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Department of Health awards $376,000 grant to Memorial for innovative post-hospital care program
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
The New York State Department of Health has awarded a $376,000 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to support the launch of an innovative program to support family members caring for Medicaid beneficiaries at home and in the community.

The program, called "Building Bridges to Home and Community Care," will restructure the hospital discharge process to ensure better post-hospital care and reduce hospital readmissions and nursing home stays, thereby generating more than $2.3 million in Medicaid savings between now and September 2015.

Grisanti names Kelly Carrigg 'Veteran of the Month'
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently named Kelly Carrigg as the seventh recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.

A resident of the Town of Hamburg who served with the 82nd Airborne Division, Carrigg is the seventh recipient of the monthly honor presented by Grisanti. She was awarded following an application and nomination process coordinated by staff members in Grisanti's veterans liaison office.

'Saturday on Old Falls Street' features live music by four local performers
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
Old Falls Street is hosting a free, day-long celebration of live music on Saturday, from noon until 10 p.m., on the middle block.
Local leaders hail volunteer firefighters
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
Local leaders came out in force Wednesday night to thank volunteer firefighters and EMS workers as the Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Association kicked off its 115th annual convention at the St. Johnsburg Firehall in Wheatfield.
Another first in Western New York: Gates Vascular Institute performs first cardiac cryoablations
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:35 pm
Electrophysiologist Chee Kim, M.D., FACC, has performed the first cardiac cryoablations in Western New York at the Gates Vascular Institute.
American Lung Association report: Affordable Care Act offers opportunities to save lives, money by helping smokers quit
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:35 pm
With more than 8 million Americans now accessing health insurance through new options in the Affordable Care Act, there has never been a more crucial time for policymakers and insurance plans to act to save lives - and public dollars - by expanding and easing access to tools and treatments to help smokers quit, according to the American Lung Association's "Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2014" report.
Higgins pledges continued support to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 11:55 pm
On the same day he met with the Niagara Military Affairs Council in his Washington, D.C., office, Congressman Brian Higgins spoke from the House Floor to issue his continued support for preserving the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station's place in Western New York.
NIMAC makes advocacy visit to Washington, D.C.
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 11:55 pm
A delegation of officials from the Niagara Military Affairs Council visited Washington, D.C., July 22-23 to meet with some of the top leaders from the U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense and New York Congressional Delegation to advocate on behalf of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Town of Lewiston: Marra resigns
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 01:45 pm
Town of Lewiston Councilman Mike Marra is resigning.
Niagara Catholic honors alums
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 11:45 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School honored notable alums the weekend of July 18-21.
Ceretto: Deputy DEC commissioner must recuse himself from CWM landfill proceedings
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 11:40 am
Republican Assemblyman John Ceretto called for Deputy DEC Commissioner Eugene Leff to recuse himself from proceedings on the proposed expansion of the CWM Landfill on Tuesday.
Ortt signs SAFE Act repeal pledge
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 11:40 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Rob Ortt, the endorsed Republican candidate in the 62nd Senate District, met with the local leader of an activist group that has grown by leaps and bounds since Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the nation's most restrictive gun control act into law last January.
New York Power Authority brings solar installation to Orchard Park Fire District
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 11:40 am
Workers from Solar Liberty, a solar panel installation company headquartered in Buffalo, put the finishing touches on a solar photovoltaic system situated atop the Orchard Park Fire District's Central Station on July 14.
Islander Kara Dudley finds moment in Internet spotlight
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 11:00 am
A Grand Islander stole the spotlight from a famous Victoria's Secret model Monday and ended up on the front page of various international news websites.

Island native Kara Dudley is the anonymous woman seen upstaging supermodel Karlie Kloss in several Internet photos posted July 21 on celebrity websites. Dudley was photographed coming out of a New York City shop after searching for Taylor Swift, who had appeared to have gone into it earlier. She saw the paparazzi, but was oblivious to the statuesque Kloss, who was standing directly behind her.

Outdoor entertainment to continue through August at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 01:40 pm
Fire Magick and Cyr Wheel Man from Las Vegas-based Farrington Entertainment & Productions will continue to perform free to the public between 6 p.m. and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as between 1 and 5 p.m. on Sundays, weather permitting. The final performance, which was originally slated for Aug. 10, will now be Aug. 31.
Niagara University: Melissa Langridge named outstanding employee of the quarter
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 01:25 pm
Melissa Langridge, coordinator of user education in the Our Lady of Angels Library at Niagara University, has been named NU's outstanding employee of the quarter. Langridge, of Wilson, was presented with the award today by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president.
Empire State Development announces expansion of Praxair, retention of more than 1,100 jobs
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 01:25 pm
Empire State Development today announced Praxair Inc. will invest $38.7 million to further expand and modernize its Praxair Technology Center located in the town of Tonawanda. The expansion will result in 1,111 direct full-time jobs remaining in the town, as well as the creation of more than 22 new jobs.

Praxair, a Fortune 250 company, is one of the largest employers in Tonawanda, where the company's facility is responsible for global plant engineering, research and development, North American operations communications, global plant monitoring, customer demand monitoring, and fleet dispatch and back office support functions.

AT&T announces more than 150 jobs available in New York
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 01:25 pm
AT&T announced the company is seeking applicants for more than 150 jobs in New York. The new hirings will be primarily focused on technical and retail positions and are a result of AT&T's continued investment in the network and delivering a first-class sales experience.

