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Autism Awareness program focuses on resources
Sat, Dec 20th 2014 08:35 am
The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary sponsored a "Rotary Day" Autism Awareness Program last Saturday at Niagara University.
'Cozy Cottage' takes top honors at Tour of Homes
Sat, Dec 20th 2014 08:00 am
Two creative Lewiston residents and a local business won "Best in Show - The People's Choice Award" at the Lewiston Historical Association's annual Tour of Homes, Dec. 6 and 7.
Village of Lewiston approves WPCC funds
Sat, Dec 20th 2014 08:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees voted Monday to send $43,120.54 to the Town of Lewiston for Water Pollution Control Center refurbishments.
Tuscarora Heroes Monument: Never forget
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 08:10 pm
Neil Patterson Sr. from the Tuscarora Nation, members of the Historical Association of Lewiston, and local elected leaders gathered Friday morning at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument to place a wreath in remembrance of the 201st anniversary of the burning of Lewiston.
NYPA trustees approve 2 percent increase for 2015 operating budget
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The New York Power Authority trustees have approved a 2 percent increase for the statewide public power utility's operating budget in 2015 that will help continue to transform New York's electric power system to one that is more intelligent and flexible in responding to the needs of customers.
First Niagara lends a helping hand to The Foundry
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and The Foundry are working together to make improvements to The Foundry's business incubator and creative community space located at 298 Northampton St., Buffalo.
Obit: Raymond R. Walter
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Raymond R. Walter, 52, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2014.
SBA offers disaster assistance to residents of New York affected by severe winter storms in Erie County
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:55 pm
New York businesses and residents affected by severe winter storms last month can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced.
Trauma institute honored for service to HIV and AIDS treatment
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:55 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Social Work's Institute on Trauma and Trauma Informed Care has received the 2014 Ronald Gonzalez Red Ribbon Community Award presented by the AIDS Network of Western New York.
'Food 2 Families' set records in collecting foods and funds for Food Bank of WNY
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:55 pm
The ninth annual "Food 2 Families" drive, sponsored by Tops Friendly Markets and WGRZ-TV Channel 2, collected enough food and funds to give the Food Bank of Western New York the opportunity to distribute more than 1.1 million meals to families in need during this holiday season.
The Ice at Canalside pre-holiday activities include a visit from Santa
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:55 pm
Santa Claus is coming to town. Make that coming to Canalside.
Bank of America supports Community Missions' soup kitchen
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:50 pm
Barb Acee, Bank of America LaSalle Banking Center manager, presented community Missions Executive Director Robyn L. Krueger, left, a check Wednesday in the amount of $2,500. The funds will support of the agency's community soup kitchen.
Aalto joining OB/GYN Center at Falls Memorial
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:50 pm
The chief resident of the University at Buffalo's obstetrics and gynecology residency program is joining the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial's OB/GYN Center.
More restaurants added to Heart of Niagara's 'A Taste of the Niagara Region'
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:50 pm
Western New York's restaurant and culinary community continues to show support for Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's third annual Heart to Heart fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," which is planned for Saturday, Jan. 31, from noon to 3 p.m. at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
Maher presents Turkey Trot proceeds to Heart, Love & Soul
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:50 pm
Chalk up another $1,600 for Heart, Love and Soul, thanks to the athletic acumen of Niagara University's president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M.
Niagara Hospice House staff creates holiday cheer
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:50 pm
In the spirit of the holiday season, Niagara Hospice House staff adopted three families from Community Missions this December. The staff wanted to share their good fortune with those less fortunate.
Town of Niagara closes year with short meeting
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board closed out its last meeting of the year in what Councilman Danny Sklarski jokingly called "record time."
American Baptist Home Mission Society awards Community Missions
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 05:20 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. in Niagara Falls recently received a $5,000 grant from the One Great Hour of Sharing Domestic Emergency Food and Shelter fund, from the World Relief Committee of the American Baptist Churches USA, and facilitated by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announces The Ice at Canalside grand opening
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 05:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. invites the public to the grand opening of The Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.
GNBC recognizes Tuxedo Junction
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 04:55 pm
Prior to Friday evening's presentation of "The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. recognized Tuxedo Junction for donating a large portion of the show's formalwear.
