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NU's Purple Eagle Battalion posts highest GPA, physical fitness score in Northeast
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:05 pm
Niagara University's Purple Eagle Battalion was recognized with having the highest overall average grade-point average, highest average physical fitness score and highest average order of merit score during the U.S. Army Cadet Command 2nd Brigade Leader Conference, held Jan. 6-9.
Niagara Falls State Park announces Native American handicraft lottery
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:05 pm
Applications for the 2015 lottery for Native American handicraft sales permits are now available at the Niagara Falls State Park administrative office. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age or older, and registered as a Native American or provide verifiable proof of Native American heritage.
As Peace Bridge pilot project comes to a close, Higgins calls for swift review and action on pre-inspection
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:00 pm
As the pilot project to pre-inspect commercial vehicles entering the U.S. on the Canadian side of the Peace Bridge comes to a close, Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for a swift review followed by further action to expedite measures that allow for the efficient flow of traffic along the northern border.
Newlyweds win '12-13-14' honeymoon to Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:00 pm
The Kotarskis love Niagara USA - and each other. The couple wed Dec. 13, 2014, the last number-sequential date until Jan. 2, 2034, and held a Niagara County-themed wedding. They didn't plan on taking a honeymoon this year, until recently.
Sanford's Niagara collection 2014 update published
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 09:30 pm
The Niagara County Historian's office has announced the publication of a new book that takes readers back almost 140 years to an era when Victorian architecture, steam-powered machinery and large, prosperous farms were common sights in Niagara County.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Niagara to hold kickoff Saturday
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 09:30 pm
Organizers of the American Cancer Society's all-new Relay For Life of Greater Niagara will hold a kickoff event Saturday to announce this year's event. It will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 at the Niagara Power Vista's Community Room, 5777 Lewiston Road.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital announces medical staff officers
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 03:50 pm
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center, consisting of more than 250 members, has elected Frank R. Laurri, M.D., as its president. Other officers include Mark S. Mieth, M.D., as vice president, and Jerome C. Andres, M.D., as secretary-treasurer.
MWBE certifications hit fast track following agreement between Erie County, New York state
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 12:50 pm
The Erie County Division of Equal Opportunity Employment has announced that, following a multiyear effort, a "fast track" agreement has been reached between the County of Erie and City of Buffalo Joint Certification Committee and Empire State Development that will allow expedited state certifications for minority- and women-owned business enterprises that are already certified with Erie County and the City of Buffalo.
Nominations now open for Arts Services Initiative of WNY's Spark Cultural Awards
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:15 am
Nominations are now open for Arts Services Initiative of Western New York's second annual Spark Cultural Awards, taking place May 20 at the Hotel @ The Lafayette.
'Tablescapes' 2015 benefits Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:15 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic will host its biennial "Tablescapes" fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road at Genesee Street.
Mandela address, community service activities highlight MLK celebration at NU
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 03:25 pm
A presentation by Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, underscores a week's worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Wilson Supervisor Joe Jastrzemski announces candidacy for Niagara County clerk
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 10:45 am
Citing his record of cutting government spending while still providing superior services, Town of Wilson Supervisor Joe Jastrzemski has announced his candidacy for Niagara County clerk.
'A Celebration of Vietnamese New Year Traditions' at Castellani Art Museum
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 10:45 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University hosts "A Celebration of Vietnamese New Year Traditions" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1.
Museum of disABILITY History hosts 'Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the Classroom'
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
A "Dialogues on disABILITY" workshop, "Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the Classroom," will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Museum of disABILITY History.
Town of Porter zoning law issue brought to board's attention
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
If a commercialized business was operating near your home, in an area that doesn't allow that, how would you handle it?
Sheriff's Community Police Academy taking applications
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced the free Sheriff's Community Police Academy will take place on Thursdays, from Feb. 26 to May 28, at the Niagara County Public Safety Building, 5574 Niagara St. Extension, Lockport.
Dave Majewski's work on Urban Habitat Project earns EPA honors
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 07:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in presenting David Majewski with the EPA's Environmental Quality Award.
NCCC holds 18th annual Tech Wars
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 07:15 pm
Niagara County Community College held its 18th annual Tech Wars competition for middle and high school students Wednesday at the college, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
New snow leopard at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes Grace, an adult female snow leopard to its collection.
