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'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.
Bingo and M&Ms
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 08:10 am
What do bingo, candy and a pharmacy have in common?

Not much, unless they are in the hands of Christopher Sauls, pharmacist at Summit Park Pharmacy in Wheatfield, as he works his audience of senior citizens.

Ceretto: We need a real discussion of how to prevent gun violence in our communities
Thu, Feb 14th 2013 09:00 am
In an effort to improve upon what he called failings in the SAFE Act, and to reduce violent crimes in the communities, Assemblymen John Ceretto joined several of his colleagues Wednesday at a forum to discuss the issues of mental health, school safety, gun violence and general public safety.
3rd annual 'E-Scrap 4 Camp' electronics recycling fundraiser to benefit Camp Good Days
Wed, Feb 13th 2013 07:00 am
Sunnking Inc., in partnership with Camp Good Days, has created a program titled "E-Scrap 4 Camp," which facilitates recycling old electronics from participating locations to generate funds for Camp Good Days and Special Times. 2013 marks the third year for the program - and the first time that fundraising efforts will be expanded to allow participation from Rochester-area businesses and organizations.
'Tuscarora Heroes' commemorative coin released
Tue, Feb 12th 2013 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston announces the availability of a just-minted "Tuscarora Heroes" commemorative coin.
Field & Fork reconnects with farm and food
Tue, Feb 12th 2013 07:00 am
On Feb. 24 and 25, the Field & Fork Network will host its biennial "Connections Conference" (formerly the Farmer-Chef Conference) at the new, state-of-the art Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Robert Moses Parkway North draft scoping report ready for review
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 12:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that the draft scoping report for the Robert Moses Parkway North/Niagara Gorge Corridor project will be available for the public to review beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 20, with a public open house. The open house will take place from 3 until 7 p.m. in the Cataract Room at the Conference Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.

The format of the open house will allow the public to review the alternatives derived from the scoping process and to have questions answered by the consultants. Members of the public can also leave written comments. The plan covers the area of the Robert Moses Parkway from Main Street in the City of Niagara Falls to the Village of Lewiston.

Niagara USA Chamber announces 2013 Gala honorees; Nik Wallenda to headline annual event
Fri, Feb 8th 2013 09:55 pm
On Friday, the Niagara USA Chamber announced its award winners for the Chamber Honors Gala on March 22. Honorees include Nik Wallenda, the Rev. Joseph Levesque, Dr. James Klyczek, Certo Brothers and Timothy Mulvey of Mulvey Construction. Wallenda will also serve as keynote speaker for the event.
Rescued Poms finding new homes
Thu, Feb 7th 2013 01:10 pm
Some of the 64 Pomeranians rescued from squalid conditions in Lockport over the weekend started leaving the SPCA of Niagara for new homes Wednesday.
Artpark casting for 'The Sound of Music'
Thu, Feb 7th 2013 01:00 pm
Artpark & Company Inc. announces auditions for its upcoming Mainstage production "Sound of Music," which will start rehearsals June 24 and run until July 19. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Niagara University Annex (in the Valu Home Center plaza on Porter Road, Niagara Falls).
Niagara University students, alumni score big on 'Super Sunday'
Wed, Feb 6th 2013 01:35 pm
The Baltimore Ravens weren't the only winners on Super Bowl Sunday.
2013 Buffalo Bills Boat Show at Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse
Wed, Feb 6th 2013 07:00 am
The Marine Trades Association of WNY announces the 2013 Buffalo Bills Boat Show will be held at The Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse. Buffalo's premier boat dealers will present brand-new product from cruisers and pontoon boats to wakeboarding and fishing boats, personal watercraft and much more.
Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors inaugurates 2013 president, new directors and officers
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 07:00 am
PHOTOS: Louis C. Vinci was recently named 2013 president of the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors at a ceremony held inside Salvatore's Italian Garden's.
Ceretto pledges support for region's wine industry
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 04:20 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto signed the New York State Legislative Wine Pledge Monday in support of the region's expanding wine and grape industry. The pledge requires Ceretto to serve New York state wine and grape products at events sanctioned by his legislative office or campaign organization.
Quilts on display
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 09:05 am
Throughout the month of February, Shoppe On Main will display different quilts created by quilters who got their start at "Martha's Cupboard," the original quilt store in Newfane. Martha Ferguson, along with several other area women, taught the art of hand quilting in the store.
Memorial Medical Center wears red for women's heart health
Sat, Feb 2nd 2013 07:00 am
Members of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center team gathered at the hospital's main entrance Friday to show their support for the 10th annual National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day, an event dedicated to raising awareness and funds to battle heart disease in women.
Lewiston Council on the Arts launches 'Lewiston Discovery Series' Feb. 20
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has announced the "Lewiston Discovery Series," a new program for curious minds. The aim of the series is to share the "art of" an interesting mix of creative cultural topics. The series will be presented every other month beginning in February at the Historic Opera Hall, 732 Center St.

The programs will begin at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered. No advance registration is required. A suggested $5 donation will benefit the LCA and the Opera Hall restoration fund.

