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VIDEO, PHOTOS: Memorial Day in Lewiston
Mon, May 30th 2016 07:20 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 hosted its almost annual Memorial Day parade, observance ceremony and community luncheon Monday.
Event to showcase Island artist's work in Cuba
Mon, May 30th 2016 07:00 am
An upcoming "Cuba Night" will celebrate the studio work and plein air paintings made in Cuba by Grand Island artist Kath Schifano.
Know the truth about your breast health
Mon, May 30th 2016 07:00 am
It is important that women are educated, supported and empowered regarding their own breast health.
John J. Welch American Legion Post 381 to hold 38th annual 'Jamboree' to benefit Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Mon, May 30th 2016 07:00 am
John J. Welch American Legion Post 381 will hold its 38th annual "Jamboree" to benefit Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. The fundraiser will be held from 1-9 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at John J. Welch American Legion Post 381, 923 Niagara Ave, Niagara Falls.
VFW Auxiliary celebrates membership milestone
Sat, May 28th 2016 11:00 am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary has announced it has achieved more than 100 percent in membership for the first time since 1993. More than 464,000 male and female members representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign-based auxiliaries stand united in their support of the nation's veterans, active-duty service members and their families.
ECHDC announces 2016 season, new Outer Harbor landing for Queen City Bike Ferry
Sat, May 28th 2016 10:45 am
On Friday, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced the kickoff of the 2016 season for the Queen City Bike Ferry, which now has a brand-new landing site on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Trinity United Methodist Church: Multigenerational group expands Garden of Living Faith
Sat, May 28th 2016 10:00 am
On Sunday, May 22, youth and adults at Trinity United Methodist Church joined together in a multigenerational gardening project.
Memorial Tree Planting Project honors many
Sat, May 28th 2016 10:00 am
Beaver Island State Park was the site for a memorial tree planting last weekend.
Youngstown meeting focuses on safety
Sat, May 28th 2016 09:00 am
Thursday's Youngstown board meeting was dedicated to improving the quality of life for the residents of the village.
Mark Daul: Upper Niagara River bass fishing
Sat, May 28th 2016 09:00 am
Fishing season is almost here, but I've really never touched much on Upper Niagara River fishing, probably because personally I haven't fished that stretch of water in quite some time. But when I did, I learned a lot of things about it.
Grand Island: Lighthouse honors service of others
Sat, May 28th 2016 07:00 am
A Whitehaven Road homeowner is honoring those who serve as he helps light the way home for his fellow Island residents.
DeGlopper Memorial fund drive to kickoff Memorial Day
Sat, May 28th 2016 07:00 am
Memorial Day will be the kickoff to a fundraising drive that will help expand and upgrade the DeGlopper Memorial.
Grand Island High School Music Dept. committed to Memorial Day performance
Sat, May 28th 2016 07:00 am
Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at the DeGlopper Memorial will feature another contribution from the award-winning Grand Island High School Wind Ensemble.
Town of Lewiston hears more on water line replacements
Sat, May 28th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston Town Board members and interested residents received an education Monday on the harsh realities of cost, limited state funding assistance options and how to pursue the town's water line replacement work, in a lengthy conversation with Town Engineer Bob Lannon of GHD.
Memorial Day observance grows in Lewiston
Sat, May 28th 2016 07:00 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 is making up for lost time.
Niagara County health officials issue advisory on ticks, Lyme disease
Fri, May 27th 2016 02:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has issued a health advisory on tick exposure and Lyme disease risk following positive reports in eastern parts of the county.
Grand Island: New roundabout almost complete
Fri, May 27th 2016 11:00 am
New York State Department of Transportation workers are putting the finishing touches on the new look to the roundabout.
VFW Post No. 9249 to hold annual Buddy Poppy Drive
Fri, May 27th 2016 11:00 am
The weekend of May 26-28 is Buddy Poppy Days on Grand Island, a time when residents can donate cash for the honor of wearing a Buddy Poppy.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Reverse-911 system explained
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:45 am
The Grand Island Fire Co. reports Monday, May 23, the Erie County Sheriff's Office with assistance of the Niagara Falls Police Department were actively perusing a possibly armed suspect involved in a violent crime.
Town of Niagara eyes health care savings
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:10 am
The Town of Niagara Board agreed Tuesday to consider joining a Greater Niagara Orleans County Municipal health insurance consortium, which has a goal to reduce overall health care costs by having the two counties' 26 municipalities purchase joint insurance.
Buffalo State offering two new scholarships rewarding community service
Fri, May 27th 2016 09:45 am
Frederick Howe, professor emeritus of educational foundations and creator of Buffalo State's Community Service Day, and his wife, retired educator Marilyn Howe, have established two four-year scholarships at Buffalo State College for full-time incoming freshmen.
