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River otter pups go on exhibit at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:50 pm
The North American River Otter pups announced last month are now on exhibit in the Buffalo Zoo's Otter Creek exhibit.

North American river otters have to be taught how to swim by their mothers.

Community Missions to host Walk for Niagara May 3
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:40 pm
Though much of next week's forecast shows rain, it looks like the sun will shine Saturday, May 3, when Community Missions Inc. hosts its annual Walk for Niagara at Whirlpool State Park.

Around 200 walkers are expected to attend the event, rain or shine, to raise awareness and funds for Niagara County's underserved population.

The wondrous world of Aladdin comes to the Artpark stage
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:40 pm
Artpark welcomes Philadelphia's Enchantment Theatre Company as it presents two Mainstage Theater performances of "Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales" Thursday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
School of Dental Medicine hosts its third annual UB Dental Run for Smiles 5K
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:40 pm
The annual UB Run for Smiles, created by students at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine to raise community awareness about the dental clinic's affordable oral health care, will take place Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. in the Health Sciences Quad on the South Campus.
ASPCA assists local authorities in removal of 21 dogs seized in Buffalo dog-fighting raid
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:35 pm
At the request of the Buffalo Police Department and SPCA Serving Erie County, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is assisting in evidence collection and the removal of 21 dogs seized during a dog-fighting raid in Buffalo.
Mercy Flight WNY and FASNY's RecruitNY team up for a chance to win a Mercy Flight fly-in
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:35 pm
Mercy Flight WNY and FASNY's RecruitNY team teamed up on a fly-in contest to give departments in the Western New York area a chance to win a Mercy Flight fly-in at the RecruitNY open house.
Niagara University professor named chair of American Counseling Association committee
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:35 pm
Dr. Shannon J. Hodges, an associate professor of counseling at Niagara University, has been named chair of the American Counseling Association's international committee. His three-year term commences July 1.
Who's walking whom? The scoop on no-pull dog-walking gear
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:00 pm
Pet parents love nothing better than to take their dogs out for a leisurely walk. It's an activity both people and dogs enjoy, and a great way to enjoy pleasant weather and get in some exercise together. However, the fun can turn to frustration if your pup is determined to pull on the leash, and practically drags you everywhere you go.
Niagara University unveils Family Literacy Center
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 am
Niagara University's College of Education held an event Wednesday to officially unveil the Family Literacy Center.

The FLC, which is housed in the university's Academic Complex, is an on-campus educational opportunity for graduate students to demonstrate teaching while enhancing the literacy performance of at-risk readers and their families.

With latest Naxos recording, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra enhances global reach
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 am
A five-star review and a "pick of the month" designation from BBC Music Magazine is the latest international accolade for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's recording of Reinhold Gliere's Symphony No. 3, "Il'ya Muromets," released on the Naxos label in February.
Land Conservancy to present findings from Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 am
At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, Western New York Land Conservancy will present findings from the Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project at the Pekin Fire Hall, 3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn.
Historical Association of Lewiston's annual celebration slated for June 14
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
Once a year, Lewiston enthusiasts get together to celebrate achievements and to honor the people and organizations that make Lewiston a premiere community in Western New York. Top volunteers and benefactors who preserve and promote Lewiston's rich heritage are honored at this event, the Historical Association of Lewiston's annual celebration.
Tourism leaders to meet for roundtable discussion
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
Tourism industry leaders are meeting with state and local elected officials Friday, April 25, to talk about important issues pertaining to the tourism industry. Antonio's at the Quality Inn, Niagara Hotel & Conference Center (7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls) is hosting the event from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Special presentation at Alzheimer's Association
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
If someone you love is showing signs of memory loss, or if they've recently been diagnosed with some form of dementia, the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is offering a program that may answer some likely questions.
Canisius College to host golf tournament to benefit Institute For Autism Research
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
Canisius College is hosting an "i am max" golf tournament and dinner Monday, May 19, at Diamond Hawk Golf Course, 255 Sonwil Drive, Cheektowaga. Proceeds from the event will be used toward tuition for children in the Institute for Autism Research's Summer Max treatment program.
Niagara University student-vets plan second annual Memorial Day disc golf fundraiser
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara University Student Veterans Organization will hold its second annual Memorial Day disc golf tournament at Joseph Davis State Park Saturday, May 24.
Earth Day celebration at St. Peter School
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 07:00 am
As part of an Earth Day celebration, Jessica Lemke's pre-K class at St. Peter R.C. School had to create something using recycled materials. Their creativity was notable, as seen in everything from guitars, castles and robots, to telescopes, pirate ships and more.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Boulevard Mall Saturday
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will bring its adoptable dogs to the Boulevard Mall his Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Come meet Rusty, Hal, Sally and Joey at the HON table set up at the Sears court.
Higgins, Gillibrand, Community Action Organization: Millions awarded in grant money for educational programs
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 11:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced a federal grant totaling $21,029,578 for Community Action Organization of Erie County Inc. to support early childhood education programs in Erie County.
Pathways palliative care program now accepting BlueCross BlueShield members
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 10:40 pm
The Pathways palliative care program announces a new affiliation with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York for members living in Niagara County.
Arbor Day Foundation offers tree-care booklet with $3 donation
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 10:40 pm
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees.
Democrats out of Lewiston election; Symmonds vows to continue run for mayor
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 04:30 pm
In a shocking turn of events Wednesday, the Lewiston Democratic Party candidates appointed to run in the June 17 Village of Lewiston election were ruled ineligible. Village Clerk Anne Welch disqualified mayoral candidate Jamie Symmonds and trustee candidate Jacqueline Lampman on the grounds their party failed to adhere to state election law.

