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Buffalo Philharmonic's 2017-18 season celebrates power of music around the world, American musical heritage
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 10:40 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017-18 season will feature a celebration of America's musical heritage to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth, a theme that's evident in both the M&T Bank Classics Series and the KeyBank Pops Series.
Upstate New York affiliates of Susan G. Komen join forces for bigger impact on breast cancer
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 10:35 am
Four Susan G. Komen affiliates in New York state have restructured and centralized their operations and, pending legal approval expected within the next several weeks, created "Susan G. Komen Upstate New York."
Remembering Gary Raby Sr.
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 07:00 am
Coach Gary Raby Sr. goes by many names. No matter what you call him, though, you can't deny his heart of gold. He taught us so much in his life that sadly was cut too short last week while he was surrounded by his loving family at Hospice House. He will, however, continue to inspire us to believe in ourselves every day.
Niagara Trail Project becoming a reality
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 07:00 am
It's been a long time in progress, but, in coming years, if all goes as planned, local residents and visitors will be able to experience the scenic beauty of the Niagara River gorge like never before.
Sealed with a kiss: Aquarium offers special Valentine's Day events
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:45 pm
Give your sweetheart the unique present of a kiss from a seal and make Valentine's Day 2017 one to remember.
Higgins & Collins stand prepared to defend Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:45 pm
Congressmembers Brian Higgins and Chris Collins announced plans to work jointly to defend the future of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council awards grant to NU for first responder training
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:40 pm
Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training program has received a three-year, $320,000 grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.
Community Missions presents 20th annual Sweetheart Dinner on Feb. 10
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:40 pm
Community Missions Inc. will celebrate its 20th annual Sweetheart Dinner on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Conference & Events Center Niagara Falls.
Rossi earns promotion at Niagara University
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:40 pm
Jaclyn R. Rossi has been promoted to the position of associate director of alumni engagement and government relations at Niagara University.
Ortt introduces legislation to ban wind turbines from Niagara Falls Air Base
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:35 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt has introduced legislation that would make it illegal to erect wind turbines within 40 miles of military installations, such as the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Western New York residents eligible for billions in tax credits
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:30 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance remind New York taxpayers to check their eligibility for the earned income tax credit.
Think summer: Taste of Lewiston returning to village this May
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:30 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan Productions have teamed up to bring back A Taste of Lewiston. The event will be held on Center Street from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' in Lewiston
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:25 pm
Drs. Glenda R. Rose and Thomas G. Barba of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston will sponsor the firm's 27th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" on Saturday, Feb. 11.
$200,000 in grants available for business growth in NT
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:20 pm
Lumber City Development Corp. has partnered with the City of North Tonawanda to administer the Community Development Block Grant Microenterprise program, which includes dispersing $200,000 in funds toward small business growth in the city.
Niagara River Anglers Assn. steelhead contest
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:20 pm
The Niagara River Anglers Association will hold its annual Roger Tobey Memorial Lower Niagara River Steelhead Contest from sunrise to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4.
State aid sought for brewery, restaurant at former Summit Mall
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:15 pm
The Town of Wheatfield may soon apply for a state grant to provide aid to the company Big Thunder Brewing Co. in constructing a brewery and restaurant at the former Summit Mall.
Fashion Outlets to celebrate Lunar New Year
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:15 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA will celebrate the Lunar New Year with a variety of events taking place from Jan. 28 to Feb. 12.
Calamar Foundation announced
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:15 pm
Kenneth M. Franasiak, chairman and CEO of Calamar, recently announced the creation of the Calamar Foundation.
Residents threaten Wheatfield with lawsuits
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:10 pm
More than 20 notices of claim have been filed by North Tonawanda residents against the Town of Wheatfield, each for $60 million, accusing the town of neglecting to remove toxic waste from the Niagara Sanitation Landfill site.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Fire chief reminds drivers of Move Over Law
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:05 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Chief Chris Soluri stresses that scene safety has always been a top priority for all firefighting and emergency medical services personnel. While local volunteers do their best to handle any and all emergency incidents, they are also placed in harm's way and require special protection to lessen some of the dangers they face.
Grand Island Board of Education: School lunch program heading in right direction, trustees told
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:05 pm
Changing the negative perception of school lunches is one of the goals of the Grand Island Central School District food services department, Board of Education trustees were told Monday.
Grand Island doctor creates GI Challenge, a new fundraiser for Children's Hospital
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:00 pm
Dr. Stacey Watt of Grand Island was walking through the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo recently, inspecting the new rooms under construction, and saw rooms designated as having been funded by physicians, medical groups or private donors.
