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Maziarz, Hawley: Funding restored for Bates Road
Fri, Jul 27th 2012 08:10 am
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, was joined Thursday by Assemblyman Steve Hawley, R-Batavia, Shelby Supervisor Merle Draper, Ridgeway Supervisor Brian Napoli and Medina Mayor Andrew Meier to announce that they were able to get the funding for the Bates Road Project restored by the New York Department of Transportation.
Fresh Air Children and host families spend day at Niagara Falls
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 09:45 am
Fresh Air children and host families enjoyed an exhilarating experience at Niagara Falls' American side. The families "soaked up the experience" on the Cave of the Winds tour.
Old Glory
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 07:00 am
Jennifer and John Cooper present an American flag to Michael Beam, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. The flag, which has 15 stars, is a reproduction of the flag in use during the War of 1812.
Grants awarded to Lewiston Council on the Arts
Wed, Jul 25th 2012 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts was recently recognized as a recipient of two grants awarded through the Arts Niagara Decentralization program.
NU students travel overseas to investigate international justice
Tue, Jul 24th 2012 11:20 am
Twelve criminal justice majors from Niagara University recently joined Assistant Professor Dr. Diana Falco on a three-week study abroad program that examined law enforcement policies in four European countries.
Yum! Fifth annual 'Buffalo's Best Pierogi' contest
Mon, Jul 23rd 2012 07:00 am
Corpus Christi Church is once again looking for Buffalo's best pierogi. This historic east side church is hosting its fifth annual "Buffalo's Best Pierogi" contest on Saturday, Aug. 18. It begins at 4:30 p.m., and is open to all amateur cooks and businesses.
Rock Camp at Artpark
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 08:10 pm
Rock Camp was held at Artpark from July 16-21. Young musicians, ages 10-14, performed hits by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Weezer and more on July 21 on the Amphitheater stage at Artpark.
'Teddy Bear Picnic': Bring a favorite (stuffed) friend to ride carrousel
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
What child could resist a trip on the carrousel with their favorite stuffed animal? Bring your best bear friend for a fun-filled afternoon of games, crafts and treats at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum.
Special Kids Picnic proves to be unique local opportunity
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
This Wednesday, 740 kids from Niagara and Erie counties came out to enjoy a spectacular picnic filled with food, fun, and games. The Grand Island Lions Club Special Kids Picnic, an annual event dedicated to offering safe, supervised activities to developmentally disabled and physically handicapped children, has become a Grand Island tradition.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Festival offers expanded tractor display and festivities
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
The eighth Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Festival, an annual festival held on Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum grounds known for its tractor shows, family festivities and rich farm history offerings, is fast approaching.
Aquarium of Niagara recipient of fundraising efforts
Fri, Jul 20th 2012 10:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is the beneficiary of $1,000 thanks to a trio of business leaders. Marketing directors presented Gay B. Molnar, director of development at the Aquarium, with a check recently.
Heart: Try to understand, it's a magic band
Fri, Jul 20th 2012 08:00 pm
An interview with Ann Wilson of Heart ahead of the band's "Tuesday in the Park" concert at Artpark.
Canal Fest is safe and fun
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:50 am
The much-needed rain showers cleared just in time Sunday afternoon for the opening ceremonies of the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. Every year, this weeklong event remains as an anticipated center point in the summers of local residents.
Niagara University adds master's and certificate programs in TESOL
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:40 am
Beginning this fall, Niagara University's College of Education will offer a new master's degree program for candidates seeking certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Santa to visit Wheatfield market
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:35 am
The Wheatfield Farmers' Market will celebrate its second annual "Christmas in July" from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25.
Niagara County health care practices continue to join HEALTHeLINK to improve quality of patient care
Wed, Jul 18th 2012 12:15 pm
More than 370 physician practices and counting are now utilizing HEALTHeLINK, Western New York's clinical information exchange, to improve the quality of patient care through better access to clinical information.
Santa Fe wins 'Best for Food'
Tue, Jul 17th 2012 05:10 pm
Santa Fe was named "Best for Food" in the 2012 Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" competition. The New Mexico town topped five other destinations - including Lewiston - to take the title. The official announcement was made Tuesday afternoon as part of the Destination Marketing Association International annual convention in Seattle.
Memorial Medical Center, NACC to hold Saturday summer fun doubleheader
Tue, Jul 17th 2012 07:00 am
The emphasis will be on holistic health, community gardening and good old-fashioned fun Saturday, July 21, when Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center host summer festivals at two downtown locations.
Contribution of $18.12 kicks off campaign in a big way
Tue, Jul 17th 2012 07:00 am
When Chris Castellani learned HAL was launching an $18.12 campaign to help fuel the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights and the War of 1812, he stepped up to the plate in a huge way.
Frontier House not forgotten
Mon, Jul 16th 2012 07:00 am
What if the Village of Lewiston had its own version of the famous Pearl Street Grill & Brewery smack dab in the middle of Center Street? That's one proposal under consideration for the long-vacant Frontier House.
Dog rescued at Niagara Falls
Fri, Jul 13th 2012 08:40 pm
On Friday, Dr. Gino Sementa, a veterinarian from Rochester, was visiting Three Sisters Island at Niagara Falls State Park when he observed a white dog on "Little Brother Island," which is just down stream from Three Sisters Island.
KeyCorp completes acquisition of HSBC branches in upstate New York
Fri, Jul 13th 2012 08:25 pm
KeyBank has completed its acquisition of 37 retail banking branches owned by HSBC Bank NA in Buffalo and Rochester.
Ducks are ready to swim Erie Canal to help hungry and homeless
Thu, Jul 12th 2012 09:20 am
Community Missions and Canal Fest of the Tonawandas are partnering again this year to help the homeless and hungry through the 2012 annual Duck Race. The ducks will swim and race on Saturday, July 21, at 3 p.m. in the canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.

