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Host families needed at Niagara Catholic
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 01:45 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is seeking host families for foreign exchange students from Vietnam through a program with Niagara University.
Legacy Council and Niagara Parks present 'Trivia Night' at Old Fort Erie
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 01:45 pm
The Niagara 1812 Legacy Council, in partnership with The Niagara Parks Commission, presents "Trivia Night" at Old Fort Erie from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22.
Grisanti celebrates Women's History Month by recognizing dynamic women in Western New York's history
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 09:00 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti is celebrating Women's History Month by recognizing women who have had a profound impact on Western New York. Over the next month, the senator's Facebook page will feature a short biography on women whose contributions to art, community and technology have proved invaluable to society.
Artpark and Funtime Presents welcome Sarah McLachlan to Lewiston
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 09:00 am
Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform Monday, July 14, at 8 p.m. inside the Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston.
Island Dispatch celebrates 70th anniversary
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, March 6, Niagara Frontier Publications will proudly celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Island Dispatch, one its four weekly community newspapers.
Niagara University to host 270 high school students for day of workshops, 'Stock Market Challenge'
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 10:55 am
More than 270 local high school students will convene at Niagara University on March 4 to take part in workshops on business leadership and etiquette, and compete in a new stock market challenge that's based on real-world results.
Higgins reports progress on efforts to change the way addictive painkillers are prescribed
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 10:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is reporting progress on efforts to reclassify extremely addictive painkillers and address the increasing prescription drug abuse epidemic.
Plantasia brings spring to WNY
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 10:55 am
The Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association - now known as Plant Western New York - has declared its annual garden and landscape show, Plantasia, as the "official sponsor of spring." Plantasia kicks off as spring arrives, March 20-23, at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg.
Experience magic at annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 10:55 am
Is cabin fever setting in? One event sure to cure your winter doldrums is the Buffalo Geological Society's 46th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. The event takes place at the Grange Market Building on the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 22, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday March 23.
Academy Awards: '12 Years a Slave' takes Best Picture Oscar
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 09:50 am
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 were presented "Oscar Sunday, March 2," at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.
Ash Wednesday services in Youngstown
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 07:00 am
St. John's Episcopal Church, Main and Chestnut streets in Youngstown, invites the community to observe Ash Wednesday with them this year.
Red Cross blood drives
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 07:00 am
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, March 5, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St., in the village, and on Tuesday, March 11, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Ransomville Baptist Church, 2578 Youngstown-Lockport Road, Ransomville.
NCBA 2014 Parade of Homes show approaches
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Builders Association reports planning is underway for the 2014 Parade of Homes show, to take place on three weekends in May and June in Niagara and Erie counties. The show will open the weekend of May 24-25, and continue May 31-June 1 and June 7-8.
Pat LaFontaine resigns position with Buffalo Sabres
Sat, Mar 1st 2014 07:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced late Saturday Pat LaFontaine resigned his position with the team to resume his previous role with the National Hockey League.

"I would like to thank Pat for all he has done for the organization," said Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula. "Pat joined us at a very difficult time and helped transition the organization down a new path. Tim Murray will continue as general manager and Craig Patrick will continue as a senior hockey adviser. As has been the case since I bought the team, we'll continue to do whatever is needed to rebuild the organization and keep it on path towards our ultimate goal of winning the Stanley Cup."

Aquarium of Niagara launches new sea lion show
Sat, Mar 1st 2014 07:00 am
A new redesigned sea lion show will premier at the Aquarium of Niagara during its annual fundraising event, "SEAsonings: The Original Taste of Niagara," on Thursday, March 6.
Basketball, going bald and baskets
Sat, Mar 1st 2014 07:00 am
On Monday, March 10, the Niagara-Wheatfield High School Business Department and Student Council are teaming up for the fifth biannual Buffalo Sabres Alumni vs. Faculty Basketball Game fundraiser, with Bald For Buck$ being held at halftime, plus a basket auction by the girls varsity softball team.
Lew-Port: Roser announces retirement
Sat, Mar 1st 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter Superintendent of Schools Christopher R. Roser will retire at the end of the 2014-15 academic year.
Lewiston advertising for Palmer's replacement
Sat, Mar 1st 2014 07:00 am
Despite some rumors to the contrary heard over the past week around Lewiston, the Lewiston Town Board acted in a spirit of cooperation and uniformity Monday when they moved to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of member Ernest Palmer. It was announced the Lewiston Town Clerk's office would be taking letters of interest and applications from town residents for the position up to March 5.
$3,000 'Super Bingo' at Niagara Catholic
Sat, Mar 1st 2014 06:55 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host "Super Bingo" Saturday, March 15, at the school, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls. Admission is $3. Doors will open at noon, and the cash prize games will begin at 2 p.m.
Sabres trade Ryan Miller, Steve Ott to Blues; acquire Halak, Stewart, draft picks
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 07:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak, forwards Chris Stewart and William Carrier, a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and another conditional draft pick from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for goaltender Ryan Miller and forward Steve Ott.
45th annual Olcott Lions Club Polar Bear Swim for Sight is Sunday
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 06:20 pm
Brrr! Talk about timing.

