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Poloncarz proclaims Women's Lung Health Week in Erie County
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Deputy Erie County Executive Maria Whyte, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, and Erie County Commissioner of Public Advocacy Sawrie Becker to proclaim "Women's Lung Health Week" in Erie County.
Daemen to hold undergraduate, graduate commencement ceremonies May 16
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
Daemen College President Gary A. Olson will confer degrees to nearly 850 undergraduate and graduate candidates in the Class of 2015 at the college's 64th annual commencement, which, for the first time, will include two ceremonies scheduled for May 16 at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Hard Rock Cafe Niagara announces lineup for first 'World Burger Tour'
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
For the first time ever, Hard Rock Cafe Niagara gives guests a backstage pass to sample "Local Legendary Burger" offerings, showcasing the flavor and ingredients at Hard Rock locations across the globe as part of the new "World Burger Tour" menu.
Empire State Development announces new 'I Love New York' representation in Australia
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
Empire State Development has announced the appointment of Global Group by JG, an international marketing firm specializing in travel, tourism and lifestyle brands, as New York state's tourism promotion agency in Australia.
Panepinto renews push for S.3612 on 50th anniversary of Gov. Rockefeller's Pure Waters Bond Act, U.S. Clean Water Act
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:20 pm
Recognizing the anniversary of two historic pieces of environmental legislation, State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, renewed his push for the passage of his Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Bond Act - S.3612.
Caitlin Jones of North Tonawanda honored with 2015 PACES Scholarship
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:20 pm
Caitlin Jones of North Tonawanda was among six SUNY Potsdam students who were recently awarded a 2015 PACES Scholarship by Potsdam Auxiliary and College Educational Services.
Erie County Department of Social Services monthly legislative report shows decreases in CPS caseloads
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:20 pm
In an encouraging sign, the Erie County Department of Social Services' monthly report to the Erie County Legislature for April shows a substantial decrease in both the total Child Protective Services caseload size across the department as well as in the number of cases carried by individual caseworkers.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Elmwood-Bidwell Farmer Market in Buffalo
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 16, at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, located at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo.
State Senate: Flanagan takes over for Skelos
Mon, May 11th 2015 09:30 pm
Monday afternoon, the New York State Senate elected Sen. John J. Flanagan of Long Island as the temporary president for the remainder of the 2015-16 term. The new majority leader replaces Sen. Dean Skelos, the long-tenured lawmaker who resigned his leadership post following his arrest on corruption charges last week.
Aquarium of Niagara raises funds with Alex and Ani
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara and Alex and Ani are teaming up for a charity event from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Wheatfield arrest
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:30 pm
Friday afternoon, Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour announced the arrest of Dominic Passanisi, 22, of the Town of Wheatfield, in connection with a burglary and an attempted burglary on Kelsey Lane in the Town of Wheatfield.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue ice cream social at May volunteer meeting
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold an ice cream social at its May 13 volunteer meeting. The event also will include a visit by one of HON's adoptable dogs. The meeting runs from 6:30-8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Niagara University, Niagara County Bar Association form Niagara Law Center
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:20 pm
On May 1 - Law Day - the provost of Niagara University and the president of the Bar Association of Niagara County met at the Niagara Falls Country Club to officially establish the long-awaited Niagara Law Center.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital's EmStar Emergency Department to hold 12th annual salute to local EMS personnel
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:20 pm
The EmStar Emergency Department of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will recognize local emergency medical service professionals at a 6:30 p.m. awards dinner Wednesday, May 20, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Employers wanted for airbase career fair
Mon, May 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Air Force Reserve's 914th Airlift Wing Airman & Family Readiness Center will host a large-scale Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 4 and June 5, for reserve members stationed at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and their families.
Wilson Historical Society sets Memorial Day Fair
Mon, May 11th 2015 07:00 am
The 43rd annual Wilson Historical Society Memorial Day Fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 25, on the museum grounds, 645 Lake St. The American Legion will hold a special Memorial Day flag-raising ceremony at noon.
YBPA recipient of Mayne enhancement grant
Sat, May 9th 2015 10:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association Inc. was the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program​ grant awards, presented Tuesday at a meeting of the Niagara County Legislature.
Village of Lewiston pondering Artpark-related parking changes
Sat, May 9th 2015 10:00 am
The Village of Lewiston is once again trying to find the optimal parking configuration for summer nights when Artpark & Company concerts draw thousands to town.
Sanborn Mill outdoor flea market underway
Sat, May 9th 2015 07:00 am
The Sanborn Mill Co-op started its summer-long outdoor flea market last weekend at the mill, 5890 Ward Road.
LPD seeks bicycle owners
Sat, May 9th 2015 07:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department now has an abundance of bicycles that have been found over the past two years. Those who believe the department might have one of their bicycles are requested to visit the LPD office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, or 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 14.
