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Schneiderman announces program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced the launch of the New York state mortgage assistance program, or NYS MAP, which will provide small loans to families struggling to avoid foreclosure. The loans will assist families in securing mortgage modifications and result in more families staying in their homes.

The program is an enhancement to the attorney general's homeowner protection program, which provides struggling borrowers with free legal and housing counseling services, and has served more than 28,000 homeowners across the state since the launch of the program in October of 2012.

Borrowers can apply beginning Oct. 15.

Buffalo's National Garden Festival: Open gardens return to Niagara County
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
Buffalo's National Garden Festival is now in its fifth year and once again features a group of outstanding private gardens to visit on your own on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the month of July.
Niagara hospice awarded accreditation
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
Niagara Hospice's dedication to providing the highest level of care was recently recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.
World Cup soccer fun comes to Niagara Falls, USA
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and its partner, Global Spectrum, today announced Tuesday's World Cup game featuring U.S.A. versus Belgium will be broadcast live on Old Falls Street.
Grant funding available for home repairs in rural areas
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
The Niagara County Community Action Program Inc. announces the availability of grant funds for home repair, open to qualified Niagara County residents who own their homes and reside in rural areas of the county.
Take a wedding plunge
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 04:55 pm
Adventurous couples seeking a unique wedding photo location need not look any further. Imagine starring down Class VI rapids as you and your wedding party have the big day captured like no one ever has.

The new Niagara Jet Adventure and Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. are looking for a couple to "take the plunge" this summer.

Wound Center of Niagara earns RestorixHealth excellence award
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 04:00 pm
RestorixHealth, a management company that develops and operates wound care centers of excellence nationwide, is pleased to announce The Wound Center of Niagara is a recipient of the newly launched Wound Center of Excellence award.
Interview: A revealing Phillip Phillips brings better songs to Artpark
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 01:00 pm
Phillip Phillips has taken us behind the light, which is the name of his new sophomore album, to expose what was hidden in the shadows. What we find, if we turn off the spotlight - forget about "Idol" and the song featured across television - is a singer/songwriter who is crafting authentic, anthemic, emotionally charged alt-rock songs that are just plain good.
Cuomo announces expansion of Diversified Manufacturing, retention of 130 jobs
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 10:15 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday the completion of an expansion project by Diversified Manufacturing, a manufacturing and engineering services firm in Lockport, which will facilitate the retention of 130 jobs. The nearly $5 million project was supported by $450,000 in funding from the New York Power Authority.
State Firemen's Association urges New Yorkers to leave fireworks to professionals
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 07:00 am
With Independence Day right around the corner, it's important to keep safety a top priority during the upcoming holiday celebrations.
Return to 'Summer of '69'
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts will bring back Lewiston's own 1960s rock musicians and friends for the 10th annual "Summer of '69" concert Friday, July 11. The fun starts at 6 p.m. at the Hennepin Park Gazebo (Center and South Fourth streets).
Summer children's programs at History Center of Niagara
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:15 pm
For four weeks in July and August, the History Center of Niagara will offer weekly children's programs. Each week has a different historical theme. The programs are open to children ages 7 through 12.
Higgins celebrates Tim Russert Exhibit move to Buffalo History Museum
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke from the Floor of the House of Representatives to mark the official move of the "Inside Tim Russert's Office" exhibit from the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to The Buffalo History Museum.
Niagara County, city leaders to boost troops Monday
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:55 am
Leaders from Niagara County and Lockport city government plan to bolster local efforts to boost the morale and meet the needs of American troops deployed around the world protecting America's freedom by working to bring some of the comforts of home to the front lines.
First Niagara, Isaiah 61 Project providing job training for home rehabilitation
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:35 am
The First Niagara Foundation and the Isaiah 61 Project Inc. are providing the resources necessary for job training and housing rehabilitation services for residents in the City of Niagara Falls.

The Isaiah 61 Project will target a section of the community the organization has identified for redevelopment and revitalization. Job training and education will be provided in the construction trades for residents who qualify for the program. Those receiving the training will then work to rehabilitate abandoned homes and turn them into safe, affordable housing.

The First Niagara Foundation is providing a $10,000 grant to fund the program and purchase building materials.

Ceretto, Cuomo, Maziarz, Dyster to co-host citizen preparedness training program
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:20 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, State Sen. George Maziarz and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster will co-host a citizen preparedness training program Saturday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Zoo celebrates a baby boom
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:20 am
A variety of new baby animals were born at the Buffalo Zoo this season. Visitors to the Buffalo Zoo will be able to see more baby animals now than the zoo usually has on exhibit at one time.
Baby monkey from Buffalo Zoo is hand-raised in Des Moines
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:20 am
A baby Japanese macaque who was abandoned by his mother at the Buffalo Zoo is being hand-raised by keepers at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa.

The baby, named Nikko, was born June 5 at the Buffalo Zoo. Shortly after his birth, keepers noticed that his mother, 6-year-old Yuki, was not holding him. This indicated the first-time mom may not be caring for her newborn properly. Keeper staff retrieved the baby to warm him and give him fluids, and make sure he was healthy. After multiple attempts to reunite mother and baby, zoo staff determined the baby's best chance at survival was to be hand-raised.

