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International Joint Commission signs off on Plan 2014; Collins vows to block funding
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 05:20 pm
Following months of discussion and a fair amount of local controversy, the International Joint Commission on Thursday signed off on Plan 2014, an updated regulation policy for determining water levels and flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
NF AARP Chapter No. 283 holiday party
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 04:40 pm
AARP Niagara Falls Area, Chapter No. 283, will hold its annual holiday party at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
'Breakfast with Santa' at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 04:35 pm
Jingle and mingle with Santa on the weekend of Dec. 17-18 for 9 and 10:30 a.m. breakfast sittings at the Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls.
NU ranked among nation's top 10 small private 'Military Friendly Schools'
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 04:35 pm
Niagara University has been ranked among the country's top 10 small private schools for American military veterans and their families, according to comprehensive results released Thursday by Victory Media.
'Food 2 Families' to provide more than 1.1 million meals for Western New Yorkers in need
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 04:30 pm
The Food Bank of WNY will be able to provide more than 1.1 million meals to local families in need this holiday season and into the new year as a result of the 11th annual "Food 2 Families."
Renowned designer gives Memorial a holiday makeover
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 04:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical has been transformed into a winter wonderland thanks to the talents of Richard Nashwinter, a local interior designer who has donated hundreds of hours to the medical center through the years.
PHOTOS: 'The Nutcracker' onstage this weekend
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 04:10 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road.
National Fuel reminds residents to stay safe this winter
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:25 pm
As Western New York residents prepare for colder weather, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. advises homeowners to be vigilant and pay attention to outdoor gas meters, furnaces and vents throughout the winter season.
Tuscarora remembrance in Lewiston
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:25 pm
The 203rd anniversary of the Tuscarora Heroes Remembrance will be held at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston.
Erie County retains 'StormReady' designation from National Weather Service
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:20 pm
Erie County has again been recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service as being "StormReady," confirming Erie continues to meet a stringent set of storm warning reception and information dissemination criteria, enabling prompt identification of potential weather hazards as well as speeding distribution of necessary warning information.
Higgins announces approval of Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:20 pm
This week, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3381, the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act. The legislation, cosponsored by Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, had broad bipartisan support.
The Summit Federal Credit Union Wine & Chocolate Festival Comes to Buffalo
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:20 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union will sponsor the first Buffalo Wine and Chocolate Festival Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo. The festival features numerous regional wine and chocolate vendors, as well as other local businesses. Two sessions of the festival will be offered: an early session from 1-4 p.m., and a later session from 5-8 p.m.
On 75th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor, Higgins pays tribute to those who served
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:20 pm
As the nation and the world mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in solemn remembrance, Congressman Brian Higgins paid tribute to those who served in the battle, including South Buffalo's own United States Army Cpl. Earl Wickett.
Santa Land returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 04:05 pm
Erie County Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Daniel J. Rizzo, elected officials, representatives of the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, members of the Orchard Park Recreation Department and Santa Claus joined together Tuesday at the casino at Chestnut Ridge Park to announce the return of Santa Land to Chestnut Ridge.
Oakwood Cemetery Wreaths Across America
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 04:05 pm
The Oakwood Cemetery Association announces its annual Wreaths Across America remembrance ceremony and wreath sale.
Last call for volunteers at free tax prep sites
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:40 pm
Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) and the Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition are putting out one last call, seeking 15-20 volunteers to register by Dec. 13. Volunteers will undergo training in December and ultimately provide free tax preparation services in Niagara County during February and March 2017.
UB's Gardella named to EPA science advisory board
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:30 pm
Joseph A. Gardella Jr., a professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency science advisory board.
Jastrzemski urges state to provide full details of recertification plan
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:25 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski is urging state leaders and the New York State Police to implement a plan for pistol permit recertification that is "both simple and nonintrusive, and that doesn't put gun owners' rights in jeopardy."
Western New York Land Conservancy aims to restore Niagara Gorge
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:20 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has just secured almost $1 million for the new "Restore the Gorge" project. Funding comes from the Niagara River Greenway Ecological Standing Committee, and will be used to begin ecological restoration work in one of the most important natural places in the world: the Niagara Gorge.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes new additions
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara recently welcomed Richelle Swem for the position of curator of animals, and Joe Weickart for the position of director of development and marketing.
