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HAL shares history of Botanical Gardens
Tue, May 10th 2016 10:50 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's May program is titled, "History of the Buffalo Botanical Gardens." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
'Race for Education' at 2nd annual St. Peter's 5K Run/Walk
Tue, May 10th 2016 10:50 am
St. Peter R.C. School invites the community to participate in its second annual St. Peter's 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness for the school. Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, runners will travel through the historic Village of Lewiston and Artpark.
Billoni: Thomas Dee and team rebuilding Buffalo's waterfront, reputation
Mon, May 9th 2016 04:55 pm
An hour after the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced an exciting, diverse Canalside summer 2016 concert lineup on May 3, Thomas P. Dee relaxes in the early evening sunshine outside, on the Aud Block, once home to the historic Western terminus of one of our country's greatest engineering achievements, the Erie Canal.
PHOTOS: Savoring smelt in Lewiston
Mon, May 9th 2016 04:25 pm
A large crowd came out to the Lewiston waterfront Friday, May 6, for the annual Smelt Festival. The Niagara River Anglers fried up over 400 pounds of the tasty little fish, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce helped to dish them out.
Bowman to serve as grand marshal for VFW Memorial Day parade
Mon, May 9th 2016 04:10 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post 7487, announced Col. Brian S. Bowman, wing commander of the 914th Airlift Wing at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, will serve as the honorary grand marshal for the annual VFW Memorial Day Parade, remembrance ceremony and community luncheon.
Two NU students triumphant at American Chemical Society Research Symposium
Mon, May 9th 2016 04:00 pm
A pair of Niagara University students took home top prizes from the Western New York American Chemical Society's Undergraduate Research Symposium, which was held April 9 at Canisius College.
Higgins presents military service medals to Cpl. Gary Jeter
Mon, May 9th 2016 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins recognized the service of U.S. Army Cpl. Gary Jeter with a special presentation of military medals earned during the Korean War.
Mount St. Mary's Cogdill named WNY Nurse of Distinction
Mon, May 9th 2016 03:55 pm
Maryann Cogdill, director of OB/GYN services at the Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, has been named the Nurse of Distinction for Western New York. The Professional Nurses Association of Western New York sponsors the annual recognition.
Erie County: Poloncarz, officials join to promote motorcycle safety, awareness
Mon, May 9th 2016 03:50 pm
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, with increased ridership and more bikes on the road.
AARP Foundation announces local grant award to help grow student reading success
Mon, May 9th 2016 03:30 pm
Read to Succeed Buffalo recently announced the organization has received a $200,000 Reading Intervention Grant from AARP Foundation to implement a volunteer tutoring program with the intent of helping increase literacy skills among children in three targeted Buffalo Public Schools, serving 950 students K-third grade.
Aquarium of Niagara: Gary Siddall appointed executive director
Mon, May 9th 2016 11:45 am
Gary Siddall was named executive director on Monday by the Aquarium of Niagara's board of directors. Siddall served as deputy director for two years and oversaw operations while ensuring the financial integrity of the Whirlpool Street attraction.
Hardwick recognizes Pauley as April's Citizen of the Month
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced Grand Island resident Raymond W. Pauley was named the April Citizen of the Month in recognition of his service to the community through the Grand Island Fire Co. and other contributions.
Rotary Club leads annual parkway cleanup
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club led its annual spring cleanup of the Beaver Island Parkway Saturday.
Island composer's song reflects love of community
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
A love of music and of Grand Island prompted Carolyn Laskay to write "Our Grand Island" in 1990.
Planning continues for Great Contraption Race
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
A new race registration format; an improved post-race party location; an all-new promotional effort and merchandising ideas, including a new T-shirt design; an all-new gala; and an exciting new raffle ticket offering.
Village of Lewiston Zoning Board OKs variances for 'Paladino plaza,' tables Fairchild requests
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
Developers of the Village of Lewiston's two largest proposed projects sought area variances at a special Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Thursday.
Village of Lewiston: Despite contrary legal opinion, board OKs firefighter boot drive
Fri, May 6th 2016 06:00 pm
Though Village of Lewiston Counselor Joseph Leone again suggested on-street boot drives are illegal in New York, trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted 4-1 Monday to allow Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. to continue its annual Center Street fundraiser this year.
State Parks announces new restaurant, additional recreation activities at Buffalo Harbor State Park
Fri, May 6th 2016 04:55 pm
The State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation today announced the opening of Charlie's Boat Yard Restaurant at Buffalo Harbor State Park.