Catholic Charities receives $1 million grant to help fund renovation of former Niagara Falls School
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 06:05 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo is the recent recipient of a $1 million grant from the Nonprofit Infrastructure Capital Investment Program (NICIP) through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York to help transform the former Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish School in Niagara Falls into a family services center.
Family Promise of WNY to host open house
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 05:50 pm
Family Promise of WNY (FPWNY), a community organization that provides temporary shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness within Western New York, will host an open house event from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.
DEC releases CAFO permit renewal to promote water quality protections on New York farms
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 05:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the renewal of two general permits for technical programs designed to reduce the potential for water pollution on large livestock farms.
Making an IMPACT: NU transforms its approach to service learning
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 04:35 pm
Niagara University is strategically transforming its approach to service learning and student engagement in the community.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital sponsors stroke support group meeting on Feb. 1
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 01:35 pm
To help area stroke patients live their highest quality of life, Mount St. Mary's Hospital is hosting a stroke support group. The next meeting of the group is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Room 249 of the main hospital at 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
Old Fort Niagara presents 'Snowshoe Patrol'
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 01:30 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to imagine life as a soldier on the Niagara Frontier in the 1700s by attending its annual "Snowshoe Patrol" on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Mount St. Mary's celebrates Heart Month in February
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 01:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will celebrate Heart Month in February with its annual lipid panel screening on Sunday, Feb. 12, and continuing with a series of events throughout the coming weeks.
President Donald Trump will do first one-on-one interview with 'World News Tonight' anchor David Muir
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 05:00 pm
President Donald Trump will do his first interview with "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir since taking the oath of office to become the 45th president of the U.S. "President Trump: The First Interview" will air during a one-hour primetime special on Wednesday, Jan. 25 (10-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
Abbagail's Law passes Senate for 7th time
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 04:55 pm
The New York State Senate on Tuesday passed Abbagail's Law, a bill (S373) sponsored by New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I-North Tonawanda) that would make it illegal for an impaired licensed driver to ride as a car passenger while acting as a supervisor for a driver who holds a learner's permit.
UB law school selects interim dean for its highest honor
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 04:55 pm
James A. Gardner, interim dean of the University at Buffalo School of Law, will receive the Edwin F. Jaeckle Award, the highest honor given by the law school and its Alumni Association, at the school's annual New York Alumni Luncheon on Jan. 27 in New York City.
Respected community leader Chris Brown passes away
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 03:35 pm
Christopher H. Brown of Niagara Falls passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at his home, under the care of his family and Niagara Hospice.
VIDEO: Cuomo in Niagara Falls to cut ribbon on DoubleTree Hotel
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 08:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced the grand opening of the new, $37 million DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in downtown Niagara Falls. The project, which included the demolition of a portion of the former Fallside Hotel and Conference Center, along with the renovation of a four-story section of the building, connects to a newly constructed nine-story tower.
PHOTOS: Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo returns to Niagara Falls
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 01:30 pm
The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls hosted the fourth annual Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo over the weekend. The three-day event offered approximately 130 seminars. Visitors had the opportunity learn from experts about various specifies of fish, fishing techniques and other outdoor activities.
Gas prices drop slightly: Prices stabilize, but not for long
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 01:25 pm
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.31 per gallon, down 3 cents from last week, but up 47 cents from one year ago. The New York state average is $2.52 per gallon, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.11.
'Chinese Folk Pottery: The Art of the Everyday,' at Castellani Art Museum, explores minyao tradition
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 12:50 pm
"Chinese Folk Pottery: The Art of the Everyday opens with a reception featuring light refreshments from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.
Volunteers from Niagara County gather in Niagara Falls for workshop to help launch 2017 Appeal for Catholic Charities
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 05:00 pm
A volunteer training workshop and luncheon to help kick off the 2017 Appeal for Catholic Charities in Niagara County was held Saturday in Niagara Falls. About 50 parish and community volunteers, local clergy and lay leaders, and staff of Catholic Charities of Buffalo were on hand.
Flight school on tap for Mount View seniors
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 04:55 pm
Staff at Mount View Assisted Living in Lockport, and Cobb's Hill Assisted Living in Rochester, believe seniors don't have to stop living, or give up their dreams. In fact, they want to know what's on each senior's bucket list.
Grand Island Town Board: Town receives $67K from cable company
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
Newfound money has walked its way into Grand Island Town Hall.