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Veterinarian and pediatrician groups issue reminder about risk of Lyme disease in humans and pets
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:00 pm
Even during the last weeks of summer, it's important to remember children and pets are at greater risk of being infected with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis or Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Pegulas to purchase Bills
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 03:05 pm
Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula are set to become the next owners of the Buffalo Bills.
ESPN, WGRZ reporting Pegulas to purchase Bills
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 01:10 pm
Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula and his wife, Kim, are set to become the new owner of the Buffalo Bills, per reports issued today by WGRZ and EPSN.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Pegulas have a tentative agreement to buy the Bills. WGRZ Sports Director Adam Benigni said he has two sources indicating the Bills reached an agreement with the Pegulas.

Fathers encouraged to attend statewide 'Dads Take Your Child to School Day' on Sept. 16
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 07:00 am
Two state agencies that serve New York's families have encouraged fathers and significant male caregivers to participate in "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The annual event helps fathers across New York engage in their children's education.
Fall open houses at Niagara University
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University will open its doors to prospective undergraduate students twice this fall.
7-Eleven invites entrepreneurs to free franchise sales seminar
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:20 pm
If the idea of managing your own business with the support of the world's largest convenience retailer is appealing, mark your calendars. 7-Eleven Inc. is presenting a free franchising sales seminar Thursday, Sept. 18. It will take place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the 7-Eleven Training Center, 1100 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca.
Auto art on display at NACC
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:20 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center has announced its second auto art exhibition will take place in the Main Art Gallery, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. "Auto Art: Artists & Mechanics Showcase" runs Friday Sept. 12, through Saturday, Nov 15. The exhibit will feature 20-30 artists inspired by "the American love affair with the automobile."
Ransomville Manor hosts unique ice bucket challenge
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
Members of Ransomville Manor recently took part in a different form of ice bucket challenge. The adult home facility primarily has a mental health population and, as such, volunteers took the plunge to raise awareness for mental illness.
Co-inventor of nicotine patch to visit UB, discuss smoking treatments
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
Jed E. Rose, Ph.D., renowned smoking researcher and co-inventor of the nicotine patch, will visit the University at Buffalo Thursday to discuss new methods for smoking cessation.
An afternoon of art at Museum of disABILITY History
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
Calling all art and film enthusiasts: On Saturday, Sept. 13, the Museum of disABILITY History will present its latest "Person First Forum," hosted by Starlight Studio, Art Gallery director Carrie Marcotte, teaching artist Maggie Parks, and six participating artists.
Buffalo History Museum announces annual Red Jacket Awards recipients
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
The board of managers of The Buffalo History Museum has named community leader and philanthropist Mary Ann Kresse winner of its Red Jacket Award. The board will present the award at an annual dinner and ceremony at the museum Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m.
Annual Lewiston Country Fair returns next Saturday
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department together with the Lewiston Garden Club is sponsoring the 18th annual Lewiston Country Fair on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St., during the Community Yard Sale.
Geissler to speak at Arts Guild
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Susan Geissler, a nationally known sculptor of historic monuments, will speak at the Niagara Arts Guild meeting Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dale Association, Room 127, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Gleaning volunteers needed
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Plentiful Partnership of Niagara is in need of volunteers interested in rescuing produce that would otherwise go to waste, helping the food insecure/hungry, and keeping Niagara County produce local.
Tops Friendly Markets introducing 'Price Lock Guarantee' on hundreds of items
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, announced it is introducing "Tops Price Lock Guarantee" on hundreds of regularly purchased items sold at stores beginning Sept. 7 and running through Nov. 1.
Lewiston Police Department: You have questions. We have answers.
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 12:35 am
Though the Town of Lewiston Council rejected his request for a permissive referendum on the future of the Lewiston Police Department, village resident Ron Craft is intent on bringing the issue to the masses for a vote.
Dancers invited to audition for 'The Nutcracker' Sept. 13 at NACC
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 12:15 am
"The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s annual family-friendly holiday show, returns to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center Dec. 12 and 13. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
Niagara Wine Trail USA salutes harvest season
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 07:55 pm
From Sept. 19-21, the wineries of the Niagara Wine Trail will celebrate the 2014 harvest with their annual Harvest Festival weekend.
ECHDC holding Buffalo Outer Harbor presentation and open house
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 07:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Chairman Robert Gioia has announced the agency plans to hold a community open house to seek public input on a draft blueprint for the Buffalo Outer Harbor. The goal is to turn the long-neglected industrial property into a world-class mixed-use waterfront development that will combine open spaces and public waterfront access with economic activity and private investment.

Working with Empire State Development and Perkins+Will's San Francisco- and New York-based planning and architecture team, ECHDC officials want Western New Yorkers to review the draft plan, which was designed using the three preliminary plans created by the nearly 600 people who participated in multiple interactive meetings this summer.

