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Castellani Art Museum closed for Niagara University holiday recess
Mon, Dec 21st 2015 02:00 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed to the public during Niagara University's holiday break, Wednesday, Dec. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 3. The museum reopens with regular hours Tuesday, Jan. 5.
Students learning to give back at St. Peter's R.C. School
Mon, Dec 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Education goes beyond academics at St. Peter's Roman Catholic School. Through a dress-down day where students paid $1, the school raised $200 for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Award-winning nature photographer Charlie Alsheimer returns to Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Mon, Dec 21st 2015 01:00 pm
Whitetail deer guru Charlie Alsheimer returns to the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo's main stage, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., on Jan. 23. Alsheimer, of Bath, will present a trilogy of deer and nature photography seminars.
Niagara Law Center spreads holiday cheer with United Way toy drive
Mon, Dec 21st 2015 11:30 am
A holiday toy drive coordinated by Niagara University's Continuing Legal Education program proved so successful that Carol Howaart-Diez, CEO of the United Way of Greater Niagara, had to enlist the help of Lewiston attorney Karl Frankovitch to transport a second vehicle of toys to the organization's warehouse.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service informs student loan borrowers about new repayment option
Mon, Dec 21st 2015 11:30 am
Beginning this month, student loan borrowers have a new repayment option to consider, and it could lead to significant relief for an estimated 5 million borrowers.
Niagara University: Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 60th class
Mon, Dec 21st 2015 11:30 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 60th class during a ceremony held Dec. 18 at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
UB: Is a common form of gum disease linked to breast cancer?
Mon, Dec 21st 2015 11:30 am
Women who report having periodontal disease are at greater risk for breast cancer, especially if they smoke or recently quit smoking, according to University at Buffalo research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (CEBP), a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Bonavista Foods Inc. recalls pork products produced without benefit of import inspection
Mon, Dec 21st 2015 11:30 am
Bonavista Foods Inc.'s Ovid, New York, establishment is recalling approximately 4,338 pounds of cured pork products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
Playground sign dedicated: Kaegebein facility goes from plans to reality in 5 years
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:45 am
Five years ago, when the Kaegebein Playground Committee formed, the idea of a playground for Kaegebein Elementary School seemed like a distant dream
Grand Island: New library director named
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:00 am
Patricia Q. Covley was named director of the Grand Island Memorial Library by the Grand Island Memorial Library Board of Trustees.
Mary Star of the Sea Council donates to Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:00 am
The Grand Island Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 supported the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation holiday drive with a donation Thursday.
Neighbors Foundation: Annual food drive helps needy
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:00 am
Sixty-one families on the Island will have a little brighter holiday season thanks to their generous neighbors.
French Landing tree-clearing activities explained
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
Residents in northern Lewiston were caught by surprise this week with unexpected tree-cutting and land-clearing activities taking place on property owned by Lower River Road resident/developer Jerry Wolfgang in preparation for his future French Landing housing subdivision.
Porter Board examines gardening, farming sales/service law
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
For nearly two years now, a commercial operation existing in a residentially zoned area on Lake Road has been an upsetting topic for neighboring residents. And throughout this period, as neighboring areas were disrupted, residents have argued the town has not responded as some would have liked.
Porter explores new options for recreation offerings
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
In response to last week's Youngstown Village Board meeting, where discussion of allowing the Town of Porter to use the Red Brick School Village Center for karate and a self-defense course was tabled due to lack of monetary consideration, the Town of Porter Recreation Department is now looking into alternative options and locations for these services.
Shopping done for Christmas?
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
Each year, it seems like many of us leave the Christmas shopping until the last minute. But there are also others buying Christmas gifts in the summertime.
Youngstown: 'Caroling in the Village' on Wednesday
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
Area residents are invited to the third annual Christmas "Caroling In The Village" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, in Youngstown. The Dory Trading Post, 435 Main St., hosts the event.
Celebrating Christmas in the villages
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
A large crowd gathered last Saturday in Youngstown for the annual Christmas in the Village.
Local officials urge state action on Huntley Generating Station
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 08:05 pm
Local officials from Erie County, the Town of Tonawanda, the Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District, and the Erie County Industrial Development Agency gathered Friday to discuss their efforts concerning the potential closure of the Huntley Generating Station in the Town of Tonawanda.
Cuomo: Registration open for 'First Day Hikes' at New York state parks and historic sites
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 03:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced registration is now open for the fifth annual "First Day Hikes" program taking place at 38 state parks and historical sites Jan. 1. "First Day Hikes" give people of all ages an opportunity to kick off the new year and enjoy nature during guided walks.
