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Kaleida Health to host 'Heart to Heart' seminar
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 01:10 pm
Kaleida Health's "HeartCaring" program will sponsor a "Heart to Heart" community seminar and screening event Thursday. The program, which focuses on peripheral artery disease, will take place at 6 p.m. in Swift Auditorium at Buffalo General Medical Center.
Niagara Arts Guild hosts fall art show
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 01:10 pm
The Niagara Arts Guild will hold its fall art show at the Lockside Art Center (Lock View Plaza), 21-41 Main St., Lockport (take the elevator to Suite 208). The show will open Sunday, Sept. 28, with an opening reception from 2-4 p.m. The show will run through Saturday, Oct. 25. Hours of operation are noon until 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
PRSA Buffalo Niagara presents: 'Charting Career Advancement: Public Relations Certifications or Continuing Education'
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 12:45 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will present "Charting Career Advancement: Public Relations Certifications or Continuing Education."
Community forum Sept. 18 at NCCC
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 07:00 am
"The Niagara County Solutions Forum: On-ramps to Success" will bring together residents, local funders, as well as business and civic leaders on Sept. 18 at Niagara County Community College to discuss the connection between educational preparation and workforce outcomes.
Ceretto announces free informational meeting on sewage sludge
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 10:55 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced a free informational meeting for the public regarding the effects of sewage sludge on public health will be held tomorrow. Sponsored by the Western New York Sludge Free Alliance, the event will be held at 1 p.m. at Frontier Volunteer Fire Co., 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls.
Sandy Hays Mies steps down from Jazz Festival leadership
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:50 am
Carol Calato, board chairwoman of the Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc., has reported Sandy Hays Mies stepped down as executive director of the organization.
Pink for breast cancer
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:10 am
United Materials presented its pink concrete truck for breast cancer awareness at its company headquarters on Forest Parkway in Wheatfield Sept. 4. The truck also was part of the Niagara County Peach Festival Parade last weekend.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes baby snow monkey
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:10 am
The Buffalo Zoo's latest addition, a baby Japanese macaque, is now on exhibit at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave.
Gypsies haunt Lewiston's Marble Orchard again
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:00 am
Macy Boswell, Lewiston's gypsy queen of long ago, didn't join the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks last year.

Last Saturday, she was back in a special appearance to reintroduce the gypsy spirit at the Lewiston Cemetery next to First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston in the person of her grandson, Maxime Alexandrovich Belov.

HAL presents 'De-Mystifying The Upper Landing'
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:55 am
The Old Stone Chimney, the oldest stone structure on the upper lakes, marked the southern end of the Niagara Portage. Lewistonians know the legacy of the Portage and the Lower Landing as well as anyone, yet the Old Stone Chimney, virtually hidden since 1962, is shrouded in mystery.
Modern Disposal celebrates 50th
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:50 am
On Saturday, Sept. 20, Modern Disposal Services will hold an open house, welcoming the community to learn more about its landfill, disposal and recycling operations.
Come fly a kite
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:50 am
The annual Kidz 'n' Kites event is scheduled for this Saturday at the Town of Niagara Veteran's Memorial Park, 7000 Lockport Road, across from Town Hall.
Meeting set on Cobblestone Creek
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:45 am
With protests by residents near the proposed Cobblestone Creek development off Errick Road growing, the developer Rosal Homes has asked for a public information meeting.
Hearing set on removal of Love Canal waste
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:40 am
The State Department of Environmental Conservation will conduct a public availability session on Sept. 29 in Wheatfield on cleanup of old Love Canal material found at an inactive dumpsite off Niagara Falls Boulevard.
Picnic with Faith Community
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:00 am
Faith Community Church is hosting its annual picnic from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, on its grounds at 3520 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Niagara County Community College announces scholarship gala co-chairs
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 05:00 pm
NCCC Foundation board of directors member and president of DiCamillo Bakery, David DiCamillo and his wife, Monica, have been named the co-chairs of the 24th annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala.
Individual tickets for Sabres' 2014-15 season on sale tomorrow
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 05:00 pm
Individual tickets for the Buffalo Sabres' 2014-15 season will go on sale to the general public tomorrow at 9 a.m.
BRI-NK Foundation lecture on Terrapin Tower
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 05:00 pm
BRI-NK Foundation will present a lecture on Terrapin Tower - a 19th century monument - at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Earl Bridges Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls (second floor auditorium).
Welcome to Lewiston, Ever After
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 04:30 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique owner Jamie Symmonds, who recently opened Ever After Consignment Boutique at 402 Center St. (Grandpaws Pet Emporium Plaza).
Plentiful Partnership of Niagara's 'Glean Team' strikes again
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:05 pm
Conditions were ideal for Plentiful Partnership of Niagara, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara, to field glean at Tom Tower's Farm. Fifty-five bushels of tomatoes (2,750 pounds) were gleaned (picked) by 21 "Glean Team" volunteers and distributed by Plentiful Partnership of Niagara to area food pantries and soup kitchens.
Hospice 'Remembrance Celebration' slated for Sept. 25
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
Niagara Hospice families, volunteers and staff will remember those they have served with a very special "Remembrance Celebration" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. The event will be held in memory of Niagara Hospice patients who passed from July 1-Dec. 31, 2013.
State Parks, DOT host session on historic bridge
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have announced a public information meeting will be held to discuss the proposed rehabilitation/replacement of the American Falls Bridges, which connect Niagara Falls, Green Island and Goat Island within Niagara Falls State Park in the City of Niagara Falls.
Announcing 'AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge'
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way and Hack Upstate partner with AT&T to launch contest challenging developers to create smartphone apps that will serve the community.
Niagara University launching poverty-focused social entrepreneurship program
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
Niagara University is launching a poverty-focused social entrepreneurship program that aims to address some of the most significant problems facing Niagara Falls-area residents.
Buffalo: First Niagara provides $12 million in financing for Apartments @ the Hub
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
First Niagara Financial Group will provide $12 million in financing through a $7.2 million construction loan and $4.8 million historic tax credit equity investment for Schneider Development's latest residential real estate project, Apartments @ the Hub.
Dogs and harmful algal blooms: New York Sea Grant brochure alerts pet owners of potentially lethal toxins
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 06:20 pm
New York Sea Grant has announced the publication of "Dogs and Harmful Algal Blooms." Harmful algal blooms, especially in the state's fresh water, are overgrowths of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that cause water quality problems in lakes and ponds, including the occasional production of potent toxins. These toxins can poison people, household pets, waterfowl and livestock.
Buffalo Sabres: 2014 training camp opens Sept. 18
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will open its training camp Thursday, Sept. 18, when veteran players are expected to report for testing and physicals. Beginning Friday, Sept. 19, the team's practice sessions at First Niagara Center will be open to the public.
Public art installation encourages visitors to share their thoughts on Old Falls Street
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:55 pm
A public art installation has been added to Old Falls Street's middle block in downtown Niagara Falls. Guests and passersby are encouraged to leave their thoughts on the "Before I Die..." chalkboard wall as part of an international art initiative developed by American artist Candy Chang.
Seneca Allegany Events Center to host 15th anniversary Native American Music Awards show
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:55 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos will once again host the world's first official and largest awards show for Native American music initiatives, the Native American Music Award, at the Seneca Allegany Events Center Friday, Nov. 14.
Shop MA-MA Sales
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:55 pm
MA-MA Sales is hosting its seasonal consignment event next weekend at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. The sale will run from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday and Sunday, and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday at 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $1 million in funding for WNY projects
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:55 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board has recommended $1 million in funding to four Western New York enterprises: City Labs Inc., Cobey Inc., Higher One Inc. and the WNY Women's Foundation Inc. In total, the latest projects recommended for funding awards are expected to create 158 jobs, result in investments by project applicants of more than $14 million, and ensure the long-term economic success of entities in Western New York.

