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Rob Ortt: $54,000 for YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 05:40 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced he succeeded in securing a total of $54,000 in state funding to help victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and rape throughout Niagara County. The money will go toward various services and programs offered through the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier in Lockport and North Tonawanda.
Letchworth Nature Center finalizes planned exhibit spaces for new building
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 01:40 pm
The campaign for the Letchworth Nature Center committee has solidified plans for 15 interactive learning exhibits inside and out of the Letchworth Nature Center facility, and is offering a unique opportunity for donors to name the exhibits prior to the opening of the center next spring.
Bills coach Rex Ryan to jump with U.S. Army Parachute Demonstration Team
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 01:35 pm
The 2015 Thunder of Niagara Airshow will feature The United States Army "Golden Knights" Parachute Team. This elite team will be performing in front of an anticipated record-breaking crowd. As part of the performance, Rex Ryan, the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, will participate in a tandem jump with the team at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Friday, July 17.
Artpark concert street parking reminder, map
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 12:45 pm
The Village of Lewiston, its Department of Public Works, the Lewiston Police Department and Artpark & Company have established a specific parking pattern for concert nights this summer.
Poncho Sanchez to headline Lewiston Jazz Festival
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 11:05 am
The cool sounds of hot jazz will fill the summer air when the 14th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival returns Aug. 28-29 along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Rick Updegrove won't seek re-election
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 10:35 am
Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Rick Updegrove released the following statement Tuesday morning:
Dr. Willie Underwood III named honorary chairman of Niagara Falls Inaugural African American Male Wellness Walk
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 10:30 am
The African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative has announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Dr. Willie Underwood is the honorary chairman for the debut African American Male Wellness Walk/Run in Niagara Falls.
Ceretto announces free electronics-recycling event in Lewiston
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is encouraging Town and Village of Lewiston residents to recycle their old electronic devices from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Highway Garage on 1445 Swann Road.
Busy summer sports season includes amateur golf championship, Chestnut Ridge tennis tournament
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 05:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Parks, Recreation & Forestry Troy P. Schinzel are reminding residents registration is now underway for two events scheduled for next month, both of which will be held at county-owned facilities.
Rolling Stones rock The Ralph
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 04:00 pm
The Rolling Stones staged their highly anticipated Buffalo concert Saturday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The second last show of the current Zip Code Tour, a sold-out crowd was treated to a number of late '60s and early '70s hits marking the re-release of the Stones' "Sticky Wheels" album.
Sabres re-sign Philip Varone to two-way contract
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Philip Varone to a one-year, two-way contract.
Revealed: NU Theatre presents 'The True Story of The Three Little Pigs'
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:10 pm
From July 23-Aug. 1, Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging, delightful theater for young audiences productions with "The True Story of The Three Little Pigs," presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY executive director chosen for Americans for the Arts executive leadership forum
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Executive Director Tod A. Kniazuk is one of the 20 top-level arts executives chosen to brainstorm, reflect and strategize on the future of arts administration at the Americans for the Arts annual executive leadership forum Sept. 16-19 in Sundance, Utah.
Higgins presents U.S. Army specialist Wilmer Olivencia with Purple Heart for wounds sustained during Vietnam War
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented United States Army veteran Wilmer A. Olivencia with a Purple Heart and other medals earned for wounds sustained and service during the Vietnam War.
Next phase in Buffalo River recovery kicks off with habitat restoration and shoreline improvements
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:25 pm
As the 10-year effort to remove toxic sediment from the Buffalo River nears completion this summer, the focus now shifts to shoreline access and habitat restoration along this once-dead river.
New York Power Authority names former Wal-Mart executive as chief risk officer
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
The New York Power Authority has named Soubhagya Parija as senior vice president and chief risk officer, to administer all aspects of risk management and insurance at the nation's largest state public power organization.
Niagara University welcomes Vietnamese Catholic youth movement to campus
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
Approximately 250 members of a Vietnamese Eucharistic youth movement spent July 2-5 at Niagara University, utilizing campus facilities for a major convention focused on bringing young people closer to God.
Sabres Street HockeyFest returns Aug. 23
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced registration is open for Street HockeyFest 2015. The popular street hockey tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23.
