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Niagara University student uses social media to land spot on Food Network cooking show
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:50 pm
A Niagara University student has leveraged a self-professed addiction to Instagram into a starring appearance on one of television's most popular competitive cooking shows.
Artpark artist seeking community-created clay works for park installation
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:40 pm
Niagara County artist Karen Sirgey will be implementing her community art installation at Artpark this August. She will explore the theme of "Contribution" by inviting the public to participate in the creation of her large-scale sculpture.
Buffalo Sabres: Jerry D'Amigo signs two-way contract
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Jerry D'Amigo to a one-year, two-way contract.
Niagara County traveler advisory
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation has announced a project to replace box culverts on Route 31 in the vicinity of Niagara County Community College, in the Town of Cambria, is scheduled to begin Monday, July 27.
St. Mary, St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church host annual festival
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
St. Mary and St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church of the Greater Buffalo area has announced its seventh annual festival will take place Aug. 21-23 on the church premises, 350 Wheatfield St., North Tonawanda.
Carol Caswell honored as HANCI's 'Caring Counts' winner
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. has announced home care aide Carol Caswell is the recipient of the "Caring Counts" Award.
Dementia Care Conference in Niagara County
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
Family members who provide care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia are encouraged to attend a free Dementia Care Conference from 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 30 at The John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
United Way of Greater Niagara, FamilyWize announce savings of $540,532 for community
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, have announced local residents saved $540,532 on prescription costs as a result of a successful partnership between the two organizations.
Improvements underway at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
Interior work is well underway at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, as the initial phases of a $3 million-plus Erie County investment in houses 2 and 3 begin to take shape.
Collins helps secure $212,298 grant for City of Lockport Fire Department
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 09:30 am
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $212,298 in federal funding for the City of Lockport Fire Department. The grant was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, which is intended to support the recruitment, hiring and retention of firefighters.
Niagara Falls USA seeing record visitation numbers
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 09:25 am
Visitation to Niagara Falls USA is breaking all-time records this summer, as Niagara Falls State Park is celebrating 130 years, and new businesses and amenities are open in downtown Niagara Falls.
Artpark: Iconic roles are 'a dream' for 'Peter Pan' leads Hayley Podschun and John Bolton
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 08:55 am
It was "second star to the right" and straight on to Lewiston for actors Hayley Podschun and John Bolton.
Wage board votes to raise minimum wage for fast-food workers in New York state
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 04:10 pm
The Fast Food Wage Board voted Wednesday to gradually increase the minimum wage for fast-food workers in New York.
Erie County Office for the Disabled, partners to celebrate 25th anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 10:30 am
The Erie County Office for the Disabled will join numerous partners Sunday, July 26, at Canalside in Buffalo to participate in nationwide celebrations centered on the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibited discrimination against individuals with disabilities and also assured them equal opportunities.
Higgins announces Vacant Homes Act of 2015
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 10:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, joined members of the distressed properties task force in Western New York to announce the Vacant Homes Act, a bill designed to expedite the sale of underwater homes and foreclosures to prevent the buildup of vacant homes in neighborhoods and communities.
Savory Scoops with Christy & Sarina - The 755: Combining cultures
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:30 pm
Mediterranean food is not usually something sought out in Niagara Falls, but The 755 Restaurant and Lounge might be changing that preconceived notion.
Village of Lewiston honors retiring Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 04:15 pm
Mayor Terry Collesano and the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees presented retiring Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada with a framed proclamation of appreciation during Monday's monthly board meeting.
Buffalo Sabres: Johan Larsson signs one-year deal
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract.
Schneiderman, Gillibrand announce new push to ban plastic microbeads in personal care products
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 03:05 pm
Standing at the Long Island Maritime Museum, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, joined by Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay III and Executive Director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment Adrienne Esposito, announced a new push to ban plastic microbeads in personal care products.
Leading WNY tourism agencies achieve destination marketing accreditation
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 03:00 pm
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. and Visit Buffalo Niagara have satisfied the rigorous standards set forth by the professional destination marketing community. Therefore, NTCC and Visit Buffalo Niagara were awarded accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program.
