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Purple Heart vets aid WNY VA's homeless
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
The Niagara Falls John Paul Bobo Chapter 264 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart recently donated nearly $300 of clothing and toiletries to the Western New York VA Medical Center's Homeless Veterans Program.
'The Brass Ring Thing' returns
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
The 14th annual Renaissance Festival presented by the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 7, will awaken interest in medieval games, arts and crafts, and entertainment.
Second-grader raising funds, supplies, awareness for Dog Tags Niagara
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
Errick Road second-grader Kyle Stoddard is at it again - getting classmates, friends and families involved in a lesson on giving.
Ceretto to host advocates for a sewage sludge fertilizer labeling bill
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:40 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, will host Julie Otto and Monica Daigler in Albany on Monday. They will arrive to support labeling legislation sponsored by Ceretto that would require food products produced from fertilizer made with sewage sludge (biosolids) to be labeled accordingly.
Dr. Venkat Kolli appointed full-time chief of surgery at Memorial
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:40 am
Venkat R. Kolli, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been appointed full-time chief of surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective July 1. His appointment was announced by Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Vijay Bojedla, M.D.
23rd annual Niagara Cup Classic benefits cardiac, stroke care at Niagara Falls Memorial
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:35 am
One hundred sixty golfers journeyed to the Niagara Falls Country Club for the 23rd annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament. The event raised more than $45,000, which will support health care programming at the hospital - particularly cardiac and stroke services.
Game 2 of Stanley Cup final immediately follows Belmont Stakes on NBC
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:35 am
The battle of New York vs. Los Angeles continues today on NBC, at 7:15 p.m., when the Rangers face the Kings in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
New research initiatives for ovarian cancer receive funding through RPCI-UPCI SPORE
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:35 am
Six projects that seek new ways to harness the immune system in order to prolong the survival of women with ovarian cancer received project funding from a landmark grant jointly held by Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
Search for Russell Mort continues
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:30 am
On Wednesday, May 5, 1982, at approximately 12:30 p.m., 2-1⁄2-year-old Russell Mort disappeared from his fenced-in backyard at 2080 River Road, Lot 140, in the Town of Wheatfield.

After 32 years, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office continues to actively investigate this missing person case.

NYPA engineer earns industry honor
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:30 am
West Seneca-resident Joe Kessler, senior vice president of power generation for the New York Power Authority, received the 2014 Professional Engineer in Government Award from the New York State Society of Professional Engineers Thursday at the society's annual meeting held in Riverhead on Long Island.
Showcase your garden skills at Lewiston GardenFest's container garden contest
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:25 am
Have you always wanted to have your own little garden spot where you can showcase your creativity and share it with others? Well, the Lewiston GardenFest has just the contest for you!

The fourth annual GardenFest container contest will be held on Center Street in Lewiston June 21-22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during the Lewiston GardenFest.

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:15 am
The following are the Red Cross blood drives scheduled for Youngstown/Lewiston communities.
American Lung Association's Champ Camp for Kids with Asthma offers full scholarships
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:15 am
The American Lung Association of the Northeast is now accepting applications for its Champ Camp for Kids with Asthma, which is being held this year at Camp Chingachgook, located on Lake George in Kattskill Bay (from Sunday, Aug. 17, through Friday, Aug. 22).
Higgins applauds DOT plans for West Seneca bridge
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the New York State Department of Transportation plans for a redesigned bridge in West Seneca.
16 mayors endorse Schneiderman bill to attack abandoned 'zombie' properties across New York
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
A coalition of 16 mayors from across the state has endorsed Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act and called on legislative leaders - Senate co-Leaders Sens. Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver - to bring the bill to the floor for a vote. The legislation would provide support to communities that have been plagued by vacant and abandoned properties.
Presti Karate Centers plan summer events, fundraisers
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
Presti Karate, celebrating 44 years in business, is hosting a variety of events this summer. To start off, the 14th annual Fantasy Island day for all its members is Saturday, June 7.
Niagara Falls C of C seeks nominations
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
The Niagara Falls New York Chamber of Commerce is looking for Business Community Service Award nominees. Award recipients will be honored at the NFNY Chamber of Commerce "Red Carpet Event" July 17.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls championship
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
The four-time champion Suicidal Saucies will look to stop the Nickel City Knockouts from winning their third consecutive Queen City Roller Girls Cup Championship tonight.
Niagara University offering Summer Academy for students to get head start on college
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
Niagara University is presenting high school students and incoming NU freshmen with an opportunity to begin working on their college degrees early.
Silo serving 'Sand Dock Sundae'
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 09:00 am
Why do we all scream for ice cream? Because we want more of it, of course.

Fortunately, The Silo Restaurant has us covered. The waterfront eatery has introduced a new dessert that is heavy in history and even heavier in scoops.