Got pets? TripsWithPets.com makes finding pet-friendly things-to-do easier than ever
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
TripsWithPets.com has launched a new and enhanced comprehensive directory, which allows pet parents to find pet-friendly attractions, restaurants and beaches, and other pet-friendly things to do in the U.S. and Canada.
Scottish Festival among August events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
Four events and a special collaborative effort with several other cultural attractions are planned during the month of August at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.
WNY PRISM plans activities for Invasive Species Awareness Week
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 10:40 am
WNY Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, a project administered by the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State, will take part in New York's second annual Invasive Species Awareness Week, which runs from July 12-18.
Gus Macker hoops tourney gets go-ahead
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
The first Grand Island Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament will tip off Aug. 29 and 30 after the Grand Island Town Board gave its OK Wednesday.
Grand Island Lions set for annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
It's all about the smiles. Just ask members of the Grand Island Lions Club. Each year, the club sponsors the Special Kids Picnic. The 57th annual event will be Wednesday, July 15, at the Island's Buffalo Launch Club.
Thunder of Niagara Air Show parking plan announced
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:05 am
Parking details for the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show slated for July 18-19 have been finalized.
Thunder of Niagara flies again
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
When the Thunder of Niagara air show kicks off July 18 and 19 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, it will be more than just two days of airborne performers and ground displays.
Chris Salada to retire as LPD chief
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
"I'm going to miss this job; the people I've been dealing with; the community; but, on the other hand, it will be nice to attend events here and not have to deal with police issues." So summed up Lewiston Police Chief Chris Salada of his decision to retire effective July 31.
Village of Lewiston Reorganizational meeting: No significant changes
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees held its annual reorganizational meeting Monday to assign leadership roles for the next fiscal year.
Campaign to control cat population begins
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County SPCA has teamed with the Orange Cat Coffee Co. and M&T Bank to unveil a new effort aimed at curbing the cat overpopulation problem in Lewiston.
Youngstown Lions out collecting for White Cane Days
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:30 pm
This weekend, Youngstown Lions Club members will man the parking lot outside Melloni's Food Market (200 Lockport St.) and the Rite Aid Pharmacy (214 Lockport St.) to raise funds as part of the annual Lions White Cane Days.
Tristan Greer named 340-B coordinator at Memorial Medical Center
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Tristan D. Greer has been appointed 340-B pharmacy program coordinator at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Niagara County: State closes out asbestos investigation
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Niagara County Public Information Officer Christian W. Peck issued the following statement Thursday detailing the outcome of a two-hour-long closing conference with state employee safety investigators reviewing a complaint by the head of the local AFSCME union, William Rutland, alleging county and welfare workers had been exposed to asbestos:
Collins leads way on House passage of legislation to aid medical innovation
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement after passage of H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act:
Erie County Senior Services hosts summer picnic
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
In what is sure to become a summertime tradition, the Erie County Department of Senior Services' Stay Fit Dining Program this week hosted the first summer picnic for Erie County seniors.
Higgins announces approval of 21st Century Cures Act
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, co-sponsor of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6), announced approval of the bill, which provides $8.75 billion in additional funding for National Institutes of Health and $550 million to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration supporting innovation leading to new treatments and cures.
SPCA seeks suspect in turtle torture
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:55 pm
The Niagara County SPCA is seeking those responsible for the brutal beating of a snapping turtle July 6 in Wolcottsville.
Wings Flights of Hope fundraiser planned
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:50 pm
Every year, the incumbent Niagara County Peach Queen, sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, chooses an organization that has special meaning to her and hosts a fundraiser for the group.
New Stella Niagara Preserve opens
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:45 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy joined with the Sisters of the St. Francis, local officials and guests Tuesday in a grand-opening celebration of the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston.
Presale Canal Fest tickets available
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:35 pm
Discounted ride tickets for Canal Fest, which runs July 19 to 26, are now available online at www.canalfest.org.
Ljiljanich steps in as Niagara-Wheatfield leader
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:25 pm
Daniel Ljiljanich wanted to be a teacher ever since the 10th grade.
Niagara-Wheatfield board prepares for 2015-16 school year
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:25 pm
With one major exception - the swearing-in of a new superintendent - business went pretty much as usual at the annual reorganization meeting of the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education.