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Charity Snowflake Ball benefits Sikora Post
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:15 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife, Linda recently hosted the Mayor's Annual Charity Snowflake Ball, held at the Knights of Columbus on Erie Avenue in North Tonawanda.
'About Boating Safety' classes offered
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:10 am
In preparation for the upcoming boating season, U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 3-1 will be offering a series of "About Boating Safety" one-day classes this spring and summer, taught by certified instructors. Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, March 25, April 29, May 13, June 10 and July 15, in the Officers Club at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown.
Applications available for NiagaraWorks
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:10 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County is seeking adults ages 18 or older to participate in a new workforce development program, NiagaraWorks. The program is designed to provide the skill set and knowledge needed to obtain employment in businesses, including restaurants, greenhouses, nurseries, landscaping, apartment complexes, hotels and home improvement stores.
Courtney Corbetta joins 'AM Buffalo'
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 10:55 am
Courtney Corbetta has joined WKBW-TV's "AM Buffalo" as a multimedia journalist.
'A Taste of Jazz' to benefit festival
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 10:55 am
The popular "Jazz & Pasta" fundraiser is just around the corner - and has been expanded and renamed "A Taste of Jazz" for 2017.
Buffalo Bills agree to terms with five free agents
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 11:30 pm
The Buffalo Bills on Thursday announced the team has agreed to terms with fullback Patrick DiMarco, guard Vladimir Ducasse, kicker Stephen Hauschka, safety Micah Hyde and safety Jordan Poyer.
Dept. of Health offers tips on food protection during power outage
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 05:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health's Environmental Division often responds to public inquiries regarding protection and disposal of refrigerated and frozen foods during prolonged power outages.
Cleanup continues after massive windstorm
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 05:05 pm
Cleanups continued Thursday across Niagara County following Wednesday's fierce windstorm that saw gusts exceeding 60 and 70 miles per hour at times. The storm resulted in numerous reports of downed trees and branches, and massive power outages.
Niagara County: Power restored at courthouse, civil defense bldg.
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:30 pm
Power was restored at the Niagara County Courthouse and Civil Defense building shortly before 3 p.m. today, County Manager Rick Updegrove announced.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY plans for 2nd annual 'Make Music Day' in Buffalo & Niagara Falls
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced Buffalo and Niagara Falls will join cities across the country and around the world for the second time to celebrate "Make Music Day" on June 21.
Fifes, drums & new waistcoats will parade in Youngstown on March 18
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara field musicians will participate in the Youngstown St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 18, starting at noon, in the village. The musicians will play the fifes and drums and wear, for the first time, the waistcoats sewn by Niagara University students during the fall 2016 semester.
1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center launch joint campaign 'Building on the Tradition of Quality Care'
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:05 pm
On March 9, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, the health care workers' union representing 800 employees at Niagara Falls Memorial, unveiled NiagaraFallsMemorialCares.org and launched a major joint initiative to secure funding for needed capital and infrastructure improvements on the medical center's campus.
New York state economy tops 8 million private sector jobs; statewide unemployment rate falls to 4.6%
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:05 pm
In January, New York state's private sector job count increased by 28,500, or 0.4 percent, to 8,035,600, a new record high, according to preliminary figures released by the New York State Department of Labor.
13th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase returns March 22
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the 13th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place on Wednesday, March 22, at KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo.
Meet the OBs at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:10 am
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a free program titled, "Great Expectations: Meet the Delivery Team at Mount St. Mary's" on Wednesday, March 22.
Buffalo Zoo, Tops partner for frozen food month promotion
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:10 am
The Buffalo Zoo has teamed up with Arctic Edge presenting sponsor Tops Friendly Markets to offer a unique frozen food month promotion leading to discounted admission.
Darien Lake seeking to fill 1,800 open positions
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:10 am
The region's largest seasonal employer is looking to fill 1,800 open positions across its multiple departments, including amusement park, waterpark, lodging, entertainment, retail and food service.
Buffalo Museum of Science: Special concert event features Ron Hawkins
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:05 am
The Buffalo Museum of Science will present Ron Hawkins in a special concert event on Friday, March 24, in the auditorium.
FASNY: As we spring forward, change your clocks & check your batteries
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:05 am
As New Yorkers prepare to set their clocks forward one hour, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges all New Yorkers to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure their homes are properly protected.
Niagara County Courthouse campus closed due to storm
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 09:25 am
Several Niagara County office buildings are closed indefinitely due to the impact of Wednesday's windstorms, which has left them without power or telephone service.
Morinello joins Niagara County road workers for CHIPS rally
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 06:40 pm
On Wednesday, Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined highway workers from across the state to advocate for Western New York's fair share of infrastructure funding.
