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'Interrupting Poverty' theme for 5th annual Niagara County Poverty Conference
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
The fifth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference will be presented on Friday, March 3, at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building by the Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, along with Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care, and Niagara University.
Mount St. Mary's emergency department recognized by Healthcare Association of New York State
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
The emergency department of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has been recognized by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) for its efforts to change procedures to decrease wait times and improve communication with patients.
Girl Scouts: All-female Olympian guest speaker panel to deliver keynote at 2017 leadership luncheon
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:00 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York has announced a guest speaker panel of all-female Olympians for its annual leadership event. Iris Zimmermann, Anja Pierce, Meghan Musnicki and Miranda Melville are slated to highlight the leadership luncheon on Friday, April 7, at the Hyatt Regency Rochester Hotel. The event begins at noon.
FERC approves National Fuel's $455 million Northern Access Pipeline Project
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 04:00 pm
Construction of National Fuel's Northern Access Pipeline Project has been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Buffalo Zoo: Luna & Sakari to have first date
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Zoo announced polar bears Luna and Sakari will go on their first official date this Saturday, Feb. 11.
Buffalo Geological Society expands annual Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Geological Society, a nonprofit organization, will host its 49th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on March 25-26 in the Market, Grange and State Police buildings at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Confer Plastics expansion to create 35 jobs
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 03:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced a more than $3 million expansion of Confer Plastics, a molded plastics product company in North Tonawanda. The investment allows the firm to create 35 new jobs and significantly expand production in Western New York.
Memorial staffers Go Red for Women
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:45 pm
Team members at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, The Heart Center of Niagara and the Summit Healthplex showed their support for National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day on Friday by rocking their red outfits across the medical center's downtown and Wheatfield locations.
Adell's School of Dance takes center stage at Harlem Globetrotters show
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:45 pm
Adell's School of Dance performed with the Harlem Globetrotters at the KeyBank Center on Friday, Feb. 3. Dancers performed during the Globetrotters' halftime performance.
HAL looks into naval aviation
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:40 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's next program, "Cruise Ships to Carriers," will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Lutheran Church of the Messiah (Fellowship Hall), 915 Oneida St. Historian Doug DeCroix is the guest speaker.
Adidas, College Football Playoff execs headline Niagara University summit
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:35 pm
When Jeremy Darlow was in college, he set a goal to be the head of brand marketing for football at Adidas or Nike. It was a lofty ambition, for sure, but one that he has since realized. He's now the director of brand marketing for Adidas.
UB: Poor and less educated suffer the most from chronic pain
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:35 pm
Poorer and less-educated older Americans are more likely to suffer from chronic pain than those with greater wealth and more education, but the disparity between the two groups is much greater than previously thought, climbing as high as 370 percent in some categories, according to new research by a University at Buffalo medical sociologist.
State seeks partner at Beaver Island Golf Course
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:35 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has released a request for proposals to operate the golf course and café at the Beaver Island State Park Golf Course.
Buffalo Sabres announce showing of 'Soul On Ice' to benefit Hasek's Heroes
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will host a screening of "Soul On Ice: Past, Present & Future" at the Dipson Amherst Theatre at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. Tickets will cost $10 and all proceeds will benefit Hasek's Heroes.
The Lighthouse reopens Feb. 18
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 11:40 am
Jesus Centered Music debuts at The Lighthouse Café at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Most recently, JCM released the album "Intensify," with the hit single "Wow." Check out the "Wow" music video on YouTube.
Niagara County Central Rotary: 21st annual Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Central Rotary presents the 21st annual Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls, New York. Admission, $3, is good for both days.
America's Warrior Partnership awards grant to Canisius
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 02:10 pm
Canisius College is the recipient of a $7,500 grant from the America's Warrior Partnership Community Integration.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Island artist's work featured in show
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library is featuring an art show for the month of February.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Revived Undie Sunday extends for whole week
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club is reviving its Undie Sunday program of providing undergarments to the homeless and abused of Buffalo.
Lewiston Public Library February schedule
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following for February:
Discover 'Newfane 365'
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
Newfane Tourism announces it will again host "Newfane 365," an event that highlights all that Newfane has to offer year-round.
Lewiston Mohawk Trail receives Greenway funding
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Niagara River Greenway Host Communities Standing Committee unanimously approved a request for funding from the Town of Lewiston to complete the Mohawk Trail. The municipality will receive $13,958 for the project, which is expected to commence in 2018.
