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Update: Collins secures Buffalo Zoo as home for two injured bald eagles
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:55 am
The Buffalo Zoo is the new permanent home to two bald eagles, Carson and Stripe, after Congressman Chris Collins convinced the federal government to keep the birds in Western New York.
McGruff the Crime Dog, AlertID offer new app, 7 simple back-to-school tips for parents to keep kids safe
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Kids around the country are getting ready to go back to school, and their safety is always top priority for parents. As such, AlertID and the National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog) are sharing a new app and seven simple tips to get the school year off to a great and safe start.
Cuomo announces free Wi-Fi at four flagship state parks


Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday Wi-Fi networks are now available free of charge to visitors at Niagara Falls, Jones Beach, Saratoga Spa and East River State Parks.
'Thunder on the Niagara' announcement at Gratwick Riverside Park
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Mayor Robert G. Ortt will be announcing the 2014 "Thunder on the Niagara" boat-racing event that will take place at Gratwick Riverside Park during a Friday afternoon press conference.
Vattipally joins surgical team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:40 pm
Vikram Reddy Vattipally, M.D., M.S., M.R.C.S., a bariatric and minimally invasive specialty surgeon, has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Buffalo Zoo keepers host 'Bowling for Rhinos'
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:30 pm
Tickets are available for the Buffalo Zoo animal keepers' annual "Bowling for Rhinos" event, which will take place Friday, Aug. 22, from 7-10 p.m. at Transit Lanes in Williamsville.
Community Missions hosts annual Lobster Fest
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:30 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. will hold its fourth annual Lobster Fest on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
Old Falls Street hosts 'Touch-a-Truck' event Saturday
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 07:00 am
Fire trucks and police cars and ambulances, oh my! It's time once again for Old Falls Street's, annual "Touch-a-Truck" event, on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. The afternoon allows children and their families to climb into a variety of municipal and maintenance vehicles to see how they operate.
NY Great Lakes basin small grants program requesting funding proposals
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 07:00 am
New York Sea Grant, in partnership with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, is requesting proposals for projects that will benefit the environment and economy of the Great Lakes region of New York state.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Grandpaws for Lewiston Arts Festival
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present at the Lewiston Arts Festival with adoptable dogs in front of Grandpaws Pet Emporium.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to open 175th Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 11:05 pm
The 175th Erie County Fair will officially open to the public at noon Wednesday, during a brief ceremony at the county fair's historic McKinley Gate (Gate 1).
Roswell Park Cancer Institute included on 'Great Oncology Programs' list
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 11:00 pm
Roswell Park Cancer Institute has once again been included on Becker's Hospital Review's "100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs," an annual list of centers that are national leaders in patient care, cancer outcomes and research.
Collins fights for bald eagles
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 11:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is the new permanent home to two bald eagles after Congressman Chris Collins convinced the federal government to keep the birds in Western New York.
New English summer camp exposes international students to Niagara University, Western New York and American culture
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
Twelve students and two chaperones from eastern Asia are taking part in a new summer camp at Niagara University intended to offer English language instruction along with immersion into American culture.
Niagara University president reads children's story to literacy program participants
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
The Niagara Falls City School District students participating in Niagara University's primary enhancement program got a special treat Monday when the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, read them "Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids."
Cabela's prepares for grand opening of Cheektowaga store
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
Cabela's, the "World's Foremost Outfitter" of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will celebrate the grand opening of its new Cheektowaga store Thursday with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Cabela's executives.
ECHDC holding presentation of alternative concepts for Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Chairman Robert Gioia recently announced the agency plans to hold a community open house to seek public scoring of three possible blueprints for the Buffalo Outer Harbor. The goal is to turn the long-neglected industrial property into a world-class mixed-use waterfront development that will combine open spaces and public waterfront access with well-needed economic activity and private investment.

ECHDC officials are working with Empire State Development and Perkins+Will's San Francisco and New York-based planning and architecture team. They want Western New Yorkers to review the three plans that were designed using input from the nearly 600 people who participated in three interactive meetings last month.

Cuomo announces latest round of ReCharge NY power allocations
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved another round of low-cost power allocations under the governor's statewide ReCharge NY program, resulting in capital investments and new jobs across New York.
Hospice volunteer training slated
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:00 pm
Niagara Hospice will hold a new volunteer training Tuesday, Aug. 19, and continuing Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 5-9 p.m. Niagara Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Mandy Raff said the organization is looking for compassionate individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of Niagara County residents as they make their final journey.
'Raise a Hot Dog to Joan'
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 12:55 pm
Joseph Pillittere Jr. honored his late mother Monday by giving away free Silo Restaurant hot dogs. Pillittere's late mother, Joan, was an ardent fan of the popular summer food.
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens: Meet Morty, the 'corpse flower'
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:25 am
In July, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens acquired three Amorphophallus titanum tubers. One of these "corpse flowers," as they're known, is set to bloom this week.
'Grand Gardens of the Niagara Portage' to be showcased Aug. 9
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 07:00 am
Parks and gardens along the historic Niagara Portage will be the featured destinations Saturday, Aug. 9, as four city institutions present a series of outdoor activities for people of all ages.
Interview: Heart returns to Lewiston ready to rock Artpark
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:55 am
2012 was the year Heart offered one of the best "Tuesday in the Park" concerts in the Artpark series' storied history.

