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New York's first report on e-cigarettes show young adult use nearly double that of adults
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
Data from New York's 2014 youth and adult tobacco surveys shows 10.5 percent of high school students and 12.7 percent of young adults ages 18-24 use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) - almost double the 6.5 percent rate of e-cigarette use among adults 25 years and older, Tobacco-Free Erie-Niagara (TFEN) announced.
Healthy menu items for kids are a hit, research finds
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
Imagine a kids menu with no French fries or soda - that offers healthy entrees with side dishes like salads and strawberries.
Niagara University, New York Power Authority program receives national literacy award
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
A Halloween-themed children's literacy program organized by Niagara University students and the New York Power Authority has been honored with one of five national Literacy Alive! gold awards from Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education.
Annual Veterans Day ceremony in Town of Niagara
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness Clubs will once again honor this nation's veterans with a ceremony at Veterans Heights Park in the Town of Niagara (at the intersection of Lawson and Bellreng drives).
November is Native American Heritage Month
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 02:25 pm
The Native American Music Awards & Association reminds readers November is National Native American Heritage Month.
Erie County Senior Services, partners to host caregiver workshop and resource day
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services and community partners, including the Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center and the Erie County Caregiver Coalition, will host a free caregiver workshop and resource event from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Millennium Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.
Tops to honor U.S. veterans and active military with an 11 percent discount this Veterans Day
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Tops Friendly Markets will offer military personnel and their immediate families an 11 percent discount off of their grocery bill this Veterans Day.
'Share the Bounty' on the Niagara Wine Trail, USA
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara Wine Trail wineries have partnered with local food banks and charitable organizations to ensure a bountiful holiday season for area residents in need.
Panepinto comments on Huntley reliability report
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 11:35 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto released the following statement Saturday:
Niagara University professor elected president of national chemistry honor society
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 11:10 am
Dr. Luis Sanchez, an assistant professor of chemistry at Niagara University, has been appointed president-elect of Gamma Sigma Epsilon, a national chemistry honor society founded in 1919.
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine hosts annual spaghetti dinner, Festival of Lights kickoff
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 11:10 am
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Knights of Columbus Council No. 14622 hosts its eighth annual spaghetti dinner from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in the shrine's dining hall, 1023 Swann Road, Lewiston.
Flu season is here; Poloncarz, Burstein receive annual flu shots
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 10:40 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein as both received their annual influenza vaccine. They encouraged county residents to follow suit and get their flu vaccine early in the season, rather than wait until later.
Ortt retains jobs by keeping private business in Niagara County
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 10:40 am
Late last week, State Sen. Rob Ortt announced Niagara County's infrastructure committee agreed to lease space to Bogdon Associates, moving it forward in the process to keep the long-standing Wheatfield-based company in the county.
Pitbull returns to ring in 2016 on 'Pitbull's New Year's Revolution' on FOX
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 10:40 am
"Pitbull's New Year's Revolution" returns to FOX Thursday, Dec. 31, live from Miami. On New Year's Eve, the live party kicks runs between 8-10 p.m. ET live. Then following local news, "Pitbull's New Year's Revolution" returns from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET live for the countdown to 2016.
Lockport 'Wish Girl' surprised with Halloween-themed wish celebration
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 01:30 pm
"Wish Girl" Elizabeth and her family, from Lockport, enjoyed a celebration at Frightworld, "America's Screampark," Sunday evening.
RealtyUSA offices lend hand to The Pajama Program
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 01:00 pm
Agents and staff from RealtyUSA's Tonawanda and Grand Island offices helped collect new pajamas, books and funds for the Buffalo chapter of The Pajama Program.
Grand Island High School: Panepinto 'blown away' by STEM wing
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:50 pm
The students, programs and teachers involved in the 1-year-old STEM wing at Grand Island High School left a favorable impression on state Sen. Marc Panepinto Wednesday.
Town of Grand Island to share assessor
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:45 pm
Town of Grand Island Assessor Judy M. Tafelski will add duties in Tonawanda in an agreement reached between three municipalities and signed Oct. 23 at Grand Island Town Hall.
Future plans aspire for Fairmount Park
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Town of Wheatfield officials broke ground Monday on phase one of the Fairmount Park improvement project, one that will include a new handicapped-accessible bathroom facility and a trail system that will connect sites within the park.
Town of Niagara Board adopts 2016 budget
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
The Town of Niagara board held a public hearing on Oct. 27, where the 2016 $8.49 million budget and plans for local updates and improvements were highlighted.
