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Grand Island: New roundabout almost complete
Fri, May 27th 2016 11:00 am
New York State Department of Transportation workers are putting the finishing touches on the new look to the roundabout.
VFW Post No. 9249 to hold annual Buddy Poppy Drive
Fri, May 27th 2016 11:00 am
The weekend of May 26-28 is Buddy Poppy Days on Grand Island, a time when residents can donate cash for the honor of wearing a Buddy Poppy.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Reverse-911 system explained
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:45 am
The Grand Island Fire Co. reports Monday, May 23, the Erie County Sheriff's Office with assistance of the Niagara Falls Police Department were actively perusing a possibly armed suspect involved in a violent crime.
Town of Niagara eyes health care savings
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:10 am
The Town of Niagara Board agreed Tuesday to consider joining a Greater Niagara Orleans County Municipal health insurance consortium, which has a goal to reduce overall health care costs by having the two counties' 26 municipalities purchase joint insurance.
Buffalo State offering two new scholarships rewarding community service
Fri, May 27th 2016 09:45 am
Frederick Howe, professor emeritus of educational foundations and creator of Buffalo State's Community Service Day, and his wife, retired educator Marilyn Howe, have established two four-year scholarships at Buffalo State College for full-time incoming freshmen.
UB researcher receives $7 million award to study telemedicine as a way to treat HCV-infected drug users
Fri, May 27th 2016 07:00 am
Andrew H. Talal, M.D., professor of medicine at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, will receive a major, $7 million award to address a casualty of the national opioid epidemic: the spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among drug users who share needles.
NU professor earns award from Canadian Educational Researchers' Association
Thu, May 26th 2016 07:30 pm
Dr. Kathleen Wong, an adjunct faculty member of Niagara University's College of Education in Ontario, has been selected by the Canadian Educational Researchers' Association (CERA) to receive the 2016 R.W.B. Jackson Award.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY presents 'Spark' Cultural Awards for organization, artist of the year
Thu, May 26th 2016 07:25 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced Just Buffalo Literary Center as Cultural Organization of the Year, and Adam Zyglis as Individual Artist of the Year at the third annual "Spark" Cultural Awards on Wednesday.
Homemade food, original artwork - and Duke - at Scott's Corner
Thu, May 26th 2016 04:45 pm
Scott Struzik and John Caldwell's foray into the food business began with a bulldog from Tennessee.
Final concert of BPO season pairs large orchestra with stunning visuals for a tribute to music and nature
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:35 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2015-16 M&T Bank Classics season closes on the first weekend of June with a concert that showcases the internationally renowned acoustics of Kleinhans Music Hall, conducted by BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta.
Tour of Kitchens returns for 8th year
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:35 am
The food. ... The kitchens and homes. ... The tablescapes. ... Don't miss the eighth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4 and 5 in Lewiston and Youngstown.
Remembrance ceremony for Doug Janese
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:30 am
Lewiston Town Supervisor Stephen Broderick announced there will be a remembrance ceremony for former Highway Superintendent Doug Janese, who past away in January. An oak tree will be planted in his honor at the highway garage on Swan Road.
'Insane Inflatable 5K' coming to Buffalo
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:25 am
The "Insane Inflatable 5K," a dynamic fun run series made up of inflatable obstacles - and taking place in over 115 cities across the U.S. - is coming to Buffalo on Aug. 13. The announcement was made by Stuart Kaul, director of events, "Insane Inflatable 5K".
Senate passes measures to improve lives of veterans
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:25 am
As the nation prepares to observe Memorial Day, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, and the Senate majority passed seven measures dedicated to improving the lives of veterans. The bills pay tribute to the soldiers' service to state and country.
Community Missions honors volunteers, supporters at 24th annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch
Wed, May 25th 2016 05:00 pm
Each spring, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. takes an opportunity to honor the volunteers and supporters who make its work possible with its annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch.
BuffaLoveFest becomes springtime staple at Buffalo Zoo
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is ready to welcome more than 2,500 people to this Friday's annual springtime fundraiser, BuffaLoveFest.
UB bear geneticist to appear on Animal Planet's 'Monster Week' special, 'Yeti Or Not'
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:55 pm
Among scientists, not much is known about the evolutionary history of brown bears in the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau. These rugged creatures, which represent two subspecies of the world's brown bears, are critically endangered and rarely sighted in the wild.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls pass 10,000 tickets sold mark for 2016 season
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:05 pm
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls have passed the 10,000th ticket sold mark for this 2016 season, their 10th, crushing previous overall attendance marks. This season has also seen a new single game attendance mark record (1,316) and new presale records.
Volunteers needed for Chamber of Commerce welcome center
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:05 pm
As the summer approaches, the welcome center sees an increase in walk-in visitors requesting maps and general information on the region. Accordingly, the chamber is seeking volunteers to help staff the office in the evenings and weekends.