Congressman Collins pleased with passage of legislation to improve newborn screening
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:00 am
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, released the following statement Wednesday on passage of H.R. 1281, Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act:
Daemen to celebrate Rosary Hall's 'Historic Landmark' designation
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:00 am
Daemen College's Rosary Hall, recognized for its Italian Renaissance Revival architecture, and designed by one of most prominent Buffalo architects of the early 20th century, will be officially designated a "Historic Landmark" at 3 p.m. July 1.

The college will host a celebration in Rosary Hall in honor of this distinguished designation by the Amherst Historic Preservation Commission. Daemen President Gary A. Olson, Amherst Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette, commission representatives, and members of the college community are expected to be in attendance.

"We are honored to have Rosary Hall receive 'Historic Landmark' status in Amherst, which has been home to the Daemen campus since it was founded," Olson said.

Niagara Catholic High School celebrates 'Green Day'
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:00 am
The Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School community recently celebrated "Green Day" on the school's campus, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls. The event was the brainchild of student and event coordinator Jeana Franjoine, who will be a senior at NC in September.
Ceretto joins Cuomo at signing of anti-heroin bills
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:00 am
Earlier this week, Assemblyman John Ceretto joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he officially signed legislation that combats the rising scourge of heroin addiction in New York.
Dunkin' Brands names Jeff Miller as executive chef, vice president of product innovation
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:50 am
Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has announced Buffalo native Jeff Miller as the company's new executive chef and vice president of product innovation.
Niagara Falls firefighters share top state honor for Niagara Falls river rescue
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:50 am
Two members of the Niagara Falls Fire Department who jumped into the raging Niagara River to rescue a distraught man seconds before going over the falls were named co-firefighters of the year Wednesday by the statewide association representing professional firefighters.
Skin Cancer Foundation offers summer sun protection tips for the whole family
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:50 am
Summer is here, which means families will spend more time outdoors. During these months, the sun's rays tend to be extremely strong, making proper sun protection essential.
NAMI meetings for July
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:50 am
The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo & Erie County monthly educational meeting for families of people living with mental illness will held Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst.
New Voice Club of the Niagara Frontier Hosts International Association of Laryngectomees
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:35 am
More than 300 cancer survivors, friends, family and medical personnel are expected to attend the annual meeting of the International Association of Laryngectomees, hosted by the New Voice Club of the Niagara Frontier, now through June 29 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo.
Higgins recognizes June as Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month on House Floor
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke from the House Floor this week to recognize June as Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. Higgins urged his colleagues to support H.R. 1507, the HOPE for Alzheimer's Act, and to also ensure a strong funding commitment for research to find a cure.
Veterans, active duty, reservist military invited to eat free at TA, Petro Stopping Centers on Independence Day
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 07:00 am
TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, invites all active duty military, veterans and reservists with proof of service to enjoy a complimentary meal on Independence Day, Friday, July 4, at any participating TA or Petro sit-down restaurants nationwide.
Thousands enjoy Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 01:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival, featuring a diverse collection of WNY artists, musicians, vendors and happenings, with the purpose of promoting the city and fostering economic growth.
Schneiderman releases consumer alert on five common phone scams targeting senior citizens
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 01:50 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert on five common telephone scams targeting senior citizens.
'Introduction to Family Child Care' scheduled
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:45 am
An "Introduction to Family Child Care" for those interested in becoming registered family child care providers will be held June 26, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Niagara Community Action Program Inc., 1521 Main St., Niagara Falls.
Best birthday ever: IHOP celebrates 56 years by offering a short stack of buttermilk pancakes for 56 cents
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:45 am
For one day only - Tuesday, July 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. - participating IHOP restaurants will offer their world-famous buttermilk pancakes for less than they cost on opening day in 1958.
15th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake sets sail July 11
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:40 am
Registration is still open for the 15th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake, to be held July 11, rain or shine. The event will take place at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club.
Buffalo Museum of Science to open 'Mysteries of The Unseen World'
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:15 am
A new 3D film adventure takes audiences on an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible.
Hasek leads Hockey Hall of Fame 2014 inductees
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 08:05 pm
Pat Quinn, chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame, and John Davidson, chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame's selection committee, announced today that four individuals have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the player category, including former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek.
Higgins: HHS consideration of Grand Island hotel for unaccompanied minors is off the table
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 08:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Monday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has withdrawn consideration for the Byblos Niagara Resort in Grand Island for its unaccompanied children effort.
Higgins, Kulpa announce plan to maintain Social Security services in Williamsville
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 08:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa announced a plan to preserve access to Social Security services for residents in northern Erie County. Under an agreement with the Village of Williamsville, residents will be able to connect with Social Security Administration caseworkers directly from Village Hall.
Marnie LaVigne named CEO of Launch NY
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 05:15 pm
Marnie LaVigne, who has guided University at Buffalo economic development efforts since 2005, including helping UB and its partners establish Buffalo's life sciences sector, has been named CEO of Launch NY.

LaVigne, Ph.D., associate vice president for economic development at UB, will end her tenure at UB and assume leadership of Launch NY in July. One of the founders of Launch NY and a member of its board, LaVigne will focus her efforts in the CEO role on repositioning the young nonprofit organization to coordinate with evolving economic development efforts that target entrepreneurship as a key to the region's economic future and job market.

Reminder: Canalside hosts meeting for micro-enterprises and minority, women-owned businesses and organizations
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 05:15 pm
Global Spectrum, the management company operating Canalside, is hosting a meeting to better acquaint micro-enterprises, as well as minority and women-owned corporations, organizations and vendors, with opportunities to do business at Buffalo's waterfront destination.
 


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