North Tonawanda purchases new fire truck
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced that a new fire truck has been purchased by the city and is currently being constructed at the Sutphen plant in Amlin, Ohio.
Breaking ground: Sandy Beach shoreline restoration project underway
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Ground was broken at the Sandy Beach Park Club on Monday for a project that will provide a facelift for the beach.
Youngstown Library Friends fall book sale Nov. 5-7
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:15 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will host a fall book sale next weekend at the Youngtown Village Center gym, 240 Lockport St. The book sale will also feature a "Cat in the Hat"-themed story and craft time at 11 a.m. Saturday, when The Cat himself will visit with the children.
'Morning Sun' actors Neal Bledsoe, Diana DeGarmo and Danny Pudi loving Lewiston, digging film experience
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
Director Tony Glazer and "Morning Sun" producer Summer Crockett Moore weren't the only crew members to fall in love with Lewiston. Three of the film's stars - Neal Bledsoe, Diana DeGarmo and Danny Pudi - each said Lewiston is, indeed, a special destination.
Brochey calling it quits in Lewiston
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
Come Wednesday, Nov. 11, Dennis Brochey will officially be calling it quits as Town of Lewiston supervisor.
More than a bowling alley: Lewiston Event Center welcomes golf, Bills, Sabres, food enthusiasts
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
The Lewiston Event Center - formerly Frontier Lanes - is so much more than tenpin.
Lance Henriksen talks 'Morning Sun,' working in Lewiston
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 07:15 pm
Iconic film actor Lance Henriksen has appeared in more than 200 films, including "Aliens," "The Terminator," "Pumpkinhead," "Hard Target" and "Scream III." He also starred in the critically acclaimed FOX series "Millennium," where he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrated by OUN and Falls Sam's Club
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:50 am
As part of their continuing commitment to the community, Sam's Clubs across the country hosted "Disability Mentoring Days" in celebration of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Niagara University welcomes Disney Institute to Niagara Falls
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:45 am
Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, "Disney's Approach to Business Excellence," to Niagara University's Niagara Global Tourism Institute in downtown Niagara Falls.
Sabres, New Wave Energy renew partnership
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:45 am
In a long-term arrangement, the Buffalo Sabres have once again tapped local energy firm New Wave Energy to be "The Power Behind the Buffalo Sabres."
Ortt delivers $50,000 to Orleans/Niagara BOCES
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:45 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt presented a ceremonial check to Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services Thursday in the amount of $50,000.
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K raise over $90,000 for Niagara Hospice
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 02:30 pm
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K Race Director Paul Beatty Jr., along with members of his race committee, recently presented Niagara Hospice with a check for $94,472.14.
Higgins, Collins, Slaughter want Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to be new home for KC-135 mission
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 02:25 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins, Chris Collins and Louise Slaughter are urging the United States Air Force to consider the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station as a new base for operation of the KC-135 mission.
Erie County, partners announce expansion of mental health services in Buffalo Public Schools
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 02:25 pm
Fifteen new clinics will be opening across the Buffalo school system this fall, bringing the total number of schools that now provide students access to mental health services to 42.
New exhibit and lecture series at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 09:35 am
"Plastic Waters," a thought-provoking and engrossing exhibit on loan to the Aquarium of Niagara from the 5 Gyres Institute, debuts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Erie County: Poloncarz, former county executives publicly unveil paintings
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 04:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by former Erie County executives Ed Rutkowski, Dennis Gorski and Joel Giambra and relatives of former Erie County Executive B. John Tutuska for the public unveiling of six life-sized portraits painted by local artist Mary Smith that showcase the individuals who served as Erie County's first six county executives.
Niagara University ROTC program places in top 20 percent on Order of Merit List
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:50 pm
The ROTC program at Niagara University continues to prove why it's considered one of the best in the nation.
Kalos Health approved for expansion of MLTC services
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:40 pm
Kalos Health, a managed long-term-care program providing care coordination for Medicaid recipients diagnosed with a chronic illness, has received approval from the New York State Department of Health to expand services from Erie and Niagara counties to Orleans, Genesee and Chautauqua counties.
Higgins and Hanna introduce bill aimed at shedding light on the benefits of solar net metering
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:35 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Richard Hanna (NY-22) introduced legislation targeted at providing critical data on the benefits of solar net metering.
Buffalo Philharmonic honors WNY veterans with concert at Riviera Theatre
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is giving back to veterans, their families and the community with a free concert at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. This free event is made possible thanks to the generosity of restaurateur and philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore.