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Teach kids in your life to 'Give a Hoot About Saving'
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 07:00 am
Greater Niagara FCU says learning to save for what one wants in life is a crucial life skill, but it's one too few young people are learning.
Public hearings set for RG&E, NYSEG windstorm investigation
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 04:15 pm
The New York State Department of Public Service announced it will hold four public statement hearings to receive public comment on Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation's (RG&E) and New York State Electric & Gas Corp.'s (NYSEG) preparation for and response to the severe windstorms that swept through parts of Western New York and the Finger Lakes, causing widespread power outages on March 8 and 9.
YBPA sends thanks for successful St. Patrick's Day Parade
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:40 pm
The sixth annual "O'Riordan St. Patrick's Day Parade," held March 18, was a huge success!
Top regional experts to discuss future of health care management
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:20 pm
As the debate over health care reform continues, the region's top health care leaders will share their insights during a panel discussion hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Management on April 24 on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Spring career fair on Wednesday
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:05 pm
Niagara County's annual spring career fair - where local job-seekers are paired with local employers looking for quality workers - will be held Wednesday, Director of Employment and Training Department Donald Jablonski said.
Empire State Development announces collaboration between growing WNY business & 43North winner
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:00 pm
Empire State Development on Monday announced the successful venture between two state-supported businesses. Mayer Brothers is the exclusive bottler of Asarasi Sparkling Tree Water.
Ten Lives Club, Ink Inc. collaborate on 'Tats For Cats' tattoo fundraiser
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:10 am
Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption Group and Ink Inc. Tattoo Parlour invite cat lovers throughout Western New York to take their love to the next level with a permanent tattoo.
Film explores end-of-life care
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:10 am
In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Hospice Buffalo is hosting a free community screening of the PBS "FRONTLINE" documentary "Being Mortal" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at their Mitchell Campus in the Education Center (225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga).
St. Peter's Episcopal Church to train local tourism workers
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:05 am
Jamie Giddens is the project director for a unique 40-hour hospitality and service industry training program. The project is a ministry of St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 140 Rainbow Blvd., in downtown Niagara Falls.
Chris Maloney Legacy Foundation announces first fundraising golf tournament
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:05 am
The Chris Maloney Legacy Foundation will host its first charity golf tournament to celebrate the life of Christopher Thomas Maloney, and to raise awareness of the growing issues surrounding addiction. The event is slated for Monday, June 19, at the Lockport Town & Country Club, 717 East Ave.
Memorial promotes Peggy Grandinetti to VP of information systems and technology
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 10:50 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has promoted Peggy Grandinetti to vice president of information systems and technology.
Poloncarz, Ryan strengthen protections for seniors with 'Ruthie's Law,' state legislation to hold nursing homes accountable
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 10:50 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined late last week by New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan (149th District), Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger, Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues, and concerned residents to unveil a package of actions designed to better protect seniors in nursing homes following a fatal attack on such a resident last year.
High school baseball preview: Niagara Falls looking for 3rd straight title appearance
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 10:00 am
The 2017 Niagara Falls High School baseball team is coming into the season with high expectations and revenge on its mind.
Cuomo directs investigation into white supremacist flyers found in Lewiston
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 06:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released this statement on Saturday:
Chamber Awards Gala: Claudia Marasco, Arlene Sliz named Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Claudia Marasco and Arlene Sliz were chosen by Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano and the Board of Trustees as the 2017 Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year. Together, their volunteer work for the "Invest in a Vest" program has ensured extra protection for our local police force.
Village of Lewiston: Trustees look to shore up public safety in wake of storms, ahead of festival season
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Local leaders are brainstorming ways to ensure the public is protected from future storms, safe during long-term power outages, and shielded from acts of violence at large gatherings.
Summer of '69 All-Star Band, celebrity bartenders join together for HART
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Western New York's renowned Summer of '69 All-Star Band will take the Lewiston Event Center stage on Saturday, April 8. From 6-10 p.m., these musicians will be joined by Lewiston Music School students and local celebrities in a fundraiser for the interfaith Home Assistance Referral Team.
Island of Hope: Dynamic Duo named Relay For Life honorary survivors
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 07:00 am
Mark Gorton, an audiovisual technician for the Grand Island school system, and Matthew Eggers, a second-grader at Huth Road Elementary School, have been named as "Dynamic Duo," who will serve as the honorary survivors in the 2017 Relay For Life, scheduled for 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, June 9, at Veterans Park.
Grand Island Town Board: Moratorium on special use permits in ag districts approved
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board voted Monday to establish a local law, putting a nine-month moratorium in place for special use permit requirements in an agriculture district.
