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Niagara University named 2016-17 'College of Distinction'
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:35 pm
Niagara University is one of only 10 Catholic colleges and universities in New York state - and 76 nationwide - to be selected to the 2016-17 list of top academic institutions by Colleges of Distinction.
Free fishing clinic, firefighting demonstration planned for Chestnut Ridge Park
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:05 pm
The Erie County departments of Parks, Recreation and Forestry and Emergency Services, in conjunction with the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, have announced a day of free family fun happening Saturday, June 25.
Historic Riviera Theatre selects Foit-Albert Associates for theater expansion, development project
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 12:00 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has selected award-winning Foit-Albert Associates to design the regionally significant Riviera Theatre expansion and development project, which is designed to set the stage for future generations to enjoy the venue.
People Inc. receives grant to expand intensive behavior training, counseling program
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 11:55 am
People Inc., Western New York's largest health and human services agency, has received a grant from the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) family support services program.
DEC announces final sewage pollution right to know regulations
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 11:35 am
New York state has finalized regulations needed to implement the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Monday.
Poloncarz statement on lead hazard reduction funding grant approval
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 11:15 am
Poloncarz said, "The fight against lead in Erie County just got a big shot in the arm with the announcement of these grant funds and accompanying healthy homes funds, and I thank Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand for securing these funds and providing this big boost."
Flag Day ceremony in Buffalo
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 10:00 am
Today is Flag Day, and the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park has a historic ceremony scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Naval & Military Park, 1 Naval Park Cove at Canalside (near the Rotary flagpole).
Forte heads Catholic Charities fundraiser
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 07:00 am
Catholic Charities presents "Forte Tenors in Concert" at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, inside Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.
Cecconi receives Robert J. Uplinger Award
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 02:05 pm
Lewiston Community Lions Club President Regina Cecconi received the Robert J. Uplinger Award for her outstanding service to her community. The Robert J. Uplinger award is the highest award available in the Lions Multiple District 20N.
Chef's Restaurant Motorcycle Poker Run raises $20,000 for Billittier Foundation Charity
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 11:10 am
Louis J. Billittier Jr. wishes to thank the 125 motorcycle riders, and hundreds of supporters and volunteers, who participated in the Louis J. Billittier Foundation Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle on Saturday.
Second (Indianhead) Division Association annual national reunion
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 11:00 am
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time.
Tompkins to bring SPCA of Niagara's Orange Cat Campaign up for council vote
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 11:00 am
Niagara Falls City Councilman Kenny Tompkins announced he has been working with the SPCA of Niagara to help bring its Orange Cat Campaign to Niagara Falls to provide a humane option to reduce the feral cat population in the city.
Bucket list check: Fans watch Dolly Parton at Artpark; video and photos
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 10:05 am
Those in attendance at Sunday's opening outdoor concert of the 2016 Artpark summer season called it a dream come true. Magical. A bucket list check-off. Music icon Dolly Parton brought her "Pure & Simple" tour to Lewiston, along with a bevy of hit songs, thoroughly thrilling the 7,000-plus in attendance.
Drawing dad
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 07:00 am
In celebration of Father's Day, Niagara Frontier Publications invited children ages 12 and under to "Draw Your Dad." More than 40 pictures were submitted.
GardenFest blooms in Lewiston
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston Garden Club members gathered at the Lake Ontario cottage of member Barbara Carter on June 6 for a potluck picnic and a chance to relax before the annual Lewiston GardenFest, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18 and 19.
Down River 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Walk/Roll debuts June 25
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 07:00 am
Join The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc. Saturday, June 25, for the first Down River 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk/Roll for its "Miles of Care" initiative.
Lawrence receives PTA honor
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 07:00 am
Dr. Teresa Lawrence has received the PTA Distinguished Service Award, presented by PTA Council president Lisa Fabiano.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kiddos Korner welcomed with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island business owner Crystal Harding said she loves the location of her 2-year-old business, calling it "homey," which is only natural considering the business is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood.
11th annual Lewiston GardenFest set for June 18-19
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, returns Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19. The 11th annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Higgins announces $239,250 federal grant to UB for work at Hunter James Kelly Research Institute
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 05:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the State University of New York at Buffalo was awarded a federal grant totaling $239,250 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services toward the goal of enhancing the accuracy of newborn screening for Krabbe disease.