Give blood
Sat, May 9th 2015 07:00 am
The American Red Cross will hold blood collection drives from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the Cristoforo Colombo Society, 2223 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 23, and 1 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Cultural Alliance of Niagara members discuss advocacy, marketing efforts
Sat, May 9th 2015 07:00 am
Members of the Cultural Alliance of Niagara met recently to discuss collaborative advocacy and marketing efforts. CAN's goal is to increase familiarity and form partnerships with business, community and civic leaders so the sector has a more valued and integrated role in the life of Niagara County residents.
Nominations open for Albond award
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:10 pm
The Health Association of Niagara Inc. is soliciting nominations for the Karen Albond Courage in Caring Award.
Event to benefit horticulture program for people with disabilities
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
The Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse, a horticulture program of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, a not-for-profit agency, will host fundraising event "Vines & Wines" from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Merani Hotel Group's Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls (just off of the I-190).
Painters Plus Home Decorating Inc., city officials team up for fifth annual Project HOPE
Fri, May 8th 2015 06:55 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced another city resident will experience an exterior paint makeover this summer.
Tops markets to unveil new summer 'Price Lock Guarantee' list May 10
Fri, May 8th 2015 06:55 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, announced today it will roll out a new, summer "Price Lock Guarantee" list.
Higgins, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York: $1.36 million for Matt Urban Center's Hope House Project
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced the award of a $1.36 million grant to The Matt Urban Center of Buffalo to help finance the Hope House project, which involves the conversion of a former public school into permanent supportive housing for homeless women.
Tickets available for Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary's 'Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner'
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph Ruffolo, left, Bakery Restaurant & Lounge proprietor Dave Young and Medical Center Auxiliary Past President Mary Norton sample the fare to be served from 3 to 8 p.m. May 18 at the auxiliary's "Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner."
St. Francis Guild awards $1,000 scholarship
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Lindsey Bradigan, a nursing attendant, was presented with a $1,000 scholarship by the St. Francis Guild to advance her education in nursing. The presentation was part of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center's celebration of national Nurses' Week.
Village of Williamsville: Higgins, Kulpa announce start of construction on $463,000 in sidewalk improvements
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Mayor Brian Kulpa announced the beginning of construction on a number of sidewalk improvements in the Village of Williamsville. More than $460,000 in federal funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation's "Safe Routes to School" program, will be invested in Williamsville infrastructure enhancements.
NU commencements highlighted by U.S. ambassador, Pulitzer winner
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Niagara University's 2015 slate of commencement ceremonies will be highlighted by addresses from the U.S. ambassador to Canada, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, the U.S. State Department reporter for CBS News and two highly decorated Catholic priests.
Ortt hosts forum on heroin and opioid addiction
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, co-chair of the Senate's joint task force on heroin and opioid addiction, led the discussion on the growing threat of heroin and opioid abuse in the community Thursday. The public forum, held at Niagara University, drew more than 100 residents from throughout the area.
Construction gets under way at new Golisano Center for Community Health
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
Excavation and site preparation work are well underway for the new Golisano Center for Community Health at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Lineup for third annual BuffaLoveFest includes tribute to Lance Diamond
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the lineup for its third annual BuffaLoveFest, an event featuring all things Buffalo. BuffaLoveFest will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave.
850-pound polar bear Kali transported to Saint Louis Zoo via FedEx
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
The Saint Louis Zoo has announced Kali (pronounced "Cully"), a 2 1/2-year-old, 850-pound male polar bear that was orphaned in Alaska as a cub, is now resting comfortably in the zoo's new McDonnell Polar Bear Point exhibit, which is set to open June 6.
NCCC hosts V-E Day celebration
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:00 pm
The end of the second World War in Europe will be commemorated with a USO-inspired show and a history fair at Niagara County Community College on May 8, the 70th anniversary of V-E Day.
Wheatfield's Day of Prayer starts strong, misses the mark
Thu, May 7th 2015 05:15 pm
The strength of faith was on display Thursday as Wheatfield's religious community gathered in the Community Center in honor of the 64th annual National Day of Prayer.
Niagara County SPCA: 25 small breed dogs, puppies seized in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 7th 2015 04:30 pm
The Niagara County SPCA has received 25 small breed dogs ranging from 2 weeks of age to a couple of years old from a seizure on 10th Street in Niagara Falls.
Enjoy July 4 fireworks? Contribute to the cause!
Thu, May 7th 2015 12:50 pm
For years, the Village of Lewiston has shown our patriotic pride by organizing and securing donations for a firework show for all local communities to enjoy. This year, some of the funding from local municipalities was not provided, resulting in a shortfall.
Higgins announces winners of Congressional Art Competition
Thu, May 7th 2015 12:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced the winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition. The top piece from each congressional district is displayed in the Cannon Tunnel to the Capitol Building.
 

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