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Obituary for Mary Ann Gross Bishara
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 06:00 pm
Mary Ann Gross Bishara, R.N., passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, after a brief illness. She was born on Feb. 14, 1943, to the late William and Mary (Knickerbocker) Gross in Buffalo.
DEC seeks input on Lake Ontario fisheries
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 05:55 pm
The public will have the opportunity to learn about the status of Lake Ontario fisheries and provide input on future trout and salmon management at public meetings in Oswego, Niagara and Monroe counties this September, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Teen driving program comes to Darien Lake
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 05:55 pm
On Oct. 1-2, Darien Lake will play host to an award-winning teen safe driving program called "Ford Driving Skills For Life. "Schools across the region have been receiving an open invitation for their students to participate in a free training for driving-aged students.
ECHDC: Buffalo Outer Harbor's lighter, quicker, cheaper projects moving forward
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 04:55 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and approved a $1.56 million contract with Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects LLP (TWLA) for architectural and engineer services on the Outer Harbor designed to enhance access and facilitate greater public use and enjoyment of Buffalo's waterfront.
Erie County Department of Social Services report: Average child protective worker caseload below 15
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 03:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' ("ECDSS") monthly report to the Erie County Legislature for August indicates the average child protective worker caseload has dipped below 15, the state-recommended maximum.
Driver charged in Wheatfield double fatal crash
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 03:15 pm
Twenty-year-old Carly Marrs of North Tonawanda is facing charges after her vehicle struck and killed two teens last month on Wheatfield's Shawnee Road, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday.
NT 'Healing Field' honors those who have served, victims and first responders of 9/11
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 01:25 pm
To mark the 15th anniversary of the tragedy that shook the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of people paid their respects to victims and first responders, as well other servicemen and women, during North Tonawanda's first "Healing Field" event at Gratwick Riverside Park.
A Peach Queen is named
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 08:00 am
For the second year in a row, rain threatened to mar the Peach Queen Pageant finals at the Niagara County Peach Festival. Fortunately, the final round went off as planned, with the finalists on stage at Academy Park.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission to host third annual banquet of hope
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will host its third annual fundraising banquet to celebrate and support the work it's accomplished.
GI Professional Women's Chapter to meet, present scholarship
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter, New York State Women Inc., will present its new scholarship at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks, 201 Whitehaven Road.
Wishes for a Warrior to support Mary Dunbar-Daluisio
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 07:00 am
Fuccillo Automotive Group will host Wishes for a Warrior, a fundraiser for Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Radisson Niagara Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road.
HAL explores Niagara Gorge at September meeting
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's September program is titled "The Niagara Gorge and its 12,000 Year Story." The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
At the Peach Festival
Sun, Sep 11th 2016 01:55 pm
Here are some images from the first two days of the 59th annual Niagara County Peach Festival. Despite some rain, the Lewiston Kiwanis Club fundraiser had steady crowds.
Peach Festival 'Taste Off' winners announced
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 06:40 pm
Saturday afternoon featured one of the 59th annual Niagara County Peach Festival's highlight events: the peach recipe "Taste Off." Children and adults competed together on the Academy Park bandshell stage, making everything from pies and cakes to trifles and savory dishes.
Assemblyman Ceretto to pause campaign to honor victims of 9/11
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 11:35 am
"On Sunday, Sept. 11, I will be pausing my campaign to reflect on the tragedy our nation experienced 15 years ago. This is not a time for politics; it's a time for remembrance."
'Paladino Plaza': Village talks SEQR, sets traffic study public hearing
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 08:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston took no action Tuesday on the State Environmental Quality Review Act process related to Ellicott Development's intent to build a 4.1-acre mixed-use plaza on Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. They did schedule a public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, to review the traffic study prepared by SRF Associates for Ellicott Development.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Motor vehicle accidents continue to climb at record pace
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 07:00 am
Fire Chief Matt Osinski has voiced his concern over the fact that Grand Island firefighters and medics have had to contend with more than 30 motor vehicle accidents since June 29, one of which involved a fatality.
W.O.W. to begin with celebration Sept. 15
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 07:00 am
With the 2016-17 season, Women of the Word begin their 29th year of interdenominational Christian Bible study on Grand Island, hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road.
'The Maize' returns to Wheatfield
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:40 am
"The Maize" attraction at 3901 Niagara Falls Blvd., in the Town of Wheatfield, has been around since 2001, with its last season ending in 2012 after the owner was in the process of selling the land.
