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Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce: Awards Gala honorees announced
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, April 28, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. This is the second consecutive year the event is being held in Niagara Falls. It's due to the growth in event participation over the years.
Wine on Third proprietors set to debut The Craft
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
Shawn Weber and David Giusiana are set to debut The Craft Kitchen and Bar on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The modern-looking pub is kitty-corner to Wine on Third, their popular downtown bar and restaurant on the corner of Third Street and Ferry Avenue.
Historical Association of Lewiston looks back at decade that brought us The Sentinel
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
On behalf of the Historical Association of Lewiston and its board of directors, happy birthday Sentinel! The Sentinel's first edition was issued Feb. 14, 1987, and actually had the title of "We Need A Name!" It was since that very first edition that the HAL started its long relationship with the Sentinel, when we placed our member meeting notice in it for a historian to speak about the history of Lundy's Lane.
Ice rink: Town of Lewiston Board receives good news from Dashineau
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 06:55 am
Town Parks/Recreation Director Michael Dashineau had some upbeat news for Lewiston residents and the Town Board on Monday.
Niagara University seeking youth summer camp counselors
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:50 pm
Niagara University is looking for motivated individuals to be summer youth camp counselors.
Family Promise of WNY to collaborate with Roswell Park in creating a home-like environment for families experiencing homelessness
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:45 pm
The "Painting for Promise" event will bring Roswell Park Cancer Institute's executive management team into the Family Promise of WNY shelter to paint and perform repairs to build a welcoming environment for families.
Lewiston GardenFest accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:05 pm
With the official start to spring right around the corner, preparations for Lewiston GardenFest are now underway.
Welcome Center to celebrate Grand Island, WNY
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:00 pm
The future Western New York Welcome Center, one of 10 welcome centers that are to be built in all regions of New York state at a cost of $55 million, will place Grand Island in the center of Western New York tourism.
Grand Island Town Board: Local solar law may be model for other communities
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:00 pm
Grand Island's new solar law, the first local law to be passed in 2017, could be seen as a model for other communities looking to draft solar laws, said Town Board member Beverly Kinney.
St. Johnsburg holds installation of officers
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 05:40 pm
The St. Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Co. and its Ladies Auxiliary recently held the annual installation of officers at the St. Johnsburg Firehall, 7165 Ward Road.
New York State Parks unveils new family-sharing Empire Pass card
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 03:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Thursday announced the new State Parks Empire Pass card is now available for purchase.
Grand Island: Border Patrol agents in Buffalo arrest 7 illegally in US
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:45 am
On Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol received an anonymous call that there were 12-20 illegal immigrants at an address on Long Road on Grand Island. In response, agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station increased patrols in the area.
Girl Scouts of WNY celebrate diversity of world, connections with others
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:25 am
Girl Scouts from all over Western New York gathered together for the International World Thinking Day event on Saturday. The Girl Scouts of Western New York spent the afternoon at Herbert Hoover Elementary School in Buffalo with 152 girls in attendance.
Lewiston GardenFest accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:20 am
With the official start to spring right around the corner, preparations for Lewiston GardenFest are now underway. The 12th annual event, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club is set for Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18, along Center Street in Lewiston.
Morinello joins labor committee
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:20 am
This week, Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello was assigned to an additional committee for the 2017-18 legislative session. Morinello will now serve on the labor committee in addition to his previous committee assignments, which include committees on codes, higher education, housing and tourism, and veterans' affairs (where he is the ranking minority member).
ECC dental students deliver another successful Give Kids a Smile Day
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:20 am
On Feb. 3, SUNY Erie Community College's dental hygiene students partnered with Dr. Marti Peterson's Just 4 Me Pediatric dental team to provide free dental care to children from Erie and Niagara counties as part of the American Dental Association-sponsored Give Kids a Smile Day at the college's north campus dental hygiene clinic.
Help Me Grow Western New York awarded $1.8 million grant for child development program
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:15 am
Help Me Grow Western New York has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for its continued regional implementation of the comprehensive child development collaborative. Niagara University has been selected to manage the three-year grant.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation elects new officers, adds board member
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:15 am
At its annual meeting, the board of directors of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation Inc. elected John Zak as chair and secretary, and Todd Scherrer as treasurer. Members also added BPO Chair Steve Swift as a new director. Additionally, Daniel Hart was named president, and Kevin James was named vice president of finance.