Higgins announces $33.8 million in federal grants to Roswell Park researchers
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers received eight recent grants totaling $33.8 million in awards from National Institutes of Health agencies to further important work in cancer research.
Niagara University president Maher appointed to NCAA board of directors
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:00 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, has been named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I board of directors, effective Aug. 5. His term will continue through August 2020.
3rd annual Niagara Hospice Gran Fondo draws record number of riders
Wed, May 25th 2016 10:40 am
The Hospice Gran Fondo, presented by M&T Bank, brought its "party on wheels" to Niagara County May 14 for its third annual ride to benefit Niagara Hospice.
SPCA Serving Erie County schedules additional free parvo vaccine clinics
Wed, May 25th 2016 07:00 am
The SPCA Serving Erie County will once again administer free canine parvovirus (parvo) vaccines to dogs and puppies 8 weeks and older during monthly clinics through October.
Lewiston Lions offer free youth eye screening
Wed, May 25th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions will sponsor free youth eye screenings, with the assistance of the Town of Niagara Lions, during Monday's luncheon at the Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. firehall on North Sixth Street. The event immediately follows the Memorial Day parade and ceremony.
Lewiston Choraleers will present spring program at four area churches
Wed, May 25th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present its annual spring program, titled "The Good Old Days," at four area churches May 28-29 and June 4-5.
Meet Tobias: Buffalo Zoo names male African lion cub
Tue, May 24th 2016 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo announces Tobias as the official name of nearly three-month-old male African lion cub.
St. Peter R.C. School and Church nears capital campaign goal, gears up for summer construction
Tue, May 24th 2016 06:00 pm
"The Campaign for St. Peter" aims to raise $2,250,000 to address a number of needed repairs, renovations and improvements to both the school and church.
Air quality health advisory issued for New York, Western New York
Tue, May 24th 2016 06:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, M.D., J.D., today issued an air quality health advisory for the Long Island, New York City Metro and Western New York regions of New York for Wednesday, May 25.
Niagara Falls invites world to #SoakItIn
Tue, May 24th 2016 04:45 pm
Representatives from the leading tourism and entertainment venues in downtown Niagara Falls came together Tuesday afternoon to outline all that residents and visitors can see, experience and enjoy this summer.
The Tragically Hip announce tour, reveal cancer diagnosis
Tue, May 24th 2016 10:15 am
As announced by the band via its social media platforms and website this morning, The Tragically Hip have shared the news of band member Gord Downie's terminal health condition and their plans to mount a tour this summer.
Pond study at Bond Lake Park
Tue, May 24th 2016 07:00 am
The public is invited to participate in a pond study at Bond Lake Park from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 4.
Higgins calls on NYSDOT to commence formal environmental review of Buffalo Skyway removal
Mon, May 23rd 2016 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the New York State Department of Transportation to begin a full and formal Environmental Impact Statement of the Buffalo Skyway,
Buffalo Harbor State Park to host 'Be a NY Ninja Day' Saturday, June 4, following debut of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows'
Mon, May 23rd 2016 04:45 pm
In celebration of the movie release of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows," the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is joining with the Governor's Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies to present "Be a NY Ninja Day" on Saturday, June 4, at Buffalo Harbor State Park in downtown Buffalo.
Artpark: Tears For Fears out, Lynyrd Skynyrd in
Mon, May 23rd 2016 04:35 pm
It was tears for all Friday when Artpark & Company tweeted the July 19 Tears For Fears concert was postponed. On Monday, the Lewiston performing and visual arts venue announced a replacement headliner: Lynyrd Skynyrd.
LCA presents 'Twist and Shout, a 'FUNraiser' of Beatles music
Mon, May 23rd 2016 04:25 pm
With a little help from our friends, Lewiston Council on the Arts has planned a new event: "Twist and Shout."
87 Lockport C.A.R.E.S. volunteers receive awards
Mon, May 23rd 2016 04:10 pm
Lockport CARES held a volunteer recognition and fire safety in-service for all current shift volunteers on May 21 at the shelter located at 188 Genesee St.
Pre-Seed Workshop to help entrepreneurs determine viability of startup concepts
Mon, May 23rd 2016 04:00 pm
The University at Buffalo will host the 10th annual Pre-Seed Workshop for aspiring high-tech entrepreneurs on May 25-26 at UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
Buffalo Philharmonic performs throughout Western New York in July
Mon, May 23rd 2016 03:50 pm
This summer, the Buffalo Philharmonic will perform at 11 of Western New York's most iconic parks and venues.
Niagara County scores $500K EPA brownfields grant
Mon, May 23rd 2016 03:50 pm
Niagara County's efforts at cleaning up the bad environmental legacy of decades as a manufacturing and technology hub paid off again, as the county secured a $500,000 grant award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to further its brownfields cleanup efforts.
Mount St. Mary's receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll
Mon, May 23rd 2016 03:40 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll.
 

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