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Arbor Day Foundation offers tree-care booklet with $3 donation
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 10:40 pm
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees.
Democrats out of Lewiston election; Symmonds vows to continue run for mayor
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 04:30 pm
In a shocking turn of events Wednesday, the Lewiston Democratic Party candidates appointed to run in the June 17 Village of Lewiston election were ruled ineligible. Village Clerk Anne Welch disqualified mayoral candidate Jamie Symmonds and trustee candidate Jacqueline Lampman on the grounds their party failed to adhere to state election law.

Section 15-108(2)(c) states "Notice must be filed in the offices of the village clerk and the county board of elections at least 10 days before the scheduled caucus."

Welch said she did not receive notice from the Democrats of their caucus, which was held Tuesday, nor was a public announcement posted in her office.

Village of Lewiston: Dems get their candidate in Symmonds
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 10:00 pm
For the first time in 20 years, Village of Lewiston Democrats have a candidate for mayor.

Jamie Symmonds will represent the party in the June 17 election. She was nominated during Tuesday's Democratic Party caucus.

Historic Bond-Hawley House open two pre-season weekends
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
The Niagara History Center's circa-1823 Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House will be open for two event weekends in advance of its 2014 season.
NTCC adds four to board of directors
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:05 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the appointment of Anthony Brindisi, Michael Fiore, Kevin Schuler and Henry Sloma to the organization's board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term.
Niagara University listed among Princeton Review's 'Green Colleges'
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:00 pm
Niagara University is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks profiles NU in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges."
University Community Farmers Market to open May 17 on UB South Campus
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 07:00 am
The eighth season of the University Community Farmers Market will open Saturday, May 17, on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus. It will feature a variety of new and old vendors selling fresh food and local products.
HAL offers 'Everything You Wanted To Know About Old Books ... But Were Afraid To Ask'
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 07:00 am
So, you have an older book and you're not quite sure how old it is or if it's worth something. This presentation is for you.
Melissa Molnar joins Wound Center patient care team
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
Wound care nurse Melissa Molnar has joined the patient care team at The Wound Center of Niagara.
Colvin Cleaners breaking records with 9th annual 'Gowns 4 Prom' charity event
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
This week, Colvin Cleaners, Western New York's "green" dry cleaner, will ramp up its efforts to celebrate "Gowns 4 Prom." The ninth annual charity event will be held 3-7 p.m. April 21-23 on stage at Shea's in downtown Buffalo. This year, with the help of Goodwill, TT New York, Continental Hair School, Boulevard Mall and Walden Galleria Mall, Colvin Cleaners has collected more than 4,000 donations of gently used gowns for girls in need to pick up for free during "Gowns 4 Prom."

This year will mark the highest number of dresses given out in the history of "Gowns 4 Prom." Over the past eight years, "Gowns 4 Prom" has given out more than 5,000 dresses. Colvin Cleaners expects to give out 1,000 this year alone.

NYPA engineers to speak at World Green Energy Symposium, opening Earth Day in Niagara Falls
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
Three New York Power Authority engineers will address the World Green Energy Symposium and Expo April 22-24 at the Conference & Event Center in Niagara Falls.
Theatre in the Mist presents scholarships, honors founding members
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:00 pm
Theatre in the Mist, a local community theater group, recently presented the Lisa Gravel Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship to two students: Sabrina Kahwaty, a theatre performance major at Niagara University; and Magdalyn Chauby, a senior at Grand Island High School with aspirations to attend college for vocal performance.
Celebrate spring blossoms with Niagara Wine Trail
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating its 12th anniversary with the annual Wine Trail Blossoms event Mother's Day weekend. Taking place May 9-11, Wine Trail Blossoms will showcase the wineries' spring preparations. Pre-sale event tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online through May 8.
Doodle Bugs! participates in 'Screen-Free Week'
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers is reinforcing its educational philosophy by participating in "Screen-Free Week" May 5-11. Organizers invite families to join in reducing the use of entertainment screen media, including television, video games, computers and hand-held devices.
Gate of Heaven Cemetery to hold open house
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
A special open house will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 500 Riverdale Ave., Lewiston, on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A.G. Schneiderman celebrates Earth Week by presenting a review of initiatives protecting environment
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
In honor of Earth Week, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today presented important environmental protection initiatives undertaken by his office and provided a map showing the impact of his environmental protection bureau in every region of the state.
DiNapoli: New York on stronger financial footing
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
New York state ended the 2013-14 fiscal year in the strongest fiscal position in years and was able to deposit $175 million in the Rainy Day Reserve Fund for the first time since 2008, according to a report on the recently enacted state budget released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Still, the $143 billion budget continues to rely, in part, on temporary funding streams to attain balance.

