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Niagara County Auxiliary Police Academy graduates 9
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
On Wednesday evening, April 9, eight men and one woman representing the Niagara County Auxiliary Police Department graduated from the Niagara County Auxiliary Police Academy.
Cat doesn't like road trips? Tips to help Fluffy enjoy the ride
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
When it comes to pets, dogs travel with their humans the most often. In fact, they account for over 85 percent of pet travelers. This makes sense; most dogs are happy to go on adventures. They love car rides and can't wait to hop in and head out anywhere, whether it's down the street to the park or halfway across the country on an extended road trip.
NY Power Authority 2013 annual report highlights financial strength
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
The New York Power Authority on Monday issued its 2013 annual report, combining a summary of the past year's accomplishments with updates on its sustainability activities in one comprehensive publication.

At the same time as the issuance of its annual report, NYPA also released an overview of its financial performance during the past three years, which can be viewed at http://www.nypa.gov/AR13/ar13-Financials.pdf. Both documents demonstrate how prudent management practices place NYPA in a strong financial position to implement its 2014-19 strategic vision, announced last month, and available at www.nypa.gov/PDFs/StraVis2014/.

First Niagara sponsors New York State Business Plan Competition
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is sponsoring the fifth annual New York Business Plan Competition. The event is hosted by The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany's School of Business, and Syracuse University, in partnership with SEFCU, SUNY, and collegiate partner institutions across the state.

The 2014 New York Business Plan Competition features regional competitions in New York's 10 Regional Economic Development Council zones that will lead up to a statewide final competition at CNSE's Albany Nanotech Complex on April 25.

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy information session April 24
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will hold an information session for interested individuals Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Dunleavy Hall on the Niagara University campus.
Percy to present war of 1812 program in NT
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda History Museum will host Town of Tonawanda Historian John W. Percy as he presents a program on the War of 1812 in Western New York. The event begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Percy is an ex-officio trustee and advisory committee member of the History Museum.
Lineup announced for second annual BuffaLoveFest
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the lineup for its second annual BuffaLoveFest, an event featuring all things "Buffalo." The inaugural BuffaLoveFest in 2013 was so successful, zoo officials decided to make the event bigger and better in 2014.
Aquarium of Niagara has 'SEAster Egg Hunt'
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 02:10 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara's annual "SEAster Egg Hunt" will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Whirlpool Street attraction. Kids won't get their feet wet, but to find their "SEAster" eggs, they'll have to check out the various salt and freshwater tanks on both levels.
Share the love, pass the buns
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 02:05 pm
On Wednesday, April 16, St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lewiston will distribute homemade hot cross buns.
DEC to hold CleanSweepNY program in WNY to collect unwanted pesticides and chemicals from farms and businesses
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 02:05 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will hold its 16th CleanSweepNY program the week of April 28 in Western New York.
NAWBO Buffalo Niagara elects officers, board of directors
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners has announced its 2014-15 officers and board of directors.
Chamber Awards Gala: Patti's Cut Above named Ransomville Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Patti's Cut Above as the recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
Salada discusses new community police initiatives for Youngstown
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 07:00 am
In an effort to reach out further to the community, Youngstown Police Chief Chris Salada announced this week a series of new initiatives intended to make his department more visible to village residents and businesses.
'Dessert and Wine in the Stacks' benefits Youngstown Library
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 07:00 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will host the fifth annual "Dessert and Wine in the Stacks" fundraiser Friday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Youngstown Free Library, located in the Red Brick School Village Center, 240 Lockport St. The event is suitable for adults and children.
Hibbard's is open
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 07:55 pm
Kiss winter goodbye: Hibbard's is open.

Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard officially began its summer season Friday in the Village of Lewiston. On a warm spring evening - after a long, cold winter - children and families lined up to grab the first ice cream treats of the season.

