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Tuscarora Heroes Monument to be unveiled at 'Flames Through Lewiston'
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
More than 150 volunteer re-enactors of all ages and from both sides of the border will recreate the War of 1812 British attack on Lewiston during Thursday's "Flames Through Lewiston" event, which will feature the unveiling of the much-awaited Tuscarora Heroes Monument.
Iron Order Motorcycle Club donates to Eastern Niagara Hospital
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:55 pm
Members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club Lockport Chapter recently raised $1,225 to buy new equipment for Eastern Niagara Hospital's child and adolescent psychiatric services unit.
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, hosts 5th annual New Year's Eve Guitar Drop
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 09:00 am
Get ready to rock 'n' ring in the new year. On Tuesday, Dec. 31, Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, hosts the city's fifth annual New Year's Eve Guitar Drop. Fans can join Hard Rock and count down to 2014, as a 10-foot Gibson guitar, painted by local artist Rob Lynch and illuminated by Ken-Ton Electronics, is lowered off the Giacomo Hotel at midnight.
Health System Services donates to Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 08:45 am
The staff of Health System Services and their friends "adopted" 14 families and collected clothes, toys and personal items that were given to the Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center.
Artpark to welcome The Kingston Trio and Glenn Miller Orchestra
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 04:55 pm
Artpark has announced The Kingston Trio and Glenn Miller Orchestra are set to perform at the Mainstage Theater in the summer of 2014.
Stella Niagara students collect returnable bottles to fund clean water project
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:30 pm
Students at Stella Niagara Education Park spent weeks collecting returnable plastic bottles in order to raise $300 to provide clean water for people in a developing nation. Through Heifer International, SNEP is donating the funds to purchase a treadle pump that will help to irrigate fields.
Father Maher spends 13 days in Asia, eyes expansion of Niagara University's global presence
Mon, Dec 9th 2013 11:00 am
When the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was appointed as the 26th president of Niagara University, he made it an immediate priority to establish a worldwide presence for the Catholic and Vincentian institution.

His escalating frequent flyer miles indicate he is a man of action.

Christmas season in Lewiston
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 10:15 pm
The holidays are here, and the festivities have begun in the Village of Lewiston. Christmas lights are shining along Center Street, the Lewiston Family Ice Rink is open, and, on Friday, the Hennepin Park Gazebo Christmas tree was lit.
Deborah and Rocco Surace to co-chair Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 22nd annual Diamond Ball
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 06:20 pm
The Western & Central New York Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announced Deborah and Rocco Surace will serve as co-chairs for the society's 22nd annual Diamond Ball at Samuel's Grande Manor.
NYS awards $795,000 to Niagara Falls Memorial for groundbreaking outpatient mental health program
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 06:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded $795,000 in state funding for its new Wellness Connection Place, a groundbreaking coordinated care program for adult mental health patients.

The three-year award, announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is one of just 37 statewide and the only one designated for a Western New York hospital in the second phase of the competitive Vital Access/Safety Net Provider Program.

Memorial is in the process of renovating its outpatient adult mental health center to establish a one-stop, multi-service center called the Wellness Connection Center.

Dunkin' Donuts renews partnership with Marine Corps Reserves' Toys for Tots program in Western New York
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 06:00 pm
Dunkin' Donuts will show its support for one of America's most iconic holiday toy collection drives this holiday season through a second-year partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves' Toys for Tots program in Western New York.
Niagara Hospice gives thanks to Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:25 am
A record number of runners in The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon traveled safely through Lewiston thanks, in part, to Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1. Paul Beatty, race chairman of The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K, recently recognized the fire company with a thank you plaque.
Niagara Hospice and Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center collaborate
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:25 am
Niagara Hospice and Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center have announced a new collaboration that will provide a dedicated hospice unit in eastern Niagara County
Holidays with HAL
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 04:20 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston celebrated the holiday season Monday with a festive gathering at Water Street Landing.
The Spicey Pickle: Mexican restaurant coming to Village of Lewiston
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 04:05 pm
Aaron Rotella is opening The Spicey Pickle in Lewiston a little later this winter.
'Great Contraption Race' to benefit It Happened to Alexa Foundation
Sat, Nov 30th 2013 07:00 am
Living in northern Niagara County, one of neatest attributes seen in area residents is their ability to get creative.
Holiday-themed community open house comes to Niagara University Dec. 6
Fri, Nov 29th 2013 07:00 am
Santa Claus, meet Monte the Eagle.

Jolly Old St. Nick is coming to Monteagle Ridge on Friday, Dec. 6 - St. Nicholas Day, no less - for a holiday-themed community open house.

