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Higgins: $11,905 grant for Lackawanna Fire Department
Thu, May 7th 2015 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced the Lackawanna Fire Department will receive a grant through the Department of Homeland Security's assistance to firefighters grant program (AFG). Lackawanna firefighters will be awarded $11,905 in federal funding through this fiscal year 2014 award.
Laurie Merletti named Fellow in the American College of Health Executives
Thu, May 7th 2015 11:00 am
Laurie Merletti, senior director-clinical excellence at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, has been named a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. The FACHE designation is the highest status in the professional society and recognizes excellence in health care management.
Memorial's Get Well Stay Well program gets results
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today announced promising results from the first year of its innovative Get Well Stay Well. The program, which serves adults age 55 and older, will celebrate its one-year anniversary May 19.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
The great riding conditions experienced in the spring and summer months result in increased motorcyclists on the road, requiring additional caution among all motorists.
Kenmore Avenue phase three roadwork set to begin
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Wednesday Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Legislator Peter Savage and Erie County Commissioner of Public Works John Loffredo to announce the next phase of construction set to begin on Kenmore Avenue.
EMT training programs at NU honored by Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
Niagara University's training programs for emergency medical technicians will be recognized with the Excellence in Education Award from the EmStar Emergency Department of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center.
Niagara County: Pistol permit office hours revamped
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
The Niagara County Pistol Permit Office will roll out new hours next month in an attempt to speed up applications, with County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow noting a spike in pistol permit applications has slowed down the application process for residents seeking to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
OMH announces implementation of new mobile integration teams
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health has announced the implementation of four mobile integration teams that will provide an array of services, including behavioral and mental health needs statewide, in honor of "Children's Mental Health Awareness Week" in New York.
Niagara Falls: NTCC celebrates hospitality employees with 'Day of Appreciation'
Wed, May 6th 2015 03:10 pm
In recognition of National Travel & Tourism Week, and in preparation for the kickoff to the 2015 summer tourism season, the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. hosted a "Day of Appreciation" Wednesday for hospitality employees throughout Niagara County.
Video: Spicey Pickle hosts annual Cinco de Mayo 'NOOCH'-eating contest
Tue, May 5th 2015 10:10 pm
Seven competitors entered the culinary ring Tuesday to tackle the mighty "NOOCH" burrito, a 14-inch meat-on-meat tortilla with lettuce, tomato, cheese and medium sauce. The first one to finish would win The Spicey Pickle's eating competition.
Niagara County offers free chronic disease self-management workshop series
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:35 pm
Join the Niagara County Department of Health for a free chronic disease self-management workshop series.
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper wins first North American Riverprize
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
The International RiverFoundation awarded Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper with the inaugural North American Riverprize, a prestigious global recognition for organizations demonstrating excellence and diversity in river restoration.
Daemen announces undergraduate, graduate commencement speakers
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
For the first-time ever, Daemen College will hold separate undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies, to be held May 16 at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Therapy dogs return to UB Libraries
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:05 pm
The semester is winding down and the stress level is building. That can mean only one thing for University at Buffalo students: Therapy dogs to the rescue.
16 million watch 141st running of Kentucky Derby on NBC
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:05 pm
NBC Sports' coverage of American Pharoah's down-to-the-wire victory in Saturday's 141st Kentucky Derby averaged 16.0 million viewers - up 4 percent from last year (15.3 million for California Chrome's victory), according to final data provided by The Nielsen Company.
Psychiatrist joins behavioral health team at Niagara Falls Memorial
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:05 pm
Viktor Yatsynovich, M.D., a psychiatrist with extensive experience in both outpatient and inpatient care, has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Daemen to hold groundbreaking for Academic and Wellness Center
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:05 pm
Daemen College will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking at 3:30 p.m. Friday for its new Academic and Wellness Center at 4433 Main St., Amherst, located across the street from the college's main campus. Building tours and a reception will follow the ceremony program.
UB spinoff gets $2 million for research on cancer therapy
Tue, May 5th 2015 01:45 pm
For-Robin, a University at Buffalo spinoff company, has received a $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study and develop a promising potential treatment for breast and other types of cancer, UB and U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins have announced.
Events for STEM/STEAM Day at Niagara Power Vista announced
Tue, May 5th 2015 01:30 pm
In connection with STEM/STEAM Month, the New York Power Authority and WNY STEM will hold a STEM-STEAM Career Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Niagara Power Vista.
Collins, King and Rothfus aim to improve veteran halls with legislation
Mon, May 4th 2015 05:20 pm
Congressmen Chris Collins, Peter King (New York) and Keith Rothfus (Pennsylvania) today issued the following statement after introducing the Renovate and Enhance Veterans' Meeting Halls and Posts (REVAMP) Act.
