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Niagara-Wheatfield: Audits, taxes and insurance costs focus of school board meeting
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:45 am
District residents expressed frustration with policies at the Aug. 6 Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District school board meeting.
Niagara County Department of Health plans disaster animal sheltering exercise with free microchipping
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
The Department of Homeland Security requires county emergency management plans to demonstrate animal management capabilities in disasters. Specific capabilities include emergency animal sheltering, and animal identification and tracking mechanisms to minimize the time and economic resources expended in the animal-owner reunification process in disasters.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces Class of 2014 inductees
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
The president of VH1, a legendary punk rocker, a guitar-picking rock critic and a bevy of horn players will be among the Class of 2014 inductees entering the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.
Time Warner Cable deploys AMBER Alert to cable technicians
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
Time Warner Cable has announced that all of its 18,000 cable technicians around the country have been deployed with technology that allows them to receive AMBER Alerts when they are in the area of an active alert, and training to be vigilant and contact law enforcement if they see the abducted child.
NTCC partners with City of Niagara Falls to implement multilingual signage for international visitors
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has partnered with the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Police Department to implement multilingual signage throughout the city in an effort to provide a friendly reminder to international visitors to keep their valuables in check while vacationing to the region.
Boys of Summer headline corvette cruise-in on Old Falls Street
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
The corvettes are coming! The corvettes are coming! Old Falls Street is welcoming the Corvettes of Buffalo during the group's 10th annual caravan weekend, this Saturday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sevenson drivers honored for safety behind the wheel
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
Sevenson Environmental Services Inc. of Niagara Falls has honored four of its tractor-trailer drivers for a combined 1.2 million miles of safe driving.
Ceretto applauds extension of public comment period on CWM expansion
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto applauded the decision of the state Department of Environmental Conservation to extend the public comment period on the proposed expansion of the CWM landfill by 45 days to Oct. 20. Ceretto sent a letter to the DEC commissioner asking for this extension to be granted.
Public comment period on CWM landfill proceeding extended to Oct. 20
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
The facility siting board and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens extended the public comment period by 45 days for Chemical Waste Management's application to construct and operate a new landfill at the company's existing facility in the towns of Porter and Lewiston due to extensive public interest and requests for additional time to comment on the permit application.
Gia Arnold ends campaign
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:00 am
It is with sincerest apologies that I must step away from actively campaigning this election cycle.
Seniors with pets: The untapped pet travel market
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 07:00 am
More and more people are traveling with their pets these days, and businesses are taking notice. Pet-friendly business practices are popping up all over - from banks that open their doors to both pets and people, to restaurants with special doggie menus, to pet-friendly hotels that offer canine guests a specially crafted welcome basket.
Peach Queen court prepares for pageant
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:35 pm
The Peach Queen contestants have been busy attending events and volunteering, and recently participated in two new events.
Niagara University named to Princeton Review's 'Best in Northeast,' 'Green' lists
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:35 pm
Niagara University is among the best and most environmentally friendly colleges in the entire Northeast, according to The Princeton Review.
Niagara University offering backpacking trip through Vietnam
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
Niagara University is set to offer a 20-day backpacking expedition through Vietnam May 17-June 5, 2015.
Higgins stands with FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai in opposition to sports blackouts
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
Standing with Congressman Brian Higgins in Buffalo Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai announced his support for eliminating the FCC's sports blackout rule.
OUN: Talent show applications accepted through Aug. 22
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
All individuals age 14 and above with a developmental disability living in or attending school/program in Niagara County are invited to tryout for the upcoming Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara talent show.
First Niagara, Buffalo Bisons host a baseball clinic for local underserved children
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 01:20 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and the Buffalo Bisons are teaming up to provide a baseball clinic for children enrolled in the Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program. The clinic will take place Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. until noon at Coca-Cola Field.
17th annual 'Celebrity Bartending Night' fundraiser at Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 01:20 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's 17th annual "Celebrity Bartending Night" is set for Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-9 p.m. at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., 432 Center St., Lewiston The event will benefit more than 600 individuals the agency serves with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Niagara goes teal for ovarian cancer awareness
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 11:05 am
An unusual site will be seen in the Niagara region Friday, Sept. 5. WNY Ovarian Cancer Project is hosting a premier fundraising event called "Teal Niagara Falls - Teal the World" at the Top of the Falls Restaurant in Niagara Falls State Park. Niagara Falls will be colored teal to generate funds for ovarian cancer awareness programs and survivorship services.
Mount St. Mary's golf tournament raises $24,000
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 11:00 am
The Louis J. Fernandez Memorial Golf Tournament, coordinated by the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital, raised more than $24,000 this year at the Niagara Frontier Country Club.
