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Empower recognizes Ortt for work on behalf of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:35 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will award New York State Sen. Robert G. Ortt the Chairman's Award at its annual golf tournament June 27 at Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown.
NYS offers tax break for many odd jobs and household projects
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:35 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds New Yorkers they aren't required to pay sales tax for odd jobs and projects done on their property when the work is done by someone who's not operating in a regular trade or business.
Memorial announces Niagara Cup Classic winners
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:05 am
The 25th annual Niagara Cup Classic was held June 2 at the Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick golf courses.
Nonprofits have until June 15 to register for J. Fitzgerald Group's 'CreateAthon'
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:05 am
J. Fitzgerald Group, an international marketing and advertising firm based in Lockport, reminds the local nonprofit sector to submit applications for the ninth-annual WNY-area "CreateAthon."
Ortt's bill to create level playing field among NFTA passes in Senate
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:05 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced the New York State Senate unanimously passed his legislation that would ensure Niagara County residents have a voice on the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority board.
'Raise a Hot Dog to Joan' returns to The Silo
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 06:15 pm
Joseph Pillittere Jr. will again honor his late mother, Joan, by giving away 500 of The Silo Restaurant's hot dogs from 11 a.m. until gone on Sunday, June 26.
Niagara University promotes two within office of veteran services
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 05:25 pm
The remarkable growth of programs and services that assist veterans and their families at Niagara University has prompted promotions for two members of the institution's office of veteran services.
Golisano Center for Community Health opens at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 05:20 pm
On Thursday, officials from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the Golisano Foundation celebrated the dedication and blessing of the Golisano Center for Community Health, the only outpatient center of its kind in Western New York and one of the very few in the U.S.
Cuomo: More than $17 million in funding to restore and enhance historic Niagara Falls State Park
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 03:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $17 million in state funding Thursday for improvements to restore and enhance the natural beauty of historic Niagara Falls State Park.
Niagara Scenic Parkway: Simonson's request leads to name change for Robert Moses Parkway
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 03:15 pm
After decades of debate, the Robert Moses Parkway is no more. Well, at least its name.
Summit View hosts local writer
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 04:45 pm
Michele DeLuca, feature editor at the Niagara Gazette, will be a guest of the Summit View Residents Association at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.
Old Falls Street's 2016 weekly series schedule announced
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:50 pm
A host of returning favorites are planned this summer on Old Falls Street, USA, including daily "Interactive Games," the "Legends Live on Old Falls Street" concert series, "Flicks on Old Falls" movie series, and "Free Family Fun on Saturday Afternoons."
Canalside to kickoff first concert of summer season; new safety measures
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:35 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Canalside are excited to kick off another summer concert season. With the new season comes new, enhanced event protocols that will be put in place at the free Thursday concert series and other major events at Canalside.
Higgins announces new effort to speed border crossing for commercial vehicles at Peace Bridge
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a new online pre-pay option for commercial vehicles made available by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the latest effort to support a more efficient flow of traffic across the U.S./Canadian border crossings in Western New York.
Strawberry Fest at St. John's Episcopal
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:30 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church, overlooking the Niagara River on Main Street in Youngstown, will hold its annual Strawberry Fest from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18.
Household hazardous waste collection event comes to ECC South
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in cooperation with the Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management Board and Erie Community College, are preparing for a household hazardous waste collection event to be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the ECC South Campus in Orchard Park.
First Niagara, Jericho Road Community Health Center partner to support local immigrant families
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:25 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $10,000 in grant funding for Jericho Road Community Health Center's Vive Shelter to provide temporary shelter, food and access to legal assistance to people who have fled persecution in their home countries to seek asylum in the U.S.
Aquarium of Niagara fundraiser this weekend; new programs, hours for summer
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
On Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, the Aquarium of Niagara will feature two events to raise awareness for rescued marine mammals.
Erie County: Need remains for 'angels' to help combat opioid abuse
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
Erie County needs more "angels."
Poloncarz appoints Karen King executive director of Erie County Commission on Status of Women
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced his appointment of Karen King to the position of executive director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women.
Child fatality review team to welcome international expert for local training
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 12:55 pm
The Niagara County Child Fatality Review Team is bringing an internationally recognized expert in child abuse pediatrics here to train local professionals to recognize and respond to child abuse-related fatalities.
