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Jackie James-Creedon presented U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Award for Activism on Tonawanda Coke
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented Tonawanda resident and community activist Jackie James-Creedon with an Environmental Quality Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Wheatfield-based Viatran supports Community Missions
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:50 pm
Wheatfield-based Viatran, a worldwide leader in providing innovative pressure and level transmitters, recently selected Community Missions as the benefactor for its community events program.
Pendleton dedicates marker celebrating founding
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:50 pm
Town residents and local officials showed up in force Thursday to dedicate a new historic marker that celebrates the founding of a small Erie Canal village that went on to become the modern town of Pendleton.
Schneiderman announces $40 million in additional funding for homeowner protection program
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:35 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office is committing up to $40 million in additional funding to organizations that provide free, high-quality housing counseling and legal services to struggling homeowners around New York through his homeowner protection program. The new funding, which will extend the program for an additional two years, brings the total commitment of funds by the attorney general's office to $100 million over five years to help New York families stay in their homes.

The HOPP program is designed to provide free housing counseling and legal services to homeowners facing foreclosure.

$4.7 million in new funding announced to accelerate Buffalo River restoration
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:35 pm
New funding will support restoration of the Buffalo River and put it on track to be removed from the list of Great Lakes "toxic hotspots" by 2019, the Great Lakes Commission announced in Buffalo, site of its annual meeting. Nearly $4.7 million will go to restoring degraded shoreline and create natural habitat at seven sites along the river.
Anticipation rises as Niagara Hospice event draws near
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice will hold the 24th annual "Cocktails and CA$H" beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Co. (Chestnut Ridge Road in Gasport).
New program offers help to women coping with recent breast cancer diagnosis
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
Nearly 300,000 women in the U.S. will hear these words in 2014. Some may experience shock, fear and numbness. They may struggle with a lack of information and feelings of vulnerability, confusion and distress. Family and friends may be at a loss as to what to do.
Higgins to host 'U.S. Service Academy Night' for local high school students
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting "U.S. Service Academy Night 2014," an opportunity for high school students and their families, as well as school administrators and counselors, to find out more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
'Illumination!' is the theme of the Castellani Art Museum's 12th annual gala
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
The annual event, which features silent and live auctions, cocktails and dinner, is the museum's major fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting art education programs for people of all ages.
Author Stephen Nawotniak to speak about bipolar disorder at Museum of disABILITY History
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Museum of disABILITY History will welcome Stephen Nawotniak, author of "Handbook for Healthy Living with a Mood Disorder," as its next featured presenter for its "Dialogues on disABILITY" speaker series.
Tin Pan Alley celebrates 20 years as Lewiston's hometown hangout
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 11:10 am
It's been more than 20 years since "Cheers" went off the air, but people still want a place "where everybody knows your name."

In Lewiston, that location is Tin Pan Alley.

Cornerstone CFCU supports WNY Alzheimer's Association with 'Casual Fridays'
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 11:00 am
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union staff members made donations this summer in an effort to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimer's Association of Western New York.
Town of Lewiston: Fire companies vent over tower
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 10:00 am
"We've put (addressing) bad communications off for six months or more."

So summarized Greg Sitek of the Upper Mountain Fire Co. to the continuing problem of a stop work order now impacting completion of a recently constructed 219-foot radio tower behind the Upper Mountain firehall.

Rotary donates
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 09:00 am
The Rotary Club of Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake presented a donation to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Terry Fox Run's cancer research. Money came from the Rotary Club's hot dog stand.
NCSO sets 'First Nighter' program
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Sheriff Office will hold a "First Nighter" program at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, for young adults interested in joining its Law Enforcement Explorers Post. The meeting will take place in the Patrol Room at the sheriff's office located at 5526 Niagara St. Ext., Lockport.
Mug and Musket, music fest debut in Youngstown
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
Excitement is back in Youngstown.

The Mug and Musket Tavern (formerly known as Brennan's), 418 Main St., is now open and features a variety of dinner and pub fare offerings as well as all-new entertainment.

Village businesses are also gearing up for the Youngstown Arts and Music Festival.

