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Leadership Niagara: Grant will grow leadership development program to historic levels
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 05:10 pm
LYNC, the youth leadership program run by Leadership Niagara, will be able to include up to 100 area high school students thanks to a new commitment of $460,000 from the Irene E. Witkowski-Agrawal Foundation.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo's 21st Century Fund awards Explore & More Children's Museum $100,000 for exhibit designs
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Explore & More was awarded the 21st Century Fund's $100,000 grant to be used in the exhibit designs for the new children's museum set to open in the South Aud Block of Canalside on Buffalo's waterfront in 2016.

On March 27, members of the 21st Century Fund gathered to hear presentations from the final four contenders for the grant, including Explore & More, the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo, Habitat For Humanity and the YWCA of Niagara. Members voted that evening to select Explore & More as the recipient of the $100,000 award, out of an original field of 19 applicants.

Niagara County Fair logo contest has its winner
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County has announced the winner of the 2014 Niagara County Fair logo contest is Matthew McAuley of Lockport. The contest was open to Niagara County youth age 5 to 19 years. He will be awarded a $100 prize during the Farm-City Breakfast, the kick-off event for the Niagara County Fair each year.
New York State Parks welcomes spring boating season
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
As more moderate weather arrives across the state, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation welcomes boaters and anglers to take advantage of New York State's abundance of recreational waterways, while encouraging them to take common-sense precautions to stay safe.

For a safe and enjoyable boating season, State Parks recommends the following:

NYSDOT: Construction to begin on Walnut and Ferry avenues
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
New York State Department of Transportation Regional Director Darrell Kaminski has announced work will begin this week on a $1.8 million project to resurface US Route 62, Walnut and Ferry avenues, in the City of Niagara Falls.
Jennifer Cooper to be honored at SBA Small Business Week awards luncheon
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
Jennifer Cooper, owner of Cooper Sign Co. and Old Glory Flag and Banner of Niagara Falls, was selected by the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners as recipient of the chapter's Member of the Year Small Business Award. NAWBO Buffalo Niagara chose Cooper for her entrepreneurial drive and leadership within the organization, as well as the greater community.

The award will be presented to Cooper Wednesday, May 7, at the SBA Small Business Week awards luncheon at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

April is 'Dig Safely Month'
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
The New York State Public Service Commission is participating in the nationwide effort to recognize April as "Dig Safely Month," as a way to remind excavators and contractors state law requires them to call one of the state's toll-free one-call centers before starting any excavation or digging project.
Father James J. Maher, C.M., inaugurated as 26th president of Niagara University
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:45 am
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University's 26th president during a ceremony held Friday, April 4, in the Gallagher Center.
Ceretto discusses positive benefits of NFTA funding in new state budget
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:20 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, is highlighting increased funding in the state budget for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
Give to Gift of Life
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:20 am
The Gift of Life is holding its 16th annual golf and tennis tournament Monday, June 16. Golf will be at the Lancaster Country Club (6061 Broadway, Lancaster). Tennis will be at the Village Glen Tennis Club (162 Mill St., Williamsville).
Television legend Barbara Walters to make her final scheduled television appearances Friday, May 16
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:20 am
After more than five decades entertaining and informing generations of Americans, Barbara Walters says goodbye to daily television Friday, May 16, with her final co-host appearance on "The View," and a two-hour ABC primetime special celebrating her life - both on screen and off.
Artpark welcomes Blue Rodeo, 54-40, Ziggy Marley, Megadeth to Lewiston
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:05 am
Artpark & Company announced another batch of bands Monday in the "Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series. Tickets for these events will go on sale Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m.

Acts include:

Project Runway to celebrate first anniversary
Sat, Apr 5th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will celebrate Project Runway's first anniversary Friday, April 25, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.
Brennan's sold at auction; new operators envision June 1 opening
Sat, Apr 5th 2014 07:00 am
Spring has sprung, and winds of change are brewing in Youngstown.

Last Saturday, Cash Cunningham of Cash Realty & Auctions held an auction of the former Brennan's Irish Pub. Roughly 20 potential buyers attended the event. When all was said and done, it was Mike Fox who acquired the building

Yahoo! is presenting sponsor of 2014 Mighty Niagara Half Marathon to benefit Niagara Hospice
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:45 pm
Technology giant Yahoo!, a worldwide provider of communication tools on the Internet and mobile devices, and one of Niagara County's fastest-growing employers, has teamed up with Niagara Hospice to sponsor The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon. Yahoo! will be the presenting sponsor for the annual event, which raises money for the programs and services provided by Niagara Hospice.
Conference & Event Center welcomes large groups to downtown Niagara Falls
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:40 pm
The spring season is bringing more than just better temperatures to the area, as three large events are taking place at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls this first week of April.
Sanborn Boy Scout Troop 824 to collect donations for Community Missions
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:40 pm
This Saturday, local Boy Scout Troop 824, based in Sanborn, will team up with the Tops Friendly Market on Military Road in the Town of Niagara for "Good Turn for America." The troop has chosen Community Missions to receive the donations collected.
Schumer and Higgins call for immediate halt of efforts to close Amherst Social Security office
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:40 pm
Following a call with Social Security Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins are insisting the Social Security Administration halt all plans to close the field office in Amherst.
Artpark summer camp registration is now open
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:40 pm
Registration is underway for Artpark's annual summer day camps for children and teens, held throughout July and August. Visit www.artpark.net for more information on camps and a printable registration form.
Maziarz releases data on special pothole repair money coming to Niagara County
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:35 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz has announced the enacted 2014-15 state budget contains $40 million specifically for road repairs after this particularly harsh winter. Nearly $600,000 of this will be allocated for local governments in Niagara County in "Extreme Winter Recovery Grants."