"AT&T continues to expand its customer base in New York and invest in our network to ensure we are providing the high level of service customers have come to expect," said Marissa Shorenstein, New York president, AT&T. "As part our commitment to this level of customer service and to support our growth in the Empire State, we are pleased to have the opportunity to welcome more than 150 residents to the AT&T family."

NCCC now a National Center for Competency Testing site for medical assistants and phlebotomy programs
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 01:25 pm
Niagara County Community College is now a test site for the National Center for Competency Testing.
Village of Lewiston outlaws 'pop-up' parking lots, food vending, ticket scalping
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 08:55 pm
Starting tomorrow, the Village of Lewiston will start enforcing its law concerning so-called "pop-up" businesses on residential and municipal property. Trustees will especially crack down on homeowners on South Fourth Street who charge for parking on Artpark concert nights.

"Pop-up" food vending and ticket scalping will not be allowed, either. The board voted 4-0 to prohibit such business ventures.

"I think we all agree that now is the time to do something," Mayor Terry Collesano said.

GISBA prepares high school students with an interest in business
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 04:05 pm
In an age focused on social media and the iPhone craze, millennials are losing touch with good old-fashioned hard work. Technology has made it too easy for this generation to forget about the labor involved in running a successful business, regardless of the industry.

The Grand Island School and Business Alliance has been active for more than 20 years, introducing high school students to an environment that requires hard work for success.

Students can choose to compete in the organization's Corporate Bowl, shadow local employers and personnel, partake in mock job interviews, and hear community speakers made possible by GISBA, so that these young participants are better prepared for the working world.

Higgins announces nearly $350,000 to University at Buffalo for nurse traineeship
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the University at Buffalo was awarded $348,945 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a nurse traineeship program.
Artpark heats up
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 01:00 pm
Last week was an eventful one at Artpark. Find links to our interviews, photos, reviews and previews.
Free concert, Scottish Festival among August highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:35 am
Four fun-filled events - including a concert by the Amherst Symphony Orchestra and the extremely popular Scottish Festival - are among the August highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.
Kaleida Health announces chief medical officer appointments
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:30 am
Colin J. McMahon, M.D., has been named vice president and chief medical officer at Buffalo General Medical Center, and Stephen J. Turkovich, M.D., has been named vice president and chief medical officer at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
ReNU Niagara director named to Business First's '30 Under 30'
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:15 am
Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, has been named to the 2014 class of Buffalo Business First's "30 Under 30" honorees, the newspaper announced last week.
WNY artists target taste buds to raise funds, friends
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:00 am
The Western New York Artists Group will present "EYES on ART" at its summer reception featuring art, appetizers, sweets and brew. The Aug. 7 event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the AG Gallery, One Linwood Ave., Buffalo.
'90 Days of Summer' contest increases NTCC's social media by more than 20 percent
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:00 am
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has started its "90 Days of Summer" social media contest, one of the organization's 2014 marketing initiatives to generate increased interest about Niagara USA to a broader audience.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:00 am
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced the recipients of four scholarships presented to local high school students.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival mixes food, fun and farming
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 07:00 am
During the summer months, people crave juicy homegrown fruits and vegetables. Purchasing these goods locally rather than at your corporate grocer is a simple "feel good" way to give back to your community.
Peach Queen Ali Casale holds fundraiser for Bella's Tea Party
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 11:00 am
Working with children is a big part of Ali Casale's life. And because her brother spent part of his childhood in the Ronald McDonald House, she knows the value of bringing a smile to a sick child.
Planning Board, neighbors receive update on Fairchild
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 10:00 am
Orchard Park developer James Jerge, his architect, David Giusiana, and his project consultant, Robert Savarino, provided an update on 765 Fairchild Place - the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home - at Monday's Village of Lewiston Planning Board meeting.
Summerfest returns for sixth year of celebration
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:15 am
This weekend marks the return of Summerfest, the annual celebration held at Porter on the Lake Park on Lake Road. It will be held Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
DEC hearing attendees vent opposition on CWM
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Siting board members, charged with determining the future of CWM Chemical Services in Porter, heard an earful from the public Wednesday at Lewiston-Porter High School.
Lewiston No. 1 open house
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Two events celebrating the service of volunteer firefighters are scheduled to take place next week in Lewiston and Wheatfield.

Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. will celebrate its 100th anniversary and the opening of its renovated firehall from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 145 N. Sixth St.

Corvette Clubs converge on Old Falls Street Saturday
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Get your motors running and head out to Old Falls Street, USA, this Saturday as the Corvette Club of Buffalo and the Sunburst Corvette Club of Crystal Lake, Illinois (Chicago area) meet for a day-long "Cruise-In" event featuring 50 classic and new Corvettes on the street.
Tips for safe boating with your pet
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
With boating season in high gear, it's a good time for a little refresher on pet-friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Dale Threlkeld: End of Illusion'
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's central gallery is featuring the large-scale abstract paintings of Illinois artist Dale Threlkeld in a new exhibition titled "Dale Threlkeld: End of Illusion," now through Jan. 4, 2015.
Buffalo Brewer's Festival comes to Canalside
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 06:55 am
The first ever Buffalo Brewer's Festival, featuring more than 30 New York brewers and approximately 70 different craft beers, will be held at Canalside Saturday, July 19, from 3 to 10 p.m.
Grisanti to host free electronics waste drop-off at Hamburg Town Hall
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 06:55 am
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti will join Hamburg Town Supervisor Steven Walters, SunnKing and Time Warner Cable in hosting a free electronics recycling drop-off event Saturday, July 19, in the Town of Hamburg.
 


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