'ARTsPARKed' offers music, food, theater and art ... with a twist
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 07:05 am
Live music, art vendors, food trucks, dance performances and art activities for children are just some of the happenings that will be a part of Artpark's new festival, "ARTsPARKed," on Saturday, Aug. 16.
Old Fort Niagara: 'War of 1812 Encampment' features night battle
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara's final summer event will take place Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend as the historic site presents its annual "War of 1812 Encampment." The highlight of the event is a Saturday night battle, which recreates the British capture of Fort Niagara in December 1813.
Annual Summer Cider festival pours into Niagara
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 07:00 am
Local cider lovers, rejoice: BlackBird Cider Works is pleased to announce the return of the Summer Cider Festival. The fourth annual event will be Sunday, Aug. 24, from noon to 6 p.m. at BlackBird Cider Works, 8503 Lower Lake Road, Barker.
ECHDC announces plans to light connecting terminal grain elevator
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 04:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met and approved two contracts that will move forward and start construction on a permanent lighting installation at the Connecting Terminal grain elevator in Buffalo.
Nik Wallenda accomplishes major skywalk at 175th Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:15 am
As the sun set on the midway Sunday, daredevil and high-wire artist Nik Wallenda eased his way along a 1,400-foot wire, 125 feet in the air, over the 175th Erie County Fair. Record-breaking crowds watched in anticipation as Wallenda navigated the wire, which was the size of a nickel in diameter, slowly and cautiously to the finish.
BBB tips for summer fair/festival purchases
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:15 am
August is the time for fairs and festivals. With many of these come cotton candy, fried foods, rides and out-of-town vendors and sellers. If you're thinking of making a purchase at the Erie County Fair or other county fair, at an arts and crafts event, the New York State Fair or other festival, Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York wants consumers to consider these tips before your buy.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The purpose of this observance is to highlight the importance of immunizations, one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th century, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Bring your favorite teddy bear to ride the carrousel at 'Teddy Bear Picnic'
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum invites children to bring their favorite teddy bear (or other stuffed animal) to the "Teddy Bear Picnic" from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Aug. 14.
Schneiderman and A.G.s of 29 states urge FDA to strengthen proposed regulation of e-cigarettes
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, together with the attorneys general of Illinois, Indiana, and Massachusetts, co-sponsored a letter submitted to the Food and Drug Administration that was signed by 29 state attorneys general.
Collins to host assistance to firefighters grant workshop
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
The office of Congressman Chris Collins will host an informational workshop where staff members with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide an overview of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
2014 Lewiston Art Festival winners
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 11:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed its 2014 Lewiston Art Festival winners.
NFHA's environmental leadership program has spots available for local youth
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Housing Authority invites children ages 12 and older to participate in its annual "Adventures in Environmental Leadership" program. This unique learning experience provides students with the opportunity to explore local waterways while learning about science and the environment.
Sun-protective clothing: Why it's worth it
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:10 pm
The Skin Cancer Foundation encourages people to enjoy the outdoors while still protecting themselves from the sun. One way to protect yourself is with clothing, which is the single most effective form of sun protection for the body. It's a great way to shield your skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, which account for 86 percent of melanomas and about 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers.
Collins helps secure $118,137 in grants for three local fire companies
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:05 pm
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $118,137 in federal funding for three local fire companies. The local fire companies are the Depew Fire Co., the Bergen Fire Department and the Upper Mountain Fire Co.
Niagara County participates for second year in field trial of new oral rabies vaccine
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:05 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division will participate in a nationally coordinated effort to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies with 14 other states and Canada through dissemination of the newer rabies vaccine ONRAB.
'Thunder on the Niagara' to be held at Gratwick Riverside Park
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:00 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt announced during a press conference the 2014 "Thunder on the Niagara" boat racing event will be "bigger and better" than the past eight years.
Holy Ghost Lutheran School teacher Poreda attends Space Academy
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 09:00 am
"Summer vacation" and "teacher" - when used in the same sentence these words typically produce responses varying from eye-rolling and head-shaking to exclamations of "Boy, it would be nice to have a job that gave me summers off."
Mixed response to petition to dissolve LPD
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 08:00 am
A petition to dissolve the Lewiston Police Department into the Niagara County Sheriff's Office has received mixed reactions from residents, police and town officials.
Village of Lewiston has big plans for waterfront
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 08:00 am
The mayor recently met with business leaders and members of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and revealed plans to bolster Lewiston's waterfront. Collesano envisions additional parking, a recreation area, and a museum highlighting the village's transportation history.
Great Contraption Race an enjoyable success
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:55 am
The first-ever Great Contraption Race, held to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation of Lewiston, went off without a hitch last Saturday morning in the lower Niagara River waters between Lewiston and Youngstown.
 


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