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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.
National Grid offers tips for emergency preparedness
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:25 am
The northeast U.S. has experienced unprecedented severe weather over the past several years and National Grid wants to remind customers to plan ahead, be prepared and stay safe in the event of an emergency.
Oktoberfest brings a touch of 'Old Bavaria' to Niagara County Oct. 18
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Niagara History Center Saturday, Oct. 18. This year, organizers are headed to Wrights Corners Fire Co., 4043 Lake Ave., Lockport. From 6-10 p.m., guests can enjoy the very best in Bavarian food and music.
Genesee Community College hosts 7th annual fall nursing fair
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
More than 20 of the area's top health care employers and four-year universities will attend Genesee Community College's seventh annual fall nursing job and transfer fair Thursday, Oct. 9, to explore career and educational opportunities.
Buffalo Sabres: Traffic reminders for First Niagara Center
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
In anticipation of the first home preseason games of the 2014-15 season, the Buffalo Sabres are reminding fans about the limited traffic patterns surrounding First Niagara Center due to the construction of HARBORCENTER.
Niagara University named to Victory Media's 2015 'Military Friendly Schools' list
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
Niagara University has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.
DePaul to partner with Niagara Falls Memorial to provide supported housing to 'Health Home' clients
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
Living Opportunities of DePaul Inc. has been awarded a renewable $400,000 annual New York State Department of Health grant to provide supported housing for 40 people who receive care management services from the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center "Health Home."
Buffalo History Museum announces Tim Russert exhibit grand opening
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:45 pm
The Buffalo History Museum has announced the grand opening of "Inside Tim Russert's Office: If it's Sunday, it's 'Meet the Press' " on "M&T Third Friday," Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. Congressional correspondent for NBC News, Luke Russert, Tim's son, will be in attendance and the opening's honored guest.
Schneiderman announces arrest of two nursing home employees on charges they neglected disabled resident
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:45 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the arrest of two employees of Erie County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility (now known as Terrace View Long Term Care Facility) in Buffalo, following an investigation into their treatment of a nursing home resident.
2014 J. Warren Perry Lecture to address vaping and e-cigarettes
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:00 pm
Lynn Kozlowski, Ph.D., former dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, will present the school's 26th annual J. Warren Perry Distinguished Lecture Thursday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m., in Butler Auditorium, 150 Farber Hall, UB South Campus.
Niagara Power Project traveler advisory
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 11:45 am
The New York State Department of Transportation has announced the construction of the Interstate 190 southbound bridge over the Niagara Power Project, in the towns of Lewiston and Niagara, has been completed.
NYPA fishing pier, shuttle service at Niagara Power Project's Robert Moses Plant not available Friday
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:20 pm
The New York Power Authority shuttle service, free fishing pier and fish cleaning station at the base of its Niagara Power Project's Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant will be unavailable Friday.
Higgins joins DeLauro to introduce bill increasing funding for National Institutes of Health
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro in introducing H.R. 5580, the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act. This legislation will incrementally increase funding for the National Institutes of Health over the next seven years. The DeLauro-Higgins bill is the House companion of S.2658 introduced by Sen. Harkin, a longstanding champion of NIH funding.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council supports new funding programs
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council met today and heard presentations regarding two new programs: the Western Region Corporation Downtown Revitalization Program and WNYREDC Agriculture Development Fund. Both are now accepting applications.
Hospice Run overtakes Center Street in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
More than 2,000 Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice 5K Dash/Walk participants hit the pavement in Lewiston on Saturday, creating quite a view from Artpark all the way to Porter on the Lake, where finishers vied for cash prizes and trophies.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue dogs to attend NYPA Wildlife Festival
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 12:05 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. this Saturday, and Sunday as part of the New York Power Authority Wildlife Festival. HON will be located outside on "Dog Island." Volunteers invite the public to come meet Libby, Patches, Pluto and Tulip.
Mighty Niagara winners
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:50 am
Former Youngstown resident Matthew Glynn was the overall winner with a time of 1.17.06. The first female runner, Mindie Sawtelle, of Indiana, Pennsylvania, was fourth overall with a time of 1.21.10.
Sabres season ticketholders can donate CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game tickets to nonprofits
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced plans that will allow season-ticketholders to donate their tickets for the 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game to local not-for-profit organizations.
Mutua to step down as dean of the UB Law School
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau Mutua is stepping down as dean, effective Dec. 19, after a seven-year tenure in which he introduced new law school programs in response to the changing legal marketplace, hired 22 new faculty, and led the school to its most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history.
A.G. Schneiderman issues consumer alert on ticket scams ahead of Derek Jeter's final games
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued tips to help consumers avoid potential scams ahead of Derek Jeter's final Major League Baseball games.
Key unites operations across New York into single cohesive region
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
KeyBank has announced it united the operations of its Western New York region, comprised of its Buffalo and Rochester markets, and its Eastern New York region, comprised of its Central New York, Capital Region and Hudson Valley markets, to form a new, single New York region.

