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NCCC, faculty association reach tentative agreement
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara County Community College President James P. Klyczek announced Wednesday that a tentative agreement has been approved by the NCCC board of trustees, which was ratified by the college faculty association membership on Aug. 19.
Go for the dogs at SPCA
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 12:00 pm
The Niagara County SPCA invites local residents to attend its third annual onsite Dog Days of Summer fundraiser, Aug. 23 and 24, and even stay overnight.
Military Place plans change again
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 12:00 pm
Changes in Benderson Development's plans for Military Place brought a crowd of concerned residents to the Town of Niagara Town Board meeting on Tuesday.
Town of Niagara: Schildhauer to run for town supervisor
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 12:00 pm
With the support of his family and friends, Don Schildhauer has formally announced his candidacy for Town of Niagara supervisor.
Merrell A. Lane, community leader, dies
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 11:55 am
Merrell A. Lane, 67, of Wheatfield, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, after a lengthy illness in Strong Memorial Hospital Palliative Care, Rochester.
Erie Otters to host OHL game in Buffalo
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and the Erie Otters today announced plans for the Otters to host the Niagara IceDogs in an Ontario Hockey League game at First Niagara Center on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.
OUN deadline extended: Talent show applications accepted through Sept. 10
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 11:25 am
All individuals ages 14 and older with a developmental disability living in or attending school/program in Niagara County are invited to pre-register and try-out for the upcoming Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara talent show.
'Bigger, better' Jazz Festival takes stage in Lewiston
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 07:00 am
Jazz buffs will again flock to Lewiston this weekend for the 13th annual Lewiston Jazz Festival, where more than 150 musicians will gather in a celebration of jazz music and culture.
Members of Daughters of Charity to be honored at Mount St. Mary's Good Works Gala, 'Casino Royale'
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 07:00 am
Members of the Daughters of Charity, the sponsoring religious organization of Mount St. Mary's Hospital since 1997, will be the featured honorees at the 15th annual Good Works Gala "Casino Royale."
Wildlife Festival returns to NYPA's Niagara Power Vista
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will host its 29th annual Wildlife Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Power Vista, the Niagara Power Project's visitors center, located at 5777 Lewiston Road in Lewiston.
Hollywood stars align for 'Stand Up To Cancer' Friday, Sept. 5
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 11:45 pm
The Hollywood community is once again uniting to support "Stand Up To Cancer" ("SU2C"), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, which will stage its fourth biennial fundraising telecast Friday, Sept. 5 (8 p.m.).
Cuomo announces recipients of $340 million in pre-kindergarten funding
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 03:05 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the recipients of $340 million in full-day pre-kindergarten funding for 81 school districts and community-based organizations statewide, opening full-day classroom slots to nearly 37,000 children.

The funding, included in the 2014-15 state budget, is the first installment as part of the state's commitment to invest $1.5 billion over five years to build a statewide universal full-day pre-kindergarten program.

Assemblyman John Ceretto announced the Niagara Falls City School District is receiving a $289,131 grant to fund pre-kindergarten. This grant comes in addition to the millions in pre-k funding Ceretto helped secure during budget negotiations this year.

Elks bring children to Artpark
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 02:10 pm
Elks Lodge No. 346 Niagara Falls assisted Artpark & Company in presenting the fourth annual Fairy House Festival this summer at Artpark. The Elks have been the presenting sponsor of the annual event, which draws families and visitors each spring.
Memorial Medical Center to hold community health care conversation
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 11:50 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center wants to hear your ideas for getting the community engaged in health care.
Grisanti introduces legislation to expand radius for low-cost power
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 11:50 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti introduced legislation today (S.7935) that would expand the boundaries of the Power Proceeds Allocation Act funding program to include all of Erie County. This expansion would allow eligible businesses and not-for-profits in all of Erie County to apply for power at a reduced cost.
Village of Lewiston reverses course on residential pop-up parking lots
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 11:35 am
Patrons driving to Artpark Tuesday for the Styx concert may have noticed more cars parked off South Fourth Street. Vehicles were on residential lawns - parked both parallel and perpendicular - on the road and in driveways. Some homes had more than a half-dozen parked on site.

If this appeared in contrast to previous Village of Lewiston Board rulings, it was - and it wasn't.

