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UB and Roswell Park receive $1.85M grant to launch stem cell research program
Sat, May 16th 2015 05:00 pm
University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers have been awarded a $1.85 million grant to create an interdisciplinary stem cell research training program.
UB to hold 169th commencement Sunday
Sat, May 16th 2015 05:00 pm
More than 1,300 students are candidates to receive degrees during University at Buffalo's 169th university commencement to be held at 10 a.m. May 17 in Alumni Arena, North Campus.
Gary C. Tucker to become president and CEO of Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Sat, May 16th 2015 04:55 pm
Catholic Health has announced Gary C. Tucker, FACHE, will be named president and CEO of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center when the hospital joins the health system July 1. Tucker currently serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Lewiston hospital.
New leadership preparing for summer at Buffalo Launch Club
Sat, May 16th 2015 04:15 pm
The 112-year-old Buffalo Launch Club is headed in a new direction - and with a new executive team.
Lewiston considers revals of property
Sat, May 16th 2015 10:00 am
" 'Revals' are never a fun word; it's costly; it's necessary."
Youngstown residents voice concerns, trying to make village a better place
Sat, May 16th 2015 10:00 am
With the summer months approaching and Youngstown visitor traffic increasing, residents are making sure to adequately inform the Board of Trustees of their concerns about the community.
Faith Night at the Ballpark
Sat, May 16th 2015 07:00 am
St. Peter Lutheran Church of Sanborn is sponsoring Faith Night at the Ballpark at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Sal Maglie Stadium, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
'Soldiers Through the Ages' at Fort Niagara
Sat, May 16th 2015 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara's timeline spans more than four centuries of history, from the earliest relationships with the Native Americans through the Cold War.
State Parks offering online safe boating education course
Sat, May 16th 2015 07:00 am
New York's Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation reports boaters and personal watercraft operators can now obtain a boating safety certificate by successfully completing an approved online course.
Chamber Gala: 10 years in the making
Fri, May 15th 2015 11:55 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, May 15, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
AAA: 37.2 million Americans to kick off summer with a Memorial Day getaway
Fri, May 15th 2015 05:00 pm
AAA Travel projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year, and the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years.
Mount St. Mary's receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite
Fri, May 15th 2015 04:55 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, a New York state-designated stroke center, has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite.
Whirlpool State Park advisory
Fri, May 15th 2015 04:55 pm
Beginning immediately, access at Whirlpool State Park will be partially limited due to construction to rebuild the overlook and rim trail.
Grillmasters: Lifesaving tips from FASNY
Fri, May 15th 2015 11:40 am
With Memorial Day Weekend swiftly approaching, many people will begin hosting backyard barbecues and using their grill for the first time in many months. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York reminds residents to make this favorite summertime activity a safe one by following some important fire safety tips.
Ambitious plans unveiled for UB Law School's Advocacy Institute
Fri, May 15th 2015 11:35 am
A longtime University at Buffalo Law School professor who has spent a lot of time in courtrooms throughout the nation is unveiling ambitious plans for the school's Advocacy Institute, which helps students and legal practitioners develop essential skills in litigation and advocacy.
New York Army National Guard soldiers receive new rank, new responsibilities
Fri, May 15th 2015 11:35 am
Major Gen. Patrick A. Murphy, the adjutant general for the state of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Despite Amtrak tragedy, rail travel remains safer than driving, UB researcher says
Fri, May 15th 2015 11:35 am
Tuesday's Amtrak derailment, which resulted in at least eight deaths and many injuries, is a tragic event, said Dietrich Jehle, M.D., professor of emergency medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
More concerts added to Artpark lineup
Fri, May 15th 2015 10:00 am
Funtime Presents is bringing two additional acts to Artpark's Mainstage Theater later this summer.
Donate blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day
Fri, May 15th 2015 09:00 am
The American Red Cross seeks eligible donors to give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day, June 14, and throughout the summer to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.
North Tonawanda voices discontent with fireworks legislation
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Common Council is speaking out against a resolution passed in the Niagara County Legislature Tuesday allowing the sale of sparklers and novelty fireworks in the weeks surrounding the Fourth of July and New Year's Day.
Errick Road Girls on the Run Program a huge success
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
Errick Road Elementary School Counselor Jennifer Henry and teacher Brooke Harris started the "Girls on the Run" afterschool program because of the positive impact it has made on girls' lives in other schools that participate in the nationwide program.
