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Town of Lewiston officials get first hand look at Tuscarora Heroes Monument model
Mon, Mar 18th 2013 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Reiter (right) and Councilman Michael Marra recently visited Susan Geissler's Youngstown studio to check on the progress of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument. The larger-than-life bronze sculptures will depict a tableau of two Tuscarora men saving a Lewiston woman and her baby during the War of 1812 British attack on Lewiston.
Friends of Niagara University Theatre hosts 'Into the Woods'-themed gala
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
On April 27, the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will host the 28th annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala, including a 4 p.m. production of "Into the Woods" at the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall.
Merrell Lane honored by 107th Airlift Wing
Thu, Mar 14th 2013 07:00 am
Merrell Lane, the chairman of the Niagara Military Affairs Council since 2005, has been awarded the New York State Conspicuous Service Medal for his service to the New York Air National Guard and the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Niagara University students eager to get to know new president
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 11:55 pm
In front of an impressive number of Niagara University faculty, staff, students and community members, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was announced as the school's 26th president at a community meeting on Wednesday.
Ceretto to Cuomo: Restore developmental disability funding
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 11:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto delivered more than 500 constituent emails to the office of Gov. Cuomo and spoke with him Wednesday asking for a full restoration of funding for developmental disability programs in this year's final budget.
Father James J. Maher, C.M., named 26th president of Niagara University
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 12:45 pm
The 26th president of Niagara University will be the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., D.Min.

The Catholic and Vincentian institution announced Maher, currently the executive vice president for mission and student services at St. John's University, would succeed the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.

NCIDA elects chairman, approves applications for assistance for seven projects
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 10:55 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors conducted its annual reorganizational meeting on Wednesday. Scott P. Kiedrowski, the clerk and treasurer and registrar of vital statistics for the City of North Tonawanda, was elected chairman. He will have time to consider his slate of officers, as well as committee chairs and members, which will be voted on at the April 17 board of directors meeting.
Sen. Maziarz: Senate approves Niagara Wine Trails expansion
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 08:15 am
State Sen. George Maziarz announced the New York State Senate unanimously approved legislation (S.1095) he sponsored to expand and rename the Niagara Wine Trail and Niagara Escarpment Wine Trail. In effect, the wine trails would be enlarged to encompass all of Orleans County and Western Monroe County, bringing more wineries than ever into the popular wine trails' network.

"The wine industry in the greater Niagara Region is growing so fast that our laws designating the various wine trails must keep up with the pace of growth," Maziarz said. "Agritourism is an important part of the regional economy and the state must act now to support it."

Michael Peca named OJHL Coach of the Year
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 08:15 am
The Ontario Junior Hockey League has announced that Michael Peca of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres was named the recipient of the 2012-13 OJHL Coach of the Year Award. Peca is a former Buffalo Sabres captain.
WNY's largest St. Patrick's Day party returns to the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 08:00 am
More than 2,500 guests will fill The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., for the 31st annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration, hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians
Artpark celebrates 40 years with anniversary gala June 1
Tue, Mar 12th 2013 03:00 pm
Artpark in Lewiston is kicking off its 40th anniversary season with a gala evening on Saturday, June 1. The celebration event will take place in the scenic Outdoor Amphitheater area overlooking the Niagara River gorge. The evening will be highlighted by entertainment and a gala dinner.
Niagara University secures Pittcon grant to bolster equipment, programs in new Golisano science center
Mon, Mar 11th 2013 10:20 pm
As the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences takes shape on the south side of campus, Niagara University faculty members continue to investigate ways to furnish the state-of-the-art facility with the latest in scientific instrumentation.
Greater Buffalo Niagara launches 'Vacation Station'
Mon, Mar 11th 2013 10:15 pm
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp., Visit Buffalo Niagara and Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism are partnering with www.TripCentral.ca to participate in a Canadian consumer based marketing and sales program now through March 31.

