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Navy Warrant Officer Mott reaches career milestone
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
Chief Warrant Officer Shane D. Mott was commissioned under the chief warrant officer program Jan. 29 at Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific located on historic Ford Island, Hawaii.
Higgins announces approval of bill awarding Congressional Gold Medal to Selma foot soldiers
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined members of the House of Representatives in approving H.R. 431, legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the foot soldiers who participated in "Bloody Sunday," "Turnaround Tuesday," or the final Selma to Montgomery voting rights march in March of 1965, which served as a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Attention 2nd Infantry Division veterans
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
The Mid Atlantic Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will have its annual reunion in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, May 1-3 at the Continental Inn.
Catholic Charities receives two grants totaling $200,000 for creation of hospitality and tourism training program
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:55 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo's immigration and refugee assistance program recently received two grants totaling $200,000 to develop a hospitality and tourism training institute, in partnership with Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Schneiderman, London Mayor Johnson, D.A. Gascón welcome dramatic drop in smartphone thefts following introduction of 'kill switch'
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, London Mayor Boris Johnson and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón have released new crime data showing smartphone thefts and robberies declined dramatically in New York City, London and San Francisco since the wireless industry began to implement "kill switches" on their devices.
Project to bring new look, upgrades to Schoellkopf Health Center
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
The Schoellkopf Health Center is getting an extreme makeover.
NYPA wins utility-industry Technology Transfer Award from Electric Power Research Institute
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
The New York Power Authority has received an award from the Electric Power Research Institute for its efforts to advance a comprehensive computer model to interpret how carbon-reduction strategies by utilities could affect New York.
Valentine's Day: Staying safe on the first date
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 07:00 am
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love for some, and a time to look for that special someone for others. Americans are increasingly looking for love online, which makes Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity for The National Crime Prevention Council (Home to McGruff the Crime Dog) and AlertID to share useful tips about online dating that will help keep people safe when looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER federal fire grants
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the application window for grants provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services program is now open.
Niagara USA Chamber elects new board members
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:45 am
The Niagara USA Chamber has elected a new chairman and new members to its board of directors.
Free bowling game or cup of coffee for OUN basket donation
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:20 am
The Lewiston Event Center and Tim Hortons will provide a "thank you" gift to each customer who donates an item for the upcoming Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Baskets O'Plenty Auction.
New program for young onset Alzheimer's
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:20 am
Although it is more prevalent and more likely to be medically recognized in those over the age of 70, Alzheimer's disease can be diagnosed in those who are much younger.
'Pin to Win' a 'Perfect Day in Niagara USA'
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:20 am
To celebrate February as the month of love, Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is hosting "A Perfect Day in Niagara USA" contest for a romantic getaway in Niagara USA.
Celebrity chefs to face off for healthy hearts
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
"Hell's Kitchen" contestant and chef Bobby Anderson will face off against Tenth Street Café executive chef Lamont Singletary in a "Healthy Pizza Showdown" from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, to see who can make the healthiest yet most delicious pizza using gourmet ingredients with heart-healthy benefits.
DiNapoli: Proposed budget holds the line on spending, gives executive wider discretion
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
The executive budget holds down spending and boosts state reserves, according to a report released earlier this week by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
'An Evening in Red' celebrates Go Red For Women with 'Red Dress Collection' fashion show from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will kick-off Thursday in New York City with the Go Red For Women "Red Dress Collection" fashion show. F
ECC to aid local craft beer industry with state's first brewing science and service certificate program
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
Erie Community College has prided itself for decades on its ability to craft its curriculum for career-focused students interested in entering Western New York's growing industries.
$20,000 in scholarships available from Erie County Fairgrounds
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
As part of the Erie County Fairgrounds' effort to foster education and success in students, the Erie County Agricultural Society and the Erie County Fair will award $20,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students.
Toast & Jam is back by popular demand
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:00 am
Get ready to lose those winter blues. Toast & Jam begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at The Brickyard B.B.Q and Pub, 432 Center St., Lewiston. This jazz-jammin', blues-rockin', poetry-reading event is back by popular demand and continues till March 23.
Hewitt Award celebrates 50th year of service and recognition of scholar-athletes
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:00 am
The Hewitt Award Scholarship Program is celebrating its 50th year of providing scholarships in recognition of excellence of high school student-athletes.
