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Buffalo Sabres: 'Fan Appreciation Weekend' slated for April 10-11
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans for "Fan Appreciation Weekend," which will take place during the team's final home and away games of the 2014-15 regular season.
The Community Kitchen wins NU's $10,000 entrepreneurship competition
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 03:55 pm
The winner of Niagara University's first-ever poverty-focused social entrepreneurship competition is The Community Kitchen.
State pension fund adds $30 million for investments in New York companies
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:40 pm
The New York State Common Retirement Fund has committed an additional $30 million to Primary Venture Partners to invest in state-based companies, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Monday.
Relive 'History of Drive-Ins' with Transit Drive-In's Rick Cohen
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:35 pm
Just the word "drive-in" evokes a flood of memories for generations of Americans raised on movies and automobiles. Today, drive-ins are few and far between, but Niagara County is fortunate to have two still in operation.
Mockup of UB's new medical school passes 'worst-case scenario' wind and rainstorm tests with flying colors
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:35 pm
Starting in April, beams of steel will rise at the construction site at the corner of Main and High streets in downtown Buffalo, providing passersby with their first glimpse of the new University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, which will open in 2017.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital community service plan available
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:35 pm
As a leading health care provider, each year Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center provides millions of dollars in charity care, health education and wellness programs to the local community.
New York to take center stage in weeklong 'Wheel of Fortune Loves NY' broadcast starting April 13
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:35 pm
New York Lottery has teamed up with "America's Game Show," "Wheel of Fortune," to bring national attention to the state and to give New Yorkers a chance to win fabulous prizes.
New York Power Authority fishing piers to open for season
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:25 pm
NYPA fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will open for the season, Monday, April 6, weather permitting. The fish cleaning station also will be available as long as temperatures remain above freezing.
Niagara Law Center hosts inaugural continuing legal education course
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:25 pm
Judges, defense attorneys and prosecutors - including Niagara County District Attorney Michael J. Violante - assembled at Niagara University this month for a criminal procedure practicum seminar.
Sevenson Environmental Services supports the arts
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:25 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts Executive Director Irene Rykaszewski recently met with several employees at Sevenson Environmental Services to say "Thank you" for their sustained corporate support of LCA's ambitious schedule of cultural programming.
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. selects #PerfectDayNF winner
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:25 pm
Visiting Niagara Falls USA was something Lisa Powers and her family did because it was "in their backyard." When she began dating her now husband, she always wanted to see it again, but never got the chance - until now.
National Park Service, National Park Foundation launch 'Find Your Park,' encouraging people to connect with, celebrate national parks, public lands
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:00 pm
The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation have announced the launch of Find Your Park, a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for the next 100 years.
Erie County Clerk's Office: Jacobs warns motorists of scam related to vehicle warranties
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to caution all Erie County motorists to watch for a misleading solicitation that looks like an official notice from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
WNY Adaptive Water Sports to hold fundraiser
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Western New York Adaptive Water Sports embarks on a new summer season of sports that are accessible for the disabled.
Lynn Dingey's Relay For Life journey
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
On March 21, the rock music sounds of Wide Right, a band from Buffalo, filled Mallwitz's Island Lanes during a fundraiser, organized by the Mallwitz Cancer Crew, one of Grand Island's Relay For Life teams.
For kids, books make great Easter surprises
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:15 pm
The best way to treat kids this Easter may not be with the typical sweets. While candy is predictable, you can really make a child's day with a different approach.
Details, video: The Rolling Stones 'ZIP CODE' Tour comes to Ralph Wilson Stadium
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 11:50 am
Ladies and gentlemen ... The Rolling Stones are back! The band has announced they will kick off their new 15-city North American stadium "ZIP CODE" tour in San Diego May 24 at Petco Park.
NU education students selected to facilitate leadership training at Harvard, UCLA
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 09:50 am
Two Niagara University graduate students are among eight selected by Kappa Delta Pi to facilitate leadership training this summer to students in grades 6-12 from 140 countries.
Rolling Stones to perform at Ralph Wilson Stadium July 11
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 09:10 am
It's official: The Rolling Stones will bring their "ZIP CODE" tour to Orchard Park this summer. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act will perform Saturday, July 11.
Niagara Falls Memorial to host 'Look Good Feel Better' program
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 09:00 am
Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength, but it doesn't have to take away her self-confidence.
Ortt's bill to toughen penalties for unlawful disposal of a body passes in Senate
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 09:00 am
A bill introduced by State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, that would toughen laws for improperly disposing a body, passed Monday in the Senate.
