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State announces $7 million in funding to help disabled obtain federal benefits
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance has announced more than $7 million has been awarded to help provide legal assistance to people who have been denied federal disability benefits.
Breastfeeding Walk & Healthy Baby Festival Aug. 5 in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
A family fun walk, children's activities, games, education, community resource tables and prizes are all part of the annual Breastfeeding Walk & Healthy Baby Festival hosted by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children nutrition program.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Clyde's Feed & Animal Center Saturday
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Sonny, Cher, Dreyfus and Pepper from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 1, at Clyde's Feed and Animal Center, 3972 Lockport-Olcott Road, Lockport (Wrights Corners).
Ortt questions NFTA on service cuts as ADA celebrates anniversary
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 04:00 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt stood alongside other elected officials and advocates Saturday on the steps of North Tonawanda City Hall to call on the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to reinstate the 57 flex bus route and part of the 55L route.
Adrian's cruise fundraiser supports CCFA
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 11:00 am
Adrian's Custard & Beef is the Island hub for fundraising to battle Crohn's disease and colitis.
Gus Macker tournament reaffirmed despite negative feedback from critics
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 10:55 am
Gus Macker basketball tournament organizer Corey McGowan received approval for his event from the Grand Island Town Board on Monday, but not without some anxious moments.
Pierce Arrow classics
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 11:15 pm
A fleet of Pierce Arrow cars could be found Wednesday on Water Street in the Village of Lewiston. The cars are circa 1913-30 and, yes, they are very expensive.
Interview: Rend Collective brings celebration songs to Kingdom Bound
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:55 pm
Indefinable Irish outfit Rend Collective makes music for the masses (and makes no bones about its intention).
'Paddles Up' for a river adventure
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 12:00 pm
The annual "Paddles Up" event was the one of the first things Amy Smith and her family participated in after moving to Grand Island four years ago in July.
O'Neill charged in Wheatfield blast
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 11:15 am
The Wheatfield man involved in an explosion Tuesday on Walmore Road now faces charges after investigators found seven improvised explosive devises in the garage where the blast took place.
A lot of work goes into that Polish platter
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:30 am
For visitors to the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas, the most strenuous part of getting that Polish platter at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish tent is waiting in the inevitable line of hungry festivalgoers.
Part of their world: In Good Company brings theater experience to WNY kids
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:20 am
On a recent summer evening at North Tonawanda's Fishermen's Park, there were no fishermen in sight - but there were many "fish."
Pieces of the Past: North Tonawanda History Museum
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:15 am
When new visitors arrive at the North Tonawanda History Museum, executive director Donna Zellner Neal warns them that they will almost certainly need more time than they've planned.
Five charged in turtle beating
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:05 am
All five of those believed to be involved in the brutal beating of a snapping turtle at a party in Wolcottsville have been located and face charges for their actions, according to the SPCA of Niagara County.
Royalty crowned at Canal Fest pageants
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:05 am
Cara Porto of North Tonawanda is the new Canal Fest queen.
Niagara University student uses social media to land spot on Food Network cooking show
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:50 pm
A Niagara University student has leveraged a self-professed addiction to Instagram into a starring appearance on one of television's most popular competitive cooking shows.
Artpark artist seeking community-created clay works for park installation
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:40 pm
Niagara County artist Karen Sirgey will be implementing her community art installation at Artpark this August. She will explore the theme of "Contribution" by inviting the public to participate in the creation of her large-scale sculpture.
Buffalo Sabres: Jerry D'Amigo signs two-way contract
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Jerry D'Amigo to a one-year, two-way contract.
Niagara County traveler advisory
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation has announced a project to replace box culverts on Route 31 in the vicinity of Niagara County Community College, in the Town of Cambria, is scheduled to begin Monday, July 27.
St. Mary, St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church host annual festival
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
St. Mary and St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church of the Greater Buffalo area has announced its seventh annual festival will take place Aug. 21-23 on the church premises, 350 Wheatfield St., North Tonawanda.
