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Salvation Army Tonawanda Corps Red Kettle kick-off Nov. 4
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
The Salvation Army will begin its Red Kettle campaign on Friday, Nov. 4, at Budwey's Supermarket, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda.
Hardwick facilitates Grand Island hearing for ag district requests
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced that, due to the volume of requests from Grand Island property owners to receive agricultural district status, he has arranged for the hearing to be held in the town. The county is holding the hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road.
Local travel agent joins 'The 1%'
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
Jude Russo Caserta, agency owner of Jude's Luxury Travel in Youngstown, recently completed an in-depth training program with Tauck, thus joining less than 1 percent of the company's worldwide network of travel agents who have successfully completed the program.
Town of Lewiston approves tax levy limit override
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston moved further on its 2017 budget this week, both at a public hearing Monday to override the tax levy limit, and in its $16.820 million preliminary spending plan.
Last black moon until 2019 to rise over Eastern Hemisphere on Halloween weekend
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
AccuWeather reports the Eastern Hemisphere is in for a treat this Halloween weekend as a rare black moon will rise in the sky.
Grand Island WWII vet going on Honor Flight
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 07:00 pm
A Grand Island veteran of World War II will get well-deserved recognition for his military service when he boards the Honor Flight on Saturday for the trip of a lifetime.
U.S. and Canada to play outdoors at 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:50 pm
The U.S. and Canada will make history when the two rivals battle outdoors at New Era Field in Orchard Park on Dec. 29, 2017, in a preliminary round game of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship.
Empire State Development announces schedule for REDC's presentations to strategic implementation assessment team
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:40 pm
Empire State Development on Friday announced the schedule for this year's Regional Economic Development Council presentations to the strategic implementation assessment team, which is led by Secretary of State Rossana Rosado.
Cuomo announces grand opening of Platter's Chocolate Factory in Western New York
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the grand opening of a new, $1.3 million chocolate factory in Niagara County. Platter's Chocolates, a family-owned business since 1938, relocated to the historic Wurlitzer building in North Tonawanda to expand its production lines, packaging capabilities, and offer culinary tours to visitors.
Niagara University's education programs praised by Corporation for National and Community Service
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 02:25 pm
When the Corporation for National and Community Service named Niagara University to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 10th straight year, it also recognized NU for its commitment to improving educational outcomes for children and youth in pre-kindergarten through college.
Niagara Falls: It's your action plan
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 02:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department (CD) is excited to start gathering public comments for our 2017 action plan. Through participatory budgeting, we will decide how to best use United States Department of Housing and Urban Development funds, together.
43North: Cuomo announces $1 million grand prizewinner
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 12:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced Oncolinx as the winner of the 43North $1 million grand prize.
Mark Briglio named president of Lewiston Kiwanis Club
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:50 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club announced Mark Briglio was recently installed as the president of the club for 2016-17. He previously served as the vice president and president-elect.
Grand Island reaches settlement with TWC
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:05 am
Councilwoman Bev Kinney announced at Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting an agreement with Time Warner that will settle a lengthy impasse.
Erie County urges NY to go forward with 'open road tolling'
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:05 am
The Erie County Legislature's Majority Caucus unanimously approved a resolution in support of upgrading the entire New York State Thruway system to electronic tolls, which would allow motorists to pass through more easily. Cars and trucks would be tolled through a high-speed EZ-Pass system that doesn't require stopping.
Grand Island Board of Education: Study of municipal broadband discussed
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:00 am
The Board of Education heard a proposal to fund a study on whether municipal broadband would make sense for Grand Island.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 19
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
With the holiday season quickly approaching, the excitement is building for the fifth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities.
GI Lions Club to mark 60th anniversary
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For 60 years, Grand Island has had a special friend working on its behalf to create a better life for those less fortunate in the community.
Niagara Small Business Development Center to present free business workshop
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:15 am
The Niagara Small Business Development Center, Greater Lockport Development Corporation and Lockport Main Street will present a free business workshop titled, "Moving your business forward."
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas to honor four
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:15 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will hold its annual dinner and installation of officers at the Rescue Firehall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda, on Nov. 10.
Community comes together in preparation for Niagara Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:10 am
The holiday season is right around the corner, which means the Niagara Electric Lights Parade will soon be kicking off local celebrations.
