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U.S. Military Academy to perform on Historic Palace Theatre stage
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, Feb. 25, the U.S. Military Academy will perform two concerts on the Lockport Palace Theatre stage at 2 and 7 p.m.
Buffalo viewers spur NHL ratings: Viewership of 2017 Honda All-Star Game on NBC up 42%
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 06:20 pm
NBC Sports' presentation of the 2017 NHL All-Star Game averaged a total audience delivery (TAD) of 2.28 million viewers across NBC and NBC Sports Digital platforms, according to Fast National data released by The Nielsen Company, and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
Old Falls Street accepting food vendor applications for summer 2017
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 06:10 pm
Calling all area food vendors: Old Falls Street, USA, the three-block entertainment district that connects Niagara Falls State Park with hotels and attractions in downtown Niagara Falls, is calling for local vendors who are interested in selling their products during the 2017 summer season (Memorial Day through Labor Day).
Jastrzemski offers local tools for pistol recertification
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 06:05 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski has added a computer and mail-in recertification forms to the Niagara County pistol permit office after the state launched a permit recertification website under rules imposed by the NY SAFE Act gun control law.
Food Bank of WNY: Community's help needed to 'Check Out Hunger'
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 03:45 pm
Western New Yorkers will be able to help feed hungry families in the community while shopping for groceries throughout the month o February. Customers of Dash's Market, The Market in the Square, Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans Food Markets will have the option to add $2, $3, or $5 to their grocery bill to support the Food Bank of Western New York's 25th annual "Check Out Hunger" campaign.
UB lands $1.8M grant to test new seek-and-destroy cancer treatment
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 02:00 pm
The University at Buffalo has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to test new strategies for improving the delivery of potent toxins to cancer cells.
Tree & shrub seedlings available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:15 pm
Order forms for the 2017 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Buffalo Sabres team up with Bald for Bucks, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team will partner with the Bald for Bucks initiative and Roswell Park Cancer Institute throughout the month of February to raise funds to support critical cancer research and patient-care programs.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval of West River Connector Trail
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, to vote on funding for projects proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks.
Get a free short stack of pancakes on IHOP National Pancake Day
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 12:40 pm
IHOP Restaurants recently announced the kickoff of its 12th annual National Pancake Day campaign - and for one day, the humble, delicious pancake will serve a much bigger purpose.
Allen Street Poutine Co. to host 2nd annual poutine eating contest
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 11:55 am
In honor of National Potato Lovers Month, Allen Street Poutine Co. will host its second annual poutine-eating contest at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Allen Street Poutine Co. is located at 242 Allen St., Buffalo.
Higgins & Ryan push for Scajaquada corridor project to include pedestrian-friendly features that 'embrace Olmsted vision'
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 11:40 am
With the deadline for public comments just days away, Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan are sharing their vision for the future of the Scajaquada corridor.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes prevention program workshops
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 11:20 am
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes prevention program starting on Friday, Feb. 17.
Niagara Catholic: Mardi Gras dinner and auction 2017
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 11:20 am
On Saturday, March 4, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will hold its annual Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction at the school, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls.
NT Senior Center to host Valentine's dinner dance
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Senior Center's annual Valentine's Day dinner dance will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and music will play from 7-9 p.m.
Buffalo Philharmonic's 2017-18 season celebrates power of music around the world, American musical heritage
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 10:40 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017-18 season will feature a celebration of America's musical heritage to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth, a theme that's evident in both the M&T Bank Classics Series and the KeyBank Pops Series.
Upstate New York affiliates of Susan G. Komen join forces for bigger impact on breast cancer
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 10:35 am
Four Susan G. Komen affiliates in New York state have restructured and centralized their operations and, pending legal approval expected within the next several weeks, created "Susan G. Komen Upstate New York."
Remembering Gary Raby Sr.
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 07:00 am
Coach Gary Raby Sr. goes by many names. No matter what you call him, though, you can't deny his heart of gold. He taught us so much in his life that sadly was cut too short last week while he was surrounded by his loving family at Hospice House. He will, however, continue to inspire us to believe in ourselves every day.
Niagara Trail Project becoming a reality
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 07:00 am
It's been a long time in progress, but, in coming years, if all goes as planned, local residents and visitors will be able to experience the scenic beauty of the Niagara River gorge like never before.
