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New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services: $250,000 in funding to support New York certified recovery peer advocates
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 02:15 pm
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) announced $250,000 in funding to support 500 certified recovery peer advocates across New York.
Erie County A 2016 'National Best and Brightest in Wellness' winner
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 02:15 pm
Erie County, in collaboration with the Labor Management Health Fund, Health Now and Independent Health, has been named a "2016 National Best and Brightest in Wellness" winner for creating an employee health and wellness program and fostering a culture of wellness.
Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls to host basket action
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 02:05 pm
A basket auction will be held Saturday, March 25, at Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls, 1055 N. Military Road, Niagara Falls. Doors will open at 10 a.m., with drawings beginning at 7 p.m.
Ortt, Seward, Butler & colleagues unveil legislation repealing elements of SAFE Act everywhere but NYC
Wed, Mar 1st 2017 01:30 pm
Republican New York State Sens. Rob Ortt and Jim Seward joined Republican Assemblyman Marc W. Butler and other lawmakers and gun rights advocates on Wednesday to unveil legislation to repeal elements of the NY SAFE Act throughout the state (except for the five boroughs of New York City).
Lockport GOP endorses McNall re-election bid
Wed, Mar 1st 2017 09:25 am
City of Lockport Republicans moved swiftly to endorse the re-election bid of one local official Monday night.
Nonprofits urged to register for 5th annual 'Spring It On'
Wed, Mar 1st 2017 09:25 am
With only two weeks before kick-off, The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is encouraging all Western New York nonprofit agencies to join forces and participate in the fifth annual "Spring It On" campaign. The 24-hour online fundraising event is designed to raise awareness and funds for not-for-profit organizations throughout Western New York.
Erie County Office for the Disabled to work with local organizations to help 'Spread The Word to End the Word'
Wed, Mar 1st 2017 09:00 am
The Erie County Office for the Disabled will join forces with local human service agencies from around Erie County as part of an annual national effort to "Spread the Word to End the Word."
Collins: President Trump delivers clear vision for American success
Wed, Mar 1st 2017 09:00 am
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, released the following statement after President Donald Trump's address to Congress on Tuesday:
Cuomo announces action to expand cutting-edge breast cancer screening options for women
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 04:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced health insurers are required under New York Insurance Law to provide medically necessary coverage for 3-D mammograms without co-pays, coinsurance or deductibles.
Grand Island Niagara University senior authors novel based on personal experiences
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:45 pm
Rachael Ruszkowski will graduate from Niagara University in May with degrees in marketing and communication studies - and a published novel.
Sabres to cap 'Hockey is for Everyone' month with celebration of women's hockey
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will celebrate women's hockey at the final home game of "Hockey is for Everyone" month against the Nashville Predators on Feb. 28.
Time running out to register early and save on Artpark Theater Academy
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:45 pm
Artpark & Company is presenting a unique and new opportunity for local youth to let their talents shine in a full production of "Fiddler on the Roof Jr." presented in the Mainstage Theater. The production includes a complete set and will be created, designed, rehearsed and performed by academy students.
Bixler named HR director at Niagara Falls Memorial
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:40 pm
Jacquelyn P. Bixler has been appointed director of human resources at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Scouts donate to children at firefighter event
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:20 pm
Junior Girl Scout Troop 70291 donated toys to the annual Niagara Falls Toy Telethon in December as part of their work to earn a Bronze Award. The girls were able to fundraise money by hosting a bake sale at their school in order to purchase the toys.
No charges to be filed in youth hockey incident
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Tuesday his office will not be filing charges against 36-year-old Andrew Peters of Hamburg for his involvement in a fight among youth hockey players during a game Saturday at HarborCenter in Buffalo.
Niagara Catholic basket raffle this weekend
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:15 pm
On Saturday, March 4, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host its annual basket raffle, which is free and open to the public.
NFP's annual fish fry contest is now open
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 07:00 am
Fish fry season has begun again - and we want to know where to eat!
New Niagara University courses embrace Tuscarora culture, language
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 02:25 pm
Niagara University has collaborated with the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District to develop a strategy to help ensure the preservation of the language.
Aquarium of Niagara presents 'Penguin Days'
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 02:20 pm
"Penguin Days" returns to the Aquarium of Niagara this weekend (March 4-5).
Niagara County Poverty Conference observes 5th anniversary
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 02:20 pm
On Friday, more than 170 individuals from across Niagara and Erie counties will convene at the fifth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference to discuss ideas on alleviating poverty.
