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Annual Summer Cider festival pours into Niagara
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 07:00 am
Local cider lovers, rejoice: BlackBird Cider Works is pleased to announce the return of the Summer Cider Festival. The fourth annual event will be Sunday, Aug. 24, from noon to 6 p.m. at BlackBird Cider Works, 8503 Lower Lake Road, Barker.
ECHDC announces plans to light connecting terminal grain elevator
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 04:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met and approved two contracts that will move forward and start construction on a permanent lighting installation at the Connecting Terminal grain elevator in Buffalo.
Nik Wallenda accomplishes major skywalk at 175th Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:15 am
As the sun set on the midway Sunday, daredevil and high-wire artist Nik Wallenda eased his way along a 1,400-foot wire, 125 feet in the air, over the 175th Erie County Fair. Record-breaking crowds watched in anticipation as Wallenda navigated the wire, which was the size of a nickel in diameter, slowly and cautiously to the finish.
BBB tips for summer fair/festival purchases
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:15 am
August is the time for fairs and festivals. With many of these come cotton candy, fried foods, rides and out-of-town vendors and sellers. If you're thinking of making a purchase at the Erie County Fair or other county fair, at an arts and crafts event, the New York State Fair or other festival, Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York wants consumers to consider these tips before your buy.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The purpose of this observance is to highlight the importance of immunizations, one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th century, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Bring your favorite teddy bear to ride the carrousel at 'Teddy Bear Picnic'
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum invites children to bring their favorite teddy bear (or other stuffed animal) to the "Teddy Bear Picnic" from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Aug. 14.
Schneiderman and A.G.s of 29 states urge FDA to strengthen proposed regulation of e-cigarettes
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, together with the attorneys general of Illinois, Indiana, and Massachusetts, co-sponsored a letter submitted to the Food and Drug Administration that was signed by 29 state attorneys general.
Collins to host assistance to firefighters grant workshop
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
The office of Congressman Chris Collins will host an informational workshop where staff members with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide an overview of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
2014 Lewiston Art Festival winners
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 11:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed its 2014 Lewiston Art Festival winners.
NFHA's environmental leadership program has spots available for local youth
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Housing Authority invites children ages 12 and older to participate in its annual "Adventures in Environmental Leadership" program. This unique learning experience provides students with the opportunity to explore local waterways while learning about science and the environment.
Sun-protective clothing: Why it's worth it
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:10 pm
The Skin Cancer Foundation encourages people to enjoy the outdoors while still protecting themselves from the sun. One way to protect yourself is with clothing, which is the single most effective form of sun protection for the body. It's a great way to shield your skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, which account for 86 percent of melanomas and about 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers.
Collins helps secure $118,137 in grants for three local fire companies
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:05 pm
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $118,137 in federal funding for three local fire companies. The local fire companies are the Depew Fire Co., the Bergen Fire Department and the Upper Mountain Fire Co.
Niagara County participates for second year in field trial of new oral rabies vaccine
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:05 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division will participate in a nationally coordinated effort to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies with 14 other states and Canada through dissemination of the newer rabies vaccine ONRAB.
'Thunder on the Niagara' to be held at Gratwick Riverside Park
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:00 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt announced during a press conference the 2014 "Thunder on the Niagara" boat racing event will be "bigger and better" than the past eight years.
Holy Ghost Lutheran School teacher Poreda attends Space Academy
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 09:00 am
"Summer vacation" and "teacher" - when used in the same sentence these words typically produce responses varying from eye-rolling and head-shaking to exclamations of "Boy, it would be nice to have a job that gave me summers off."
Mixed response to petition to dissolve LPD
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 08:00 am
A petition to dissolve the Lewiston Police Department into the Niagara County Sheriff's Office has received mixed reactions from residents, police and town officials.
Village of Lewiston has big plans for waterfront
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 08:00 am
The mayor recently met with business leaders and members of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and revealed plans to bolster Lewiston's waterfront. Collesano envisions additional parking, a recreation area, and a museum highlighting the village's transportation history.
Great Contraption Race an enjoyable success
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:55 am
The first-ever Great Contraption Race, held to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation of Lewiston, went off without a hitch last Saturday morning in the lower Niagara River waters between Lewiston and Youngstown.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey names committee appointments, sets schedule
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey has announced his appointments for the new supervisor's/residents capital improvement advisory committee, as well as its meeting schedule for this month.
YYC Unlevel Regatta Aug. 15-17
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht Club will hold its first-ever powerboat Unlevel Regatta on Lake Ontario the weekend of Aug. 15-17.
Go gray for elephants at Buffalo Zoo
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo invites guests to wear gray in honor of world elephant day. The Buffalo Zoo's August "Zooper Saturday" event had an "elephantastic" theme, and was so well-received the zoo will have additional activities on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Any zoo visitor who wears gray on that day will receive $1 off regular admission.
12-hour scrapbooking event for scrapbookers and crafters to create memories
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:00 am
If you enjoy scrapbooking, but just do not have the time, then attend a dedicated event of scrapbooking to start, continue or finish your next album. A 12-hour scrapbooking event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Cleveland Heights Christian Church, 4774 Union Road, Cheektowaga.
Higgins, Slaughter, Collins and Reed press FAA to hold strong on pilot qualification rules
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 06:10 pm
In a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, Congressmembers Brian Higgins, Louise Slaughter, Chris Collins and Tom Reed are calling on the FAA to maintain the more rigorous pilot training requirements recently implemented, despite pleas by some in the airline industry to relax qualifications.
Maher, NU faculty members visit Haitian School founded by alumnus
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 06:10 pm
A Niagara University alumnus who spearheaded the development of a world-class school in Haiti is receiving reinforcements from his alma mater.
'Wonder Falls': Cuomo announces transformation of Rainbow Centre Mall in Niagara Falls
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo traveled to Niagara Falls Friday to announce Uniland Development Co., a Western New York-based development company, has been selected as the preferred developer to rebuild and transform the former Rainbow Centre Shopping Mall in Niagara Falls.
Art Festival Chalk Walk boasts modern theme
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 02:35 pm
A highlight of the 48th annual Lewiston Art Festival is most certainly the Chalk Walk sponsored by KeyBank.
Canalside event to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:05 am
The Roswell Park Concert for a Cure, one of the biggest music and food events of the summer, is coming to Canalside in Buffalo from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Alan Dikcis: Honoring a fallen soldier
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
The grief, the pride and the memories are still alive for the family of Army Spc. Alan N. Dikcis.

