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NCCC only state college to have 100 percent pass rate on PTA exam
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
The 2015 graduates of the Niagara County Community College physical therapy assistant program earned a 100 percent pass rate on the national physical therapy assistant examination. NCCC is the only college in New York with 100 percent pass rate on the national exam.
Billoni: Celebrating July Fourth with Bisons, Russell Salvatore and true patriots
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 06:20 pm
As the sun began its decent for a magnificent sunset over Lake Erie on the Fourth of July, Mark Jerge stood on the roof party deck at Templeton Landing and watched his boss, Russell J. Salvatore, personally inspect the buffet line before his more than 300 guests made their way through the four lines.
Local music stars align to celebrate arrival of Rolling Stones while raising money, awareness for Food Bank of WNY
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:50 pm
An all-star group of local musicians recently formed a band known as Dead Flowers to headline the "You Get What You Need Benefit Concert for the Food Bank of Western New York" Friday, July 10, at the Cove Seafood & Banquets, 4701 Transit Road, Depew. The concert will begin at 8 p.m.
Niagara University students begin new internship in Haitian school founded by alumnus
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:35 pm
Six Niagara University students commenced a seven-week internship July 5 at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a world-class educational facility in Haiti established by an NU alumnus.
Heart of Niagara returns to Milk-Bone booth at Taste of Buffalo
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue volunteers and adoptable dogs will be present at Milk-Bone's booth at the 2015 Taste of Buffalo. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. this Saturday, July 11, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
Enhanced partnership with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to help NU expand nursing program
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 04:00 pm
With interest in Niagara University's nursing programs booming, the institution is turning to one of its longtime partners to help it increase enrollment by offering additional clinical placements for accelerated students.
Chef's Italian Restaurant rolls out 'On The Go' food truck
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 03:50 pm
Mary Beth and Louis J. Billittier Jr., owners of Chef's Italian Restaurant, today announced everyone in Western New York can now enjoy Chef's "On The Go" with the rollout of a new food truck.
Buy lunch for Buffalo Zoo animals
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 03:50 pm
The Buffalo Zoo invites patrons to support the animals by buying them lunch. The attraction has an annual grocery bill exceeding $250,000 to feed more than 1,400 animal residents. During the month of July, Buffalo Zoo visitors will have the opportunity to help cover that cost and "buy the animals lunch."
Video, photos: Blondie performs at Artpark
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 01:05 pm
Blondie was brilliant. So said those in attendance Tuesday, as Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and their bandmates proved they're not just a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act in name, but in talent.
NOCO sponsoring Thunder of Niagara Air Show
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 11:30 am
NOCO announced today its $15,000 contribution to support the Thunder of Niagara Air Show, to be held July 18-19 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Heart of Niagara Volunteer meeting Wednesday
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 11:10 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's monthly volunteer meeting is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Oppenheim Park, Pavilion No. 15, on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Niagara Falls.
Knowing the signs: Hairdressers to be trained to recognize signs of domestic abuse
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 10:30 am
The Cut It Out program is coming to Grand Island.
Youngstown: Get ready for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 11:00 am
The days are fast approaching for the return of a neat on-water event in the lower Niagara.
Niagara Pioneer soccer tourney to draw thousands
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 11:00 am
One of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the northeastern U.S. will visit Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12.
Klein family benefit
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:30 am
Sunday, June 7, Julie Klein passed away from a heart aneurism. She is survived by her husband, Chris, and their two daughters, Samantha and Sarah.
Grand Island: Council hears security plans for Gus Macker tourney
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:25 am
Local event promoter Corey McGowan met with the Grand Island Town Board and law enforcement representatives Thursday to go over security plans for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament, but he left awaiting final approval to hold the hoops festival he plans for August.
Fresh Start for new café and market, customers
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 09:30 am
Rose Muto and her family opened Fresh Start Café & Market to save Lewiston one "Green Machine" at a time.
Youngstown Heritage Committee to host walking tour July 11
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 07:00 am
The Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee has announced its next walking tour, "Women's Voices: A Different View of the War of 1812," will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 11. It will begin in the Peace Garden at Falkner Park on Main Street.
First chance to watch Jack Eichel: Buffalo Sabres announce development camp schedule
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 06:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's schedule for its annual summer development camp from July 6-12 at First Niagara Center. This will mark the fourth year in a row the ice will be installed during the summer and the development camp will be held at the home of the Sabres.
