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People Inc. awarded matching grant from KeyBank to help Western New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, special needs
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:40 pm
People Inc. has received a $10,000 grant from KeyBank with a one-year commitment to match donations that will further help individuals with developmental disabilities, special needs and seniors live more healthy, independent and productive lives.
Aquarium of Niagara penguins have their day(s)
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:40 pm
Celebrate with the Peruvian penguins at the Aquarium of Niagara from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 and 22.
Lewiston Democrats seek candidates
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:25 pm
The Lewiston Democratic Committee seeks potential candidates interested in running for office in the 2015 town elections.
Grant funding available to state businesses that utilize the services of UB engineering students
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:25 pm
Ttarp Co.'s two-year development of a cutting press hit a snag a few months ago.
Niagara River Greenway meetings Tuesday
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:25 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will hold two meetings Tuesday, March 17, at the New York Power Authority Power Vista Community Room, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. The executive committee will meet at 2 p.m. and the full commission will meet at 3 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public.
'Check Out Hunger' collects near record $759,176 for Food Bank of WNY
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:25 pm
Customers of seven local retailers donated $759,176 during the 22nd annual "Check Out Hunger" drive. This year's campaign was the second largest in "Check Out Hunger" history, nearly matching the record of $760,208 set in 2014.
Keeping doctors in Western New York: New scholarship fund pays tuition for local medical students
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:00 pm
Alarmed by the steady decline in the number of physicians practicing in Western New York, local physicians and community leaders have created a new organization designed to train and keep more doctors in the area.
Schneiderman announces agreement with EmblemHealth to boost coverage for preventive services
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 11:50 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an agreement with EmblemHealth Inc., requiring Emblem to cover anesthesiology services provided in connection with an in-network preventive colonoscopy, without any cost-sharing by the member.
New York State Parks accepting applications for seasonal safety and security positions
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 11:50 am
The New York State Park Police are accepting applications for seasonal park and recreation forest ranger and park and recreation public safety ranger positions, which provide public safety and security services within the state park system.
'Wild 50s' party will benefit Buffalo Zoo
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Women's Board of the Buffalo Zoo will host a "Wild 50s" party to benefit the Buffalo Zoo. The event will take place at the Foundry Hotel from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 18.
Adell's School of Dance hosts basket auction
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 07:00 am
Adell's School of Dance will host a basket auction from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the studio, 2420 Military Road, Niagara Falls. All proceeds will benefit the ASD performance competition team.
NY fire departments gear up for 5th annual 'RecruitNY' weekend
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 07:00 am
Volunteer fire departments across New York will open their doors and fire truck bays to local residents during the weekend of Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, as part of the fifth annual RecruitNY statewide volunteer firefighter recruitment effort.
Higgins, Davis present World War II Veteran Private First Class Albin Mazur with Bronze Star
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 08:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis presented United States Army veteran Albin Mazur, a City of Tonawanda resident, with a Bronze Star and other military recognitions for his service during World War II.
Siena Research Institute poll: Cell phones used by 90 percent of New Yorkers
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 08:15 pm
With 90 percent of New Yorkers now using cell phones, more than one-fifth of New York homes, and more than one-quarter of upstate New York homes no longer have landlines, according to a Siena Research Institute poll sponsored by AT&T.
Seneca Hickory Stick honored with national awards
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 05:40 pm
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course was honored with two national customer service awards at the recent KemperSports national leadership conference.
Niagara County lawmakers pleased ATF 'blinked': Say reversal on bullet ban right move
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 05:15 pm
A pair of Niagara County legislators who, last week, won unanimous backing for condemnation of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives' pursuit of a ban on a popular rifle bullet, today praised that agency's decision to back down - but questioned why federal bureaucrats ever contemplated the move in the first place.
Niagara Cup names co-chairs for 2015 tournament
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 04:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation has named a Niagara Falls chiropractor and a local business executive chairpersons of the 24th annual Niagara Cup Classic.
The Ice at Canalside offers discounts to celebrate successful first year
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:40 pm
As Canalside's historically maligned canals are transitioned from winter's ice to water for the upcoming summer season, the venue is offering discounts to close out its inaugural winter season.
Leadership Niagara: 100 youth prepared to lead in their communities
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:30 pm
Leadership Niagara will graduate 100 local students from its youth leadership development program, LYNC, at 6 p.m. tonight at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County's Training Center in Lockport.
NYPA's 'Eggstravaganza' a sure sign of spring
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:30 pm
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual "Eggstravaganza" March 28 at the Power Vista, the visitors center for the Niagara Power Plant in Lewiston.
