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How to put the brakes on pet carsickness
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 12:35 pm
With summer travel right around the corner, many of us plan on hitting the road with our pooches for a little summer fun. However, for some four-legged family members, road trips can mean upset tummies.
Empire State Development offers technical assistance in preparation for next round of Better Buffalo Fund Main Street funding
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
Empire State Development, in collaboration with NYS Homes and Community Renewal and University at Buffalo Regional Institute, will offer technical assistance to prepare organizations interested in developing a Main Street program in their communities for the next Better Buffalo Fund round (projected for fall 2015).
Household hazardous waste collection event comes to ECC South
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management, reminds residents a "Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day" will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the ECC South Campus.
Panepinto hosts free electronics-recycling event
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
This Saturday, June 6, State Sen. Marc Panepinto will host a free electronics-recycling event in partnership with Time Warner Cable and Sunnking Recycling. Dispose of unwanted and unused electronic items and avoid fines and unnecessary harm to the environment.
Ortt's green development tax exemption bill passes in Senate
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt's green development neighborhood tax exemption bill (S5013) unanimously passed in the Senate Wednesday with overwhelming support. This tax incentive is meant to encourage more homeowners to build "green" homes.
Renowned developmental medicine expert to address conference at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
A Kentucky physician renowned for his work in caring for adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders will be the keynote speaker Tuesday when Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center hosts a regional symposium on best practices in developmental medicine.
Daemen to hold program on caring for individuals with developmental disabilities
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
A one-day education program on caring for individuals who are medically fragile/frail with developmental disabilities will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center Social Room.
Artist painting Chuck Tingley large-scale mural at Artpark
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 10:55 pm
Western New York artist Chuck Tingley is creating a permanent mural at Artpark on the art gallery's north exterior wall. He is using spray paint, acrylic, markers and stencils to create the images pictured.
Bills-Browns agree to join training camp practice sessions
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 09:00 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns have agreed to hold joint practice sessions at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford prior to the Bills-Browns game in Cleveland Thursday, Aug. 20.
Geiben running for Lewiston Town Board
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 08:55 pm
After taking a break from government service for five years, William E. Geiben has announced his intention to seek a Lewiston Town Council seat. He will look to secure the Republican, Conservative and Independent party lines.
Businessman, longtime Lewiston resident Morreale seeks seat on Town Board
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 06:20 pm
Robin "Rob" Morreale, a 25-year Lewiston resident, has announced his candidacy for the Lewiston Town Board.
DelMonte running for Lewiston Town Board
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 06:15 pm
Town of Lewiston resident and former state Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte has announced her candidacy for town council.
Stella Niagara Preserve forever protected thanks to successful multimillion-dollar fundraising effort
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 05:50 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the Stella Niagara Preserve announced Thursday the Land Conservancy is now the proud owner of the 29-acre Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in the Town of Lewiston.
Julie Gilbert named to TTRA board
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:50 pm
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. Director of Marketing and Communications Julie Gilbert has been elected to serve on the international travel and tourism board of Travel & Tourism Research Association.
Clifford the Big Red Dog to appear at Niagara Falls events
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:50 pm
Through the years, children throughout the world have enjoyed the popular book and television character Clifford the Big Red Dog. Next weekend, the children of Niagara Falls have an opportunity to meet Clifford in person as he makes appearances at events in the city.
Making a difference in Lewiston
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
Employees of Lewiston's KeyBank branch recently participated in the "Neighbors Make a Difference Day."
NYPA to hold safety fair at Power Vista Saturday
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
The New York Power Authority will hold a family safety fair Saturday, June 6, at the Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project.
Ortt announces action to be taken on bills to fight New York's heroin crisis
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Co-Chair Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has announced the Senate will soon be acting on several bills to help decrease heroin deaths and put more drug dealers behind bars for selling dangerous opioids.
Fondo a gran success
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
The Hospice Gran Fondo, presented by M&T Bank, brought its "party on wheels" to Niagara County May 16 for its second annual ride to benefit Niagara Hospice. More than 600 cyclists gathered at Krull Park in Olcott and set out on three scenic routes throughout the Niagara Wine Trail.
Community garage sale tops $5,000 in support of Campus Ministry
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
Niagara University's end-of-year community garage sale has now raised more than $5,000 in support of its office of campus ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Lewiston Lions Club celebrates members
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 11:55 am
The Lewiston Community Lions Club installed its officers for the next year at a dinner meeting Tuesday. Then, to the audience's surprise, awards were presented to each Lion. President Regina Cecconi said the club is making a difference in the community and assisting those in need thanks to everyone's respective contribution.
