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Western New York Regional Economic Development Council holds Niagara County Economic Development Summit
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 04:50 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council recently held a roundtable summit in Niagara Falls to discuss strategies and programs to assist Niagara County with regional economic development priorities. Participants were joined by members of the WNYREDC, elected officials, industry leaders, economic development partners and other invited members of the county communities for participatory roundtable discussions.

The summits focused on learning more about the role of the WNYREDC, the New York State Consolidated Funding Application process, the components of a successful funding application, and ultimately how to cultivate an increase in Niagara County projects that successfully receive state resources and support through the next round of the CFA funding process.

New York Lottery: Winning TAKE 5 ticket sold in Ransomville
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 04:35 pm
The New York Lottery today announced a top prize winning ticket for the March 9 TAKE 5 drawing was sold at the Rite Aid at 3636 Ransomville Road in Ransomville. The winning ticket is worth $59,577.
As NY State of Health enrollment deadline approaches, Fidelis Care encourages New Yorkers to research options
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 04:35 pm
Fidelis Care, a statewide health plan with more than 975,000 members, reminds New Yorkers March 31 is the deadline to apply for coverage through NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace.
Making diabetes screening more available at the dentist's office
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 04:25 pm
You may have diabetes and not even know it. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million people have diabetes. Of these, 7 million have undiagnosed disease.
DEC: Another successful year for DEC's Angler Achievement Awards Program
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 04:25 pm
As part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "NY Open for Fishing and Hunting" initiative, the Angler Achievement Awards Program established a new state record for brook trout, New York State Department of Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced.

"Almost 200 entries were submitted into the program in 2013 with more than 75 percent of those qualified under the Catch and Release Category, indicating the sound stewardship ethic of New York's anglers," Martens said. "Not only does the Angler Achievement Awards Program provide deserved recognition to those anglers catching trophy fish, it also provides a useful snapshot of the quality of the state's freshwater fishery."

Niagara Wine Trail expands 'Taste of the Trail' food paring event
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 04:00 pm
During the weekends of April 4-6 and 11-13, the wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail will participate in their annual wine and local food-pairing event, "Taste of the Trail." The popularity of this event has lead to its expansion to two weekends.

The concept of "Taste of the Trail" is to educate how wine can easily pair with each part of a meal. A sample from a local food vendor, or the winery's own favorite pairing, will be given at each location with a taste of three wines.

Second annual Poverty Conference brings community together to advocate for the poor
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 11:45 am
The statistics are alarming.

According to a community report released by the John R. Oishei Foundation's Mobile Safety-Net Team, poverty in Niagara Falls is growing, while the city's population is shrinking.