Scholarship opportunities for Artpark summer camps
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 03:20 pm
Artpark announced scholarship opportunities exist for select sessions of its weeklong summer camps.
Ryan O'Reilly signs seven-year extension with Buffalo Sabres
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 03:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Ryan O'Reilly to a seven-year contract extension.
Russian-born fashion designer making a name for herself in Buffalo
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 02:00 pm
Meet Kristina Fehktman, 25, who hails from the Russia-Ukraine border.
Celebrate Independence Day at Fort Niagara
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 01:15 pm
More than 500 re-enactors will collaborate to recreate the 1759 British siege of Fort Niagara in an historic setting this weekend, during Old Fort Niagara's French and Indian War Encampment.
Niagara County Lions Clubs Junior Golf Tournament set
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 01:15 pm
The third annual Niagara County Lions Clubs Junior Golf Tournament will take place July 14 at Willowbrook Golf Course, 4200 Lake Ave., Lockport.
Niagara Frontier Country Club gives 'Props to Cops'
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 01:15 pm
The Niagara Frontier Country Club is participating in radio station WDCX's "Props to Cops" promotion, which provides free or discounted products and services to officers. Active policemen can take advantage of a free round of golf at the club after 1 p.m. each Sunday this month.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: DWI patrols set for 4th of July weekend
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 10:30 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced his office will increase the number of DWI patrols on land and sea for the July 4 weekend throughout the county.
Celebrating 65 years of love and friendship
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 09:30 am
It was a day 65 years in the making for Tom and Rose Giangreco, residents of the Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda.
New gazebo at Sanborn museum is a labor of love
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
As the wooden framework of a new gazebo rises near the buildings of the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum on Saunders Settlement Road, it's more than just a possible bandstand, or a place to sit in the shade.
Olde Sanborn Days is a team effort
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Over two days in July, about 2,500 to 3,000 people flock to the grounds of Sanborn Fire Co. on Ward Road (Route 429) to partake of the annual Olde Sanborn Days and all its activities.
Pieces of the Past: Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Like many local history museums, the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum has artifacts from the large (farm equipment, an entire storefront) to the tiny fragments of life that might otherwise be overlooked.
A fundraiser for the felines
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
In the kitten area at Precious Paws Rescue in North Tonawanda, five kittens romped and played during a recent summer afternoon. But at the tip-top of a small climbing tree, sisters Narcissa and Nutella napped the hours away.
Buffalo Zoo will offer extended hours Fridays this summer
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will offer extended hours every Friday in July and August for its "Ferocious Fridays" series.
A.G. Schneiderman offers safety tips for July 4 following easing of fireworks prohibitions in some areas
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 07:25 pm
For the first time in more than 100 years, certain consumer-grade fireworks are available for legal purchase in parts of New York. Be careful when using them.
Steve Tasker's Self-Leadership Experience to be held at Canisius College
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 07:00 pm
The Canisius Center for Professional Development and School of Education and Human Services present Steve Tasker's Self-Leadership Experience. The three-day leadership program for high school students will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 4-6, on the Canisius campus.
Ortt, Walmart present WNY Warriors Flight with $20,000 grant
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 06:50 pm
The Western New York Warriors Flight received a grant of $20,000 from the Walmart Foundation Thursday as part of both organizations' commitments to serving this nation's heroes.
NT library director chosen for leadership program
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 06:00 pm
In August, 40 librarians from throughout the United States will gather for an immersive leadership development program for future library leaders -- and one of them will be from North Tonawanda.
Contestants sought for Canal Fest pageants
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 06:00 pm
The various Canal Fest pageants have been taking place for most of the festival's 26 years -- but the allure of that once-prized crown and sash might be slipping.
Niagara County offers health workshops
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 06:00 pm
Niagara County Office for the Aging and the Niagara County Department of Health are sponsoring several local, free health workshops in July.
Buffalo Sabres sign defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 05:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti to a one-year, two-way contract.
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine seeks nonprofit applicants to receive up to $5,000 in grant funding
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 04:00 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, the area's largest provider of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care with more than 30 surgeons and physicians at 11 locations throughout Western New York, invites nonprofit organizations to submit applications to receive grant funding through the CommunityCare program.