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Ortt: Protect victims, schools from sexual predators
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
State Sen. Robert Ortt has announced legislation (S.2069) that will prohibit sex offenders from living near schools or in close proximity to their victims.
Bouquets of Hope runs March 4-7
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
Welcome spring with a bouquet of fresh flowers March 4-7 during the 29th annual Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale.
Sabres Green Team to host 'Shredding Day' March 7
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team, in conjunction with First Niagara Bank and Shred-it, will partner to host a "Shredding Day" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, at First Niagara Bank in Depew, 1455 French Road.
WNY's largest St. Patrick's Day party returns to Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
More than 2,500 guests will fill The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., for the 33rd annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The event begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.
Small section of The Ice at Canalside to temporarily close for repair
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 10:40 am
Effective today, a crew will be on hand to repair a small section of The Ice at Canalside (approximately 2 percent of the 33,000-square-foot skating surface). The majority of the ice will remain open and available for public skating and other activities with the complete schedule available at www.canalsidebuffalo.com.
Senior Citizen of the Year nominations sought
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Office for the Aging is seeking nominations for Niagara County Senior Citizen of the Year. Each year, the office recognizes a senior who is an integral part of the community, giving back and serving residents of all ages.
Super Bowl DWI crackdown
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 12:55 pm
Between Jan. 31 and Feb. 2, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, Niagara Falls Police Department, North Tonawanda Police Department, New York State Park Police, Lockport Police Department, Middleport Police Department, Lewiston Police Department, Town of Niagara Police Department and Somerset Police Department all participated in a "Super Bowl DWI Crackdown Enforcement."
'Winter Safety Day,' 'The Ultimate Fitness Challenge' at The Ice at Canalside
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 12:55 pm
Learn how to be safe in this extreme winter weather. "Winter Safety Day," presented by Cleve Hill Auto and Tire, will be an afternoon learning experience on how to keep comfortable behind the wheel when faced with a challenging situation and performing outdoor activities.
Village of Lewiston seeks funding to keep Fourth of July fireworks
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 09:00 am
The Village of Lewiston may be forced to offer less bang for the buck come Fourth of July.
Melloni's a U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon winner
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 09:00 am
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Melloni's Market Place of Youngstown as a winner in its annual Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards, a program that recognizes companies for success and innovation and for contributions to economic growth and free enterprise.
Robert Moses reconfiguration moving forward
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:05 am
A hybrid of the three viable Robert Moses Parkway North redesign alternatives was presented Thursday to residents, local business and tourism leaders, and elected leaders inside the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Paid summer internships offered by NYPA foundation
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:00 am
The New York Press Association Foundation reminds students that the application deadline is fast approaching for its paid summer internship program. The program gives qualified college students the opportunity to hone their skill sets in preparation for a career in community journalism.
And winter continues ...
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:00 am
What has now become the winter of discontent for many continues seemingly unabated in the Buffalo-Niagara area.
Nominate your favorite fish fry restaurant and win one for yourself
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 03:25 am
Niagara Frontier Publications is hosting its fourth annual "Best Fish Fry" contest.
Before the Bridges: When ferry boats plied the river
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Shirley Kreger Luther was with the first group to walk over the North Grand Island Bridge on wooden planks during the final phase of construction in 1934, before the bridge was even open to traffic.
North Tonawanda Common Council full
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:05 am
North Tonawanda's Common Council is once again full after a new alderman-at-large was sworn in and a new city treasurer was appointed Tuesday night.
Celebrating a century
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:00 am
It was a special day at Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield as resident Ann Defazio, formerly of Niagara Falls, celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends.
Calamar holds groundbreaking for MAP site
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:00 am
Calamar Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 22,000-square-foot medical facility owned by Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 6500 Porter Road in the Town of Niagara.
OUN Easter plant pre-order deadline
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:40 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse Easter floral sale orders are due by March 4. Pick-up March 20 and 21 in Wheatfield at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. Options include lilies, tropical houseplant baskets and fresh flower baskets.
Buffalo State named twice to 5+ Club for physics teacher prep
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:40 am
The Physics Teacher Education Coalition gave Buffalo State the 5+ Club Award for the number of highly qualified physics teachers who graduated from the college.
