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NAMI meetings for July
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:50 am
The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo & Erie County monthly educational meeting for families of people living with mental illness will held Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst.
New Voice Club of the Niagara Frontier Hosts International Association of Laryngectomees
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:35 am
More than 300 cancer survivors, friends, family and medical personnel are expected to attend the annual meeting of the International Association of Laryngectomees, hosted by the New Voice Club of the Niagara Frontier, now through June 29 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo.
Higgins recognizes June as Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month on House Floor
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke from the House Floor this week to recognize June as Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. Higgins urged his colleagues to support H.R. 1507, the HOPE for Alzheimer's Act, and to also ensure a strong funding commitment for research to find a cure.
Veterans, active duty, reservist military invited to eat free at TA, Petro Stopping Centers on Independence Day
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 07:00 am
TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, invites all active duty military, veterans and reservists with proof of service to enjoy a complimentary meal on Independence Day, Friday, July 4, at any participating TA or Petro sit-down restaurants nationwide.
Thousands enjoy Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 01:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival, featuring a diverse collection of WNY artists, musicians, vendors and happenings, with the purpose of promoting the city and fostering economic growth.
Schneiderman releases consumer alert on five common phone scams targeting senior citizens
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 01:50 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert on five common telephone scams targeting senior citizens.
'Introduction to Family Child Care' scheduled
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:45 am
An "Introduction to Family Child Care" for those interested in becoming registered family child care providers will be held June 26, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Niagara Community Action Program Inc., 1521 Main St., Niagara Falls.
Best birthday ever: IHOP celebrates 56 years by offering a short stack of buttermilk pancakes for 56 cents
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:45 am
For one day only - Tuesday, July 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. - participating IHOP restaurants will offer their world-famous buttermilk pancakes for less than they cost on opening day in 1958.
15th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake sets sail July 11
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:40 am
Registration is still open for the 15th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake, to be held July 11, rain or shine. The event will take place at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club.
Buffalo Museum of Science to open 'Mysteries of The Unseen World'
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:15 am
A new 3D film adventure takes audiences on an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible.
Hasek leads Hockey Hall of Fame 2014 inductees
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 08:05 pm
Pat Quinn, chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame, and John Davidson, chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame's selection committee, announced today that four individuals have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the player category, including former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek.
Higgins: HHS consideration of Grand Island hotel for unaccompanied minors is off the table
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 08:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Monday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has withdrawn consideration for the Byblos Niagara Resort in Grand Island for its unaccompanied children effort.
Higgins, Kulpa announce plan to maintain Social Security services in Williamsville
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 08:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa announced a plan to preserve access to Social Security services for residents in northern Erie County. Under an agreement with the Village of Williamsville, residents will be able to connect with Social Security Administration caseworkers directly from Village Hall.
Marnie LaVigne named CEO of Launch NY
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 05:15 pm
Marnie LaVigne, who has guided University at Buffalo economic development efforts since 2005, including helping UB and its partners establish Buffalo's life sciences sector, has been named CEO of Launch NY.

LaVigne, Ph.D., associate vice president for economic development at UB, will end her tenure at UB and assume leadership of Launch NY in July. One of the founders of Launch NY and a member of its board, LaVigne will focus her efforts in the CEO role on repositioning the young nonprofit organization to coordinate with evolving economic development efforts that target entrepreneurship as a key to the region's economic future and job market.

Reminder: Canalside hosts meeting for micro-enterprises and minority, women-owned businesses and organizations
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 05:15 pm
Global Spectrum, the management company operating Canalside, is hosting a meeting to better acquaint micro-enterprises, as well as minority and women-owned corporations, organizations and vendors, with opportunities to do business at Buffalo's waterfront destination.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $625,000 in funding for WNY projects
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 05:00 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board today recommended $625,000 in funding to two Western New York enterprises: Praxair Inc. and the Niagara Falls International Airport Stakeholders Group Inc. In total, the latest projects recommended for funding awards are expected to create 22 jobs, result in investments by project applicants of nearly $39 million, and ensure the long-term economic success of entities in Niagara County.
Schneiderman announces Election Day hotline to help ensure access for voters across state during 2014 election cycle
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 04:50 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced an Election Day hotline to help ensure minority-language voters, people with disabilities and all eligible voters are able to cast an effective ballot during the June 24 federal primary election.
Dunkin' Donuts donates $7,000 to Roswell Park Cancer Institute from 'Iced Coffee Day'
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 03:45 pm
Dunkin' Donuts has announced the results of its "Iced Coffee Day" initiative in the greater Buffalo area by presenting Roswell Park Cancer Institute with a donation of $7,000.
Sabres announce 2014-15 regular-season schedule
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and the National Hockey League announced the team's 2014-15 regular-season schedule. The variable ticket pricing designations for individual games will be released at a later date.

Buffalo opens its season at home on Thursday, Oct. 9, against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and then embarks on one of the season's busiest stretches, with 11 games scheduled over 22 days in October, and a four-game road trip from Oct. 22-28.

Get ready for Street Dance in Youngstown
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 11:20 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association has held its annual "Beginning of Summer Street Dance" on the last Thursday of June since 2010.

The number of local participants who gather on Youngstown's Main Street to celebrate the completion of school and official beginning of summer has more than tripled over the last four years. Look for that interest to continue to build for 2014.

