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YBPA recipient of Mayne enhancement grant
Sat, May 9th 2015 10:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association Inc. was the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program​ grant awards, presented Tuesday at a meeting of the Niagara County Legislature.
Village of Lewiston pondering Artpark-related parking changes
Sat, May 9th 2015 10:00 am
The Village of Lewiston is once again trying to find the optimal parking configuration for summer nights when Artpark & Company concerts draw thousands to town.
Sanborn Mill outdoor flea market underway
Sat, May 9th 2015 07:00 am
The Sanborn Mill Co-op started its summer-long outdoor flea market last weekend at the mill, 5890 Ward Road.
LPD seeks bicycle owners
Sat, May 9th 2015 07:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department now has an abundance of bicycles that have been found over the past two years. Those who believe the department might have one of their bicycles are requested to visit the LPD office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, or 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 14.
Give blood
Sat, May 9th 2015 07:00 am
The American Red Cross will hold blood collection drives from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the Cristoforo Colombo Society, 2223 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 23, and 1 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Cultural Alliance of Niagara members discuss advocacy, marketing efforts
Sat, May 9th 2015 07:00 am
Members of the Cultural Alliance of Niagara met recently to discuss collaborative advocacy and marketing efforts. CAN's goal is to increase familiarity and form partnerships with business, community and civic leaders so the sector has a more valued and integrated role in the life of Niagara County residents.
Nominations open for Albond award
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:10 pm
The Health Association of Niagara Inc. is soliciting nominations for the Karen Albond Courage in Caring Award.
Event to benefit horticulture program for people with disabilities
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
The Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse, a horticulture program of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, a not-for-profit agency, will host fundraising event "Vines & Wines" from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Merani Hotel Group's Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls (just off of the I-190).
Painters Plus Home Decorating Inc., city officials team up for fifth annual Project HOPE
Fri, May 8th 2015 06:55 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced another city resident will experience an exterior paint makeover this summer.
Tops markets to unveil new summer 'Price Lock Guarantee' list May 10
Fri, May 8th 2015 06:55 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, announced today it will roll out a new, summer "Price Lock Guarantee" list.
Higgins, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York: $1.36 million for Matt Urban Center's Hope House Project
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced the award of a $1.36 million grant to The Matt Urban Center of Buffalo to help finance the Hope House project, which involves the conversion of a former public school into permanent supportive housing for homeless women.
Tickets available for Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary's 'Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner'
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph Ruffolo, left, Bakery Restaurant & Lounge proprietor Dave Young and Medical Center Auxiliary Past President Mary Norton sample the fare to be served from 3 to 8 p.m. May 18 at the auxiliary's "Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner."
St. Francis Guild awards $1,000 scholarship
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Lindsey Bradigan, a nursing attendant, was presented with a $1,000 scholarship by the St. Francis Guild to advance her education in nursing. The presentation was part of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center's celebration of national Nurses' Week.
Village of Williamsville: Higgins, Kulpa announce start of construction on $463,000 in sidewalk improvements
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Mayor Brian Kulpa announced the beginning of construction on a number of sidewalk improvements in the Village of Williamsville. More than $460,000 in federal funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation's "Safe Routes to School" program, will be invested in Williamsville infrastructure enhancements.
NU commencements highlighted by U.S. ambassador, Pulitzer winner
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Niagara University's 2015 slate of commencement ceremonies will be highlighted by addresses from the U.S. ambassador to Canada, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, the U.S. State Department reporter for CBS News and two highly decorated Catholic priests.
Ortt hosts forum on heroin and opioid addiction
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, co-chair of the Senate's joint task force on heroin and opioid addiction, led the discussion on the growing threat of heroin and opioid abuse in the community Thursday. The public forum, held at Niagara University, drew more than 100 residents from throughout the area.
Construction gets under way at new Golisano Center for Community Health
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
Excavation and site preparation work are well underway for the new Golisano Center for Community Health at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Lineup for third annual BuffaLoveFest includes tribute to Lance Diamond
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the lineup for its third annual BuffaLoveFest, an event featuring all things Buffalo. BuffaLoveFest will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave.
850-pound polar bear Kali transported to Saint Louis Zoo via FedEx
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
The Saint Louis Zoo has announced Kali (pronounced "Cully"), a 2 1/2-year-old, 850-pound male polar bear that was orphaned in Alaska as a cub, is now resting comfortably in the zoo's new McDonnell Polar Bear Point exhibit, which is set to open June 6.
NCCC hosts V-E Day celebration
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:00 pm
The end of the second World War in Europe will be commemorated with a USO-inspired show and a history fair at Niagara County Community College on May 8, the 70th anniversary of V-E Day.
