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ECHDC announces recycling partnership with City of Buffalo
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 05:25 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced it has teamed up with Mayor Byron Brown and the 34andMore Buffalo Recycles initiative to establish a newly improved recycling program at Canalside.
Guillemont Memorial Grant supports Community Missions soup kitchen
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 05:25 pm
Rita M. Franc, administrator for the Guillemont Memorial Grant of the Niagara Falls Episcopal Urban Ministry, presented community Missions Executive Director Robyn L. Krueger, left, and cook Jimmie Walker, right, a check Thursday.
Wegmans spruces up Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 04:50 pm
More than two dozen Wegmans employees took time to volunteer at the downtown Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club Wednesday.
Thunder of Niagara Air Show souvenir program books benefit area organizations
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 03:15 pm
During both days of the Thunder of Niagara Air Show, souvenir program books will be sold for $10. Part of the proceeds will support the missions of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara and the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC).
Higgins: Buffalo-Niagara Region chosen for 'Communities that Work Partnership'
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 03:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Buffalo Niagara Region is one of seven communities selected nationwide to participate in a "Communities that Work Partnership," an effort to drive talent-based economic development locally and across the country.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes three new, exceptional marine mammals
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:55 am
The Aquarium of Niagara has three new marine mammals, and each one has a unique and compelling story that will resonate with guests.
Ortt announces farm-to-seniors initiative underway
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:50 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt has announced coupon booklets are available for low-income Niagara County seniors to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and other products at local farmers markets.
NTCC: Percy receives CDME certification
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:45 am
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. president and CEO John H. Percy has earned the certified destination management executive designation from the only integrated executive program specifically designed for the destination marketing industry.
Brian Wilson, Craig Ferguson headed to Seneca Resorts & Casinos
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:45 am
The summer heat and excitement at Seneca Resorts & Casinos is forecasted to continue straight through to October, thanks to an entertainment lineup headlined by one of the most legendary names in rock 'n' roll.
Niagara County Fair begins with Farm-City Breakfast
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:45 am
The 2015 Niagara County Fair will kick-off at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, with the popular Farm-City Breakfast, sponsored again this year by the Niagara County Community College.
Ben Toth and Friends at 'Blue Room' at Kleinhans Music Hall
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:45 am
Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes back Buffalo native Ben Toth for an evening of original music and selections from the "American Songbook." Broadway performers Dawn Cantwell and Grace Wall will join him.
Video: Lewiston community steps up to curb cat population; Grandpaws hosts adoption event
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 06:35 pm
Members of the Niagara County SPCA and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce participated in a press conference Wednesday to discuss efforts designed to curb the feral cat population in Lewiston.
Cuomo announces new workforce development center on Buffalo's East Side
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 06:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans Wednesday for the Western New York Workforce Development Center, a new hub that will focus primarily on training for careers in the advanced manufacturing and energy sectors.
Assemble the ducks!
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 12:15 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual Duck Race, presented by Fidelis Care, at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, as part of the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.
Food pantry collections continue
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 12:10 pm
Sister Beth Brosmer (center) of Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry of Niagara Falls, the Rev. William Lowry (left) of Care and Share Pantry of Ransomville, and Don Luce (right) of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, are reviewing reports of the food/cash drive held on Tuesday concert nights outside of Artpark.
2015 Women's Porter Cup Golf review
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 11:55 am
There were 72 players from seven different countries who converged on the Niagara Falls Country Club to seek "A Cup of their Own" in June.
Scouts take flight in NT
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Scouting Air Show will be held Sunday, July 19 at Gratwick Park on River Road.
Buffalo Sabres: Variable ticket prices announced for 2015-16 season
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 05:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the variable ticket pricing plan for all home games in the 2015-16 regular season.
Erie County Environment and Planning, partners collaborate on conservation with composters, rain barrels
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 05:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and partners are collaborating to promote water conservation and composting by making compost units and rain barrels available to local residents, helping to reduce stormwater runoff and promote home composting for more nutrient-rich soils.
Rob Ortt: $54,000 for YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 05:40 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced he succeeded in securing a total of $54,000 in state funding to help victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and rape throughout Niagara County. The money will go toward various services and programs offered through the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier in Lockport and North Tonawanda.
Letchworth Nature Center finalizes planned exhibit spaces for new building
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 01:40 pm
The campaign for the Letchworth Nature Center committee has solidified plans for 15 interactive learning exhibits inside and out of the Letchworth Nature Center facility, and is offering a unique opportunity for donors to name the exhibits prior to the opening of the center next spring.