NTCC announces new board members
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:30 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. announced the appointment of Ron Droegmyer, Barbara Hughes, Duncan Ross and Doni Taube to four hospitality and tourism seats on the organization's board of directors. Anthony Brindisi was appointed to a general business seat
Buffalo Zoo reintroduces 'Warm Up With the Cold-Blooded' event
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:30 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a "Warm Up with the Cold-Blooded" event Saturday.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara launches annual campaign to support community needs
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:30 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara will officially launch its 2015 annual campaign Jan. 21. The goal is to ensure everyone in Western New York has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Belden Center repairs on the way
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:05 am
Drainage and road repair work at the Belden Center in the Town of Niagara could happen much sooner and quicker than expected, according to information shared at the Jan. 7 Town Board work session.
Cobblestone scope passed
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:05 am
Wheatfield's Town Board passed a final scope for the Cobblestone Creek subdivision's draft Environmental Impact Statement at a special meeting held Monday, attended by residents of Errick and Lemke roads, as well as a representative of developer Gary DiMatteo of Rosal Homes.
Outstanding and voided checks questioned at school board meeting
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:05 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield School Board's first meeting of the new year Jan. 7 ended quickly, with all agenda items passed in just under 20 minutes after an extended executive session.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office updates software
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:05 am
New World Systems is helping the Niagara County Sheriff's Office increase its information sharing and intelligence-led policing (ILP) efforts to better serve communities.
Nominate a recipient for 10th annual 'Key to the Locks' award
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 07:00 am
The Erie Canal Discovery Center and Niagara History Center are seeking nominees for the 10th annual "Key to the Locks" award.
NYPA Power Vista celebrates 'A Century of Black Life, History and Culture' with special exhibit, theatrical program
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority is seeking participants to take part in a special exhibit during Black History Month beginning Feb. 2 at the Niagara Power Vista, the admission-free visitors' center at the Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road.
Lew-Port presents 'Annie'
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 04:40 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School presents "Annie," on stage this weekend inside the high school auditorium.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara University dedicate new Tenth Street Café
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 04:20 pm
Niagara University's president, the Rev. James J. Maher, and Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo today celebrated a unique partnership between the two cornerstones of the community with the dedication and blessing of the new Tenth Street Café.
Ortt sponsors legislation to repeal Safe Act
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:40 pm
On the second anniversary of the signing of the SAFE Act, State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, along with other state lawmakers, is renewing his push to repeal the law.
Erie County Legislature: Hardwick announces Island Dispatch named official newspaper of Erie County
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced Thursday the Island Dispatch was once again named an official newspaper of the Erie County Legislature. The designation was confirmed at the Jan. 8 reorganizational meeting of the legislature.
GIAA and Aceti's present 8th annual comedy night
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
The Grand Island Alumni Association and Aceti's Wine & Spirits present the eighth annual comedy night at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY announces semiannual community grants program
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 02:45 pm
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY is accepting grant applications from local nonprofit organizations for its community grants program.
Phil Arno, Kim Piazza to co-host 'Talk of the Town' on WBBZ-TV
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 02:45 pm
WBBZ-TV President and General Manager Bob Koshinski has announced Phil Arno and Kim Piazza will co-host "Talk of The Town," a new magazine/talk show on WBBZ-TV.
Change of venue granted in Quasar lawsuit
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:55 pm
As of this morning, the Town of Wheatfield's request for a change of venue in a lawsuit brought by Quasar Energy Group subsidiary Sustainable BioElectric has been granted.
Kleinhans Music Hall announces major grants for revitalization campaign
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:35 pm
This summer, after the close of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's season and the last of the high school graduations, the well-worn, circa-1968 seats in the National Historic Landmark's main auditorium will be replaced thanks to the generosity of local foundations.
Ceretto announces push to cut gas tax
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, has announced his major push for the 2015 legislative session. As gas prices fall below $2 nationwide, New York's gas prices are still in the mid-to-high $2-plus range.
Original 'freedom riders' visit Freedom Crossing monument
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
Four of the original "freedom riders" visited Lewiston's Freedom Crossing Monument on Wednesday morning as part of their Buffalo tour and discussions involving the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
NCCC to host event announcing activities commemorating 70th anniversary of end of WWII
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
Niagara County Community College will host a kickoff event announcing a semester-long program of activities commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.