Carol Caswell honored as HANCI's 'Caring Counts' winner
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. has announced home care aide Carol Caswell is the recipient of the "Caring Counts" Award.
Dementia Care Conference in Niagara County
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
Family members who provide care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia are encouraged to attend a free Dementia Care Conference from 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 30 at The John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
United Way of Greater Niagara, FamilyWize announce savings of $540,532 for community
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, have announced local residents saved $540,532 on prescription costs as a result of a successful partnership between the two organizations.
Improvements underway at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
Interior work is well underway at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, as the initial phases of a $3 million-plus Erie County investment in houses 2 and 3 begin to take shape.
Collins helps secure $212,298 grant for City of Lockport Fire Department
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 09:30 am
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $212,298 in federal funding for the City of Lockport Fire Department. The grant was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, which is intended to support the recruitment, hiring and retention of firefighters.
Niagara Falls USA seeing record visitation numbers
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 09:25 am
Visitation to Niagara Falls USA is breaking all-time records this summer, as Niagara Falls State Park is celebrating 130 years, and new businesses and amenities are open in downtown Niagara Falls.
Artpark: Iconic roles are 'a dream' for 'Peter Pan' leads Hayley Podschun and John Bolton
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 08:55 am
It was "second star to the right" and straight on to Lewiston for actors Hayley Podschun and John Bolton.
Wage board votes to raise minimum wage for fast-food workers in New York state
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 04:10 pm
The Fast Food Wage Board voted Wednesday to gradually increase the minimum wage for fast-food workers in New York.
Erie County Office for the Disabled, partners to celebrate 25th anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 10:30 am
The Erie County Office for the Disabled will join numerous partners Sunday, July 26, at Canalside in Buffalo to participate in nationwide celebrations centered on the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibited discrimination against individuals with disabilities and also assured them equal opportunities.
Higgins announces Vacant Homes Act of 2015
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 10:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, joined members of the distressed properties task force in Western New York to announce the Vacant Homes Act, a bill designed to expedite the sale of underwater homes and foreclosures to prevent the buildup of vacant homes in neighborhoods and communities.
Savory Scoops with Christy & Sarina - The 755: Combining cultures
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:30 pm
Mediterranean food is not usually something sought out in Niagara Falls, but The 755 Restaurant and Lounge might be changing that preconceived notion.
Village of Lewiston honors retiring Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 04:15 pm
Mayor Terry Collesano and the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees presented retiring Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada with a framed proclamation of appreciation during Monday's monthly board meeting.
Buffalo Sabres: Johan Larsson signs one-year deal
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract.
Schneiderman, Gillibrand announce new push to ban plastic microbeads in personal care products
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 03:05 pm
Standing at the Long Island Maritime Museum, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, joined by Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay III and Executive Director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment Adrienne Esposito, announced a new push to ban plastic microbeads in personal care products.
Leading WNY tourism agencies achieve destination marketing accreditation
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 03:00 pm
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. and Visit Buffalo Niagara have satisfied the rigorous standards set forth by the professional destination marketing community. Therefore, NTCC and Visit Buffalo Niagara were awarded accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program.
BPO returns to Fort Niagara
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 02:55 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Old Fort Niagara for an evening of patriotic favorites and a grand fireworks display. Events begin at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 26.
One man injured in Wheatfield explosion
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 02:45 pm
A 44-year-old man suffered a "catastrophic" injury to his foot in an explosion early Tuesday morning in the Town of Wheatfield, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Bomb-making materials were found at the site.
Niagara County's Child Fatality Review Team to host crisis intervention training
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 09:55 am
The Niagara County Child Fatality Review Team will host a training program today to provide support and assistance to professionals who respond to child fatalities.
Helping the Earth: Compost bins and rain barrels available from Erie County
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
If you have a garden, you can help your plants thrive by purchasing a rain barrel and a compost bin.
Gus Macker seeking volunteers
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island, for the first time, will be part of the Gus Macker Tour. The Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball event will be held Aug. 29 and 30 and will be located on Grand Island Boulevard.