The 21-year-old Wheatfield resident was killed on March 5, 2010, in Afghanistan while on a mission to recover another vehicle that had been blown up on the roadway in Kandahar. Dikcis had been deployed to Afghanistan the previous July.

Thanks to the cooperative efforts of State Sen. George Maziarz, County Legislature Chairman Bill Ross and Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe, signs designating a portion of Walmore Road in Wheatfield as the Spc. Alan N. Dikcis Memorial Highway will be put in place. One sign will be at Walmore Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, near the Dikcis home; the other at the corner of Walmore and Lockport roads, not far from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station where Dikcis' body was brought home.

Welcome home event for veterans
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
VA Western New York Healthcare System will host its annual welcome home event and memorial ceremony from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The event, held for the 10th time since 2004, will take place at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo.
Ground broken for C-130 simulator
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a C-130 aircraft simulator.
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and State Parks encourage kids to 'Be a New York Ninja for Fun and Fitness'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:05 pm
Megan Fox, Will Arnett and filmmakers join officials from New York State Parks and the governor's office for motion pictures and television development at fan appreciation screening of film.
Schneiderman issues alert and tips for consumers in response to reports of massive online security breach
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued an alert to consumers following a reported massive online security breach in which hackers stole more than 1 billion unique user names and passwords, and half a billion email addresses. Schneiderman offered tips to consumers for safeguarding sensitive personal information online.
New York offering hundreds of internship opportunities for fall semester
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Civil Service Commissioner Jerry Boone announced the application deadline is approaching for hundreds of internship opportunities available within New York state government. He encouraged college students to submit applications for the fall semester as soon as possible. The application deadline is Sept. 8.
'Celebrate Lockport': Connecting people through faith and service
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope, or NOAH, a faith-based community organizing effort, will team with four congregations in Lockport to produce the first "Celebrate Lockport" event on Aug. 23.
Free German music concert series scheduled at Botanical Gardens
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
The German American Musicians, "Buffalo's Big German Band," have kicked off their 81st season by performing free summer concerts around Western New York. Their fourth and final performance will take place at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Thursday, Aug. 7, from 7-9 p.m.
Niagara County public health director joins Lockport mayor to promote health benefits of walking
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton joined Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey on her weekly "Walk a Mile with the Mayor" this past Monday.
FASNY applauds Cuomo for signing bill prohibiting registered sex offenders as volunteer firefighters
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that prevents registered sex offenders from joining or remaining members of volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies.
Niagara County Fair: Rockwood wins Grace Herr Award
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:55 am
The Niagara County Fair announces the 2014 Grace Herr Award recipient is Paul Rockwood, a fulltime farmer in Lockport who enjoys volunteering his time and expertise for the fair.
Update: Collins secures Buffalo Zoo as home for two injured bald eagles
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:55 am
The Buffalo Zoo is the new permanent home to two bald eagles, Carson and Stripe, after Congressman Chris Collins convinced the federal government to keep the birds in Western New York.
McGruff the Crime Dog, AlertID offer new app, 7 simple back-to-school tips for parents to keep kids safe
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Kids around the country are getting ready to go back to school, and their safety is always top priority for parents. As such, AlertID and the National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog) are sharing a new app and seven simple tips to get the school year off to a great and safe start.
 


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