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Niagara Falls: Levesque Institute honored by Our Lady of Angels Association
Fri, May 20th 2016 06:50 am
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement and its director, Dr. David Taylor, were honored by the Our Lady of Angels Association during the organization's annual Vincentian Charities Dinner, which was held Thursday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
'Giving Larry a voice': Social service agency embraces business intelligence innovation to design its future
Thu, May 19th 2016 05:40 pm
For Larry Diamond, services provided by Community Missions, Niagara County's largest private provider of basic human needs, have been instrumental in his recovery from a difficult time of his life.
Previte keynote speaker as U.S., Canada police agencies honor officers killed on duty
Thu, May 19th 2016 05:35 pm
Lewiston Police Chief Frank Previte offered a moving and eloquent message Wednesday as law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored at the 19th annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
Buffalo Avenue's Ricky's Pub & Pizzeria hosts 'Good Times Never Come' film crew
Wed, May 18th 2016 05:30 pm
Crewmembers shot scenes of the new film "Good Times Never Come" Sunday at Ricky's Pub & Pizzeria (also known as Nifty Fiftys) at 7710 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Road rules for Memorial Day pet road trip
Wed, May 18th 2016 04:55 pm
Before you hit the road, it's important to plan ahead for pet travel and always keep the best interests of your furry sidekick in mind.
'Powerful People, Powerful Places' walking tour of downtown Niagara Falls
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:25 pm
Join the Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Society twice a week for a 90-minute walking tour of downtown Niagara Falls and hear the stories of women and men, black and white, local and immigrant, who worked the mills, served the tourists, started new companies and built the houses that created local success.
Lewiston Jazz Festival now accepting scholarship applications
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:05 pm
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival board of directors announces the availability of a $1,000 scholarship to be presented at the 15th annual Lewiston Jazz Festival.
Lighthouse goes Haitian
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:05 pm
For years, Solid Rock Ministries has partnered with Lockport Alliance Church to present The Lighthouse Cafe. On Saturday, May 21, Lockport Alliance Church presents a one-time-only Haitian coffeehouse at 7 p.m. with music from various artists.
Collins announces $88,858 grant for Adams Fire Co.
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:05 pm
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $88,858 in federal funding for Adams Fire Co. in Wheatfield.
Meetings for dementia caregiver support groups in Niagara County
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:05 pm
Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be stressful and isolating, but support groups can provide coping tools and a welcoming embrace from others in the same position.
Canisius College hosts 'Be The Light Youth Theology Institute'
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:05 pm
High school students entering their junior and senior years are invited to take up residence at Canisius College, from July 5-10 for the inaugural "Be the Light Youth Theology Institute."
Dominic Hofert Diamond Classic golf outing debuts this summer
Wed, May 18th 2016 01:10 pm
Friends and family of Dominic Hofert will host a golf tournament in his memory on Monday, Aug. 1, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road, Youngstown.
Niagara County: Village of Lewiston ZBA must rescind 'Paladino plaza' variances
Wed, May 18th 2016 09:40 am
The Village of Lewiston learned this week it inadvertently missed a step in its procedure leading to the Zoning Board of Appeals granting five variances to Ellicott Development for its "Paladino plaza." Subsequently, the ZBA will hold a special meeting (time TBD) to rescind the variances.
Forced to miss commencement, NU theater grad receives diploma on Kavinoky stage
Tue, May 17th 2016 12:00 pm
Niagara University theater major Kathleen Macari made the decision a few months ago that she would forego walking during her undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday in order to play the lead role in her first professional show.
Semifinalists selected in 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:55 am
Eight semifinalists have been selected from a global pool of applicants to come to Buffalo on June 8 to compete in the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, co-sponsored by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and WNED | WBFO.
Buffalo Bills offensive linemen Eric Wood to host second annual 'Dinner for a Difference'
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:55 am
Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood will hold his second annual "Dinner for a Difference," hosted by the Hyatt Regency, on June 1.
Niagara County Community College receives $500,000 from The John R. Oishei Foundation
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:40 am
A major grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation will help Niagara County Community College complete improvements to the college's current library facility, transforming it into a vibrant and welcoming learning commons space.
National Grid reminds customers to be safe when working, playing outdoors
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:40 am
The return of better weather has people heading outdoors for seasonal fun, projects and chores. May is National Electrical Safety Month, dedicated to safe practices in and around the home and workplace, and National Grid is using the opportunity to promote a special focus around electrical safety outdoors.
