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Rio 2016 opening ceremony notes & quotes
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 09:40 am
Following are highlights from NBC's primetime coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on Friday, Aug. 5:
Island 'Spa of Shipping' business center debuts
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
As part of an ongoing expansion, the Island Ship Center has completed addition of a 24-7 business center for the Island.
GI Farms Co-op to host seminar
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
The GI Farms Cooperative will host a free seminar on "Your Right to Farm: How to Join an Agricultural District."
Grand Island: The PT Center opens at new location
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
Lisa Trunzo is done with moving. After three years in business at The PT Center, the Island businesswoman and physical therapist has found her permanent location.
Spirit of the Eighties: 'America's Wonder,' Discover Niagara Shuttle lending helping hand
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Spirit of the Eighties is happy to have Roadtrip opening the festival at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.
Fun in Youngstown: Community picnic, OFN re-enactments, Mermaid Festival set for August
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
Seems there's always something going on in Youngstown, especially when the warmer weather of summer hits.
Jonathon Cote Memorial Motorcycle Ride: Noted author among participants at this year's run
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
On Sunday, Aug. 7, a memorial motorcycle run will be held at Williamsville North High School in memory of Jonathon Cote, a U.S. Army Airborne veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Celebrating 50 years of fine art: Art Festival marks significant milestone in Lewiston
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Art Festival returns to the village next weekend, celebrating five decades of cultural creativity in the historic hot spot. Sponsored by the Lewiston Council on the Arts, this year's festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 13-14 along Center Street.
LED lights poll results
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 02:00 pm
At the request of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, Niagara Frontier Publications ran a poll earlier this summer asking residents to weigh in on the LED lights on Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
New mural in Newfane
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 01:50 pm
The Newfane Business Association will celebrate the unveiling of its new mural, painted by local artist Jeff Watkins, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the parking lot corner of Route 78 and West Street.
(716) to host send-off party for Jenn Suhr
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 11:15 am
(716) Food and Sport will host a send-off party for Western New York championship pole-vaulter Jenn Suhr tonight.
Grand Island Town Board: Council rejects West River bike path plan in 3-2 vote
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 10:50 am
By a 3-2 vote, the Grand Island Town Board voted Monday to tell the state it rejects a plan that would close the West River Parkway to vehicle traffic and turn it into a bike path.
Food, fun and scenery featured at Paddles Up!
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 10:45 am
For the first time in the 11-year history of Paddles Up!, canoeists and kayakers launched from the beach at Beaver Island State Park during three different noncompetitive paddling events.
NT couple's home picked for Project H.O.P.E.
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 10:05 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced that Jesse Gooch, proprietor of Painters Plus, has selected the winner of the sixth annual Project H.O.P.E. contest.
Mustang Blizzard coming to Town of Niagara
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 10:05 am
The nationally award winning 1965 Mustang Blizzard, built by the Ring Brothers for Niagara Falls native Dom Farbo, will be on display at the annual Town of Niagara "American Graffiti Classic Car Show" Monday, Aug. 8.
Students, volunteers serve through Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 10:05 am
Recently, a group of volunteers from the First Baptist Church of Columbia, Alabama, along with 25 students, visited and helped out at the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission.
NT library awarded grant
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 10:00 am
Assemblyman Robin Schimminger recently announced the North Tonawanda Public Library will receive a state construction grant of $20,250.
Wegmans introduces new kids carnival event
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 09:55 am
Wegmans, in the Town of Niagara, will present its first kids carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, offering a family-friendly event to the community. Additionally, funds raised will benefit the United Way of Greater Niagara.
Saint Mary and Saint Moses Coptic Orthodox Church to host cultural festival
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 07:00 am
The Saint Mary and Saint Moses Coptic Orthodox Church will host its eighth annual festival from Aug. 26-28, at 350 Wheatfield St., North Tonawanda.
NBCSN averages 1.3 million viewers for U.S. Women's Soccer victory to open Rio Olympics
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 06:45 pm
NBCSN averaged 1.3 million viewers for the U.S. women's soccer team's 2-0 victory over New Zealand yesterday on the opening day of soccer competition at the Rio Olympics - topping by 107 percent the viewership for the team's 2012 London Olympics opener.
