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'Kidz 'N' Kites' takes off in Veterans Memorial Community Park
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 11:35 am
The 19th annual "Kidz 'N' Kites" took place last Saturday in Veterans Memorial Community Park. Despite a rainy forecast, the event attracted roughly 1,300 people with approximately 500 youth included.
Electric Lights Parade slated for Nov. 5
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 11:25 am
The 12th annual Electric Lights Parade in the Town of Niagara will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4th Avenue to the K-Mart on Military Road.
Retiree Appreciation Day held at Niagara Falls air base
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 11:20 am
The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station held a Retiree Appreciation Day on Saturday.
Welcome home: Final C-130 deployment for 914th Airlift Wing returns
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 11:00 am
After a 40-year legacy, the C-130 Hercules aircraft made their final return to the 914th Airlift Wing on Sunday.
North Tonawanda: Residents raise concerns on roads
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 10:55 am
Road conditions were again a topic of concern for residents at Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting. But the subject of the complaints, regarding a short stretch on Ridge Road from the Meals on Wheels to Payne Avenue, is not the responsibility of the city.
Ortt presents $50,000 to Lockport City School District for 'TechMobile'
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 08:00 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt presented a ceremonial check Thursday to the Lockport City School District in the amount of $50,000 to help purchase a van that'll be used as a "TechMobile."
Geissler awarded
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 08:00 pm
A well-known area artist has received another award for her narrative sculpture - this time in New York City at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in Manhattan, site of the 103rd annual exhibit of the Allied Artists of America.
Schneiderman announces criminal charges against SUNY Polytechnic president and a major Capital Region real estate developer in alleged bid-rigging scheme
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 07:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the filing of a felony complaint charging two individuals for a scheme to rig the bidding process for three multimillion-dollar contracts.
Buffalo Zoo receives Nature Play Grant from Disney
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 07:35 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has been awarded a grant to enhance its nature play offerings. The Association of Zoos & Aquariums awarded the "Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium" grants to 30 institutions around the country.
Community philanthropist and restaurateur Russell Salvatore to lead 4th annual 'Suneel's Celebrity Gala'
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 05:00 pm
Suneel's Light is a Western New York nonprofit foundation with the mission of raising funds for research that will lead to a cure of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and to increase public awareness of the genetic disease.
New Aquarium of Niagara event: 'Octopus Day'
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 05:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is debuting a new event for families and children.
Poloncarz, officials unveil 'Ready Erie' app
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 05:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Commissioner of Emergency Services Daniel Neaverth Jr. and emergency services personnel at the Public Safety Campus in Buffalo to unveil the new "Ready Erie" app.
Wheatfield Planning Board approves National Fuel's dehydration facility site plan
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 04:35 pm
After many months of discussion and public information meetings between residents, local officials and National Fuel reps., the Town of Wheatfield Planning Board approved the site plan for National Fuel's natural gas dehydration facility on Wednesday.
Second annual Autumn Classic Disc Golf Tournament at Porter on the Lake
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Autumn Classic Disc Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, Oct. 1, at Porter on the Lake, 3025 Dietz Road, Youngstown.
Niagara Falls Blues Festival
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 06:00 pm
Despite some heavy rains, particularly on Saturday evening, the seventh annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival was a hit throughout the weekend, with thousands of visitors partaking in quality entertainment on Old Falls Street.
Kim Pegula & Baked Cupcakery unveil One Buffalo Cupcake
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 02:50 pm
Kim Pegula, together with Tara and Jonathan Bondi of Baked Cupcakery, today announced the creation of the One Buffalo Cupcake in a luncheon event at Beaver Island's River Grill, near Baked Cupcakery's Grand Island store.
Kinetic Kitchen & Bath fighting cancer through fundraiser
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:55 pm
"Flashes of Hope," the third annual Kinetic Kitchen & Bath fundraiser, is set for Friday, Oct. 7. The event, which targets childhood cancer, is slated to run from 4-8 p.m. at Kinetic, 1655 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Oinktoberfest BBQ competition highlights 21st annual Fall Festival at Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:50 pm
The Great Pumpkin Farm's Fall Festival annually pays homage to all that's delicious about BBQ by hosting New York state's longest continually running barbecue competition: Oinktoberfest.
Niagara USA soaked in another successful season
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:25 pm
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation announced Wednesday that, as the summer season comes to a close, visitation to Niagara USA has once again hit an all-time high.
Lewiston Lions kick-off season with speakers from Tuscarora School
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:10 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions Club kicked off its new membership season with guest speakers from the Tuscarora School.