The overall program is being conducted and managed by TripCentral.ca, one of Canada's largest and most established Internet drive vacation distributors. Accommodations and attractions from all three counties are participating in the "Vacation Station," a live branded kiosk in Toronto's Union Station (the main transportation hub in the region and busiest building in Canada).

Memorial opens Niagara's first state-designated Health Home
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 06:40 pm
More than an office or a single site for service, the Niagara Health Home is a one-stop care management network that provides an unprecedented level of care coordination and service linkages to patients and their families.
Assembly budget proposal restores $120 million to help protect New Yorkers with developmental disabilities
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 02:55 pm
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Mental Health Committee Chair Aileen Gunther announced the Assembly's budget proposal would restore $120 million in critical funding to the state Office of People with Developmental Disabilities for services provided by nonprofit organizations that serve individuals with developmental disabilities.

The programs and services provided through non-profits under the auspices of OPWDD help improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. These programs help to develop home, personal, behavioral, recreational and social skills to ensure greater independence in their day-to-day lives. In order to ensure these services are not compromised, the Assembly proposes to restore $120 million to mitigate the governor's proposed 6 percent rate reduction to nonprofit providers.

Ceretto teams up with local highway superintendent to increase state highway funds
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 09:15 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-I-C-Lewiston, met earlier this week with James Tomkins, Grand Island highway superintendent, in the Assembly chamber. They discussed the importance of increasing state support for the region's roads and bridges.
Ceretto urges Assembly to follow State Senate's lead and legalize MMA in New York
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 08:05 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-I-C-Lewiston, ranking member on the Assembly tourism committee, is calling on the State Assembly to follow the Senate's lead and pass legislation to legalize mixed martial arts in New York.
Ross marks 200-meeting milestone
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 01:45 pm
Proud colleagues heaped praise on Niagara County Legislature Chairman William L. Ross, C-Wheatfield, Tuesday in Lockport as the long-time government head gaveled his 200th meeting as presiding officer of the Legislature to order.
Billy Idol, Joan Jett kick off 'Tuesday in the Park' at Artpark
Wed, Mar 6th 2013 03:15 pm
Rocker Billy Idol will ignite the summer concert season at Artpark on June 4, kicking off "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park." One week later, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts are slated to take the Outdoor Amphitheater stage. Tickets go on sale March 15.
Gallivan, Senate Republicans unveil 'Grown in New York'
Wed, Mar 6th 2013 08:50 am
Growing the state's agriculture industry and helping New York's family farms prosper is the goal of the "Grown in New York" plan, unveiled Tuesday at a Capitol news conference by members of the Senate's agriculture committee, as well as leaders of the New York Farm Bureau. The plan is designed to strengthen the state's $5.2 billion agriculture industry by expanding markets for New York-grown products, improving the bottom lines of family farms, and investing in the future of farming.

Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan said, "Agriculture is New York's most important industry and one of its most diverse, impacting every individual and family in the state."