Delivering more than meals: Twin Cities Meals on Wheels recognized for service to others
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:10 am
Twin Cities Meals on Wheels, formerly known as North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels, opened its doors Saturday to reveal a new name change, as well as to give elected officials and community members an inside look into the everyday operations.
Heart Center of Niagara to expand diagnostic services
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:55 pm
The new camera will equip a second cardiac stress-testing lab at the heart center and is part of a $320,000 expansion that will include expanded echocardiography capabilities.
Star-studded ESW wrestling event to be held in Niagara Falls
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:55 pm
Empire State Wrestling returns to Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls, on Saturday, Nov. 25, for a card featuring former WWE Superstars Hardcore Holly and Santino Marella, as well as current TNA superstar Braxton Sutter and "Cruiserweight Classic" participant Tyson Dux.
Ribbon-cutting at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens celebrates extensive restoration, kicks off new exhibits
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens President and CEO David Swarts, members of the Botanical Gardens board of directors, members of the Erie County Department of Public Works, elected officials, and gardens enthusiasts Thursday to celebrate a lengthy list of extensive upgrades and improvements to historic houses 2 and 3 with a ribbon-cutting at the site.
Driver pleads not guilty in Wheatfield fatal crash
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:55 pm
Twenty-year-old Carly Marrs of North Tonawanda, whose vehicle struck and killed two teenagers walking along Shawnee Road, plead not guilty Oct. 26 at the Town of Wheatfield Court.
Niagara University ROTC program places in top 10% on Outcome Metrics List
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:50 pm
Niagara University's Army ROTC program placed in the top 10 percent on the National Accessions Outcome Metrics List, based on results released Oct. 20 by the U.S. Army Cadet Command.
Empower announces board appointments
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 04:35 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, has announced the election of three new members of the board of directors:
Cuomo announces $5 million to continue successful 43North competition
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 04:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced $5 million to continue the successful 43North startup competition in Western New York in 2017.
Cuomo announces groundbreaking clinical trial of Cuban-developed lung cancer treatment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 03:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute will launch a groundbreaking clinical trial of CIMAvax-EGF - a Cuban-developed lung cancer treatment.
Sabres Bowl-A-Rama set for Dec. 11
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the "Bowl-A-Rama" celebrity bowling tournament presented by Dave & Adam's Card World will return on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Transit Lanes, 7850 Transit Road, Williamsville.
Smartphone survey to track flu in Western New York
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 07:00 am
When a flu epidemic hits a metropolitan area, it's helpful for public health officials to know how quickly the disease could spread and which residents may be most vulnerable to infection.
2 Lewiston-Porter students honored at luncheon
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:20 pm
On Friday, Oct. 14, Empower held a lunch at the Four Points by Sheraton in Niagara Falls. Seven individuals/organizations/businesses were honored, including two Lewiston-Porter students, for their work on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Community Missions to hold antiques & fine arts auction
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:20 pm
Community Missions will hold an antiques and fine arts auction at the Presbyterian Church in Youngstown on Sunday, Nov. 13.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara helping to fight hunger
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:15 pm
As part of its commitment to strengthening communities, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is teaming up with the Food Bank of Western New York for the fifth straight year to help fight hunger this holiday season.
Niagara University social work majors receive Zonta Club Award
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:15 pm
Two Niagara University social work majors have been selected for the 2016 Safe at Home Conference Award by the Zonta Club of Niagara Falls.
Collins blasts Obamacare rate hikes
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:05 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, released the following statement Monday after reports found premiums for the Affordable Care Act's benchmark plans are set to increase by an average of 25 percent, while consumer's coverage choices will be drastically reduced in many areas.
UB: Patient safety will improve with launch of ACA effort focused on better data collection
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:00 pm
As many as a third of patients admitted to the U.S.' best hospitals have experienced harm as part of their care. That astounding 2005 statistic is often cited to underscore the alarming need for improvement in health care. More recent studies have found patient safety problems may be responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths per year.
Niagara University receives highest federal honor for community service
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:00 pm
For the 10th consecutive year, Niagara University has achieved the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning and civic engagement.
Niagara River Greenway Commission names new director
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:00 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced Jeanne Leccese was named executive director of the regional organization.