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DiPaola to join medical staff at Falls Memorial, UBMD Ortho & Sports Medicine
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:40 pm
Matthew J. DiPaola, M.D., will join the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine effective July 1.
Collins, Higgins announce expanded mission for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:20 pm
U.S. Reps. Chris Collins, R-NY-27, and Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, today released the following comments after receiving news eight KC-135 refueling tankers will be arriving at Niagara Air Falls Reserve Station to replace the base's aging fleet of cargo planes. The news will be made official in President Barack Obama's budget, which will be released on Tuesday.
Lewiston Film Festival debuting in April
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has partnered with organizers of the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival to create a satellite event in Lewiston. Committee members recently met to discuss plans for the Lewiston Film Festival, which will debut April 1-2.
Turning off Niagara Falls could yield insight on how waterfalls carve canyons, UB expert says
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 08:40 am
It's not every day that you get to turn off a major waterfall.
Higgins, Collins, Slaughter, Reed press transportation committee leadership to hold firm on flight safety
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 08:40 am
Congress members Brian Higgins (NY-26), Chris Collins (NY-27), Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Tom Reed (NY-23) are continuing their united fight against attempts to diminish flight safety progress as Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization legislation is introduced and now under consideration in Congress.
'Give Kids a Smile Day' bringing healthy grins to Buffalo youth for 15th year
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:55 pm
Tooth fairies and life-sized teddy bears can mean only one thing: the return of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine's "Give Kids a Smile Day."
County leaders recognize water quality leadership of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:30 pm
Local leaders have recognized Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for his efforts to improve water quality.
Fourth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference explores social change
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:30 pm
The Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, along with Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care, and Niagara University, will host the fourth annual Poverty Conference on Friday, March 4.
Buffalo Sabres, Roswell Park unite to inspire cancer cures
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:20 pm
United behind the shared vision of reducing cancer's impact in Western New York, the Buffalo Sabres and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have launched a collaboration that will see the NHL franchise and the National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center teaming up to arm fans and supporters with important guidance on cancer risk, prevention and research.
Higgins, Poloncarz applaud $1.1 billion federal commitment to fighting nation's opioid epidemic
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 10:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz welcomed the announcement President Barack Obama is proposing $1.1 billion in new funding to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic in the U.S.
43North $1m winner ACV Auctions expands in Syracuse, Albany
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 10:35 am
ACV Auctions, a live wholesale marketplace for dealer-only auto auctions, today announced its expansion in the Albany and Syracuse markets with the addition of three new team members. The announcement reflects the company's latest growth in upstate New York.
The Fairgrounds to award $20,000 in scholarships
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 07:10 pm
The Erie County Fairgrounds continues to seek ways to foster education in local students. From the award-winning "Farm 2 Table" program to the Erie County Fair, the events held on The Fairgrounds strive to connect students with agriculture, business and volunteerism.
Adell's School of Dance raises over $4,000 for Niagara Hospice
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 07:10 pm
Dancers from Adell's School of Dance performance/competition team recently held a fundraiser that raised money for their team while supporting their community.
Microsoft, Eric Wood Foundation donate Xbox Ones to Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 07:10 pm
While Eric Wood was traveling back from his first Pro Bowl in Hawaii, The Eric Wood Foundation was hard at work in Buffalo.
Sabres to host Unyts blood drive at First Niagara Center
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 01:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will host a Unyts blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at First Niagara Center.
Buffalo leads the league, as 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game is NBCSN's most-watched on record
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 01:35 pm
Fueled by a new 3-on-3 tournament format and a two-goal performance by Pacific Division captain and All-Star Game MVP John Scott, the 2016 NHL All-Star Game on NBCSN was the most-watched and highest-rated all-star game in the network's history.
WNY concert dates set for David Cassidy, Los Lobos
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 01:25 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center announces "An Evening With David Cassidy" at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16. The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present "Fiesta Mexico-Americana: Los Lobos with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3.
Niagara County Department of Health, Office for the Aging offer free diabetes self-management workshops in Niagara Falls
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends funding for General Mills, Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 03:55 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board today voted to recommend nearly $900,000 in funding to General Mills Operations LLC and the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology.
