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'I Love New York' announces launch of mobile app, TV ad promoting New York tourism
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 04:25 pm
Empire State Development's Division of Tourism today announced the launch of a new, free "I Love New York" mobile app to promote New York tourism.
NCCC, Hotel Niagara enter 5-year agreement to provide housing for Culinary Institute students
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 02:05 pm
Representatives of Niagara County Community College and the owner of the historic Hotel Niagara have executed a five-year lease to allow students to occupy three floors of hotel rooms at Hotel Niagara starting in January 2016 for a period of five years.
Higgins advocates for increased infrastructure funding
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of increased funding for infrastructure. He said infrastructure investments within the U.S. are vital to continue to provide safe and efficient means for travel and commerce.
Ceretto comments on 2015 State of the State/executive budget proposal
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, observed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2015 State of the State/executive budget proposal, which outlined the governor's agenda for this upcoming session.
Red Cross calls for blood donors as unique as the patients they help
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
In honor of Black History Month this February, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer, eligible donors as diverse as the patients who need their blood donations are encouraged to give blood to ensure a sufficient blood supply.
Ndaba Mandela visits NU to reflect on grandfather's legacy
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
A standing-room-only crowd welcomed the grandson of Nelson Mandela to Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum Tuesday.
Certificate program in applied urban ministry offered at NU
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
A community outreach program leading to a certificate of applied urban ministry will again be offered this spring at Niagara University.
Reactions to Sheldon Silver's arrest
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 12:55 pm
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday morning on federal corruption charges.
Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It announces region's first all-female 'hackathon'
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:10 pm
The Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It has announced the region's first all-female "hackathon," "GDI Hacks." The event, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 7 (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.), will be one of the first events to take place in the newly constructed 43North incubator at 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
Niagara River Greenway Commission determines consistency
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission has announced the results of its 41st round of projects.
New Cornerstone Ice Arena site for Eastern Conference Showcase
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
The National Junior Prospects Hockey League has announced the Eastern Conference Showcase will be held Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 24, at Cornerstone Ice Arena in Lockport, and Dwyer Ice Arena on the Niagara University campus.
Schneiderman: Settlement with fraudulent vacation package scammers who targeted consumers, posed as major U.S. airlines
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office reached a settlement with Vacation Tours USA Inc., a Florida-based firm, and its principals, Henry J. Armand and Tony J. Armand, over a false advertising scam targeting consumers across New York.
Buffalo City Mission achieves $2.3 million goal for 'One Mission, One Hope' fall fundraising campaign
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
The Buffalo City Mission announced today its "One Mission, One Hope" fall 2014 campaign reached its $2.3 million goal to help raise crucial funds necessary to sustain the agency's critical programs and services that help the region's homeless population.
Niagara County GOP endorses Jastrzemski for clerk
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Niagara County clerk candidate Joe Jastrzemski won the backing of the Niagara County Republican Party's executive committee Monday, the same night the party's former vice chairman officially took the reins of the party.
Historic Riviera Theatre reaches $84,686 funding goal for digital film projection conversion project
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
North Tonawanda's Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has announced M&T Bank stepped in to close the funding gap for the industry-mandated digital film projection conversion that will allow the Riviera Theatre to continue to play movies.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Pet Supplies Plus Saturday
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be on hand Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst (near Menne Nursery). Adoptable dogs including Simon and Jazzy will visit from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Meet the dogs and get information on them and all of HON's adoptable animals at the event.
Niagara County urges brownfield program extension
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers unanimously called on state legislators to overcome Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's veto of legislation renewing the state's dozen-year-old brownfield cleanup program, which effectively canceled a set of tax credits that has spurred more than half a billion dollars in private investment in Niagara County.
Spring planting is near: Join Arbor Day Foundation in February and receive 10 free blue spruce trees
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is a way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from New York who joins the foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm.
'Soup & Civil War Songs' features fife and drum corps re-enactment
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 07:00 am
How about Civil War living history over hot homemade soup on a cold February day? Join in on "Soup & Civil War Songs," Saturday, Feb. 21, as the Union Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps brings "Field Music of the Civil War" into the world of 2015.
NU Theatre presents modern reimagining of timeless love story 'Eurydice'
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 07:00 am
Niagara University Theatre will present "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl, directed by artist-in-residence (stage combat/recruiter) Adriano Gatto.
Niagara USA Chamber announces Chamber Honors 2015 Gala awardees
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 04:25 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber will hold its annual Chamber Honors 2015 Gala Feb. 27 at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center. This annual dinner recognizes the businesses and business people making a positive impact on Niagara County.
