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Artpark is putting the art back in the park
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:30 pm
For the past three weeks, five grad students from five colleges have been working on the installation of five different outdoor art projects around the Village of Lewiston's state park.
Good golf, better values taught at First Tee
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:30 pm
The Niagara Frontier Country Club is teaming up with the Western New York Chapter of The First Tee to present a junior golf program this summer for youth ages 5-18. Over the course of seven consecutive Fridays (June 26 through Aug. 14), participants will receive instruction from PGA golf professionals Daniel Antonucci, Matt Clark and Frank Garcia, while also learning valuable life lessons.
A new role for a lifelong Western New Yorker
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:10 pm
Hi. I'm Jill Keppeler, and I'm the new editor of the Niagara-Wheatfield/North Tonawanda Tribune.
Town of Niagara: Board OKs tobacco-free policy
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
The Town of Niagara board voted unanimously Tuesday night to establish a policy banning smoking and tobacco use in town public recreation areas such as playgrounds, playing fields and parks.
Kids Fishing Derby marks 20th year
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
As their 20th year as the organizers of the Kids Fishing Derby in Tonawanda approaches, John and Kate White still have the same goal they did back when it all started.
Replica ships sail into Western New York
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
Two pieces of history are docked at the Erie Basin Marina, 329 Erie St., Buffalo through early June 24.
Making a splash
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
Even as the Aquarium of Niagara marks its 50th anniversary, plans are afoot to bring the venerable local institution into its future.
Town of Grand Island receives environmental award
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:55 pm
The Town of Grand Island was one of four municipalities that received certificates of accomplishment for earning the Erie County Environmental Management Council's Environmental Excellence Award for projects each has completed.
Oh, it's a big Deal
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
Deal Realty is coming to Center Street.
Pick your favorite summer eats, enter to win
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 03:00 pm
Summer is the time for hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue ... and ice cream!
Haseley Family Chiropractic opens new site
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:40 pm
Haseley Family Chiropractic celebrated a grand opening and ribbon-cutting Thursday with family, friends, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and Niagara County Legislator Chairman William Ross.
Ortt's bill would ease burden on veterans who need prosthetics
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:35 pm
The New York State Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, that would ensure wounded veterans get the medical services they need after serving our country. The bill (S.5943) would cover the cost of prosthetic devices for members of the armed forces who suffered injuries while on active duty.
Pets and distracted driving: A dangerous combination
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:30 pm
With busy summer travel season right around the corner, many families are planning to hit the road with their families - and that, of course, means their four-legged family members, too. To ensure safe travels for everyone, it's important to take heed of a very real pet travel safety issue: pets and distracted driving.
Welcome to Sanborn, Bello Boutique
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:30 pm
Bello Boutique, a new women's accessory store in Sanborn, celebrated its grand opening and ribbon-cutting with the Sanborn Business & Professional Association and Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Niagara Falls Memorial receives children's health home designation
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been designated as a children's health home by the New York State Department of Health. This designation permits Niagara Falls Memorial to provide care management services to eligible children throughout Niagara County.
Buffalo Sabres development camp slated for July 6-12
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will hold 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.
Erie County: Eligible residents encouraged to apply for summer food service program
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is encouraging eligible residents to apply for the summer food service program.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce names visitor guide cover winner
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:20 pm
As the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce was preparing for the design of its annual visitors guide, staffers decided to look beyond the stock photos in their files and asked the public to provide images for a chance to design the cover.
Sabres hire Murray and Barr as assistant coaches
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Terry Murray and Dave Barr were hired as assistant coaches to serve on head coach Dan Bylsma's coaching staff.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops offers 'Fun by the Forkful' July 11-12
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
The Taste of Buffalo, presented by Tops Markets, celebrates 32 years of showcasing culinary delights from all over Western New York this summer.
UB researchers take important steps toward understanding how animals make sense of the auditory world
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking, just before the dinner crowd's arrival. Business is slow at first, but picks up quickly - just like the sound level. Music plays, glasses clink, servers discuss specials. Discussions are everywhere, colliding and competing with the other noises.