Draft fisher management plan available for public review, comment
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:35 am
The 10-year draft fisher management plan is out for public review and comment through March 21, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced.
Third annual Niagara Poverty Conference to focus on economic development
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:35 am
The third annual Poverty Conference, hosted by the Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, will take place Friday, March 13, at Niagara University's Dunleavy Hall.
Zaccagnino serves with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:35 am
Master-at-Arms 1st Class Joseph Zaccagnino, right, poses with Rear Adm. Richard Butler, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 after being named CSG-4 Sailor of the Year for 2014.
Sabres game jerseys up for bids
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:35 am
The Buffalo Sabres will hold an online auction of the first set of the team's game-worn home and away jerseys from the 2014-15 season to benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
State, Niagara County leaders unite against costly mandates
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 07:05 am
Two members of Niagara County's state legislative delegation took time to meet with county lawmakers Tuesday to discuss local concerns about the impact of expensive mandates from Albany - and left vowing to work closely together to control costs and increase local say in the management of mandated state social programs.
Super Sunday XXXI scheduled for Feb. 23
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 07:00 am
Western New York's top high school hockey teams will face off for the 31st annual Super Sunday High School Club Hockey Championships, scheduled to occur Monday, Feb. 23, at First Niagara Center.
Overcoming e-waste problem
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 03:25 pm
Admit it: You have a stash of old electronic devices.
NCP and Aspire to thaw out at Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 03:20 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy and Aspire of WNY are taking a break from the cold. From 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, a night of after-hours fun will take place at the Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls.
Pints, pierogis and placek fundraiser for autism
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 03:20 pm
The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club, in coordination with The Autism Center at Women's and Children's Hospital in Buffalo and Historic Gadawski's Restaurant, will sponsor a fundraiser for the Autism Center.
Niagara University vice president named to 'Irish Education 100'
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 03:20 pm
The Rev. Kevin G. Creagh, C.M., Niagara University's vice president for university mission and ministry, has been named to the "Irish Education 100" by the Irish Voice newspaper.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria Mall
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 03:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at Walden Galleria Mall.
Thursday's Sabres-Flyers puck drop moved to 8 p.m. on MSG
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres' game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday at Wells Fargo Center will now have a puck drop time of 8 p.m.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee meeting, agenda announced
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 03:10 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
Kennedy, Panepinto: WNY roads are crumbling, more funding needed
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 03:10 pm
Democrat Buffalo-based State Sens. Tim Kennedy and Marc Panepinto were joined by colleagues throughout the state, as they called today for a major increase in state funding for local road improvements in this year's budget, citing the effects of the harsh 2014-15 winter and New York's $5 billion one-time surplus.
Greater New Haven Help Alliance earns $10,000 in First Niagara 'Mentoring Matters' grant giveaway
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 03:05 pm
The First Niagara Foundation today announced The Greater New Haven Help Alliance was selected by community members as the winner of a $10,000 grant through the 2015 First Niagara "Mentoring Matters" grant giveaway.
7th annual 'Penguin Days' amateur photo contest
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 03:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating the 24th annual "Penguin Days" March 21-22 with a penguin photography contest.
Seneca Casinos to host table games dealer job fairs
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 03:00 pm
One of the most unique and exciting customer service jobs in Western New York - being a table games dealer - will be available for 65 people, as Seneca Resorts & Casinos will host two upcoming table games dealer job fairs.
NU students deliver Turkey Trot proceeds to Heart, Love & Soul
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 10:00 am
In November, Niagara University's Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (C.E.O. Club) held its sixth annual Turkey Trot to help raise money for the Heart, Love and Soul soup kitchen and food pantry.
Planning underway for 2015 Great Contraption Race
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 04:45 pm
The second annual Great Contraption Race to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation will take place Saturday morning, Aug. 1, starting from the Lewiston docks and continuing 6.2 miles downriver to Youngstown.
HAL event looks at formation of Lewiston
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 04:40 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston presents "Lewiston, From Wilderness to Today" as its monthly program Thursday, Feb. 26. The event begins at 7 p.m. inside Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.