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Helping others in Ukraine
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:50 pm
Thanks to the initiative of cardiologist Dr. Zina Hajduczok, of Lewiston Cardiology (pictured at left with perioperative business/systems supervisor Becky Shively), and the cooperation of central services and surgery, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has put together a shipment of medical supplies bound for the Ukraine.
World-famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade celebrates 90 years
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:45 pm
This November, America's favorite holiday tradition will mark a milestone anniversary, once again kicking off the holidays with its signature brand of magical entertainment. On Thursday, Nov. 24 (9 a.m.-noon in all time zones), the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will march down the streets of New York.
Niagara University athletics partners with Community Missions for food & toiletry drives
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara University Department of Athletics and Community Missions have partnered to hold food and clothing drives during upcoming Niagara University athletics contests.
Canalside recognized by Society of American Travel Writers
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Tuesday announced the Society of American Travel Writers awarded Canalside the 2016 Phoenix Award, which recognizes individuals, communities or organizations that have contributed to a quality travel experience through conservation, preservation, beautification or environmental efforts.
B Team Buffalo to decorate Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood during 'City of Light' on Dec. 3
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 07:00 am
As fall inches closer to winter, Western New Yorkers will begin to decorate their homes for the holidays. But for some residents of Buffalo's East Side, decorating is a luxury. So, a group of young volunteers plan to "brighten" the neighborhood out of the kindness of their hearts.
Poloncarz joins community partners, volunteers in opposition to domestic violence
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 06:35 pm
The "Plant-a-Thon" event brought student groups and community partners together to work under the supervision of master gardeners from the Cornell Cooperative Extension to plant hundreds of new flowers and plants in designated beds at the Tribute Garden's Isle View Park site.
Photo exhibit opening & student discussion on Cuban experience coming to Niagara University
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:25 pm
Last spring, 22 Niagara University students and three faculty members engaged in an intensive field-based research course in Havana, Cuba. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Castellani Art Museum, several of the participants will share stories, reflections, photographs and research from their experience.
Bills sign Percy Harvin, place Aaron Williams on reserved/injured list
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:20 pm
The Buffalo Bills on Tuesday announced the team signed wide receiver Percy Harvin. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Niagara County to consider medical examiner
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:20 pm
County leaders will study whether to develop a medical examiner post in Niagara County and restructure the organization of the current office of coroner, the chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, announced.
'Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience' & ticket auction programs return for 2016-17 season
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will once again offer the "Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience" and ticket auction programs for the 2016-17 season, with proceeds benefiting the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
American Niagara Hospitality honoring veterans & active duty service members with restaurant discounts
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:05 pm
American Niagara Hospitality announced its Rainforest Cafe and TGI Fridays locations will be honoring Western New York veterans and active-duty service members in the month of November.
Wound Center of Niagara named Center of Excellence
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced The Wound Center of Niagara is a recipient of RestorixHealth's Center of Excellence award.
October never ends for breast cancer organization
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:00 pm
Although Oct. 31 is the last calendar day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the education component of breast cancer never really ends.
Colvin Cleaners desperately needs coats for annual 'Coats for Kids' campaign
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 02:40 pm
For half of the 40 years Paul Billoni has operated his family's 85-years-young Colvin Cleaners, his team has collected, cleaned, sorted and distributed - for free - nearly 75,000 winter coats to children in need throughout Western New York.
Tony Bennett concert to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 02:15 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces 10th annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Holiday Concert will feature Tony Bennett, the 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades. The show is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. Tickets, $125 and $100, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4.
Public forum will address women's health issues
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 07:00 am
A growing concern over the health status of young women in the community has motivated nine area agencies to call for a public forum at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Abate Elementary School in Niagara Falls.
Erie County Parks portfolio grows with acreage acquisition at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 06:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced the acquisition of an additional 10 acres to Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park, one of the county's three such parks along the Buffalo River.
Premier 2017 to honor Dr. Chandan, James Roscetti
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 06:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor a beloved physician and a prominent Niagara Falls attorney for their service to the hospital and the community at The 2017 Premier, Memorial's annual dinner gala.
Empower receives grant from the Elks
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 05:55 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, received a $3,500 grant from the New York State Elks Association to expand programming in Lewiston.
Man fires off AK-47 in house during domestic incident in Wheatfield
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 05:30 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call Monday afternoon after a 46-year-old man fired multiple gunshots in his Wheatfield home.