Saraceni Pools & Spas celebrates 30 years
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
Now that school is winding down for the year, everyone is thinking about summer, going to the beach and swimming in their pools. If you don't have your own pool, now is the perfect time to get one.
Pikas inducted into Veterans Honor Society
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
Bohdan Pikas, professor of marketing, was inducted as an honorary inductee into the SALUTE honor society, Niagara University chapter, at a ceremony held April 29.
Town of Niagara: Wallace seeks re-election
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:15 pm
Lee S. Wallace has announced his re-election bid for the position of supervisor in the Town of Niagara this year. Wallace is a lifetime resident of the town and, prior to being elected supervisor, was an employee of the Town for over 40 years.
North Tonawanda History Museum announces new hours
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:30 pm
Beginning Monday, June 1, the North Tonawanda History Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday (except July 3 to July 6) through Aug. 31. It will also be open Sunday, July 19, the first day of Canal Fest. The rest of the year, the history museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Mark Kelso headlines youth football symposium
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:30 pm
Former Buffalo Bill Mark Kelso and the Niagara Erie Youth Sports Association will host a youth football symposium at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at LaSalle Preparatory, 7436 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
'Making of a Dancer' takes stage Saturday
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:05 pm
The Feder School of Classical Ballet presents a ballet demonstration, "Making of a Dancer," at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center auditorium (second floor), 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Andres announces bid for re-election
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:20 pm
Rich Andres of North Tonawanda has announced his candidacy for a second term in the Niagara County Legislature.
James H. Cummings Foundation to underwrite rehab facility at Memorial's new Cardiac/Stroke Care Center
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:05 pm
The James H. Cummings Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant to underwrite an onsite rehabilitation therapy facility at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Kenan Center to present 45th annual 100 American Craftsmen show
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:05 pm
One of the region's longest-running juried craft shows that remains devoted exclusively to fine, contemporary craft art, 100 American Craftsmen traditionally features a mix of veteran and new artisans in clay, metal, wood, leather, glass, paper, jewelry, wearable fiber and textiles, and mixed media.
Public meeting scheduled for input on Red Jacket Natural Habitat Park
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning has announced a public meeting to receive public input on concept designs for river and shoreline restorations at Erie County's Red Jacket Natural Habitat Park at the foot of Smith Street in Buffalo.
Rob Bilson announces bid for Niagara County Legislature
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:00 pm
First-time candidate Robert Bilson, a resident of Niagara Falls, has announced his candidacy for the 3rd District of the Niagara County Legislature. Bilson will challenge Mark J. Grozio, D-Niagara Falls, a one-term incumbent.
Agencies partner to provide mental health services at Lockport's Peer Recovery Respite Center
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:00 pm
The Peer Recovery Respite Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can be reached at 716-433-6543.
Poloncarz announces modest county budget surplus anticipated for 2014
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the County Division of Budget and Management is projecting Erie County will end fiscal year 2014 with a modest surplus of approximately $2.5 million following specific expenditure amendments to address immediate areas of need.
Lewiston interfaith memorial service honors officers killed on duty
Thu, May 14th 2015 02:50 pm
As part of National Police Week, law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Poloncarz, Hoak honor Rose Marie Hall as 2015 Erie County Senior of the Year
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak and members of Senior Services department as well as family members of Ms. Rose Marie "Ro" Hall as he recognized Hall as Erie County's Senior of the Year for 2015.
ESD: $12 million in Market NY tourism grants available in round V of Regional Economic Development Councils
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:30 pm
Empire State Development has announced that up to $12 million in Market NY grants, to fund projects that will increase tourism and create job opportunities, are available to businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and other entities through round V of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
To protect college education, Collins and Farenthold introduce PACT Act
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:25 pm
Congressmen Chris Collins, R-NY-27, and Blake Farenthold (Texas) released the following statements after introducing the Protecting All College Tuition Act.
50 years later, Vietnam veteran set to earn Niagara University degree
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 pm
The straight line Kevin Macaulay will walk across stage to receive his associate's degree from Niagara University this Saturday will be in stark contrast to the long and winding road that led him to that moment.
Rychlik combines heart, head knowledge at yoga studio
Wed, May 13th 2015 05:25 pm
Annie Rychlik was trained at the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo and recently opened Down Dog Yoga in the Cayuga Street mini-plaza in Lewiston.