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Zooper Saturday will feature family Valentine's activities
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a Family Valentine's Day event this weekend, as part of the Zooper Saturday series.
Erie County: Poloncarz, Burstein address importance of measles vaccinations
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 04:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, Chief Medical Officer of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo Dr. Stephen Turkovich, and Dr. Shamim Islam, M.D., of the division of infectious diseases at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to discuss the importance of measles vaccinations in stopping the spread of the disease.
Lewiston: Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center celebrates Black History Month
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:20 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a special ceremony Thursday as part of its Black History Month celebration. The hospital honored two associates, one department, and heard remarks from community activist Kenneth Hamilton.
Applications available for student office assistant summer position funded by Grigg Lewis Foundation
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:05 pm
The Grigg Lewis Foundation workership program is taking applications to fill a student office assistant position it will fund at the Niagara History Center this summer.
New York's Powerball Jackpot increases to $360 million for Saturday
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:05 pm
The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing is $360,000,000.
Ceretto to Cuomo: Grant Niagara University Start-Up NY designation
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:05 pm
Republican Assemblyman John Ceretto today sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in support of Niagara University as the school applies for designation as a partner in the Start-Up NY program.
Citizen preparedness training in West Seneca
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:05 pm
New York National Guard troops, trainers, state and local emergency management officials will hold a session of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's citizen preparedness training program at the West Seneca Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. tonight.
Fourteenth annual 'Give Kids a Smile Day' set for Feb. 6
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:05 pm
Tooth fairies, teddy bears and dental heroes will bring healthy smiles to more than 800 young children and their parents at the 14th annual "Give Kids a Smile Day" presented by the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.
'Remember the Titans' coach Herman Boone to speak at Hilbert College
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:05 pm
Herman Boone, the Virginia high school football coach portrayed by Denzel Washington in the movie "Remember the Titans," will speak at Hilbert College at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in William E. Swan Auditorium.
Lewiston Lions welcome newest Lion Robert Herman
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:00 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions are proud to announce the induction of their newest member, Lion Robert Herman, who was sponsored by club President Regina Cecconi.
AlertID issues warnings about train safety
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:00 pm
A commuter train collided with an SUV Tuesday evening in Valhalla, New York. Officials said six people were killed and at least a dozen were injured after the third rail breached the train's interior and blasted flames into the front two cars.
Help for caregivers and those who are grieving
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:00 pm
Are you caring for someone with a serious illness? Do you or someone you know need help coping with the loss of a loved one?
On World Cancer Day, Higgins champions legislation to increase biomedical research funding
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 09:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins recognized Feb. 4 as World Cancer Day by announcing the introduction of legislation aimed at the fight to rid the world of cancer and other debilitating diseases.
Cummings Foundation awards $1 million to UB's new medical school
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 05:15 pm
The James H. Cummings Foundation of Buffalo has given $1 million to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Collins responds to plans to reclassify Internet under Title II
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 05:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today issued the following statement after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released plans to vote on net neutrality rules Feb. 26.
Niagara Falls: Accardo running for mayor
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 04:25 pm
Former Niagara Falls City Council chairman and local business leader John G. Accardo is running for mayor of Niagara Falls, vowing a "new vision for a Cataract City that has lost sight of its potential," his campaign announced this morning.
Niagara Hospice bouquet sale invites help from area businesses
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:35 pm
Staff and volunteers from the Niagara Hospice Alliance are kicking the snow off their boots and gearing up for the 2015 spring bouquet sale, which will run March 2-8 with pre-sale bouquets throughout the month of February.
Polar Bites event boosts Buffalo Zoo's winter funds
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:35 pm
Tickets are now available for Polar Bites 2015, a fundraising event benefiting the Buffalo Zoo's animal residents.
Four Diamond winners honored as hospitality elite by AAA
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:35 pm
AAA Western and Central New York recently announced its 2015 class of AAA Four Diamond Award winners during a ceremony at the New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canandaigua.
DEC extends public comment period on revisions to list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:30 pm
The public comment period for the draft Species of Greatest Conservation Need list is extended for an additional 30 days until March 9, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced.
Sabres Green Team partners with Cell Phones for Soldiers
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team has again teamed up with the nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers organization to provide troops serving in the U.S. military with cost-free methods of communication with their loved ones.
Higgins presses for immediate action on efficiency improvements at Peace Bridge
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:20 pm
While awaiting completion of a formal review of the pre-inspection pilot project at the Peace Bridge, Congressman Brian Higgins said steps can and should be taken immediately to improve efficiencies at the northern border crossing.
GI Conservative Committee to hold celebration
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:35 pm
Grand Island Conservatives will present the Conservative Leadership Celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks Golf Club, 201 Whitehaven Road.
Grand Island High School: 'Shrek the Musical' is ogre the top
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:35 pm
Grand Island High School will present a more modern musical when it stages "Shrek the Musical" for three performances Feb. 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the new Grand Viking Theater at GIHS, 1100 Ransom Road.
Ortt to participate in homeless sleep-out event
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:20 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt will experience what it's like to be homeless by spending part of the night outside for the Jerry Starr Ken-Ton Schools Sleep-out event.
Niagara County Youth Board names officers
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:15 pm
The Niagara County Youth Board has elected its slate of officers for 2015, Youth Bureau Director Meghan Lutz announced today.
Buffalo Niagara companies join together in fight against heart disease on Wear Red Day
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo/Niagara Region will "Go Red" Friday, as part of the National Wear Red Day celebration, and throughout Heart Month to benefit the American Heart Association.
Erie County: January rabies clinics bring record number of vaccinations
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 04:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has announced a record number of animals were vaccinated at the January rabies clinic, held last week at the North Buffalo Community Center.
Explore & More Children's Museum: WNY Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $1.7 million for new museum at Canalside
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 03:15 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted Monday to recommend $1.7 million in funding to Explore & More Children's Museum.
Ceretto applauds approval of charter for Tesla at Niagara
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto congratulated the group Tesla at Niagara on the approval of its provisional charter by the New York State Board of Regents.
New three-minute video of historic Niagara Falls climb now available
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 02:25 pm
An extended version of Will Gadd's globally viewed ascent of the frozen Niagara Falls is now available, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today on the week anniversary of the remarkable feat.
Islamic studies expert offering public lecture at Niagara University
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
Islamic studies expert Zeki Saritoprak, Ph.D., will examine the place of Jesus in the Quran and Hadith during a public lecture at Niagara University on Wednesday.
Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to help maintain a diverse blood supply
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February.
Higgins names local veterans to service academy advisory committee
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, named local residents to serve as members of his service academy advisory committee. The panel recently met to interview students applying to a military academy and make recommendations to the congressman.
New general manager, key positions named at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Old Falls Street, USA
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
Global Spectrum, the company that manages The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street, USA, has named Niagara Falls native Jason Murgia as its new general manager at its Niagara Falls facilities.
Children can learn about Civil War presidency
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Children ages 7 through 12 are invited to celebrate Presidents' Day at the History Center of Niagara County.
Niagara County Department of Health to offer free diabetes prevention program in Niagara Falls
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division is offering a free diabetes prevention program.
Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffery to present at Kenan Arts Council meeting
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Kenan Arts Council will host a business lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Kenan Center's Taylor Theater Meeting Room, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Bring your own lunch; coffee, tea and cold drinks will be available.
Public comment period opens for Greenway projects
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:15 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced today the public comment period has opened for the 43rd round of projects, which will be considered at its March 17.
Super Bowl XLIX on NBC is most-watched show in U.S. television history
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:05 pm
114.4 million watched Patriots-Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, topping last year's Super Bowl by 2.2 million.