Santa Claus is coming to town
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 04:40 pm
It was a very merry night in Bergholz Saturday when Santa Claus paid a visit to the DePlato home to meet local parents and their children.
New hydropower allocation will spur $130 million in capital investments in Western New York, create 101 jobs
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 03:45 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved an allocation of low-cost hydropower Tuesday to attract a new manufacturer to Western New York. WhiteRock Pigments is planning capital investments of $130 million for its construction of a facility in Tonawanda, which will lead to the creation of 101 permanent jobs.
Fresh Air Fund announces new local chairperson
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:45 pm
The Fresh Air Fund announces Melissa Harte of Buffalo is the new chairperson for the Northern Erie and Niagara counties area. Harte, her husband Caleb, and their children, Cameron, Landon and Alisha, started hosting through The Fresh Air Fund's volunteer host family program last summer.
Ice boom installation underway
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:45 pm
The Army Corps of Engineers reports the annual placement of 22 spans that comprise the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom began Monday.
BBB: Snowplow complaints pouring in, several businesses not showing up as contracted
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:40 pm
Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York reports dozens of consumers from Rochester and Buffalo have filed complaints after the recent snow fall, stating the plow companies they hired aren't showing up to do the job.
Wheatfield Seniors trip canceled
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:40 pm
The Wheatfield Senior Citizens group has canceled its February trip to see Lee Greenwood and Crystal Gayle at Seneca Allegany Casino.
Schneiderman investigation reveals major retailers illegally selling prohibited toy guns
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office sent cease and desist letters to several major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Amazon, K-Mart and others for allegedly selling prohibited toy guns online to residents of New York, and, in at least one case, in a K-Mart store in suburban Rochester.
Cuomo signs historic credit union field of membership expansion bill into law
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday signed into law a historic piece of pro-credit union legislation that will allow state-chartered credit unions to combine select employer groups, associational and community groups into a single field of membership.
WNY Paralegal Association recognizes Niagara Hospice with award, donations
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 04:00 pm
Niagara Hospice was recently honored at the WNY Paralegal Association's holiday luncheon hosted at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery.
No go: New York State Department of Health completes review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 03:00 pm
The state Department of Health has completed its public health review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Acting DOH Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker recommended high-volume hydraulic fracturing should not move forward in New York. Zucker announced his findings and recommendations today at a cabinet meeting in Albany.
Old Fort Niagara: Twelfth Night Ball set for Jan. 10
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to dance back in time to the 18th century when "Twelfth Night" marked the most festive part of the holiday season.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce tree and window display decorating contest winners
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual window and Christmas tree decorating contest for businesses in the Village of Lewiston.
Buffalo Zoo says goodbye to oldest living spectacled bear
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is saddened by the loss of its spectacled bear, Diana, who was humanely euthanized Tuesday due to declining health. At 35 years old, Diana was the oldest spectacled bear in the world at the time of her death.
ECC community rallies together for annual holiday drive
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
The holiday season is a time for communities to come together. For Erie Community College's community, it's a time to lift up fellow students pursuing a better future one class at a time.
Niagara Catholic's music department celebrates Christmas
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's music department celebrated the Christmas spirit Wednesday, Dec. 10. Its Christmas cantata and concert, titled "Season of Wonders," was performed at Prince of Peace Church.
AAA: 98.6 million Americans traveling this holiday season
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 07:00 am
AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 4 percent from the 94.8 million people who traveled last year.
Driver ed. classes begin Jan. 6
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Winter driver's education through Community Education and AAA begins Jan. 6 and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 5 at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island: A unique, lasting, Island institution
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
It was the fall of 1973 when the secretary to an Island company manager came to her boss in tears.
Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 donates turkeys to Community Missions
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 dropped off its donation of more than 50 turkeys Tuesday afternoon for distribution during Community Missions' Christmas program.
BlueCross BlueShield of WNY serves as trusted source with looming ACA deadline
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:25 pm
Only four days remain for individuals to enroll through the New York State of Health Marketplace to have coverage beginning Jan. 1. As the deadline nears, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is offering individuals' assistance with the enrollment process.