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Village of Lewiston tables food truck proposal
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 09:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston have asked The Great Foodini owner/operator Michael Attardo for more time before granting his facility contract to operate a food truck on Center Street.
Roswell Park recognizes 50th anniversary of U.S. surgeon general's report on smoking and health
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 03:45 pm
From its seminal studies in the first half of the 20th century linking tobacco use and cancer incidence to its latest findings on electronic cigarettes, Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been a major force in tobacco-control research.
Univera Healthcare funds programming at new Niagara Wellness Connection Center
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 03:45 pm
Univera Healthcare has committed $70,000 over the next three years to fund behavioral health programming at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's new Niagara Wellness Connection Center, set to open at the end of January.

"The Wellness Connection Center will be the first integrated service center of its kind in Western New York," said Sheila K. Kee, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center vice president and chief operating officer. "Under one roof, at a single location, people will be able to conveniently access primary care, behavioral health treatment, screening for drug or alcohol addiction, health and wellness education, fitness activities, community support services and financial and health insurance counseling."

Toast & Jam: Back by popular demand in Lewiston
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 03:10 pm
Get ready to lose those winter blues. Toast & Jam, now in its 15th year, begins Monday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q, 432 Center St., Lewiston. This jazz-jammin', blues-rockin', poetry-reading coffeehouse event is back by popular demand and continues until March 24.
Riviera Theatre presents Family Film Series
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 03:00 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, presents its Family Film Series during the month of February.
Local restaurants embrace Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's 'Heart to Heart' fundraiser
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 01:40 pm
The Western New York community continues to show support to homeless and abandoned animals. Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue reports an outpouring of support for the organization's second annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region."
North Tonawanda: Ortt announces $99,995 U.S. Department of Homeland Security award
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 01:40 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt has announced the city, in partnership with the City of Tonawanda, has been awarded $99,995 in federal funding under the FY2013 Tactical Team Grant Program. Funding for this initiative is provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's State Homeland Security Grant Program.
Higgins makes a case to Social Security Administration for keeping Amherst office open
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 01:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, wrote to the acting commissioner of Social Security, Carolyn Colvin, expressing his concerns with the proposed plans to close the Amherst Social Security office.
Higgins comments on start of Peace Bridge pre-inspection pilot
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 01:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, offered the following statement Tuesday:
Village of Lewiston to hear second food truck proposal
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 01:15 pm
A second food truck operator is interested in bringing mobile dining to the Village of Lewiston. Chef Michael Attardo, owner and operator of The Great Foodini, will present his plan to trustees at tonight's Village Board meeting.

In May, Lewiston's Christian Willmott pitched trustees The Black Market Food Truck, a mobile gourmet deli sandwich unit he drives in Buffalo. Board members were lukewarm to the idea, but didn't reject it.

Attardo, who is also a Lewiston native, and a Lewiston-Porter High School graduate, has one significant advantage ...

Niagara University Family Business Center hosts February breakfast forum
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center will hold its next breakfast forum Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Giancarlo's (Tony Walker Plaza), 5110 Main St., Williamsville. The event begins at 7:30 a.m.
Sabres Star Steve Ott on texting and driving: 'It Can Wait'
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 04:00 pm
Buffalo Sabres captain Steve Ott takes a moment away from signing autographs at the AT&T store in the Walden Galleria Mall to pose with Jackson, Grady and Kobee Decker. Ott was at the AT&T store to meet with fans and to assist the company in educating the community on the dangers of texting while driving.
Buffalo Junior Sabres organization releases details for 2014-15 season
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 11:45 am
The Buffalo Junior Sabres youth organization today announced details for the upcoming season, including team coaches, tryout dates and player fees. The organization also announced additions to its website,, which has been expanded and re-launched.
Statement by A.G. Schneiderman on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 11:45 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
Cuomo statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered the following remarks Monday:
Family donates original 1815 map to Lewiston Museum
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 11:00 am
Descendants of the Townsend family of Lewiston recently donated an original 1815 Village of Lewiston map to the Historical Association of Lewiston. It is the oldest original map now at the Lewiston Museum.
UB lecture series will introduce companies to START-UP NY, new tax-free program for businesses
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 09:55 am
The University at Buffalo will host a Commercialization Lecture Series event on Jan. 30 to introduce businesses and entrepreneurs to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's START-UP NY initiative, which creates tax-free zones for certain businesses in university communities across the state.

Speaking at UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, UB Associate Vice President for Economic Development Marnie LaVigne, Ph.D., will provide attendees with information on START-UP NY, which is available to new and expanding businesses, and companies looking to relocate from outside New York.