Grand Island: NYPA approves contract for Strawberry Island wetland restoration, habitat improvement
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:45 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved a $3.2 million contract to LDC Construction Co. Inc. of Grand Island for wetland restoration on Strawberry Island.
NYPA trustees approve low-cost hydropower allocation to support expansion in Orleans County
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees recently approved an allocation of low-cost hydropower to Pride Pak for an expansion project in Orleans County. The $18 million project will lead to the creation of 163 new jobs.
Mary and Jody Lomeo to serve as honorary co-chairs for Deaf Access Services Spring Gala
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
Mary and Jody Lomeo will serve as co-chairs of the Deaf Access Services Spring Gala, a black-tie-optional fundraising event Saturday, April 11, at Statler City. DAS is the area's premiere advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Ransomville Speedway: 6th annual 'Battle at the Border' to host a big block/small block shoot-out
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
The management at Ransomville Speedway has been busy preparing for its 58th season of competition. Promoters Jamie and Joel Friesen are always looking for ways to further enhance their program at one of the more successful and historic tracks in the northeast.
Canisius announces agreement with ESPN
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
Canisius College has entered into a new agreement with ESPN under which its students will produce live Canisius athletic events for ESPN3. As a result, the college will offer a new program in sports broadcast journalism beginning in the fall semester. Enrolled students will staff the Golden Griffin Sports Broadcast Center.
Collins, Katko fight against funding IJC plan
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
In a letter sent last week to the House committee on appropriations subcommittee on state, foreign operations, and related programs, U.S. Reps. Chris Collins (NY-27) and John Katko (NY-24) requested language preventing the use of any federal funding to implement the International Joint Commission's Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Plan (Plan 2014) for the 2016 fiscal year.
Love the cook, love the food: Attraction to comfort food linked to positive social connections
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? Sushi? Regardless of what you identify as comfort food, it's likely the attraction to that dish is based on having a good relationship with the person you remember first preparing it, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo research team.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 2nd annual 'Spark' Cultural Awards
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced details of its second annual "Spark" Cultural Awards, presented by M&T Bank. The awards party, "Celebrating Those Who Ignite Arts & Culture," will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday May 20, at the Hotel @The Lafayette.
Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo announces Gift of Life Celebration Recognition Dinner
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
The Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo will hold the 2015 Gift of Life Celebration Recognition Dinner at 6 p.m.
Donate hams to those in need and Salvatore will match (and you'll enter to win a prize)
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
Russell J. Salvatore, one of the Buffalo-Niagara Region's top philanthropists, is making sure families in need have a ham dinner Easter Sunday.
NU student overcomes adversity to win national fellowship award in gerontology
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
"Nontraditional" doesn't even begin to describe Niagara University student Kimberly Kennedy. The 32-year-old senior has already withstood more trials than many people endure in a lifetime.
7th annual Penguin Days amateur photo contest winners
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara celebrated the 24th annual Penguin Days March 21-22 with a penguin photography contest. The winning amateur photographers are:
Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association sponsor 'Heavy Hearts, Helping Hands'
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
The Niagara Hospice bereavement team recently presented a seminar to the Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association at UB's Center for Tomorrow.
Poloncarz delivers 2015 State of the County address
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
On Thursday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by elected officials, business and community leaders, and concerned citizens as he delivered his 2015 State of the County address at the Mason O. Damon Auditorium in the central branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
Poloncarz signs local law regulating e-cigarettes
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein, representatives from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, the Erie-Niagara Tobacco Free Coalition and Amherst Tobacco Free Steering Committee, the Asthma Coalition of Erie County, and concerned citizens as he signed Local Law Int. 9-2, concerning the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.
Higgins: More than $2 million for blood cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher Dr. Xuefang Cao has received a five-year, $2.01 million award from the National Cancer Institute to develop better therapies for blood cancers.
Events to raise recognition of Parkinson's in WNY planned throughout month
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
Though April has long been recognized as Parkinson's Awareness Month, the designation gained national acceptance through a 2013 Congressional resolution.
New village law addresses Youngstown bus parking issue
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
Youngstown residents heard on village plans to address the problem of idling tour buses at Thursday's Board of Trustees public hearing on parking.
Town of Lewiston, Time Warner Cable set to finalize new franchise agreement
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
Beyond the Frontier House proposal, the Town of Lewiston was active on a number of fronts at its regular meeting Monday.