Higgins presents Silver Star to family of Richard Blasinski exactly 63 years after his brave actions
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 07:40 pm
On Nov. 27, 1950, during the Korean War, Corporal Richard J. Blasinski saved many lives. He was awarded the Silver Star, but was never formally recognized before his passing in 1991.
Niagara Falls Mayor Dyster proclaims Dec. 3 as #GivingTuesday in Cataract City
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls has proclaimed Dec. 3, 2013, as #GivingTuesday - Niagara Falls' Day of Giving. The proclamation was made by Mayor Paul Dyster Tuesday afternoon, as he was joined at City Hall by representatives from Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. and Niagara University, two local organizations taking part in the #GivingTuesday initiative.
Niagara County: Colleagues hail Bill Ross's 80th birthday
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 09:20 am
The chairman of Niagara County's Legislature turned 80 Monday - a milestone colleagues marked with cake, words of praise, and special gifts that symbolized the vigorous government figurehead's decade in office.
Mount St. Mary's earns quality designation for stroke treatment
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 09:15 am
U.S. News & World Report has listed Mount St. Mary's Hospital for successfully implementing a higher standard of care for stroke patients through the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke quality improvement program. Mount St. Mary's earned "Target Stroke Honor Roll" status.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes Dr. Bishara
Mon, Nov 25th 2013 12:10 pm
It was a full house in the conference rooms at Mount St. Mary's Hospital as family, friends and colleagues joined to salute Dr. Maryann Bishara and recognize her more than 50 years of service to the community at the hospital and health center.
Scarecrow contest winners receive NFP gift certificates
Sat, Nov 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Winners of the recent Niagara River Region Scarecrow Display are shown with their gift certificate prizes, presented by contest sponsor Niagara Frontier Publications.
Lockport WWII veteran Ed Kolek named to French Legion of Honor
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:55 pm
Lockport World War II veteran Ed Kolek was named to the French Legion of Honor during a special ceremony at the B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post No. 410. Napoleon Bonaparte instituted the award in 1802 to denote special service to France.
'Shop Small' Nov. 30 in Niagara River Region
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has been busy promoting "Small Business Saturday" with the hope of making the date the biggest local shopping day of the year. "Small Business Saturday" is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (right after "Black Friday").
Tickets now on sale for 2013 Lewiston Tour of Homes
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are now on sale for the ninth annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, at select addresses in the Lewiston area.
Houghton College first in eastern U.S. to issue student loan repayment guarantee to all new students
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 11:00 pm
Houghton College is the first and only college in the eastern U.S. to offer a loan repayment assistance program to all incoming first year students in the 2014-15 school year.
Buffalo Zoo to celebrate first birthday of polar bear cubs
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:50 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will celebrate the first birthdays of the polar bear cubs Luna and Kali with a special party. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will be free with regular zoo admission.
Niagara University honors Levesque, Catholic Health at President's Scholarship Dinner
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:40 pm
Niagara University presented awards to the fourth-longest tenured president in the institution's proud history and the second-largest hospital system in Western New York during its annual President's Scholarship Dinner at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center.
State awards $500K grant to Niagara Falls Memorial for innovative senior citizen program
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a $500,000, three-year grant from the New York State Office of Mental Health to operate a "Get Well/Stay Well" program to serve seniors residing in the Niagara community. The project will be operated in collaboration with The Dale Association, a well-known provider of mental health and elderly services in Niagara County.
Archbishop of Ethiopia tours Niagara University, receives President's Medal
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:35 pm
The Most Rev. Abune Berhaneyesus D. Souraphiel, C.M., archbishop of Ethiopia, spent most of Tuesday on the campus of Niagara University.
Home Energy Assistance Program to open Nov. 18
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:35 pm
If you need help with your heating bill, or if you know someone who does, the Home Energy Assistance Program can help. HEAP is a federally funded program that provides assistance to eligible customers to pay their home heating
bills. National Fuel customers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for assistance, as funds are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, starting Nov. 18.
'Mary Poppins' flying into Artpark next summer
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 12:50 pm
Everyone's favorite nanny is flying into town next summer. Artpark has announced its production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins" is slated for July 31- Aug. 8, 2014. Eight performances will take place in the Mainstage Theater.
Buffalo Sabres fire Reiger, Rolston; LaFontaine, Nolan return
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 11:50 am
At a press conference this morning at the First Niagara Center, Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula announced general manager Darcy Reiger and coach Ron Rolston have been fired. Former Sabres star Pat LaFontaine has been brought on as president of hockey operations. He, in turn, has brought back former coach Ted Nolan to serve as interim coach.
Gov. Cuomo: New York state to close funding gap for planned polar bear exhibit at Buffalo Zoo
Mon, Nov 11th 2013 09:20 am
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sunday that, with New York state's assistance, the Buffalo Zoo will close its current funding gap and move forward with an $18 million new entry complex and state-of-the-art habitat for polar bears and other Arctic species.
Operation Christmas Child: Buffalo area set to open collection sites for global Christmas project
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
Buffalo resident Ida Sanger remembers the day in 2006 when she heard a radio announcement explain she could make a difference in a child's life half way across the world. From that moment on, Sanger has been an unstoppable local force in spreading kindness through the giving of simple gifts. This year, she will have packed more than 1,800 shoeboxes full of gifts to needy children through Operation Christmas Child.
River Region: 'Autumn Beautiful' contest winner named
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 07:35 pm
The Dory Trading Post has announced the top winner of its first-ever "Autumn Beautiful" contest in a presentation held at the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce in Lewiston.
Wound Center of Niagara celebrates opening
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 06:40 pm
The Wound Center of Niagara celebrated its grand opening Thursday with a ribbon-cutting and open house at 620 10th St., Suite 700 - directly across the street from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. The center was developed by Memorial and RestorixHealth, one of the nation's leaders in comprehensive wound care and wound management programs.
First Niagara's building renovation shows commitment to Niagara County and efficiency initiatives
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:35 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. has announced the completion of the renovation and efficiency upgrades to its administrative center at 6950 S. Transit Road in Lockport.
NU alumna credits undergraduate training for life-saving actions
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 12:45 pm
On May 5, Samantha Elliott, while working the overnight shift as a night auditor at the Renaissance Del Monte Lodge Hotel & Spa in Pittsford, responded to the room of a guest who had suffered an apparent heart attack. Upon her arrival, she took immediate and lifesaving actions by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, until she was relieved by responding personnel.