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'Niagara Plunge' immerses freshmen in service learning
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:30 pm
Not in freezing water, as was the case when more than 300 new NU students completed the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" last weekend, but rather in the service-based mission that defines the Catholic and Vincentian institution.
Cuomo announces solar power program for schools to reduce costs and protect the environment
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the rollout of "K-Solar," a landmark program under the $1 billion "NY-Sun" initiative, to help public school districts throughout New York lower their energy costs with clean, local power. The program will provide schools with the tools, technical expertise and access to financing to make solar a realistic and affordable option for K-12 schools.

To date, a total of 40 school districts have registered to participate in the program, representing nearly 200 schools in communities across the state.

On display in Youngstown
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce donated a brochure rack to the Youngstown Business & Professional Association to display community information and membership packets in the community. The brochure rack is mounted to wall of the entranceway at Anchor Spirits.
Peach Festival will be better and bigger than ever before
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Peach Festival, the largest midway in Niagara County, combines delicious local food and fair treats, more than 40 classic carnival rides and games, as well as musical entertainment and competitions.
Lighthouse Café is back in Lockport
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
Celebrate the grand reopening of The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, at 7 p.m. Sept. 20. The featured musical artist of the evening will be Jay and Jenna (formerly of Come Sunday) with special guest Jonah Krull.
Denny to direct nutrition services at Memorial
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Patricia E. Denny, R.D., M.S.H.A., director of nutrition services.
Canalside wraps up most successful summer season ever
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:35 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has announced this summer exceeded all expectations, with more than 1 million visitors making their way down to Canalside for festivals, activities for children, concerts, arts and culture, fitness and more.
Peach Queen contestants visit Favorite's Pizza
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:35 pm
After their interviews with judges on Wednesday night at The Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q., the Peach Queen contestants ventured over to Favorite's Pizza, which donated a tray of pizza to each of them, as well as these awesome "I Love Pizza" shirts, and a slice.
Meet 'People of Cold Springs Cemetery' with Niagara History Center re-enactors
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Enjoy a stroll through the past with "The People of Cold Springs Cemetery," Sunday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. The Niagara History Center's "Step Back in Time Players" will take participants back to the 19th century to visit with famous Lockportians of days gone by, now residing in Cold Springs Cemetery.
NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual gala
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Five new distinguished student scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

This award is the most prestigious scholarship offered by the NCCC Foundation to incoming freshman.

BBB offers advice following reports of possible Home Depot data breach
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is responding to consumer inquiries regarding concerns linked to reports of a Home Depot data breach.
Niagara Falls turns teal to kick-off 'Globe-athon' in Buffalo
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Buffalo is joining the international movement "Globe-athon" on Friday with an event to raise awareness of silent, yet deadly "below the belt" cancers.
Mangat joins Memorial's primary care team
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:25 pm
Simmanjeet Mangat, M.D., has joined the growing team of primary care providers at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
More stars 'Stand Up To Cancer'
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:25 pm
This Friday, Sept. 5 (8 p.m.), "Stand Up To Cancer," a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, will stage its fourth biennial fundraising event.

