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'Illumination!' is the theme of the Castellani Art Museum's 12th annual gala
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
The annual event, which features silent and live auctions, cocktails and dinner, is the museum's major fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting art education programs for people of all ages.
Author Stephen Nawotniak to speak about bipolar disorder at Museum of disABILITY History
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Museum of disABILITY History will welcome Stephen Nawotniak, author of "Handbook for Healthy Living with a Mood Disorder," as its next featured presenter for its "Dialogues on disABILITY" speaker series.
Tin Pan Alley celebrates 20 years as Lewiston's hometown hangout
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 11:10 am
It's been more than 20 years since "Cheers" went off the air, but people still want a place "where everybody knows your name."

In Lewiston, that location is Tin Pan Alley.

Cornerstone CFCU supports WNY Alzheimer's Association with 'Casual Fridays'
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 11:00 am
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union staff members made donations this summer in an effort to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimer's Association of Western New York.
Town of Lewiston: Fire companies vent over tower
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 10:00 am
"We've put (addressing) bad communications off for six months or more."

So summarized Greg Sitek of the Upper Mountain Fire Co. to the continuing problem of a stop work order now impacting completion of a recently constructed 219-foot radio tower behind the Upper Mountain firehall.

Rotary donates
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 09:00 am
The Rotary Club of Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake presented a donation to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Terry Fox Run's cancer research. Money came from the Rotary Club's hot dog stand.
NCSO sets 'First Nighter' program
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Sheriff Office will hold a "First Nighter" program at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, for young adults interested in joining its Law Enforcement Explorers Post. The meeting will take place in the Patrol Room at the sheriff's office located at 5526 Niagara St. Ext., Lockport.
Mug and Musket, music fest debut in Youngstown
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
Excitement is back in Youngstown.

The Mug and Musket Tavern (formerly known as Brennan's), 418 Main St., is now open and features a variety of dinner and pub fare offerings as well as all-new entertainment.

Village businesses are also gearing up for the Youngstown Arts and Music Festival.

Effects of media violence on children is topic of UB's latest Bullying Abuse Prevention conference
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
The effects of media violence on children and what parents and teachers can do about it is the focus at this year's Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention annual conference to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos builds strategic multidimensional alliance with Bluegreen Vacations
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
Seneca Resorts & Casinos has developed a multifaceted strategic alliance with Bluegreen Vacations, a leader in the vacation ownership industry that connects more than 180,000 owners with 60-plus Bluegreen resorts in 40-plus popular destinations across the continental U.S. and the Caribbean.
'Sunday Cabaret' kicks off third season this Sunday
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
The popular "Sunday Cabaret" program, a collaboration between Community Missions and the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, begins its third season this Sunday afternoon.
Prescription drug drop-off Saturday
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 08:00 pm
On Saturday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other participating agencies, will hold a prescription drug take-back day.
Derek Jeter to appear on 'The Tonight Show' Thursday
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 08:00 pm
New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who delivered an electrifying game-winning hit on his final night at Yankee Stadium, will be a guest on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Thursday, Oct. 2.
Higgins urges Department of Energy to select Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station for solar industry pilot program
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 07:55 pm
The federal government will be launching a pilot program to provide training to veterans seeking jobs in the solar industry, and Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the U.S. Department of Energy to designate the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station as one of the sites.
Bishop Chappetto, Carney, Quarantello and 3 NU employees honored during convocation
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 07:55 pm
Six individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation.

The event, which takes place during the university's celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders.

