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Grand Island Board of Education hears proposal for video screen
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:05 am
School board trustees were briefed last Monday on a proposal to present the story of the founders of the Grand Island school district on a modern video screen.
Sabres to host SPCA Adopt-A-Pet event
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:05 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will host an SPCA Adopt-a-Pet event from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. The event, which will take place at the SPCA Serving Erie County in Tonawanda, will feature appearances by Sabres players.
Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls USA crushes on Valentine's Day
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Music is the language of love and Hard Rock speaks it fluently! Starting on Friday, Feb. 12, and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 14, Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls USA will give guests the ultimate Valentine's Day experience with nightly live music, including performances by Marty Peters, Amy Montrois Trio and Marsha McWilson.
Grand Island Town Board: Long Range Planning Committee reinstituted
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The wheels are in motion to draft a new town master plan.
Roundabout redesign: Ceretto asks DOT to make changes to the center of the traffic circle
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto is asking the Department of Transportation to redesign the roundabout at the intersection of Staley Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Money donated for Monuments for the Unborn
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 presented a donation to St. Stephen R.C. Church to fund the relocation of the church's Monuments for the Unborn.
'Swingtime Canteen!' on stage
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The one-act musical "Swingtime Canteen!" will be performed at 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-30, at the Youngstown First Presbyterian Church Hall, 100 Church St.
26th 'Doctors with a Heart Day' Feb. 13
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Rose Chiropractic P.C. will sponsor its 26th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at its Lewiston office.
Higgins announces support for NFTA rail extension through DL&W
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 01:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is encouraging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to pursue "alternative B," also known as the Buffalo River plan, in a study examining options to enhance access and expand connectivity along the southern end of the Metro Rail line in downtown Buffalo.
Plans for Stella Niagara Preserve unveiled
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 01:00 am
At an evening presentation held before roughly 100 people at the Lewiston Senior Center, Western New York Land Conservancy representatives unveiled both their vision plan and the concept plan for the preserve.
Oscars: Academy takes historic action to increase diversity
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 12:55 am
In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a sweeping series of substantive changes designed to make the Academy's membership, its governing bodies and its voting members, significantly more diverse.
Poloncarz reminds Erie County homeowners of property tax cap freeze credit program rebate checks
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 12:50 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz reminds Erie County homeowners to be on the lookout for rebate checks that are being issued this week as part of the state's property tax cap freeze credit program.
Belden Center improvements project plans held up
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:55 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee S. Wallace told residents at Tuesday's Town Board meeting he has received questions on the Belden Center improvements project, particularly, "What is dragging the project down?"
Celebrating winter: First Wheatfield Winterfest planned with activities for all
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:50 am
Both the Town of Wheatfield's Civic Advisory Focus Group and Recreation Department have come together to plan and host the town's first Winterfest, to be held from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Town Hall complex.
Inaugural NT Common Council outreach evening planned
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:35 am
North Tonawanda Common Council President Russ Rizzo announced the Inaugural Council Outreach Evening, where residents will have an opportunity to speak directly with their elected representatives.
Parent Network sets family events
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:35 am
The Parent Network of WNY has announced its upcoming workshops in Niagara County during the month of February.
Bengal Pride: Buffalo State launches alumni legacy scholarship
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:00 am
Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner announced details Thursday about the college's new legacy scholarship, which aims to bring children of alumni living outside of New York back to Buffalo State and Western New York.
New urgent care option coming to Niagara County
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:00 am
People needing medical care when their physician isn't available will have another option beginning Feb. 1, when urgent care comes to western Niagara County.
UB and Erie County join forces to fight opioid abuse
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:00 am
The University at Buffalo and Erie County are joining forces to develop a comprehensive approach to fight Western New York's opioid abuse epidemic.
You know his son: Nicholas F. Minicucci Sr. passes
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 04:50 pm
Nicholas F. Minicucci Sr., 90, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully at his home with his devoted wife at his side on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Born in Niagara Falls, he was the son of the late Eugene and Julia (Floramo) Minicucci.
HARBORCENTER announces 2016 spring showcase tournaments
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:45 pm
HARBORCENTER Vice President and Director of Hockey Nik Fattey today announced the schedule for the 2016 HARBORCENTER Spring Showcase youth hockey tournaments.