Cuomo announces $6.5 million I-190 resurfacing project on Grand Island
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $6.5 million pavement resurfacing project on the Niagara Thruway (I-190) on Grand Island is scheduled to begin.
Grand Island: Gus Macker weekend a slam dunk
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 05:10 pm
Corey McGowan said he is ready to run another hoops tourney right away following the weekend's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.
Miracle League inducts 3 into Hall of Fame
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 05:05 pm
During Opening Day ceremonies Sunday in Veterans Park, the Miracle League of Grand Island and WNY inducted the first three players into the Miracle League Hall of Fame.
Father's Day Lawn Mower Races June 18
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 05:05 pm
The committee organizing the annual Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Run/Walk meet to plan the event, which will take place Saturday, June 18, on the West River Parkway.
Can you help: Craniofacial Center of WNY
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 04:50 pm
On Monday, July 18, the Miles For Smiles Organization will host its 13th annual wine tasting fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. on the waterfront at AcQua Restaurant & Banquets, 2192 Niagara St., Buffalo.
10 Mile Garage Sale this weekend; maps available
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 11:25 am
Folks wasted no time Friday morning in heading to street sales like this one on North Fifth Street.
Pappas volunteers with Meals on Wheels
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 11:10 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently helped deliver meals with volunteers from Twin Cities Meals on Wheels.
Main carousel returns to Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 11:10 am
The 100-year-old carousel at North Tonawanda's Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has been reassembled and is back in operation after it was taken down for repair.
North Tonawanda Common Council OKs, supports Canal Fest in July
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 11:05 am
Don't look now, but Canal Fest is right around the corner.
Town of Wheatfield: Task force suggests more commercial zoning along Niagara Falls Boulevard
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 11:05 am
The Town of Wheatfield, with suggestions from the town's comprehensive task force, may consider zoning more area commercial along Niagara Falls Boulevard.
Town of Wheatfield: Quasar appeals court ruling on town's biosolids law
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 11:05 am
Quasar Energy Group announced Monday it has filed an appeal of State Supreme court Justice Frank Caruso's ruling on the Town of Wheatfield's biosolids law. Last month, Caruso ruled the law, which bans the spread of human waste byproducts on town land, is legal.
Wheatfield fishing derby set for June 18
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 11:05 am
The Town of Wheatfield Fishing Derby will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 18, at the Fairmount Park pond.
Town of Niagara: 'Music Mania Mondays' return with bigger acts, more offerings
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 11:00 am
The Town of Niagara is about to unleash its biggest outdoor "Music Mania Mondays" concert series ever at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Fairy House Festival expands at Artpark
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:40 am
Artpark's annual Fairy House Festival is always filled with whimsy and wonder. This year, the event will transform into a two-day celebration featuring performances by international street theater groups, visual and interactive art experiences, storytelling and more.
Empower recognizes Ortt for work on behalf of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:35 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will award New York State Sen. Robert G. Ortt the Chairman's Award at its annual golf tournament June 27 at Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown.
NYS offers tax break for many odd jobs and household projects
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:35 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds New Yorkers they aren't required to pay sales tax for odd jobs and projects done on their property when the work is done by someone who's not operating in a regular trade or business.
Memorial announces Niagara Cup Classic winners
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:05 am
The 25th annual Niagara Cup Classic was held June 2 at the Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick golf courses.
Nonprofits have until June 15 to register for J. Fitzgerald Group's 'CreateAthon'
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:05 am
J. Fitzgerald Group, an international marketing and advertising firm based in Lockport, reminds the local nonprofit sector to submit applications for the ninth-annual WNY-area "CreateAthon."
Ortt's bill to create level playing field among NFTA passes in Senate
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:05 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced the New York State Senate unanimously passed his legislation that would ensure Niagara County residents have a voice on the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority board.
'Raise a Hot Dog to Joan' returns to The Silo
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 06:15 pm
Joseph Pillittere Jr. will again honor his late mother, Joan, by giving away 500 of The Silo Restaurant's hot dogs from 11 a.m. until gone on Sunday, June 26.
 

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