Niagara River Greenway meetings announced
Mon, May 4th 2015 05:20 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will hold two meetings May 19 at the Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo. The executive committee will meet at 2 p.m. and the full commission will meet at 3 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public.
Erie County: Poloncarz, officials promote motorcycle safety, awareness
Mon, May 4th 2015 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined on the steps of the Edward A. Rath county office building Saturday by Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, Erie County Commissioner of Central Police Services John Glascott, elected officials, community members and officials from ABATE of NY Buffalo-Erie Chapter to start the motorcycle season with a call for increased safety and awareness.
Memorial's annual stroke fair to feature yoga demonstration, life coach presentation
Mon, May 4th 2015 04:55 pm
The focus will be on prevention when Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center holds "Time Lost is Brain Lost - Preventing and Treating Stroke," its sixth annual National Stroke Awareness Month health fair, from 2-5 p.m. May 14 in the Medical Center Auditorium.
Planning underway for Hospice Cruise and Clambake
Mon, May 4th 2015 07:00 am
Whether you love to sail or prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the 16th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for you. The Cruise and Clambake, held rain or shine, is scheduled for Friday, July 10, at the Youngstown Yacht Club. Registration is now open for the event.
Lewiston gets unexpected gift
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:10 am
Financials - good and not so good - were heard at the Lewiston Town Board session Monday.
DEC Siting Board hears many concerns
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:00 am
The state's Department of Environmental Conservation's Siting Board Issues Conference on the CWM Chemical Services expansion permit application came to an abrupt end Thursday in Youngstown.
Niagara River Region Chamber honors Rivershore Inc. with Chairman's Award
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:00 am
Rivershore Inc. has been chosen as the 2015 Chairman's Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Kristen Trunzo.
Youngstown Heritage walking tours announced
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:00 am
Summer is approaching and the Youngstown Heritage Tours & Tourism Committee has announced its 2015 tour schedule. All walking tours are scheduled from June through October.
Niagara Hospice to hold 15th Camp Hope
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice will hold its 15th Camp Hope for grieving children from June 26-28 at YMCA's Camp Kenan in Barker. Children ages 7 to 13 throughout Western New York who have lost a loved one through death - whether or not they ever received hospice care - are invited to enjoy this free and fun camp weekend.
Spring bird walk at Bond Lake Park
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:00 am
The Bond Lake Park Environmental and Beautification Committee invites area residents to participate in a spring bird walk from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 16, at Bond Lake Park.
Angel to Apple reopens at new location
Fri, May 1st 2015 09:00 pm
The third time will be the charm for the Village of Lewiston's popular clothing and shoe boutique, Angel to Apple.
Lawn Mower Race receives sponsorship
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
Floyd Doring, founder of the Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, Classic Car Show & Kevin Doring 5K Walk and 10K Run, receives a sponsorship donation for the event from Todd Runions, sales manager of Northtown Volvo, Porsche & Land Rover of Buffalo.
Collins Marine to hold open house
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
Anyone in the market to buy a boat is invited to Collins Marine for an open house Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3.
Lower Niagara Moose Lodge assists local family
Fri, May 1st 2015 04:45 pm
Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 of Lewiston held a steak dinner benefit April 18 to assist the family of Lewiston-Porter second-grader Analyse Gibas, who is currently battling diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare and difficult form of brain cancer.
Sanborn Mill starts outdoor flea market weekends
Fri, May 1st 2015 04:45 pm
The Sanborn Mill Co-op starts its summer-long outdoor flea market this weekend at the mill, 5890 Ward Road.
HARBORCENTER to host NYSPHSAA State Hockey Championships
Fri, May 1st 2015 04:10 pm
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association today announced HARBORCENTER will be the host of the NYSPHSAA Ice Hockey Championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Buffalo Sabres will operate as the lead sponsor of the event and provide support to further its success.
Memorial to expand Wound Center of Niagara
Fri, May 1st 2015 04:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, a full-service, 171-bed regional medical center with extensive inpatient and outpatient services, today announced plans to expand its busy Wound Center of Niagara.
Erie County, partners kick off May with colorful rain barrel competition
Fri, May 1st 2015 04:10 pm
Winners of the 2015 "One Earth, One Chance - Save the Rain" rain barrel competition were announced Friday.
Teachers, students save at Fashion Outlets
Fri, May 1st 2015 03:50 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is hosting a unique sale event beginning this weekend.
Residents 'Re-Imagine Oliver Street'
Fri, May 1st 2015 03:35 pm
Breathing new life into an old neighborhood is the plan of action for North Tonawanda's Oliver Street in the coming years, at least if Lumber City Development Corporation has anything to say about it.