Finger Food Products to expand in Niagara County
Fri, May 6th 2016 04:20 pm
Finger Food Products Inc., a family-owned business, is embarking on a multimillion-dollar relocation and expansion in the Town of Wheatfield. The company held its ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday at its new location in the Vantage International Point industrial park.
Cinco de Mayo at Spicey Pickle
Fri, May 6th 2016 04:10 pm
The Spicey Pickle held its annual Cinco de Mayo eating contest Thursday. Lewiston's Ben Salhany won the competition, downing four tacos in 90 seconds.
Home stretch in sight: Herschell Carrousel campaign surpasses halfway mark
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:55 pm
North Tonawanda's Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has officially raised more than $20,000, which is half the funding needed to repair and reassemble its main attraction - its 100-year-old carousel.
NT residents seek repair of potholes on city roads
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:55 pm
The potholes around North Tonawanda have long been a major nuisance in the community. Some city residents spoke up on that issue during Tuesday's Common Council meeting at City Hall.
Wheatfield residents seek answers on landfill fence
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:50 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board Monday night heard from North Tonawanda resident Cory D'Agostino, who said the fence planned to be installed around the Niagara Sanitation Landfill in Wheatfield "isn't going to do any good."
Tops supports JDRF
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:45 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is continuing its longstanding support for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Parent Network, OUN have 'the conversation'
Fri, May 6th 2016 11:25 am
The Parent Network of WNY and Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host a free workshop titled "Sexuality ... Having the Conversation," on Wednesday, May 11.
Children's mental health outreach program to host free health fair in Sanborn
Fri, May 6th 2016 11:20 am
The children's mental health outreach program at New Directions Youth & Family Services will host a free health fair from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at Orleans/Niagara BOCES Conference Center, 4124 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Memorial Medical Center pharmacy residency program earns national accreditation
Fri, May 6th 2016 11:20 am
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has granted full six-year accreditation to the postgraduate year one pharmacy residency program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida headline Niagara University commencement
Fri, May 6th 2016 11:00 am
Niagara University's 2016 slate of commencement ceremonies will be highlighted by addresses from the executive director of patient care services at a prominent cancer hospital, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The Wall Street Journal, and a celebrated Canadian musician and humanitarian.
Old Fort Niagara announces 2016 events, free admission to May 18 'Community Appreciation Night'
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara announces a new season of sharing historic, authentic and engaging battle re-enactments, programs and performances for the enjoyment and education of the public that highlight nearly three centuries on the Niagara Frontier.
FMC 2016 remediation to begin
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:05 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced phase two of the soil remediation effort will begin on June 27 on the grounds of the Royalton-Hartland High School, and on May 3 at residences located on the K and M blocks in the Village of Middleport.
19 Ideas celebrates 5-year anniversary
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:05 pm
Local marketing and communications agency 19 IDEAS is celebrating its fifth year in business.
Pet travel: Take Rover along, or leave him behind?
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:05 pm
Before you load your beloved pet into the car for the long haul, take a moment to reflect.
Poloncarz appoints Thomas Hersey as commissioner of environment and planning
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced his appointment of Thomas Hersey as commissioner of the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning.
Higgins warns of electricity rate spikes following Huntley plant closure
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is sounding the alarm on significant local electricity rate spikes following the shutdown of the Huntley Station power plant in Tonawanda, and calling for swift action to protect consumers.
ECC breaks ground on new nanotechnology annex at north campus
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:00 pm
Erie Community College officials, local representatives and construction personnel joined for a groundbreaking ceremony for the school's $3.1 million nanotechnology building annex at ECC North Campus on Wednesday.
Office of Mental Health recognizes Western New York early intervention project
Wed, May 4th 2016 05:40 pm
Help Me Grow WNY has been honored at the New York State Office of Mental Health's "What's Great in Our State 2016," an event that celebrates the people and programs making a difference in the field of children's mental health. The award winner was recognized at an event on Tuesday in Albany.
May is Older Americans Month
Wed, May 4th 2016 05:40 pm
As part of the celebration of Older Americans Month in May, the Erie County Department of Senior Services will join adult day programs around Erie County in offering services and workshops for older adults along with resources for caregivers.
Olmsted Center for Sight students meet Della - the Aquarium of Niagara's blind seal
Wed, May 4th 2016 03:45 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara welcomed 50 children from the Olmsted Center for Sight Preschool Tuesday to take part in one-on-one experiences geared toward the visually impaired.
Goo Goo Dolls to play at (716) Food and Sport
Wed, May 4th 2016 03:30 pm
The Goo Goo Dolls will play a private concert on the second floor at (716) Food and Sport at 3 p.m. Monday, May 9. The small, intimate gathering is presented by STAR 102.5, exclusively for on-air contest winners.