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Mayor Ortt announces opening of Meadow Drive Extension
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:00 am
Mayor Robert G. Ortt and other local officials will be holding a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday at 10 a.m. for the long awaited Meadow Drive Extension, which will extend from West to East between Nash Road and Erie Avenue.
Nik Wallenda honored in Niagara Falls with high wire plaque
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 03:55 pm
A plaque honoring Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," was installed Monday in Niagara Falls, New York. The monument sits near the spot where Wallenda mounted his tightrope to cross the falls into Canada June 15, 2012.
Action, adventure, history splash together on a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours ride
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 10:00 am
For centuries, Niagara Falls has attracted visitors from around the world. In the past two decades, however, it's had genuine competition from the Niagara River.
Residents' survey responses may dictate future of Youngstown Post Office
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 10:00 am
The U.S. Postal Service is looking for community input on the hours of the Youngstown Post Office.
Equi*Star celebrating 20th anniversary
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
Equi*Star is a therapeutic riding center dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities through equine related activities. On July 27, Equi*Star will hold an open house to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Dive into free summer family fun at Artpark
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:05 am
Get the kids outside and get creative at Artpark's "Free Family Saturdays" this summer. Families can enjoy a variety of weekly themed "make and take" hands-on art activities, the costume closet, paint space, pottery wheel and live performances.
Artpark 'Music in the Woods' free concert series begins
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
Artpark & Company will present six concerts on a newly constructed stage in the Emerald Grove area of the lower park (enter park at South Fourth Street), just outside of the art gallery and information center. Concerts in the new "Music in the Woods" series start at 4 p.m. and are free to the public.
ECHDC to hold three public outreach meetings
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Chairman Robert has today announced the agency plans to hold three community meetings to seek public input for the Outer Harbor blueprint due this fall.
New Zealand rugby team to play exhibition match at Niagara University
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The St. Peter's College rugby team of New Zealand will take on the RugbyNY Western Boys All-Stars in an exhibition match scheduled for July 8 at Niagara University.
CWM facility siting board holds pre-hearing conference
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The state Department of Environmental Conservation held its first organizational meeting of the CWM siting board Wednesday afternoon at the Red Brick School Village Center in Youngstown.
Lewiston Council on Arts releases schedule of events
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has announced its 2014 schedule of events.
Golf under the stars to support Aquarium of Niagara penguins
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 05:15 am
"Putting for Penguins," an annual event to benefit the Aquarium of Niagara, will take place Friday, July 18, at the Newfane Pro-Am course, 2501 N. Main St. (Route 78).
Grand Island Lions Club: GI Lions to collect used eyeglasses, hearing aids during July 4th parade
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:45 am
The Grand Island Lions Club is asking Independence Day parade-goers to step forward and donate their used eyeglasses and hearing aids to benefit the millions of people worldwide who cannot afford them.
Buy lunch for Buffalo Zoo's animals this month
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:30 am
The Buffalo Zoo invites patrons to show support for the animals by buying them lunch this month.
Dunkin' Donuts partnering with Muscular Dystrophy Association on 'Make a Muscle, Make a Difference' campaign
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:30 am
Dunkin' Donuts has announced it will support the efforts to cure muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by collecting donations in its Buffalo-area restaurants to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association's "Make a Muscle, Make a Difference" campaign.
Higgins, Caruana present Lawrence Titzler with Bronze Star
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and Supervisor Anthony Caruana presented Town of Tonawanda resident Corporal Lawrence P. Titzler with the Bronze Star and other medals he earned for his service in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Energy-efficient lighting shines on Niagara Veterans Memorial
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:25 am
In anticipation of Independence Day celebrations, New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones (lower right) gathered with (clockwise from lower left) State Sen. George Maziarz, Assemblyman John Ceretto, City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, and David Fabrizio, Niagara Falls Veteran Memorial Committee, to visit the recently completed lighting project for the Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial in Hyde Park.
Butterflies and memories take flight
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:25 am
On Saturday, July 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Niagara Hospice will hold its 11th annual Memorial Butterfly Release in the Memorial Gardens located at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
Wallace to run for supervisor in Town of Niagara
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
Lee S. Wallace has announced his candidacy for supervisor in the Town of Niagara.

Wallace is a lifetime resident of the town and an employee for more than 40 years, currently serving as town recreation director.

Wallace, a registered Democrat, stated, "I am truly excited about the opportunity to once again serve the people of the Town of Niagara. My experience in town government gives me the credentials, leadership and understanding needed to provide the services the public requires."

The election will be Nov. 4 for the supervisor seat.