The recommendations are expected to be considered by the New York Power Authority board of trustees at its Oct. 15 board meeting.

Castellani to open new exhibition by Buffalo artist alexandra spaulding
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:50 pm
The latest exhibition in the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's TopSpin Series opens this Sunday with "alexandra spaulding: the one that I've kept closest." An opening reception is set for 2-4 p.m. with an artist talk at 3 p.m.
Niagara University continues climb up U.S. News Rankings
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:50 pm
Niagara University is a high-value educational institution on the rise that serves military veterans well, according to rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.
Fall foliage forecast: Exceptional year in the offing for Northeast
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 07:00 am
AccuWeather reports leaf-peepers, get set: Experts say the summer season has set the stage for potentially exceptional fall colors in the Northeast, though the weather through mid-October will ultimately determine how stellar of a display will emerge.
Memorial Medical Center announces Premier 2015 co-chairs
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 07:00 am
Christin and Dr. Venkat Kolli and Gary and Francine Hall have been named co-chairs of the 2015 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Town of Lewiston: Garfinkel tops Cecconi in clerk's race
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 10:25 pm
Acting Town of Lewiston Clerk Donna Garfinkel defeated challenger Regina Cecconi in Tuesday's Republican Party primary election. Garfinkel was the top vote-getter at all five polling places en route to a 435-275 victory.
A.G. Schneiderman statement on release of Apple's iPhone 6
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:35 pm
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today issued the following statement on Apple's new iPhone 6:
Empire State Development announces strategic implementation assessment team, schedule of round 4 Regional Council presentations
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams has announced the membership of the 2014 strategic implementation assessment team, which will review the 2014 progress reports and round four proposals submitted by the 10 Regional Economic Development Councils.
Niagara University holds blessing and dedication of Gacioch Center
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
Niagara University held a ceremonial opening and blessing of the Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center Tuesday morning.
Buffalo Common Council President Pridgen unveils Buffalo City Mission expansion plans
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
Buffalo Common President Darius Pridgen announced the Buffalo City Mission's ambitious plans to eliminate homelessness in Buffalo by 2020, and also discussed further advancements for the city's green code. The City Mission's new development project will provide housing and human services that are in line with the Homeless Alliance of Western New York's 10-year plan to end homelessness.

The City Mission's plans mainly focus on the much-needed expansion of its current over-capacity, one-story facility on Tupper Street. The project calls for a three-story, redeveloped campus that will supply more living space and needed services for guests of the mission struggling with homelessness.