This grant money comes on top of record-level funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, the normal mechanism for delivering state aid to municipalities for surface improvements on locally controlled thoroughfares.

Higgins pays tribute to Ralph Wilson on House Floor
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins recently took to the Floor of the House of Representatives to pay tribute to longtime Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr., who recently passed.
Spring construction boom hits Town of Niagara; Five Guys among tenants of project
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:35 pm
With the weather finally becoming more springlike, residents and visitors in the Town of Niagara as usual will start seeing more and more construction vehicles at work. But this year, more commercial construction than ever is expected, especially along Military Road.

Town of Niagara building inspector Chuck Haseley has been hard at work with building permits and plans to be presented to the town's Planning Board. It's not unusual for the town to have 600 to 800 building permits per year, but there has been nothing of this commercial magnitude within the last five years, he said.

Cuomo announces $245,000 in funding for two Western New York businesses
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced more than $245,000 in funding awards to two Western New York companies for projects that will create 35 new jobs in the region, and expand manufacturing capability, increase productivity, provide job training, and grow market share for their businesses.

The New York Power Authority trustees approved funding to Eden Valley Growers Inc., and Living Green Insulation Products and Services LLC.

This represents the fifth round of funding awards approved by the trustees from recommendations made by the Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board.

Child Advocacy Center of Niagara to host Clothesline Project at Niagara Falls Memorial
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:55 pm
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara and YWCA of Niagara will bring the Clothesline Project to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center from April 14-18.
Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. debuts new Niagara USA website
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:55 pm
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. launched its new website Wednesday as part of its quarterly sales meeting. Located at http://www.niagara-usa.com/, the website provides guests with numerous things to do and offers ways to explore Niagara Falls. It also provides trip-planning tips and hotel reservation options.
Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls launches new menu
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:55 pm
The Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, officially unveiled its new menu Wednesday. The global restaurant chain is promoting its new fare with the slogan "It Tastes As Good As It Sounds," which emphasizes the eatery's unique connection to the music industry.
Rivershore Inc. announces affiliation with People Inc.
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:50 pm
Rivershore Inc., a private Lewiston-based not-for-profit organization supporting people living with developmental and other disabilities in Niagara County, announced today it has become an affiliate of People Inc., Western New York's leading nonprofit human services agency.
Seneca Casinos unveils 2014 'Summer Rush' entertainment lineup
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:05 am
Officials with Seneca Gaming Corp. announced a blockbuster summer entertainment lineup they hope will delight tens of thousands of music and comedy lovers. The "Summer Rush" 2014 schedule was unveiled on a 20-by40-foot high-definition screen in the heart of the gaming floor at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel - a fitting display for a larger-than-life entertainment series.
Op-ed: Old Fort Niagara's visitor admissions up dramatically
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 10:20 am
When the New York Times named Niagara Falls to its list of "52 Places to Go in 2014" earlier this year, the iconic photo of the waterfalls themselves was not what was featured. Instead, a photo of Old Fort Niagara's French Castle was selected to accompany the article.
Erie Canal Discovery Center participates in Lockport 'Downtown Bunny Hop'
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 10:15 am
The Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., Lockport, will be a stop along Lockport's "Downtown Bunny Hop" Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Adults can enjoy a discounted, dollar-off admission of $5, and children's admission will be free, as always. The Discovery Center will present each child with treats of Easter candy and wooden nickels.
Niagara Catholic presents annual Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School presents its annual Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic, this year honoring Lou Fernandez, on Monday, July 21, at Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road, Youngstown. The golf tournament benefits Niagara Catholic students, scholarship funds and other school programs.
UB is recruiting 10 people with tinnitus to try new, implantable device that retrains 'hearing' brain
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Western New Yorkers suffering from tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, may have the opportunity to try a new device that is showing promise as a new treatment for the condition.
Laura DeBacco to head OB/GYN Center at Memorial
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Laura M. DeBacco, PA-C, will join The OB/GYN Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as its full-time coordinator effective April 14.
HARBORCENTER, Tim Hortons announce partnership
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 pm
HARBORCENTER President John Koelmel and Tim Hortons President and CEO Marc Caira have announced a one-of-a-kind Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop will open at HARBORCENTER this fall.
Higgins announces $221,000 grant for Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the House Cancer Caucus, announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded $221,589 in grant funding from the National Cancer Institute to go toward research into the disproportionate prevalence of prostate cancer in African Americans.
Maziarz comments on enacted state budget for 2014-15
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 06:55 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz released the following statement Tuesday:
2014 Scotty Bowman Showcase rosters announced
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the rosters for the 10th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase, which will take place Wednesday, April 9, at First Niagara Center.
Mississippi woman in MVA on Saunders Settlement Road
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:35 pm
On Monday at 12:39 p.m., the Cambria Volunteer Fire Co. was dispatched by the Niagara County Fire Control for a report of one-car rollover motor vehicle accident. A vehicle landed upright in the area of 4719 Saunders Settlement Road.
Michael Civisca to join top NYC entertainers for cabaret fundraiser
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:35 pm
Western New York's own Michael Civisca will join some of New York City's top nightclub entertainers for "Life is a Cabaret," a show celebrating Community Music School's 90th anniversary. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.
'Give for Greatness' announces expanded scope, round of funding to culturals
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:35 pm
Following a successful "Lawyers for the Arts" event that raised approximately $15,000, leaders from "Give for Greatness" and Arts Services Initiative of Western New York have announced plans to enhance "G4G's" activities and mission of raising funding and awareness for local cultural organizations. Under the plan, made possible by a grant from Fund for the Arts, "Give for Greatness" will become a program of ASI.
 


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