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Moving Day shows how movement helps battle Parkinson's
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 12:00 pm
Coca Cola Field will come alive this weekend with the National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York's fifth annual Moving Day. More than 1,000 people are expected to fill the centerfield pavilion area on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Fundraiser to help children find their voice
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:55 pm
Two Islanders are organizing an upcoming fundraiser for programs and research into a rare speech disorder with the ultimate goal of helping children "find their voice."
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Swagler, Tucker named 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce recently named Sarah Swagler and Jacob Tucker as 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors.
Kayaker surge creating issues on area waterways
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:40 pm
Summer is nearing its end and, with that, another boating season on the Western New York scene.
Buffalo Museum presents Buffalo's biggest bubble-bration: Bubblefest 2016
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:30 pm
The Buffalo Museum of Science proudly presents Bubblefest on Saturday, Sept. 17, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the venue, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.
Niagara University religious studies professor celebrates golden jubilee, publication of fifth book
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:15 pm
As Niagara University welcomes its students back to campus this week, one of the institution's foremost scholars is celebrating a pair of milestones.
Statement from A.G. Schneiderman on closure of ITT Technical Institute
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 01:55 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on the announcement that ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit college operated by ITT Educational Services Inc., with campuses in Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo, will be closing its doors:
HAL explores Niagara Gorge at September meeting
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:55 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's September program is titled "The Niagara Gorge and its 12,000 Year Story." The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
UB's enrollment is trending upward
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:45 am
It's tough to characterize a whole class of nearly 4,000 students with attributes like ambitious, intellectually curious and driven. Suffice it to say that the University at Buffalo's incoming freshman class is all of those - and more. These students are record-breakers.
Poloncarz, officials proclaim 'Suicide Prevention Week' in Erie County
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:55 pm
Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death among adults and second-leading cause of death among people aged 10-14 years. At the event, Poloncarz joined county partners in raising a yellow flag as a symbol of hope against this public health crisis.
Food Bank of Western New York's Justin Guerin named one of Feeding America's Leaders of the Year
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:30 pm
Justin Guerin, operations director for the Food Bank of Western New York, was named the 2016 Eastern Region Operations Leader of the Year by Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks.
M&T Bank Dance Series: Lehrer Dance with The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Lehrer Dance with The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.
Roswell's Johnson named 2016 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:30 pm
Candace S. Johnson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, has been named the 2016 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.
NAMA: Taboo of Black Eyed Peas, actor Saginaw Grant, Williams and Ree & Joseph FireCrow to receive special honors
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:30 pm
Hosted by comedian Paul Rodriguez, the 16th annual Native American Music Awards will be packed with an "A list" of entertainers and musicians on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Seneca Allegany Casino.
Niagara University develops student mentorship program with Niagara Falls High School
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:25 pm
The first week of school brings with it many things. For Niagara University and Niagara Falls High School, the 2016-17 year will begin with a new mentorship program.
Niagara University students, faculty present at international chemistry conference
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:05 am
Thirteen Niagara University chemistry and biochemistry majors showcased research findings at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. Three NU faculty members also presented at the international conference, which took place Aug. 21-25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
On 71st anniversary of end of World War II, Higgins honors vet Leo Andrew Wabick with long-overdue medals
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:00 am
On Friday, Sept. 2, as the nation marked the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II, Congressman Brian Higgins presented United States Navy veteran Leo Andrew Wabick with medals earned while serving during World War II.
Water work in Youngstown
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Youngstown Department of Public Works will be replacing water main valves throughout the municipality on Sept. 12-23. Subsequently, water may be shut off for three- or four-hour intervals during the day to complete the work.
UB's Educational Opportunity Center rallies support for students needing high school equivalency
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:00 am
Representatives from a variety of community-based organizations will explain New York state's new high school equivalency test and how best to prepare students for it at a regional forum from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St.
NACC holds fundraiser for Italy
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:00 am
At 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, the community is invited to "Eat 4 Italy," a fundraiser for the Italian earthquake victims. Tickets are $20. The event will be held at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Lewiston-Porter Class of 1966 prepares for 50th anniversary reunion
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 06:55 am
The Lewiston-Porter Class of 1966 will hold its 50th anniversary reunion on Sept. 16-17.
