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Free tax prep available through EOC
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:25 am
The University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center is again offering free tax preparation for individuals and families meeting economic and income guidelines, the latest installment of a quickly expanding program.
Niagara USA Chamber announces Chamber Honors awardees
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:35 am
The Niagara USA Chamber will hold its annual Chamber Honors Gala Friday, March 18, at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center. This annual dinner recognizes the businesses and business leaders that have made a positive impact in the Niagara region.
New gray seal, Della, arrives at Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:35 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is proud to welcome Della, a 25-year-old gray seal from the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.
A B.A.S.I.C. winter recess at NU: Serving those in need
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:35 am
When college students travel during the winter semester break, it's rare they do so to harvest potatoes, pick carrots and feed the homeless - unless said college students attend Niagara University.
Ortt welcomes Croci to tour Niagara Falls Air Base
Thu, Jan 28th 2016 02:40 pm
State Sens. Rob Ortt and Patrick Gallivan welcomed Sen. Tom Croci of Sayville to their districts Wednesday during a tour of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park and the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Wednesday. The visit to the naval park and air base was a fist for Croci.
Buffalo Philharmonic to celebrate genius of David Bowie with March 30 show
Thu, Jan 28th 2016 02:40 pm
Western New York fans of David Bowie will have a chance to come together and celebrate his towering musical legacy at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30.
'The Great Assist' brings Harlem Globetrotters Smile Patrol to visit kids at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 02:40 pm
Celebrating 90 years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide, today, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters brought their Smile Patrol to Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, regional presenting partner of the Harlem Globetrotters' upcoming show in Buffalo on Feb 5.
Billoni: Impressed with US Naval Sea Cadet Corps
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 01:10 pm
As the secretary of the board of the directors of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park at Canalside on Buffalo's beautiful waterfront, the overnight stay-encampment program offered for youth groups during the spring and fall each season has always impressed me.
Dewatering the falls: Public hearing set on historic Niagara Falls bridges
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 10:30 am
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and The New York State Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed rehabilitation/replacement of the American Falls Bridges, which connect Niagara Falls, Green Island and Goat Island within Niagara Falls State Park in the City of Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls singer to offer Valentine's Day tribute to Etta James
Tue, Jan 26th 2016 04:05 pm
Singer Marsha McWilson will perform her tribute to Etta James this Valentine's Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Hard Rock Cafe, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls. The event starts at 6 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. There's no cover charge and all ages are welcome. Call ahead (716-282-0007) to reserve a table.
Buffalo Zoo will offer admission discount during February
Tue, Jan 26th 2016 03:50 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has partnered with First Niagara Bank to offer a reduced admission rate during the month of February.
'Toast & Jam' returns to Lewiston
Tue, Jan 26th 2016 03:50 pm
The ever-popular "Toast & Jam" returns to the Village of Lewiston on Monday, Feb. 15. Singer-songwriter Dale Campbell hosts the six-week series of open mic nights, which take place from 7-10 p.m. at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., 432 Center St., Lewiston.
JDRF's 'Cheer for the Cure' springs into Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls Feb. 6
Tue, Jan 26th 2016 03:50 pm
Get your megaphones ready for the annual "Cheer For the Cure," a U.S. Cheerleading final qualifying competition to benefit JDRF. The annual event is open to spectators with a $10 entry fee. It begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
11 Niagara University students score 'Super Sunday' experience
Tue, Jan 26th 2016 03:50 pm
The stage is set for Super Bowl 50 - and 11 Niagara University students will be working behind the scenes as the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in the National Football League's showcase event.
Memorial offers safe disposal for hypodermic needles
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 04:20 pm
Area residents who use needles, syringes or lancets in their homes can dispose of them safely at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Niagara University establishes Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 04:10 pm
Niagara University announced today the creation of the Edward A. Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership, which will endeavor to meet the needs of international families and students, and serve English language learners within the global community.
Niagara County offers free chronic disease self-management workshops in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:50 pm
Do you have an ongoing health condition? If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis or chronic anxiety, join in for a free chronic disease self-management workshop series, beginning on Friday, Jan. 29.
Memorial's Joseph Ruffolo to be honored by National Federation for Just Communities
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo will receive a 2016 Community Leader Award from the National Federation for Just Communities during an awards luncheon Wednesday at the Buffalo Convention Center.
