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The midway point: An update on 43North's 2014 winning companies
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:30 pm
43North - the world's largest business idea competition - recently shared updates on the 11 prize-winning companies from the inaugural 2014 competition.
Deadline for consolidated funding applications for round five of REDC initiative is fast approaching
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:30 pm
Empire State Development today reminded potential applicants that the deadline for consolidated funding applications for Round five of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council initiative is 4 p.m. Friday, July 31.
George Urban Boulevard gets new, smoother look
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District), Town of Cheektowaga Supervisor Mary Holtz and members of the public works departments from both Erie County and the Town of Cheektowaga to review the recent paving work on George Urban Boulevard.
Niagara University president reads children's story to literacy camp participants
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:00 pm
One of the students participating in Niagara University's Primary Enhancement Program raised her hand and, when called upon, asked Monday's special guest, "What's your favorite color?"
Maid of the Mist to extend season into November
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 03:40 pm
Maid of the Mist, one of North America's longest-running tourist attractions, will extend its 2015 season through Nov. 8, adding one week to the season, which typically concludes at the end of October.
Countdown begins, excitement builds for Great Contraption Race
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 01:10 pm
Mark Saturday, Aug. 1, on your calendars. It's the day for the second annual Great Contraption Race, taking place on the lower Niagara between Lewiston and Youngstown.
Lewiston Community Lions Club invites local veterans to join club
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 01:10 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions is offering local U.S. veterans a special opportunity to serve their community. The "Involve a U.S. Veteran" program is a nationwide initiative sponsored by Lions Clubs International that offers qualified U.S. veterans an entrance fee waiver when joining a local Lions Club. The offer runs through June 2016.
Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada wraps up 25-year law enforcement career
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:55 pm
Friday marked a relatively quiet change at the top for the Lewiston Police Department. Chief Chris Salada finished his last day on the job and, at least for the time being, department operations will be maintained via seniority with LPD Sgt. Frank Previte expected to oversee day-to-day affairs until a replacement is officially named.
Spirit of the 80's a community event with guests from around the world
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:55 pm
It may have started with a handful of Lewiston-Porter High School buddies who graduated together 25 years earlier, but The Spirit of the 80's concert has evolved into an event for everyone - and an opportunity to give back.
Play, discover, learn at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:40 pm
Niagara County Fair organizers expect children and families to have a blast Aug. 5-9 with this schedule of events and activities:
Jack Eichel vs. Connor McDavid part of NBC NHL schedule
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:25 pm
Coming off the second-most watched Stanley Cup Final on record, and the third-most watched NHL postseason in the past 18 years, NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 105 NHL regular-season games during the 2015-16 season, featuring 12 games on NBC and 93 games on NBCSN.
Pegulas name Russ Brandon president of Buffalo Sabres
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Russ Brandon will become president and alternate governor of the Buffalo Sabres effective immediately while continuing as managing partner/president of the Buffalo Bills.
New NU students help rehab house in Niagara Falls with Habitat for Humanity
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:15 am
Before even taking their first official class as Niagara University freshmen, 16 students are helping to fulfill the institution's Catholic and Vincentian mission.
UB's 2015-16 Distinguished Speakers Series to feature Kevin Spacey, John Legend, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:10 am
Singer/songwriter, producer, philanthropist and entrepreneur John Legend and cancer physician Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Emperor of All Maladies: a Biography of Cancer," will join Kevin Spacey, Academy Award-winning actor, director, writer and star of "House of Cards," to headline the speakers in the University at Buffalo's 2015-16 Distinguished Speakers Series.
Lockside Art Center has cake, Bob's Olde Books
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
The Lockside Art Center has a full slate of activities from 1-4 p.m. this Saturday. The venue's first birthday will be celebrated with free birthday cake, as the new Robert M. Giannetti Library - Bob's Olde Books Collection and two exhibitions open (the annual members' exhibition and Peggy Taylor's sculpture exhibition).
'Mubu the Morph' book kick-off event
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
The "Mubu the Morph" book kick-off event will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Buffalo.
State announces $7 million in funding to help disabled obtain federal benefits
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance has announced more than $7 million has been awarded to help provide legal assistance to people who have been denied federal disability benefits.