Civil War Garrison Weekend at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, Jun 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Civil War Garrison Weekend event offers an interactive Civil War history experience for visitors who will have the opportunity to witness Fort Niagara as a staging area during the Civil War for men and groups that were transitioning either from the battlefield to home, or from home to the battlefield.
DeGlopper Memorial expansion plans presented
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 10:55 am
During Memorial Day ceremonies at DeGlopper Park on Monday, hundreds of Islanders who paid their respects during the town's annual event heard the official unveiling of the DeGlopper Memorial expansion plans.
Grand Island: Friends purchase carts for library, bikes for raffle
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Friends of Grand Island Memorial Library have purchased three new book carts for the library, as well as two bikes that will be raffled to lucky summer readers.
Island of Hope: Meet honorary survivors/caregivers Sarah and Natalie Stanczyk
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Natalie Stanczyk, 47, and her daughter Sarah, 22, readily express optimism. Even cancer could not dampen their enthusiasm for living. After Sarah was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, stage 3B, she told her mother, "Don't worry. It's the best cancer to have."
Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year honored
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Twelve students from Grand Island High School were honored Tuesday at the Buffalo Launch Club as the Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year.
Get ready, get set, get fit for free
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
With summer approaching, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has expanded Fitness at Canalside to feature a variety of 25 free fitness classes at Buffalo's waterfront.
'Jamboree in the Falls' with Amanda Hansen Foundation to be held June 11
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Amanda Hansen Foundation is hosting its first "Jamboree in the Falls" concert from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Rapids Theatre on Main Street in Niagara Falls.
Village of Lewiston appoints HPC members, ZBA rescinds appeals
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees appointed people to its new stand-alone Historic Preservation Commission at Tuesday's year-end meeting. Each person will serve for a different period of time, as the village codebook has a provision for rotating members on and off the HPC.
Youngstown: Zastrow, Lockhart sworn into office
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
At the Village of Youngstown organizational meeting Thursday evening, Tim Lockhart and Stephen Zastrow were sworn into office. Lockhart is taking on another term as deputy mayor. Zastrow, meanwhile, replaces Steven Suitor, whose second term ended after he held the trustee position for eight years.
Mark Daul: Meet Bill Cockayne and his Crosleys
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
All readers of this column won't remember some of these things from the past, but some of you "youngsters" may enjoy reading what your fathers and grandfathers had in the "old days."
Ceremony honors Doug Janese
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston held a celebration of life memorial service Wednesday in memory of Highway Superintendent Doug Janese, who passed away Feb. 16 following a battle with cancer.
Interviews: Country stars Dolly Parton, The Band Perry kick off Artpark's summer season
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston performing and visual arts venue confirmed country music living legend Dolly Parton would perform the first outdoor concert of the 2016 season.
Niagara University breaks ground on renovated dining facility
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 06:25 pm
Niagara University broke ground Friday on an $8 million renovation and expansion of its dining facility located at Clet Hall.
NHL, prospects join Sabres alumni to improve Buffalo Park
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 06:25 pm
As part of the National Hockey League's commitment to preserve and support the local environments of host cities for NHL events, NHL Green and the Buffalo Sabres Green Team announced today a legacy tree project to commemorate the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo.
Billoni: More good news in Buffalo
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 05:10 pm
Joining nearly 1,500 Western New Yorkers of all ages, we ended a wonderful Memorial Day weekend in spectacular fashion by participating in the weekly Slow Roll Buffalo 10-mile bike tour of city neighborhoods. Held each Monday, these free rides are open to everyone of all ages and all skill levels who are riding every type of bicycle.
Seniors get active at 16th annual Niagara County Senior Walk
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 04:10 pm
Roughly 350 seniors from across Niagara County took part in the 16th annual Niagara County Senior Walk in the Park Thursday at Veterans Memorial Community Park in the Town of Niagara. The free event offered seniors, 55 and up, a choice of four walking courses, each of them a different distance.
DEC prepares students for hunter and trapper education courses
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 12:25 pm
Beginning this year, all sportsman education courses will require students to review course materials and complete a homework sheet prior to attending the classroom and field sessions, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced.
Food Bank of Western New York awarded maximum 4-star rating from Charity Navigator
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 12:25 pm
The Food Bank of Western New York's sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned the organization a top four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator.