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St. Joseph University School announces events for perspective students
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 01:40 pm
St. Joseph University School has announced two opportunities for parents and perspective students to learn more about the school.
Jenn Suhr, Lolo Jones and Buffalo Bills own Marquise Goodwin at USATF Indoor Track & Field Championships
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 01:40 pm
NBCSN presents coverage of the 2016 USATF Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend from Portland, Oregon, beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 11 (11:30 p.m. ET), and continuing live this Saturday at 8 p.m.
AAA holding job fair for in-car driving instructors
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 01:10 pm
AAA Western and Central New York is holding a job fair for candidates interested in in-car driving instructor positions. The positions are part-time, with the potential for full-time.
Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation awards $339K grant to help Falls Memorial 'Close the Gaps'
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 01:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a three-year, $339,154 grant from The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to support a project called "Close the Gaps."
NYS tax commissioner: Nearly 297,000 Erie County taxpayers can save money by filing their income taxes for free via state website
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 01:00 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today encouraged the nearly 297,000 eligible taxpayers in Erie County to file both their federal and state tax returns for free from the tax department's website: www.tax.ny.gov.
Ortt, Senate Republican majority unveil sweeping tax cut plan
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 12:55 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt and dozens of other lawmakers in the Senate Republican Majority held a press conference Wednesday at the Capitol Building to announce the first proposal of their one-house budget.
Assemblyman Ceretto announces $30 million to combat statewide heroin epidemic
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 04:55 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, D-Lewiston, announced the Assembly's 2016-17 state budget proposal includes $30 million to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic that has swept Western New York.
Niagara Catholic students to volunteer for 'Day of Caring'
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 03:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School students, faculty and staff will volunteer throughout Niagara County May 3 as part of their annual "Day of Caring." Approximately 200 volunteers will participate in activities at 20 sites throughout the area.
Memorial 'Spreads the Word to End the R-Word'
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 03:30 pm
More than 150 staff members and visitors to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently took the pledge to "Spread the Word to End the Word," a campaign supported by the Golisano Foundation urging society to end the use of the R-word.
Niagara University senior to 'Teach For America'
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 03:10 pm
Emma Pullano, a Niagara University senior, has been accepted into the Teach For America program.
'Check Out Hunger' helps provide more than 4.4 million meals for hungry families
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 03:00 pm
Western New York shoppers helped provide more than 4.4 million meals during the Food Bank of WNY's annual "Check Out Hunger" campaign. Customers of seven local retailers donated a total of $741,721 to benefit their neighbors in need.
Poloncarz announces major Erie County lead initiative
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 02:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein and Commissioner of Environment and Planning Thomas Dearing to announce a major Erie County commitment of $3.75 million over the next five years to increase lead inspections and remediation across Erie County.
Trouble sleeping? The size of your tongue and tonsils could be why
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 02:25 pm
UB: The best time to identify signs of obstructive sleep apnea may not be at night while snoozing in bed but, instead, while sitting in the dentist's chair.
Poloncarz proposes strengthening Erie County ethics law, Board of Ethics
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 02:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Tom Loughran (5th District) to unveil a sweeping new proposal to strengthen Erie County's ethics laws and augment the county Board of Ethics through significant and comprehensive changes to the existing ethics laws, which were created in 1989, amended in 1994 and amended again in 2015.
School break activities at Buffalo History Museum
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 02:20 pm
The Buffalo History Museum introduces "Breakout," a new and reoccurring program that extends activities designed around museum exhibits and topical, history-related themes. Families are invited to drop in during school vacation break during the scheduled time (1-3 p.m. March 22-25).
National Day of Prayer
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 02:15 pm
National Day of Prayer will be celebrated locally from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.
Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors, open garden participants
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 04:25 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club is thinking spring with preparations now underway for its 11th annual Lewiston GardenFest, slated for Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, along Center Street in Lewiston.
Memorial names Julie Zito Clark director of marketing, special events and projects
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 04:15 pm
Julie Zito Clark has been appointed director of marketing, special events and projects at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective Feb. 29.
Ortt, Senate pass bill to rename Robert Moses Parkway
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 04:10 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt and his Senate colleagues today passed a bill (S6718) to rename the Robert Moses Parkway as the Niagara Scenic Parkway.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara names Thomas O'Brien Volunteer of the Year
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 04:05 pm
Old Fort Niagara honored Thomas O'Brien of Youngstown as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year at its March 5 volunteer recognition breakfast.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Niagara, Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition announce openings at free tax prep sites
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:55 pm
In 2013, Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) launched the Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition (NCFLC) in to provide free opportunities for financial education and awareness. It is designed to help low-income Niagara County residents, with access to volunteer income tax assistance a central focus.