Breastfeeding Walk & Healthy Baby Festival Aug. 5 in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
A family fun walk, children's activities, games, education, community resource tables and prizes are all part of the annual Breastfeeding Walk & Healthy Baby Festival hosted by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children nutrition program.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Clyde's Feed & Animal Center Saturday
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Sonny, Cher, Dreyfus and Pepper from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 1, at Clyde's Feed and Animal Center, 3972 Lockport-Olcott Road, Lockport (Wrights Corners).
Ortt questions NFTA on service cuts as ADA celebrates anniversary
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 04:00 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt stood alongside other elected officials and advocates Saturday on the steps of North Tonawanda City Hall to call on the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to reinstate the 57 flex bus route and part of the 55L route.
Adrian's cruise fundraiser supports CCFA
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 11:00 am
Adrian's Custard & Beef is the Island hub for fundraising to battle Crohn's disease and colitis.
Gus Macker tournament reaffirmed despite negative feedback from critics
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 10:55 am
Gus Macker basketball tournament organizer Corey McGowan received approval for his event from the Grand Island Town Board on Monday, but not without some anxious moments.
Pierce Arrow classics
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 11:15 pm
A fleet of Pierce Arrow cars could be found Wednesday on Water Street in the Village of Lewiston. The cars are circa 1913-30 and, yes, they are very expensive.
Interview: Rend Collective brings celebration songs to Kingdom Bound
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:55 pm
Indefinable Irish outfit Rend Collective makes music for the masses (and makes no bones about its intention).
'Paddles Up' for a river adventure
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 12:00 pm
The annual "Paddles Up" event was the one of the first things Amy Smith and her family participated in after moving to Grand Island four years ago in July.
O'Neill charged in Wheatfield blast
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 11:15 am
The Wheatfield man involved in an explosion Tuesday on Walmore Road now faces charges after investigators found seven improvised explosive devises in the garage where the blast took place.
A lot of work goes into that Polish platter
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:30 am
For visitors to the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas, the most strenuous part of getting that Polish platter at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish tent is waiting in the inevitable line of hungry festivalgoers.
Part of their world: In Good Company brings theater experience to WNY kids
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:20 am
On a recent summer evening at North Tonawanda's Fishermen's Park, there were no fishermen in sight - but there were many "fish."
Pieces of the Past: North Tonawanda History Museum
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:15 am
When new visitors arrive at the North Tonawanda History Museum, executive director Donna Zellner Neal warns them that they will almost certainly need more time than they've planned.
Five charged in turtle beating
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:05 am
All five of those believed to be involved in the brutal beating of a snapping turtle at a party in Wolcottsville have been located and face charges for their actions, according to the SPCA of Niagara County.
Royalty crowned at Canal Fest pageants
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:05 am
Cara Porto of North Tonawanda is the new Canal Fest queen.
Niagara University student uses social media to land spot on Food Network cooking show
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:50 pm
A Niagara University student has leveraged a self-professed addiction to Instagram into a starring appearance on one of television's most popular competitive cooking shows.
Artpark artist seeking community-created clay works for park installation
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:40 pm
Niagara County artist Karen Sirgey will be implementing her community art installation at Artpark this August. She will explore the theme of "Contribution" by inviting the public to participate in the creation of her large-scale sculpture.
Buffalo Sabres: Jerry D'Amigo signs two-way contract
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Jerry D'Amigo to a one-year, two-way contract.
Niagara County traveler advisory
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation has announced a project to replace box culverts on Route 31 in the vicinity of Niagara County Community College, in the Town of Cambria, is scheduled to begin Monday, July 27.
St. Mary, St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church host annual festival
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
St. Mary and St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church of the Greater Buffalo area has announced its seventh annual festival will take place Aug. 21-23 on the church premises, 350 Wheatfield St., North Tonawanda.
Carol Caswell honored as HANCI's 'Caring Counts' winner
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. has announced home care aide Carol Caswell is the recipient of the "Caring Counts" Award.
Dementia Care Conference in Niagara County
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
Family members who provide care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia are encouraged to attend a free Dementia Care Conference from 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 30 at The John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
United Way of Greater Niagara, FamilyWize announce savings of $540,532 for community
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, have announced local residents saved $540,532 on prescription costs as a result of a successful partnership between the two organizations.
Improvements underway at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
Interior work is well underway at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, as the initial phases of a $3 million-plus Erie County investment in houses 2 and 3 begin to take shape.