Buffalo Zoo offers deep discount coupon for Labor Day
Sat, Sep 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will celebrate Labor Day with $2 admission offer with coupon.
NT Fall Fest vendor and crafter applications now available
Sat, Sep 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation & Parks, in conjunction with Christian Academy of Western New York, is seeking crafters and vendors for the fifth annual North Tonawanda Fall Festival to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at 789 Gilmore Ave.
Gliding Stars of Western New York announces 2016-17 season
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Gliding Stars founder and president, Elizabeth O'Donnell, has announced opening dates for the 2016-2017 season.
Pay it forward to veterans: Submasters, customers donate meals to military members
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Thomas Daniels, owner of Submasters at 105 Main St., North Tonawanda, is encouraging his customers to treat veterans to lunch through his annual "Pay It Forward to Veterans" program.
High tea event slated to thank generous entrepreneur
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Holly Rankie, owner of Hip Gypsy on North Tonawanda's Webster Street, is getting ready to throw her friend and fellow-business owner Michele Krienbuhl a tea party to say "thank you" for her contributions to helping those affected by cancer.
Buffalo Sabres ink Zemgus Girgensons to 1-year contract
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a one-year contract.
Can You Help: Colleen Mary Johnson
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 06:20 pm
The family of Colleen Mary Johnson of Youngstown, who is undergoing cancer treatments, has established a GoFundMe link to assist her with mounting medical expenses.
Matt Lauer to moderate NBC NEWS & MSNBC 'Commander-In-Chief Forum' with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:50 pm
"Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer will moderate the NBC News and MSNBC "Commander-in-Chief Forum" on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The one-hour event will simulcast live at 8 p.m. ET on the NBC broadcast network and MSNBC, and stream live on NBCNews.com.
Ceretto announces Assembly resolution 1577 to bring awareness to diffuse intrinsic pontine giloma
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto has announced resolution 1577 in the New York State Assembly, which brings awareness to diffuse intrinsic pontine giloma.
State Department of Transportation issues ADA transition plan
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll announced the draft update to the department's Americans with Disabilities Act transition plan is available for review and comment.
Erie County encourages residents to be ready for emergencies in recognition of September as 'National Preparedness Month'
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today announced a month-long initiative that will encourage residents and business owners to help recognize September as National Preparedness Month by sharing information on a daily basis about the importance of being prepared for any type of emergency using the county's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
NBC Sports Group, U.S. Olympic Committee present coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
NBC Sports Group begins its coverage of the 2016 Paralympic Games from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - more than 70 hours in total across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app - with the opening ceremony at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, Sept. 7, on NBCSN.
Music in action
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
U.S. Pacific Fleet Band Musician 1st Class Brian Tuczynski, from Buffalo, plays trumpet during a Pacific Partnership 2016 reception aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).
Niagara County welcomes newest Hampton Inn by Hilton to Lockport
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
Hilton Worldwide's Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel that serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers around the world, announced the opening of its newest property, Hampton Inn by Hilton Lockport-Buffalo.
State Transportation Department announces GEICO sponsorship of 'Text Stops'
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll announced GEICO is sponsoring "Text Stops" along state highways operated by the department, helping to discourage texting while driving and providing nearly $1.3 million in revenue to New York over the next five years.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Artpark says 'Bye-Bye' to 'Tuesday in the Park' season with Canadian music icons
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 05:10 pm
There were no war machines or ghetto scenes, but colored lights sure did hypnotize and sparkle in the audience's eyes as Burton Cummings, April Wine and Buffy Saint-Marie closed out the "Tuesday in the Park" season at Artpark.
'Cultural Connections' events at Canalside to showcase local arts in unexpected ways
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 04:45 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced a collaboration with Spectra Venue Management for a two "Cultural Connections" events taking place Fridays, Sept. 2 and 9, at Canalside.
Ortt delivers a total of $62,500 to Niagara County libraries
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 04:00 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $62,500 Wednesday to public libraries throughout the western portion of Niagara County.
Ad Club of Buffalo Becomes AAF Buffalo
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 02:45 pm
The Advertising Club of Buffalo, the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, has changed its name to AAF Buffalo. With the change, the club is joining other chapters of the AAF to better align itself with the parent association.