Wheatfield's Day of Prayer starts strong, misses the mark
Thu, May 7th 2015 05:15 pm
The strength of faith was on display Thursday as Wheatfield's religious community gathered in the Community Center in honor of the 64th annual National Day of Prayer.
Niagara County SPCA: 25 small breed dogs, puppies seized in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 7th 2015 04:30 pm
The Niagara County SPCA has received 25 small breed dogs ranging from 2 weeks of age to a couple of years old from a seizure on 10th Street in Niagara Falls.
Enjoy July 4 fireworks? Contribute to the cause!
Thu, May 7th 2015 12:50 pm
For years, the Village of Lewiston has shown our patriotic pride by organizing and securing donations for a firework show for all local communities to enjoy. This year, some of the funding from local municipalities was not provided, resulting in a shortfall.
Higgins announces winners of Congressional Art Competition
Thu, May 7th 2015 12:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced the winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition. The top piece from each congressional district is displayed in the Cannon Tunnel to the Capitol Building.
Castellani Art Museum: 7th annual 'Meet Me at the CAM' series of lectures and films returns
Thu, May 7th 2015 12:20 pm
The Castellani Art Museum has announced its seventh annual "Meet Me at the CAM" lecture/film series for museum members returns this month.
Ortt honors North Tonawanda resident as 'Woman of Distinction'
Thu, May 7th 2015 12:20 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt recognized North Tonawanda resident Master Sgt. Sue Clark as a New York "Woman of Distinction" during a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building. Clark was personally selected by Ortt and was among 62 other distinguished women who were honored by the State Senate earlier this week.
Kijowski joins Niagara Wellness Connection Center staff
Thu, May 7th 2015 11:00 am
Christopher Kijowski, LCSWR, has joined the Niagara Wellness Connection Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as clinical supervisor - outpatient behavioral health.
Higgins: $11,905 grant for Lackawanna Fire Department
Thu, May 7th 2015 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced the Lackawanna Fire Department will receive a grant through the Department of Homeland Security's assistance to firefighters grant program (AFG). Lackawanna firefighters will be awarded $11,905 in federal funding through this fiscal year 2014 award.
Laurie Merletti named Fellow in the American College of Health Executives
Thu, May 7th 2015 11:00 am
Laurie Merletti, senior director-clinical excellence at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, has been named a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. The FACHE designation is the highest status in the professional society and recognizes excellence in health care management.
Memorial's Get Well Stay Well program gets results
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today announced promising results from the first year of its innovative Get Well Stay Well. The program, which serves adults age 55 and older, will celebrate its one-year anniversary May 19.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
The great riding conditions experienced in the spring and summer months result in increased motorcyclists on the road, requiring additional caution among all motorists.
Kenmore Avenue phase three roadwork set to begin
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Wednesday Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Legislator Peter Savage and Erie County Commissioner of Public Works John Loffredo to announce the next phase of construction set to begin on Kenmore Avenue.
EMT training programs at NU honored by Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
Niagara University's training programs for emergency medical technicians will be recognized with the Excellence in Education Award from the EmStar Emergency Department of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center.
Niagara County: Pistol permit office hours revamped
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
The Niagara County Pistol Permit Office will roll out new hours next month in an attempt to speed up applications, with County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow noting a spike in pistol permit applications has slowed down the application process for residents seeking to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
OMH announces implementation of new mobile integration teams
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health has announced the implementation of four mobile integration teams that will provide an array of services, including behavioral and mental health needs statewide, in honor of "Children's Mental Health Awareness Week" in New York.
Niagara Falls: NTCC celebrates hospitality employees with 'Day of Appreciation'
Wed, May 6th 2015 03:10 pm
In recognition of National Travel & Tourism Week, and in preparation for the kickoff to the 2015 summer tourism season, the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. hosted a "Day of Appreciation" Wednesday for hospitality employees throughout Niagara County.
Video: Spicey Pickle hosts annual Cinco de Mayo 'NOOCH'-eating contest
Tue, May 5th 2015 10:10 pm
Seven competitors entered the culinary ring Tuesday to tackle the mighty "NOOCH" burrito, a 14-inch meat-on-meat tortilla with lettuce, tomato, cheese and medium sauce. The first one to finish would win The Spicey Pickle's eating competition.
Niagara County offers free chronic disease self-management workshop series
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:35 pm
Join the Niagara County Department of Health for a free chronic disease self-management workshop series.
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper wins first North American Riverprize
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
The International RiverFoundation awarded Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper with the inaugural North American Riverprize, a prestigious global recognition for organizations demonstrating excellence and diversity in river restoration.
Daemen announces undergraduate, graduate commencement speakers
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
For the first-time ever, Daemen College will hold separate undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies, to be held May 16 at Kleinhans Music Hall.