Fire up summer 2015 with fresh grilling ideas from Tops Friendly Markets
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
With summer a mere days away, this is the perfect time to spice up the grilling season for those interested in more than the traditional favorites like burgers and hot dogs. Tops Friendly Markets has ideas to take a different spin on summer cookouts.
Ortt, Kearns join forces to fight New York's synthetic drug crisis
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Co-Chair Sen. Rob Ortt and his Senate colleagues passed a bill Wednesday that would help put more drug dealers behind bars for selling dangerous synthetic drugs.
Ceretto helps pass legislation protecting college students
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto joined a bipartisan effort to pass legislation that would better protect college students from sexual assault by implementing stricter procedures and policies at every college and university in New York.
Buffalo Philharmonic seeks to raise $75,000 in 75 days
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:40 pm
When JoAnn Falletta renewed her contract as Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra music director, it inspired one board member to issue a challenge to the community.
Niagara County building renamed for Ross
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:35 pm
A unanimous Niagara County Legislature chose to honor its longest-serving chairman by naming a newly acquired county building after him the day after he leaves office, with a top county lawmaker hailing the departing presiding officer as "a great leader ... and a friend."
Niagara Falls Memorial launches new P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a four-year, $1.15 million state grant to launch a new service to holistically address the health and social needs of women and their families.
Poloncarz declares June 'Elder Abuse Awareness Month' in Erie County
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has declared June as "Elder Abuse Awareness Month" in Erie County. He joined with various community partners to draw attention to a serious social issue that includes an increase in the number of cases involving financial abuse of local senior citizens.
Ceretto helps pass pet-friendly legislation
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, continues to advocate for pets in New York, and helped pass legislation that would allow restaurant owners to permit dogs to join their owners at outdoor dining areas.
Black Willow Wines continues to bring home medals
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:25 pm
Four of Black Willow Winery wines continued their winning streak this year at the 2015 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition, the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine Competition and Beverage World's 6th annual BevStar Awards.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2015 preseason schedule
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's 2015 preseason schedule. The Sabres will play seven games, including three home games at First Niagara Center. Ticket information and pricing will be announced at a later date.
NTCC unveils economic impact figures as part of annual report
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. today unveiled its 2014 annual report to its stakeholders and local government partners, including Niagara County and the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls. The report highlighted the economic impacts of the 2014 tourism season.
Buffalo Sabres Foundation, partners announce affordable housing project
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Foundation, in conjunction with Saving Grace Ministries Inc. and True Community Development Corp., today announced the Patriot Heights Apartments Project, which will provide affordable housing for single mothers who are military veterans.
Ortt puts a dent in scrap metal theft
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The New York State Senate late last night passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, aimed at preventing scrap metal theft. The bill (S.4882) prohibits the sale or purchase of certain items as scrap by creating a scrap processor registration system. Ortt said he believes the measures will help curtail copper theft.
Golf tournament supports services at OUN
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara hosted its 31st annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament Monday, June 8, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club. Proceeds from the event benefit the 600-plus individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities supported by the agency.
Crosby's, MDA join forces to help send kids with muscle disease to summer camp
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Nearly 50 Crosby's Convenience Store locations in the Western New York area will raise money to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of kids fighting muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases that limit muscle strength and mobility by participating in the MDA summer camp mobile program.
Buffalo viewership soars for deciding Stanley Cup Finals game
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 10:55 am
Monday night's Stanley Cup Final series-clinching Game 6 on NBC delivered at 5.6 metered market rating, the third-best for a Game 6 on record (since 1995) and NBC's fourth-best NHL overnight ever, according to The Nielsen Company.
Chicago Blackhawks win 2015 Stanley Cup Final on NBC
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 09:25 am
The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 2-0 Monday in Game 6 on NBC to win the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. It was Chicago's third Stanley Cup title in six seasons.
Niagara County employees advised of asbestos at site
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 09:25 am
Niagara County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz issued a memorandum Monday to county employees working at a county site, which preliminary tests indicate may have non-airborne, non-particulate asbestos, to ensure employees are informed and included in the investigation process.
Amanda Lynn's Law passes in Senate and Assembly
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 08:45 pm
Both the New York State Senate and the Assembly have now passed Amanda Lynn's Law, ending a five-year impasse between both houses of the Legislature.