Play Golf WNY events to be held locally
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Play Golf Western New York announces tournaments at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston on July 14 and the Niagara Frontier Country Club in the Town of Porter on July 26, with 1 p.m. shotguns starts.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board: Slaugenhoupt stepping down, Giusiana resigns
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 10:00 am
Ken Slaugenhoupt and David Giusiana, two prominent Village of Lewiston Planning Board members, are stepping down.

"I notified the mayor a couple weeks ago that I didn't want to be re-considered when they re-organize the Planning Board in July," Chairman Slaugenhoupt said Thursday. "I did not resign, but I am not going to be continuing at the transition in July."

Past Chairman Giusiana resigned Wednesday, following Mayor Terry Collesano's re-election Tuesday.

Lewiston: Alan Hastings offers update on Frontier House
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 10:00 am
In a pre-election interview, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano was quoted as saying he was disappointed in what he termed "lack of movement" at the historic Frontier House on Center Street.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops offers 'fun by the forkful' July 12-13
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is officially rocking and rolling, marking its 31st year showcasing local food and restaurants. The country's largest annual two-day food festival returns to Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo Saturday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Memory tree planted at Hennepin Park Gazebo for 'Harmonica' Dean
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
A tree was planted in Hennepin Park this week in memory of longtime bluesman "Harmonica" Dean Germele, who passed away earlier this year.
Niagara County Legislature passes resolution in opposition to CWM
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
In a show of ongoing opposition in the area, the Niagara County Legislature on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution against CWM Chemical Services LLC and its proposal to build a new hazardous waste Residuals Management Unit-2 landfill at its Town of Porter facility.
Area Red Cross blood drives
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make and keep donation appointments to maintain the summer blood supply and help prevent a shortage. Donors of all blood types are currently needed, especially those with type O negative, B negative and A negative.
Tournament benefits New Directions
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:30 am
New Directions Youth and Family Services will host "A Day on the Links" on Monday, June 23, at the Lockport Town & Country Club to benefit local youth and families in Niagara County supported by New Directions' community-based programs and foster care/adoption services.
Good news for Town of Niagara residents
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Tuesday's Town of Niagara Town Board meeting brought lots of smiles and good news for residents.

It started out on a high note with the presentation of a certificate to longtime resident Fannie Scalzo honoring her 100th birthday on June 7. Most of Scalzo's descendants also live in the Town of Niagara.

Nonprofit projects sought for 22nd annual Day of Caring
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:50 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is accepting project submissions from nonprofit organizations in Erie County for the annual Day of Caring, the largest one-day volunteer event in Western New York, which will connect thousands of volunteers with projects that will assist area agencies.

Day of Caring will be held Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. It is sponsored by Wegmans, HSBC, National Grid and UAW/GM.

Organized by the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, the annual event is designed to provide volunteer manpower to nonprofit organizations for projects and services that would otherwise cost organizations resources that could be spent on fulfilling their missions.

A.G. Schneiderman, Gascón: Google, Microsoft will include a smartphone kill switch in next operating systems
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:45 pm
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón have announced that, for the first time, Google and Microsoft will incorporate a "kill switch" into the next version of their respective operating systems. Google's operating system, Android, runs on more than half of all smartphones used in the U.S. Microsoft's operating system is on all Nokia smartphones.
WNY woman to run from Buffalo to Rochester
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:45 pm
Kelly Nash, a running coach and supporter of Heritage Christian Services, plans to run 100K along the Heritage Trail to raise money and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the agency, which serves children and adults with developmental disabilities.
State Senate passes brownfield cleanup program extension
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
The New York State Senate passed legislation, sponsored by Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, that extends a program to clean up potentially contaminated sites and put them back to productive use.
Ceretto passes Town of Niagara economic development bill
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, helped passed a bill, A.10051, that would allow the Town of Niagara to sell certain lands that have been designated as parklands. These parklands the town is authorized to sell have gone unused for the past decade and have been replaced by new parklands. This move allows the town to sell the lands for economic development and improve the local economy.

"I was happy to carry this important local measure through the Assembly," Ceretto said. "Economic development and job creation are among my highest priorities, and this bill allows the Town of Niagara to expand its economy.

First Niagara provides scholarships for veterans to attend entrepreneurial seminar
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Veterans One-stop Center of WNY Inc. are partnering to provide a seminar on entrepreneurial success that will feature educational lectures, films and interactive discussions.
Pets and distracted driving: What you need to know
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:30 pm
When we hear the term "distracted driving," most of us think of the obvious culprits: eating, putting on makeup, talking on the phone, texting, or rummaging for a dropped object on the car floor. However, few of us consider the driving distraction leaving our furry friends unsecured can cause.
Higgins recognizes Juneteenth on House Floor
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor to mark Juneteenth, which is celebrated each June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. Higgins recognized the Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo and the work of community members who organize this celebration of culture and heritage.
NEXTNiagara and Buffalo Niagara 360 converged at Shaw Festival
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:30 pm
The Shaw Festival was honored to be the meeting place of choice for a Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce-NEXTNiagara-Buffalo Niagara 360 cross-border networking reception this week.
Application deadline extended for Sass nursing scholarship
Thu, Jun 19th 2014 08:30 am
The application deadline for the 2014 Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship for health care professions has been extended to July 15.
Grisanti, Otis announce passage of bill to increase criminal penalties for thefts of companion animals
Thu, Jun 19th 2014 08:30 am
Legislation that would substantially increase the penalties for stealing companion animals, such as pet dogs and cats, has passed the State Legislature, according to its sponsors, Sen. Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye).
 


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