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Grand Island: Roadwork slated for Whitehaven, Baseline roads
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray, members of the Erie County Department of Public Works, members of the Town of Grand Island Highway Department, and local residents to review roadwork started this week on Baseline Road, and also announce a project slated to begin Monday on Whitehaven Road.
Lew-Port Spirit Week schedule
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 04:50 pm
What you need to know this week to be "In the Loop."
Wheatfield: Board to submit request for traffic studies
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 10:00 am
The Wheatfield Town Board agreed Monday night to submit a request to the New York State Department of Transportation to conduct traffic studies on both Shawnee and River roads, after hearing concerns from residents that their speed limits were too high.
Oliver Street to host annual Project 308 Art Festival
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 09:55 am
The fourth annual Project 308 Art Festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, on Oliver Street between Schenck and Robinson streets in North Tonawanda.
Niagara Small Business Development Center to present free business workshops
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 09:45 am
The Niagara Small Business Development Center, Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and North Tonawanda Library will present the following free business workshops:
NCSO reveals Labor Day DWI crackdown enforcement
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 09:40 am
Ten people across Niagara County were arrested during this time frame for driving while intoxicated. These extra patrol units also had an additional 10 arrests and issued approximately198 traffic tickets.
Brianna Simmons wins HANCI Caring Counts Award
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 09:00 am
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. has announced home health care aide Brianna Simmons of Niagara Falls is the recipient of the Caring Counts Award.
Buffalo Sabres, MSG Networks announce 2016-17 telecast schedule
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 03:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and MSG Networks today announced the 2016-17 telecast schedule, with 74 games set to air exclusively on MSG, including the team's opening-night matchup against the Montreal Canadians on Thursday, Oct. 13. The remaining eight games will be broadcast on NBCSN.
Wolfgang Scholarship Award presented
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 03:35 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation recently presented a Scholarship for Nursing Advancement in memory of long-time community leader the late Joan Wolfgang.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 03:25 pm
The Niagara Frontier Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the permit lottery for the 2016 pheasant-hunting season will take place Monday, Oct. 3.
High tea event supports NT business owner
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 03:25 pm
More than 80 people came together at Michael's Landing in North Tonawanda on Sunday to enjoy a high tea for Webster Street business owner Michele Krienbuhl.
Niagara University set to celebrate 200th anniversary of Vincentians in America
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 03:15 pm
The first Vincentian university established in the U.S. has scheduled a full slate of events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians in America.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital finalizes plans for 9th annual conference on women's health care
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host the ninth annual "Conference on Healthcare for Women - Love the Skin You're In" to raise awareness among women in the local community on a wide array of issues and actions that can help improve their health.
Niagara County Historical Society sites Join Smithsonian Magazine's 12th annual 'Museum Day Live!'
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara History Center and Erie Canal Discovery Center will open their doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 24, as part of Smithsonian magazine's 12th annual "Museum Day Live!"
Ortt delivers funds to Community Missions, Niagara County police departments
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 05:10 pm
During a ceremonial check presentation Thursday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $30,000 in state funding to help protect members of the public and support programs and services in Niagara County.
National Grid offers tips for emergency preparedness
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 02:55 pm
During "National Emergency Preparedness Month" in September, National Grid is encouraging customers to take action now, before severe storms or an emergency strikes, to be ready for events that can disrupt daily life or even put lives at risk.
Empower announces free theater program for children with autism spectrum disorder
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 02:55 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will a free, 10-week series of theater workshops for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Susan G. Komen sets goal to reduce US breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in 10 years
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 02:55 pm
The Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization announced a bold plan to reduce the nation's 40,000 breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in 10 years, by improving access to quality and timely cancer care for the underserved, and enhancing Komen's research focus on lethal breast cancers.
United Way seeks to expand donor base and opportunities for giving in 2016 campaign
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 01:30 pm
In keeping with its "Live United" theme, The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County kicked off its 2016 annual campaign with a focus on engaging more community members and challenging them to "Live United" as a way to reach an ambitious, "aspirational" goal of $15 million.
Fall conference will focus on sex trafficking, crimes against children with disabilities
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 01:25 pm
Nationally recognized experts on crime against children with disabilities and youth sex trafficking will headline a Nov. 3 conference at the Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center.