Empire State Development: New York once again No. 1 In Northeast for attracting world's best and brightest students
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 02:20 pm
Empire State Development today announced New York ranked first in the Northeast region and second in the nation in attracting international students to its colleges and universities, according to the "Open Doors Report" for 2015.
Rothfus, Higgins introduce legislation to protect charitable nonprofits and donors
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:45 am
Congressman Keith Rothfus, R-PA-12, and Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, introduced the Charitable Giving Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 4281), bipartisan legislation to protect charitable nonprofits and their donors from what they called the negative consequences of an ongoing rulemaking by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service.
15 refugees graduate from Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:45 am
A third cohort of participants from Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program graduated from the Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute during a ceremony held Dec. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
NCCC ranked No.1 for online degree program
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:30 am
Niagara County Community College was recently ranked No. 1 amongst competitors for its online associate's degree in information technology by onlinecolleges.net.
Tuscarora Indian School principal named Educator of the Year
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:30 am
Tuscarora Indian School Principal Elizabeth Corieri has been named the Educator of the Year by Niagara University.
Animal Abuser Registry Law effective in Niagara County
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:25 am
In October 2015 the Niagara County Legislature passed a law, the Niagara County Animal Abuser Registry Law to provide a mechanism for businesses and private individuals to safely transfer an animal to a non-animal abuser.
DAVIDsTEA opens at Fashion Outlets
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:15 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is now home to the first DAVIDsTEA tea shop location in Niagara.
'Tis the season: Wheatfield celebrates Christmastime with tree lighting and party
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:15 am
Wheatfield residents celebrated the Christmas season during the annual tree lighting and Christmas party Saturday. The event was put on with the help of staff from the town's youth and recreation departments, as well as its Community Center. The night kicked off when Santa arrived near Town Hall on a fire truck.
Historic Riviera Theatre expansion project receives $1.2M state award
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:15 am
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announced Dec. 10 the Riviera Theatre's "Set the Stage" Expansion and Development Project has been awarded $1.2 million.
Erie County Department of Senior Services, Pride Center of WNY announce new partnership
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:00 am
Erie County's Department of Senior Services and The Pride Center of Western New York recently announced a new partnership that provides information and access to services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer senior citizens.
Town of Wheatfield residents take action on dehydration facility; National Fuel to hold first information forum in January
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 09:55 pm
National Fuel has confirmed a public information forum will be held at the Wheatfield Community Center from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, on its proposed dehydration facility set to be installed near Liberty Drive in Wheatfield.
Higgins announces House approval of long-term tax break extension package
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced approval of the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 in the House of Representatives. The legislation provides changes to existing tax policies and the extension of numerous tax credits.
Canisius, Dent Neurologic Institute partner to investigate neuromarketing
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:55 pm
The Canisius College Center for Professional Development and Dent Neurologic Institute have partnered to investigate consumer research using neuroimaging techniques, particularly electroencephalology (EEG)
KeyBank, First Niagara announce mortgage operations to remain in Buffalo
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:50 pm
KeyBank, a wholly owned subsidiary of KeyCorp, announced today it plans to keep mortgage operations in Buffalo, and that it will leverage and expand First Niagara Bank's mortgage capabilities upon completion of First Niagara's merger into Key.
AlertID helps neighbors be eyes and ears for police
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:45 pm
In light of the San Bernardino tragedy and recent events around the globe, Americans are looking to feel safe and secure in their daily lives.
DEC announces availability of draft environmental assessment for deer damage management in New York
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the availability of a draft environmental assessment titled "White-tailed Deer Damage Management in New York."
Residents, officials raise awareness on glycol dehydrator
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 06:00 pm
There's growing concern in Wheatfield surrounding the effects of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's proposed glycol dehydration station off Liberty Drive.
Presentation by 'Selma' co-author, service projects, trip to Washington highlight NU's MLK celebration
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 05:30 pm
A presentation by Sheyann Webb, co-author of the memoir-turned-Disney movie "Selma, Lord, Selma," underscores a week's worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University's Office of Multicultural Affairs in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Higgins: Federal budget package that includes solar tax credit and medical research funding increase will support thousands of jobs in WNY
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 04:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced details of a federal tax credit and funding package, set for consideration by the House of Representatives this week, which includes provisions to bolster Western New York's position as a leader in biomedical and solar industries.
Turkey Trot raises funds for Niagara Hospice
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 04:55 pm
For the fifth year in a row, teachers, students and families from the Primary Education Center participated in The Lew-Port Turkey Trot. This year's event raised $927 for Niagara Hospice.