This year, instead of the traditional phone bank staffed by celebrities, the telecast will feature a "digital lounge" on the set, hosted by Yahoo News global anchor Katie Couric.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital cited by Healthcare Association for efforts in reducing patient falls
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:15 pm
The Healthcare Association of New York State has cited Mount St. Mary's Hospital for its efforts in reducing falls of patients. The hospital earned nomination for a Pinnacle Award for Quality and Safety specifically for its initiative "Reducing Patient Falls - Purposeful Rounding."
Grier, Olczyk to serve as head coaches at CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:15 pm
Mike Grier, who played 15 years in the NHL, including two stints with the Buffalo Sabres, and Eddie Olczyk, the current lead analyst for the NHL on NBC/NBC Sports Network who played 16 years in the NHL and is a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, will serve as head coaches for the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Sept. 25 in Buffalo.
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls to host EcoSpirit Native American Environmental Conference
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:20 pm
A gathering of indigenous leadership and environmental experts is planned at the EcoSpirit Native American Environmental Conference, Sept. 27-28 at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St. The conference will feature more than a dozen speakers with presentations and workshops beginning at 8 a.m. each day. Seating is limited. To register for the conference, visit www.ecospiritconference.com.
Rocco Termini to speak at NAWBO Buffalo Niagara September meeting
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
What opportunities are there for women business owners in Western New York? What is happening in this region from a business perspective? What problems are women still facing and what opportunities are out there for women to conquer?
Artists Group Gallery calls for work/entries
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
Artists Group Gallery, located at One Linwood Ave., Buffalo, will be accepting entries for its 23rd annual juried regional artists exhibition, which will be held this fall. The juror, Aaron Ott, will view entries at the gallery on Saturday, Oct. 4.
Sadie and Sally, Heart of Niagara's beagle sisters, 'pay it forward'
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
Heart of Niagara rescues Sadie and Sally, beagle sisters, have brought a whole new meaning to the phrase "pay it forward." They recently returned home to Western New York from a 2,400-mile four-day journey, where they visited the very place from where they were rescued last year, to help bring more of their furry friends home to the safety of this area.
Niagara University president completes 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge'
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, completed the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge," along with a couple hundred NU students, at Niagara Field.
Buffalo Zoo polar bear Luna recovering after fall
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:05 pm
Luna the polar bear is recovering at the Buffalo Zoo after falling into a moat over the weekend. The polar bear fell into the exhibit's protective moat Saturday afternoon.
Pitching in to keep it clean
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
Joe Azbell retired as assistant director from Niagara Cerebral Palsy in 1999. But for the past two summers, he and his wife, Carol, have spent a couple of hours each week on their hands and knees pulling weeds in the agency's Children's Memorial Garden at 9812 Lockport Road.
Hilbert to host hospitality in health care conference
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
Hilbert College will host a conference, "Hospitality in Healthcare," Friday, Sept. 19, at Swan Auditorium. This event is designed for administrators and leaders in a wide range of health care positions.
Fidelis: Add health insurance to your child's list of back-to-school supplies
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
As the start of the school year approaches and many children need physicals and updated immunizations to go back to school, Fidelis Care reminds parents that free or low-cost health insurance coverage is available to almost all children through the New York state-sponsored program Child Health Plus.
UB cardiologist appointed to prestigious review committee that advises directors of NHLBI, NIH
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
John M. Canty Jr., M.D., the Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences - UB's chief of cardiovascular medicine - has been appointed to the Heart, Lung and Blood Program Project Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health. He will serve on the committee for four years.
August was 'Child Support Awareness Month' in New York
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
Late last week, the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance recognized the nearly 1 million children who benefit from the state's child support program. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued a proclamation declaring August "Child Support Awareness Month" in New York.
'Winds, Waves & Wines': Aquarium of Niagara toasts summer's end
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara announces "Winds, Waves & Wines 15" will toast summer's end on Thursday, Sept. 11. M&T Bank will once again serve as grand marque sponsor for this annual event, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls.
Free diabetes workshops
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Department for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops.
Public information forum hosted by the Erie County Local Planning Committee
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 07:00 am
President Obama has designated the month of September as National Preparedness Month. As part of this recognition, the Erie County Local Emergency Planning Committee is hosting a public information forum.
Mount St. Mary's to host community health needs forum
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center at 3101 Ninth St., Niagara Falls, will be the location for a forum on identifying community health needs.
Village of Lewiston reconsidering acquisition of Frontier House
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 11:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano's Frontier House citizens committee met this week and is working on a plan to save the historic Center Street building.

He called the private meeting "informative," and said, "I think we're making some progress."

Residents question Upper Mountain tower
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 10:00 am
According an earlier announcement by Bill Ross, chairman of the Niagara County Legislature who serves as 2nd District legislator for Lewiston and Wheatfield, construction of the tower was done as a result of a federal radio narrow banding mandate.
Traditional wooden dugout canoe launched at Fort Niagara State Park
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 10:00 am
During this past summer, visitors to Old Fort Niagara were able to see firsthand how the Native people of this region created wooden dugout canoes in the late 1700s.
'Frozen' fun at Artpark
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club presented Artpark's seventh annual Free Family Movie Night Monday. Disney's "Frozen" was presented to hundreds of families at the outdoor amphitheater. "Frozen" movie friends Olaf, Elsa and Anna were on hand to greet the children. The Peach Queen contestants also made a special appearance at the event.
Health & Fitness: Expiration dates can impact health and wallets
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 07:00 am
Expiration date labeling on food products is a source of confusion for consumers according to a recent survey from NSF International, a global public health and safety organization.
Niagara USA on 'Let's Make a Deal'
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 07:00 am
One lucky "Let's Make a Deal" contestant could walk away with a grand prize trip to Niagara USA next week. Niagara will be featured Tuesday, Sept. 2. "Let's Make a Deal" airs locally at 10 a.m. on CBS (WIVB-TV).
Kelly Clarkson to perform rescheduled concert at Shea's Performing Arts Center in celebration of Walden Galleria's Microsoft retail store
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 04:45 pm
In celebration of the opening of Microsoft's retail store at Walden Galleria last November, Microsoft is sponsoring a special rescheduled performance by Kelly Clarkson on Saturday, Oct. 25, for the customers that attended the grand opening on Nov. 16, 2013.
AAA urges drivers to stay alert and distraction free as kids return to school
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 04:45 pm
AAA is kicking off its annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season is about to be in full swing. The campaign, launched nationwide in 1946, reminds drivers to engage in safe behavior in school zones and residential neighborhoods in an effort to help reduce the number of school-related pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
Niagara University names 2014 teaching award winners
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 04:25 pm
Two Niagara University faculty members were recognized for the outstanding quality of their teaching. Ed Hutton, assistant professor of finance, was presented with the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award, while Stefanie Wichhart, Ph.D., associate professor history, received the Innovation in Teaching Award.