Empire State Development announces another record-breaking year for television production in New York
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
Empire State Development has announced New York is generating another record-breaking year for television production in the state just five months into 2014. A total of 23 pilots have filmed in New York, yielding an estimated $127 million in spending and an estimated 15,915 jobs, compared to 23 pilots filmed with an estimated $117 million in spending and an estimated 13,150 jobs in all of 2013.
Christine Cassert of Mount St. Mary's Hospital named 'Nurse of Distinction'
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
The Western New York Professional Nurse's Association named Christine Cassert, RN, BSN, CCRN, senior director of patient care services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, a "Nurse of Distinction."
Regal Entertainment Group announces RPX: Regal Premium Experience at Walden Galleria
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theater circuit in the U.S., today announced the opening of the new Regal Premium Experience at the Regal Walden Galleria Stadium 16 in Cheektowaga. The all-digital giant screen experience was installed in an existing auditorium and opened today with "Edge of Tomorrow."
Schoellkopf Health Center upgrades short-term rehabilitation wing
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
Unit manager Sheri Pugh, RN, left, and certified nursing assistants Barbara Adams, center, and Lucy Rhinehardt prepare a newly renovated room for the next short-term rehab patient at the Schoellkopf Health Center.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra earns ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 12:50 pm
For the second year in a row, the Buffalo Philharmonic has been recognized for adventurous programming.
Heart of Niagara volunteer meeting Wednesday, June 11
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 12:50 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's June Volunteer meeting will take place Wednesday, June 11, from 6:30-8 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Congress for the New Urbanism visits Village of Lewiston
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 09:45 am
Village of Lewiston residents out for a walk Tuesday morning undoubtedly saw two large groups of people paying specific attention to Center Street and its historic properties. Those visitors were part of the 22nd annual Congress for the New Urbanism, a four-day event taking place across Western New York.
'Mayor's Breakfast' teaches good community design at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 04:00 pm
The public is invited to an informative presentation on "Creating Better Communities: A Process of Good Design," at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. The event runs from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11.
RealtyUSA donates to WNY Heroes
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 03:55 pm
Members of the Lewiston branch of RealtyUSA presented a $395 check Tuesday to Chris Kreiger, president and co-founder of WNY Heroes Inc.

The Williamsville-based organization provides direct financial assistance to returning soldiers. This includes support for rent, food and schooling.

National Grid reminds off-road drivers: utility corridors are off limits
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 02:10 pm
National Grid reminds off-road drivers that utility rights-of-way are private property where unauthorized dumping and trespass by motorized vehicles is unlawful.
YMCA to collect American flags for proper retirement
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 02:10 pm
From June 8-13, the eight YMCA Buffalo Niagara locations will collect old worn and tattered American flags ready for retirement. Flags will be taken to Forest Lawn Cemetery Saturday, June 14, for proper retirement.
Therapeutic summer fun helps kids with communication disorders
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 02:10 pm
The University at Buffalo Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences will offer a number of creative and fun intensive speech and language programs July 8 to Aug. 7 for school-age children and adolescents who have any of a wide range of communication difficulties.
Schneiderman sponsors gun buyback in Niagara Falls as part of statewide program
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 02:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office will sponsor a gun buyback in Niagara Falls on Saturday, June 7, as part of his statewide gun-buyback program. The attorney general's office will accept working and non-working, unloaded firearms in exchange for compensation on site.
My kind of garage sale
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:40 pm
Participants in the year's 10 Mile Garage Sale took a more laidback approach this year. Many homes had sofas and chairs outside for patrons to use (and, of course, purchase), some families offered Tim Hortons beverages and one North Fifth Street home even had a food truck, Duke's Lunch Box, serving sandwiches and snacks.
Niagara University places 11 among NPR list of best commencement addresses
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
With graduation season in full swing, NPR recently unveiled a collection of the 316 commencement addresses that its writers consider the best ever.
Buffalo Philharmonic announces 2014-15 'BPO Rock Series'
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
Classic rock for all generations is on tap for the BPO's 2014-15 "Rock Series." Randy Newman, Blood Sweat & Tears and "Music of Led Zeppelin" among highlights of Buffalo Philharmonic's "Rock Series."

Subscriptions for the "BPO Rock Series" are currently available. Subscribers can save up to 25 percent off the single ticket price by purchasing all six concerts.

Timothy Freer named human resources director at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
Timothy J. Freer has been appointed director of human resources at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective June 16. President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo announced his appointment.
Seneca-Babcock Community Center hosts annual Chinese auction and chicken dinner
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 07:00 am
On Sunday, June 8, the Seneca-Babcock Community Association will hold its annual Chinese auction and chicken dinner at 1168 Seneca St., Buffalo.
Annual Lewiston GardenFest returns June 21-22
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston GardenFest, sponsored by the Lewiston Garden Club, is back for its ninth year of showcasing the historic Village of Lewiston and the community's love of gardening Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22. A free garden walk highlights gardens of local Lewiston residents.

Located along Center Street, the festival includes demonstrations from master gardeners and floral society representatives along with more than 50 vendors selling flowers, plants, garden art and more to beautify one's outdoor space. A free garden walk highlights gardens of local residents.

'43North': Cuomo announces record number of applicants for world's largest business idea competition
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a record number of applicants for the "43North" global business idea competition, which concluded its application round May 31. A total of 6,932 applications were received for the competition during the four-month entry period, with 2,603 qualified submissions advancing to the first round of judging.
 


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