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DEC announces improved free fishing opportunities across New York
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:45 pm
New York has held more than 350 free fishing clinics across the state in the past two years in an effort to expose people of all ages and backgrounds to the sport, Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced recently.
WNY Civic Hackathon announces winners
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:45 pm
WNY Civic Hackathon, powered by AT&T, hosted its demo and judging event Friday evening at the University at Buffalo North Campus. The six finalists presented and demoed their civic apps to a panel of tech judges for the opportunity to win one of the cash prizes totaling $3,500.
Ortt secures $185,000 to bring Dwyer Peer Support Program to Niagara County
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:25 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, chairman of the Senate committee on mental health and member of the committee on veterans, homeland security and military affairs, today announced he secured $185,000 to implement the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program in Niagara County.
BBB's top three ways to avoid Medicare open enrollment fraud
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:25 pm
Medicare open enrollment season is here and, while it's hard to miss the advertising, those who may be looking to make a change could be misled or even taken advantage of. In New York, more than 3 million Medicare beneficiaries have the chance to change their Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans until Dec. 7.
Turn the clocks back; turn your safety forward
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:25 pm
It's that time of the year again: On Nov. 1, daylight saving time comes to an end and we "fall back" one hour. It's the perfect time to make sure all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in proper working condition.
Gift wrap volunteers needed
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 12:35 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is looking for volunteers to wrap gifts at its Gift Wrap Booth this holiday season.
Pro Shepherd crowned winner of fifth Buffalo Startup Weekend
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 10:20 am
Pro Shepherd was crowned the winner from the fifth iteration of Buffalo Startup Weekend, held at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus' d!g center. It beat out seven other teams for the top prize.
Corporate performers band together to support Give for Greatness
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 10:20 am
Inspired by events of its kind in other cities, the first "Battle of the Corporate Bands" in Buffalo will feature corporate sponsors and their competing bands of the most unlikely musicians - such as bankers, PR executives, accountants, lawyers, software engineers and others.
Niagara University inks memorandum of understanding with Niagara College
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 10:20 am
Niagara University and Niagara College (Ontario, Canada) held a signing ceremony Oct. 16 to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding.
Collins holds posthumous medal ceremony for U.S. Army Capt. Alton J. Loysen
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 10:20 am
Over the weekend, Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement after holding a posthumous medal ceremony for U.S. Army Capt. Alton J. Loysen, who served this nation in World War II. At a recent ceremony, Collins presented medals to Loysen's wife of 63 years, Antoinette, recognizing his honorable service.
Niagara Catholic hosts annual craft show
Sat, Oct 24th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr. / Sr. High School will host its third annual vendor and craft show from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the school, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls. Admission is free.
Tonawandas Chamber to install officers
Sat, Oct 24th 2015 07:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas has announced its upcoming annual dinner and installation of officers.
Lewiston Road paving scheduled to begin Wednesday
Sat, Oct 24th 2015 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Transportation has informed NFP paving is scheduled to begin on Route 104 (Lewiston Road) Wednesday and be completed by the end of the day on Saturday, Oct. 31.
'Morning Sun': Lewiston mayor is a movie star
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:15 pm
Mayor Terry Collesano filmed a scene Monday for "Morning Sun," the Choice Films production shooting in the Village of Lewiston. While we won't give away any spoiler information, we can say director Tony Glazer was shocked at how well Collesano performed.
'Morning Sun' starlet needs a home
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:10 pm
Phyllis, an adorable, sweet-natured Shih-Tzu mix, got her big break when she was noticed by the Choice Films crew while they were scouting potential locations recently for the movie "Morning Sun."
Greater Niagara Ballet Company presents annual 'Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 05:00 pm
Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center will be transformed into a magical wonderland Sunday, Nov. 8, as the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. once again presents its "Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy."
Niagara Falls Memorial announces historic plan for cardiac services
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 04:55 pm
In an effort to address the pressing need for cardiac catheterization services in Niagara County, four Western New York health systems today announced a unique community collaboration to make this lifesaving care readily accessible to residents throughout the Niagara region.
Gospel Rescue Mission calls community together to serve
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 04:55 pm
The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission is dedicated to caring for the homeless, poor and addicted in Niagara Falls, and to being a place where the community can come together to serve those in need.
Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:45 pm
Although trick-or-treaters are gearing up for Halloween night, residents and officials of the Town of Niagara have already begun preparing for the upcoming winter holidays.
