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Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. announces staff promotions
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. recently announced the promotion of two staff members. Lana Perlman was appointed director of visitor services, while Lindsey Bowman was named tourism sales coordinator.
Ceretto demands explanation from National Grid, PSC for high electric rates
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, in response to the recent spike in electric rates, is demanding an explanation for the increase from both National Grid and the Public Service Commission.
'Sing for Your Supper' at Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
This year, on Tax Day, Hard Rock Café is cutting Americans a break by asking them to lay down their wallets and pick up the mic. On Tuesday, April 15, Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, opens up its stage to give fans a chance to "Sing for Your Supper."
End hunger ... one step at a time
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
Community Missions Inc. will host its annual "Walk for Niagara" (formerly "Feet or Famine") on Saturday, May 3, at Whirlpool State Park. Rain or shine, the event aims to raise awareness and funds for the agency's crisis services programs, which include the community soup kitchen, food pantry, clothing closet, and emergency housing shelter.
Memorial Medical Center honors volunteers
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center turned the spotlight on its volunteers Tuesday, celebrating their service and commitment at a luncheon at the Four Points by Sheraton.
Niagara University reschedules contemporary Catholicism expert for April 25
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:00 pm
Niagara University intended to host the Rev. James L. Heft, S.M., for an address on "Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue" in March, but a blizzard blew those plans away.
Quasar reps grilled at Wheatfield meeting
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 07:00 pm
Quasar Energy Group brought a four-man team to Wheatfield's Community Center to answer questions about the safety of equate and the company's plan to build a 5 million gallon storage tank.
Day of pampering at Tonawanda Castle
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Be a pampered princess in a "castle" on Saturday, April 12, as the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas hosts the Tonawandas' Women's Expo & Boutique at the landmark Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware St., in Tonawanda.
80 Leadership Niagara members convene in Canada for binational relationship building
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:35 pm
Leadership Niagara will travel to St. Catherines, Ontario, for a daylong session on binational relationship building and best practices on creating and sustaining cross-border communities with their Canadian counterparts, Leadership Niagara of Ontario.
Higgins: $400,000 grant for Roswell Park to study pancreatic cancer
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded $406,247 in grant funding from the National Cancer Institute. The two-year federal grant will provide $221,589 toward the project in the first year, and $184,658 the following year.

"We know that cancer research saves lives," said Higgins, a member of the House Cancer Caucus. "The certainty of continued funding from sources like the National Cancer Institute that allows researchers to explore a wide range of treatment options is critical to the goal of finding a cure."

The grant will allow Roswell Park researchers to study an innovative new treatment, anticancer agent FL118, for pancreatic cancer.

'Fan Appreciation Night' closes out Sabres' season
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will host their annual "Fan Appreciation Night" Sunday, April 13, during the team's final game of the 2013-14 regular season.
Donna Fernandes keynote speaker at ABWA WNY spring event at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:15 pm
The American Business Women's Association Western New York Charter Chapter has announced Dr. Donna Fernandes, president and CEO of the Buffalo Zoo, will be the keynote speaker at ABWA WNY's spring networking and professional development event.
Catholic Charities: Appeal Week 2014 opens with $7.9 million raised toward $10.8 million goal
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:10 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, announced earlier this week Catholic Charities' 90th annual appeal has raised $7,941,945.04 to date, representing 73.5 percent of the $10.8 million goal.
National Grid urges caution during 'National Safe Digging Month'
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:05 pm
As spring weather brings more outdoor work by individuals, contractors and excavators, National Grid offers an important safety message: Call before you dig.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital taking back unwanted prescription drugs
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:05 pm
On April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mount St. Mary's Hospital and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Buffalo Zoo debuts ocelot kitten
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Zoo's latest addition, an ocelot kitten, is now on exhibit in M&T Bank Rainforest Falls. The kitten was born to first-time parents Pedro and Ayla on Dec. 10. Keepers in the exhibit named the spunky little girl "Arieta." They report she is a fast learner and very active in the exhibit.
State DOT highlights safe driving in highway construction work zones
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:05 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald has kicked off the highway and bridge construction season with a message to New York motorists to use caution in highway maintenance and construction work zones.
NU's Institute of Applied Learning offering pair of summer STEM camps
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
According to US2020, by 2018, there will be 1.2 million job openings in the U.S. in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, with a significant shortage of qualified applicants to fill them.
Pastor Darius Pridgen serves as House of Representatives guest chaplain at Congressman Higgins' invitation
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
The Rev. Darius Pridgen of True Bethel Baptist Church led the House of Representatives' opening prayer Wednesday. Pridgen, who serves congregations in both Buffalo and Niagara Falls and holds the position of Buffalo Common Council president, was invited to address U.S. Representatives by Congressman Brian Higgins.
'Meet Me at the CAM': 'Dream Windows: An Exploration of the Japanese Garden' set for April 16
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
The Castellani Art Museum's art history series "Meet Me at the CAM" continues Wednesday, April 16, with "Dream Windows: An Exploration of the Japanese Garden," a presentation by Robert Poczik.
CCE Niagara County seeks participants for 2014 photo contest
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking for entrants for its 2014 photo contest. The theme is: "A Good Thing Growing - Celebrating Niagara County Agriculture." Organizers are looking to recognize, promote and celebrate:
Niagara History Center: 'History on Wheels' spring bus trip to visit historic sites in Buffalo
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
The History Center of Niagara is taking reservations for its 2014 spring bus trip, which will be held Saturday, June 7. The daylong bus tour, running from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature visits and views of some of Buffalo's most historic places.
Ceretto pushes equal pay legislation on Equal Pay Day
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto renewed his commitment to the concept of equal pay for equal work on Tuesday, Equal Pay Day. As the sponsor of equal pay legislation in the Assembly (A8784), Ceretto is pushing to have the bill brought to the Assembly floor for a vote.
Higgins recognizes Water Week on House Floor
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, spoke on the House Floor to recognize Water Week, which brings clean water advocates from all over the country to Washington, D.C., to work together to develop strategies to keep waterways healthy and ensure access to clean water for all Americans.
Buffalo's Outer Harbor redevelopment moving forward
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 02:00 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced this week the state is moving ahead on plans to redevelop and dramatically transform the soon-to-be-acquired state land holdings on Buffalo's Outer Harbor into a vibrant and accessible waterfront for residents and tourists alike.