Ceretto supports new multipurpose arena in Niagara Falls
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 05:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, a Niagara Falls native and ranking minority member of the Assembly Tourism Committee, today pledged to work with Niagara Falls Redevelopment Executive Roger Trevino to build a new multipurpose arena in the region.
Nearly 27 million watch 'NFL Kickoff' on NBC
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 05:25 pm
The Seattle Seahawks' 20-point victory over the Green Bay Packers in last night's "NFL Kickoff" on NBC was watched by 26.9 million viewers - up 7 percent from last year's opening-game, and ranking as the third-most watched "NFL Kickoff" game in the 13-year history of the event, according to fast national data released today by The Nielsen Company.
Lewiston Kiwanis active in community programs
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:35 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival is now underway at Academy Park.

Festival organizers from the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston are once again hard at work to raise money to benefit numerous Kiwanis programs for the Niagara and Western New York community. While this festival is its biggest event, it is by no means the only activity Kiwanis is involved in.

Truck goes pink for breast cancer
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:45 pm
United Materials unveiled the first all-pink ready mix concrete truck in Western New York at its corporate headquarters, 3949 Forest Parkway, Suite 400, Wheatfield, the morning of Sept. 4.
Wheatfield Lions go international
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:45 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club will hold its first "International Night" at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Wheatfield Lions Club pavilion. The event will include Lion Clubs from Canada and the U.S., including Fonthill, St. David's, Lewiston, Niagara and Pendleton and the host Wheatfield.
Walk to help Lions help others
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:45 pm
The Lions Clubs of Niagara County will host the 26th annual Lions Journey For Sight on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Royalton Ravine on Gasport Road in Gasport.
Quit smoking program
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:40 pm
For years, the University at Buffalo's QUIT program attained an impressive success rate in helping smokers - especially heavy smokers - stop the deadly habit and staying off permanently.
14th annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival to continue Celtic traditions in Western New York
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 07:00 am
Celtic tradition comes back to Niagara USA with the 14th annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games, set to take place Sept. 13-14 at Krull Park in the hamlet of Olcott Beach (just an hour away from both Buffalo and Rochester).
AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way, d!g Buffalo and Buffalo Open Data to host civic app symposium, 'Opportunities in Open Data'
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 07:00 am
Mobile and Web apps are changing the world and local communities, and Western New York is no exception. To further grow the technology and start up communities in Western New York, as well as promote social entrepreneurship, AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data have teamed up to host a civic app symposium titled "Opportunities in Open Data."
'Niagara Plunge' immerses freshmen in service learning
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:30 pm
Not in freezing water, as was the case when more than 300 new NU students completed the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" last weekend, but rather in the service-based mission that defines the Catholic and Vincentian institution.
Cuomo announces solar power program for schools to reduce costs and protect the environment
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the rollout of "K-Solar," a landmark program under the $1 billion "NY-Sun" initiative, to help public school districts throughout New York lower their energy costs with clean, local power. The program will provide schools with the tools, technical expertise and access to financing to make solar a realistic and affordable option for K-12 schools.

To date, a total of 40 school districts have registered to participate in the program, representing nearly 200 schools in communities across the state.

On display in Youngstown
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce donated a brochure rack to the Youngstown Business & Professional Association to display community information and membership packets in the community. The brochure rack is mounted to wall of the entranceway at Anchor Spirits.
Peach Festival will be better and bigger than ever before
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Peach Festival, the largest midway in Niagara County, combines delicious local food and fair treats, more than 40 classic carnival rides and games, as well as musical entertainment and competitions.
Lighthouse Café is back in Lockport
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
Celebrate the grand reopening of The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, at 7 p.m. Sept. 20. The featured musical artist of the evening will be Jay and Jenna (formerly of Come Sunday) with special guest Jonah Krull.
Denny to direct nutrition services at Memorial
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Patricia E. Denny, R.D., M.S.H.A., director of nutrition services.
Canalside wraps up most successful summer season ever
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:35 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has announced this summer exceeded all expectations, with more than 1 million visitors making their way down to Canalside for festivals, activities for children, concerts, arts and culture, fitness and more.
Peach Queen contestants visit Favorite's Pizza
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:35 pm
After their interviews with judges on Wednesday night at The Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q., the Peach Queen contestants ventured over to Favorite's Pizza, which donated a tray of pizza to each of them, as well as these awesome "I Love Pizza" shirts, and a slice.
Meet 'People of Cold Springs Cemetery' with Niagara History Center re-enactors
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Enjoy a stroll through the past with "The People of Cold Springs Cemetery," Sunday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. The Niagara History Center's "Step Back in Time Players" will take participants back to the 19th century to visit with famous Lockportians of days gone by, now residing in Cold Springs Cemetery.
NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual gala
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Five new distinguished student scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

This award is the most prestigious scholarship offered by the NCCC Foundation to incoming freshman.

BBB offers advice following reports of possible Home Depot data breach
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is responding to consumer inquiries regarding concerns linked to reports of a Home Depot data breach.
Niagara Falls turns teal to kick-off 'Globe-athon' in Buffalo
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Buffalo is joining the international movement "Globe-athon" on Friday with an event to raise awareness of silent, yet deadly "below the belt" cancers.
 


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