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Empire State Development: Praxair Niagara Falls to increase hydrogen production
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 02:55 pm
Empire State Development has announced Praxair Inc. is expanding its business and building a steam methane reformer to increase the supply of hydrogen for its liquid hydrogen plant in Niagara Falls. This investment will not only retain 78 jobs, but also serve growing customer needs for hydrogen in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S., and southeastern Canada. Empire State Development, the state's economic development agency, will provide a $1 million capital grant to assist the company with its facility and equipment investment.
Wild Kritters hosts 8th annual basket raffle
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 02:20 pm
It's a fundraiser unlike any other - and proceeds benefit injured and orphaned wildlife.

Join Wild Kritters of Niagara County Inc. Sunday, April 13, for its eighth annual basket raffle.

Turkish studies workshop coming to Niagara University
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 12:00 pm
An in-depth discussion of current Turkish issues is being held at Niagara University this Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Higgins extends deadline for congressional art competition
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 12:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced an extended deadline for local high school students interested in participating in the annual congressional art competition. Interested students must submit their original artwork by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24.
Higgins recognizes former Buffalo Police commissioner recently named U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 06:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the appointment and confirmation of Gil Kerlikowske as commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Schneiderman issues consumer alert warning New Yorkers of tax-season scams
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 06:40 pm
With this year's tax deadline less than one month away, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today offered New Yorkers tips to avoid falling victim to tax-prep scams. The Internal Revenue Service has already received thousands of reports this year of various scams.
Grisanti calls on Silver, Assembly to join Senate Republicans in restoring Gap Elimination Adjustment aid for schools across New York
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 06:00 pm
Republican State Sen. Mark Grisanti called on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and his Assembly colleagues to join with Senate Republicans to accelerate the restoration of funding lost by school districts under the Gap Elimination Adjustment, and eliminate it by 2016-17.
Artpark confirms Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band as part of 'Tuesday in the Park' lineup
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 04:05 pm
Artpark & Company is set to welcome Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band to the "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concert series June 24 in the Outdoor Amphitheater. The All Starr Band will feature Toto's Steve Lukather, Mr. Mister's Richard Page, original Santana singer Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and drummer Gregg Bissonette. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Ceretto votes to help service-connected disabled veterans find work
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 02:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, worked with Gov. Andrew Cuomo to co-sponsor and pass a bill that would help returning disabled veterans transition back into civilian life.
Gorge stairs to close temporarily
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 02:50 pm
Due to unsafe icing conditions, the stairs at the Onigara Stairs (also known as the Vanderbilt Stairs), which are located north of Whirlpool State Park, as well as the stairs at Devil's Hole State Park, will be closed until conditions warrant re-opening.
NYPA issues updated strategic plan
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 02:00 pm
The New York Power Authority, the statewide public power utility, on Tuesday issued its updated strategic plan, titled "Strategic Vision 2014-2019." It focuses on helping New York state's economy grow by providing more value to NYPA's customers and building on its historic role as a responsible steward of its assets, including the state's hydropower resources.
'Master Makers and Players' series at Castellani Art Museum
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents "Exploring the Legacy of America's Masters of Traditional Music" on Sunday, March 30, from 2-4 p.m.
NCCC Alumni Association to host annual 5K run/walk
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will host the 2014 Alumni 5K Run/Walk Friday, May 2. The course is now USA Track and Field-certified and features a fast, flat route around the scenic campus in Sanborn.
NCCC to host annual spring job and internship fair
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College will host a spring 2014 job and internship fair Wednesday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Main Cafeteria, G-Building, on the main campus at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. The job fair is free and open to the public.
Maziarz urges federal action to halt spread of Asian carp into Great Lakes
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:35 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, New York state's executive committee member on the interstate Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, today sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging federal action to halt the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizens of the Years named
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:10 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has named the winners for the Chamber of Commerce's 48th annual Citizen of the Year Awards event.

Four individuals and one business are winners:

•Nonnie Carroll - Volunteer Service

•Cheryl Chamberlain - Educator 2013

•Hizair Hair Salon - Business of the Year

•Lynn Alan Konovitz - Professional Contributor

•Teddy Linenfelser - Service to the Community

The Citizen of the Year Award dinner will take place Thursday, April 24, at Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa. Tickets will be available at the chamber office, 2257 Grand Island Blvd., or by calling 716-773-3651.