Niagara County Department of Health receives $20,000 MRC Challenge Award for Public Health Initiatives
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 09:55 am
The Niagara County Department of Health, which directs and coordinates the Niagara County Medical Reserve Corps Unit 0220, was awarded a $20,000 MRC Challenge Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials, in partnership with the office of the surgeon general.
Canisius Center for Global Study of Religion welcomes expert on Asian Catholic thought
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 09:35 am
The Canisius College Joseph J. Naples '41 Conversations in Christ & Culture Lecture and Performance Series presents Peter C. Phan, Ph.D. Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m., in the Grupp Fireside Lounge of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center. Phan's lecture, titled "Vatican II and the Asian Catholic Churches: Reception, Renewal, Revival," is free and open to the public.
Adell's School of Dance makes donation to Boys and Girls Club
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 09:05 am
Adell's School of Dance recently held a successful hat and scarf drive. Students, their family members, and school staff dropped off items at a Christmas tree in the front lobby. Those items were then donated to the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club.
Ransomville Library Friends used book sale
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 07:00 am
Friends of the Ransomville Library will hold a used book sale Friday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a bag sale from 3 to 4 p.m.), at the Ransomville Library, 3733 Ransomville Road.
DEC releases two draft species management plans
Sat, Jan 18th 2014 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today released draft species management plans for black bears and mute swans, and will be accepting public comments on these management plans through Jan. 31.
Ceretto's office to hold Grand Island mobile office hours Jan. 22
Sat, Jan 18th 2014 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto's office will hold mobile office hours at the Grand Island Town Hall, located at 2255 Baseline Road, from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 22. Grand Island constituents are encouraged to come and discuss issues of importance to them and their community.
Mayor Robert G. Ortt to deliver state of City of North Tonawanda address
Sat, Jan 18th 2014 07:00 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt will deliver the State of the City address Feb. 5 at Webster's Bistro & Bar, 102 Webster St.
Porter to consider local law on industrial lagoons
Sat, Jan 18th 2014 07:00 am
Monday's Town of Porter Board session was very ordinary - save for an abrupt break for an executive session to iron out board differences over a summer part-time salary schedule from the board's reorganization meeting earlier this month.
Sluggish sales tax receipts show cracks in economic recovery
Sat, Jan 18th 2014 07:00 am
News from the New York State Association of Counties finds sales tax receipts are slowing in a number of counties upstate, reflecting a still fragile recovery among consumers from the prolonged recession that began in 2008.

The fourth quarter in New York shows a mixed picture and uneven impact of sales tax on a county-by-county basis. While aggregate sales tax collected statewide is up by 5.24 percent ($26.7 billion compared to $25.4 billion), much of the total dollar increase is generated from strong growth in New York City, Long Island and downstate counties, likely due to Hurricane Sandy rebuilding.

Local transportation projects to receive grant funds
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 09:20 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, has confirmed two projects in his district were included in a round of Transportation Enhancement Program grants announced this week by the New York State Department of Transportation.
Compu-Mail's $1,000 'Charity Connection' donation goes to Meals on Wheels Foundation of WNY
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 09:20 pm
Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York is the recipient of a $1,000 donation through Compu-Mail's "Charity Connection" program. The organization was selected from numerous online nominations made by Compu-Mail's clients and associates throughout last fall.
Lewiston/Niagara Relay seeks planning committee volunteers
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 09:10 pm
The Relay For Life of Lewiston/Niagara is looking for passionate volunteers to join its 2014 planning committee.
IRS: 'Free File' opens, free tax prep and e-filing
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 08:40 pm
To help people get a jump on their taxes before the Jan. 31 filing season opens, the Internal Revenue Service today announced the immediate availability of "Free File" brand-name software for most taxpayers.
Community Missions sees 20 percent increase in crisis housing in 2013
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 08:40 pm
A 20 percent increase in crisis housing demand and an additional 5,000 meals served highlighted the release of service numbers by the crisis services division of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. on Friday. The agency provided 75,980 meals and 10,986 nights of shelter in 2013, the latter being the highest total in the agency's 88 years of service to Niagara County.
Higgins testifies before U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of Tonawanda's FMC Corp.
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 08:40 pm
This week, Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., as the commission conducted its third sunset review of the antidumping order against Chinese imports of persulfates.
Community Missions' event offers sweet relief
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 08:30 pm
Community Missions Inc. will hold its 17th annual "Sweetheart Dinner" Friday, Feb. 7, at the Sheraton at the Falls in Niagara Falls.
'Sabres UnPucked' event set to debut
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 08:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will host the inaugural "Sabres UnPucked" event on Saturday, March 1, on the floor of First Niagara Center. All proceeds from "Sabres UnPucked," for which doors open at 6:30 p.m., will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Congressman Higgins convenes service academy panel
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 08:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins named local residents to serve as members of his service academy advisory committee. The panel recently met to interview students applying to a military academy and make recommendations to the congressman.
People Inc. senior outing
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 12:45 pm
The tenants of People Inc. Willow Senior Living in Wheatfield recently had an outing to a nearby shop and restaurant. They enjoyed shopping at Treasure Lane - a gift shop located on Niagara Falls Boulevard - and had lunch down the street at Sawyer Creek Hotel.
Buffalo History Museum: Enter bridesmaid dress contest
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 07:00 am
In keeping with its mission to preserve the stories of the ordinary and extraordinary of traditions, culture, and industry in Western New York, The Buffalo History Museum is holding a contest titled "Always a Bridesmaid...". The purpose of the contest is to attain a bridesmaid attire to be added to the museum's permanent collection. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 10.
Winter gulls at Artpark
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Audubon Society will host a program on winter gulls on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 9 a.m. at Artpark in Lewiston.
Community Missions hosts 17th annual 'Sweetheart Dinner'
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 07:00 am
The 17th annual Sweetheart Dinner to benefit Community Missions' crisis services program will be held Friday, Feb. 7, at the Sheridan at the Falls, 300 Third St., Niagara Falls.
Town of Niagara: Agreement can bring $100,000 yearly to town
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 07:00 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board met Monday for a reorganization meeting and to review details of the community host agreement for the upcoming expansion of Fashion Outlets of Niagara.

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