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Niagara County SPCA hires new staff
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 05:00 pm
Amy Lewis, executive director of the Niagara County SPCA, announced the hiring of Polla Milligan as director of development. For the past nine years, Milligan has been the grant writer and development coordinator at the Food Bank of Western New York in Buffalo.
Division director joins HANCI
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 05:00 pm
Health Association of Niagara County President/CEO John Kinner announced that Lori Roche, MSN, RN, MBA/HC has agreed to lead the HANCI Home Care division as its new director.
Welcome to Lewiston, 700 Center St.
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 05:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for Barbara Crouthamel and her three units at 700 Center St.: Lovin' My Bags, Naturally Organics and the Juice Bistro and Café.
People Inc. sharpens its focus on health care with new executive-level appointment
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 04:55 pm
People Inc. recently expanded its senior leadership team with the appointment of Bonnie R. Sloma as senior vice president.
AAA receives four travel industry honors
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 04:45 pm
AAA Western and Central New York recently received Disney Destinations' "Club of the Year Award," the "Best of the Best Award" from Travel Impressions, Sandals Resorts STAR Awards and Holland America Lines' "Centurion Award."
Buffalo Heart Group Ultrasound Department receives vascular testing accreditation by IAC
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 04:45 pm
Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S.
UB's award-winning The Buffalo Chips to hold 20th anniversary concert on Valentine's Day
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 04:40 pm
Local award-winning college a-cappella group "The Buffalo Chips" will celebrate their 20th anniversary at their annual Valentine's Day concert this year.
Higgins sounds alarm on bill he said would cripple northern border and kill jobs
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, joined the committee on homeland security to debate the Secure our Borders First Act, partisan legislation that proposes what he called unrealistic requirements regarding border security as an excuse to forgo comprehensive immigration reform.
Packard Road traveler advisory
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 04:35 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced bridge maintenance is scheduled to begin Tuesday on Packard Road, in the vicinity of Interstate 190 (Exit 23), in the Town of Niagara.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey seeks replacement for Kloosterman
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
The Town of Lewiston has a new position to fill following last week's unexpected announcement by Finance Officer Paul Kloosterman that he intended to leave that position, effective Jan. 31.
Comedy Night to support Grand Island Alumni Association
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
The Grand Island Alumni Association will join with Aceti's Wine & Spirit to present Comedy Night Saturday, Jan. 24.
Island of Hope: Luke Gworek named honorary survivor of GI Relay
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
The 2015 Grand Island Relay For Life held its annual kickoff ceremony with the theme "One World, One Hope ... Imagine Our World with a Cure."
Town of Niagara: Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare holds site-naming contest
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:10 am
Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare recently ran an internal contest open to its employees only. Doctors and staff were encouraged to submit proposed names for its new medical site in the Town of Niagara, which will be home to the new offices of Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare.
Niagara Active Hose celebrates 75 years
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:10 am
Niagara Active Hose Fire Co. was commended for 75 years of service at Wednesday's Town of Niagara Town Board meeting.
Citizen Soldier from Niagara Falls extends service to state
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:10 am
Maj. Gen. Patrick A. Murphy, the adjutant general, announces the recent re-enlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office police academy, DWI enforcement
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:10 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.
Niagara University accepting registrations for winter/spring continuing education courses
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 07:00 am
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its winter/spring 2015 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
WNY Assembly members to jointly call on Silver to resign
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 05:45 pm
Elected officials will call on their colleagues in the Assembly Democrat conference to finally break ties and take a stance against Sheldon Silver by calling for his resignation and electing new Assembly leadership.
'I Love New York' announces launch of mobile app, TV ad promoting New York tourism
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 04:25 pm
Empire State Development's Division of Tourism today announced the launch of a new, free "I Love New York" mobile app to promote New York tourism.
NCCC, Hotel Niagara enter 5-year agreement to provide housing for Culinary Institute students
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 02:05 pm
Representatives of Niagara County Community College and the owner of the historic Hotel Niagara have executed a five-year lease to allow students to occupy three floors of hotel rooms at Hotel Niagara starting in January 2016 for a period of five years.
