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EntrepreNU competition exceeds 100 participants and 30 teams
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 12:50 pm
Niagara University students care about the challenges related to food, hunger and nutrition faced by so many residents of the City of Niagara Falls. They have responded in almost overwhelming numbers to the opportunity to find new and innovative ways to aid these residents.
Light Up the Boulevard set of for third edition Nov. 22
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 07:00 am
The third annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities, a joint venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, especially the Recreation Department, will take place Saturday, Nov. 22.
Buffalo History Museum's 16th annual 'Paint the Town' art auction is nigh
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 07:00 am
For the 16th year, the social celebration of art, history and community will take place at The Buffalo History Museum. The annual "Paint the Town" fundraiser will feature both live and silent auctions, and will include a wide range of artworks by more than 50 artists with strong ties to the Buffalo region.
Lew-Port Alumni Association inducts three into Hall of Fame
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 08:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association held its sixth annual induction ceremony Thursday at the Lewiston-Porter High School auditorium, honoring Distinguished Alumni for 2014.
DelMonte nominated for State Supreme Court
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Falls attorney John J. DelMonte has received the nomination of the 8th Judicial District for State Supreme Court, according to a campaign announcement earlier this month.
Pink Elephant Auction
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 07:00 am
The annual Pink Elephant Chinese Auction and Luncheon will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Niagara Arts Guild announces show winners
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 07:00 am
Winners of The Niagara Arts Guild Fall Art Show were announced at the Lockside Art Center at the show's recent opening reception.
Pet etiquette for hotel stays: Preparing for holiday travel
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 07:00 am
With the holiday season fast approaching, many families are planning their travels ... and bringing along Fido and Fluffy to stay with them at pet-friendly hotels! Be sure to plan ahead and take all the necessary precautions to ensure your pets' travels during the holidays are happy and safe.
Up to $10 million for Robert Moses Parkway South
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 03:55 pm
The Empire State Development board of directors met in New York City and approved $19 million in funding for nine projects that are spurring economic growth and opportunity in New York.
NYPA awards contracts to two Amherst firms for engineering services
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 03:50 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved competitive contract awards Wednesday to two Erie County businesses for upgrades to the safety systems at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, in Massena, and an assessment of the control room equipment of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant in Lewiston.
Niagara Falls travel advisory
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 03:50 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced bridge maintenance is scheduled to occur on Saturday on Interstate 190 in the City of Niagara Falls.
Niagara University recognizes educational leaders during 2014 awards dinner
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara University's College of Education recognized the contributions of seven educational leaders from the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities during its annual professional recognition ceremony Thursday, Oct. 9.
Memorial Medical Center to join area churches in Pink Ribbon Sunday observance
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will be preaching the gospel of breast cancer awareness Sunday as 12 area churches participate in the annual "Pink Ribbon Sunday" observance.
NCCC, SUNY Empire State announce partnership
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 02:40 pm
Niagara County Community College President James P. Klyczek and SUNY Empire State College President Merodie A. Hancock announced Wednesday the two schools are partnering to offer students at NCCC's Niagara Falls Culinary Institute a pathway to earn a Bachelor of Science in business, management and economics, with a concentration in culinary management, from Empire State College beginning this fall.
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 02:30 pm
Nearly half a million children living in the U.S. have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
DEC extends CWM public comments period
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 02:30 pm
The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week that, responding to requests from the community, it has again extended the public commentary period for CWM's application to construct and operate a new hazardous landfill at the company's Balmer Road facility.
BPO salutes veterans at Historic North Park Theatre
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 07:00 am
Two of Buffalo's cultural icons are joining forces to celebrate those who have served this country.
'Navigators' to host Nov. 1 health insurance fairs
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 07:00 am
If you purchased your current health insurance through NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace, or if you plan such a purchase for 2015, this announcement's for you.
Wheatfield highway superintendent to retire
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 07:00 am
Art Kroening, the Town of Wheatfield Highway Department superintendent for almost 15 years, will retire at the end of the month.
Bashing bullies
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Niagara Falls will host the "Harvest Halloween Bash Against the Cyber Bullies from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Frontier Volunteer Firehall, 2176 Liberty Drive in Niagara Falls.
New York employers urged to prioritize Ebola preparedness
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 05:55 pm
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health has teamed up with the New York State Nurses Association, 32BJ SEIU and DC37 to urge employers to make Ebola preparedness a top priority.
