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Chamber Gala photo collage
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 10:55 pm
PHOTOS: The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, April 29, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Town of Grand Island concerned with deletion of files
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 06:45 pm
The orderly transition of power in town government in January wasn't so orderly, according to Islander Rus Thompson, who has told media outlets he filed a complaint with the Erie County District Attorney's Office about the deletion of files from the Town Hall computer during the changeover of town supervisor from Mary Cooke to Nathan McMurray.
In the end, Emmett, Levine and Moore Triumph
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 05:05 pm
They were a "Rock-n-Roll Machine" known for their annual stops at Kleinhans and later the Buffalo Aud. The Canadian power trio Triumph, featuring Rik Emmett, Mike Levine and Gil Moore, defined the arena rock era with a powerful stage show complete with lasers and a healthy dose of pyrotechnics.
Work begins on Nikola Tesla Monument at Niagara Falls State Park
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 05:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced preparations will begin next week for the special attention and reestablishment of the Nikola Tesla monument at Niagara Falls State Park.
NIMAC has Niagara Falls base's back
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 04:45 pm
Sometime next month, when a C-130 lifts into the air above the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, it will be the final deployment from the base by the 914th Airlift Wing using the huge military transport aircraft.
JB Aaron and the Brethren takes Smokin Joe's Native Center house band title
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 03:45 pm
JB Aaron and the Brethren won the top prize of $750 and the right to be Smokin Joe's Native Center's house band during the "Search for the Sound of Smokin Joe's" event in downtown Niagara Falls.
Town of Niagara Farmers market to debut Mother's Day
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 03:45 pm
Looking to wind down your weekends with a new Sunday tradition? On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8, the Town of Niagara will launch its first farmers market at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Votes welcome for Dumpster mural contest
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 03:40 pm
Four locally based community groups each hand-painted a Dumpster to demonstrate their vision of what Earth Day means to them. This year's participants included Girl Scout Troop 70072 of Ransomville, and students of Tonawanda High School, Ken West High School and the Charter School for Applied Technologies Middle School.
Village of Lewiston seeks funding for July 4 fireworks
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:30 pm
As summer approaches, the Village of Lewiston has begun planning for the annual July 4 fireworks display.
National Fuel files first rate increase proposal since 2007 for Western New York
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 11:05 am
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. announced it filed a request with the New York State Public Service Commission to increase utility base rates for the first time in more than nine years.
Buffalo Avenue traveler advisory
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 10:45 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced a portion of Buffalo Avenue in downtown Niagara Falls is scheduled to be closed to traffic, as crews perform utility work as a part of the project to reconstruct the interchange of Robert Moses Parkway and John B. Daly Boulevard.
BBB: Avoid door-to-door paving scams
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 10:40 am
Every spring, people's thoughts turn to outdoor projects, including concrete and paving. Since March 1, Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York has received over 6,300 inquiries from the public about paving contractors.
Ransomville Speedway cancels test, tune and time
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 10:40 am
Ransomville Speedway management has decided to cancel the annual test, tune and time, which was scheduled for tonight, as the grounds are simply not ready.
Niagara University holding community 'garage sale' May 18-19
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 09:40 am
Niagara University is organizing an end-of-year community garage sale for the fourth consecutive year. The public event will take place in the Kiernan Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19.
Colorful custom mobile installed at Golisano Center for Community Health
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 09:30 am
The entryway of the new Golisano Center for Community Health at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center took on some colorful charm this week with the installation of a mobile created by kinetic sculptors Matt Richards and Ben Cogdill of Ekko Custom Mobiles in Portland, Oregon.
Max and Katie of 'The Amazing Race' will be special guests at Mount St. Mary's scavenger hunt on May 7
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 09:30 am
Participants in the third annual "Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt" on Saturday, May 7, will have the opportunity to meet and even interact with world travelers Max and Katie Bichler, 2013 finalists from "The Amazing Race" television show on CBS.
Poloncarz, Hoak honor RSVP program volunteers
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 04:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak and personnel from the department's retired senior volunteer ("RSVP") program to honor eight special volunteers who give back to their communities by volunteering to help others.
Lew-Port grad serving aboard U.S. Navy destroyer
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:45 pm
A 2004 Lewiston-Porter High School graduate and Niagara Falls native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Milius. Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Bellreng is a fire controlman aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer operating out of San Diego.
Tops Friendly Markets celebrates grand opening of new store in Sanborn
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:40 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, unveiled a $1 million renovation of its new store in Sanborn during a grand opening Wednesday.