"After a tough few years, New York state is in better fiscal shape thanks to an improving economy and difficult fiscal choices made by the Governor and the Legislature," DiNapoli said. "

Next NU Family Business Center breakfast forum is May 6
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 02:45 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center will hold its next breakfast forum Tuesday, May 6, at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville. The event begins at 7:30 a.m.
Village of Lewiston: Jamie Symmonds intends to run for mayor
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 10:30 am
The Lewiston Democratic Party is poised to have a Democrat run for the village's top office for the first time in two decades.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey, Artpark at odds over town funding
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 10:00 am
Supervisor Dennis Brochey created a firestorm Monday as he revealed his intent to redirect an estimated $120,000 in Modern Disposal tipping fees from Artpark & Company back to town coffers. The money, which Lewiston receives annually, has gone to help fund Artpark & Company's family programing.
Chamber Awards Gala: Sanborn Old General Store named Sanborn Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Sanborn Old General Store as the recipient of the Sanborn Business of the Year Award.
Town of Wheatfield: Board approves Fairmount Park site proposed by Veterans Memorial Focus Group
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:35 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday hired a consultant to give advice on the Quasar matter, approved a veterans memorial and determined to seek out a culprit in a vandalism case.

The board also unanimously approved the Fairmount Park site proposed by its Veterans Memorial Focus Group for the town's new veterans memorial.

Fundraiser to benefit child with brain tumor
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:30 pm
A benefit will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27, for Donella (Miljour) Nocera of Niagara Falls at the Tuscarora Nation House, 5226 Walmore Road, Lewiston.
Town of Niagara: Fee schedule approved for town park
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:30 pm
With spring slowly starting to break through, the Town of Niagara Town Board on Tuesday did some cleanup by approving a resolution leftover from winter, a contract and some road repair.

Agreement was reached on the new rental fee schedule for use of structures in Veterans Park on Lockport Road.

Town residents will face no charge for reservations at the various pavilions in the park, but must supply a returnable $100 security deposit. Rental for the Calvin K. Richards Community Center would be $25 per hour with a $150 deposit. A baseball diamond would be $50 per game with a $100 deposit.

Rivershore hosts inaugural 5K May 3 in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:15 pm
Rivershore Inc. has announced a new and unique 5K running event to be held in the Village of Lewiston Saturday, May 3. The Rivershore 5K will be held annually on the first Saturday of May to coincide with the Lewiston Smelt Festival, and will be the first of 10 runs in the DiMino Lower Niagara Running Series.

The event, professionally managed by Race Management Solution, seeks to support Rivershore programs while promoting the historic Village of Lewiston.

This one-of-a-kind running experience will start and finish on Lewiston Landing in front of the Barton Hill Hotel (start time 11 a.m.). Runners will experience the most challenging incline in Lewiston.