Parkinson's skating party hits Canalside
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 12:45 pm
The National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York will host its third annual Parkinson's ice skating party at Canalside on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
ECHDC approves design of Explore & More Children's Museum at Canalside
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 12:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met on Tuesday and approved the architectural design of Explore & More Children's Museum, marking the final step prior to the museum's construction on the South Aud Block of Canalside. The project will break ground next to the restored canal system in March.
Niagara University providing free tax help
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 09:15 am
For the 36th straight year, accounting students from Niagara University's College of Business Administration are providing free tax preparation assistance to members of the Niagara Falls community this tax season.
Buffalo Sabres: Tyler Ennis introduces 'Enzo Sauce'
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 09:15 am
Buffalo Sabres forward Tyler Ennis announced the debut of "Enzo Sauce," a brand of dipping sauce created by Ennis. The sauce, which features hot sauce and ranch dressing as its main ingredients, is now available at Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans stores in the Western New York region.
Morinello pushes for college affordability
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 09:15 am
On Monday, Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues in presenting his conference's plan to tackle the issue of college affordability.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announces 2017 scholarships for foodservice & hospitality students
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 09:10 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York-area high school seniors in pursuit of higher education in the foodservice and hospitality industries. The program awards up to five scholarship winners with $1,000 each to be applied toward their college education.
New board members at Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 05:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a board of directors' orientation in January at the Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara.
DoubleTree Hotel a stone's throw from Island
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 07:00 am
As DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel General Manager Scott Swagler gives a tour of the newest hotel in downtown Niagara Falls, he shows a suite to a group of young women.
Artpark looks to go '70s retro
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 07:00 am
Tanis Winslow, director of art programs at Artpark, announced this week that Artpark & Company officials are seeking to return that now drab-looking parking area adjacent to the Mainstage Theater complex and below the outdoor amphitheater to its late '70s flavor, complete with multicolors.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announces Dr. Virginia Horvath to serve as co-chair of WNYREDC
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 05:00 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council on Friday announced State University of New York at Fredonia President Dr. Virginia "Ginny" Horvath will serve as the academic co-chair.
Saturday, Feb. 11, designated 211 Day across North America
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 04:40 pm
Saturday, Feb. 11, a date also read as 2-11, has been designated as 211 Day across North America to raise awareness of the free community resource for nonurgent issues via phone.
Village of Lewiston approves Fairchild proposal
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 02:50 pm
With little resistance from the public, trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday unanimously approved James Jerge's plan to build apartments on Fairchild Place and Onondaga streets.
DEC to hold state of Lake Ontario meetings
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 02:45 pm
The public will have the opportunity to learn more about the state of Lake Ontario fisheries, at upcoming public meetings scheduled for Niagara, Monroe and Oswego counties in March, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced this week.
Jacobs calls on Thruway Authority to implement cashless tolling system at Grand Island bridges
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 12:05 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th District, has called on the New York State Thruway Authority to implement cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges. In a letter to Thruway Authority Executive Director Bill Finch, Jacobs outlined the rationale for cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges.
'Undie Sunday' runs through Feb. 12
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 12:00 pm
Hampers placed in Island churches and schools are drop-off points for the renewed clothing drive "Undie Sunday," conducted by the Grand Island Rotary Club.
Plans underway for new veterans memorial at Fairmount Park
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:50 am
Local volunteers are planning the construction of a veterans memorial for Wheatfield's Fairmount Park where community members can honor those who have served.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara recognizes local leaders
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:45 am
More than 200 people gathered for the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's Heroes of Niagara awards dinner to celebrate the generosity and accomplishments of local community leaders on Feb. 2 at The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls.
NT Common Council welcomes new members
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:45 am
After a productive year in 2016, North Tonawanda residents should expect even more from the city this year, according to Mayor Arthur J. Pappas.
Wheatfield designates funds for landfill fence
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:45 am
The Town of Wheatfield is proceeding with plans to install a fence around the former Niagara Sanitation Landfill, which the state Department of Environmental Conservation found contains hazardous chemicals.
Oakwood meeting on Monday, Feb. 13
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 07:00 pm
The Special Friends of Oakwood Cemetery committee will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Oakwood House, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. The committee meets on the second Monday of the month for an hour to discuss the volunteer needs of Oakwood.
Morinello holds first 'Valentines for Seniors' event
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 07:00 pm
On Thursday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined students from Niagara Falls' Catholic Academy to create Valentine's Day cards for seniors around the district. The event is one Morinello plans to make a yearly tradition. He said he hopes it will inspire others to think about giving back to those across the district.