Last days to enter pumpkin contest
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:35 am
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins and display these works for friends and neighbors. Now, your most decorative, scariest, funniest or craziest pumpkin designs can win you one of three great prize packs in the Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
Don't let Halloween haunt you: AAA offers tips to stay safe this Halloween
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:30 am
No one chooses the trick over the treat, but sometimes you can't avoid Halloween mischief. Whether you're throwing a monster bash with friends, going door-to-door with the little ghouls or just doling out the candy corn at home, keep these tips in mind for a happy Halloween.
'Calligraffiti: Shifting Traditions' at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:20 am
From 6-8 p.m. Nov. 15, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host a program exploring "calligraffiti": an interpretation of traditional Arabic calligraphy in new, open directions.
DEC reminds public to avoid seasonal caves and mines to protect bat populations
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:15 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation urges outdoor adventurers to suspend exploration of cave and mine sites that may serve as homes for bat hibernations.
Buffalo State recognized by President's Community Service Honor Roll
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:15 am
For the eighth time, Buffalo State has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities that support exemplary community service programs and effective campus community partnerships.
Wild bird, environmental education event to take place
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 07:00 am
A wildlife and nature educational and artwork shopping event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the at the Grand Island Nike Base Community Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Interview: Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin talks ARW tour, Chris Squire, scoring films
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 05:40 pm
Guitarist Trevor Rabin is best known for his tenure in Yes during what was the band's height of popularity. The Rabin-penned song "Owner of a Lonely Heart" remains the group's only No. 1 single, and helped make Rabin's debut album with Yes, "90125," its best-selling album.
NFP High School Game of the Week: Turnovers doom NT Lumberjacks in loss to Bennett
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 05:10 pm
On a cold night at Robert E. Rich All High Stadium, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks were defeated by the Bennett Tigers, 44-23.
Twice-told tale: 2 Lindas, 2 Jims equals 5 decades of friendship
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:05 am
It has been Linda and Jim, and Jim and Linda for more than 50 years - a friendship of two couples that has stood the test of time.
Salvation Army Tonawanda Corps Red Kettle kick-off Nov. 4
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
The Salvation Army will begin its Red Kettle campaign on Friday, Nov. 4, at Budwey's Supermarket, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda.
Hardwick facilitates Grand Island hearing for ag district requests
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced that, due to the volume of requests from Grand Island property owners to receive agricultural district status, he has arranged for the hearing to be held in the town. The county is holding the hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road.
Local travel agent joins 'The 1%'
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
Jude Russo Caserta, agency owner of Jude's Luxury Travel in Youngstown, recently completed an in-depth training program with Tauck, thus joining less than 1 percent of the company's worldwide network of travel agents who have successfully completed the program.
Town of Lewiston approves tax levy limit override
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston moved further on its 2017 budget this week, both at a public hearing Monday to override the tax levy limit, and in its $16.820 million preliminary spending plan.
Last black moon until 2019 to rise over Eastern Hemisphere on Halloween weekend
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
AccuWeather reports the Eastern Hemisphere is in for a treat this Halloween weekend as a rare black moon will rise in the sky.
Grand Island WWII vet going on Honor Flight
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 07:00 pm
A Grand Island veteran of World War II will get well-deserved recognition for his military service when he boards the Honor Flight on Saturday for the trip of a lifetime.
U.S. and Canada to play outdoors at 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:50 pm
The U.S. and Canada will make history when the two rivals battle outdoors at New Era Field in Orchard Park on Dec. 29, 2017, in a preliminary round game of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship.
Empire State Development announces schedule for REDC's presentations to strategic implementation assessment team
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:40 pm
Empire State Development on Friday announced the schedule for this year's Regional Economic Development Council presentations to the strategic implementation assessment team, which is led by Secretary of State Rossana Rosado.
Cuomo announces grand opening of Platter's Chocolate Factory in Western New York
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the grand opening of a new, $1.3 million chocolate factory in Niagara County. Platter's Chocolates, a family-owned business since 1938, relocated to the historic Wurlitzer building in North Tonawanda to expand its production lines, packaging capabilities, and offer culinary tours to visitors.
Niagara University's education programs praised by Corporation for National and Community Service
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 02:25 pm
When the Corporation for National and Community Service named Niagara University to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 10th straight year, it also recognized NU for its commitment to improving educational outcomes for children and youth in pre-kindergarten through college.
Niagara Falls: It's your action plan
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 02:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department (CD) is excited to start gathering public comments for our 2017 action plan. Through participatory budgeting, we will decide how to best use United States Department of Housing and Urban Development funds, together.