Jewelry makers, crafters invited to innovative bead expo at Conference & Event Center
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 11:45 am
Beaders, crafters and jewelry makers are invited to attend the Innovative Bead Expo, held at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The expo is open to the public. General admission is $4.
'Niagara Frontier Trivia Championship' returns
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 11:45 am
On March 29, the Rotary Club of Niagara County Central will hold its third annual "Niagara Frontier Trivia Championship" at the Frontier Volunteer Fire Co., 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls. The emcee for the event will be Dennis George, "The Quiz Master." Doors open at 6 p.m.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center take to the ice to support cancer research
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 11:45 am
Doctors, nurses and staff members from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will battle on the ice as the hospitals challenge each other in a fun game of hockey to raise money for cancer research.
Niagara County practices join HEALTHeLINK
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 11:45 am
HEALTHeLINK today announced the addition of Norman Fiorica, M.D., in Lewiston; Jude Violante, D.P.M. in Niagara Falls; Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Infectious Disease; and The Wound Center of Niagara to Western New York's clinical information exchange. Currently, more than 3,000 physicians and all of the hospitals throughout Western New York are connected to HEALTHeLINK to improve quality of care, enhance patient safety and reduce health care costs.
Niagara University ROTC named top program with MacArthur Award selection
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 02:10 pm
Niagara University's ROTC program was presented with the prestigious MacArthur Award Monday morning in recognition of its cadets' performance during the 2012-13 school year.
Coldwell Banker Integrity hosts free homebuyers seminar Saturday
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 02:05 pm
Coldwell Banker Integrity will host a free homebuyers seminar Saturday, March 15, at 11 a.m. inside the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St.
USPA Red Brick Bench Press Championship nets $10,000 for troop memorial
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 02:00 pm
Niagara Powerlifting Club members Dan Zahno and Nick Figura, both of Ransomville, and Penny Rodden, of Niagara Falls, all did well at the USPA Red Brick Bench Press Championship XI.
'Improving Communication for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer's and Dementia' presentation at People Inc. Seniors Unlimited
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 02:00 pm
Alzheimer's disease and other dementias gradually diminish a person's ability to communicate, which is devastating for the individual and their family. The Alzheimer's Association states communication with a person who has Alzheimer's and dementia requires patience, understanding and good listening skills.
LCTV hosts orientation session
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 01:55 pm
Lockport Community Television will hold its next orientation session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at its studio, 293 Niagara St., Lockport.
Up to 2,000 engineers expected in Buffalo for summer conference
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 01:55 pm
As many as 2,000 engineers will visit Western New York in August to participate in a four-day conference in downtown Buffalo focusing on advanced manufacturing and design.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra shatters subscription sales record
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 01:55 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic announced Monday it has surpassed its subscription sales record, in both dollars and in the number of subscribers.
Northeast, Midwest face midweek winter storm
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 01:55 pm
Despite a spring-like start to the week, AccuWeather.com reports winter and substantial snow will make a comeback across the Midwest and Northeast at midweek.
Tickets available for second annual 'BuffaLoveFest'
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 01:55 pm
Tickets are now on sale for the second annual "BuffaLoveFest," an event featuring all things "Buffalo." "BuffaLoveFest" will take place Friday, May 30, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Buffalo Zoo.
'Roaring 20s' party to benefit Buffalo Zoo
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 07:00 am
The women's board of the Buffalo Zoo will host a "Roaring 20s" party to benefit the Buffalo Zoo. The event will take place from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Lafayette Hotel.
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross to give benefit concert
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m., Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross will present a Celtic concert for the whole family at Wilson High School Auditorium. This event will feature Wilson High School student Evan Keefer, "The Bagpiper Of Wilson."
Cheers to you
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 09:35 pm
Lewiston kicked its winter blues this weekend with the second annual Lewiston Cocktail Festival. Large groups of village visitors lined the sidewalks, as more than 1,000 people patronized 10 participating eateries Friday and Saturday.
DiMino Tops celebrates 50th anniversary in Lewiston
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 02:00 pm
Lewiston residents can debate which pizzeria is best, where they'd rather grab a drink after work or hang out on weekends. Where time and money are spent will vary depending on the person. One unquestioned, undeniable certainty is that almost every one of them will set foot inside DiMino Tops Lewiston to grocery shop.
Artpark's first announced acts are OMG-worthy
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 02:00 pm
Across Facebook, Artpark patrons are frantically searching for an emoticon to represent a jaw dropping to the floor.
Live broadcast brings the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to Western New York classrooms
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 07:00 am
On March 12, students across Western New York will be able to experience a Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra "Music For Youth" concert from the comfort of their own classrooms.
6th annual 'Penguin Days' amateur photo contest
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating the 23rd annual "Penguin Days" March with a penguin photography contest. This year one top winner will be chosen from all entries. In addition, a first- and second-place winner will be selected in two age categories: adult: (12 and older) and child (11 and under).
Annual basket raffle at Catholic Academy
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 07:00 am
Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls is hosting its annual basket raffle on Saturday, March 8, at the school, 1055 Military Road. Doors open at 10 a.m. and drawings for the baskets begin at 7 p.m.
St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 07:00 am
The 2013-14 winter to forget is finally starting to exit and become forgotten. With warming temperatures at hand, there's even a few tinges 'o green slowly starting to appear.
Skip Mazenauer, Niagara Frontier Publications celebrate 70 years
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 09:00 pm
Sometimes it takes a bit of vision to get a good idea off the ground.

Skip Mazenauer purchased the Grand Island Dispatch, believing he could make the publication a success and wanting to make sure his hometown wasn't left without local news from its own newspaper.

Lewiston Dems to honor Brochey
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:55 pm
The Lewiston Democratic Committee has announced it will be honoring Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey as its Lewiston Democrat of the Year for 2014 at a brunch on Sunday, April 6, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
An evening of 'SEAsonings'
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:55 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara held its annual fundraising event "SEAsonings - The Original Taste of Niagara" on Thursday. Featured were samplings of food and beverages, as well as the premier of a new sea lion show.
Catholic Cemeteries join Niagara County 'Thank a Vet' program
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:50 pm
Honorably discharged veterans living in Niagara County are now eligible for discounts at the Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo.

Veterans who enroll in the program through the Niagara County Clerk's office are eligible for a 20 percent discount on all services at any of the Catholic cemeteries, including Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston and Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lockport.

"By participating in this worthwhile program, we are able to honor the selfless service of these brave men and women," said Carmen Colao, diocesan director of Catholic Cemeteries. "We are proud to recognize the countless sacrifices they have made on behalf of freedom."

'Bowling for Books' fundraiser
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:45 pm
Volunteers from the board of the Friends of the Youngstown Free Library announce a fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 29, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St.
Celebrate Irish heritage
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will celebrate Irish Heritage on Sunday, March 9, with a traditional Irish breakfast at St. Raphael Parish, (formerly St. Teresa's), 1018 College Ave., Niagara Falls, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary commits $100,000 to Cardiac/Stroke Care Center campaign
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary President Jane Grenke, right, and Vice President for Operations Patricia Berggren, center, presented a $100,000 auxiliary gift to medical center Vice President for Foundation and Community Relations Ann Marie Tucker.
Grisanti recognizes MS Awareness Week
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:15 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti today recognized MS Awareness Week as it is continues to be celebrated in New York until Sunday, March 9.
Make a penguin with the Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is hosting its first penguin sculpture contest. Artists of all ages and skills are welcome to participate.
Schneiderman releases top 10 consumer frauds of 2013
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:10 pm
Marking National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the list of the top 10 consumer fraud complaints received by his in 2013. In addition to highlighting the scams most reported by New Yorkers, the attorney general offered tips on how to avoid them in the future.
Buffalo Sabres 'Power Play Luncheon' continues March 28
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the final installment of the team's fourth-annual "Power Play Luncheon" series will take place at noon Friday, March 28.
 


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