Bills coach Rex Ryan to jump with U.S. Army Parachute Demonstration Team
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 01:35 pm
The 2015 Thunder of Niagara Airshow will feature The United States Army "Golden Knights" Parachute Team. This elite team will be performing in front of an anticipated record-breaking crowd. As part of the performance, Rex Ryan, the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, will participate in a tandem jump with the team at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Friday, July 17.
Artpark concert street parking reminder, map
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 12:45 pm
The Village of Lewiston, its Department of Public Works, the Lewiston Police Department and Artpark & Company have established a specific parking pattern for concert nights this summer.
Poncho Sanchez to headline Lewiston Jazz Festival
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 11:05 am
The cool sounds of hot jazz will fill the summer air when the 14th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival returns Aug. 28-29 along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Rick Updegrove won't seek re-election
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 10:35 am
Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Rick Updegrove released the following statement Tuesday morning:
Dr. Willie Underwood III named honorary chairman of Niagara Falls Inaugural African American Male Wellness Walk
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 10:30 am
The African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative has announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Dr. Willie Underwood is the honorary chairman for the debut African American Male Wellness Walk/Run in Niagara Falls.
Ceretto announces free electronics-recycling event in Lewiston
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is encouraging Town and Village of Lewiston residents to recycle their old electronic devices from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Highway Garage on 1445 Swann Road.
Busy summer sports season includes amateur golf championship, Chestnut Ridge tennis tournament
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 05:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Parks, Recreation & Forestry Troy P. Schinzel are reminding residents registration is now underway for two events scheduled for next month, both of which will be held at county-owned facilities.
Rolling Stones rock The Ralph
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 04:00 pm
The Rolling Stones staged their highly anticipated Buffalo concert Saturday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The second last show of the current Zip Code Tour, a sold-out crowd was treated to a number of late '60s and early '70s hits marking the re-release of the Stones' "Sticky Wheels" album.
Sabres re-sign Philip Varone to two-way contract
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Philip Varone to a one-year, two-way contract.
Revealed: NU Theatre presents 'The True Story of The Three Little Pigs'
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:10 pm
From July 23-Aug. 1, Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging, delightful theater for young audiences productions with "The True Story of The Three Little Pigs," presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY executive director chosen for Americans for the Arts executive leadership forum
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Executive Director Tod A. Kniazuk is one of the 20 top-level arts executives chosen to brainstorm, reflect and strategize on the future of arts administration at the Americans for the Arts annual executive leadership forum Sept. 16-19 in Sundance, Utah.
Higgins presents U.S. Army specialist Wilmer Olivencia with Purple Heart for wounds sustained during Vietnam War
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented United States Army veteran Wilmer A. Olivencia with a Purple Heart and other medals earned for wounds sustained and service during the Vietnam War.
Next phase in Buffalo River recovery kicks off with habitat restoration and shoreline improvements
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:25 pm
As the 10-year effort to remove toxic sediment from the Buffalo River nears completion this summer, the focus now shifts to shoreline access and habitat restoration along this once-dead river.
New York Power Authority names former Wal-Mart executive as chief risk officer
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
The New York Power Authority has named Soubhagya Parija as senior vice president and chief risk officer, to administer all aspects of risk management and insurance at the nation's largest state public power organization.
Niagara University welcomes Vietnamese Catholic youth movement to campus
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
Approximately 250 members of a Vietnamese Eucharistic youth movement spent July 2-5 at Niagara University, utilizing campus facilities for a major convention focused on bringing young people closer to God.
Sabres Street HockeyFest returns Aug. 23
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced registration is open for Street HockeyFest 2015. The popular street hockey tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23.
Got pets? TripsWithPets.com makes finding pet-friendly things-to-do easier than ever
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
TripsWithPets.com has launched a new and enhanced comprehensive directory, which allows pet parents to find pet-friendly attractions, restaurants and beaches, and other pet-friendly things to do in the U.S. and Canada.
Scottish Festival among August events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
Four events and a special collaborative effort with several other cultural attractions are planned during the month of August at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.
WNY PRISM plans activities for Invasive Species Awareness Week
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 10:40 am
WNY Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, a project administered by the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State, will take part in New York's second annual Invasive Species Awareness Week, which runs from July 12-18.