Slapstick laughs at Northgate Health Care Facility
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:00 am
Ever wonder what it would be like to smack somebody with a pie like in the old slapstick comedies?
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission elects officers for 2013
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:00 am
At its annual general meeting, the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, the binational entity that owns and operates the Rainbow, Whirlpool Rapids and Lewiston-Queenston bridges between Canada and the U.S., elected its slate of officers for 2013.
Ceretto honors Lewiston firefighter on a job well done
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 05:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, Congressman Chris Collins and State Sen. George Maziarz attended the Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. installation dinner last weekend.
New Directions elects officers, names board members
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 02:10 pm
The New Directions Youth and Family Services board of trustees recently held its annual meeting to elect its officers for 2013.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducts series of events to celebrate 'Heart Month' in February
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 07:05 am
A community education program by one of Niagara's leading cardiologists, a free community lipid panel screening, promotion of the "Go Red For Women" awareness campaign of the American Heart Association, and a hospital-wide information event are just some of the activities Mount St. Mary's Hospital is offering as part of "Heart Month" in February.
St. Stephen School Mission Club support Kairos project
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 07:00 am
Members of St. Stephen School Mission Club lovingly decorated special placemats to be given to incarcerated men and women, through the Kairos prison ministry.
Village of Lewiston: Grease traps becoming a sticky situation
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 12:00 pm
The issue of grease trap maintenance, or lack thereof, is once again rising to the surface in the Village of Lewiston.
New Chamber of Commerce sign installed
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 08:55 am
Jennifer Pauly, president of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, and chamber employees Suzanne Raby and Linda Antonucci braved the snow and cold weather Thursday to show off this brand new sign.
'Hard Rock Rising' gives Niagara Falls bands a chance at stardom through global competition
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 04:00 pm
Hard Rock International continues its commitment to emerging musicians of tomorrow with this year's "Hard Rock Rising," the most far-reaching battle of the bands competition in the world.
LaSalle Yacht Club installs officers for 2013
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 01:10 pm
A sign that spring and a new boating season is not far away is the annual installation of officers of the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' returns in February
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 07:00 am
Dr. Glenda R. Rose and Dr. Thomas G. Barba, of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston, announce they will be sponsoring the 23rd annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their patients.
Giving the gift of life
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
David Woodley Sr., a longtime Lewiston resident, is shown with nurse Brittany Harris donating blood this week at a Red Cross blood drive at First Presbyterian Church in the village. On Wednesday, Woodley started his 21st gallon.
Mount St. Mary's primary care sites earn designations as Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Tue, Jan 15th 2013 04:05 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has acknowledged that both its neighborhood health center and on-campus primary care medical services have earned the prestigious designation as Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee on Quality Assurance. Both facilities earned Level 3 designation, the highest level that can be achieved.
Niagara Cerebral Palsy promotes John Reardon to executive director and CEO
Mon, Jan 14th 2013 11:25 am
Niagara Cerebral Palsy, a non-profit agency providing high-quality care to children and adults with developmental disabilities, has announced that John J. M. Reardon was promoted to executive director and CEO. The agency also announced that Salvatore M. Passanese, Ph.D., has been elected president of the board of directors.
Lewiston Cocktail Festival to debut March 2
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:20 pm
Lewiston just can't quench its thirst for history.

The first Lewiston Cocktail Festival will take place on Saturday, March 2.

DEC extends comment period on CWM's draft permit renewal application
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:15 pm
New York's Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week it has extended the public comment period for a draft permit renewal application on file from CWM Chemical Services LLC to 60 days, and will now close comments on March 29.

CWM, a Waste Management company, currently owns and operates a commercial facility for the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous and industrial non-hazardous wastes on an approximately 710-acre site on Balmer Road in the Town of Porter.

NCCC announces Tech Wars 2013 winners
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:35 am
Niagara County Community College hosted more than 800 students from 22 Western New York school districts at Tech Wars 2013 on Wednesday. Competitions ranged from RC Heavyweight Sumo Robotics to 3D Modeling and CO2 Car Races.
New York: Cuomo outlines bold agenda for 2013
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 11:00 pm
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2013 State of the State Address Wednesday, outlining a comprehensive agenda that builds on the progress of the past two years to attract good jobs and economic growth, create a world-class education system that prepares the next generation for the future, maintain fiscal integrity and discipline, and continue to restore New York as the progressive capital of the nation.

"New York is on its way, coming back stronger than ever before, rising to meet some of the biggest challenges in our history, remaining as a progressive beacon of light to the rest of the nation, and standing out as a model of effective government," Cuomo said.

Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approves applications for assistance from Covanta Niagara, 210 Walnut Street
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 12:20 pm
On Wednesday, the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors approved applications for assistance the agency received at its December board meeting from Covanta Niagara L.P. and 210 Walnut Street for two major economic development projects in the cities of Niagara Falls and Lockport, respectively. Both projects, combined, will result in approximately $50 million of investments in Niagara County, while creating 123 new jobs and hundreds of temporary construction jobs.
Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center receives donation
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 12:15 pm
Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center recently accepted a donation of $2,000 from BMP America Inc. of Medina. The funds will be used to assist those in need who visit the health center at 3101 Ninth St., in Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Bills: Fred Jackson and Thurman Thomas react to new coach Doug Marrone
Tue, Jan 8th 2013 03:10 pm
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson reacted to the news that Doug Marrone was named the 16th coach of the Buffalo Bills on his WBBZ-TV show Monday night. Jackson told co-host Bob Koshinski, "It was great just how excited he is to do this. He wants to turn this thing around."
Junior Purple Eagles award Gary Hill Memorial scholarship winners
Tue, Jan 8th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Gary Hill Memorial Scholarship committee has announced Alexander Ahne, Dylan Gagnon, Richard Minicucci and Sarah Stanczyk as the 2012 scholarship recipients.
 


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