Section 15-108(2)(c) states "Notice must be filed in the offices of the village clerk and the county board of elections at least 10 days before the scheduled caucus."

Welch said she did not receive notice from the Democrats of their caucus, which was held Tuesday, nor was a public announcement posted in her office.

Village of Lewiston: Dems get their candidate in Symmonds
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 10:00 pm
For the first time in 20 years, Village of Lewiston Democrats have a candidate for mayor.

Jamie Symmonds will represent the party in the June 17 election. She was nominated during Tuesday's Democratic Party caucus.

Historic Bond-Hawley House open two pre-season weekends
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
The Niagara History Center's circa-1823 Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House will be open for two event weekends in advance of its 2014 season.
NTCC adds four to board of directors
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:05 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the appointment of Anthony Brindisi, Michael Fiore, Kevin Schuler and Henry Sloma to the organization's board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term.
Niagara University listed among Princeton Review's 'Green Colleges'
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:00 pm
Niagara University is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks profiles NU in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges."
University Community Farmers Market to open May 17 on UB South Campus
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 07:00 am
The eighth season of the University Community Farmers Market will open Saturday, May 17, on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus. It will feature a variety of new and old vendors selling fresh food and local products.
HAL offers 'Everything You Wanted To Know About Old Books ... But Were Afraid To Ask'
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 07:00 am
So, you have an older book and you're not quite sure how old it is or if it's worth something. This presentation is for you.
Melissa Molnar joins Wound Center patient care team
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
Wound care nurse Melissa Molnar has joined the patient care team at The Wound Center of Niagara.
Colvin Cleaners breaking records with 9th annual 'Gowns 4 Prom' charity event
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
This week, Colvin Cleaners, Western New York's "green" dry cleaner, will ramp up its efforts to celebrate "Gowns 4 Prom." The ninth annual charity event will be held 3-7 p.m. April 21-23 on stage at Shea's in downtown Buffalo. This year, with the help of Goodwill, TT New York, Continental Hair School, Boulevard Mall and Walden Galleria Mall, Colvin Cleaners has collected more than 4,000 donations of gently used gowns for girls in need to pick up for free during "Gowns 4 Prom."

This year will mark the highest number of dresses given out in the history of "Gowns 4 Prom." Over the past eight years, "Gowns 4 Prom" has given out more than 5,000 dresses. Colvin Cleaners expects to give out 1,000 this year alone.

NYPA engineers to speak at World Green Energy Symposium, opening Earth Day in Niagara Falls
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
Three New York Power Authority engineers will address the World Green Energy Symposium and Expo April 22-24 at the Conference & Event Center in Niagara Falls.
Theatre in the Mist presents scholarships, honors founding members
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:00 pm
Theatre in the Mist, a local community theater group, recently presented the Lisa Gravel Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship to two students: Sabrina Kahwaty, a theatre performance major at Niagara University; and Magdalyn Chauby, a senior at Grand Island High School with aspirations to attend college for vocal performance.
Celebrate spring blossoms with Niagara Wine Trail
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating its 12th anniversary with the annual Wine Trail Blossoms event Mother's Day weekend. Taking place May 9-11, Wine Trail Blossoms will showcase the wineries' spring preparations. Pre-sale event tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online through May 8.
Doodle Bugs! participates in 'Screen-Free Week'
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers is reinforcing its educational philosophy by participating in "Screen-Free Week" May 5-11. Organizers invite families to join in reducing the use of entertainment screen media, including television, video games, computers and hand-held devices.
Gate of Heaven Cemetery to hold open house
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
A special open house will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 500 Riverdale Ave., Lewiston, on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A.G. Schneiderman celebrates Earth Week by presenting a review of initiatives protecting environment
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
In honor of Earth Week, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today presented important environmental protection initiatives undertaken by his office and provided a map showing the impact of his environmental protection bureau in every region of the state.
DiNapoli: New York on stronger financial footing
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
New York state ended the 2013-14 fiscal year in the strongest fiscal position in years and was able to deposit $175 million in the Rainy Day Reserve Fund for the first time since 2008, according to a report on the recently enacted state budget released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Still, the $143 billion budget continues to rely, in part, on temporary funding streams to attain balance.

"After a tough few years, New York state is in better fiscal shape thanks to an improving economy and difficult fiscal choices made by the Governor and the Legislature," DiNapoli said. "

Next NU Family Business Center breakfast forum is May 6
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 02:45 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center will hold its next breakfast forum Tuesday, May 6, at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville. The event begins at 7:30 a.m.
Village of Lewiston: Jamie Symmonds intends to run for mayor
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 10:30 am
The Lewiston Democratic Party is poised to have a Democrat run for the village's top office for the first time in two decades.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey, Artpark at odds over town funding
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 10:00 am
Supervisor Dennis Brochey created a firestorm Monday as he revealed his intent to redirect an estimated $120,000 in Modern Disposal tipping fees from Artpark & Company back to town coffers. The money, which Lewiston receives annually, has gone to help fund Artpark & Company's family programing.
 


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