The Wilson sisters and their bandmates will look to equal or better that performance when Heart returns to Lewiston Tuesday to perform in the outdoor amphitheater.

'Practically Perfect' 'Mary Poppins' is coolest Artpark musical yet
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:50 am
George and Winifred Banks have lost that loving feeling, while their not-so-precious children, Jane and Michael, have run amok - and run many nannies into early retirement. In their hour of need, Mary Poppins (Emilie Renier) appears - out of nowhere - and delivers a spoonful of ... tough love, insight, life lessons ... and, yes, sugar.
Favorite for a reason
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:45 am
I don't have to tell you Favorite's Pizzeria is, well, Lewiston's favorite.

The steady line of customers standing in front of the restaurant counter daily is proof Favorite's has mastered pizza, wings and fingers.

Good and not-so-good news in Lewiston
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:35 am
There was good and some not-so-good news on the Town of Lewiston front this week.
Peach Queen contestants gather
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:35 am
Peach Queen contestants met for the first time this week in preparation for the Niagara County/Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival, to be held Sept. 5-7 at Academy Park in Lewiston. Contestants will attend events and complete community service projects in the next month leading up to the on-stage portion of the program.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston names Barber Peach Festival chair
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:25 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has announced a chairman for the 57th annual Niagara County Peach Festival, the three-day event to be held from Friday, Sept. 5, to Sunday, Sept. 7, at Academy Park.
Lewiston: Hibbard's announces contest winner, new custard flavors
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:25 am
As part of its 75th anniversary celebration last weekend, Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard invited patrons to enter a contest and come up with a new custard flavor.
Barrett honored with designation in Youngstown
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:25 am
Michael P. Barrett, born in Niagara Falls and raised in Youngstown, holds the prestigious title of 17th sergeant major in the United States Marine Corps.
Diabetes self-management workshop
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:25 am
The Niagara County Department of Health, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is providing a free diabetes self-management workshop for individuals who have diabetes at the Tuscarora Nation Clinic. The workshop will be held at the clinic, which is located at 5226 Walmore Road, Lewiston, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 5.
'Spirit of the 80's' returns Aug. 8, 9
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:25 am
The third annual "Spirit of the 80's" - for all those who lived through and loved the music of the '80s - returns as a two-night event Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, at Academy Park in Lewiston. Doors open both nights at 4 p.m.
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosts Cooperative Extension Military Kids Camp
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, home to the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing and the Air Force Reserve's 914th Airlift Wing, will host a day camp for area military kids from Aug. 4-8.
'Deposits for Food' raises money for local charities
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:15 pm
Last year, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees began the "Deposits for Food" initiative, collecting bottles, cans and scrap to raise funds for a pair of Niagara Falls charities. In year two, the program's impact more than tripled, and Sarkees presented checks of $1,000 each to Community Missions and Heart, Love and Soul on Thursday.
Niagara County public health director advises of flooding health risks and prevention
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:05 pm
Following recent rainstorms, the Niagara County Department of Health public health director advises communities of a number of steps they can take to prevent health risks associated with home flooding.
Save appetite for seventh annual 'Buffalo's Best Pierogi Contest'
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:05 pm
Corpus Christi Church is once again looking for Buffalo's best pierogi. This historic east side church is hosting its seventh annual "Buffalo's Best Pierogi" contest Saturday, Aug. 16, at 4:30 p.m. The contest is open to all amateur cooks and businesses.
Dog days of summer
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:05 pm
Recently, a grumble of 24 pugs and their owners came together for a "dawg on" summer pug party in Youngstown. Dog owners from Lewiston, Youngstown, Clarence, Lancaster and Amherst attended the event.
Ceretto announces State Parks trolley to stop at Italian Heritage Festival
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced the trolley that connects Niagara Falls State Park with the hotels in Niagara Falls will be making an additional stop this weekend at the Italian Heritage Festival on Pine Avenue between Portage Avenue and Fifth Street.
First Niagara provides grant funding for Housing Opportunities Made Equal
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:00 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc. are partnering to ensure the people of Western New York have access to housing in the communities of their choice through education, advocacy, enforcement of fair housing laws and the creation of housing opportunities.
Ceretto supports Pegula, opposes Bon Jovi purchase of Bills
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced his support for Terry Pegula's bid to buy the Buffalo Bills instead of the group featuring Jon Bon Jovi. Ceretto cited the need to keep the Bills in Western New York as reason for the announcement. He is calling on those responsible for the sale to ensure the team is sold to an owner committed to keeping the Bills here.
 


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