Rainforest Cafe Niagara Falls USA grand opening
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 06:35 pm
NFNY Hotel Management LLC has announced the opening of Rainforest Cafe, the newest attraction in Niagara Falls USA. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon. The restaurant opened to the public at 6:30 p.m.
Advance sale Erie County Fair vouchers available at Tops Friendly Markets
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 02:00 pm
The Erie County Fair, recently ranked the 10th largest fair in North America, offers guests 12 days of agriculture, entertainment, rides, food and excitement. Beyond bringing fun to Western New York, the fair has committed itself to seeking out ways to ensure guests are able to spend time at the event without breaking the bank.
More than 100 officers to participate in Trooper Kevin P. Dobson Memorial Torch Run leg
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 01:35 pm
For the 29th year in New York, law enforcement officers will carry the Special Olympics Torch throughout various communities leading up to opening ceremonies at the State Summer Games. The cauldron will be lit June 5 in Brockport, signifying the opening of the 2015 Games.
USACE to host public information meeting regarding hydrilla
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 01:35 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, will host a public information meeting regarding the treatment of hydrilla present in Tonawanda Creek/Erie Canal at 6:30 p.m. tonight inside the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive.
Style: Does camo got to go?
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 01:45 pm
Camouflage. Most associate it with those who serve us in the military. Many traditional Americans still thank those in uniform for their service when they see them in public.
15th annual 'Niagara County Senior Walk in the Park' date announced
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 01:30 pm
Volunteers from agencies across Niagara County have once again spent the year organizing, soliciting donations and planning a free, fun-filled day for the older adult residents of Niagara County (ages 55 and up).
Higgins introduces TREAT Act to combat opioid and heroin abuse epidemic
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 12:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has introduced a bill that aims to help those affected by opioid addiction get the most effective treatment available.
Doyle H. Phillips to seek Wilson supervisor post
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 12:55 pm
Doyle H. Phillips, a 43-year Wilson resident and retired small-business owner, announced his candidacy for town supervisor Tuesday. Phillips is looking to succeed Supervisor Joe Jastrzemski, who is running for Niagara County clerk.
Ortt's bill to better protect children passes in Senate
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 03:20 pm
The Protect Our Children Act (S2964), sponsored by State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, would help ensure appropriate punishment for cruel and repeated mistreatment of children.
WNY Regional Economic Development Council to hold consolidated funding application workshops
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 03:20 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council will hold three consolidated funding application workshops for potential applicants to learn more about the fifth round of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's initiative to stimulate job creation and economic growth through the REDCs.
Ceretto passes bill in support of Vietnam vets
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 03:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, took a stand for Vietnam veterans in New York by helping pass a bill granting the Vietnam Veterans of America the same benefits other veterans' organizations in New York receive.
Ceretto introduces legislation to provide greater protection for animals
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 02:55 pm
As the hot summer months approach, Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, has introduced legislation to provide greater protection for animals by allowing a concerned citizen to remove a suffering pet that is sitting in an extremely hot vehicle.
Ortt's bill for asbestos removal incentive passes in Senate
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 02:55 pm
Legislation sponsored by State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, would give tax credits to eligible taxpayers and developers who pay to have asbestos removed from their residential or commercial properties.
5th annual Fairy House Festival at Artpark this weekend
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 02:00 pm
Artpark & Company will present the fifth annual Fairy House Festival from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, June 7, in the lower park (enter at South Fourth street). The Fairy House Festival is an event filled with hands-on art activities.
Niagara County nets $400,000 EPA brownfields grant
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 01:10 pm
Niagara County officials pointed to hard work by economic development staff as the reason Niagara County was the sole county in New York to receive an award for brownfields assessment from the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Nurse practitioner Sneed joins Memorial's primary care team
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 01:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has added nurse practitioner Michele Sneed, RN, MS, ANP-BC, to its Summit Family Health Center staff.
Passalugo appointed compliance officer at Memorial
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 01:05 pm
Anne Passalugo, MPH, RRT, has been appointed corporate compliance officer/director of risk management at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective immediately.
Memorial names McClain director of emergency management, community programs
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 01:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Kendra McClain director of emergency management and community programs effective immediately.
Higgins: $18,000 for Ellicott Creek Volunteer Fire Co.
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 01:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal fire grant totaling $18,572 for the Ellicott Creek Volunteer Fire Co. The award is provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.