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Auer: Lew-Port will be ready
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:05 am
Lewiston-Porter High School is in the midst of a nearly $26 million district capital improvement project and, with school ready to begin on Sept. 9, rumors have been floating throughout the district that Lewiston-Porter would not be ready to handle the masses come Wednesday.
Gus Macker all about hoops
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:00 am
When all was said and done, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament turned out just as event organizer Corey McGowan planned.
Lewiston Kiwanis: 'Bud' Thompson Memorial Garden rededication
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has announced a rededication of the Kiwanis "Bud" Thompson Memorial Garden will occur at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Kiwanis Park in the Village of Lewiston.
'Come Dine with Me - WNY!' launches sixth season
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 08:00 am
Starting at noon Sunday, Channel 7 is airing "Come Dine with Me - WNY!" The half-hour program, entering its sixth season, showcases top regional restaurants as their chefs share recipes and serving suggestions.
Quarantillo to compete on 'The Ultimate Fighter'
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 07:00 am
Professional MMA fighter Billy Quarantillo of Gracie Tampa South, Florida, originally from Lewiston, will be among those who will be competing on "The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber."
Welcome to your new school: Kaegebein Elementary updates put staff 'over the moon'
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 07:00 am
When Principal Mary Haggerty took the helm of Kaegebein Elementary School, she found one room with a hole large enough that she could put her fist through it, steel framework was visible.
Higgins, Poloncarz announce $2.65 million in federal funding for vehicles and mobility programs
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 04:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced $2,652,265 in federal funding for transportation and enhanced mobility programs, including 47 vehicles, to benefit seniors and individuals with disabilities in Western New York.
Money for wishes
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:45 pm
Cheryl Reed of the Town of Niagara wanted to teach her 8-year-old granddaughter about helping others.
Winds, Waves & Wines with The Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:00 pm
Winds, Waves & Wines, the Aquarium of Niagara's 16th annual major fundraising event, will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
Robert Moses Parkway North public session to be held
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, USA Niagara Development Corp., The New York State Department of Transportation, the New York Power Authority and the City of Niagara Falls have announced a public information meeting will be held to present the proposed "build alternative" for the Robert Moses Parkway North Removal Project, which runs from Main Street in Niagara Falls.
Erie County, partners collaborate on electronic waste recycling event
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:50 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant and Advanced Technology Recycling, has announced a collection and recycling event for all types of electronic waste from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant, 2995 River Road in the Town of Tonawanda.
Park Rangers add resources to Erie County parks
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel, Chief of Police Services for the Erie County Sheriff's Office Scott Joslyn, Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services Gregory Butcher and community members at Chestnut Ridge Park to introduce three new parks personnel, a supervising Park Ranger and two Park Rangers.
Aquarium of Niagara: New fall hours, new program prices
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
After Labor Day, the Aquarium of Niagara will close at 5:30 p.m. with last admittance at 5 p.m. Daily opening is 9 a.m.
New Niagara University students 'Plunge' into service learning
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
Twenty-eight freshmen moved into Niagara University last Tuesday morning, four days before their fellow first-year students arrived on campus.
Motorists to save $1.4 billion at the pump this Labor Day weekend
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
Americans hitting the road this weekend stand to see the cheapest Labor Day prices at the pump in more than a decade, leading to huge savings - $1.4 billion - over the four-day weekend, according to
Area musicians and actors collaborate to present Curtain Up! Weekend concert to benefit Give for Greatness
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in partnership with actors and organizations from the Buffalo theater community, will present "The Best of Broadway" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle Buffalo.
First Niagara announces $150,000 microloan investment to serve small business owners in Buffalo
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:55 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. announced it is providing microloan funding for the Westminster Economic Development Initiative to boost small business creation on Buffalo's West Side.
Community mental health training offered at Niagara University
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:55 pm
Recent tragedies in Charleston, South Carolina, and Aurora, Colorado, have exacerbated the need to educate the general public on how to identify and respond to mental illness, both in the workplace and in everyday situations.
Aquarium of Niagara coordinating Great Lakes Beach Sweep in Niagara County
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:30 pm
The 30th annual Great Lakes Beach Sweep is Saturday, Sept. 19. The Aquarium of Niagara is coordinating the Niagara County portion of this large-scale environmental cleanup from 10 a.m. until noon.
