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Heart of Niagara returns to Grandpaws Pet Emporium Saturday
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 12:05 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue returns to Grandpaws Pet Emporium with more adoptable dogs this Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come meet Sally, Sammie, Buddy, Kayla and Joey, and get information about the adoption process, animal care, upcoming meetings and events.
Niagara Wine Trail: Celebrate dads and grads with wine and cheese
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 12:00 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is holding its annual wine and cheese pairing event June 13-15. Featuring Yancey's Fancy artisan Cheese, the timing of this event is ideal for celebrating both Father's Day and recent college graduates.
Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club encourages everyone to 'Shred-It'
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 12:00 pm
Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club will hold an event Saturday, June 21, allowing residents to not only help themselves, but do something nice for the community as well. The club will hold its second annual "Shred-It" fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
NTCC announces 2014 'Get to Know Niagara USA' familiarization tours
Sat, May 31st 2014 12:25 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the dates and details of the 2014 "Get to Know Niagara USA" familiarization tours.

The tours will be offered complimentary to all hospitality and tourism workers in Niagara County and will aim to educate employees on all there is to do in Niagara Falls and throughout Niagara County.

DiNapoli urges parents to open a college savings account for their children
Sat, May 31st 2014 12:15 pm
New York state's 529 College Saving Program has helped New York residents pay for more than $230 million in college-related expenses in 2014, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said this week in recognition of 529 College Savings Day. The investment program, overseen by DiNapoli's office and the Higher Education Services Corp., is designed to help parents save for college and offers tax deductions up to $10,000 annually.
'Faith Night at the Ballpark'
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:05 am
On Saturday, June 7, St. Peter's Lutheran Church and School of Sanborn will be sponsoring a "Faith Night at the Ballpark" at Sal Maglie Stadium in Niagara Falls, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd.
Make a humming bird pot
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host a hands-on seminar on humming bird pots at 6:30 p.m. June 19. Brighten your yard, patio or porch with a planter designed to attract humming birds. The $40 class fee includes step-by-step instructions and all materials. No experience is necessary.
Trips With Pets: Pet seat belts save lives
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
Traveling with pets has never been more popular amongst pet parents. Traveling by car is by far the most common mode of pet travel and dogs are the most frequent travelers.
Town of Lewiston: Financial woes heard at board session
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
The town's troubling financial picture reared its ugly head again at Thursday's Lewiston Town Board meeting.
Audition for 'Peter and the Wolf,' a 'Free Family Saturdays' event
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company will present two performances of "Peter and the Wolf" Saturday, July 19, as part of "Free Family Saturdays" at Artpark. The free performances begin at noon and 2:30 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater.
HART fundraiser recognizes those contributing to organization's success
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
HART Interfaith, a nonprofit organization in Lewiston, is holding its 31st annual celebratory dinner at the Niagara Falls Country Club, Wednesday, June 4. Raffle baskets will be previewed at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 6 p.m.
Island of Hope: Fighting cancer one step at a time
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:40 pm
Cancer is the enemy that attacks indiscriminately, said Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, 59, former co-chair of Grand Island's Relay For Life. "Cancer doesn't care how old you are. Cancer doesn't care how young you are. It doesn't care what gender you are. Cancer affects so many people because it doesn't just affect the person with cancer. It affects that person's family and friends."
New turning lane sought on Packard Road
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:35 pm
The intersection of Military Road and Packard Road in the Town of Niagara can be a driver's nightmare.
GI Relay For Life to 'Rock-Out Cancer'
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:35 pm
Grand Island's 12th annual Relay For Life is here, and Island residents are buzzing with excitement. For the last few months, teams have been collecting bottles, selling barbecue chicken, holding bake sales and raffling various baskets all to raise money for cancer research and prevention.

As the American Cancer Society's largest fundraiser, Relay For Life has become a global event in more than 20 different countries each year. Locally, Relay is set to open at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, on Grand Island. It will run overnight until 2 a.m. June 1 at Veterans Park.

Maher to carry Special Olympics' 'Flame of Hope' June 2
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:45 pm
Figuratively speaking, Niagara University carries the torch for individuals with developmental disabilities through its many outreach services and academic programs.
Niagara University to offer B.A. in early childhood development and cognition
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
Niagara University's College of Education has received state approval to offer a bachelor's degree program in early childhood development and cognition.
Niagara Falls International Airport to host public workshop; sustainable master plan update to be discussed
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is inviting residents from local communities to attend the first public workshop to review details of the Niagara Falls International Airport sustainable master plan on Wednesday, June 4.
State consolidated funding applications due June 16
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council met Thursday in Fredonia and made a final call for businesses, educational institutions, local governments, not-for-profit groups and other stakeholders across the five-county Western New York region to apply for state funding through the New York state consolidated funding application.
Niagara University accepting registrations for summer youth camp
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
Niagara University's recreation department is now accepting registrations for its popular summer youth camp, which will be held on campus from June 30 to Aug. 15.
Community Missions honors volunteers and supporters at awards brunch
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier held its 22nd annual "Compassion in Action" awards brunch Thursday afternoon to honor many of the volunteers and supporters that make its mission possible.
NIMAC to provide update and announce 2014 board of directors at annual meeting
Thu, May 29th 2014 06:05 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council will hold its annual meeting Thursday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Heritage Center.
NYPA awarded for superior concrete work on dam face
Thu, May 29th 2014 12:45 pm
Wilson resident Marek Kobialka, a construction engineer with the Niagara Power Project, recently received an award from the Western New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute for superior work practices related to the repair and restoration of the dam face of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant
Grisanti will co-sponsor medical marijuana legislation
Thu, May 29th 2014 08:10 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, announced he will co-sponsor the Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize the delivery and use of marijuana by seriously ill patients who need the drug for treatment of their illnesses.
Artpark has working artists constructing outdoor sculptures
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:45 am
As a follow up to its 40th anniversary celebration and the 16 temporary installations on display in 2013, Artpark & Company will continue its visual arts renaissance and bring more artwork into the park this summer. Six large-scale, semi-permanent sculptures will be constructed in the historic Artpark woods and along the red brick road.
Cuomo: More than 335 jobs supported by low-cost hydropower allocations to four WNY firms
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:40 am
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved new allocations of low-cost hydropower for four firms in Western New York that will support 335 jobs and more than $28 million in capital investments in the region.

