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Ceretto looks to keep volunteer fire departments thriving
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is encouraging community members to visit their local volunteer fire departments this weekend to learn about the benefits and responsibilities of being a volunteer firefighter through "RecruitNY," which is sponsored by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: Zumbathon to raise money for Family Justice Center
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host a Zumbathon, open to the public, from 11 to 12:30 p.m., April 25.
Caring4Ken benefit April 25
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
On Aug. 24, 2012, Ken Kalinowski, a lifelong Western New Yorker and Grand Island resident, was diagnosed with stage-4 colon cancer.
Canal Clean Sweep a success
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:30 am
North Tonawanda's Common Council praised city residents for their efforts in the 10th annual statewide Canal Clean Sweep Saturday. Volunteers throughout the city gathered to clean the parks and greenway surrounding the Erie Canal.
Canalside looking for summer food vendors
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:20 am
With summer quickly approaching, Buffalo-area residents and visitors are ready to dig in at Canalside, and there is a need for food vendors to satisfy their taste buds.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria Mall Saturday
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:15 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Ellie and Phil from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 25, at the Walden Galleria Mall (lower level in front of Williams Sonoma/Sears side), Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga.
7th annual 'Run with the Rapids' 5K race scheduled for May 16
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:05 am
The seventh annual "Run with the Rapids" 5K race will be held Saturday, May 16, in downtown Niagara Falls. This annual race benefits the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association.
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York awards Artpark program grant
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:55 am
Two Niagara County artists will have the opportunity to create installation projects at Artpark thanks to grants funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature as administered by the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.
Ceretto announces free electronics recycling day
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:50 am
After recently celebrating Earth Day, assemblyman John Ceretto is encouraging Town and Village of Lewiston residents to recycle their old electronic devices at the highway garage at 1445 Swann Road from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
National Grid urges caution during 'National Safe Digging Month'
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:50 am
Spring weather brings more outdoor work by individuals, contractors and excavators. It also brings an important safety message from National Grid: Call before you dig!
Niagara University, New York Power Authority celebrate new main campus entrance
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:50 am
Niagara University and the New York Power Authority held an event today to celebrate the official grand opening of Campus Parkway, the university's reconfigured entrance from Witmer Road.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes Stroke Month in May
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, home of Niagara's Designated Stroke Center, is celebrating Stroke Awareness Month in May with a series of health-related events.
Higgins asks CBP to move on reforms to reduce wait time at northern border crossings
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins said the Department of Homeland Security should change two policies that could reduce wait times for trucks by 81 percent during peak travel season, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection report.
Higgins fighting for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, welcomed the inclusion of new language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round in 2017.
Land Conservancy awarded $59,600 from Conservation Partnership Program grants
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state.
Ceretto looks to improve parks in Western New York
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced Western New York will be receiving more than $14 million to revitalize state parks and various historic sites in the region. Ceretto said this investment is a great way to continue the recent influx of capital to ensure the region remains a viable tourist destination in the state.
What (and where) do you want to be when you grow up?
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
It's a question that many teenagers dread: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Memorial appoints Salada to materials management post
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Christopher M. Salada director of its materials management department.
Erie County Family Justice Center Executive Director accepts national award in Capitol Hill ceremony
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Erie County Family Justice Center Executive Director Mary Travers Murphy was presented a national award from the U.S. Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus. Congressman Brian Higgins nominated Murphy for the "Ed Stout Memorial Award for Outstanding Victim Advocacy" and introduced her at today's ceremony on Capitol Hill.
Senate celebrates Earth Day, passes package of bills to protect environment, increase green jobs, boost recreation
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
In recognition of Earth Day, State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced Wednesday three environmental bills he sponsored passed in the New York State Senate.
ESD's Zemsky, Roswell Park CEO Johnson detail agreement reached with Cuban Center for Molecular Immunology during Cuomo's trade mission to Cuba
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky and Roswell Park Cancer Institute CEO and President Dr. Candace Johnson announced Wednesday that, following the New York trade mission to Cuba, RPCI has signed an agreement with Cuba's Center for Molecular Immunology to develop a unique lung cancer vaccine with a clinical trial in the U.S.