Buffalo Snow Bowl flag football tournament to benefit Special Olympics New York
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 03:25 pm
The first "Buffalo Snow Bowl," a six-on-six flag football tournament to benefit Special Olympics New York, will take place Saturday, March 11, at New Era Field in Orchard Park.
Vincentian seminarian spends apostolic month at Niagara University
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 03:20 pm
As an undergraduate student at St. John's University, Thomas King became acquainted with the Vincentian community. The Oakdale native was studying toward a degree in adolescent education (with a concentration in biology) - all while growing active in campus ministry and taking on a minor in theology.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces professional development sessions
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:35 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced the next sessions in its professional development series for cultural organizations and artists. All are free and open to everyone. Registration is encouraged by emailing [email protected] or calling 716-362-8389, ext. 512.
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine welcomes primary care sports medicine physician
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:30 am
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has announced Heidi Narins Suffoletto, M.D., FACEP, is rejoining the practice as an expert in sports injuries and concussion, with a focus on caring for female athletes.
Rochester-bound: North Tonawanda wins Section VI Class A title
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:20 am
On Dec. 30, the Amherst Tigers got the best of the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks, defeating them 49-45. On Tuesday, when the two teams battled again for the Section VI Class A title, it was a different story.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center: New cardiopulmonary rehab facility opens
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:15 am
On Tuesday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated the completion of $100,000 in upgrades to the Heart Center of Niagara's Cardiopulmonary Rehab Facility during a grand-reopening ceremony and open house at the Heart Center, 571 Tenth St., second floor, Niagara Falls.
Career expo set for March 30 at Niagara University
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:15 am
Niagara University is hosting a career expo from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Gallagher Center gym.
Transformational enhancements begin at Fort Niagara State Park
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced work has begun on a series of transformational enhancements at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown. The work underway includes a brand-new, $2.7-million pool bathhouse and new boat docks for the 830,000-plus visitors who frequent the popular Niagara County state park every year.
PHOTOS: Chilly fun at Olcott Lions Swim for Sight
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 05:25 pm
Despite (because of?) the cold weather, a crowd came out to Olcott on Sunday for the Olcott Lions Club 48th annual Polar Bear Swim for Sight.
PHOTOS: Beer as art
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 05:20 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center held its annual "Art of Beer" fundraiser on Friday night. Patrons lined the building's first two floors as they sampled beverages, snacked on oversized appetizers, and listened to live music across a handful of stages.
Buffalo Bills, M&T Bank kick off 9th annual 'Touchdown for Teachers' contest
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:20 pm
For the ninth consecutive year, the Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank are calling on fans to nominate Western New York's "Hall of Fame-caliber" educators for the 2017 M&T Bank "Touchdown for Teachers." The program recognizes local teachers for extraordinary service to their schools and communities.
Spring is in the air: Join Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free trees
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:20 pm
The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easier for people to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees.
NU's Sharon Green honored by Nat'l Association for Developmental Education
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:20 pm
Sharon Green, coordinator of instructional services in Niagara University's office of academic support, is the 2017 recipient of National Association for Developmental Education's (NADE) Gladys Shaw Outstanding Service to Developmental Students Award.
Lewiston Choraleers presenting Easter cantata at area churches
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:20 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter cantata at four area churches April 8, 9, 14 and 15. The cantata, "A Journey to Hope" by Joseph Martin, is a sacred work musically inspired by traditional spirituals and tells of the ministry, passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Historic Oakwood Cemetery seeks tour guides
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:15 pm
Oakwood Cemetery is seeking volunteer guides for its upcoming season of historic tours.
Poloncarz issues declaration of need on ECMC borrowing
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued a formal declaration of need on Monday, requesting the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority to conduct borrowing to finance necessary capital projects at the Erie County Medical Center.
City of Niagara Falls to celebrate 125th birthday at annual St. Patrick's Day Party
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:15 pm
There is even more reason to celebrate this March 17, as the City of Niagara Falls is joining with the Ancient Order of Hibernians to mark its 125th birthday as part of the annual St. Patrick's Day Party. Festivities will be held from 5-11 p.m. inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
Registration opens for Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:10 pm
Whether you love to sail or prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the 18th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for you. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 14, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club (rain or shine).
Niagara History Center: Lee Simonson presents 'Six Times the World Was Saved from Nuclear Armageddon'
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 07:00 am
The specter of nuclear disaster "close-calls" is terrifying. Speaker Lee Simonson will go beyond the best-known mishaps of the past 70 years to tell of six nuclear incidents that brought this nation and the world to the brink of annihilation.