UB researcher receives $7 million award to study telemedicine as a way to treat HCV-infected drug users
Fri, May 27th 2016 07:00 am
Andrew H. Talal, M.D., professor of medicine at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, will receive a major, $7 million award to address a casualty of the national opioid epidemic: the spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among drug users who share needles.
NU professor earns award from Canadian Educational Researchers' Association
Thu, May 26th 2016 07:30 pm
Dr. Kathleen Wong, an adjunct faculty member of Niagara University's College of Education in Ontario, has been selected by the Canadian Educational Researchers' Association (CERA) to receive the 2016 R.W.B. Jackson Award.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY presents 'Spark' Cultural Awards for organization, artist of the year
Thu, May 26th 2016 07:25 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced Just Buffalo Literary Center as Cultural Organization of the Year, and Adam Zyglis as Individual Artist of the Year at the third annual "Spark" Cultural Awards on Wednesday.
Homemade food, original artwork - and Duke - at Scott's Corner
Thu, May 26th 2016 04:45 pm
Scott Struzik and John Caldwell's foray into the food business began with a bulldog from Tennessee.
Final concert of BPO season pairs large orchestra with stunning visuals for a tribute to music and nature
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:35 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2015-16 M&T Bank Classics season closes on the first weekend of June with a concert that showcases the internationally renowned acoustics of Kleinhans Music Hall, conducted by BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta.
Tour of Kitchens returns for 8th year
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:35 am
The food. ... The kitchens and homes. ... The tablescapes. ... Don't miss the eighth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4 and 5 in Lewiston and Youngstown.
Remembrance ceremony for Doug Janese
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:30 am
Lewiston Town Supervisor Stephen Broderick announced there will be a remembrance ceremony for former Highway Superintendent Doug Janese, who past away in January. An oak tree will be planted in his honor at the highway garage on Swan Road.
'Insane Inflatable 5K' coming to Buffalo
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:25 am
The "Insane Inflatable 5K," a dynamic fun run series made up of inflatable obstacles - and taking place in over 115 cities across the U.S. - is coming to Buffalo on Aug. 13. The announcement was made by Stuart Kaul, director of events, "Insane Inflatable 5K".
Senate passes measures to improve lives of veterans
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:25 am
As the nation prepares to observe Memorial Day, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, and the Senate majority passed seven measures dedicated to improving the lives of veterans. The bills pay tribute to the soldiers' service to state and country.
Community Missions honors volunteers, supporters at 24th annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch
Wed, May 25th 2016 05:00 pm
Each spring, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. takes an opportunity to honor the volunteers and supporters who make its work possible with its annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch.
BuffaLoveFest becomes springtime staple at Buffalo Zoo
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is ready to welcome more than 2,500 people to this Friday's annual springtime fundraiser, BuffaLoveFest.
UB bear geneticist to appear on Animal Planet's 'Monster Week' special, 'Yeti Or Not'
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:55 pm
Among scientists, not much is known about the evolutionary history of brown bears in the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau. These rugged creatures, which represent two subspecies of the world's brown bears, are critically endangered and rarely sighted in the wild.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls pass 10,000 tickets sold mark for 2016 season
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:05 pm
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls have passed the 10,000th ticket sold mark for this 2016 season, their 10th, crushing previous overall attendance marks. This season has also seen a new single game attendance mark record (1,316) and new presale records.
Volunteers needed for Chamber of Commerce welcome center
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:05 pm
As the summer approaches, the welcome center sees an increase in walk-in visitors requesting maps and general information on the region. Accordingly, the chamber is seeking volunteers to help staff the office in the evenings and weekends.
Higgins announces $33.8 million in federal grants to Roswell Park researchers
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers received eight recent grants totaling $33.8 million in awards from National Institutes of Health agencies to further important work in cancer research.
Niagara University president Maher appointed to NCAA board of directors
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:00 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, has been named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I board of directors, effective Aug. 5. His term will continue through August 2020.
3rd annual Niagara Hospice Gran Fondo draws record number of riders
Wed, May 25th 2016 10:40 am
The Hospice Gran Fondo, presented by M&T Bank, brought its "party on wheels" to Niagara County May 14 for its third annual ride to benefit Niagara Hospice.
SPCA Serving Erie County schedules additional free parvo vaccine clinics
Wed, May 25th 2016 07:00 am
The SPCA Serving Erie County will once again administer free canine parvovirus (parvo) vaccines to dogs and puppies 8 weeks and older during monthly clinics through October.
Lewiston Lions offer free youth eye screening
Wed, May 25th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions will sponsor free youth eye screenings, with the assistance of the Town of Niagara Lions, during Monday's luncheon at the Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. firehall on North Sixth Street. The event immediately follows the Memorial Day parade and ceremony.