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Niagara Catholic seeking host families
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is seeking host families for several foreign exchange students from Vietnam, China and the Philippines for the 2014-15 school year. Students from Vietnam and China will come to Niagara Catholic through a program with Niagara University.
Car wash/hot dog sale fundraiser for 'Hurricane Sandy' cleanup
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
The United Baptist-Christian Church of Lewiston is having a car wash and hot dog sale Sunday, May 25, to raise funds to send a group of adults to New Jersey in July to assist in the continued rebuilding of communities affected by "Hurricane Sandy."
Development Disabilities Awareness Day celebrates 26 years as largest conference of its kind in U.S.
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:50 pm
The 26th annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day will be held at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Dunkin' Donuts announces return of 'Iced Coffee Day' to greater Buffalo area
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:50 pm
Dunkin' Donuts is inviting Buffalo-area residents to get ready for summer with the return of "Iced Coffee Day." On Wednesday, May 21, $1 from every cup of iced coffee sold at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout the greater Buffalo area will directly benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approves applications for assistance for 3 projects that will generate $7.5 million in capital investment
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:45 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors has approved applications for assistance from Reid Petroleum Corp., Irr Supply Centers Inc. and 765 Fairfield Place LLC.

"It's always a positive sign when a company makes an investment in existing infrastructure as it usually means the company is here for the long-term," said Henry M. Sloma, NCIDA chairman. "In this instance, all three of the applicants are making significant financial investments, which will result in a positive economic impact throughout Niagara County - especially in terms of job retention and new job creation."

Miller takes command of 107th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:45 pm
New York Air National Guard Lt. Col. Deanna Miller, a Youngstown resident, took command of the 70-member 107th Airlift Wing's Logistics Readiness Squadron. She replaces Lt. Col. Kenneth Anderson who retired in April.
Zientara charged
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:40 am
The individual responsible for a daylong standoff in the Village of Lewiston was charged Sunday night with arson in the second degree.
Beach House repeats as 'Best Fish Fry' winner
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:20 am
For the second year in a row, Grand Island's The Beach House has won Niagara Frontier Publication's "Best Fish Fry" contest.
BBB call for scholarship entries: $21,000 in funds available for high school seniors
Mon, May 19th 2014 07:00 am
College-bound students are full of expectations. But many are worried when it comes to paying for their education. Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is proud to again offer the Edward A. Schmidt Student of Integrity Memorial Scholarship, which honors students who exhibit high standards of ethical and honest behavior.
Lewiston standoff ends with house fire, suspect taken into custody
Sun, May 18th 2014 07:30 pm
A 12-hour standoff Sunday ended with a Village of Lewiston resident taken into custody. Leonard A. Zientara, 51, of 430 West Lane, surrendered himself to New York State Police after allegedly setting his house on fire.
Corwin, local officials announce drive benefiting troops abroad
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:50 pm
In honor of the many brave troops serving this nation overseas, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin is partnering with Congressman Chris Collins, State Sen. George Maziarz, the Blue Star Mothers, Boy Scouts of America and a number of local grocery stores to collect items for care packages to send to the men and women stationed in remote areas around the globe. This inaugural "Support Our Troops" drive is open to the public to make contributions through May and June.

"As Memorial Day approaches, I am hopeful that our community will take time to reflect on the many freedoms that we have as Americans, and the price of that freedom, as we remember and honor those who have sacrificed so much to defend our way of life," Corwin said.