DEC: Peace Bridge air quality study finds conditions meet federal standards
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:10 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced today the results of an extensive air monitoring study conducted on the west side of Buffalo near the U.S. Peace Bridge Plaza indicate air quality in this area is consistent with levels found in other similarly sized metropolitan areas, and meets federal standards.
Buffalo Philharmonic delivering toys to Women & Children's Hospital
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:10 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is providing cheer for the young patients at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
Maggios to chair 2016 Harvest Festival for Hospice Buffalo
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:10 pm
Mr. and Mrs. William Maggio of Buffalo have been selected as chair couple of Hospice Buffalo's 16th annual Harvest Fest, a celebration of hospice, friends and family. The theme for this year's gala is "A Season of Change." The event will be held Friday, Oct. 21, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
New York State Parks seeks police officer candidates
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:05 pm
The New York State Park Police are seeking candidates interested in a rewarding law enforcement career in the New York State park system.
Higgins to host Service Academy Night
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins will host Academy Night 2016, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to find out more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
Moving Day shows how movement helps battle Parkinson's
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:05 pm
The National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York (NPFWNY) celebrated its fifth annual Moving Day on Sunday, Sept. 11. Approximately 650 participants filled Coca Cola Field before departing on this fundraising walk along Buffalo's waterfront.
Buffalo Sabres: 'Party in the Plaza' set for Oct. 13
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 05:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced plans for "Party in the Plaza," which will take place prior to the team's season opener against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, Oct. 13. The event will be held in Tops Alumni Plaza from 5-6:30 p.m.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to speak at UB School of Law event in downtown Buffalo
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 05:35 pm
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. will speak in Buffalo. The University at Buffalo School of Law is hosting Alito's Oct. 20 appearance at Shea's Performing Arts Center.
EC Senior Services 'University Express' presents extensive fall 2016 semester
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 05:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' Retired & Senior Volunteer Program ("RSVP") has announced the fall 2016 "University Express" lifelong learning program is now accepting registrations from seniors interested in taking one or more of the classes offered.
Paddle wheeler helps passengers cruise Niagara River in style
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 05:35 pm
Visitors looking for a unique way to soak up the beauty of the Niagara River can do so from the decks of a New Orleans-style paddle wheeler this fall.
Cub Scout Pack 829's 'Recruitment Night' at Porter-on-the-Lake
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 05:30 pm
Youngstown Cub Scout Pack 829 invites boys in first- through fifth-grade and their families to learn more about the group and its activities at a free information and recruitment gathering at Porter-on-the-Lake on Dietz Road in the Town of Porter. The event runs from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.
Hilbert College announces theme to commemorate 60th anniversary
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 05:25 pm
Hilbert College, founded in 1957, will celebrate its 60th anniversary this academic year and throughout 2017. The "Celebrate 60" theme will be prevalent in many college-wide initiatives, as well as at a number of college events throughout the year.
DiNapoli: College student loan debt doubled in New York over past decade
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 05:25 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a report on student loan debt, which found the average New Yorker with college loans owed $32,200 in 2015, higher than the national average of $29,700.
Decision day nears: Village of Lewiston targeting Oct. 17 for final 'Paladino Plaza' vote
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 10:10 pm
Trustees are tentatively looking to issue a State Environmental Quality Review Act declaration of impact on the Ellicott Development plaza plan at their work session on Monday, Oct. 3. A final project vote would follow, at the regular board meeting on Monday, Oct. 17.
Ortt delivers a total of $40,000 to eastern Niagara County libraries
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 04:35 pm
During a check presentation Monday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, delivered a total of $40,000 in ceremonial checks to the public libraries in eastern Niagara County.
Glutamate plays previously unknown role in neuromuscular development
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 04:30 pm
For decades, scientists thought acetylcholine was the only neurotransmitter responsible for controlling how muscles and nerves are wired together during development.
Higgins announces $468,566 grant to NFTA for 'Go Buffalo Mom' program
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will receive $468,566 from the Federal Transit Administration to support "Go Buffalo Mom." The program will assist low-income, high-risk pregnant women in the City of Buffalo reach medical appointments and improve prenatal care.
Niagara University announces 2016 teaching award winners
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 03:20 pm
Niagara University's Office of Academic Affairs announced the selection of two distinguished faculty teaching award winners during an event held Sept. 8.
This weekend: Mighty Niagara Half Marathon brings global travelers to WNY
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 11:30 am
Each year, the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon attracts runners from around the world. Participants will travel from China, Egypt, Australia, Europe and across Canada and the U.S. for the race.
White House cites Buffalo State program in 'Computer Science for All' report
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 11:30 am
A program directed by Buffalo State's computer information systems department was cited by the White House for its commitment to advance President Barack Obama's "Computer Science for All" initiative.