"By providing upstate manufacturers with the means to grow their operations, we are strengthening the economy and providing new opportunities for New Yorkers in the region," Cuomo said. "These latest low-cost hydropower allocations are giving companies in Western New York the support they need to lower their overhead costs, expand their workforce, and refocus on growing their business well into the future."

Niagara Catholic to recognize Niagara University with Community Service Award
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:40 am
Niagara University's longstanding commitment to community service will be recognized during Niagara Catholic High School's baccalaureate Mass tonight at 6 p.m.
Cuomo announces partnership to support Troops-To-Energy jobs initiative
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:40 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a partnership with industry leaders from five electric and gas utilities to develop a plan that places veterans returning back home in jobs in the utility industry. The plan supports objectives that emerged from the New York State Veterans and Military Families Summit held in March, which focused on the state's efforts to support veterans and the military community.

"New York's veterans have made tremendous sacrifices in service to our nation, and by expanding professional opportunities for them at home we can help to ease their transition back to civilian life and empower them for years to come," Cuomo said.

Robert Moses Parkway traveler advisory
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:35 am
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced highway and bridge maintenance will occur next week on the Robert Moses State Parkway in the Town of Porter.
National Grid recognized by Tree Line USA for best arboriculture practices for 15th year in a row
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:35 am
National Grid has been honored by the Tree Line USA program of The Arbor Day Foundation for the 15th year in a row. National Grid, doing business in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island, was recognized for its non-stop commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in their service areas for more than a decade.
Family & Children's Service of Niagara announces 2014 award recipients
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:30 am
Celebrating 119 years of continuous service to the community, Family & Children's Service of Niagara will present several awards at its annual luncheon meeting Wednesday, June 11, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston. The event begins at noon.
Dedication held to commemorate completion of new hospice unit
Wed, May 28th 2014 02:10 pm
Niagara Hospice and the Schoellkopf Health Center held a dedication celebration Wednesday at David's Path, a dedicated hospice unit on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
Buffalo to host two world championships in 2015
Wed, May 28th 2014 01:35 pm
USA Hockey announced it would bring two major world championships to Buffalo in 2015, with both being staged at the soon-to-be-completed HARBORCENTER.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognized for clinical excellence
Wed, May 28th 2014 01:35 pm
Univera Healthcare has presented Mount St. Mary's Hospital with a certificate of excellence recognizing the hospital for the highest overall performance in the combined clinical process and surgical site improvement project measures.
Roswell Park to host 'Be the Match' bone marrow donor drive June 3
Wed, May 28th 2014 09:30 am
Each year, more than 30,000 children and adults will be diagnosed with diseases for which a bone marrow transplant is the only chance for a cure. Only 30 percent will find a matching donor within their family. Over the past 25 years, "Be The Match," operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world.
Ceretto votes to provide compassionate care for debilitated and terminally ill patients
Wed, May 28th 2014 09:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, voted Tuesday to give patients suffering from debilitating and terminal illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy access to medical marijuana to treat their symptoms.
Canalside hosts live broadcast of QVC's 'In the Kitchen With David' Wednesday
Tue, May 27th 2014 05:45 pm
In tribute to Armed Forces Week, the QVC network's popular television cooking program "In the Kitchen With David" will broadcast live from Canalside this Wednesday, May 28. The broadcast begins at 8 p.m. and will use the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park as its background.
Local businesses embrace Heart of Niagara's 'Cruisin' on the Canal' fundraiser
Tue, May 27th 2014 05:35 pm
The Western New York community continues to show love for homeless and abandoned animals. Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue Inc. reports an outpouring of support for the organization's "Cruisin' On The Canal" event Saturday, June 14, at Lockport Locks and Canal Cruises.
Boating industries ready for boating season with wave surfers, rentals and life jackets
Tue, May 27th 2014 05:35 pm
The Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York, and New York boat dealers and marina operators, are optimistic about the 2014 boating season and taking advantage of trends to attract buyers of all ages and lifestyles.
HANCI: Niagara County Head Start, SynchroNet and Robert Kazeangin Jr. among honorees
Tue, May 27th 2014 05:35 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. will present seven awards at its annual meeting and luncheon at noon June 12 at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston. The nonprofit agency will also conduct elections for its board of directors.
 


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