Sealed with a kiss: Aquarium offers special Valentine's Day events
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:45 pm
Give your sweetheart the unique present of a kiss from a seal and make Valentine's Day 2017 one to remember.
Higgins & Collins stand prepared to defend Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:45 pm
Congressmembers Brian Higgins and Chris Collins announced plans to work jointly to defend the future of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council awards grant to NU for first responder training
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:40 pm
Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training program has received a three-year, $320,000 grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.
Community Missions presents 20th annual Sweetheart Dinner on Feb. 10
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:40 pm
Community Missions Inc. will celebrate its 20th annual Sweetheart Dinner on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Conference & Events Center Niagara Falls.
Rossi earns promotion at Niagara University
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:40 pm
Jaclyn R. Rossi has been promoted to the position of associate director of alumni engagement and government relations at Niagara University.
Ortt introduces legislation to ban wind turbines from Niagara Falls Air Base
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:35 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt has introduced legislation that would make it illegal to erect wind turbines within 40 miles of military installations, such as the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Western New York residents eligible for billions in tax credits
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:30 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance remind New York taxpayers to check their eligibility for the earned income tax credit.
Think summer: Taste of Lewiston returning to village this May
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:30 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan Productions have teamed up to bring back A Taste of Lewiston. The event will be held on Center Street from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' in Lewiston
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:25 pm
Drs. Glenda R. Rose and Thomas G. Barba of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston will sponsor the firm's 27th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" on Saturday, Feb. 11.
$200,000 in grants available for business growth in NT
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:20 pm
Lumber City Development Corp. has partnered with the City of North Tonawanda to administer the Community Development Block Grant Microenterprise program, which includes dispersing $200,000 in funds toward small business growth in the city.
Niagara River Anglers Assn. steelhead contest
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:20 pm
The Niagara River Anglers Association will hold its annual Roger Tobey Memorial Lower Niagara River Steelhead Contest from sunrise to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4.
State aid sought for brewery, restaurant at former Summit Mall
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:15 pm
The Town of Wheatfield may soon apply for a state grant to provide aid to the company Big Thunder Brewing Co. in constructing a brewery and restaurant at the former Summit Mall.
Fashion Outlets to celebrate Lunar New Year
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:15 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA will celebrate the Lunar New Year with a variety of events taking place from Jan. 28 to Feb. 12.
Calamar Foundation announced
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:15 pm
Kenneth M. Franasiak, chairman and CEO of Calamar, recently announced the creation of the Calamar Foundation.
Residents threaten Wheatfield with lawsuits
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:10 pm
More than 20 notices of claim have been filed by North Tonawanda residents against the Town of Wheatfield, each for $60 million, accusing the town of neglecting to remove toxic waste from the Niagara Sanitation Landfill site.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Fire chief reminds drivers of Move Over Law
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:05 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Chief Chris Soluri stresses that scene safety has always been a top priority for all firefighting and emergency medical services personnel. While local volunteers do their best to handle any and all emergency incidents, they are also placed in harm's way and require special protection to lessen some of the dangers they face.
Grand Island Board of Education: School lunch program heading in right direction, trustees told
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:05 pm
Changing the negative perception of school lunches is one of the goals of the Grand Island Central School District food services department, Board of Education trustees were told Monday.
Grand Island doctor creates GI Challenge, a new fundraiser for Children's Hospital
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:00 pm
Dr. Stacey Watt of Grand Island was walking through the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo recently, inspecting the new rooms under construction, and saw rooms designated as having been funded by physicians, medical groups or private donors.
Catholic Charities receives $1 million grant to help fund renovation of former Niagara Falls School
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 06:05 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo is the recent recipient of a $1 million grant from the Nonprofit Infrastructure Capital Investment Program (NICIP) through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York to help transform the former Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish School in Niagara Falls into a family services center.
Family Promise of WNY to host open house
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 05:50 pm
Family Promise of WNY (FPWNY), a community organization that provides temporary shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness within Western New York, will host an open house event from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.
DEC releases CAFO permit renewal to promote water quality protections on New York farms
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 05:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the renewal of two general permits for technical programs designed to reduce the potential for water pollution on large livestock farms.