Leadership Niagara to host Bill Strickland as special guest at awards luncheon
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Leadership Niagara will host Bill Strickland who will share his message of leadership, self-worth and transformation as a special guest and keynote speaker at the 2015 annual awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Chamber Gala: Glasgow honored as Citizen of the Year
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:30 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey has chosen Paulette Glasgow as the 2015 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year. Glasgow's long-standing involvement and volunteerism in town initiatives has led to many completed projects that have benefited residents and businesses in the Town of Lewiston.
Lewiston: Major renovation coming to Tops
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:25 am
DiMino Tops Lewiston is once again setting the trend for grocery retailers in Western New York. Just two years removed from reinventing how produce is maintained and displayed, storeowner Anthony DiMino is reimagining several other areas of his nearly 50,000-square-foot supermarket.
Lewiston: Brochey receives Frontier House appraisal
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 07:40 pm
GAR Associates Inc. has delivered its assessment of the historic Frontier House to Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey. The 191-year-old building and almost one acre of land were valued at $750,000.
Phase two construction underway at Black Rock Canal Park
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Erie County's Black Rock Canal Park is undergoing significant upgrades this spring.
T-Mobile joins 'text to 9-1-1' in Erie County
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services has announced T-Mobile has joined the list of wireless carriers supporting "text to 9-1-1" in Erie County, and along with Verizon Wireless, Sprint and AT&T, is now fully involved in the new initiative announced earlier this month by Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Central Police Services John Glascott.
NU's 25th annual Business Banquet recognizes community leaders
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 05:10 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration recognized four area business leaders and alumni during its 25th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held April 21 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Town of Lewiston: Steve Broderick running for supervisor
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 04:45 pm
Promising to "be a supervisor committed to all of Lewiston," town resident Steve Broderick announced his candidacy to serve as Lewiston's town supervisor.
Made in America Store grand opening April 25 at Walden Galleria Mall
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 11:15 am
The area's largest shopping mall, Walden Galleria, is adding the only store in the U.S. to sell 100-percent American-made products to its diverse retail offerings. The grand-opening celebration of the Made in America Store begins with a 1 p.m. ribbon cutting Saturday, April 25, followed by light refreshments.
Friends of the Youngstown Free Library: Book sale scheduled, membership campaign underway
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 11:15 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library, the library's volunteer-run, nonprofit group of fundraisers, is planning for its annual spring book sale and reminding the community its membership campaign is underway.
Carestream, UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine begin clinical studies on new diagnostic imaging system at Erie County Medical Center
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 11:15 am
Carestream and UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine are conducting clinical studies on a new three-dimensional medical imaging system at Erie County Medical Center for use in treating orthopaedic conditions.
NU places two teams in six-team national safety technology design competition
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 06:00 pm
Two teams from Niagara University were among six student-teams nationwide chosen to participate in the North American regional competition of the Bi-Annual Student Safety Technology Design Competition.
Higgins announces legislation to protect Great Lakes, update water infrastructure
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has announced legislation aimed to update water infrastructure essential to protecting the Great Lakes and the communities that surround them.
National Grid takes Earth Day digital with #GridGoesGreen
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:00 pm
Leveraging the power of social media to promote Earth Day, National Grid will launch its "Pledge to Save Energy Sweepstakes" tomorrow, challenging the nearly 7 million U.S. residents in its service areas to take a pledge to make greener choices and share them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with #GridGoesGreen #Sweeps.
Leadership Niagara hosts 25th annual awards luncheon
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:00 pm
Leadership Niagara will honor individuals and organizations at the 25th annual Leader of the Year awards luncheon April 29 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. More than 300 leaders from Western New York and Southern Ontario will be in attendance at the event.
Community Missions invites supporters to 'Walk for Niagara'
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:00 pm
With warmer temperatures upon us, many are looking for reasons to make outdoor plans. Community Missions invites those looking to stretch their legs to the "Walk for Niagara," to be held this Saturday, April 25, at Whirlpool State Park. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and all funds raised will go to support the agency's crisis services.
St. Francis Guild's 17th annual chicken, rib & pulled pork barbecue to benefit Mount St. Mary's Hospital & Health Center
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:50 pm
The terrific smell of barbecue chicken, ribs and pulled pork will be in the air at Mount St. Mary's Hospital from 3-6 p.m. Friday, May 1, for the St. Francis Guild's 17th annual chicken and ribs barbecue. Krolick's will cook the food. All proceeds will benefit the hospital.
Niagara University accepting registrations for summer 2015 continuing education courses
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:50 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its summer schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.