Higgins hails $1 billion federal investment in cancer research
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 03:35 pm
Today, the White House announced plans for a $1 billion investment toward the National Cancer Moonshot initiative aimed at the elimination of cancer, as we know it.
YMCA announces second year of 'Togetherhood' team projects
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 03:25 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has announced its volunteer projects for the 2016 "Togetherhood" season.
Erie County opiate epidemic task force meets
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 03:10 pm
The Erie County opiate epidemic task force, created by Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz through an executive order last month, met today for the first time to organize participants into committees focused on addressing the county's epidemic of opioid abuse.
Former Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Terry W. Kuehn dies
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 02:20 pm
Terry W. Kuehn, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at his residence following an extended illness.
'Shepherd's Closet' bus to visit St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral's 'Garden of Warmth'
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 01:20 pm
From noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, the "Shepherd's Closet" bus will visit St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral's "Garden of Warmth." The bus will be parked near Buffalo's "Homeless Jesus" sculpture. Those in need of clothing and winter gear are encouraged to visit.
John Scott, Jack Eichel among NHL 'Three Stars' of the week
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 12:35 pm
Montreal Canadiens left wing John Scott, Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson and Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 31.
NFP's annual fish fry contest is now open
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 12:25 pm
Vote for your favorite fish fry as part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest. The place with the most votes will receive a full write-up in the Tribune, Dispatch and Sentinel, plus additional photos and a video online at www.wnypapers.com.
Health care providers' familiarity with military culture critical to improving care for veterans
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 12:05 pm
Health care systems and providers need to understand the unique realities of military culture in order to work effectively with veterans and military families, according to the findings of a study by a University at Buffalo research team.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 'The Big Easy in Buffalo' 9th annual 'Mardi Gras Jam'
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:40 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced details for the "The Big Easy in Buffalo" ninth annual Mardi Gras Jam, taking place Friday, Feb. 5, at Buffalo Iron Works.
BPO announces 2016-17 M&T Bank Classics season
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:30 am
When Western New Yorkers are asked who they'd most like to see perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, they mention violinist Joshua Bell.
Workforce investment board boosts trainee supports
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:15 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board has announced a policy change to increase available training funds and supportive services for eligible individuals in Erie County seeking WIB assistance in upgrading job skills and finding employment.
Higgins, Reed, Tonko, Gibson, Collins, Slaughter, Hanna, Katko invite White House to host opioid-related community forum in upstate New York
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:05 am
Eight upstate New York members of the House of Representatives are inviting the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to choose upstate New York as a location for an upcoming community forum to address the opioid epidemic.
Assemblyman Ceretto announces new traffic light for Niagara residents
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 10:45 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced the state's Department of Transportation will install a traffic light at the intersection of I-190 southbound and Packard Road in Niagara.
USDA: Avoid a food safety penalty this Super Bowl Sunday
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 10:45 am
With more than 1.3 billon chicken wings and 4 million pizzas expected to be eaten during the big game, there are plenty of opportunities for a food safety penalty to occur.
Going to the dogs: Heart of Niagara 'A Taste of The Niagara Region' photos
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 02:50 pm
About 400 people were expected to attend Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's fourth annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," Saturday afternoon inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Town Board: Gus Macker on agenda
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
A possible second edition of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament may tip off on Grand Island Boulevard in June.
Grand Island: New library director finds Island a welcoming place
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Patricia Covley said that she was "very excited about the opportunity" to work as the director of the Grand Island Memorial Library.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Citizen of the Year Awards Committee is planning its 50th annual awards dinner to recognize individuals and businesses that have given greatly to the community and made it a better place to live, work and play.
Grand Island native earns Junior Sailor of the Year
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Eley from Grand Island, serving aboard the USS Bulkeley, earned Junior Sailor of the Year for 2015.
Canisius College to host 'Soup with Substance' event to celebrate legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Canisius College ALANA Student Center will host a "Soup with Substance" program from noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Regis South Room of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Town of Lewiston board hears of new taxpayers' alliance
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Despite Town Board changes and a new year, the frustrations of residents on how the Town of Lewiston manages its affairs continue as January 2016 turns into February.