Harmonia Chamber Singers present 'Into Light,' a concert by candlelight
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 01:35 pm
The Harmonia Chamber Singers present their annual "Into Light" concert, featuring music from the medieval period through the present, in March. Candlelight and lighting effects will enhance the music of light and life, suffering and hope, time and space, Lent and Easter.
Morinello, Ortt not in favor of Goat Island lodge
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 01:05 pm
Niagara County elected leaders not in favor of Goat Island lodge. Ortt says such a project would compete with new Niagara Falls hotels; Morinello pushes for DeVeaux Woods Park instead
Oscars: 'Moonlight' named best picture ... eventually
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 09:00 am
The following took home the Oscar at Sunday's Academy Awards telecast:
Oscars: PricewaterhouseCoopers issues apology for 'La La Land,' 'Moonlight' mixup
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 08:45 am
PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm responsible for tabulating the Academy Awards ballot votes, issued an apology overnight.
Open Arms WNY to host 'Comedy for a Cause'
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 07:00 am
Comedy fans can enjoy April Fool's Day with a night filled with laughs as Open Arms WNY, a new nonprofit based out of Lockport, hosts its first stand-up comedy night, "Comedy for a Cause." The event will take place from 7-9 p.m. April 1, in the club-like atmosphere of the Kenan Center's Taylor Theatre, 433 Locust St., Lockport.
People Inc. teams up with Buffalo Sabres to host recruitment rally
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 09:55 am
People Inc. has teamed up with the Buffalo Sabres to host a recruitment rally on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the Lexus Club at the KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo.
Grand Island Town Board: Baney announces candidacy
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Jennifer Baney of Grand Island has announced a potential candidacy for Grand Island Town Council.
Pasta Sauce-Off 2017 promises to be biggest yet
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
When 14-year-old Islanders Jessica Flash and Allyson Nemeth tell people they're holding a big fundraiser, they can tell some people have their doubts.
Chamber Awards Gala: Sanger Farms & Bakery recognized
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Sanger Farms & Bakery as recipient of the Youngstown Business of the Year Award. The Youngstown Business and Professional Association assists the chamber in providing a business nomination that has shown dedication and service to the Youngstown community.
'Gowns For Prom' in need of dresses, shoes, volunteers
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
The 12th annual "Gowns For Prom" program, sponsored by Colvin Cleaners and presented by Allstate, is seeking donations of new or gently used formal gowns, shoes and accessories of any size. These items are cleaned by Colvin Cleaners and provided free of charge to young ladies in area high schools who are unable to afford a prom gown.
Tonawanda native supports naval aviation modernization
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:45 am
A Kenmore East High School graduate and Tonawanda native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Commander Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CSFWP). Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Burket works as an aviation ordnanceman and operates out of Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California.
Higgins supports push for swift action to prevent & respond to threats against Jewish community centers
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins joined over 150 Members of Congress in a letter calling on federal law enforcement and justice agencies to swiftly address the circumstances leading to multiple bomb threats to Jewish community centers nationwide.
Niagara University establishes Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:30 am
Niagara University announced Friday the creation of a new on-campus center that will advance the institution's commitment to diversity and social justice.
Cuomo, Hochul announce start of Aquarium of Niagara penguin exhibit
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 11:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the groundbreaking of a $3.3 million penguin exhibit at the Aquarium of Niagara. This exhibit will allow the aquarium to add new programming and interactive features to the already popular attraction, while providing a state-of-the-art habitat for the colony of Humboldt penguins.
Youngstown gets update on Discover Niagara Shuttle
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 11:45 pm
The Discover Niagara Shuttle is a go for 2017.
Northwest Bank to sponsor Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival on Aug. 25-26
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 05:10 pm
This year, the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival has partnered with Northwest Bank to present the 16th annual festival. The event is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26.
Village of Lewiston makes plans for summer
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:55 pm
In the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday, trustees started to make plans for summer. They agreed to continue working with charitable organizations, approved a handful of longstanding outdoor events, and pledged support for a newer tourism endeavor.
Former NT council members honored by city, county and state
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:30 pm
During Tuesday's City of North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, Phillip R. "Russ" Rizzo, former 1st Ward alderman and former council president, and Cathy Schwandt, former alderman-at-large, were honored for their years of service to the city.
OUN receives NYSARC Trust Services grant
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:25 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara received a $12,500 grant from the NYSARC Trust Services Board towards recreational opportunities for more than 150 local individuals supported by the agency with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.