Higgins advocates for increased infrastructure funding
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of increased funding for infrastructure. He said infrastructure investments within the U.S. are vital to continue to provide safe and efficient means for travel and commerce.
Ceretto comments on 2015 State of the State/executive budget proposal
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, observed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2015 State of the State/executive budget proposal, which outlined the governor's agenda for this upcoming session.
Red Cross calls for blood donors as unique as the patients they help
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
In honor of Black History Month this February, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer, eligible donors as diverse as the patients who need their blood donations are encouraged to give blood to ensure a sufficient blood supply.
Ndaba Mandela visits NU to reflect on grandfather's legacy
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
A standing-room-only crowd welcomed the grandson of Nelson Mandela to Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum Tuesday.
Certificate program in applied urban ministry offered at NU
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
A community outreach program leading to a certificate of applied urban ministry will again be offered this spring at Niagara University.
Reactions to Sheldon Silver's arrest
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 12:55 pm
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday morning on federal corruption charges.
Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It announces region's first all-female 'hackathon'
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:10 pm
The Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It has announced the region's first all-female "hackathon," "GDI Hacks." The event, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 7 (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.), will be one of the first events to take place in the newly constructed 43North incubator at 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
Niagara River Greenway Commission determines consistency
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission has announced the results of its 41st round of projects.
New Cornerstone Ice Arena site for Eastern Conference Showcase
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
The National Junior Prospects Hockey League has announced the Eastern Conference Showcase will be held Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 24, at Cornerstone Ice Arena in Lockport, and Dwyer Ice Arena on the Niagara University campus.
Schneiderman: Settlement with fraudulent vacation package scammers who targeted consumers, posed as major U.S. airlines
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office reached a settlement with Vacation Tours USA Inc., a Florida-based firm, and its principals, Henry J. Armand and Tony J. Armand, over a false advertising scam targeting consumers across New York.
Buffalo City Mission achieves $2.3 million goal for 'One Mission, One Hope' fall fundraising campaign
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
The Buffalo City Mission announced today its "One Mission, One Hope" fall 2014 campaign reached its $2.3 million goal to help raise crucial funds necessary to sustain the agency's critical programs and services that help the region's homeless population.
Niagara County GOP endorses Jastrzemski for clerk
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Niagara County clerk candidate Joe Jastrzemski won the backing of the Niagara County Republican Party's executive committee Monday, the same night the party's former vice chairman officially took the reins of the party.
Historic Riviera Theatre reaches $84,686 funding goal for digital film projection conversion project
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
North Tonawanda's Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has announced M&T Bank stepped in to close the funding gap for the industry-mandated digital film projection conversion that will allow the Riviera Theatre to continue to play movies.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Pet Supplies Plus Saturday
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be on hand Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst (near Menne Nursery). Adoptable dogs including Simon and Jazzy will visit from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Meet the dogs and get information on them and all of HON's adoptable animals at the event.
Niagara County urges brownfield program extension
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers unanimously called on state legislators to overcome Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's veto of legislation renewing the state's dozen-year-old brownfield cleanup program, which effectively canceled a set of tax credits that has spurred more than half a billion dollars in private investment in Niagara County.
Spring planting is near: Join Arbor Day Foundation in February and receive 10 free blue spruce trees
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is a way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from New York who joins the foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm.
'Soup & Civil War Songs' features fife and drum corps re-enactment
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 07:00 am
How about Civil War living history over hot homemade soup on a cold February day? Join in on "Soup & Civil War Songs," Saturday, Feb. 21, as the Union Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps brings "Field Music of the Civil War" into the world of 2015.
NU Theatre presents modern reimagining of timeless love story 'Eurydice'
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 07:00 am
Niagara University Theatre will present "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl, directed by artist-in-residence (stage combat/recruiter) Adriano Gatto.
Niagara USA Chamber announces Chamber Honors 2015 Gala awardees
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 04:25 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber will hold its annual Chamber Honors 2015 Gala Feb. 27 at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center. This annual dinner recognizes the businesses and business people making a positive impact on Niagara County.
Niagara County public health, mental health offices close early
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 04:20 pm
Niagara County Public Health and Mental Health Department offices located at the Shaw Campus in Lockport are closed due to a water main break.