5th annual E-Scrap 4 Camp fundraiser to benefit Camp Good Days & Special Times
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:30 pm
Sunnking Inc., in partnership with Camp Good Days and Special Times, has created a program called "E-Scrap 4 Camp" that facilitates recycling old electronics from participating local businesses to generate funds for Camp Good Days.
Buffalo Sabres, First Niagara team up with Junior Achievement to teach financial literacy
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:25 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and the Buffalo Sabres teamed up with Junior Achievement of Western New York to teach local students about the responsibilities of and economic opportunities available in Western New York.
Ceretto: Comprehensive Assembly reforms package shot down by downstate lawmakers
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:15 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, expressed disappointment New York City lawmakers voted down the Assembly minority conference's package of reforms designed to increase accountability, transparency and restore public trust in government.
Ceretto meets with Renae Kimble of Cancer Services Program of Niagara County
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:15 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto and the Western New York legislative delegation met Monday with Renae Kimble, the program coordinator for the Cancer Services Program of Niagara County.
The NACC celebrates 'Niagara's narrative' with 'March Along the Portage' lecture series
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:15 pm
This March, The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, in cooperation with the Niagara Falls Nation Heritage Area and The Niagara Falls Historical Preservation Society, is featuring events that celebrate Niagara's history.
Leadership Niagara to host Bill Strickland as special guest at awards luncheon
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:15 pm
Leadership Niagara has announced Bill Strickland will share his message of leadership, self-worth and transformation as a special guest and keynote speaker at the 2015 annual awards luncheon.
NU hosting 275 high school students for day of professional workshops
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:15 pm
More than 275 local high school students will convene at Niagara University tomorrow to participate in workshops on business leadership, interpersonal skills, dining etiquette and social media propriety.
Buffalo Bills, M&T Bank to honor outstanding educators with seventh annual 'Touchdown for Teachers' contest
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank recently announced their seventh annual "Touchdown for Teachers" program, which honors local teachers for their outstanding service to their schools and communities.
Panepinto's bill combatting gang-related activities upon religious property passes Senate
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:10 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto released the following statement on the passage of his cosponsored bill, S.849:
Gliding Stars on ice
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 10:00 am
The Gliding Stars of Western New York will host their 11th annual ice show, titled "Family Game Night on Ice," at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Northtown Center in Amherst (formerly the Pepsi Center).
Higgins, ReNU Niagara announce LiveNF volunteer fair
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and Niagara University's ReNU Niagara program announced the 2015 LiveNF volunteer fair, an event to connect local residents interested in civic engagement with volunteer-driven organizations doing good work in the Niagara Falls community.
Daemen College: Hochul reviews state's campus sexual assault policy with community
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 01:15 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul discussed a new Cuomo administration effort related to campus sexual assault prevention and policies at New York state's private colleges at a meeting last week with members of the Daemen College community.
Conflict arises between Smelt Festival organizers
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 12:30 pm
What is traditionally a simple request turned into an investigation Monday at the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees meeting.
Spring rummage sale
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 12:20 pm
St. Vincent de Paul Parish hosts its spring rummage sale at the Catholic Academy elementary site.
Plans taking shape for final Civil War encampment
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 12:20 pm
Organizers of the fourth and final Civil War encampment, put on by Genesee Community College to mark the 150th anniversary of the war that defined this nation, said it promises to be one of the most interesting to date.
Daemen program to focus on starting a small business
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 12:20 pm
A free weekly program on starting a small business will be offered by the Daemen College Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement starting March 17. It's slated for 6 to 8 p.m. in the Matt Urban Hope Center, 385 Paderewski Drive.
Erie County organization receives nearly $3 million to provide care for young children
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 12:20 pm
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families has announced the award of an Early Head Start-Child Care partnership grant to Community Action Organization of Erie County Inc.
Torn ACL doesn't tear NU junior from biking cross-country for cancer
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 11:20 am
Jake Pandolfi is rehabbing a torn anterior cruciate ligament by riding a bicycle 4,000 miles across the U.S.
Memorial staffers 'Go Blue' for colorectal cancer awareness
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 11:05 am
Staff members and volunteers at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center dressed in blue Friday to support "Go Blue," a state and national effort to raise awareness about colorectal cancer.
Chamber Awards Gala: Knead the Dough honored as Ransomville Business of the Year
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 11:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced Knead the Dough as the recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
 

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