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Buffalo Brewer's Festival comes to Canalside
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 06:55 am
The first ever Buffalo Brewer's Festival, featuring more than 30 New York brewers and approximately 70 different craft beers, will be held at Canalside Saturday, July 19, from 3 to 10 p.m.
Grisanti to host free electronics waste drop-off at Hamburg Town Hall
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 06:55 am
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti will join Hamburg Town Supervisor Steven Walters, SunnKing and Time Warner Cable in hosting a free electronics recycling drop-off event Saturday, July 19, in the Town of Hamburg.
Explore & More receives support from local foundations for planning new museum at Canalside
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 12:40 am
Explore & More Children's Museum has received a large anonymous donation through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, another gift from The John R. Oishei Foundation, and a grant from the Peter C. Cornell Trust, all toward the growth and planning of the new museum set to open at Canalside on the Buffalo waterfront in 2016.
Martin Horanburg is statewide winner of FASNY Fire Service Community Achievement Award
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 12:00 am
Newfane resident and Miller Hose Volunteer Fire Department member Martin (Marty) Horanburg is the recipient of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York Fire Service Community Achievement Award for his tireless efforts to give back to his community.

For nearly 50 years, Horanburg has dedicated himself to the residents of the Town of Newfane as a member of Miller Hose. He has had a long and distinguished career as a firefighter, holding various offices, including second assistant chief, assistant chief, fire chief, assistant treasurer and vice president. In addition, he was named Miller Hose Firefighter of the Year in 1981.

First Niagara supports Adoption STAR and post-adoption services
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:55 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Adoption STAR are working together to ensure anyone touched by adoption is able to get the services and assistance they need post-adoption.
Cathleen Anderson joins Niagara University as assistant vice president for enrollment management
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:55 pm
Cathleen Anderson is the new assistant vice president for enrollment management at Niagara University, effective Aug. 4.
Fire service convention coming to Wheatfield
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:10 pm
Some 1,000 volunteer firefighters, fire police and emergency medical services personnel are expected to arrive in Wheatfield for the 115th annual Western New York Volunteer Fireman's Association Convention.
Walk to raise awareness of breastfeeding
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 07:00 am
Catholic Charities will hold a free Breastfeeding Walk and Healthy Baby Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31 at the Hyde Park splash pad, on the corner of Pine and Hyde Park avenues, in Niagara Falls.
Quasar issue still dominates Wheatfield meetings
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 05:55 pm
Quasar Energy Group's local representative Nate Carr is usually a minority of one at Wheatfield Town Board meetings when use of the company's equate as a farm fertilizer is discussed.

At Monday's board meeting, he brought reinforcements in the form of the Ohio-based company's Vice President for Technical Affairs Bruce Bailey and attorney Paul Keneally. The message was that the anaerobic digestion facility on Liberty Drive is not going to be driven out of town, and the town's moratorium and proposed ban on use of equate and building of a storage facility could be facing lawsuits.

Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara acquires lifesaving AED device
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown now has a semi-automated external defibrillator on site, thanks to an underwriting grant from Univera Healthcare. With the device, known as an AED, the fort is better equipped to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest.
Grisanti blasts proposed thruway toll hike
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
In the wake of comments by NYS Thruway Executive Director Thomas Madison indicating tolls will be increased in the near future, State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-60th District, today pledged to "fight against the downstate interests that are behind this raid on the wallets of upstate taxpayers."
Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union announces scholarship winner
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
Congratulations to Benjamin R. Chatley, credit union scholarship winner of $500 from the Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union. Chatley will attend SUNY Brockport for history education.
BPO welcomes 40 doctors from around the world this week
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
Forty doctors from eight countries and throughout the U.S. are convening on Buffalo to perform in a side-by-side coaching and concert experience with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to benefit the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. This marks the first collaboration between the Doctors of the World Orchestra and a professional symphony orchestra.
Waterfowl ID class offered
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
Beaver Island State Park will sponsor a waterfowl ID course presented by the state Department of Environmental Conservation on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Beaver Island Club House.
Buffalo Niagara's annual 'Sunrise Seminar Series' focuses on 'Building Buffalo'
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will present its annual "Sunrise Seminar" series themed "Building Buffalo" on Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 665 Main St., Suite 200. Register online at www.prsabuffaloniagara.org or call 716-508-0277.
Experience guided 'Heritage Walking Tours of Youngstown'
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
One of the significant advantages of living in Youngstown this season is the guided walking tours provided by the heritage tours and tourism committee. These tours enable participants to learn about local history right where it happened.
Tickets available early for six Buffalo Philharmonic concerts
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:15 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will offer the public a chance to lock in their favorite seats to six of the season's highlights today.
Town of Niagara favors I-190 exit to mall area
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:10 am
Town of Niagara Deputy Supervisor Sylvia Virtuoso calls Assemblyman John Ceretto's proposal for another off-ramp to connect I-190 and Military Road around the Factory Outlet Mall area "magnificent."
Town of Niagara: Steve Richards' sentencing goes as expected
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:10 am
Former Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards received the expected sentence of three years probation from State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns on Monday in Lockport.

Burns said Richards could not be a political candidate during probation.

Richards had pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge on May 5 after being brought up on what started as 23 counts of official misconduct by the state attorney general's office. Richards' guilty plea involved having town employees pick up a drain and install it at his business.

As part of the agreement, Richards resigned from office and paid about $1,200 in restitution.

First Niagara, Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services partner to provide housing opportunities for local families
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:45 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. are partnering to provide educational support for first time homebuyers in Niagara Falls.
NYPA to bury time capsule at Niagara Power Vista
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:40 pm
The New York Power Authority will conclude its Niagara Power Vista 50th anniversary celebration with the burial of a time capsule on Saturday, July 19.
Good News Gospel Festival will cruise intersection of faith and health
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:40 pm
Popular gospel musicians from across Western New York will come together Saturday, July 19, to celebrate faith and good health at the eighth annual Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair.
Legendary Latin rock band Santana to perform at Seneca Niagara Casino
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 12:40 pm
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel is excited to announce Santana will perform at Seneca Niagara Events Center on Saturday, Oct. 11. The Latin rock band, led by guitar legend Carlos Santana, typically plays at large stadium arenas, but will offer fans in Niagara Falls an up-close-and-personal show with just 2,400 seats and views no further than 100 feet from the stage.
Ortt endorsed for Senate
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 12:35 pm
The Republican Party chairmen of the three counties in the 62nd Senate District - Scott Kiedrowski of Niagara County, Ed Morgan of Orleans County and Bill Reilich of Monroe County - issued the following statement Wednesday:

"Following the recommendation of the committee to fill vacancies, we are proud to announce North Tonawanda Mayor Rob Ortt as the endorsed Republican candidate for the 62nd Senate District."

Sen. George Maziarz announced Sunday he would not seek re-election.

Sarah McLachlan makes herself at home at Artpark
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Sarah McLachlan performed Monday in Lewiston.

Take a moment to let that sink in.

McLachlan's appearance at Artpark was no insignificant happening. In fact, I'd liken it to Pope Francis giving Mass at St. Peter's, or President Obama presiding over a Village Board meeting.