Niagara County public health, mental health offices close early
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 04:20 pm
Niagara County Public Health and Mental Health Department offices located at the Shaw Campus in Lockport are closed due to a water main break.
Lions host eye screening
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:10 pm
The Lewiston and Town of Niagara Lions combined efforts during the "Worldwide Week of Service." On Jan. 10, the two groups joined at the Lewiston Public Library for story time and eye screening.
NU's Purple Eagle Battalion posts highest GPA, physical fitness score in Northeast
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:05 pm
Niagara University's Purple Eagle Battalion was recognized with having the highest overall average grade-point average, highest average physical fitness score and highest average order of merit score during the U.S. Army Cadet Command 2nd Brigade Leader Conference, held Jan. 6-9.
Niagara Falls State Park announces Native American handicraft lottery
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:05 pm
Applications for the 2015 lottery for Native American handicraft sales permits are now available at the Niagara Falls State Park administrative office. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age or older, and registered as a Native American or provide verifiable proof of Native American heritage.
As Peace Bridge pilot project comes to a close, Higgins calls for swift review and action on pre-inspection
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:00 pm
As the pilot project to pre-inspect commercial vehicles entering the U.S. on the Canadian side of the Peace Bridge comes to a close, Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for a swift review followed by further action to expedite measures that allow for the efficient flow of traffic along the northern border.
Newlyweds win '12-13-14' honeymoon to Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:00 pm
The Kotarskis love Niagara USA - and each other. The couple wed Dec. 13, 2014, the last number-sequential date until Jan. 2, 2034, and held a Niagara County-themed wedding. They didn't plan on taking a honeymoon this year, until recently.
Sanford's Niagara collection 2014 update published
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 09:30 pm
The Niagara County Historian's office has announced the publication of a new book that takes readers back almost 140 years to an era when Victorian architecture, steam-powered machinery and large, prosperous farms were common sights in Niagara County.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Niagara to hold kickoff Saturday
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 09:30 pm
Organizers of the American Cancer Society's all-new Relay For Life of Greater Niagara will hold a kickoff event Saturday to announce this year's event. It will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 at the Niagara Power Vista's Community Room, 5777 Lewiston Road.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital announces medical staff officers
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 03:50 pm
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center, consisting of more than 250 members, has elected Frank R. Laurri, M.D., as its president. Other officers include Mark S. Mieth, M.D., as vice president, and Jerome C. Andres, M.D., as secretary-treasurer.
MWBE certifications hit fast track following agreement between Erie County, New York state
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 12:50 pm
The Erie County Division of Equal Opportunity Employment has announced that, following a multiyear effort, a "fast track" agreement has been reached between the County of Erie and City of Buffalo Joint Certification Committee and Empire State Development that will allow expedited state certifications for minority- and women-owned business enterprises that are already certified with Erie County and the City of Buffalo.
Nominations now open for Arts Services Initiative of WNY's Spark Cultural Awards
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:15 am
Nominations are now open for Arts Services Initiative of Western New York's second annual Spark Cultural Awards, taking place May 20 at the Hotel @ The Lafayette.
'Tablescapes' 2015 benefits Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:15 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic will host its biennial "Tablescapes" fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road at Genesee Street.
Mandela address, community service activities highlight MLK celebration at NU
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 03:25 pm
A presentation by Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, underscores a week's worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Wilson Supervisor Joe Jastrzemski announces candidacy for Niagara County clerk
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 10:45 am
Citing his record of cutting government spending while still providing superior services, Town of Wilson Supervisor Joe Jastrzemski has announced his candidacy for Niagara County clerk.
'A Celebration of Vietnamese New Year Traditions' at Castellani Art Museum
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 10:45 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University hosts "A Celebration of Vietnamese New Year Traditions" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1.
Museum of disABILITY History hosts 'Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the Classroom'
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
A "Dialogues on disABILITY" workshop, "Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the Classroom," will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Museum of disABILITY History.
Town of Porter zoning law issue brought to board's attention
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
If a commercialized business was operating near your home, in an area that doesn't allow that, how would you handle it?
Sheriff's Community Police Academy taking applications
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced the free Sheriff's Community Police Academy will take place on Thursdays, from Feb. 26 to May 28, at the Niagara County Public Safety Building, 5574 Niagara St. Extension, Lockport.
Dave Majewski's work on Urban Habitat Project earns EPA honors
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 07:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in presenting David Majewski with the EPA's Environmental Quality Award.