BPO returns to Fort Niagara
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 02:55 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Old Fort Niagara for an evening of patriotic favorites and a grand fireworks display. Events begin at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 26.
One man injured in Wheatfield explosion
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 02:45 pm
A 44-year-old man suffered a "catastrophic" injury to his foot in an explosion early Tuesday morning in the Town of Wheatfield, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Bomb-making materials were found at the site.
Niagara County's Child Fatality Review Team to host crisis intervention training
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 09:55 am
The Niagara County Child Fatality Review Team will host a training program today to provide support and assistance to professionals who respond to child fatalities.
Helping the Earth: Compost bins and rain barrels available from Erie County
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
If you have a garden, you can help your plants thrive by purchasing a rain barrel and a compost bin.
Gus Macker seeking volunteers
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island, for the first time, will be part of the Gus Macker Tour. The Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball event will be held Aug. 29 and 30 and will be located on Grand Island Boulevard.
Grand Island: Dog park coming to Nike Base
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Girl Scout Troop 30448, led by Wendy McCaffery, is working on a Silver Award Girl Scout project to promote the dog park being planned at the Nike Base.
Thunder in the sky
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 04:30 pm
The Thunder of Niagara air show at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station offered tens of thousands of onlookers two days of airborne performers and ground displays this past weekend. The event returned after a four-year hiatus.
Squeaky Wheel's 12th annual 'Animation Fest' to debut at Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 12:15 pm
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center will present its 12th annual "Animation Fest," titled "Transforming Vision," at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Canal Fest this weekend; 'Girl's Night Out' shopping fundraiser this Thursday
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 12:15 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Sonny, Cher and Dreyfus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, July 25, and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at the annual flea market at Canal Fest of The Tonawandas.
'Molly Ringwald Revisits the Club: 30th Anniversary Screening, Discussion and Q&A of The Breakfast Club'
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 11:55 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces "Molly Ringwald Revisits the Club: 30th Anniversary Screening, Discussion and Q&A of The Breakfast Club" AT 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.
Grand Island: Registration opens for 10th annual 'Paddles Up'
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 05:25 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission and the Town of Grand Island have announced registration is now open for the 10th annual "Paddles Up" noncompetitive 4.8-mile paddle event around Beaver Island State Park. The event will be held Saturday, July 25.
Beat the heat: Summer safety tips
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 05:25 pm
Heat and humidity can be silent killers for those who don't take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones. Serious health concerns caused by extreme temperatures are heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death.
Pieces of the Past: Benjamin Long Homestead
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 05:00 pm
Many years ago, a family of seven, traveling in a covered wagon, made the long trek from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to their new home - a point where two creeks met, in a place called Tonawanda.
Lew-Port reunion idea turns into successful summer concert event
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:35 pm
In a blending of generations, the first "Spirit of the 80's" concert featured international recording artist and new-wave snyth-pop band The Spoons of Burlington, Ontario.
VFW Post 313 celebrates 70th anniversary
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:35 pm
Lake Ontario VFW Post 313 invited the public to come and share in a cookout Monday at the post to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
Miss Bev's, Forever Fabulous Fitness host free family event
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:30 pm
Miss Bev's Dance Studio and Forever Fabulous Fitness will offer more information Saturday, July 25, when they host a free family event at the studio, 1814 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
CanAm Challenge in Youngstown
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:30 pm
The Youngstown Yacht Club CanAm Challenge is back for a second year July 25-26. Hosted by the Youngstown Yacht Club, the event continues a decade's-long tradition of the Level Regatta.
Town of Lewiston hears about bond rating, NYPA reimbursements
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:30 pm
Key financial issues affecting the town and its residents occupied significant discussion in what turned into a lengthy Lewiston Town Board work session Monday.
Celebrating Hounds & Heroes
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:00 pm
On July 11, the Niagara County SPCA held its first Hounds & Heroes celebration at the shelter grounds, 2100 Lockport Road. Participants took part in many activities, including a parade, demonstrations, a pie contest and more.
Former supervisor Raymond P. Griffin dies
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:55 am
Raymond P. Griffin, who served for 16 years as the supervisor of the Town of Grand Island, died June 22, 2015, in New Port Richey, Florida, after a long battle with dementia. He was 90 years old.