Schneiderman awards $2.5 million to Buffalo Land Bank
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 05:55 pm
Joined by elected officials and staff from the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Bank, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office has awarded $20 million to New York state land banks working to rebuild and restore neighborhoods hit hard by the housing crisis. Of that total, more than $2.5 million was earmarked for the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Bank Investment Corp.
Higgins announces $325,000 for House Opportunities Made Equal
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced $325,000 in grant funding for the organization Housing Opportunities Made Equal. The grant, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, aims to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices and to ensure individuals know their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.
Experience HARBORCENTER beginning Oct. 31
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:45 pm
The HARBORCENTER experience begins Friday, Oct. 31, as the complex drops the puck on its opening weekend.
Can You Help Lisa Sorri?
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:40 pm
•A benefit for Lisa Sorri will be held from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Grand Island Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
First Niagara: $20.8 million in financing and historic tax credit investments for Bethune Lofts in North Buffalo
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:35 pm
First Niagara Financial Group has provided a total of $20.8 million in combined financing and historic tax credit equity investments for Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.'s Bethune Lofts at The Buffalo Meter Co. in North Buffalo.
First Niagara announces final $100,000 grant recipient for Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus business development fund
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:50 pm
First Niagara Financial Group announced The Foundry in Buffalo is the final $100,000 grant recipient of $500,000 made available for start-up businesses and community redevelopment initiatives on or near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Renae Kimble named coordinator of Cancer Services Program
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:50 pm
Niagara Falls resident and former Niagara County Legislator Renae Kimble has been named coordinator of the Cancer Services Program of Niagara.
New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook now available to start new programs, standardize training
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:50 pm
New York Sea Grant Extension and the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Invasive Species Program have published a New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook.
Niagara University professor elected vice chair of WNY Student Leadership and Engagement Consortium
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:50 pm
Mitchell Alegre, an adjunct faculty member in Niagara University's College of Business Administration, has been named vice chair of the Western New York Student Leadership and Engagement Consortium.
NYPA approves increased funding for statewide energy efficiency improvements under Build Smart NY
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:45 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees Wednesday approved increased energy efficiency funding of $117 million in support of the Build Smart NY program, a statewide initiative resulting from a 2012 executive order by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to reduce energy use in state buildings by 20 percent by 2020.
Empire State Development: OneTouch Direct hiring 150 in Western New York
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:45 pm
Empire State Development announced OneTouch Direct-NY Inc. cut the ribbon on its new Orchard Park location and will immediately begin hiring for 150 positions.
Niagara University hosting free CERT training
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:45 pm
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free Community Emergency Response Team training course this fall on the NU campus.
Higgins, Brown, Ryan, Rivera announce start of construction on Ferry Street Bridge
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan and Buffalo City Councilman David Rivera announced the start of a major reconstruction project on the Ferry Street Bridge connecting Niagara Street to Squaw Island.
State Comptroller DiNapoli set for WNY visit
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 07:00 am
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will visit Lockport next week and will be honored at a reception sponsored by the Niagara County Democratic Committee.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops names Laura Jacobs 2015 chairwoman
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Laura Jacobs, senior account executive, e3communications, has been elected 2015 chairwoman of the 32nd annual Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS. The Taste, the nation's largest two-day food festival, is set for July 11 and 12, 2015, along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
A.G. Schneiderman announces agreements with major hospitality companies to protect New Yorkers from misleading timeshare practices
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced he has reached a pair of agreements with two leading hospitality companies - Hilton Resorts Corp. and Wyndham Vacation Resorts Inc. - that will help protect purchasers of timeshares from potential deception and confusion.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Becker Farms
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday at Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3760 Quaker Road, Gasport. Heart of Niagara's adoptable dogs Sierra, Sassy, Snoopy, Gina, Bandit, Rocky and Ringo will be there to meet and greet the public.
Unique Productions, Ujima Theatre Co. present 'The Process'
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Unique Productions (UP!), in collaboration with Ujima Theatre Co., announces the Western New York premiere of "The Process." It is a play that is part whimsical, part reality, and shows how a small group of writers, some with disabilities, come to process a full-length play, and how writing stories reveals what they wish would happen.
Daemen among top military friendly schools
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 07:00 am
For the sixth consecutive year, Daemen College has been selected by Victory Media for the Military Friendly Schools list, a designation awarded to only the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that have demonstrated a commitment to supporting student veterans on campus and in their careers.