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BuffaLoveFest becomes springtime staple at Buffalo Zoo
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is ready to welcome more than 2,500 people to this Friday's annual springtime fundraiser, BuffaLoveFest.
UB bear geneticist to appear on Animal Planet's 'Monster Week' special, 'Yeti Or Not'
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:55 pm
Among scientists, not much is known about the evolutionary history of brown bears in the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau. These rugged creatures, which represent two subspecies of the world's brown bears, are critically endangered and rarely sighted in the wild.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls pass 10,000 tickets sold mark for 2016 season
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:05 pm
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls have passed the 10,000th ticket sold mark for this 2016 season, their 10th, crushing previous overall attendance marks. This season has also seen a new single game attendance mark record (1,316) and new presale records.
Volunteers needed for Chamber of Commerce welcome center
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:05 pm
As the summer approaches, the welcome center sees an increase in walk-in visitors requesting maps and general information on the region. Accordingly, the chamber is seeking volunteers to help staff the office in the evenings and weekends.
Higgins announces $33.8 million in federal grants to Roswell Park researchers
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers received eight recent grants totaling $33.8 million in awards from National Institutes of Health agencies to further important work in cancer research.
Niagara University president Maher appointed to NCAA board of directors
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:00 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, has been named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I board of directors, effective Aug. 5. His term will continue through August 2020.
3rd annual Niagara Hospice Gran Fondo draws record number of riders
Wed, May 25th 2016 10:40 am
The Hospice Gran Fondo, presented by M&T Bank, brought its "party on wheels" to Niagara County May 14 for its third annual ride to benefit Niagara Hospice.
SPCA Serving Erie County schedules additional free parvo vaccine clinics
Wed, May 25th 2016 07:00 am
The SPCA Serving Erie County will once again administer free canine parvovirus (parvo) vaccines to dogs and puppies 8 weeks and older during monthly clinics through October.
Lewiston Lions offer free youth eye screening
Wed, May 25th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions will sponsor free youth eye screenings, with the assistance of the Town of Niagara Lions, during Monday's luncheon at the Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. firehall on North Sixth Street. The event immediately follows the Memorial Day parade and ceremony.
Lewiston Choraleers will present spring program at four area churches
Wed, May 25th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present its annual spring program, titled "The Good Old Days," at four area churches May 28-29 and June 4-5.
Meet Tobias: Buffalo Zoo names male African lion cub
Tue, May 24th 2016 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo announces Tobias as the official name of nearly three-month-old male African lion cub.
St. Peter R.C. School and Church nears capital campaign goal, gears up for summer construction
Tue, May 24th 2016 06:00 pm
"The Campaign for St. Peter" aims to raise $2,250,000 to address a number of needed repairs, renovations and improvements to both the school and church.
Air quality health advisory issued for New York, Western New York
Tue, May 24th 2016 06:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, M.D., J.D., today issued an air quality health advisory for the Long Island, New York City Metro and Western New York regions of New York for Wednesday, May 25.
Niagara Falls invites world to #SoakItIn
Tue, May 24th 2016 04:45 pm
Representatives from the leading tourism and entertainment venues in downtown Niagara Falls came together Tuesday afternoon to outline all that residents and visitors can see, experience and enjoy this summer.
The Tragically Hip announce tour, reveal cancer diagnosis
Tue, May 24th 2016 10:15 am
As announced by the band via its social media platforms and website this morning, The Tragically Hip have shared the news of band member Gord Downie's terminal health condition and their plans to mount a tour this summer.
Pond study at Bond Lake Park
Tue, May 24th 2016 07:00 am
The public is invited to participate in a pond study at Bond Lake Park from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 4.
Higgins calls on NYSDOT to commence formal environmental review of Buffalo Skyway removal
Mon, May 23rd 2016 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the New York State Department of Transportation to begin a full and formal Environmental Impact Statement of the Buffalo Skyway,
Buffalo Harbor State Park to host 'Be a NY Ninja Day' Saturday, June 4, following debut of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows'
Mon, May 23rd 2016 04:45 pm
In celebration of the movie release of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows," the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is joining with the Governor's Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies to present "Be a NY Ninja Day" on Saturday, June 4, at Buffalo Harbor State Park in downtown Buffalo.
Artpark: Tears For Fears out, Lynyrd Skynyrd in
Mon, May 23rd 2016 04:35 pm
It was tears for all Friday when Artpark & Company tweeted the July 19 Tears For Fears concert was postponed. On Monday, the Lewiston performing and visual arts venue announced a replacement headliner: Lynyrd Skynyrd.