Daemen students involved in life-changing medical mission to Dominican Republic
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:00 am
Impoverished residents in a small Dominican Republic village received much-needed medical care from Daemen College students and faculty during a recent international mission trip, an annual college effort that's estimated to have assisted more than 7,000 individuals over the past 15 years.
New York Power Authority spurs economic development in New York from Cuomo's ReCharge NY program, other initiatives
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:00 am
Lower-cost electricity from the New York Power Authority served as an anchor for hundreds of key businesses and enterprises in New York in 2014, with more than 400,000 jobs and billions of dollars in capital investments directly supported by NYPA's generation and power purchases.
Ortt, GOP hold conference pushing repealing of gap elimination adjustment
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 05:40 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, and dozens of others in the State Senate Majority held a press conference in Albany to discuss their plan to repeal the gap elimination adjustment.
Wednesday's Powerball jackpot climbs to $485 million
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 05:40 pm
The jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing is now $485 million, making it the third largest Powerball jackpot in game history. New York Lottery officials estimate the cash value of the jackpot will be $327.7 million.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Eastern Hills Mall this Valentine's Day
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 05:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 14, for a Valentine's Day event at Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville.
Ceretto pushes for MMA legalization during joint economic development budget hearing
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 05:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto continued his push for the legalization of professional Mixed Martial Arts in New York at today's joint legislative economic development budget hearing.
Welcoming 'Year of the Ram': Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino invites public to celebrate Chinese New Year
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 05:35 pm
As the Chinese New Year holiday approaches, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is planning a grand celebration that is not to be missed.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce to honor businesses, individuals at 10th anniversary gala
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 03:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, May 15, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Erie County road report highlights completed Hamburg projects
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 12:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works Highways' Division reports both heavily traveled routes and roads with less vehicular volume in the Town of Hamburg received significant upgrades during the 2014 construction season.
Daemen bolsters efforts to address sexual assault prevention and response
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 12:20 pm
Amid ongoing national discussions on campus sexual assault issues, Daemen College has been taking several proactive steps aimed at bolstering its sexual misconduct policies and campus-wide prevention and response efforts, including sponsoring a week of activities specifically addressing this important issue.
New York state's largest marina set to receive transformation
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 11:55 am
Plans to upgrade slips, electrical and water service, lighting, dining facilities and other amenities at the marina at Buffalo Harbor State Park are one step closer as a new operator has been selected, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today.
PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter presents Dave Armon
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 11:30 am
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will present "Challenging the Status Quo: Why Sponsored Content Should be a Component of your Marketing Communications Program," presented by Dave Armon, president and CEO of Brand.com.
NBC Sports Group acquires exclusive U.S. media rights for 2017 America's Cup
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 11:30 am
NBC Sports Group has acquired exclusive U.S. media rights for the 2017 America's Cup Finals and America's Cup Challenger Playoffs.
Striding through a snowstorm ... in Naples
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 11:15 am
Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Sanford, originally from Buffalo, strides through a snowstorm Monday at Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy.
Robert Moses Parkway North public session announced
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 11:00 am
USA Niagara Development Corp., the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the New York State Department of Transportation and the City of Niagara Falls have announced a public information session to share details regarding the next steps in the Robert Moses Parkway North removal project.
Neurologic conditions of U.S. presidents are subject of UB grand rounds
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 08:50 am
On Feb. 12, the 206th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, Nicholas J. Silvestri, M.D., assistant professor of neurology at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and an avid history buff, will give grand rounds on the topic of "Neurological Ailments of the Presidents."
Sentinel survey asks for input on CWM expansion
Sat, Feb 7th 2015 07:00 am
CWM - the mere mention of it brings far-ranging responses from the community.
Three steps to protect your pets
Sat, Feb 7th 2015 07:00 am
Your pet is part of the family. So when it comes to disaster preparedness, keeping pets safe should enter into the equation.
Substance abuse topic of Feb. 10 forum
Sat, Feb 7th 2015 07:00 am
To increase awareness of the problems youth face, and to find strategies the community can adapt to build a healthy environment for youth, the One Island, One Team Coalition will discuss the reality of adolescent substance abuse on Grand Island and learn about the issues that were identified in the prevention needs assessment survey taken by Grand Island teens.
Memorial wears red for women's heart health
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 07:45 pm
Team members from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Heart Center of Niagara gathered in the hospital's lower lobby Friday to show support for National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day. The annual observance is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to battle heart disease in women.
 

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