Niagara Area Foundation awards more than $50,000 in grants for county residents
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:40 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $50,000 were awarded to nine Niagara County nonprofit organizations in 2013.
University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions awarded $2.7 million to help improve alcohol treatment strategies
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:40 pm
Making alcohol treatment more efficient and effective is the long-term goal of a $2.7 million grant to the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions.
National Grid increases incentive for customers to recycle refrigerators, freezers
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:35 pm
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.
Congressman Collins announces 2014 specialty crop block grant program
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:35 pm
Congressman Chris Collins has announced the availability of approximately $1.4 million in grant funding to support specialty crop programs in New York. The funding is a part of the farm bill passed by Congress earlier this year.
Historic Riviera Theatre marquee restoration and improvement project underway
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:35 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center in North Tonawanda continues its historic marquee restoration and improvement project with the much-anticipated installation of the historic and iconic 1947 marquee on Tuesday, April 22. Installation is scheduled to be completed Friday (weather permitting).

Under the direction of general contractor Peyton Barlow Co., the Wagner Electric Sign Company of Elyria, Ohio, completed restoration and improvements of the historic marquee by removing it from the building at the end of October and transporting it to its factory.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center honored with quality achievement award for stroke care
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
Mount St. Mary's receives Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for stroke care
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Mount St. Mary's commitment and success in implementing care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
Isaiah 61 Project opening temporary ReClaim Store
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:30 pm
The Isaiah 61 Project is opening the ReClaim Store Friday, May 2, at 2411 Hyde Park Blvd. (Harpor Plaza), Niagara Falls. It invites the public to the store's first day of operation.
Ceretto: New York corporate tax climate rises to fourth in country
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, is applauding the Tax Foundation for its recognition of New York's positive tax reforms in the new state budget.
Shop for Easter at The Natural Link
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 08:45 am
Brian and Cathy Martin, new owners of The Natural Link, pose with a selection of hams they're selling just in time for Easter. Stop in and see them at their store, located at the corner of Center Street and Portage Road, just around the corner from Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard.
Extreme winter leads to increased demand at Community Missions
Thu, Apr 17th 2014 11:05 am
During a winter season with record snowfalls, demand rose considerably in the crisis and community services division at Community Missions, located in downtown Niagara Falls.

The organization saw a 24 percent increase in demand for its crisis housing, including a sobering 156 percent increase in nights of shelter given to children during the first three months of 2014, as compared to the first quarter of 2013. CMI provided 3,091 nights of shelter within its crisis housing programs during the first quarter of 2014, compared to 2,502 over the same time period in 2013. When considering those under the age of 12, the Mission provided a total of 420 nights of shelter during the first three months of 2014, compared to just 164 in 2013.

The increased demand for nights of shelter to children has been a yearlong trend.

Ceretto continues conversation on bringing Buffalo Bills to Niagara Falls
Thu, Apr 17th 2014 11:05 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is initiating talks to seek support for two new economic development initiatives to boost the Niagara Falls tourist economy. First, Ceretto is exploring the possibility of building the new Buffalo Bills stadium in Niagara Falls. A recent report about the stadium task force named Niagara Falls as a possible site. In addition, he is looking to bring Nik Wallenda back to the area.

"Bringing the Bills to Niagara Falls would be a major victory for our community. It would give our local tourism economy a big shot in the arm and create jobs for Western New York families," Ceretto said.

2014 Arbor Day tree sale fundraiser and BBQ
Thu, Apr 17th 2014 11:00 am
In honor of Arbor Day, the International Association of Administrative Professionals is hosting its first tree sale fundraiser, featuring a variety of shrubs and trees supplied by Schichtel's Nursery Oregon.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee awards $1.7 million of NYPA funds to local waterfront projects
Thu, Apr 17th 2014 11:00 am
The Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee approved more than $1.7 million in funding recently for five projects to improve the waterfront along the Niagara River Greenway.

The following entities proposed projects that were awarded funding: Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, Buffalo Olmstead Parks Conservancy, Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association, Cazenovia Community Boating Center and the Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council. The funding is from the New York Power Authority and was made possible as a result of the federal relicensing of NYPA's Niagara Power Project in 2007.

15th annual golf raffle fundraiser to benefit people with developmental disabilities
Thu, Apr 17th 2014 11:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 15th annual golf raffle is taking place Sunday, April 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St. The event offers golf enthusiasts the chance to win more than $20,000 in men's and women's golf-related equipment and trips.
 


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