Buffalo Zoo saddened by death of sea lion
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is saddened to report the loss of Jester, a 12-year-old male California sea lion, who passed away over the weekend.
Castellani Art Museum: 'TopSpin' series exhibition opportunity
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 05:00 pm
The Castellani Art Museum is currently taking submissions for the 2015-16 exhibition season. The museum's Tops Gallery - dedicated to the exhibition of work by local and regional artists - presents the "TopSpin" series. "TopSpin" features a broad range of visual expressions, varied in media as well as message, and focuses mainly on new and emerging artists.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue visits Boulevard Mall to raise agility equipment funds
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 02:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Sears court in the Boulevard Mall (corner of Niagara Falls Boulevard and Maple Road, Amherst). Dogs Bear, Zoey and Willis will be on hand. Photos and information on these and all adoptable animals is available online at www.heartofniagara.org.
Painting donated to Niagara Aerospace Museum
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 02:05 pm
The Glasgow/Milne families will present a portrait of Capt. William Glasgow painted by Major Baskerville during World War II to the Niagara Aerospace Museum Saturday at 1 p.m.
Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins and Collins help secure $1.3-million-plus for NFTA projects at Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 02:05 pm
Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand joined Congressmembers Brian Higgins and Chris Collins in announcing two separate grants awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority for improvements to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport totaling $1,347,732 million.
Congressman Brian Higgins presents Sgt. Benjamin H. Benally with Purple Heart
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 05:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented United States Army veteran Sgt. Benjamin Benally with the Purple Heart for injuries sustained while serving in Afghanistan.
Bailey O'Riley's officially open for business
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 05:15 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Bailey O'Riley's Village Pub, which recently opened for business at 840 Center St. Local business owners and elected leaders welcomed owner Chris MacKenzie and his family to Lewiston.
Buffalo to host NHL Combine in 2015 and 2016
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 03:35 pm
The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres announced the NHL Combine will move to Buffalo in 2015 and 2016, with the event being held at First Niagara Center and the soon-to-be-completed HARBORCENTER complex across from the arena.
Grand Island: Miniature-golf tournament has more than $500 in prizes
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 11:25 am
The Grand Island Fun Center is calling Buffalo's best miniature golfers for its second annual mini golf tournament on Aug. 24 at 1:30 p.m. Golfers will tee off and compete for more than $500 in cash and prizes.
Niagara University 'SPIN sessions' set to showcase faculty talents
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 11:25 am
Niagara University is putting a new spin on thought-provoking presentations.
Lewiston: Ross to host public meeting on radio tower
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 11:25 am
Lewiston residents have expressed concerns over a fire and police radio tower resulting from a federal radio narrowbanding mandate. As such, Niagara County Legislature Chairman William L. Ross will hold a meeting Wednesday to get answers to the public's questions.

Ross said the community meeting, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Upper Mountain Fire Co., 839 Moyer Road, will bring county officials involved in the sighting decisions for the radio tower network, including County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz, to meet with local residents, firefighters and the general public.

Boyz II Men concert to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 11:25 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, hosts Boyz II Men Saturday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets, $60, $50 and $40, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
NCCC Culinary Institute sponsors Peach Festival taste-off
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 03:00 pm
Niagara County Community College has long supported the Lewiston Kiwanis Club and the Niagara County Peach Festival. Now that NCCC's Culinary Institute is up and running - and garnering praise for its offerings - the timing was right for the downtown Niagara Falls campus to sponsor the annual Peach Festival peach recipe contest taste-off.
Peach Festival recipe contest, parade offer great prizes to applicants
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:55 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival, Sept. 5-7, is only three weeks away. Make sure you are prepared for one of the area's most highly anticipated events of the year.
Tweedie named interim director at Niagara Cerebral Palsy
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
Rita Tweedie, chief fiscal officer of Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will serve as the interim CEO/executive director for the organization. This comes after current CEO John Reardon's mid-August departure to relocate out of the area.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council: 2014 progress report, priority projects for round four
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council has approved its 2014 progress report and endorsed the council's list of priority projects for round four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council process. The progress report, including the list of priority projects for the five-county region composed of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara, was submitted to New York ahead of the Aug. 15 deadline.

"I am very pleased to note that, throughout the year, Western New York and our council have continued to build upon the significant progress in implementing core and sector strategies," said Satish Tripathi, WNYREDC co-chair and University at Buffalo president. "It is clearly evident that Western New York truly is moving the needle on all of our economic growth indicators. Going forward with round four of the Regional Council initiative, we anticipate that the state will recognize and celebrate the transformative work that is occurring across our region."

Lewiston Town Board covers host of items
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Supervisor Dennis Brochey and Lewiston Town Board members moved on setting the process toward filling an open position on the board and accepted the retirement of a long-time, popular Town Hall figure at Monday's work session.
NCCC Foundation elects 2014-15 board of directors
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
The Niagara County Community College Foundation Inc. has elected its 2014-15 board of directors. Jerald I. Wolfgang of Lewiston was named chairman of the NCCC Foundation board.
Lewiston Garden Club announces GardenFest scholarship winners
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Thanks to a successful GardenFest this summer, three students have earned scholarships from the Lewiston Garden Club.
Macaulay performs at Lewiston Assembly of God
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Dan Macaulay, a Canadian-born singer and songwriter now living in Williamsville, does not want his moving vocals to make you take note of his skill, but rather the messages he is conveying through his powerful song lyrics.
State physicians, public health officials launch 'Immunize NY'
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
The World Health Organization estimates vaccination prevents 2.5 million deaths each year. In an effort to address the rise of preventable diseases due to lack of immunization, New York physicians and public health officials have launched a program to encourage New Yorkers to be vigilant in keeping their immunizations up-to-date.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 2015 community arts, arts education, individual artist grants available for Erie, Niagara
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Inc. has announced the application process for New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization regrants in Erie and Niagara counties.
Grand Island: Miracle League playground open for play
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 01:30 pm
The new disability-friendly playground in Veterans Park, part of the Miracle League complex, is now complete and open for play "for the whole Western New York community," said R.J. Wynne, president of the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York.
DEC extends CWM public comment period again
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 01:00 pm
The state Department of Environmental Conservation Facility Siting Board and DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced this week the DEC would extend, yet again, the public commentary period on the CWM Chemical Services expansion/new hazardous waste proposal application before the agency.
 


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