LCA presents 'Twist and Shout, a 'FUNraiser' of Beatles music
Mon, May 23rd 2016 04:25 pm
With a little help from our friends, Lewiston Council on the Arts has planned a new event: "Twist and Shout."
87 Lockport C.A.R.E.S. volunteers receive awards
Mon, May 23rd 2016 04:10 pm
Lockport CARES held a volunteer recognition and fire safety in-service for all current shift volunteers on May 21 at the shelter located at 188 Genesee St.
Pre-Seed Workshop to help entrepreneurs determine viability of startup concepts
Mon, May 23rd 2016 04:00 pm
The University at Buffalo will host the 10th annual Pre-Seed Workshop for aspiring high-tech entrepreneurs on May 25-26 at UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
Buffalo Philharmonic performs throughout Western New York in July
Mon, May 23rd 2016 03:50 pm
This summer, the Buffalo Philharmonic will perform at 11 of Western New York's most iconic parks and venues.
Niagara County scores $500K EPA brownfields grant
Mon, May 23rd 2016 03:50 pm
Niagara County's efforts at cleaning up the bad environmental legacy of decades as a manufacturing and technology hub paid off again, as the county secured a $500,000 grant award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to further its brownfields cleanup efforts.
Mount St. Mary's receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll
Mon, May 23rd 2016 03:40 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll.
Dogs and HABs: NY Sea Grant shares risk reminder for pet owners
Mon, May 23rd 2016 03:30 pm
As air and water temperatures warm, New York Sea Grant is reminding people with dogs that enjoy waterfront areas about the health risk posed by harmful algal blooms, or HABs. Freshwater HABs are overgrowths of blue-green algae, known as cyanobacteria, that impact water quality and may produce deadly toxins.
On Memorial Day, keep the fire on the grill
Mon, May 23rd 2016 01:10 pm
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges all New Yorkers to follow some basic rules and tips to avoid accidents and injuries, and to remember to call for help if needed.
National Grid extends current electricity, natural gas delivery prices another 2 years in upstate New York
Mon, May 23rd 2016 01:10 pm
National Grid's prices for delivering electricity and natural gas to its upstate New York customers will be extended at today's levels into 2018, following regulatory approval of a plan that also will allow the company to continue investment in its networks.
Buffalo Zoo expands military service admission discount program
Mon, May 23rd 2016 09:35 am
In recognition of the work of the U.S. military, both active and retired, the Buffalo Zoo will offer a year-round military discount.
Riverdale Cemetery to hold annual Memorial Day observance Saturday
Mon, May 23rd 2016 09:35 am
Riverdale Cemetery will honor and memorialize veterans of the U.S. military at a ceremony to be held there at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28.
VFW thanks Memorial Day parade sponsors
Mon, May 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Memorial Day parade, observance and luncheon will take place Monday, May 30.
Pappas announces lineup for 2016 'North Tonawanda's Rockin' On The River'
Sat, May 21st 2016 10:15 am
The three-concert series takes place Fridays, June 24, July 1 and 8, at Gratwick Riverside Park, and features Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rik Emmett and Three Dog Night.
Gus Macker signup deadline extended
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
Two weeks away from tipoff of the 2016 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, the registration deadline to play in the tourney has been extended a week.
DeGlopper Post donates to assist veterans
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
Members of the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 presented a check for $500 to the Mentors of Veterans Court in Buffalo.
Wilson Historical Society slates Memorial Day Fair
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
The 44th annual Wilson Historical Society Memorial Day Fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 30, on the museum grounds, 645 Lake St.
Village of Lewiston re-establishes separate Historic Preservation Commission
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
Following a run-through of agenda items Monday, trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted on and approved an unlisted action: reinstating a stand-alone Historic Planning Commission. Since 2000, Planning Board members have executed HPC duties.
Village of Lewiston: Four candidates running for two trustee spots
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
Incumbent Village of Lewiston trustees Nick Conde and Daniel Gibson are running for re-election on June 21. Keith "Casey" Ahlas and Jamie Symmonds, two endorsed Democrats, will challenge the endorsed Republican candidates.
Hueys to take to the skies at Fort Niagara
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
In tribute to the nation's fallen soldiers on Memorial Day weekend, Youngstown VFW Post 313, in partnership with an Indiana veterans organization, will present a very special program in tribute to veterans both passed and living from the Vietnam War.
YBPA officers, board members meet
Fri, May 20th 2016 09:20 pm
Newly sworn-in officers and board members of the Youngstown Business and Professional Association gathered last week for a group photo following YBPA's board meeting.
 

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