Effects of media violence on children is topic of UB's latest Bullying Abuse Prevention conference
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
The effects of media violence on children and what parents and teachers can do about it is the focus at this year's Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention annual conference to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos builds strategic multidimensional alliance with Bluegreen Vacations
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
Seneca Resorts & Casinos has developed a multifaceted strategic alliance with Bluegreen Vacations, a leader in the vacation ownership industry that connects more than 180,000 owners with 60-plus Bluegreen resorts in 40-plus popular destinations across the continental U.S. and the Caribbean.
'Sunday Cabaret' kicks off third season this Sunday
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
The popular "Sunday Cabaret" program, a collaboration between Community Missions and the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, begins its third season this Sunday afternoon.
Prescription drug drop-off Saturday
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 08:00 pm
On Saturday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other participating agencies, will hold a prescription drug take-back day.
Derek Jeter to appear on 'The Tonight Show' Thursday
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 08:00 pm
New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who delivered an electrifying game-winning hit on his final night at Yankee Stadium, will be a guest on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Thursday, Oct. 2.
Higgins urges Department of Energy to select Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station for solar industry pilot program
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 07:55 pm
The federal government will be launching a pilot program to provide training to veterans seeking jobs in the solar industry, and Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the U.S. Department of Energy to designate the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station as one of the sites.
Bishop Chappetto, Carney, Quarantello and 3 NU employees honored during convocation
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 07:55 pm
Six individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation.

The event, which takes place during the university's celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders.

Higgins joins Buffalo Passport Agency in announcing Passport Day in Buffalo
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 07:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined the U.S. State Department's Buffalo Passport Agency in announcing the opportunity for Western New Yorkers to apply for or renew passports at an event being held Saturday.
Fall Festival, Oktoberfest and Farm Market in Wheatfield
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:10 pm
Wheatfield's second annual Fall Festival, Oktoberfest and Farm Market, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Town Hall campus, promises to be a perfect welcome to the season.
Next 'Blender' at Baker's Farm Market
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:00 pm
The next Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce business "Blender" will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Baker's Farm Market & U-Pick, 2100 Youngstown-Lockport Road (Route 93) in Ransomville.
Residents encouraged to support CROP Walk
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:45 pm
Town residents were encouraged by the Town Board to fight hunger in the world by supporting the local CROP Walk.
Great Girl Scout Sign Up Day to be held Saturday
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:25 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York is hosting the Great Girl Scout Sign Up Day at various locations throughout Western New York, including at Nike Base Park on Grand Island, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Can you help Elizabeth Restey?
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:25 pm
A benefit to assist leukemia patient Elizabeth Restey with her mounting bills will take place Sept. 28.
'Barrel through Niagara' initiative to inspire Niagara Falls-themed artwork throughout region
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 10:25 am
It's time for Niagara Falls to reinvent and promote itself, not only as a natural wonder of the world, but also an artistic and cultural mecca showcasing the Niagara region's inherent beauty and power.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital hosts Women's Health Open House Oct. 14
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 10:25 am
In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Mount St. Mary's Hospital wants to ensure women throughout the community are keeping their health in check.
Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show celebrating 31 years
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 12:00 am
Celebrate the beginning of autumn in the historic Village of Lewiston and the work of talented Western New York crafters and jewelry artists at the 31st annual Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show. The festival runs along Center Street from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, and Sunday, Sept. 28. It is free and open to the public.
Tribune editor Campbell retiring: It's time to be like Barbara Walters
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
My Aunt Ekkie always used to tell me to say "So long," not "Goodbye."
Wheatfield to get tentative budget Oct. 6
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe told Town Board members on Monday that they should receive the initial tentative budget for 2015 at their next meeting on Oct. 6.
HARBORCENTER, Canalside announce fall festival
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:10 am
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel and Global Spectrum's Ryan Coate, general manager of Canalside, have announced plans for the inaugural HARBORCENTER Fall Festival @ Canalside, Saturday, Oct. 11, through Monday, Oct. 13. The three-day festival provides family-friendly fun, with many free events for children.
Ceretto applauds local firefighters
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:10 am
The past week's combined efforts by fire companies in the City of Niagara Falls and throughout Niagara County at Norampac Industries and Greenpack Mill facilities epitomize the true heroism, collaboration and civic partnership that exemplify the best of our citizens. These are qualities we are lucky to have in such fine first responders.
Cuomo announces New York to honor Derek Jeter's last home game
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that, in honor of Yankees captain Derek Jeter's last home game, the Corning Tower will be lit to display his No. 2 tonight. The governor is inviting Yankees fans to the Empire State Plaza to watch the game on the big screen.
Surprise: Your pet is welcome
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:05 am
It's common knowledge pets are welcome at dog parks, most people parks, and most pet stores. Beyond that, however, the world can sometimes seem a little unfriendly to pet parents who would like to bring their furry best friends along everywhere possible. What many pet parents don't realize is that their pets are welcome in more places than they might think.
Author Catherine McClure Gildiner to make special appearance in Lewiston
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:05 am
Catherine McClure Gildiner will appear to promote her new book, "Coming Ashore," Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., at the Historic Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St.
Join Arbor Day Foundation in October and receive 10 free autumn classics trees
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:00 am
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering 10 free autumn classics trees to those joining the organization in October.