'Plunge' exposes new Niagara University students to Vincentian mission
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 01:20 pm
Days before their classmates arrived on campus, 32 Niagara University freshmen dove headfirst into exploring the institution's Catholic and Vincentian identity.
Ortt: Additional funds for Niagara County law enforcement, Veterans Court
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 12:15 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a combined $50,000 in state funding Monday to support programs, services and public safety efforts in Niagara County. The funding, secured in this year's state budget, is in addition to funds secured by the senator last year.
U.S. News: NU ranks among region's best for academics, value, veterans, international students
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 06:05 pm
Niagara University is featured in four prominent categories by U.S. News & World Report in the 2017 edition of the magazine's annual survey of "America's Best Colleges."
Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets grand opening
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 06:05 pm
Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets announces the grand opening of its chocolate factory at 5540 Porter Road, Niagara Falls. The public is invited to attend an opening celebration from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.
Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood to meet & greet with fans at Grand Island NOCO Express
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 06:00 pm
Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood will make an appearance Monday at the Grand Island NOCO Express, located at 1898 Whitehaven Road, to sign autographs for fans.
New Aquarium of Niagara events
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 06:00 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, the Aquarium of Niagara will present two family-friendly events.
Obituary for Mary Ann Gross Bishara
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 06:00 pm
Mary Ann Gross Bishara, R.N., passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, after a brief illness. She was born on Feb. 14, 1943, to the late William and Mary (Knickerbocker) Gross in Buffalo.
DEC seeks input on Lake Ontario fisheries
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 05:55 pm
The public will have the opportunity to learn about the status of Lake Ontario fisheries and provide input on future trout and salmon management at public meetings in Oswego, Niagara and Monroe counties this September, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Teen driving program comes to Darien Lake
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 05:55 pm
On Oct. 1-2, Darien Lake will play host to an award-winning teen safe driving program called "Ford Driving Skills For Life. "Schools across the region have been receiving an open invitation for their students to participate in a free training for driving-aged students.
ECHDC: Buffalo Outer Harbor's lighter, quicker, cheaper projects moving forward
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 04:55 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and approved a $1.56 million contract with Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects LLP (TWLA) for architectural and engineer services on the Outer Harbor designed to enhance access and facilitate greater public use and enjoyment of Buffalo's waterfront.
Erie County Department of Social Services report: Average child protective worker caseload below 15
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 03:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' ("ECDSS") monthly report to the Erie County Legislature for August indicates the average child protective worker caseload has dipped below 15, the state-recommended maximum.
Driver charged in Wheatfield double fatal crash
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 03:15 pm
Twenty-year-old Carly Marrs of North Tonawanda is facing charges after her vehicle struck and killed two teens last month on Wheatfield's Shawnee Road, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday.
NT 'Healing Field' honors those who have served, victims and first responders of 9/11
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 01:25 pm
To mark the 15th anniversary of the tragedy that shook the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of people paid their respects to victims and first responders, as well other servicemen and women, during North Tonawanda's first "Healing Field" event at Gratwick Riverside Park.
A Peach Queen is named
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 08:00 am
For the second year in a row, rain threatened to mar the Peach Queen Pageant finals at the Niagara County Peach Festival. Fortunately, the final round went off as planned, with the finalists on stage at Academy Park.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission to host third annual banquet of hope
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will host its third annual fundraising banquet to celebrate and support the work it's accomplished.
GI Professional Women's Chapter to meet, present scholarship
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter, New York State Women Inc., will present its new scholarship at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks, 201 Whitehaven Road.
Wishes for a Warrior to support Mary Dunbar-Daluisio
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 07:00 am
Fuccillo Automotive Group will host Wishes for a Warrior, a fundraiser for Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Radisson Niagara Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road.
HAL explores Niagara Gorge at September meeting
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's September program is titled "The Niagara Gorge and its 12,000 Year Story." The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
At the Peach Festival
Sun, Sep 11th 2016 01:55 pm
Here are some images from the first two days of the 59th annual Niagara County Peach Festival. Despite some rain, the Lewiston Kiwanis Club fundraiser had steady crowds.
Peach Festival 'Taste Off' winners announced
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 06:40 pm
Saturday afternoon featured one of the 59th annual Niagara County Peach Festival's highlight events: the peach recipe "Taste Off." Children and adults competed together on the Academy Park bandshell stage, making everything from pies and cakes to trifles and savory dishes.