Lewiston Family Spring Fling returns April 27
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:50 pm
Spring has finally arrived in Lewiston, and with it the 19th annual Lewiston Family Spring Fling.
Grisanti-sponsored bill would ban pet tattoo and piercings
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, today announced he is co-sponsoring a bill that would ban the piercing or permanent tattooing of companion animals. He said subjecting pets to body piercing or tattooing is a cruel act that falls under the category of animal abuse.
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. announces staff promotions
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. recently announced the promotion of two staff members. Lana Perlman was appointed director of visitor services, while Lindsey Bowman was named tourism sales coordinator.
Ceretto demands explanation from National Grid, PSC for high electric rates
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, in response to the recent spike in electric rates, is demanding an explanation for the increase from both National Grid and the Public Service Commission.
'Sing for Your Supper' at Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
This year, on Tax Day, Hard Rock Café is cutting Americans a break by asking them to lay down their wallets and pick up the mic. On Tuesday, April 15, Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, opens up its stage to give fans a chance to "Sing for Your Supper."
End hunger ... one step at a time
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
Community Missions Inc. will host its annual "Walk for Niagara" (formerly "Feet or Famine") on Saturday, May 3, at Whirlpool State Park. Rain or shine, the event aims to raise awareness and funds for the agency's crisis services programs, which include the community soup kitchen, food pantry, clothing closet, and emergency housing shelter.
Memorial Medical Center honors volunteers
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center turned the spotlight on its volunteers Tuesday, celebrating their service and commitment at a luncheon at the Four Points by Sheraton.
Niagara University reschedules contemporary Catholicism expert for April 25
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:00 pm
Niagara University intended to host the Rev. James L. Heft, S.M., for an address on "Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue" in March, but a blizzard blew those plans away.
Quasar reps grilled at Wheatfield meeting
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 07:00 pm
Quasar Energy Group brought a four-man team to Wheatfield's Community Center to answer questions about the safety of equate and the company's plan to build a 5 million gallon storage tank.
Day of pampering at Tonawanda Castle
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Be a pampered princess in a "castle" on Saturday, April 12, as the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas hosts the Tonawandas' Women's Expo & Boutique at the landmark Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware St., in Tonawanda.
80 Leadership Niagara members convene in Canada for binational relationship building
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:35 pm
Leadership Niagara will travel to St. Catherines, Ontario, for a daylong session on binational relationship building and best practices on creating and sustaining cross-border communities with their Canadian counterparts, Leadership Niagara of Ontario.
Higgins: $400,000 grant for Roswell Park to study pancreatic cancer
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded $406,247 in grant funding from the National Cancer Institute. The two-year federal grant will provide $221,589 toward the project in the first year, and $184,658 the following year.

"We know that cancer research saves lives," said Higgins, a member of the House Cancer Caucus. "The certainty of continued funding from sources like the National Cancer Institute that allows researchers to explore a wide range of treatment options is critical to the goal of finding a cure."

The grant will allow Roswell Park researchers to study an innovative new treatment, anticancer agent FL118, for pancreatic cancer.

'Fan Appreciation Night' closes out Sabres' season
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will host their annual "Fan Appreciation Night" Sunday, April 13, during the team's final game of the 2013-14 regular season.
Donna Fernandes keynote speaker at ABWA WNY spring event at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:15 pm
The American Business Women's Association Western New York Charter Chapter has announced Dr. Donna Fernandes, president and CEO of the Buffalo Zoo, will be the keynote speaker at ABWA WNY's spring networking and professional development event.
Catholic Charities: Appeal Week 2014 opens with $7.9 million raised toward $10.8 million goal
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:10 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, announced earlier this week Catholic Charities' 90th annual appeal has raised $7,941,945.04 to date, representing 73.5 percent of the $10.8 million goal.
National Grid urges caution during 'National Safe Digging Month'
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:05 pm
As spring weather brings more outdoor work by individuals, contractors and excavators, National Grid offers an important safety message: Call before you dig.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital taking back unwanted prescription drugs
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:05 pm
On April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mount St. Mary's Hospital and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Buffalo Zoo debuts ocelot kitten
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Zoo's latest addition, an ocelot kitten, is now on exhibit in M&T Bank Rainforest Falls. The kitten was born to first-time parents Pedro and Ayla on Dec. 10. Keepers in the exhibit named the spunky little girl "Arieta." They report she is a fast learner and very active in the exhibit.
State DOT highlights safe driving in highway construction work zones
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:05 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald has kicked off the highway and bridge construction season with a message to New York motorists to use caution in highway maintenance and construction work zones.
NU's Institute of Applied Learning offering pair of summer STEM camps
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
According to US2020, by 2018, there will be 1.2 million job openings in the U.S. in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, with a significant shortage of qualified applicants to fill them.
Pastor Darius Pridgen serves as House of Representatives guest chaplain at Congressman Higgins' invitation
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
The Rev. Darius Pridgen of True Bethel Baptist Church led the House of Representatives' opening prayer Wednesday. Pridgen, who serves congregations in both Buffalo and Niagara Falls and holds the position of Buffalo Common Council president, was invited to address U.S. Representatives by Congressman Brian Higgins.
'Meet Me at the CAM': 'Dream Windows: An Exploration of the Japanese Garden' set for April 16
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
The Castellani Art Museum's art history series "Meet Me at the CAM" continues Wednesday, April 16, with "Dream Windows: An Exploration of the Japanese Garden," a presentation by Robert Poczik.
CCE Niagara County seeks participants for 2014 photo contest
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking for entrants for its 2014 photo contest. The theme is: "A Good Thing Growing - Celebrating Niagara County Agriculture." Organizers are looking to recognize, promote and celebrate:
Niagara History Center: 'History on Wheels' spring bus trip to visit historic sites in Buffalo
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
The History Center of Niagara is taking reservations for its 2014 spring bus trip, which will be held Saturday, June 7. The daylong bus tour, running from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature visits and views of some of Buffalo's most historic places.
Ceretto pushes equal pay legislation on Equal Pay Day
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto renewed his commitment to the concept of equal pay for equal work on Tuesday, Equal Pay Day. As the sponsor of equal pay legislation in the Assembly (A8784), Ceretto is pushing to have the bill brought to the Assembly floor for a vote.
 


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