'Ferocious Fridays' offer extended hours at Buffalo Zoo
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will offer extended hours every Friday in July and August for its "Ferocious Fridays" series.
National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament arrives in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
It's a ringer for the local economy: The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament is expected to bring a few thousand visitors to Buffalo this week.
Artpark welcomes Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s production of 'Peter and the Wolf' to 'Free Family Saturdays'
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Families attending this week's "Free Family Saturdays" at Artpark (July 19, noon-4 p.m.), will be treated to two performances of "Peter and The Wolf" (1 and 3 p.m.). The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. will present the show on the amphitheater stage under the direction of GNBC artistic director and founder Beverley Feder and assistant director Julie Traver.
Dog beach outing tips, dos and don'ts
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:55 pm
With the weather heating up, it's time to start checking out some dog-friendly beaches with your four-legged friend.
Higgins applauds FAA rule requiring more realistic, hands-on training for pilots
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:40 pm
Last week, Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration's proposed new rule requiring more vigorous training standards, including advanced simulator training for airline pilots.
Paralympic champion visits Buffalo
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:40 pm
Paralympic sled hockey champion and Lancaster resident Adam Page will talk about his journey and what it's like to be a gold medal winner, Saturday, July 19, inside the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Buffalo. The free event begins at 1 p.m.
Erie County Fair begins search for 'Ultimate Fairgoer 2014'
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:35 pm
Every year since 2005, the Erie County Fair has searched for an individual who lives and breathes the Erie County Fair. The person organizers are looking for is not only passionate and enthusiastic about the fair, but actively promotes and shares that love with family and friends.
What if Buffalo/Niagara imagined its future differently?
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:30 pm
Citizens in Erie and Niagara counties will have an opportunity next week to contribute to a continuing dialogue about how the Buffalo/Niagara region can grow more sustainably through the first half of the 21st century.

Last fall and throughout the winter, nearly 800 citizens participated in a creative mapping exercise to consider where Buffalo/Niagara should grow - and how - over the next 40 years.

Now the results are in and the regional planning effort known as One Region Forward is asking citizens back to consider the comparative costs and benefits of a range of alternative regional scenarios and to refine their advice on which way Buffalo/Niagara should grow.

Land Conservancy receives $300,000 federal grant for Stella Niagara Preserve
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:20 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has been awarded $300,000 to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in Lewiston. The grant is from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the Joint Venture Habitat Protection and Restoration Program.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer'
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 07:00 am
The Japan Culture Center of Western New York, in partnership with the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, is proud to announce a new exhibition showcasing the work of Sarah Brayer, a Rochester-born artist living in Kyoto.
Surf safely this summer; BBB offers help to protect your kids online
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 07:00 am
Depending on the ages of your children, they are spending anywhere from two to nearly eight hours a day on the Internet, and perhaps even more during summer months. While the Internet world offers children experiences that can be both educational and rewarding, it can also pose a risk.
Local music and dancing at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 07:00 am
This year's Niagara County Fair is offering a slew of live music - from Indie and rock bands to country and swing. Acts include Bendix with Deanna Civilette, Jonesie, Serendipity Swing, Craig Wilkins, Lockport Community Band, Celtic Cross, Cue the Sun, 90 West, Billy "D", Rock Angels and Cock Robin.
Aquarium of Niagara celebrating Christmas in July with membership special
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 07:00 am
Beat the heat, come inside and celebrate Christmas in July with the Aquarium of Niagara. From July 14-31 purchase a few family or grandparent membership and receive $10 off.
Antique and classic car show at Buffalo History Museum
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo History Museum announces its second annual antique and classic car show will take place Sunday, Aug. 3, from noon until 4 p.m., at One Museum Court (Elmwood avenue and Nottingham Terrace). The rain or shine festivities will showcase prized autos and feature free admission to the museum, free mini-tours, grilled food, award presentations, prize give-a-aways, and an "oldies hit parade."
Maziarz to retire from State Senate: Declines nomination to run this November
Sun, Jul 13th 2014 11:15 pm
State Sen. George D. Maziarz, R-C-I-Newfane, will not run for re-election this November. He issued the following statement Sunday night about his decision to decline nomination for another term in the New York State Senate:

"It is no secret to my family and close friends that I have been considering retirement from the State Legislature for the last five years. And as I geared up for another long campaign season, I realized I just did not have the passion and commitment that I have had in the past to see it through."

The GOP is expected to nominate North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt for the State Senate position.

 


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