Old Falls Street announces additional free programming in August
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 05:40 pm
The summer may be winding down, but Old Falls Street continues to host additional free programming on Friday afternoons in August.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon brings the world to WNY
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 04:55 pm
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon attracts runners from around the world. Participants have traveled from England, Ireland, Mexico, Germany, Austria and Ethiopia - just to name a few - to "run with the river" in this one-of-a-kind and highly anticipated race.
Grand Island: Higgins files formal comments in support of plan for West River Greenway
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 02:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins filed formal comments with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey expressing support for the preferred alternative option for the West River Greenway Connector Trail project in the Town of Grand Island.
Oakwood dedication in honor of Larry Steele
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 02:25 pm
On July 14, Laurence G. "Larry" Steele passed away. He was the administrator of the historic Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls for more than five years, and a reputed pillar of the community.
UB: Drug developed for Type 2 diabetes - in combination with insulin and liraglutide - helps control Type 1 diabetes
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 02:25 pm
University at Buffalo endocrinologists who, in recent years, found patients with Type 1 diabetes benefit from insulin plus a drug designed for Type 2 diabetes, have now found they also can benefit from dapagliflozin, another drug designed and marketed to treat Type 2 diabetes.
Trio of new physicians meeting demand for more women's services
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 02:20 pm
A major need for more women's health services in Niagara County has prompted Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to hire more OB/GYN physicians and open a second facility.
UB nursing receives $2.2 million to address WNY nursing shortage
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 02:20 pm
The U.S. can't hire enough nurses to fill staffing shortages in both the workforce and among university instructors. To help meet the growing need, the University at Buffalo School of Nursing has received two grants for a total of nearly $2.2 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Local leaders presenting Niagara University continuing ed. course on urban leadership
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 02:20 pm
Several well-known local city leaders are coming together to present a Niagara University Continuing Education offering on transformational urban leadership.
NT: Home of fireman burns; GoFundMe page created
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 06:30 pm
Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co. firefighter Kenneth Walker's Oliver Street apartment was set on fire Wednesday morning, after he received an anonymous, threatening letter Monday night.
Cuomo directs DEC to issue heightened drought warning for Western New York
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 04:45 pm
Under a framework established under an executive order, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to issue a heightened drought warning for most of Western New York.
Record number of 'Walk Off Hunger' supporters help Food Bank of WNY provide 492,000 meals to local families in need
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 02:30 pm
A record-breaking 650 supporters participated in the Food Bank of Western New York's 9th annual "Walk Off Hunger" and "Summerfest," which were held Sunday at Island Park in Williamsville.
Robert J. Travis to be honored at Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation's 17th annual 'Good Works Gala'
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 02:25 pm
Robert J. Travis, CPA, of Lewiston will be honored at the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation's 17th annual "Good Works Gala," this year titled "The Enchanted Forest."
(716) to be home to Olympics watch parties
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 02:25 pm
(716) Food and Sport will be the place to watch Western New York's Olympians compete when the Summer Olympics get underway with the opening ceremonies this Friday.
Power City Eatery: Ribbon-cutting held for new Falls eatery; photos
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 02:10 pm
Power City Eatery, a mammoth deli and coffee house serving fresh breakfast and lunch dishes, officially opened to the public Wednesday on Third Street in Niagara Falls.
New Power City Eatery Deli & Coffee House to open its doors
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:50 pm
Join owners Kyle Bajor, Joseph Hotchkiss and Michael Lewis Wednesday at the grand opening of their new, NYC-style deli and Cafe at 444 Third St., Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Sabres, alumni to help buffalo firefighters 'fill the boot'
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:50 pm
From 6:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Buffalo firefighters will hold their annual "fill the boot" program, with this year's proceeds going to the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Team (SMART).
Register for dance classes at Miss Bev's
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:50 pm
Students of all ages from the Miss Bev's Dance Studio recently competed in Rochester at the Summerdance Competition.
NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services celebrates new recovery community and outreach center in Buffalo
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:45 pm
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez visited Buffalo Tuesday to congratulate Lake Shore Behavioral Health Inc., a substance use disorder treatment provider, on its recent award of $1.75 million. The money will be used to create a recovery community and outreach center in Buffalo.
HEAP offers help with equipment cleaning
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' Home Energy Assistance Program has announced heating equipment clean and tune assistance is now available for eligible HEAP households through Nov. 4.
Funtime Presents welcomes Metric to Artpark
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 12:35 pm
Funtime Presents has booked Metric at Artpark in Lewiston. The band will perform on stage inside the Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.