Paladino, Fairchild projects nearing final vote
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:20 pm
If all goes according to schedule, trustees in the Village of Lewiston may opt to vote "Yes" or "No" on the "Paladino plaza" and Fairchild projects at their May 16 meeting.
Registration open for teams for 'Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt'
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:10 pm
Registration is now open for teams and individuals for the third annual "Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt" to benefit Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Buffalo Zoo announces birth of male African lion cub
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:10 pm
Buffalo Zoo President and CEO Dr. Donna Fernandes has announced the birth of the male African lion - the first cub in 25 years. The birth occurred at approximately 6 p.m. March 5.
Niagara University honored by Heart, Love and Soul
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:00 pm
Niagara University was presented with the Frances Ficorilli Volunteer Award by Heart, Love and Soul during the food pantry and dining room's annual recognition dinner on April 21.
Olmstead Center for Sight students set to meet Aquarium of Niagara's Della
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:00 pm
Fifty students from the Olmsted Center for Sight will visit the Aquarium of Niagara May 3 for a special visit with rescued blind gray seal Della.
State OKs Niagara Falls Memorial's plan for new 25-bed cardiac/stroke care facility
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 03:00 pm
The New York State Department of Health has approved an application by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to build a new inpatient facility for the care of heart and stroke patients.
Steve Tasker hosts Self-Leadership Experience at Canisius College
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 02:50 pm
The Canisius Center for Professional Development and the School of Education and Human Services at Canisius present Steve Tasker's Self-Leadership Experience, a three-day leadership camp for high school-age students.
Erie County Medical Center celebrates conclusion of 'Community Baby Shower'
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 02:45 pm
Erie County Medical Center will celebrate the conclusion of its "Community Baby Shower" on April 27 with a cupcake celebration, and unveil the grand total of items collected for the community.
Niagara University student Megan Rogers named 2016 Newman Civic Fellow
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 02:45 pm
Megan Rogers, a sophomore business major at Niagara University, has been named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for demonstrating outstanding leadership and civic engagement.
Meet Kitty Bird, the Aquarium of Niagara's newest animal
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 02:45 pm
A sulfur-crested cockatoo, named Kitty Bird because he likes to meow like a cat, recently joined the Aquarium of Niagara.
Self-made billionaire John Catsimatidis to share business success story at Daemen lecture
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 02:45 pm
Self-made billionaire John Catsimatidis, chairman/CEO of the Red Apple Group and United Refining Co., which owns more than 300 Kwik Fill gas stations, will be the next speaker in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, scheduled for 4 p.m. May 9 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.
AAA shares motorcycle safety tips for bikers, drivers
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 07:00 am
With the warmer weather comes more motorcycles on the road.
Village of Lewiston approves budget
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 08:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston approved the fiscal year 2016-17 budget at a special meeting Monday. The property tax rate remains at $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
Niagara USA to host 2018 CIPS Conference
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 05:00 pm
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. announced Niagara USA will host the Confédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive (aka International Confederation of Sport Fishing) for its annual congress in 2018.
Higgins announces House approval of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the bipartisan congressional Great Lakes Task Force, announced approval of H.R. 223, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act (GLRI) of 2016, in the House of Representatives.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum offers 3-D printing on Mother's Day
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 04:40 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will host a Mother's Day celebration from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, May 8.
Buffalo native supports one of Navy's most versatile combat ships
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 04:25 pm
A 2006 Depew High School graduate and Buffalo native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a team supporting one of the country's most versatile combat ships.
Hopkins Road reconstruction project receives APWA Award
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 04:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works was honored recently by the state chapter of the American Public Works Association with a 2015 Transportation Award for the Hopkins Road slope stabilization and road reconstruction project, a $2.3-million project completed in three phases and funded fully with local Erie County funds.
Schneiderman finds toxic toys with high lead content sold by K-Mart, Target, Toy-R-Us stores across New York
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 03:55 pm
Over the weekend, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office discovered high lead levels in parts of several children's jewelry-making kits supplied by LaRose Industries and sold in K-Mart, Target and Toys-R-Us stores in Long Island, New York City and the Syracuse and Buffalo areas.
NYSERDA recognizes UB among higher ed. leaders in New York
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 03:45 pm
For the second day in a row, the University at Buffalo has been recognized as a sustainability leader in higher education.
Ceretto to host forum for seniors
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 03:45 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto will host a forum on programs available to local seniors. Several topics will be covered, and Ceretto encouraged members of the community to join him.