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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.
Week at the museum: A new all-day art camp for teens at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
Tue, Jun 26th 2012 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is offering a brand new art camp for teens ages 12-15 during the week of July 16 to 20.
Office for the Aging helps seniors' four-legged friends
Mon, Jun 25th 2012 11:50 pm
The four-legged friends of Niagara County's older adults have a lot to wag about thanks to a new program being administered by the county's Office for the Aging.
Q-and-A with the 'Road Bros'
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:05 am
Travel judges Mike Shubic and Brian Cox, better known as the "Road Bros," visited Lewiston this week to see if the 30-restaurant-village has what it takes to become "Best for Food" in the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" contest.
Dunkin' Donuts donates nearly $113,000 to Muscular Dystrophy Association
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 10:10 pm
Dunkin' Donuts announces the results of a 10-day collection campaign across New York to support the fight against muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by presenting the MDA with a donation of $112,867.
Local strawberries at market
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 05:00 pm
The Wheatfield Farmers Market now is open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in the parking lot outside Town Hall.
Summer begins
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 09:00 am
The Start of Summer Street Dance in Youngstown Thursday saw a large crowd come out to eat, drink, dance, play with beach balls and visit with friends on a warm summer evening.
Carmen Granto named chairman of the board of Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Wed, Jun 20th 2012 02:45 pm
Carmen A. Granto of Niagara Falls has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center. Granto, the retired superintendent of schools of the Niagara Falls School District, replaces Sr. Margaret Tuley, DC, who has served as board chair since 2003.
Connect with us and meet Foreigner
Wed, Jun 20th 2012 01:00 pm
Foreigner headlines the June 26 "Tuesday in the Park" concert series at Artpark, and Niagara Frontier Publications is giving you a chance to meet the band.
Lewiston 'Best For Food': Meet the 'Road Bros'
Mon, Jun 18th 2012 11:20 am
Judges coming to Lewiston for national contest; Travel Channel will be in Lewiston accompanying judges; public reception scheduled for Wednesday at The Silo Restaurant. Watch the preview video.

Lewiston is finalist in USA Today/Rand McNally "Best for Food" contest.

Artpark 2012: Touring is old hat for Kansas
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 01:40 am
Plain and simple, Kansas guitarist Rich Williams says, "I love what we do."

Even after five decades of touring, recording, signing autographs, taking pictures and dealing with record labels in what most people consider the worst industry on God's green earth, Williams wouldn't want to be doing anything else.

Wallenda wins
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 12:55 am
Friday night, with the eyes of the world watching, daredevil Nik Wallenda successfully walked a high wire across Niagara Falls. Wallenda began his trek from Niagara Falls, N.Y., at about 10:15 p.m., and finished about 10:45 p.m. in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Seventh annual Lewiston GardenFest is set for June 23, 24
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 12:50 am
Take the historic Village of Lewiston, add a love of gardening, and you have the seventh annual Lewiston GardenFest, sponsored by the Lewiston Garden Club.
Skating for a Cure
Fri, Jun 15th 2012 07:00 am
Wheatfield resident Donald Lauer will be up early Sunday in order to coach a 7 a.m. hockey game at the Northtown Center at Amherst.