The Lake Ontario shores are chocked with far-stretching ice fields, temperatures are in the single digits, and guess what's here? The 45th annual Olcott Lions Club Polar Bear Swim for Sight.

Niagara County Fair logo contest deadline extended to March 7
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 06:05 pm
After receiving feedback from the community, Cornell Cooperative Extension-Niagara County has decided to extend the due date for the Niagara County Fair logo contest until Friday, March 7.
Higgins, New York colleagues call on Social Security Administration to reconsider New York field office closings
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and his New York colleagues in Congress, congressmen Dan Maffei and José Serrano, wrote a letter to the Social Security Administration opposing the proposed closure of four New York Social Security field offices in Amherst, Bronx Hub, Kingston and Williamsburg.
Higgins refutes claim aviation safety reforms lead to pilot shortages
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke out Friday against claims new aviation safety requirements have led to pilot shortages and flight cancellations.
Castellani Art Museum spring art history series debuts with sculptor Susan Geissler
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:50 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's popular "Meet Me at the CAM" programs are back this spring with a diverse lineup of presentations. Sculptor Susan Geissler will open the season Wednesday, March 26.
Col. Steven Parker to take command of Niagara Falls ARS
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:40 pm
Air Force Reserve Col. Steven B. Parker will assume command of the 914th Airlift Wing from Col. Walter Gordon tomorrow, March 1, at 9 a.m.
Dunkin' Donuts Buffalo-area franchisees donate 250 pounds of coffee to American Red Cross to spur blood donations
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:40 pm
In response to a challenging winter that has severely impacted blood donations across the Northeast, Dunkin' Donuts franchisees in Buffalo Thursday announced an extension of the annual "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign by donating 250 pounds of coffee to the American Red Cross Blood Services - New York-Penn Region.
Maziarz honored by WNY builders
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:40 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, was recently presented with the 2013 Industry Appreciation Award from the Buffalo Niagara Builders Association. The award was presented to Maziarz "in recognition of industry excellence."
Second annual Poverty Conference coming to Niagara University
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:40 pm
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement will hold the second annual Poverty Conference at Niagara University from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 7.
Higgins applauds approval of phase two of Peace Bridge widening project
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:40 pm
On Friday, the Peace Bridge Authority approved a contract to begin phase two of a project to widen the approach to the Peace Bridge plaza in Buffalo.
'Zooper Saturday' features big cats this weekend
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a "Zooper Saturday" event this weekend, featuring the big cats.
'Sensational Saturday' March 8 at Niagara Power Vista
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 07:00 am
It's fun for kids of all ages Saturday, March 8, at the Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Plant in Lewiston.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce plans Business & Food Expo
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business & Food Expo at Byblos Niagara, 100 Whitehaven Road, on March 22 and 23.
Get hearing screening
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Dale Association will offer free hearing screenings from noon to 2:30 p.m. March 12 and 26 at 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Schedule an appointment by calling 716-433-1886.
Pittman recognized in annual football awards
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:40 pm
The Joel Holka Insurance Agency, 8575 Niagara Falls Blvd., has announced its awards local high school football winners.
Town of Niagara: Richards hearing, court date delayed
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:35 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards' scheduled hearing before the Hon. Christopher J. Burns in Buffalo's State Supreme Court was delayed until March 18 at the request of the court on Wednesday.
Town of Wheatfield residents argue against equate storage
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:10 pm
Representatives of Quasar Energy Group explained to the Wheatfield Town Board on Monday a plan to build a cement storage tank next to the company's existing anaerobic digestion facility on Liberty Drive.
Bills and Giants to kick off preseason in 2014 NFL/Hall of Fame Game on NBC
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will kick off the 2014 preseason in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game Sunday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. on NBC. The game will be played at Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, one day after the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 is formally enshrined.
Higgins hails transfer of Outer Harbor property
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:25 pm
On Thursday, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority took action to officially transfer its Buffalo Outer Harbor property to Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.
Niagara University ROTC named top program with MacArthur Award selection
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:10 pm
Niagara University's ROTC program will be presented with the prestigious MacArthur Award at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 10, in recognition of its cadets' performance during the 2012-13 school year. The presentation will take place in St. Vincent's Hall (Room 407) on the university's campus.

Only eight schools are chosen from among the 273 senior ROTC units nationwide for the MacArthur Award, which is based on a combination of the achievement of the school's commissioning mission and its cadets' performance and standing on the Cadet Command's National Order of Merit List, and its cadet retention rate.

 


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