LCTV announces scholarship winners
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:40 am
Lockport Community Television, along with the Lockport Community Cable Commission and Time Warner Cable, announced a total of $10,800 in scholarships was disbursed among nine recipients.
University at Buffalo one of three winners in Cuomo's Energy to Lead competition
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:10 pm
A University at Buffalo-backed plan to create 100 megawatts of new, locally produced solar energy within the next four years is among the winners of a clean energy competition for New York colleges and universities.
Empire State Development: BeauVine Vineyards to expand, increase production
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:10 pm
Empire State Development today announced BeauVine Vineyards LLC, a family-owned business in Niagara County, will expand its operation by adding a grape-processing building and additional acreage resulting in an increase in the amount of grapes grown for wine production in New York.
Poloncarz honors first responders, joins Neaverth to proclaim 'EMS Week in Erie County
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:10 pm
Today at the Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center in Cheektowaga, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Emergency Services Commissioner Dan Neaverth Jr., members of the Erie County Emergency Medical Services department and emergency medical service providers from around Erie County in proclaiming "EMS Week" in the county.
Summer 2016 Outer Harbor programming and events schedule released
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:05 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the newly created Outer Harbor Management Group (OHMG) today announced their 2016 season of new site amenities, summer events and public-access programming, ensuring Buffalo's Outer Harbor waterfront will be a destination for the entire Western New York community as well as the region's visitors.
Dan Lambert named head coach of Rochester Americans
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:05 pm
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray announced today Dan Lambert has been named head coach of the Rochester Americans, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Sabres. Randy Cunneyworth has been reassigned to a position within the Sabres player development department.
Ellen Latham tells NCCC graduates 'Believe in the power of change'
Mon, May 16th 2016 10:05 am
"Relentless focus" and "believing in yourself" were the themes of the message given by Niagara County Community College keynote speaker and alumna Ellen Latham at the 52nd annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday at the Seneca Niagara Events Center.
North Tonawanda History Museum to celebrate 'Jim (Herk) Hurtubise Day'
Mon, May 16th 2016 10:00 am
The North Tonawanda History Museum will offer reduced admission from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, as part of its celebration of "Jim (Herk) Hurtubise Day in North Tonawanda." The museum is located at 54 Webster St.
Grand Island: Apex Parks Group acquires Martin's Fantasy Island
Sat, May 14th 2016 09:20 pm
California-based Apex Parks Group has announced the acquisition of Martin's Fantasy Island theme park on Grand Island. This is Apex Parks Group's first acquisition for 2016.
Habitat for Humanity, Lewiston Garden Club join forces
Sat, May 14th 2016 09:20 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club and the Niagara Chapter of Habitat for Humanity used their unique skills to help a new homeowner on Saturday.
Youngstown discusses safety measures, signs
Sat, May 14th 2016 09:05 pm
Thursday night's Youngstown Village Board meeting was dedicated almost entirely to making improvements throughout the village.
Grand Island: Brian Graham appointed superintendent of schools
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education has appointed Dr. Brian Graham as its next superintendent of schools.
Tempers flare at Porter Town Board meeting
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
Town of Porter residents continued to voice their opinions over perceived town enforcement issues concerning a Lake Road property, at Monday night's Town Board meeting.
Village of Lewiston again making push for pedestrian safety
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston prides itself on being a "walkable community." Its elected and appointed leaders work to make the municipality a safe place for residents and tourists to operate.
Lewiston names Dave Trane highway superintendent
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
With spring moving into summer, the Lewiston Town Board appears to be working more proactively on town affairs.
Elderwood Health Plan to begin serving residents in six WNY counties
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
Elderwood Health Plan, a locally based managed long-term care (MLTC) plan, was granted approval by the New York State Department of Health to begin enrolling members.
Former Trinity pastor watches Mercury transit the sun
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
As the pastor emeritus of Trinity United Methodist Church, it's entirely natural for Paul Robinson to be looking toward the heavens.
Niagara Open looking for golfers
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host its annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament on Monday, June 13, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 61st class
Fri, May 13th 2016 10:50 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 61st class during a ceremony held May 11 at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
New OB/GYN Center opens at Summit
Fri, May 13th 2016 10:35 pm
The OB/GYN Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is now seeing patients at its recently opened second location.
Buffalo History Museum hosts annual 'Food Truck Rodeo'
Fri, May 13th 2016 10:30 pm
The Buffalo History Museum hosts its fourth "Food Truck Rodeo" featuring 11 food trucks with menus offering a variety of specialized dishes and desserts the first Wednesday of summer months.