Higgins joins Buffalo Passport Agency in announcing Passport Day in Buffalo
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 07:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined the U.S. State Department's Buffalo Passport Agency in announcing the opportunity for Western New Yorkers to apply for or renew passports at an event being held Saturday.
Fall Festival, Oktoberfest and Farm Market in Wheatfield
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:10 pm
Wheatfield's second annual Fall Festival, Oktoberfest and Farm Market, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Town Hall campus, promises to be a perfect welcome to the season.
Next 'Blender' at Baker's Farm Market
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:00 pm
The next Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce business "Blender" will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Baker's Farm Market & U-Pick, 2100 Youngstown-Lockport Road (Route 93) in Ransomville.
Residents encouraged to support CROP Walk
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:45 pm
Town residents were encouraged by the Town Board to fight hunger in the world by supporting the local CROP Walk.
Great Girl Scout Sign Up Day to be held Saturday
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:25 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York is hosting the Great Girl Scout Sign Up Day at various locations throughout Western New York, including at Nike Base Park on Grand Island, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Can you help Elizabeth Restey?
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:25 pm
A benefit to assist leukemia patient Elizabeth Restey with her mounting bills will take place Sept. 28.
'Barrel through Niagara' initiative to inspire Niagara Falls-themed artwork throughout region
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 10:25 am
It's time for Niagara Falls to reinvent and promote itself, not only as a natural wonder of the world, but also an artistic and cultural mecca showcasing the Niagara region's inherent beauty and power.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital hosts Women's Health Open House Oct. 14
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 10:25 am
In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Mount St. Mary's Hospital wants to ensure women throughout the community are keeping their health in check.
Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show celebrating 31 years
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 12:00 am
Celebrate the beginning of autumn in the historic Village of Lewiston and the work of talented Western New York crafters and jewelry artists at the 31st annual Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show. The festival runs along Center Street from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, and Sunday, Sept. 28. It is free and open to the public.
Tribune editor Campbell retiring: It's time to be like Barbara Walters
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
My Aunt Ekkie always used to tell me to say "So long," not "Goodbye."
Wheatfield to get tentative budget Oct. 6
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe told Town Board members on Monday that they should receive the initial tentative budget for 2015 at their next meeting on Oct. 6.
HARBORCENTER, Canalside announce fall festival
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:10 am
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel and Global Spectrum's Ryan Coate, general manager of Canalside, have announced plans for the inaugural HARBORCENTER Fall Festival @ Canalside, Saturday, Oct. 11, through Monday, Oct. 13. The three-day festival provides family-friendly fun, with many free events for children.
Ceretto applauds local firefighters
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:10 am
The past week's combined efforts by fire companies in the City of Niagara Falls and throughout Niagara County at Norampac Industries and Greenpack Mill facilities epitomize the true heroism, collaboration and civic partnership that exemplify the best of our citizens. These are qualities we are lucky to have in such fine first responders.
Cuomo announces New York to honor Derek Jeter's last home game
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that, in honor of Yankees captain Derek Jeter's last home game, the Corning Tower will be lit to display his No. 2 tonight. The governor is inviting Yankees fans to the Empire State Plaza to watch the game on the big screen.
Surprise: Your pet is welcome
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:05 am
It's common knowledge pets are welcome at dog parks, most people parks, and most pet stores. Beyond that, however, the world can sometimes seem a little unfriendly to pet parents who would like to bring their furry best friends along everywhere possible. What many pet parents don't realize is that their pets are welcome in more places than they might think.
Author Catherine McClure Gildiner to make special appearance in Lewiston
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:05 am
Catherine McClure Gildiner will appear to promote her new book, "Coming Ashore," Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., at the Historic Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St.
Join Arbor Day Foundation in October and receive 10 free autumn classics trees
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:00 am
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering 10 free autumn classics trees to those joining the organization in October.
$1.4 million NIH grant to UB scientist to study effects of arsenic on cancer tumor production
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:00 am
University at Buffalo faculty member Xuefeng Ren has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the mechanisms of arsenic carcinogenesis - the process by which exposure to arsenic transforms normal cells into cancer cells.
Higgins announces $1 million-plus in federal grants for schools in Cheektowaga and Buffalo
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced more than $1 million in grant funding for the Buffalo Board of Education, the Cleveland Hill Union Free School District and the Cheektowaga Central School District.
Traffic flow to Seneca Niagara Resorts & Casinos unaffected by Buffalo Avenue closure
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 10:55 am
Officials at the Seneca Niagara Resorts & Casinos assure travelers to Niagara Falls that Exit 21, which leads to the Robert Moses Parkway on-ramp, remains open to traffic. Department of Transportation signs on the northbound Interstate 190 indicate Exit 21 to Buffalo Avenue is closed; however, the exit can still be taken to enter the Robert Moses Parkway.
Wildlife Festival returns to NYPA's Niagara Power Vista
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will host its 29th annual Wildlife Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Power Vista, the Niagara Power Project's visitors center, located at 5777 Lewiston Road in Lewiston.
Cuomo announces new SolarCity GigaFactory complex at RiverBend
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 03:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new, 1 million-square-foot site for the future SolarCity GigaFactory facility, which will manufacture solar panels at the RiverBend site in South Buffalo. The governor was in Buffalo to officially break ground on the project, which will create more than 3,000 jobs in Western New York alone, and a total of nearly 5,000 jobs in the state. The SolarCity facility will be the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 1 gigawatt of annual solar capacity when it reaches full production.

"We said four years ago that we have to change the mentality of Buffalo, and every day since we have been working hard to continue this new energy and momentum in Western New York," Cuomo said.

Golisano Center nets sustainability award from Buffalo building owners association
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:30 am
Niagara University's B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences was recently presented with the 2014 Sustainability Award from the Greater Buffalo Building Owners & Managers Association.
ABC News goes pink for second consecutive year to raise awareness about breast cancer
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:30 am
Over the course of a lifetime, a woman living in the U.S. has a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S. It can take 10 years for breast cancer cells to reach a size that can be felt as a lump.
Fall foliage: Chilly nights in Northeast set stage for striking display
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:25 am
AccuWeather reports, with the start of fall this week, lows across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast have plummeted into the 30s and 40s at times, providing a sufficient cold blast to encourage the emergence of vibrant colors in autumn leaves.