'Significant' tax savings for seniors: What you should know before filing your return
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds seniors and retirees that certain "subtraction modifications" may reduce their New York state adjusted gross income, while tax credits they may qualify for decrease the tax due or increase their refund amount.
Tactiva Therapeutics: ESD announces launch of innovative immunotherapy biotech company based in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 07:10 pm
Empire State Development has announced the launch of Tactiva Therapeutics LLC, a company that aims to develop the next generation of cancer immunotherapies.
Buffalo Sabres 'You Can Play Night' set for Feb. 7
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 07:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will host "You Can Play Night" on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at KeyBank Center. The You Can Play Project was founded to advocate for inclusion, acceptance and respect of LGBTQ athletes in sports. The event will run in conjunction with the NHL's "Hockey is for Everyone" month.
Health walk next weekend in Youngstown
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 01:55 pm
The Porter, Youngstown, Ransomville Business Association invites residents to join in its monthly health walk at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Village of Youngstown.
Can You Help: NT girl in need of donations & prayers
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 01:50 pm
Ginny Fagard is 15 years old and battling for her life. The North Tonawanda girl was struck with leukemia at the age of 4 years old. The toll of chemo and radiation wreaked havoc on her young and fragile body, but she did beat the dreaded disease.
NT among recipients of Restore NY grant
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:20 am
New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced nearly $40 million will be awarded to 75 municipalities through Round 4 of the Restore New York Communities Initiative. That includes a $500,000 grant for North Tonawanda's Downtown Gateway Project, including the redevelopment of two properties in the city.
NT: Mayor's Snowflake Ball to benefit American Legion
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:20 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife, Linda, will host the eighth annual Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Avenue, North Tonawanda.
TNBPA honors businesses persons making a difference in local business
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:20 am
Elected officials and community members gathered at the LaSalle Yacht Club last week for the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association's annual dinner and awards ceremony.
Wheatfield firefighters deliver new hope with old gear
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:15 am
After an eye-opening visit to rural Tennessee, a group of Wheatfield volunteer firefighters are spreading the word on how local companies can put their retired equipment toward a good cause.
National Fuel's Northern Access Pipeline Project delayed until 2018
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:15 am
National Fuel announced its anticipated in-service date of its proposed Northern Access Pipeline Project, which would transfer gas from Pennsylvania into Canada, has been delayed from November of this year to sometime by the end of March 2018.
Wheatfield Winterfest provides family-friendly activities to residents
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:10 am
Despite warmer-than usual weather last Saturday, Town of Wheatfield Recreation Director said the second Wheatfield Winterfest was a big hit among residents.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara launches 2017 annual campaign
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 08:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara officially kicks off of its 2017 annual campaign on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Funds raised from the Y's annual campaign give children and families in need an opportunity to take part in programs they would otherwise be unable to afford. For example, they provide parents with child care, youth with a place to learn new skills, and seniors a place to take charge of their health and well-being.
Schneiderman outlines impact of Spectrum-Time Warner Cable's alleged fraud in Western New York
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 08:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a consumer alert on Thursday to provide New Yorkers with tips for selecting the best internet service plan.
Beat foodborne illness this Super Bowl
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
As excitement for this year's Super Bowl grows, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages consumers to use safe food-handling practices at a championship level and avoid becoming one of the estimated 48 million Americans who gets sick from foodborne illnesses each year.
New York state announces new initiatives to protect consumers & waterways from unsafe disposal of unused prescription medicines
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced two new initiatives to encourage the proper management and disposal of products potentially harmful to public health and the environment. The pharmaceutical take-back program is a $1 million pilot program promoting the proper disposal of unwanted or unused prescription medicines that covers the costs of consumer drug collection boxes and disposal for two years.
Higgins announces approval of bill authorizing risk assessment of proposed nuclear waste transport across Peace Bridge
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives has approved H.R. 667 the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2017.
Landmark Erie County lawsuit against pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers seeks damages for deceptive acts & practices, fraud, false advertising
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Erie County Attorney Michael Siragusa, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Mental Health Commissioner Michael Ranney and Paul J. Hanly Jr. of Simmons Hanly Conroy to announce Erie County filed a civil action lawsuit against 11 pharmaceutical manufacturing entities and four individuals for their roles in allegedly exacerbating the opioid epidemic gripping Erie County.
Hospice volunteers gear up for spring bouquet sale
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2017 spring bouquet sale. The event will run March 6-12 with pre-sale bouquets being ordered throughout the month of February.