On Tuesday, a request for proposals was distributed to consultants to develop a master "blueprint" of land use and development recommendations for 171 acres on the city's waterfront. The selected consultant team will work with the public to plan Buffalo's future on the waterfront.

NTCC alerts outdoor enthusiasts about reductions in state sporting license fees
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:55 pm
Attention resident and nonresident anglers and hunters: The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is alerting outdoor enthusiasts New York has made several changes to its sporting licenses this year, including a reduction in fees.
Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approves application for assistance for Wurlitzer Industrial Park
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:35 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors has approved an application for assistance for Wurlitzer Industrial Park Inc. The park is a multi-tenant facility on the site of the former Wurlitzer organ factory at 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda.

"It is just as important to keep existing infrastructure and office space as up to date as possible as it is to provide incentives for new builds," said NCIDA Chairman Henry M. Sloma. "In this instance, these upgrades and improvements will not only help retain existing companies at the industrial park who employ almost 300 residents in the local community, but also immediately creates new jobs and the potential for even more new jobs once the renovations have been made."

Mount St. Mary's Foundation to host 'Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt'
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:30 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Foundation will hold its first "Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt" Saturday, May 10, in the Village of Lewiston. Allison Violante is the chairwoman of the event.
Memorial: Community leaders to rock for better health
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:30 pm
Community leaders and elected officials will join members and friends of the Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary for a "rockin' good time" Friday when the auxiliary holds its 13th annual "Rock-A-Thon" to benefit the hospital.
Applications available for Sass nursing scholarship
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:30 pm
Applications are now being accepted for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing.
Buffalo Sabres Foundation approves 18 charitable grant requests in 2013-14
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's foundation, the Buffalo Sabres Foundation, has approved 18 requests for charitable grants throughout the 2013-14 season.

The money disbursed in the grants was raised from Buffalo Sabres Foundation events throughout the year, including the team's annual golf tournament, corporate challenge, 50/50 raffle, "UnPucked" event, pre-game autograph surprise sales, and various online auctions of team memorabilia.

"We are very proud to be able to provide funding to these worthwhile organizations," said Cliff Benson, president of the Buffalo Sabres Foundation. "These groups serve many deserving individuals throughout our community and they help make Buffalo a better place to live and work."

Old Fort Niagara hosts Patriots Day Weekend
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara will host its first re-enactment of the 2014 season April 12-13 as the historic site presents Patriots Day Weekend, a two-day event that commemorates the beginning of the American Revolution and honors all veterans.
Chamber Awards Gala 2014: Tina Oddy named Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:25 pm
Tina Oddy has been chosen by Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds as the 2014 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year. With just under 20 years dedicated to making Youngstown a better place to live and raise a family, Oddy is committed to the youth of the community, helping to create programs that enrich lives.
McGruff the Crime Dog and AlertID raise awareness to protect women against sexual assault
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:25 pm
Ann Harkins, CEO of The National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog), and Keli Wilson, AlertID's founder, are teaming up to create awareness and support victims during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Interest in genealogy on the rise
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:20 pm
If you like puzzles, enjoy history or are curious about that older relative's claim of being a cousin to Scotland's Duke of Argyll, genealogy and growing your own family tree might be the hobby for you.
Gia DeGennaro-Arnold announces for State Senate
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:15 pm
Gia DeGennaro-Arnold made the following statement March 22:
LiveNation presents Jackson Browne at Artpark
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 12:20 pm
Jackson Browne brings his solo acoustic tour to Artpark in Lewiston Monday, Aug. 11, for a 7:30 p.m. Mainstage Theater performance. The show is a LiveNation event.

Tickets - priced at $66 and $56 for reserved indoor seating, and $29.50 general admission lawn - go on sale Friday, April 25, at noon. Purchase tickets at www.LiveNation.com, in person at the Artpark box office (weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.), or by phone at 1-888-223-6000.

Oakwood Cemetery to host two bird walks
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:05 pm
For the first time, the historic Oakwood Cemetery, located at 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, will host two bird walks. They are scheduled for consecutive Saturdays, April 26 and May 3, at 8 a.m.
HARBORCENTER announces partnership with Erie Community College
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:05 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel and Erie Community College President Jack Quinn Jr. have announced a partnership that will make HARBORCENTER the home of ECC Kats hockey, beginning with the 2014-15 season.
Lewiston Kiwanis and Lewiston Service Guild host one-mile race for children
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:00 pm
On Sunday, April 27, the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department will hold its annual Lewiston Kiwanis and Lewiston Service Guild one-mile race for youth. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. at the North Second and Onondaga streets entrance of the Red Brick Municipal Building gym.
 


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