Town of Wheatfield: Greinert flags salute America
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
More than 100 flags of various sizes are part of the annual Fourth of July display at the home of Paul Greinert, 6962 Errick Road, Wheatfield.
Send up fireworks for USA
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 11:30 am
Crash! Sparkles! Bang! Light up the sky! It's time for Fourth of July fireworks.
Senior art show at NYPA's Niagara Power Vista
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 10:45 am
A senior amateur art exhibit is currently on display at the Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston.
Adell's School of Dance presents student awards
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 10:45 am
Adell's School of Dance recently gave more than $2,000 in award scholarships to students who participated in the 2013-14 dance year. Adell Hoover-Manarino, owner of Adell's School of Dance, said she was excited to once again give back to her students who worked hard all year.
Buffalo Sabres statement on Rick Jeanneret
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 09:25 am
The Buffalo Sabres are deeply saddened to learn of Rick Jeanneret's cancer diagnosis. RJ has been a vital part of the Sabres family and the Buffalo community for 43 years, and this news undoubtedly weighs heavily on everyone who has had the privilege of listening to his broadcasts through the years.
Tick tips for pets this summer
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 09:25 am
Summer means tick season in many parts of the U.S. To help protect your favorite animals, John Schaefer, interim director of parasitology, and Amy Glaser, senior research associate and director of molecular diagnostics, both of Cornell University's Animal Health Diagnostic Center, provide answers to frequently asked tick questions.
National Cancer Institute names Roswell Park 'outstanding'
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:35 pm
The National Cancer Institute has renewed the coveted and prestigious Cancer Center Support Grant to Roswell Park Cancer Institute following an in-depth peer review by cancer experts from around the U.S.

The NCI rated Roswell Park's application as "outstanding." The awarding of this noteworthy designation extends Roswell Park's world-class status as an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center - the only one in upstate New York, and one of only 41 in the entire U.S.

Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner set for Oct. 16
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 12-member class of 2014, Thursday, Oct. 16, at its annual induction ceremony and dinner. The event will be held for the first time ever at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The cash bar reception begins at 5 p.m. with a silent auction of sports memorabilia. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony. Proceeds from the dinner and the auction benefit the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame amateur sports development fund.

Catholic Charities exceeds 2014 goal
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials announced Monday the 2014 appeal exceeded its $10.8 million goal, with cash and pledges received to date totaling $11,001,057.29.

Richard J. Malone, Bishop of Buffalo, thanked all donors and supporters for helping Catholic Charities to accomplish such an ambitious goal in order to continue serving those in need throughout the eight-county Diocese of Buffalo.

"As a result of the incredible generosity of the Western New York community, I have the great joy of announcing we have met, and surpassed, our goal again this year," Malone said.

Grisanti, Ryan: State construction grant for Hamburg Public Library
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:25 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced the Hamburg Public Library will receive a New York State Library Construction Grant of $449,399. Funding for this grant was included in the state budget passed earlier this year.

Libraries across the state applied for competitive construction grants that could fund up to 75 percent of the cost for a project. The minimum grant award was $2,500. The funding is awarded by the New York State Department of Education, Division of Library Development.

Sabres sign Meszaros to one-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 05:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Andrej Meszaros to a one-year contract.
Sabres sign Moulson to multi-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Matt Moulson to a multi-year contract.
Buffalo Sabres sign Brian Gionta to three-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Brian Gionta to a three-year contract.

Gionta, a Rochester native and 12-year NHL veteran, has spent the past five seasons playing for the Montreal Canadiens, serving as the team's captain since the 2010-11 season.

Sabres sign McCormick to multi-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Cody McCormick to a multi-year contract.
Sabres sign Foligno to two-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Marcus Foligno to a two-year contract.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum hosts 'Community Conversations with Kids' and 'The Kite that Bridged Two Nations'
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
Join the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum as it presents "Community Conversations with Kids" event "The Kite that Bridged Two Nations."
New York Lottery announces another winning TAKE 5 ticket sold in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
The New York Lottery has announced a top prize-winning ticket for the June 27 TAKE 5 drawing was sold at the 7-Eleven at 1504 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. The ticket is worth $36,047.50.
Niagara County Fair begins with Farm City Breakfast
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
The 2014 Niagara County Fair will kick-off July 30 at 8 a.m. with the popular Farm City Breakfast, sponsored again this year by Niagara County Community College.
Heart of Niagara barking up support for summer picnic
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:10 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue is hosting a family-friendly event where people can bring their dogs and enjoy a day of picnic fun and frolic.
Sabres acquire defenseman Josh Gorges from Montreal
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 12:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired defenseman Josh Gorges from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Minnesota's second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
NTCC: Tour bus traveling nationwide this summer features images of iconic Niagara USA attractions
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:45 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. and AAA Western and Central New York unveiled a brand new "Niagara USA wrapped" motor coach tour bus on Monday outside of the Niagara USA Visitor Center on Rainbow Boulevard.
 


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