NU partners with new hospitality and tourism training center in Vietnam
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
Niagara University has entered into a formal international partnership with a new Vietnamese hospitality and tourism training center that's aligned with the five-star Imperial Hotel in Vung Tau.
Queen City Roller Girls: Subzero Sirens to debut against Hamilton's Hammer City Rollers
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
The Queen City Roller Girls will debut of the Subzero Sirens this Saturday at RiverWorks. The skaters will take on the Hammer City Harlots from Hamilton.
Poloncarz provides Erie County support to Buffalo's Opportunity Pledge
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, along with numerous county commissioners and employees, today joined Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to affix his signature to Buffalo's Opportunity Pledge.
Pancakes with purpose: IHOP restaurants offer free pancakes nationwide for 11th annual National Pancake Day
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
On March 8, pancake lovers nationwide will once again flock to their local IHOP restaurant to enjoy one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in celebration of the brand's annual National Pancake Day.
Niagara County putting focus on leadership
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 05:05 pm
The leadership of top government posts that report to the Office of County Manager will be scrutinized for effectiveness and results, after County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz advised department heads to submit résumés for review.
Buffalo Sabres: Game-worn jersey auction running until Jan. 27
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team is holding a game-worn jersey auction that is currently running on auction.NHL.com until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York awards $118,440 in grants to artists and organizations in Erie and Niagara
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, has announced the recipients of the 2016 decentralization (DEC) grant programs.
First Niagara to join community partners in hosting home ownership seminar
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:25 pm
First Niagara Financial Group will participate with West Side and Black Rock Riverside Housing Services, Belmont Housing Services and Specsure Property Inspections in a free homebuyer seminar to help first-time home buyers gain access to the information and resources they need to become confident, educated and prepared consumers.
Poloncarz issues executive order establishing opioid task force
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz signed into effect the 14th executive order of his administration, ordering the establishment of an opioid epidemic task force to coordinate a response to the opioid crisis sweeping across Erie County.
UB School of Management students offer free tax preparation services
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:15 pm
IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will again provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $53,000.
Buffalo Junior Sabres announce partnership with Academy of Hockey
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:05 pm
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres Youth Hockey Organization announced a partnership with the Academy of Hockey to enhance the organization's standing as one of the elite youth hockey organizations in the U.S.
National Wild Turkey Federation honors WNY environmental conservation officer
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:00 pm
The National Wild Turkey Federation named New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Conservation Officer Nathaniel Mead the 2015 New York Officer of the Year, Acting DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
New York Lottery announces new draw station lineup
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:00 pm
The New York State Gaming Commission Division of the Lottery has announced changes to its statewide network of TV stations with exclusive rights to air its daily drawings. All changes are effective immediately.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Niagara, Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition to host two free tax prep sites
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:45 pm
Every tax season, unsuspecting low-income residents fall victim to tax preparation firms that use hidden charges and recommend unnecessary and expensive tax refund products like refund anticipation loans or refund anticipation checks to make a profit at the expense of citizens' deserved tax refunds.
State of Niagara County: McNall urges fiscal restraint, review of county government leadership
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:25 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, delivered a policy-heavy State of the County address Tuesday, as he presided over his second meeting since succeeding longtime Legislature Chairman William L. Ross of Wheatfield.
NTCC announces new board members
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:25 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. announced the appointment of four new members to its board of directors.
HARBORCENTER announces finalists in public art contest
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:25 pm
HARBORCENTER announced six finalists in its public art contest Tuesday. The six designs are now displayed online, where a public vote is underway to select the winner.
Food Bank of Western New York awarded $500,000 grant from The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 02:15 pm
The Food Bank of Western New York was awarded a $500,000 grant from The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to perform critical capital improvements to increase efficiency, better meet the growing need in Western New York, and ensure the continued success of the organization.
Schumer: Feds approve $50 million modernization project for US plaza at Lewiston-Queenston Bridge
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 07:55 pm
Standing at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer today announced the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. General Services Administration have heeded his call and given final approval to the $50 million modernization of the bridge in Western New York.