Town of Wheatfield Town Board sets budget hearing, discusses compressor station
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:45 pm
Amendments to the initial tentative budget were revealed Oct.19, at the Town of Wheatfield's board meeting; however, taxpayers may now rest easy, as the minimum tax levy remains the same.
Webster's Kitchen preps new ways to serve community
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:45 pm
Webster's Bistro is cooking up something big for local residents and it's not just their flavorful French cuisine.
DAVIDsTEA and Mountain Warehouse to join Fashion Outlets
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:45 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA will welcome two additional new retailers to its growing selection of top outlet brands this fall - Mountain Warehouse, opening on Oct. 17, and DAVIDsTEA.
New webcam at Gateway Harbor Park
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:45 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced that a new webcam was purchased by the city and installed at Gateway Harbor Park.
UPDATE: Fatal accident in Cambria
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:40 am
At 7:07 p.m. Thursday, a Niagara County Sheriff's Patrol vehicle was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the corner of North Ridge and Ridge Road in the Town of Cambria.
Complete Senior Care (PACE) participants 'Making Strides' against breast cancer
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:35 am
Kimberly Williamson, a medical records specialist at Complete Senior Care PACE, and a breast cancer survivor, proudly delivered a $550 check to the American Cancer Society "Making Strides of Buffalo" walk last Saturday.
Buffalo Sabres: Ullmark recalled, Lieuwen assigned to Rochester
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:20 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia visits Niagara University
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:20 am
Niagara University was pleased to welcome New York State Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia to campus on Wednesday.
Cuomo announces finalists for 43North, world's largest business idea competition
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:20 am
On Thursday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the 11 finalists for 43North, the world's largest business idea competition.
Robert Moses Parkway traveler advisory
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 07:20 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation has announced highway paving work is scheduled to occur next week on the Robert Moses State Parkway, in the City of Niagara Falls.
Erie County: Tower Foundation grant to fight opioid epidemic
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 06:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the receipt of a $64,000 grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation. The funds will be used to develop four proactive programs to target the increase in the number of Erie County residents addicted to heroin and other opioid-based drugs.
Countywide government efficiency plan OK'd by New York
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 05:50 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the New York State Division of Budget has approved the countywide government efficiency plan, ensuring property tax rebates checks will be issued to homeowners next year as part of the New York State Property Tax Freeze Credit Program.
Village of Lewiston looking into waterfront improvements
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 04:05 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to give Clerk/Treasurer Amy Salada permission to contact Munistat Services Inc. for guidance on taking a bond anticipation note in the amount of $355,000 to cover construction costs related to the southern portion of Lewiston Landing (behind Water Street Landing).
Artpark announces new exec. director, wraps season with news of $11.5 mil economic impact to community
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 11:10 am
Artpark & Company paid tribute to its famed outgoing president, formally introduced a new leader, and reported on the performing arts venue's economic impact at its recent annual meeting.
Niagara Falls bartenders battle for a chance to become Hard Rock's 2015 global BARocker champion
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 04:50 pm
Hard Rock International is shining the spotlight on the brand's talented bartenders for Hard Rock's third annual global BARocker competition. The battle will call on Hard Rock bartenders from around the world to showcase their top-notch bartending skills for the chance to be named Hard Rock's best BARocker of 2015.
Niagara University to honor four, raise scholarship dollars at President's Dinner
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 01:10 pm
Niagara University's annual economic impact on the Western New York region is estimated to exceed $227 million. The Catholic and Vincentian institution is among Niagara County's largest employers and graduates nearly 1,000 well-qualified individuals into the workforce each spring.
'Halloween Happenings' ushers in season at Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 01:10 pm
On Oct. 24, the Aquarium of Niagara will open its doors to bring in the fun and wonder of the season with its annual "Halloween Happenings."
Special Olympics to host 9th annual 'Polar Plunge' this December
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 07:00 am
Over the past nine years, participants have raised over $1.3 million for the local athletes of Special Olympics New York. On Dec. 5, thousands of participants will come together to celebrate the ninth annual "Polar Plunge" to benefit Special Olympics at Woodlawn Beach State Park.
Judith Nolan Powell appointed to Memorial Medical Center Foundation post
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 05:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has tapped Judith A. Nolan Powell to become its vice president of foundation and community relations.
The Mansion on Delaware Avenue inducted into TripAdvisor Hall of Fame
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 04:45 pm
The Mansion on Delaware Avenue (MoDA), an award-winning hotel located in Buffalo, was recently recognized as a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame inductee.