Work underway at Buffalo River Landing
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined executives from Savarino Companies and the Frontier Group of Companies Monday to highlight the construction underway at Buffalo River Landing. The new five-story building will be home to 78 residential units as well as commercial space on the ground floor.
Career Expo set for March 31 at Niagara University
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:40 pm
Niagara University is hosting a Career Expo from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Gallagher Center gym. More than 70 employers will be on campus looking to hire college students, new graduates and young professionals for full-time, part-time, internship and summer opportunities.
Sixth annual 'Cats Like Treats' fundraising event for SPCA
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:40 pm
In partnership with the SPCA Serving Erie County, Cats Like Us is again accepting donations of pet food, treats and other needed items March 10-12 as part of "Cats Like Treats." The event gathers food, treats and toys for the SPCA. In exchange for donated items, a discount in store is given.
DEC reminds ice anglers to remove fishing shanties by March 15
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:25 pm
All ice fishing shanties must be removed from ice on water bodies by March 15, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminded ice anglers today. Due to the warm winter and the forecasted early arrival of spring-like conditions, owners are advised to remove ice-fishing shanties early.
Clothes Mentor helps YWCA of Niagara Frontier
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:25 pm
Readers can support the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier by shopping at the Clothes Mentor at 9490 Transit Road in East Amherst or 1030 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, March 19.
Acting DA Flaherty asks for public's help in rooting out corruption in Erie County
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:10 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. is launching a new way to help crackdown on corruption among public officials.
Higgins, Dyster call on feds to expedite Robert Moses Parkway North Project
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster are calling on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to move swiftly on approval of the draft design report for the Niagara Gorge Corridor Project. They said the vital economic and community development project in the City of Niagara Falls is currently unnecessarily stalled.
UB Nursing awarded grant from Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to fund doctoral students
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 01:45 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Nursing will fund scholarships for three doctoral nursing students in 2016 with the help of a new grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare.
Ortt secures state funding for The College at Brockport
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 01:35 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today met with The College at Brockport president and students to announce $150,000 in state funds has been secured to renovate the Hazen Health Center.
Study finds three key factors to crowdfunding success
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 01:30 pm
For entrepreneurs using crowdfunding to bring new products to market, high-quality photos and video, previous crowdfunding success and positive comments from backers are the keys to a successful campaign, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Local Boy Scouts Council, AT&T collaborate to promote cyber safety, responsible online behavior
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 01:30 pm
Be prepared - it is the scouting motto. In efforts to better prepare Scouts and provide them the needed tools to navigate this new digital lifestyle safely and deal with the challenges of cyberbullying, online predators and trolls, identity theft and digital reputation, the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America and AT&T have announced a partnership to provide a joint cyber and digital safety educational program, "Cyber Chip 2.0."
Daemen named a 'Best Place to Work' in Western New York
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 01:30 pm
Daemen College has been named for the second time by Buffalo Business First as one of the "Best Places to Work" in Western New York. It is the only college to receive the regional distinction this year.
Sarah Koenig of acclaimed 'Serial' podcast to speak at UB Center for the Arts on April 11
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 01:25 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents "Sarah Koenig: Binge-Worthy Journalism - Backstage with the Host & Co-Creator of 'Serial' " at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11. Tickets are $34.50 general admission and $24.50 for students (any school).
Artpark announces Ray LaMontagne, Styx, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark confirmed six additional concerts in its 2016 season lineup. These headlining acts will perform this summer on Artpark's outdoor stage at the award-winning "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" series and the popular "Coors Light Wednesdays" series. The concerts just announced will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 11.
Finishing trades recruit apprentices
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 09:50 am
The New York State Department of Labor announced the Finishing Trades Institute of Western and Central New York (Buffalo) will conduct a recruitment from April 5 through March 7, 2017, for 10 painter, decorator and paperhanger apprentices; five drywall taper (finisher) apprentices; and five glazier apprentices.
Niagara University CMAA student chapter best in nation for seventh straight year
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 09:50 am
Niagara University's student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America scored some impressive victories at the recent 89th World Conference on Club Management in San Diego.
Heron Pointe starting to worry school district trustees
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 10:55 am
The Heron Pointe project under construction on Grand Island Boulevard worries Grand Island Board of Education trustees who are concerned with class sizes at Kaegebein Elementary School.
BPO and three choruses combine to present Bach's St. Matthew Passion
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 10:25 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Masterworks Chorus of SUNY Fredonia, the Chancel Choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and the Chautauqua Youth Chorus will join forces for a rare performance of J.S. Bach's epic masterpiece, the St. Matthew Passion.
Advertising Club of Buffalo announces 2016 ADDY Award winners
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 10:25 am
On Friday evening, The Advertising Club of Buffalo hosted the 2016 WNY American Advertising Award Show, honoring local advertising and communications professionals along with some of the best creative work from the previous year.