Artpark makes final push for 'Niagara '79' 2017 campaign
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 06:25 pm
In the summer of 1979, artist Gene Davis (whose estate is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum) installed artwork at Artpark titled "Niagara '79." The artwork came to be known as "The Painted Parking Lot," and guests said it was "incredible."
Maid of the Mist ready for earliest launch in history
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 03:25 pm
For the second consecutive season, the Maid of the Mist will launch on the earliest date in the storied history of one of North America's longest-running tourist attractions.
Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2017 starts April 2
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 03:25 pm
Appeal Week 2017, in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, begins next weekend (April 2) in celebration of the generosity of Western New Yorkers who have contributed to the 2017 annual Appeal for Catholic Charities, and to encourage those who have not already donated to do so.
Mobile Veterans Center service vehicle to visit Lewiston
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 03:10 pm
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, announced the Mobile Veterans Center service vehicle will be in Lewiston on Saturday, April 1.
Discover Niagara Shuttle readies for 2017
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 03:05 pm
Spring has sprung and the Discover Niagara Shuttle is readying for the 2017 tourist season.
Fundraiser to support Response to Love Center
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 02:40 pm
The Ultimate Music Trivia Contest, a fundraiser for the Response to Love Center, run the Sister Johnice Rzadkiewicz, in Buffalo, will take place at 6 p.m. at the Flying Bison Brewery, 840 Seneca St., on Friday, March 31.
American Niagara Hospitality donates over 2,500 items to Community Missions
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 02:10 pm
American Niagara Hospitality, which owns and operates Sheraton At The Falls, Days Inn At The Falls, Rainforest Cafe, TGI Fridays, Starbucks Café and the Niagara American Grill, donated over 2,500 items to Community Missions in Niagara Falls on Tuesday. Additionally, the company's 50 managers visited to the agency to volunteer, learn and to demonstrate community leadership.
Wheatfield: Board approves rezoning of property on NF Boulevard
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 11:45 am
Although the Wheatfield Town Board has not made a decision on whether it will zone the area along Niagara Falls Boulevard as commercial, council members did approve the rezoning of a business's property that was split by residential and commercially zoned land.
Town of Niagara considers updated noise ordinance
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 11:45 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board is considering an updated noise ordinance for the entire town.
Demolition begins at Fairchild site
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 09:45 pm
Demolition of the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home began on Wednesday, and is expected to continue over the next few weeks.
DEC proposes additional free fishing days
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 04:15 pm
Based on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's signed legislation in 2014 authorizing additional statewide free fishing days, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing four free sport fishing days be added to complement the state's existing free sport fishing days.
DeGraff Hospital emergency department project progressing
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 04:05 pm
Kaleida Health's plan to enhance and upgrade its Niagara County hospital location continues to progress. The health system announced The Pike Co. will serve as the construction manager for the $7.8-million renovation DeGraff Memorial Hospital's emergency department.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara: Annual golf fundraiser date set
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 04:05 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's annual golf raffle will take place from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Sanborn Fire Co. firehall at 5811 Buffalo St., Sanborn.
Latest mammography technology available at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 04:05 pm
The Breast Care Center of Mount St. Mary's Hospital is now home to the latest technology to detect breast cancer.
Heart, Love & Soul to host annual recognition dinner
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 04:00 pm
Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room will hold its annual recognition dinner to take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Heart, Love & Soul, 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls.
Attorney General Schneiderman announces felony indictment of Ortt and Maziarz
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 02:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Thursday announced the unsealing of an indictment charging New York State Sen. Robert Ortt with three felony counts of filing a false instrument in the first degree. Ortt's predecessor in the state senate, former State Sen. George Maziarz, was also charged in the indictment with five felony counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree.
DEC initiates landfill testing in Wheatfield
Wed, Mar 22nd 2017 06:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Tuesday it will begin "a detailed environmental study" at the former Niagara Sanitation Landfill site on Nash Road in Wheatfield.
EC Parks Department offers golf season passes
Wed, Mar 22nd 2017 06:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced golf passes for the 2017 season are now available. And, for the next two weekends, golfers will be able to renew their passes at either the Grover Cleveland of Elma Meadows golf course.
ECHDC: Applications open for programming & events at Canalside
Wed, Mar 22nd 2017 06:30 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Be Our Guest on Thursday announced applications are now open for programs and events at Canalside.
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station's 107th redesignates as attack wing
Tue, Mar 21st 2017 08:15 pm
Local officials joined members of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing to acknowledge the venue's redesignation as the 107th Attack Wing. The ceremony was held Tuesday at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Peace Bridge going green in recognition of CP Awareness Month; local nonprofit plans fundraiser
Tue, Mar 21st 2017 12:05 pm
March is Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Month. More than 750,000 people in the U.S. are affected by this disability.