The Duck Race will have yellow, pink and blue ducks racing down the Erie Canal; 2,000 ducks up for adoption at $5 each. Buyers can purchase individual ducks or they can choose to purchase a "Quack Pack" for $25, in which they will receive six adopted duck racers.

Hochul: House passes legislation to assist veterans
Tue, Jul 10th 2012 09:05 am
Monday evening, Rep. Kathy Hochul, NY-26, supported the passage of two bills that will help veterans transition back into civilian life: the Veteran Skills to Jobs Act and the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2012.
Open house at ABC Preschool
Tue, Jul 10th 2012 09:00 am
ABC Preschool is hosting an open house for parents of prospective 3 and 4 year olds from 6:30 until 8 p.m. on Aug. 21.
Have a funny, zany or unbelievable pet video? Enter NFP's new Web contest and win
Tue, Jul 10th 2012 08:55 am
From squirrels on Jet Skis to talking dogs and playful cats, we all love watching our pets perform for the camera. And now, your best video snapshots can win you a $25 gift certificate to Furry Friends Too Pet Foods & Supplies.
'E-Scrap 4 Camp': Sunnking raises $10,000 to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 02:05 pm
The 2012 results are in, and the total net weight of recycled electronics increased 26.9 percent to 318,541 pounds, resulting in $10,000 donated by Sunnking for future programs at Camp Good Days.
Artpark: Andrew Bird concert moved to Babeville
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 02:05 pm
The Andrew Bird concert scheduled for Monday, July 16, at Artpark has been moved. The general admission show now will begin at 7 p.m. at Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.
Huey Lewis at Artpark
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 09:45 am
Huey Lewis & The News performed July 3 as part of "Tuesday in the Park" at Artpark. Watch a video of the show.
TCM remembers actor Andy Griffith
Tue, Jul 3rd 2012 12:25 pm
Film tribute on Wednesday, July 18, to include performances in such films as "A Face in the Crowd" (1957), "No Time for Sergeants" (1958), "Hearts of the West" (1975) and "Onionhead" (1958)
Village of Lewiston: Dennis Brochey, Nicholas Conde sworn-in
Tue, Jul 3rd 2012 09:50 am
Dennis Brochey and Nicholas Conde took the oath of office Monday in the Village of Lewiston. The two men join Mayor Terry Collesano and trustees Bruce Sutherland and Vic Eydt on the Village Board.
Friends of the Lewiston Library raffle winner
Tue, Jul 3rd 2012 07:00 am
Lou Ann Zoda won the Friends of the Lewiston Public Library GardenFest raffle.
'Paddles Up' coming up
Mon, Jul 2nd 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announces the seventh annual "Paddles Up Niagara" will take place along the southeastern shores of Grand Island on Saturday, July 28.
A festive Fourth in Niagara County
Sat, Jun 30th 2012 07:05 am
Niagara County residents can anticipate celebrating the Fourth of July week with a bang! Many special events in the region will honor Independence Day.
Welcome to Emerald Grove
Fri, Jun 29th 2012 08:40 pm
Artpark invites all art and nature lovers, families, and dreamers to the newest park addition: "Emerald Grove," a whimsical interactive art installation geared toward children and nature lovers.
A sign for the times
Fri, Jun 29th 2012 07:00 am
Joe and Laurie Lettieri refer to it as "Jordan's sign."

The big yellow "Child With Autism Area" sign stands at the entrance to Lakewood Drive in the Ashwood subdivision off Schultz Road.

Celebrating 200 years in the Town of Niagara
Fri, Jun 29th 2012 07:00 am
The highlight of the Town of Niagara's bicentennial celebration arrives this weekend with a parade on Military Road followed by two days of activities at Veterans Memorial Park on Lockport Road.
Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary installs new officers
Thu, Jun 28th 2012 03:45 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently installed its slate of officers and directors for 2012-13.
Mount St. Mary's maternity department earns national recognition
Thu, Jun 28th 2012 07:00 am
The maternity department of the Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital has been rated in the top 10 percent for excellent services by a nationwide ratings agency.
Freshman legislator secures funding for Wheatfield summer events
Tue, Jun 26th 2012 04:25 pm
A freshman lawmaker has secured key funding for events in her hometown this summer - including a popular farmers market that will bring fresh produce and baked goods to local residents on a weekly basis.

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