Great Lakes Medical Imaging joins department of radiology in Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:15 am
The University at Buffalo announced Friday that the 35 practicing radiologists employed by Great Lakes Medical Imaging (GLMI) are joining the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as full-time faculty members in the department of radiology.
Gilbert assumes administrative roles with Sabres, HarborCenter
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:55 pm
Buffalo Sabres President Russ Brandon today officially announced Michael Gilbert has been promoted to the role of Buffalo Sabres vice president of administration and general manager of HarborCenter. Brandon also announced Chris Bandura will assume control of all media relations duties for the Sabres and Buffalo Bandits (NLL), and will be the primary media contact for the Sabres as director of media relations.
Buffalo Sabres: 2016 training camp opens Sept. 22
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will open its main training camp on Thursday, Sept. 22, when veteran players are expected to report for testing and physicals.
Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial announce joint effort to promote economic growth, workforce development
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:55 pm
Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, two of the region's most service-oriented institutions, today announced they have engaged in a joint effort to promote economic growth, enhance workforce development and expand international tourism.
My One Buffalo now available on Bills mobile app
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:50 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment today announced the new My One Buffalo features are now available on the Buffalo Bills mobile app. The newly designed Bills app now features an innovative feel for quicker access and easier navigation, along with direct access to My One Buffalo.
Ortt delivers a total of $35,000 to help victims of domestic violence
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 06:25 pm
As part of this year's state budget, Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, secured a total of $35,000 to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Niagara County.
Collins announces application period for Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 04:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, announced the application period for the Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program for fiscal year 2016.
Public forums set for citizens to take part in 2017 Erie County community development program
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced upcoming citizen forums to help determine the needs and priorities of low- and moderate-income residents residing within the Erie County Community Development ("CD") Block Grant Consortium.
New musicians to join Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:55 pm
When the BPO's new season begins Sept. 17, there will be several new faces onstage. The BPO has recently hired a principal oboe, a second oboe and a section French horn. Each was chosen through an international audition process.
Lewiston Jazz Festival names Soluri a Jazz Ambassador
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:35 pm
The 15th anniversary of the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival was celebrated Aug. 26-27, presenting more than 30 jazz performances on five stages spanning the village's Center Street corridor.
Higgins asks Canada to increase border staffing to reduce delays
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, said he is encouraged that progress will be made to address staffing issues on the border between the U.S. and Canada following today's Northern Border Caucus meeting in Washington, D.C., with Canadian Ambassador David MacNaughton.
Here is your Peach Festival guide
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 02:35 pm
Headed to the Niagara County Peach Festival this weekend? Here's everything you need to know before you go.
Moving Day shows how movement helps battle Parkinson's
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 12:00 pm
Coca Cola Field will come alive this weekend with the National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York's fifth annual Moving Day. More than 1,000 people are expected to fill the centerfield pavilion area on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Fundraiser to help children find their voice
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:55 pm
Two Islanders are organizing an upcoming fundraiser for programs and research into a rare speech disorder with the ultimate goal of helping children "find their voice."
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Swagler, Tucker named 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce recently named Sarah Swagler and Jacob Tucker as 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors.
Kayaker surge creating issues on area waterways
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:40 pm
Summer is nearing its end and, with that, another boating season on the Western New York scene.
Buffalo Museum presents Buffalo's biggest bubble-bration: Bubblefest 2016
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:30 pm
The Buffalo Museum of Science proudly presents Bubblefest on Saturday, Sept. 17, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the venue, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.
Niagara University religious studies professor celebrates golden jubilee, publication of fifth book
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:15 pm
As Niagara University welcomes its students back to campus this week, one of the institution's foremost scholars is celebrating a pair of milestones.
Statement from A.G. Schneiderman on closure of ITT Technical Institute
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 01:55 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on the announcement that ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit college operated by ITT Educational Services Inc., with campuses in Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo, will be closing its doors:
HAL explores Niagara Gorge at September meeting
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:55 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's September program is titled "The Niagara Gorge and its 12,000 Year Story." The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
UB's enrollment is trending upward
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:45 am
It's tough to characterize a whole class of nearly 4,000 students with attributes like ambitious, intellectually curious and driven. Suffice it to say that the University at Buffalo's incoming freshman class is all of those - and more. These students are record-breakers.