Therapy that uses storytelling may be key to fighting trauma from bullying, family violence among teenagers
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:25 pm
For teenagers from low-income households, trauma from bullying, parental abuse and dating violence often goes untreated, since many families can't afford traditional therapy.
Food Bank of WNY awarded BJ's Charitable Foundation grant
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:20 pm
The Food Bank of Western New York was awarded a $23,500 grant from BJ's Charitable Foundation to support agency capacity building by purchasing new refrigerators and freezers for nine food pantries throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
Ortt secures state funding for Niagara Falls water line project
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced he secured $250,000 in state funds to help offset costs for the water line project in the City of Niagara Falls.
UB hyperbaric chamber upgrade is a family affair
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:15 pm
One of the most unique pieces of research equipment at the University at Buffalo is about to get a makeover.
'PUCKer Up' with Buffalo Sabres for Valentine's Day at SPCA adoption event
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine's Day early this year. "PUCKER Up with the Buffalo Sabres" when you meet some of your favorite players from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the SPCA Serving Erie County, 205 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda
Children's activities at Herschell Factory Museum
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 07:20 am
The Herschell Factory Museum in North Tonawanda announces it will be open President's Day week, Feb. 15-19, with STEM activities offered each day for children to learn about and create.
Puppy training sessions
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 07:20 am
Learn to socialize your puppy with certified dog trainer Karen Drumm from Harmony Dog Training at Shoppe on Main, 2714 Main St., Newfane. Sessions will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and 27, and March 12.
Friends of the Ransomville Library used book sale
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 07:00 am
Friends of the Ransomville Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 (with a bag sale from 3 to 4 p.m.), at the library 3733 Ransomville Road.
Silver anniversary: Lewiston Public Library celebrates 25 years
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 11:30 am
Shhhh! The Lewiston Public Library isn't likely to be the usual quiet place to read the newspaper, use a computer or check out its abundance of books and movie, television and music CDs from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.
Village of Lewiston looks to improve safety measures
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 10:30 am
Safety was the theme of Tuesday's Village of Lewiston Board meeting.
New eats: Niagara County adds to its list of go-to restaurants
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 10:25 am
A good steakhouse is hard to come by, so when Center Cut opened on Center Street in Lewiston last year, carnivores were delighted. For those who aren't in favor of the turf, there's plenty of surf being dished up, as well.
Properties OK'd for inclusion in agricultural district
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:05 am
Thursday afternoon, the full Erie County Legislature voted in favor of adding approximately 40 properties on Grand Island in an agricultural district.
Grand Island Board of Education hears proposal for video screen
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:05 am
School board trustees were briefed last Monday on a proposal to present the story of the founders of the Grand Island school district on a modern video screen.
Sabres to host SPCA Adopt-A-Pet event
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:05 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will host an SPCA Adopt-a-Pet event from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. The event, which will take place at the SPCA Serving Erie County in Tonawanda, will feature appearances by Sabres players.
Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls USA crushes on Valentine's Day
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Music is the language of love and Hard Rock speaks it fluently! Starting on Friday, Feb. 12, and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 14, Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls USA will give guests the ultimate Valentine's Day experience with nightly live music, including performances by Marty Peters, Amy Montrois Trio and Marsha McWilson.
Grand Island Town Board: Long Range Planning Committee reinstituted
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The wheels are in motion to draft a new town master plan.
Roundabout redesign: Ceretto asks DOT to make changes to the center of the traffic circle
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto is asking the Department of Transportation to redesign the roundabout at the intersection of Staley Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Money donated for Monuments for the Unborn
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 presented a donation to St. Stephen R.C. Church to fund the relocation of the church's Monuments for the Unborn.
'Swingtime Canteen!' on stage
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The one-act musical "Swingtime Canteen!" will be performed at 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-30, at the Youngstown First Presbyterian Church Hall, 100 Church St.
26th 'Doctors with a Heart Day' Feb. 13
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Rose Chiropractic P.C. will sponsor its 26th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at its Lewiston office.
Higgins announces support for NFTA rail extension through DL&W
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 01:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is encouraging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to pursue "alternative B," also known as the Buffalo River plan, in a study examining options to enhance access and expand connectivity along the southern end of the Metro Rail line in downtown Buffalo.
Plans for Stella Niagara Preserve unveiled
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 01:00 am
At an evening presentation held before roughly 100 people at the Lewiston Senior Center, Western New York Land Conservancy representatives unveiled both their vision plan and the concept plan for the preserve.