The more the merrier for animals that synchronize their behavior
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:10 pm
Social interaction could be the mechanism that allows animals living in groups to synchronize their activities, whether it's huddling for warmth or offering protection from predators.
Higgins, Dyster announce federal grant to support police officers and equipment
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster joined Niagara Falls Police Chief Bryan DalPorto to announce a federal grant totaling $45,666 for the City of Niagara Falls from the United States Department of Justice.
37th annual Niagara County Peach Festival 5K Run Saturday, Sept. 12
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Saturday, Sept. 12, will mark the 37th annual Niagara County Peach Festival 5K Run.
Niagara County leaders call Bridgestone project 'huge win'
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 03:50 pm
County economic development officials released the following statements in response to media inquiries about a planned 65,000-square-foot Bridgestone manufacturing facility in the county's Vantage International Point industrial park.
Collins helps secure $167,340 in grants for three local fire companies
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $167,340 in federal funding for three local fire companies: Rapids Fire Co., located in Niagara County, will receive $64,029; Clarence Fire District No. 1, located in Erie County, will receive $63,456; and Shelby Fire Co., located in Orleans County, will receive $39,855.
Art auction cancelled
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Community Missions' 2015 art auction slated for Friday, Sept. 18, is cancelled. The art auction house indicated its minimum number of required tickets have not been reserved or confirmed; rescheduling the event at this time is not optional.
Labor Day pet-friendly getaway? Tips for a safe road trip
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Planning to hit the road with your pet for a Labor Day getaway? Before you pack up your car and your pet, be sure to heed these pet travel tips for the road to help ensure your four-legged companion is happy and safe:
Collins announces $144,760 grant for Adams Fire Co.
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:15 pm
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $144,760 in federal funding for the Adams Fire Co. located on Nash Road in North Tonawanda.
Energy savings come to light across Erie County
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:15 pm
Erie County is poised to reap thousands of dollars in annual energy savings following the installation of new, efficient lighting at the Edward A. Rath county office building and at Old County Hall.
Lehrer Dance with 10,000 Maniacs at UB
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:10 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Lehrer Dance with 10,000 Maniacs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank. There will be a pre-performance talk at 7:15 p.m.
Niagara University junior crowned National American Miss New York
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:10 pm
Niagara University Sarah Volmy was crowned 2015 National American Miss New York at the state pageant held last month in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Goo Goo Dolls visit Music is Art Festival
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:10 pm
A special appearance by Buffalo's own Goo Goo Dolls will highlight this year's 13th annual Music is Art Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12. The free event runs from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. in Delaware Park behind the Albright Knox Art Gallery.
Elderwood joins HEALTHeLINK
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:10 pm
HEALTHeLINK today announced Elderwood is the latest long-term care facility to participate in Western New York's clinical information exchange. This includes Elderwood's 12 local assisted living and skilled nursing facilities located in Amherst, Cheektowaga, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lancaster, West Seneca, Wheatfield and Williamsville.
Rocky's Pizza Too! holding 5th birthday
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
Rocky's Pizza Too! is celebrating its fifth anniversary in business in Ransomville today.
ECO Nathan VerHague honored as top New York environmental conservation officer
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 05:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Nathan VerHague was named the 2014 New York Officer of the Year by the Northeast Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Association.
Buffalo Sabres: Full schedule announced for Prospects Challenge
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the full tournament schedule for the Prospects Challenge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, later this month at First Niagara Center and HARBORCENTER.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends more than $8 million in funding projects
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:45 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted Tuesday to recommend $8,480,000 in funding to five Western New York enterprises. The WNYPPAB recommendations build on the momentum and capitalize on the strategies laid out in the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council strategic plan and the "Buffalo Billion" investment development plan.
College is in session: National Grid offers lessons in saving energy and money as classes resume
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:20 pm
The scent of fresh notebook paper and dry-erase markers in the air signals it's time for "Back to School."
Back to school: Skin Cancer Foundation offers sun-safety tips
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:15 pm
While sun protection is often associated with hot summer days, harmful ultraviolet rays are present year-round and can be just as dangerous on the schoolyard as they are at the beach.
Niagara Greenway Commission agenda amendment and meetings announced
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:00 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, Sept. 15, to determine the consistency of the 46th round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at The Niawanda Park Pavilion, 600 Niagara St., Tonawanda. The executive committee meeting will precede the general meeting at 2 p.m.

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