollwood and Glenvale roads in Youngstown.
LCA is what's 'Happening'
Mon, May 26th 2014 04:20 pm
Jerry Wolfgang, host of LCTV's "Happening in Niagara," recently interviewed Irene Rykaszewski and Eva Nicklas of the Lewiston Council on the Arts. They talked about the LCA's upcoming events, which will take place in Lewiston this spring, summer and fall.
Youngstown teen provides dance lessons for children at Heart & Soul
Sat, May 24th 2014 03:00 pm
Hannah Mergi is giving love and care to Heart & Soul.

The 13-year-old Youngstown dancer has started a program to provide students attending Niagara Falls' Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry with a fun, stress-reducing activity through her Turning Pointe Foundation.

Niagara Hospice's Camp Hope helps grieving children cope with loss
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Samantha Tremko lost her mom suddenly when she was just 7 years old.

Her family was just settling down from a family vacation in Florida, making the long drive home to North Tonawanda. After dropping grandparents off at their home, Samantha's mom, Robin, suffered a blood clot to the heart.

Samantha's whole world suddenly changed.

Come fly a kite for homeless veterans
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
"Kites For Vets" will be held Saturday, May 31, at Gratwick Riverside Park in North Tonawanda. The event, which is sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America No. 77, runs from noon to 4 p.m.
Buffalo Niagara Women to be honored at 3rd annual Women in Leadership Luncheon
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Over the past year, the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and WKBW-TV have showcased successful local women who give back through their volunteer efforts. This marks the third year they've honored these "unsung heroines" in the community.
Boating excitement with Niagara Jet Adventures of Youngstown, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Water temperatures in the lower Niagara River remain in the low 40s. Despite that, look for a return of boating excitement on the lower river - this year with two separate jet boat operators - starting this weekend.
Village Bake Shoppe supports 'Blue4Ben'
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston's Village Bake Shoppe is selling special blue cookies to raise funds for "Blue4Ben." A portion of the cookie sale proceeds will go to the Sauer family.
Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens tickets now on sale
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Mark your calendars for the sixth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, taking place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 and 8 at select addresses in Lewiston and Youngstown. Organizers report six entertaining and cooking spaces will be featured as well as culinary samples created by chefs from area restaurants.
Youngstown Garden Club plant sale, market
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
The Youngstown Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale and garden market Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the sixth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens. The sale will be held at the Jaguar at the Fort, 110 Main St.
Local Memorial Day observances in Western New York
Fri, May 23rd 2014 09:00 pm
Memorial Day weekend isn't just for things like dragging out the grill or spring planting. It's time to remember those who have fallen protecting this country's freedom.

Among the formal ceremonies and other celebrations planned this weekend are:

Grand Island's Lawn Mower Race returns to raise Relay funds
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:25 pm
The Father's Day Classic Car Show & Lawn Mower Race benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life on Grand Island will be held this year on West River Parkway at Long Road, Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Niagara Catholic celebrates Class of 2014
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's Class of 2014 is proud to announce its end-of-the-year events.
Schneiderman comments on eBay security breach
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement in response to the latest news regarding a security breach at eBay:
Collins introduces Care for our Heroes Act
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
As the nation prepares to honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our county this Memorial Day, Congressman Chris Collins has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to ensure all veterans get the end-of-life care they need and deserve.
OMH announces $4 million-plus in grant awards to benefit aging New Yorkers
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
In recognition of Geriatric Mental Health Awareness Week in New York, the Office of Mental Health has announced more than $4 million in grant money has been awarded to community-based programs that offer both physical and behavioral health care services to older adults in Albany, Erie, Franklin, Kings, Nassau, New York, Niagara, Onondaga, Queens and Washington counties.
Higgins presents Private Pernatt with Purple Heart earned during Korean War
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented Korean War veteran Eugene "Bob" Pernatt with a Purple Heart and additional military medals he earned 63 years ago during his service in the United States Army.
Traveler advisory for Robert Moses Parkway
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:45 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced the Robert Moses State Parkway northbound exit ramp to NY Route 93 in the Town of Porter is scheduled to be closed to all traffic Monday, June 2, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. This closure is necessary to conduct guiderail replacement. A posted detour route will be in place to direct traffic.
National Missing Children's Day: McGruff, AlertID raise awareness
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Statistics show 800,000 children are reported missing in America each year - more than 2,000 each day. To address this critical issue, The National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog) and AlertID are teaming up to raise awareness and offer innovative mobile technologies to help protect children.
Historical Association of Lewiston hosts annual meeting
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Join the Historical Association of Lewiston for its annual meeting and a presentation on the Erie Canal Flight of Five. The free event is Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., inside the Barton Hill Hotel, 100 Center St., Lewiston.
Old beer fridge just has to go? Get paid to be rid of it
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
The ubiquitous garage or basement refrigerator that chilled many a summer beverage. The old freezer full of icy bricks of who-knows-what dating back to who-knows-when? They probably seemed like a good idea at one time, but now they pose a substantial burden to your electric bill.
Yellow ribbon helps prevent dog bites
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Have you noticed people walking their dogs with a yellow ribbon tied to the leash? Do you know what these ribbons mean?
Buffalo Zoo gearing up for second annual 'BuffaLoveFest'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:30 pm
Tickets are still available for the second annual "BuffaLoveFest" at the Buffalo Zoo, an event featuring all things "Buffalo."
Military Place site plan given board approval
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:25 pm
Town of Niagara's new Deputy Supervisor Sylvia Virtuoso had a baptism by fire at her first regular Town Board meeting Tuesday evening as two groups of residents showed up with angry complaints.
Budweiser Clydesdale to visit Tops Friday
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Try-It Distributing is bringing one of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales to DiMino Tops Lewiston on Friday night (May 23). The horse will be appearing in the parking lot from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting) and is available for photos.
ECHDC announces summer 2014 Canalside programming and events schedule
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has launched its 2014 season of summer events and programming at Canalside. This year, Canalside will host more than 1,000 events and activities, including daily activities for kids, fitness, music, history, a new Clinton's Dish menu, festivals and more on Buffalo's waterfront.
NYPA trustees elect Robert F. Lurie as Power Authority's chief financial officer
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:50 pm
The New York Power Authority trustees elected Robert F. Lurie to serve as NYPA's executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the statewide public power utility, which owns and operates 16 power plants and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

Lurie's duties will include forecasting and budgeting, financial planning and controls, managing investment programs and debt, and leading the enterprise risk and physical asset insurance-risk management activities. In addition, he will also oversee NYPA's strategic planning, treasury and controller functions.

 


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