Buffalo Zoo talks polar bears, funding
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 11:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the next phase of fundraising for the new polar bear exhibit, and introduced a polar bear cub to the public.
Lions celebrate 60 years of service
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 12:50 pm
The Town of Niagara Lions Club celebrated its 60th anniversary at Antonio's Banquet Hall in Niagara Falls.
Ceretto calls for repeal of SAFE Act at NY 2A Rally
Thu, Feb 28th 2013 09:45 pm
VIDEO: In front of a crowd of nearly 10,000 people in Abany, Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-I-C-Lewiston, called Thursday for the repeal of the controversial SAFE Act.
Niagara University earns silver medal at CFA Institute Research Challenge
Thu, Feb 28th 2013 09:40 pm
A four-student team from Niagara University claimed the silver medal at the CFA Investment Research Challenge, held Feb. 19 at Canisius College.
TopSpin Series: 'Carol Carreno: Fragments of a Beautiful Journey'
Tue, Feb 26th 2013 04:45 pm
The Castellani Art Museum's TopSpin Series will resume with an exhibition by Youngstown artist Carol Carreno. "Carol Carreno: Fragments of a Beautiful Journey" opens with a reception and artist talk on Sunday, March 3, from 2 until 4 p.m.
20th annual Baskets O'Plenty Auction to benefit people with developmental disabilities
Tue, Feb 26th 2013 07:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 20th annual Baskets O'Plenty Auction is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, at BPO Elks Lodge No. 346, 1805 Fashion Outlet Blvd., in the Town of Niagara.
15 Seneca Niagara team members go bald to support cancer
Mon, Feb 25th 2013 09:45 am
What began as a simple idea earlier last week blossomed into a sight to see Sunday afternoon at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. A small group of servers at The Western Door: A Seneca Steakhouse learned about "Goin' Bald for Bucks" - a fundraising program through Roswell Park Cancer Institute - and decided to take part.
Carrousel Museum introduces new program for homeschooled students
Mon, Feb 25th 2013 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is excited to offer its first annual "Home School Day," designed specifically for home-educated children and their families.
Olcott Lions 'Swim for Sight' Sunday
Mon, Feb 25th 2013 07:00 am
Dig out the bathing suits and grab your friends. The 2013 Olcott Lions Club "Swim for Sight" at Krull Park in Olcott Beach is just around the corner.
Village of Lewiston Board receives update on turbine proposal
Sat, Feb 23rd 2013 11:00 am
ECOsponsible project manager Dennis Ryan met Tuesday with Village of Lewiston trustees to update them on his company's intent to use the lower Niagara River to generate electricity through hydrokinetic turbines.
Local businesses support Niagara University student callers
Sat, Feb 23rd 2013 10:15 am
More than 40 Niagara University students worked the phones to raise almost $100,000 during the college's recent fundraising campaign.
Common ground found on Robert Moses Parkway North designs
Sat, Feb 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Three remaining Robert Moses Parkway North alternative designs are in agreement regarding the section of roadway between Main Street and Findlay Drive. (Image courtesy of the scoping report presentation.)
Niagara University advertising campaign receives national award
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 02:45 pm
Niagara University's "What's On Your Mind?" advertising campaign garnered a silver medal in a national competition of college and university marketing materials.
Chefs compete for Pastry Chef of the Year Award
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 02:45 pm
Three pastry chefs will go head-to-head in Verona next month to see who will win the title of American Culinary Federation Northeast Region Pastry Chef of the Year, sponsored by Plugrá European-Style Butter.
Niagara Hospice: 'Power of One' eases final journeys
Thu, Feb 21st 2013 04:00 pm
Niagara Hospice is looking to grow the number of volunteer services the organization provides to hospice patients. It has launched a volunteer campaign to recruit dedicated and compassionate individuals looking for fulfilling volunteer experiences that truly make a difference - qualities all hospice volunteers are known for.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce to honor businesses and individuals at annual Chamber Awards Gala
Wed, Feb 20th 2013 06:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, May 17, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Grand Island: 2013 Relay For Life 'Going for the Gold'
Tue, Feb 19th 2013 09:00 pm
The 2013 Relay For Life season began in a full sprint with a kickoff rally Wednesday.

New teams and veteran Relayers gathered at Grand Island High School to award medals for 2012 and to begin the 2013 event, which will have an Olympic theme of "Going for the Gold."

Another milestone for 'SAL' - 200th robotic surgery performed at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Mon, Feb 18th 2013 05:05 pm
Operating room staff members at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Monday celebrated the successful completion of the hospital's 200th robotic surgical procedure by "SAL" the Surgical Robot.
'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery visits with Aquarium of Niagara stars
Mon, Feb 18th 2013 10:30 am
Country music singer Scotty McCreery got up close and personal with some of the Aquarium of Niagara's biggest stars on Friday, Feb. 15. McCreery was in town for a performance at the Rapids Theater, which marked the second stop on his Weekend Road Trip tour.
Greif makes timely wheels donation to Niagara Hospice
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 09:35 pm
Greif Inc., a manufacturer of industrial packaging located in Tonawanda, recently made a timely donation to Niagara Hospice.
 


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