Can You Help?: Jack Schroeder
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:05 pm
On March 29, the Niagara Falls Police Department and Niagara Falls Fire Department will play a benefit hockey game for Jack Schroeder, whose family is raising money for a diabetic alert dog.
Local and elected leaders offer statements on passing of Ralph Wilson
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 04:30 pm
Rep. Brian Higgins offered the following comments Tuesday afternoon: "Today, Western New York lost a champion."
NU College of Hospitality and Tourism partners with Memorial to develop new food service experience
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 04:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is joining forces with Niagara University to deliver an exciting new food service experience for hospital visitors, staff, students and volunteers.
Grisanti names Loretta Thomas 'Veteran of the Month'
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti is proud to announce Loretta S. Thomas is the third recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.
Cuomo announces 2,400 jobs-plus supported by latest round of ReCharge NY power allocations
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 04:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved another round of low-cost power allocations under the statewide ReCharge NY program. Approximately 5.8 megawatts of low-cost power will be distributed among 14 businesses in Western New York, the Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson area, New York City and Long Island, and are expected to leverage in excess of $207 million in capital investment commitments. Of the more than 2,400 jobs supported by this round of allocations, about 670 jobs are being newly created.
'Jazz and Pasta' fundraiser for Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival set for May 4
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:35 pm
Carol Calato, board chairwoman of the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, has announced the organization will host its annual fundraiser Sunday, May 4, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. The "Jazz and Pasta" event will begin at 1 p.m. and continues through 7 p.m. All proceeds support the Jazz Festival.
Schneiderman announces distribution of e-book settlements totaling $166 million
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:35 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced consumers of electronic books (e-books) will be receiving compensation this week pursuant to settlements entered into by the New York attorney general and the attorneys general of numerous other states with five of the six largest publishers of electronic books.
'Niagara Frontier Trivia Championship' cancelled
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
The Niagara County Rotary Club has cancelled its trivia night due to a lack of teams.
Plentiful Partnership of Niagara to host annual workshop and farm-to-table dinner
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
Plentiful Partnership of Niagara invites farmers, area institutions and anyone with a vested interest in keeping Niagara County produce local to its annual workshop and farm-to-table dinner on Thursday, April 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Training Center, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport.
DEC invites hunter input on fall 2014 waterfowl seasons
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
Through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "NY's Open for Fishing & Hunting" initiative, hunters are invited to submit recommendations to regional waterfowl hunter task forces for the dates of the fall 2014 duck hunting seasons by April 4, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced Tuesday. DEC will evaluate the task force recommendations in setting waterfowl seasons, which must comply with federal rules.
Western New York Ovarian Cancer Project hosts geranium sale
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
The Western New York Ovarian Cancer Project announces the start of its annual geranium sale. Organizers need several hundred volunteers for this event.
Families being recruited by UB weight-loss researchers for study on memory and attention training
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
University at Buffalo researchers are recruiting 40 parents and their 8- to 12-year-old children to test new memory-training programs.
Gallivan supports job opportunities for veterans
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
The New York Senate approved the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act, which will create a 6 percent state contract set-aside for service-connected disabled-veteran-owned small businesses. This builds upon new tax credit legislation passed by the Senate last year to encourage employers across the state to provide job opportunities to New York's courageous veterans.
Conrad takes oath in Town of Lewiston
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 01:50 pm
William Conrad of Sanborn took his oath Monday as the newest member of the Lewiston Town Board. Conrad, the former chairman of the Town of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals, was the top choice of Supervisor Dennis Brochey. He won unanimous approval from Town Board members to fill the seat vacated by Ernie Palmer.
Volunteer registration now open for 'I Love My Park Day' at Artpark
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 01:40 pm
With spring just around the corner, Artpark and Parks and Trails New York are seeking community volunteers to lend a hand tidying up the Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park for the upcoming summer season of events and family fun.
NYPA 'Eggstravaganza' returns to Power Vista April 5
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual "Eggstravaganza" - featuring free photos with the Easter Bunny - on April 5 at its admission-free Power Vista, the visitors center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, located at 5777 Lewiston Road.
Castellani Art Museum will be closed April 4 for the inauguration of Niagara University's new president
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed to the public on Friday, April 4, for the inauguration ceremony and events honoring Niagara University's new president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M.
Hospitals face off to raise money for cancer research
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 05:55 pm
Skaters from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center faced off Friday at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion in a spirited contest to raise money for cancer research.
First Niagara provides funding for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 05:45 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. are partnering to provide food for local families in need through the community soup kitchen. The kitchen opens its doors six days a week for a well-rounded, nutritious lunch.
Friends of Niagara University Theatre celebrate 50 years of NU Theatre at annual gala
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 05:45 pm
On May 3, the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will celebrate 50 years of Niagara University Theatre and the contributions of the theater program's late co-founder, Brother Augustine Towey, C.M., when they host the 29th annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala.
Ten students inducted into President's Society at Niagara University
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 05:45 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., will officially be inaugurated as Niagara University's 26th president on Friday, April 4. Last night, 10 high-achieving students were inducted into a prestigious society bearing his office's name.
NU Theatre presents award-winning murder-mystery musical 'Curtains'
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 03:00 pm
Talk about ending Niagara University Theatre's 50th anniversary season with a bang! From April 24 through May 4, the theater will present the award-winning John Kander, Fred Ebb and Rupert Holmes murder mystery musical, "Curtains."
Niagara County Health Department to conduct informational sessions to promote free chronic disease prevention workshops
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 10:10 am
A representative of the Niagara County Department of Health Division of Nursing will speak to seniors in the Town of Pendleton about free six-week chronic disease self-management workshops scheduled this spring.
Niagara University among founding members of Hotel Schools of Distinction
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 10:10 am
Dr. Deborah T. Curtis, CMP, director of Niagara University's Center for Events and Management Development, announced the official founding of Hotel Schools of Distinction during the organization's first meeting March 18 in Helsinki, Finland.
 


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