MORE PHOTOS: Celebrating Lewiston Christmas Walk
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 04:30 pm
The magic of the Christmas season descended upon the Village of Lewiston this past weekend with the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk celebrations.
Heineken brisket Burger sizzles at Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls, USA
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 04:00 pm
Now through Jan. 29, 2017, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls, is offering a new Heineken brisket burger and beer duet to heat up the winter months.
Village of Lewiston ZBA to consider Event Center variances
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 03:45 pm
The Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, to hear from residents on the advisability of granting variances to the Lewiston Event Center at 845 Cayuga St.
'Zombie Fight Project' asks for neighborhood input
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 03:35 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department, through the new "Zombie Fight Project," is identifying vacant houses held by absentee owners or stuck in bank foreclosure. NFCDD needs help from local residents.
Goo Goo Dolls donate proceeds from sales of signed instruments to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 03:35 pm
Recently, the Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik and Robby Takac visited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. The group presented a check for $22,800 from autographed guitars and drumhead sales during the 2016 "Boxes" tour.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival announces new officers, music & jazz coordinators for 2017
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 01:40 pm
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival will ring in its 16th year with new leadership at the helm: Former Artpark & Company President George Osborne has been appointed chairman of the executive board.
Niagara Falls: Tina Spencer honored by New York State Parks
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 12:15 pm
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation employee Tina Spencer has received one of the agency's highest honors: the Special Achievement Award for 2015.
Allstate: What every ATV & snowmobile rider should know before they go
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 11:40 am
Winter is the perfect time of year to take advantage of your snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, or other power sport vehicle. Allstate wants you to know that it is important to be smart and safe to get the most enjoyment out of the New York winter weather.
Guns N' Roses 'Not in This Lifetime Tour' headed to WNY
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 09:10 am
Axl Rose, Slash and Guns N' Roses will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at New Era Field (formerly Ralph Wilson Stadium) in Orchard Park. Click HERE for ticket information.
Cataract City Classic ends with a bang
Sun, Dec 4th 2016 02:20 pm
The final day of the Cataract City Classic could not have finished any better. Each game on Saturday was action-packed and close the entire way, as the biggest defeat was by 12 points. Some of the best athletes from Western New York, as well as the Rochester area, came to the "Wolvarena" at Niagara Falls High School and did not disappoint the loud and energetic fans.
Neighbors Foundation: Pancake breakfast to support Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:55 pm
Ellden's Grill & Banquet River Oaks Golf Club will host a pancake breakfast Sunday, Dec. 11, to support the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Santa Claus is coming to town
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
Christmas trees were lit Friday night in downtown Niagara Falls and in the Village of Lewiston.
Cataract Classic lives up to billing
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 02:15 pm
Day one of the Cataract City Classic at Niagara Falls High School did not disappoint.
White lights give holiday cheer
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
On Wednesday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce teamed with local volunteers to repurpose the white lights. The glowing bulbs are now artfully strung across the International Peace Garden, nestled in between the historic Frontier House and the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
Lewiston approves dedication of Wolf Run
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Board moved on approving a number of procedural items en route to dedication of the Wolf Run roadway in the French Landing subdivision at its Monday session. But not before a few questions arose.
GI Board of Education: Graham notes Trump pick for education secretary
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham sounded a cautionary alarm in reaction to President-elect Donald J. Trump's recent choice for secretary of education.
Record number of roads paved in NT this summer
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently acknowledged the efforts of NT's Department of Public Works members for a record-breaking summer of road repairs in the city.
Holiday Trunk Show set
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Project 308 Gallery will present the fifth annual Holiday Trunk Show from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the former North Tonawanda Catholic Ascension School located at 69 Keil St. in North Tonawanda.
Youngstown readies for Christmas in the Village
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Up next, it's the seventh annual Youngstown Christmas in the Village celebration, Saturday, Dec. 10. Presented by the Village of Youngstown, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association and local businesses, this community event kicks off at 10 a.m. and continues all day with a number of holiday-themed events taking place at the Red Brick School Village Center, at area businesses and throughout Youngstown.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink opens
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:35 pm
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink opened Friday, on time, thanks to herculean efforts made last month by the Town of Lewiston recreation and highway departments.