Gary Quenneville, the current regional sales executive for the Western New York region, will lead the newly unified New York region. The new region has more than 3,000 employees covering 40 counties across the state, 232 branches, a technology center (Albany) and a contact center (Buffalo).

Niagara Catholic High School announces new additions
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 01:05 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has announced four new additions to its staff this academic year: head boys basketball coach Giulio Colangelo, boys soccer coach Dave Socha, director of special events Kim Zenger and director of admissions and public relations Amanda Konopa.
Tickets available for 'Polar Bites,' pre-party
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 09:15 am
Tickets are now available for "Polar Bites 2015," a fundraising event benefitting the Buffalo Zoo. The popular wintertime event, presented by the Pro Zoo board, will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Tickets also will be available for purchase at the "Polar Bites" pre-party taking place Thursday, Sept. 25.

Poll results: Lewiston residents overwhelmingly support keeping Lewiston Police Department
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 08:00 am
Message received.

In a recent poll on the Niagara Frontier Publications website, 95 percent of Lewiston residents ages 18 and older voted in favor of retaining the Lewiston Police Department.

Senior health care topic of NYS Women
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier Chapter of New York State Women Inc. invites the public to hear Amy Boies-Riek at its Tuesday, Sept. 23, dinner meeting at Pane's Restaurant, 984 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda.
Carl Paladino speaks to Lew-Port students, comments on Center Street property
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Carl Paladino was the keynote speaker Thursday at the Lew-Port Academy of International Business & Finance "Blender" inside the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 'Last chance' to qualify for community arts, arts education, individual artist grants
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced one final "last chance" information session for the 2015 New York State Council on the Arts regrants (DEC grants). The session will take place Monday at noon at 95 Perry St., 5th Floor, Buffalo. Applications are due at noon Oct. 10.
NC Sheriff's Office sets coffee get-together
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:50 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office invites area residents to attend an unusual get-together next week. NCSO deputies and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. Local residents are invited to stop by "Coffee with a Cop."
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon returns Saturday
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:45 pm
Organizers of the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K to benefit Niagara Hospice are expecting one of the largest turnouts yet when the event kicks off at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Artpark.
NU Family Business Center kicks off 12th year
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:45 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center officially begins its 12th year Tuesday, Oct. 7, with a breakfast forum at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville (Tony Walker Plaza). The event begins at 7:30 a.m.

The topic of discussion will be "Why Big Data is Important to Your Company's Future." The keynote speaker is Anna McNab, Ph.D., assistant professor of MIS at Niagara University.

To register for the breakfast forum, call 716-286-8160 or email [email protected] RSVP by Oct. 2. There is limited seating for this event.

Fashion Outlets expansion to open in October
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
Macerich, one of the nation's leading owners, operators and developers of major retail properties, announced this week that Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA will open the doors of its planned expansion on Thursday, Oct. 23.
Virtuoso honored by Cristoforo Colombo Society
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:25 pm
Sylvia Virtuoso, deputy supervisor/town clerk of the Town of Niagara, is among the honorees for the Cristoforo Colombo Society Annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance, according to Ernest Lucantonio, president.