Sign up for safe boating
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:50 pm
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1 is offering "About Boating Safely" classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Officers Club of Fort Niagara in Youngstown.
Schneiderman releases report outlining urgent need to pass microbeads ban
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:45 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released a new report prepared by his environmental protection bureau detailing the dangers microbeads - tiny plastic beads that are included in many commercial cosmetic products - pose to New York's waterways. The report, titled "Unseen Threat: How Microbeads Harm New York Waters, Wildlife, Health And Environment," highlights the need to pass the attorney general's Microbead-Free Waters Act, proposed earlier this year. This bill would make New York the first in the nation to ban the sale of products containing microbeads.
DEC announces fourth annual Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:40 pm
The fourth annual Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week will be held from May 18-24, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced.
Buffalo Philharmonic honors military personnel at revamped 'Star Spangled Pops' concert
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic's Memorial Day tradition will get an updated twist this year. The BPO and Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus present "Star Spangled Pops" at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 23, and at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, as part of the BlueCross BlueShield Pops Series.
New Dunkin' Donuts restaurant opens in Amherst near University at Buffalo campus
Sat, May 17th 2014 11:45 am
Dunkin' Donuts recently announced the opening of its newest Buffalo-area restaurant at 1280 Sweet Home Road in Amherst. A grand opening celebration offering gift baskets, giveaways and prizes for guests will be held Saturday, May 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.
'Girls Night Out' fundraiser benefits WNY Ovarian Cancer Project
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
On Friday, June 6, Dr. Juliana Marciniak is hosting the second annual "Girls Night Out" fundraiser, from 6-9 p.m. at Peak Performance Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 2625 Delaware Ave. This event will benefit the work of the WNY Ovarian Cancer Project.
Lew-Port presents $41.2 mil budget
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education will present a $41.2 million spending plan to the voters of the district Tuesday, May 20.
Youngstown Police reinstate ride-along program
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
For years, police officers in departments throughout Western New York have been struggling to build positive relationships with the public. By incorporating a ride-along program, many are hopeful, including Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds, that police can void the gap between what people think happens on a typical shift on patrol and what actually happens.
Bridgewater senior housing plan back to stage one
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston is taking a wait-and-see approach following Thursday's determination in State Supreme Court that now places the Bridgewater senior housing proposal back into the hands of the town.
Village of Lewiston: Collesano seeks re-election as mayor
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
Terry C. Collesano has announced his candidacy as mayor for the Village of Lewiston.
Lewiston-Porter seeking host families
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter High School is in need of host families for its International Student Diploma Program.
Town of Niagara: Town clerk becomes deputy supervisor
Fri, May 16th 2014 05:00 pm
Town of Niagara Town Clerk Sylvia Virtuoso was unanimously chosen Wednesday by the Town Board to be deputy supervisor and oversee town business in the absence of Supervisor Steve Richards.
'Click It or Ticket' campaign to begin
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
The number of fatal crashes doubled on Niagara County roadways from 2012 to 2013. One out of 10 drivers still refuses to buckle up.
Search continues for Lewiston resident
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Area law enforcement agencies are continuing their search for a Lewiston resident who was reportedly fishing in a boat in Lake Ontario Wednesday and failed to return.
Armed Forces Day at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
On Saturday, May 17, Armed Forces Day, Old Fort Niagara will offer free family admission to all active duty military and veterans from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On both days, visitors will see musket firings, 18th century skills demonstrations and have the chance to take a guided tour of the fort.
'Spring into Summer' raffle
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of Pekin Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a "Spring into Summer" raffle, Sunday, May 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn (one-quarter mile east of Schimschack's Restaurant).
Voting? For the birds?
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Audubon Society is launching an online contest that will allow supporters to vote on a locally inspired species of bird to feature in its new identity logo.
Alzheimer's Association offers free workshop
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia.
Niagara-Wheatfield residents vote Tuesday on $64.6 million budget
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's annual budget vote and school board election will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Adult Learning Center at the high school, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.

On the ballot will be the district's proposed budget for 2014-15, a transportation proposition and a choice of six candidates for three open board of education seats.

Running for three-year terms on the board will be Dana Andrews, incumbent Christopher Peters, incumbent Richard Halleen, Gina Terbot, Dr. Daniel Haick and Darren Sneed. Previously announced candidate Danny Maerten recently withdrew from the race for personal reasons.

Thumbs down for Quasar's equate in Wheatfield
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday gave residents a chance to comment on the first draft of a local law amendment to ban equate, as well as a chance to meet and question both the environmental attorney and environmental consultant hired to help create the law.
Medical auxiliary plans chicken/rib fundraiser
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:35 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold a dinnertime fundraising event at The Bakery Restaurant on Monday, May 19, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes employees
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:20 pm
More than 300 people attended the Mount St. Mary's employee recognition dinner Wednesday at Antonio's. The dinner was held to recognize those employees who have 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40-year anniversaries from Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Our Lady of Peace and the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center.
Emmylou Harris to perform at Kleinhans Music Hall
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:20 pm
BPO Nation welcomes American musical legend Emmylou Harris to Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris' contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Village of Lewiston accident triggers power outage
Fri, May 16th 2014 03:30 pm
Lewiston police responded with Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. late Thursday night to a one-vehicle accident at Center and North Fifth streets. Upon investigation, patrol reported a 21-year-old male operator struck an electrical pole.
'German Sommerfest' to highlight June events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Fri, May 16th 2014 07:00 am
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village's popular "German Sommerfest" returns on June 21, highlighting several family activities scheduled throughout the month. BNHV is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.
U.S. labor secretary to speak at UB School of Public Health and Health Professions commencement ceremony
Fri, May 16th 2014 07:00 am
Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will speak at the 2014 commencement ceremony for the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions. The 12th annual SPHHP commencement will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the UB Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus.
Higgins, Weinstein present Amherst WWII veteran with Bronze Star
Thu, May 15th 2014 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Town of Amherst Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein recently presented the Bronze Star and additional military commendations to World War II veteran Bruno Yetto.
Niagara Cerebral Palsy golf tournament honors James Catanese
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is holding its 22nd annual "Matthew J. Murphy Jr. On the Tee fore NCP" golf tournament, June 13 at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, 4560 Creek Road, Lewiston. Registration and lunch are at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit NCP's adult vocational program.

The event will celebrate the agency's 60th anniversary, in addition to unveiling a new award, "The Chairman's Award." This year's recipient is James Catanese.

New York state jobless rate falls to lowest level in more than 5 years
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
New York state's unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percent to 6.7 percent, its lowest level since December 2008, according to preliminary figures released by the New York State Department of Labor.
 


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